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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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A gay first lady? Yes, we’ve already had one, and here are her love letters.

Washington Post 6/20/19: A gay first lady? Yes, we’ve already had one, and here are her love letters.. In the summer of 1910, Evangeline Simpson Whipple told the caretaker of her home not to move anything in her absence. The wealthy widow was going on a trip, but would be back soon, she said. She never returned. When she died in 1930, she was buried at her request in Italy next to the love of her life — a woman with whom she had a relationship that spanned nearly 30 years. That woman, Rose Cleveland, had served as first lady.

[Note: More on Evangeline Simpson Whipple (who lived in Wayland) online here]

Two gold-rated houses open up in Wayland

Wayland Student Press 6/20/19: Two gold-rated houses open up in Wayland. As the issue of climate change continues to become more prevalent, activists and the common person alike are attempting to slow the rate of damage, or better yet, stop the environment from further deterioration.

Destruction of historic buildings causes controversy

Wayland Student Press Network 6/20/19: Destruction of historic buildings causes controversy. The decision to raze two historic buildings in the Wayland Town Center has set off a contentious relationship between local preservationists and the Trinitarian Congregational Church.

No Verizon cell tower at Wayland High School: School Committee rejects proposal

Wayland Town Crier 6/20/19: No Verizon cell tower at Wayland High School: School Committee rejects proposal. It’s back to the drawing board for Verizon Wireless, after the School Committee rejected putting a cell tower at Wayland High School.

Wayland Woman Honored As ‘Unsung Heroine’

Wayland Patch 6/20/19: Wayland Woman Honored As ‘Unsung Heroine’. A Wayland resident was honored as an unsung heroine for her work in the community. Jean Bates Pratt was honored at the Statehouse on Tuesday by the Massachusetts Commission on the Status of Women.

Wayland man wins million dollars in scratch-off instant lottery

Wayland Patch 6/20/19: Wayland man wins million dollars in scratch-off instant lottery. A Wayland man’s trip to a Natick convenience store turned out to be one of his most profitable decisions. When James Ogletree went to the counter to purchase an instant ticket, he asked the cashier for a “200X” ticket and also asked the cashier if he could make it a $1 million dollar ticket. Both requests ended up being granted.

Information on Town Manager Special Act

The Town of Wayland posted the following regarding the Town Manager Special Act:

Town Manager Special Act

  • Working draft (June 19, 2019) (forthcoming)

Background Materials

  • Town of Wayland Charter Commission (forthcoming)
  • Wayland Buzz: Spotlight on Restructuring Town Government
    • Program #81 June 17, 2018