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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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Status of Power Outages in Wayland – Public Safety Building Open 24 hrs/day

Town of Wayland 10/17/19: Status of Power Outages.

Due to the recent storm a number of residences are still without power and some roads are still closed.

Eversource responders are currently working to restore power on Claypit Hill Road, Sherman’s Bridge Road and Woodridge Road.  Eversource reports that Pinebrook Road may be closed for a couple of days.

The Public Safety Building will be open 24 hrs/day until power is fully restored.  Citizens may visit to use the rest rooms, obtain power for charging devices and obtain water.

Eversource power outage map online here

Tricia O’Reilly is interim principal at Happy Hollow School

Wayland Town Crier 10/15/19: Tricia O’Reilly is interim principal at Happy Hollow School. During a recent School Committee meeting, Superintendent Arthur Unobskey said Tricia O’Reilly, most recently the elementary curriculum director for math and science, will serve as interim principal at the school. O’Reilly, who was in her previous position for nine years, was also a fifth-grade teacher for 16 years at Claypit Hill Elementary School.

The Mansion Inn Site and the Distinguished Career it Launched

On Sunday, Oct. 27, at 2:30 p.m., Wayland archaeologist Tonya Largy will give a talk at the Wayland Public Library titled “Mansion Inn: The Making of a Scholar.” The talk will focus on the Mansion Inn archaeological site, and on Largy’s former mentor and colleague, renowned archaeologist Dena Dincauze Dincauze, who died in 2016, was called “a towering figure” in her field. She was a leading expert on ancient environments and the archaeology of native peoples in New England. She was well known for her work on the Mansion Inn site in Wayland, an important Native American cremation burial site. Largy is an archaeological consultant specializing in the analysis of plant and animal remains. She studied under Dincauze at UMass Amherst. Light refreshments will be served after the program. 

Wayland Fire Department Open House, October 12

The Wayland Firefighters Association would like to invite you to the annual Wayland Fire Dept. Open house on Saturday, October 12, 11am-2pm, at the Public Safety Building at 38 Cochituate Rd. This event is free to the public and includes free Papa Gino’s pizza, face painting, activities for kids, a visit from Sparky the Fire Dog, and much more for the family. We hope to see you there. Remember, fire safety week starts Saturday October 6 and runs to October 12. Let’s start off by testing smoke and co alarms in the home to make sure they’re in proper working condition.

At Wayland and Dartmouth, Alex Jenny learned ‘we is more important than me’

Boston Globe 10/9/19: At Wayland and Dartmouth, Alex Jenny learned ‘we is more important than me’. Over three seasons at Wayland High — two as a starter — Alex Jenny set school career passing records of 4,679 yards and 49 touchdowns that still stand. The most dramatic of those 49, recalled the 31-year-old Jenny, was a fourth-down toss to teammate Scott Colantropo in the final seconds to defeat Silver Lake in 2005.

Wayland named safest town in Massachusetts (again)

Security Baron 2019:  Massachusetts’ 50 safest cities 2019.  Wayland named #1 based on statistics for violent crime, burglary and theft, arson, number of police officers and median income.

Athlete with disability surprised with visit from gold medalist Paralympian, new handcycle

Boston Globe 9/25/19: Athlete with disability surprised with visit from gold medalist Paralympian, new handcycle. A Wayland athlete who hasn’t let a traumatic brain injury stop her from playing the sports she loves was surprised Wednesday morning with a new handcycle and a visit from a US Paralympian.

WCVB Channel 5 story: Wayland woman surprised with customized hand cycle