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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’s Parmenter Foundation receives $20K gift

Wayland Town Crier 2/11/19: Wayland’s Parmenter Foundation receives $20K gift. On Feb. 5, The Parmenter Foundation headquartered in Wayland announced it received a $20,000 gift from Middlesex Savings Bank. The support will allow The Parmenter Food Pantry, owned and operated by The Parmenter Foundation, to add more fresh fruit, vegetable and meat options to enhance the food pantry experience and to provide healthier choices for recipients year-round.

Appeal possible in affordable-housing bid

Wayland Town Crier 2/8/19: Appeal possible in affordable-housing bid. Developer Chris D’Antonio is throwing down the gauntlet. D’Antonio told the Daily News that if he doesn’t get a waiver from the Zoning Board of Appeals to build an affordable housing project, to be called Windsor Place, he will go to the state’s Housing Appeals Committee.

Wayland cell tower decision looms

Wayland Town Crier 2/7/19: Wayland cell tower decision looms. The Zoning Board of Appeals is not ready give Verizon Communications Inc. a variance to build a 140-foot cell tower at the Wayland Rod and Gun Club. Instead, the ZBA asked Verizon on Tuesday night to look into the possibility of upgrading equipment on existing towers to close a coverage gap. Verizon has said the gap can only be fixed by installing a tower at the club, but has agreed to look into potential equipment upgrades and report its findings at the ZBA’s Feb. 26 meeting.

New METCO Director to be named March 27

Wayland Town Crier 1/30/19: New METCO Director to be named March 27. A new METCO director will be named in March to replace Mabel Reid-Wallace, who resigned this month after 19 years on the job.

Missionary doctor to be honored for decades-long service in Africa

Wayland Town Crier 1/30/19: Missionary doctor to be honored for decades-long service in Africa. As a boy growing up in Wayland, Rick Sacra heard a sublime call to be a doctor for people much of the world has forgotten. The young member of the Trinitarian Congregational Church was fascinated by missionaries telling stories of humanitarian work in far-flung outposts.

District school buses to relocate

Wayland Student Press Network 1/29/19: District school buses relocate. Wayland Public Schools is searching for a place where the district’s school buses can be parked, as the transfer station that the school system is currently using has been sold. “The town’s owned property, called the transfer station, has been sold and is being developed into residential housing, or housing units,” Wayland Director of Finance and Operations Susan Bottan said. “This area is going to be called River’s Edge, and the development of that property requires that our buses move out of that space. The issue we’re facing is: where do we place the buses?”

Fight over 40B project continues

Wayland Town Crier 1/27/19: Fight over 40B project continues.  Opponents of an affordable-housing project on School Street say it is bad for the environment, and demand the Zoning Board of Appeals reject the proposed apartment complex. Developer Chris D’Antonio said he’s confident he will get the comprehensive permit he needs from the ZBA to move the Windsor Place project forward.