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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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Property taxes to increase for next fiscal year

Wayland Town Crier 12/11/18: Taxes going up due to rising property values. Time to dig a little deeper into the bank account, because taxes are going up. Selectmen voted unanimously last week to set a single rate for all property types. The average homeowner tax bill in fiscal 2019 is $13,719, compared to $12,906 in the last fiscal year, a 6.3 percent increase.

[ed note: we changed the headline for our post from the one in the Crier because the one used in the article is inaccurate.]

Wayland boy hit by car while riding bike to school

Boston Globe 10/11/18: Wayland boy hit by car while riding bike to school. A 14-year-old Wayland boy was injured Tuesday morning when he was hit by a car while riding his bicycle to school, officials said. The boy apparently rode into the intersection of Parkland Drive and West Plain Street around 7:05 a.m. and collided with a car that was turning left into Parkland Drive, said Wayland Police Lieutenant Sean Gibbons.

Neighbors fight proposed cell tower at Wayland Rod and Gun Club

Wayland Town Crier 12/10/18: Neighbors fight proposed cell tower at Wayland Rod and Gun Club. Dozens of neighbors have hired a lawyer to stop a proposed Verizon cell tower at the Rod and Gun Club, but the club’s president doubts the town will even give the necessary go-ahead.

The Wayland Depot adds Holiday Shopping Hours

The Depot will be open Sundays, 12 – 4 pm, through December 23. Sports fans in the family? Coasters, tiles, ornaments, or bottle toppers decorated with our favorite New England teams make great gifts for the hard to buy for.  Your purchases at The Wayland Depot support local artists and Wayland charitable organizations.  Stop in to find just the right gift.Avoid the mall crowds and traffic. Enjoy holiday shopping again.Tuesday through Saturday 10 – 4, Sunday 12 – 4. One Cochituate Road (rte.27), Wayland, MA  01778

Sports team tiles, bottle toppers, and ornaments by Choate Studio of Sudbury

Short Circuit Breakers First Lego League team advances to state championship

Congratulations to Will Altreuter, Connor Lien, Kyle Neprud, Kailas Srinivasan, Michael Wightman and Ben Wright of Wayland Middle School. The team competed against 35 others in the First Lego League (FLL) competition last week, winning a slot in the State Championships taking place on December 15, They especially excelled in the areas of problem and solution identification, mechanical design & innovation, and core values. Best of luck on the 15th! Special thanks to their WHS robotics mentors, Lucas Alvarado and Nicholas Lien, and Ms. Lien and Ms. Neprud for their countless hours of support!

Students and local seniors bridge age gap in Wayland

Wayland Student Press 12/4/18: Students and local seniors bridge age gap in Wayland. A new program at WHS called “Sages and Seekers” brings together local seniors, or “Sages,” and high school students, or “Seekers.” The program is intended to help bridge today’s generation with longtime residents. By fostering discussion and sharing experiences, the students and seniors can discover how much they have in common.

Q & A with Wayland’s new town administrator

Wayland Town Crier 12/5/18: Q & A with Wayland’s new town administrator. The spotlight on “Wayland Weekly Buzz” was Wayland’s new town administrator, Louise Miller, who has been on the job since early September. Executive producer Ken Isaacson conducted the interview. Find the entire program at waycam.tv/buzz.