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Sudbury-Wayland-Lincoln Domestic Violence Roundtable

Sudbury-Wayland-Lincoln Domestic Violence Roundtable is an all-volunteer nonprofit organization of men and women incorporated in 1999. The goal of the Roundtable is to raise awareness about the issue of domestic violence through community education and networking and to improve the coordination between public and private services for victims and families touched by domestic violence.

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Later school start time debate continues in Wayland

Wayland Town Crier 7/11/18: Later school start time debate continues in Wayland. After years of discussion about a later start time at the middle and high school, the School Committee is focused on two possible schedules. However, they’re not “ideal”, according to committee Chairwoman Jeanne Downs. The committee narrowed four possible start-time schedules down to two at its Monday night meeting. Both call for an 8:30 a.m. start time at the middle and high school to begin in fall 2019. That’s an hour later than the current start time. The goal is to give students more sleep, which could translate into improved physical and emotional health.

Wayland Police collecting unwanted guns from residents

The Wayland Police posted the following on their Facebook Page:

The Wayland Police Will Collect Unwanted Guns from Residents.

The Wayland Police Department would like to help Wayland residents remove unwanted guns from their homes.
If you contact the Wayland Police we will advise you on how you can legally transfer your unwanted firearms to a firearms dealer, or we will come to your home and safely remove all unwanted firearms from your home.

Many people have guns in their homes that they simply don’t want anymore. We would like to help residents remove all unwanted guns from homes so that they don’t end up in the wrong hands.

Suicide is a growing public health concern. Approximately 60 percent of gun deaths in this country are suicides. Our goal is to save lives and increase public safety.

Several years ago the Wayland Police started collecting unwanted and expired prescription drugs. This program has been a great success. We believe that removing unwanted guns from homes will make Wayland safer.

Wayland Police 508-358-4721

If a resident would like to sell a gun for cash, they can find these services on the internet, some companies that offer cash for guns are:

  • The Gun Parlor – Worcester, MA, 508-982-0722
  • Bay State Gun Buyers W.Boylston,MA,  508-835-5400
  • New England Ballistic Services Hopedale, MA.  508-381-0230
  • gfaArmsTec.com – 47 Summer Street Natick, MA,  508-314-3094
  • The Wayland Police is also willing to remove any gun from any home. (Including BB guns and other unwanted weapons).

M.G.L. Section 129C: Application of Sec. 129B; ownership or possession of firearms or ammunition; transfers; report to commissioner; exemptions; exhibiting license to carry, etc. on demand

Section 129C. No person, other than a licensed dealer or one who has been issued a license to carry a pistol or revolver or an exempt person as hereinafter described, shall own or possess any firearm, rifle, shotgun or ammunition unless he has been issued a firearm identification card by the licensing authority pursuant to the provisions of section one hundred and twenty-nine B.

The provisions of this section shall not apply to the following exempted persons and uses:
(c) To a person voluntarily surrendering a firearm, rifle or shotgun and ammunition therefor to a licensing authority, the colonel of the state police or his designee if prior written notice has been given by said person to the licensing authority or the colonel of the state police, stating the place and approximate time of said surrender;

Wayland selects new Town Administrator

Wayland Town Crier 7/10/18: Wayland selects new Town Administrator. Selectmen chose a new town administrator, but a contract hasn’t been signed. The board Monday unanimously selected Louise Miller, current budget manager at the Massachusetts Water Resources Authority, to fill the slot of outgoing Town Administrator Nan Balmer.

Three finalists for Wayland town administrator

Wayland Town Crier 7/6/18: Three finalists for Wayland town administrator. Three finalists are in line to become the next town administrator, and a selection could be made Monday. Selectmen will interview Louise Miller, Andrew Scribner-MacLean and Graham Waters during Monday’s board meeting.

Wayland boy’s medal detector finds lost wedding ring

Metrowest Dailyt News 7/5/18: Wayland boy’s medal detector finds lost wedding ring. Miracles can happen, if you have a metal detector. Eleven-year-old Enious Taggart of Wayland owns one to the great joy of a Beverly woman who lost her diamond wedding ring on a Maine beach.

Wayland students help school library in Vietnam

Wayland Town Crier 6/29/18: Wayland students help school library in Vietnam. In its continuing commitment to education around the globe, Wayland Middle School donated $3,000 to Room to Read earlier this school year. This donation fulfilled the school’s commitment to raising more than $7,000 to fund a school library in Vietnam. The library is located in Ha Tinh, a province located about 200 miles south of Hanoi. Room to Read is a global organization seeking to transform the lives of millions of children in the developing world by focusing on literacy and gender equality in education.

Wayland beaches reopen after closing due to E. coli levels

Local Beaches Reopen After High Bacteria Levels, E. Coli Scare.

Wayland Town Crier 6/27/18: E. coli forces beaches in Framingham, Holliston, Wayland, to close. Beaches in Framingham, Holliston and Wayland are closed on the eve of a predicted heatwave after testing positive for E.coli bacteria. In Wayland, Julia Junghanns, director of public health, said she was surprised that samples from Wayland Town Beach and Dudley Pond were outside state limits so early in the beach season. She said both beaches tested at 320 CFU on Monday. New samples have been sent to the state to be checked.