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History Corner: George Washington Did Sleep Here

Last week, the Owl received the Needham History Center’s periodic newsletter and was sucked in by the fabulous title “Oops- Corrections! George Washington Never Slept Here.” If you have not signed up for NHC’s newsletter, do it right now–Gloria Greis is one heckuva writer and storyteller and you will immediately get sucked into the story about how George enjoyed halcyon

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Things That Make You Say “Hunh?”: MBTA Communities

Yesterday, the Owl attended a webinar hosted by the Massachusetts Secretary of Housing and Community Development, Michael Kennealy [note: a previous version of this story misspelled Mr. Kennealy’s name– apologies]. The subject was the January 2021 state law (Section 3A of MGL c. 40A) that “requires that an MBTA community shall have at least one zoning district of reasonable size

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Slavery in Colonial Sudbury and Weston: An Owl Pellet

On November 18, the Weston Historical Society held an evening zoom program with Jane Sciacca, local historian and long-time resident of Wayland (which was once a part of Sudbury, in case you didn’t know), about the history of slavery in Sudbury and Weston. While Ms. Sciacca’s specialty has been Sudbury and Wayland, she explained that there were many similarities between

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