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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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Wayland police chief: Car break-in spree likely connected

Metrowest Daily News 1/20/18: Wayland police chief: Car break-in spree likely connected. Someone broke into several cars at a Boston Post Road restaurant on Monday, and police said they think it is connected to several other MetroWest vehicle break-ins in the last week.

The Dudley Chateau in Wayland can again serve alcohol

Wayland Town Crier 1/16/18: The Dudley Chateau in Wayland can again serve alcohol. The Dudley Chateau can again serve alcohol. The Crest Road restaurant has received necessary state and local approvals for its new liquor license. The restaurant had been operating on a liquor license that listed former owner Dennis Sullivan. But, that license expired at the end of 2017 and could not be renewed because of ongoing litigation between Sullivan and Ken and Mandy Phillips, who bought the business in 2012, according to town and court documents.

Wayland: Traffic consultant recommends Claypit Hill School improvements

Wayland Town Crier 1/17/18: Wayland: Traffic consultant recommends Claypit Hill School improvements. A traffic consultant is offering recommendations on how to improve the system of dropping off and picking up students at Claypit Hill School. The new report from TEC comes almost three months after a car struck a Wayland woman who was walking the toward the school to pick up children.

Newsletter updates from the Conservation Commission and Fire Department

The following are the January 2018 newsletters from the Fire Department and the Conservation Commission:

 

 

The new student information system: what’s in it now, and what’s coming

Wayland School Committee 1/10/18: The new student information system: what’s in it now, and what’s coming. This year the Schools have implemented a new Student Information System called eSchoolPlus. Hopefully, by now, school families have been able to register and login and have become familiar with the system. With our first report cards and progress reports distributed, this is the time to make sure you know what eSchoolPlus is about, and what to expect in the months and years to come.

More research needed into changing Wayland school start times

Wayland Town Crier 1/12/18: More research needed into changing Wayland school start times. Officials are hitting the pause button on changing school start times to further study the topic. Superintendent Arthur Unobskey had recommended making a change for next school year as he sought to help adolescents get more sleep.

Press Release on weekend flooding conditions and your help clearing street drains in your neighborhood

The following press release from Wayland Emergency Management, DPW and Wayland Police on Heavy Rain, Potential Flooding, Freezing Conditions was posted on the Wayland Police Department Facebook page

The National Weather Service has forecasted a multi-impact rain event Friday into Saturday. Heavy rain is expected Friday afternoon and evening and continuing into Saturday morning. Storm total rainfall amounts of 2 to 3 inches are expected. Heavy rain combined with rapid snowmelt will result in the possibility of some river and stream flooding along with the potential for isolated ice jam flooding on rivers. The heavy rainfall combined with snow-clogged storm drains may also result in significant street flooding and flooding of low-lying/poor drainage areas.

The heavy rain and associated flooding have the potential to impact the Friday evening commute. Strong 45-55 mph wind gusts late Friday into early Saturday could lead to a few downed limbs or small trees; isolated power outages are possible. As the heavier rain ends Saturday morning, temperatures will begin to drop, potentially resulting in flash-freezing. As the temperatures fall across the region, black ice may develop and any ice jams on rivers may freeze Saturday night and Sunday. This may cause hazardous travel conditions as well as extended river flooding. Do not attempt to drive through any deep water.

The Wayland DPW has been working diligently to clear catch basins to mitigate stormwater. If there is severe flooding, the DPW has several high capacity pumps on standby to help move excess water. They will be checking on the low lying areas that are known to flood.

Residents are urged to check on street drains in their neighborhoods and help keep them clear of ice snow and debris before, during, and after the storm. Residents should also make sure that their gutters and downspouts are clear to help move water away from their homes. Residents that are planning to go away over the weekend should have a friend or neighbor check on the homes.

If you lose power call Eversource at 800-592-2000. Do not call 911 or the Wayland Public Safety Dispatcher Center to report power outages.
Never touch or attempt to move a downed wire. Please report downed wires to the Police or Fire department; they will secure the area and make the proper notifications.

The storm is supposed to end with freezing rain and a drop in temperatures. The DPW is prepared to treat the roads. Drivers should use extreme caution as black ice in roads, driveways, parking lots and walkways is inevitable.