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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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Wayland nurse walks to honor former patient

Wayland Town Crier 6/19/19: Wayland nurse walks to honor former patient. Dana-Farber oncology nurse Sandra Ruland of Wayland is walking in the Boston Marathon Jimmy Fund Walk to honor her former patient, Oliver Baublis, a 24-year-old mechanical engineering student at Northeastern who passed away last year from glioblastoma, an aggressive form of brain cancer. [Note: Sandra’s Fundraising Page is online here]

Medical club infects WHS

Wayland Student Press Network 6/19/19: Medical club infects WHS. For many [students], joining a club is just another attribute to a college resumé, but the new medical club at WHS offers students who want to pursue a medical career a chance to learn about their passion.

Atharva Weling named winner of Freedom Prize

Wayland Student Press 6/19/19: Atharva Weling named winner of Freedom Prize. Sophomore Atharva Weling is the winner of the 14th annual Freedom Prize Essay contest. Not only does Weling get to put this honorary title on his future college resumé, but he also walked away with a $500 check and a framed certificate.

Students succeed at Wayland Town Meeting

Wayland Town Crier 6/19/19: Students succeed at Wayland Town Meeting. Wayland Town Meeting voted overwhelmingly in favor of petitioners’ Article 11 on April 29, a resolution to create a committee comprising residents of all ages to put together a “town-wide, intergenerational music festival in March 2020.” This article was a long time in the making, going back to 2017, when Kaat Vander Straeten, parent of a middle schooler, was wondering how to get young people involved in local government.

Kids cheer, parents groan as Wayland schools change start times

Fox 25 Boston 6/18/19: Kids cheer, parents groan as Wayland schools change start times. That giant sound of joy you might have heard around noon Tuesday was school kids across the state getting out for the summer. In at least one district, there will be a big change in the fall that is not bringing joy to some parents. Come September, school will be starting earlier for some elementary kids in Massachusetts in order to enable later start times for adolescents.

[Note: the video version of the report incorrectly states that Lincoln-Sudbury is deciding whether to change their start times. They already have voted to change their start times for 2020-21; their new times will be Elementary 7:55am, High School 7:25am, Middle School 8:30am]

Wayland ballfield renamed for longtime coach Eric Schwartz

Wayland Town Crier 6/16/19: Wayland ballfield renamed for longtime coach Eric Schwartz. More than three dozen of Schwartz’s family and friends attended Saturday’s ceremony to witness the unveiling of the park’s new sign, featuring Schwartz’s name, along with new batting cages on the diamond tucked behind a Wayland neighborhood.

AG: Wayland, Natick boards violated law

Wayland Town Crier 6/12/19: AG: Wayland, Natick boards violated law. The state Attorney General’s office this month found two MetroWest town boards in violation of Open Meeting Law. Natick’s Board of Selectmen failed to respond to a request for meeting minutes quickly enough, according to the state, and Wayland’s Conservation Commission improperly discussed land boundaries in a closed-door session.