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Wayland Board Votes To Resolve Abatement Cases With Verizon

Wayland Town Crier 6/18/17: Wayland Board Votes To Resolve Abatement Cases With Verizon. With resolution of pending Appellate Tax Board Cases with Verizon New England and 400 Boston Road, the Wayland Board of Assessors voted at its Monday evening meeting to release $508,000 from the overlay account, according to a recent announcement.

Alert from Wayland Police: Black Bear sighted in Stonebridge Rd area

A Black Bear has been seen in the Stonebridge Road area. We ask that you stay away from the bear and please do not feed the bear. The Massachusetts Environmental Police are aware of the situation and are working with the Wayland Police on this matter.

For Wayland, volleyball’s a day at the beach

Boston Globe 6/16/17: For Wayland, volleyball’s a day at the beach. When the Wayland High boys’ volleyball squad plays, it’s a bit tough at first to pick out coach Rod Fletcher. In his seventh — and now final — year of coaching, he’s dressed casually, from a pair of brown top-siders to plaid shorts to a long-sleeved shirt reading “Wayland Volleyball” that he throws on moments before the game.

Brigham surgeon keeps Guard flyers fit

Wayland Town Crier 6/17/17: Brigham surgeon keeps Guard flyers fit. For three months this past winter, one of the top hospitals in the country was missing its director of transplant administration. But Wayland resident Dr. Phillip Camp Jr. had a good excuse.

National Merit Scholarship Winner From Wayland

Wayland Patch 6/12/17: National Merit Scholarship Winner From Wayland. One Wayland student has been awarded a National Merit Scholarship in this latest round of winners, according to an announcement by the parent organization. The National Merit Scholarship Corporation named Jacob D. Sommerfield its 2017 National Merit Scholars for Wayland. Sommerfield is a graduate of Wayland High School.

Police warn residents about IRS scam

On June 2, 2017, Wayland Police received a report from a local woman that she had been scammed out of more than $10,000.  An investigation revealed that the woman had received a phone call from a man on May 27th who purported to be an I.R.S agent.  The man stated that he was with the Tax and Audit Division of the Washington D.C. I.R.S. Building. He gave the woman a phony badge/I.D. number and name.

The woman was threatened with a possible arrest if she did not make payment.  Concerned that she may be in legal trouble with the I.R.S., the woman sent Target gift cards in the amount of $11,400 to the man over two days.  Once she realized that she had been scammed, a report was made to the police, however, by this time the gift cards had already been redeemed.

Police remind residents that the I.R.S. will never:

  • Call you to demand immediate payment. The IRS will not call you if you owe taxes without first sending you a bill in the mail.
  • Demand that you pay taxes and not allow you to question or appeal the amount you owe.
  • Require that you pay your taxes a certain way. For instance, require that you pay with a prepaid debit card.
  • Ask for your credit or debit card numbers over the phone.
  • Threaten to bring in police or other agencies to arrest you for not paying.

Anyone who is unsure if they are possibly being targeted for a potential scam can contact the Wayland Police Department for advice and assistance.

Submitted by the Wayland Police Department

 

Wayland High School to remove Native American imagery from logo

Wayland Student Press 6/6/17: Wayland High School to remove Native American imagery from logo. Wayland High School has officially moved away from a Native American spear as its logo. Students recently voted on a symbol to replace the spear, but it is not clear if either design will become the permanent school logo.