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Five communities, three non-profits selected to participate in Massachusetts state solar programs

Daily Energy Insider 4/25/17: Five communities, three non-profits selected to participate in Massachusetts state solar programs. As part of the most recent Earth Week celebrations, the Massachusetts Clean Energy Center (MassCEC) and the Department of Energy Resources (DOER) selected five communities and three nonprofit organizations to participate in a pair of state-run solar energy programs. Lincoln-Sudbury-Wayland, Newburyport, and Winthrop were chosen for Solarize Mass, a community-based solar group purchasing program that can deliver savings of up to 21 percent on solar costs compared to the statewide average to residents and local businesses.

Stephen Winthrop, Who Has ALS, Elected Chair of ALS Association Board of Trustees

ALS Association Blog 4/21/17: Stephen Winthrop, Who Has ALS, Elected Chair of ALS Association Board of Trustees. The ALS Association today announced the election of Stephen Winthrop as Chair of The ALS Association Board of Trustees. Stephen was diagnosed with ALS in 2013 and joined the Board in 2015. He replaces Doug Butcher, who will remain a member of the Board.

Wayland once again named a Best Community for Music

For the 8th year in a row, Wayland was selected as a “Best Community for Music” by NAMM Foundation. Wayland was one of 15 school districts in Massachusetts, and 527 selected nationwide.

Exit stage left: Wayland Drama director to retire

Wayland Town Crier 4/24/17: Exit stage left: Wayland Drama director to retire. he end of any Wayland High School theater production is sad for Richard Weingartner. He may be saying goodbye to seniors, or just realizing the same cast won’t grace the stage again. “You’re always saying ‘goodbye’ at some level to that group of actors,” said Weingartner, who has worked at the school for about three decades and is the drama director.

Discrimination: Anti-semitism, Islamophobia, Racism: What can be done to foster understanding of “the other” and why that understanding is crucial to a democratic society, Thursday, April 27

The Weston-Wayland Interfaith Action Group and The Weston PTO Presents the 2017 Peg Kerwin Lecture: Discrimination: Anti-semitism, Islamophobia, Racism: What can be done to foster understanding of “the other” and why that understanding is crucial to a democratic society.

Panel Members:

  • Andrew Tarsy, former Executive Director of the Anti-Defamation League of New England and a former Trial Attorney with the Civil Rights Division at the U.S. Department of Justice. He chairs the Racial Justice Initiative at Temple Israel of Boston.
  • Dr. John Robbins, Executive Director of The Council on American-Islamic Relations, Massachusetts (CAIR). He sits on the board of directors of Cooperative Metropolitan Ministries, the greater Boston area’s oldest interfaith social justice network.
  • Reverend Liz Walker, Minister at Roxbury Presbyterian Church, award-winning journalist and activist for community healing and cross-cultural and interfaith dialogue, is a powerful voice of healing and hope.
  • Diane Moore, Director of the Religious Literacy Project at Harvard University, and a senior scholar at The Center for the Study of World Religions. She works to defuse the cultural tinderbox of hate speech, Islamophobia, and discrimination that is increasing in our society.

Thursday, April 27, 2017
The Weston Community Center
20 Alphabet Lane, Weston
refreshments 7:00 pm
program 7:30 – 9:30 pm

Wayland resident earns award for outstanding citizenship

Boston Globe 4/20/17: Wayland resident earns award for outstanding citizenship. The Wayland Public Ceremonies Committee has named Anne Becker, leader of the Wayland chapter of the Neighbor Brigade, as the recipient of the 2017 Lydia Maria Child Award for outstanding citizenship.

Judge sides with Wayland over Glezen Lane/Rte. 27 turning restrictions

Wayland Town Crier 4/21/17: Judge sides with Wayland over Glezen Lane/Rte. 27 turning restrictions. A superior court judge has sided with the town in a disagreement with several residents over how the Glezen Lane/Rte. 27 intersection is configured.

In a March 27 decision, Justice Helene Kazanjian found that permanently restricting certain turns at the intersection would make the town less safe. The town does not have to follow a section of an agreement with a group of residents pertaining to prohibiting traffic from turning left from Glezen Lane onto Rte. 27 or right from Rte. 27 onto Glezen Lane, she wrote.

[Note: That ruling is online here: 2017 April Glezen Ruling]