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A cluster of Daffodils growing at a house on Stonebridge Rd. 

Non-Profit Spotlight:
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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Found Dog: Chihuahua found in Wayland Middle School area

UPDATE:  Owner found and dog returned home!

Found Dog: brown male neutered chihuahua cross type dog. Picked up at Keith Rd/Wayland Middle School area. No microchip no ID. Blue collar white stripe on chest. Please contact the Wayland Police Department or Animal Control Office [508-358-3625] to retrieve your dog.


Ask the Candidates Live – Q&A on WayCAM

Candidates running for contested seats on the Board of Selectman and for the position of Associate Planning Board Member will be participating in our annual Ask the Candidates Live! Q&A/Call-In program on WayCAM TV on Thursday April 18, 2019 starting at 7:00pm.

This year, the program will feature two segments. Here is the schedule for when the candidates will be featured:

  • 7:00pm: Candidates for the Board of Selectmen will be featured.
  • 8:05pm: Candidates for the Associate Planning Board position will be featured.

Viewers can find the program on Comcast channel 9 and Verizon channel 38. Former Town Moderator Peter Gossels will serve as host once more.
This show is unique in Wayland politics in that it is a live broadcast during which viewers at home can call the studio at 508-358-3742 to ask their questions directly to the candidates. Mr. Peter Gossels will field the calls and may ask some questions of his own if there is time.

For those unfamiliar with the program, this is the 29th year of production, and it has proven a very useful tool in informing the voters before the election. The program will be rebroadcast on WayCAM before the Town Elections on April 23, and will also be available for streaming online at

Once again, the call in number is 508-358-3472.

Sudbury River Songwriters Evening, April 20

Arts Wayland will be hosting the first Sudbury Valley Songwriters Evening at theW Gallery on Saturday, April 20. Doors open at 6:30pm. Popular New England area singer-songwriters Alice Howe, Alec Hutson, Anna Snow and Billy Claiborn will each perform original songs in a conversational relaxed atmosphere. Songs may range from the humorous to the emotional, but all will express their writer’s creativity and showcase their talent.
Tickets can be purchased prior to the event online here. Artwork on display in the gallery will be available to purchase.

Arts Wayland and theW Gallery are located at 60 Andrew Avenue, Wayland, MA 01778, in the Wayland Shopping Center near Ace Hardware.

Alec Hutson:
A Boston homegrown singer, songwriter, and multi instrumentalist, Alec crafts music that grabs your attention and pulls you in. A stirring combination of soaring folk melodies, deep soul grooves, and earworm pop sensibility, the result is an experience not easily forgotten. Having recently completed his first European tour following the release of his album Reactions in December 2018, Alec (with full band) looks forward to sharing his music throughout New England and down the West Coast later this year.

Billy Claiborne:
Originally from Maine, Billy Claiborne fronted bands around New England for many years. Now appearing mostly solo, he draws on his country roots, frequently combining them with ample doses of folk, rock and pop and anything that strikes him at the moment. He now lives in the Boston area and appears infrequently at various coffee houses, bars and gin joints. Find him on iTunes, Spotify, YouTube and wherever music is streamed.

Anna Snow:
Anna Snow writes and performs her own brand of ambient-folk. Whether through songs about family, the in-between places of love, or hope for loved ones in distress, she combines moody, evocative guitar voicings, vocals, and lyrics to transport the listener to another world. Based out of Somerville, Massachusetts, Anna performs with uncommon passion and sincerity; she feels each note, and every word. She recently released her sophomoric full studio EP, Is This Us, in June, 2018.

Alice Howe:
With her soulful, impeccably tuned voice and crafted poetry, Boston’s Alice Howe is “at once of the moment and timeless, personal and universal” (Americana UK). In 2017 her EP You’ve Been Away So Long debuted on the Folk-DJ charts with a #1 song – “Homeland Blues” – and #7 album for the year. A 2018 NewSong Music Songwriting Competition finalist, Alice was a Falcon Ridge Folk Festival Emerging Artist, NERFA Formal Showcase Artist and WFMT Folkstage featured performer. She has completed her forthcoming full-length album, Visions, produced by Freebo (Bonnie Raitt), and will be touring the new album throughout 2019.

Wayland’s “Ask the Candidates Live”

WayCAM (Comcast channel 9 and Verizon channel 38) will be broadcasting “Ask the Candidates Live” on Thursday, April 18, 2019 featuring the candidates for Selectmen at 7pm as well as the candidates for Associate Planning Board Member at 8:05pm. The host of the program will be Peter Gossels, Wayland’s former moderator.

This show is unique in Wayland politics in that it is a live broadcast during which viewers at home can call the studio at 508-358-3742 to ask their questions directly to the candidates. Mr. Gossels will field the calls and may ask some question of his own, if there is time.

For those unfamiliar with “Ask the Candidates Live”, it has proven a very useful tool since 1996 in informing voters about the election. This program will be rebroadcast before the Town Elections on April 23 and will also be available for streaming online at

Candidates Night, April 10

The League of Women Voters of Wayland will hold its 69th Annual Candidates Night on Wednesday, April 10 in the Large Hearing Room in the Town Building.  Everyone is invited to listen to and question the candidates running for election on Tuesday, April 23.  Both contested and uncontested candidates will have an opportunity to speak.  There are contests for the Board of Selectmen, Recreation Commission, and Associate Member of the Planning Board.  Two candidates are running for one position on the Board of Selectmen:  Tom Fay and Steven Glovsky and three people are running for two seats on the Recreation Commission:  Asa Foster, Frank Krasin, and Thruston Wright.  Anette Lewis and Larry Kiernan are running for Planning Board Associate.  In addition to the seven people running for the three contested boards, there are nine candidates running for uncontested positions and two write-in candidates for positions without formal candidates.  If others are seriously running as a write-in candidate and would like to participate in Candidates Night, please contact Mary Antes (  While not all are expected to attend, all candidates will have an opportunity to say a few words about themselves and the issues their boards are facing.  Audience members are invited to submit written questions for the candidates.  Refreshments will be served at 7:15 and the forum will begin promptly at 7:30 and will end at 9:30.

Dr. Hallowell’s presentation on ADHD for Tonight: Location Change

The ADHD presentation by Dr. Hallowell will be in the Wayland Town Building Large Hearing room (not the Wayland High School), due to an overwhelming demand. There is still time to attend, but RSVP is required.  Details and RSVP online here.

The Finance Committee’s FY20 Budget Presentation, Thursday, March 7

The Finance Committee will hold its FY20 Budget Presentation on Thursday, March 7th at 7:15pm in the COA meeting room.