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Upcoming Dates

Annual Town Caucus - March 6th at 7:00 p.m. in the Town Hall Auditorium

Community Preservation Act Fund Request Public Hearing - March 27th at        7:00 p.m. in the Town Hall

FY18 Budget Hearing - (Town and School) May 1st at 7:00 p.m. in the Town Hall Auditorium

Annual Town Election - May 6th from 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. All precincts at Town Hall Auditorium

Annual Town Meeting (1st night) - May 8th at 7:00 p.m. at the High School Auditorium

Annual Town Meeting (2nd night) - May 10th at 7:00 p.m. at the HS Auditorium (if a 3rd night is needed, it will be May 15th)


Annual Town Caucus: Run for Elected Office

Weston's Town Government is supported by many volunteer boards and committees, a number of which are elected by the voters. Residents who are interested in running for an elected office are nominated by the caucus attendees to be placed on the ballot for the Annual Town Election.

There are several elected offices and all with available seats, including Board of Selectmen, Planning Board, Recreation Commission, School Committee and Moderator. Read more about the responsibilities of each office on the Town's website.


Volunteer Opportunities

If running for an elective office isn't your cup of tea, there are appointed positions available, as well. The Board of the Council on Aging and the Weston Cultural Council both have vacancies. Learn more about the responsibilities of these bodies on the Town's website at You can find a volunteer application, also. If neither of these are of interest, you can subscribe to receive email/text notification of other vacancies as they come available.

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Annual Town Meeting: Upcoming Project Information Meetings

Annual Town Meeting will be here soon. Follow progress on certain projects ahead of Town Meeting by following committee progress and attending upcoming public information meetings. Residents can subscribe to receive email/text notifications of meeting agendas and minutes of the committees of interest. The Warrant and Budget Book will be mailed to all households around mid-April, but information will be posted to the Town's website once the Warrant is finalized. 

Wayside Trail / Rail Trail Advisory Committee

The Town recently received notice from the Mass. Department of Conservation and Recreation (DCR) that it has found funding and intends to pave the maintenance road that will be constructed by Eversource. The DCR is a co-applicant on the wetlands permit that is currently before the Conservation Commission. If this application is approved, Eversource intends to begin construction over the summer and the DCR work will soon follow, thereby creating the Wayside Trail.

With this recent turn of events, the exploration of utilizing the maintenance road as a rail trail has been kicked into high gear. The Rail Trail Advisory Committee has engaged an engineering firm to study unblocking the Conant Road underpass. It has also engaged a planning firm to assist with planning for the trail and with community outreach. The committee has requested CPA funds to use towards unblocking the underpass, which will be heard by the Community Preservation Committee at its March 27th public hearing. Follow Town News and the Rail Trail Advisory Committee for additional upcoming information meetings as we head towards Town Meeting. Updates will be posted to the Town's website under Town Projects.

Josiah Smith Tavern

The Friends of the Josiah Smith Tavern have applied for CPA funds and will be holding several upcoming meetings in advance of its Town Meeting request for design and engineering fees. The Town Project page has been recently updated with information on the plans for the building. Follow Town News for meeting announcements. The following have been scheduled so far:

  • March 25th - League of Women Voters Coffee: 11:00 a.m. at the Library
  • March 27th - Community Preservation Committee: 7:00 p.m. at Town Hall
  • April 8th - JST/OL Working Group: 10:00 a.m. at Town Hall
  • May 6th - Tavern Open House

Proctor Track and Field Renovation / Field 1 Resurfacing

Details of this project are available on the Town's website. The School Committee is planning on holding a public information meeting in April, date TBD. The project will also be presented to the Selectmen at their meeting on March 28th. Follow the School Committee and Town News for announcements of the information meeting.

Affordable Housing Trust / Affordable Homeownership Opportunity Funds

The Affordable Housing Trust is seeking CPA funds to be used to identify and evaluate possible acquisition of real property suitable for the creation of affordable units. The proposal will be heard before the Community Preservation Committee at its March 27th public hearing.

Fiscal Year 2018 Budget

The Finance Committee is currently reviewing different pieces of the recommended budgets for the upcoming fiscal year. The public hearing for the Town and School budgets will be held on May 1st.

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Don't Treat it Like Trash - Recycle

The goal weight for the average solid waste tonnage per household is 0.8, but we're tracking to have more than last year! So much can be recycled, including electronics and unwearable/unusable textiles. Composting really saves a ton (pun intended) and is as good for the garden as it is for the environment. Think before tossing anything in the trash: Can this be recycled? The answer is probably yes.

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Too Many Emails?

If you are subscribed to receive notifications from the Meeting Calendar, you've probably noticed, as your inbox fills up, that there are a lot of meetings going on in town! If you prefer, you can subscribe to the Meeting Calendar via iCalendar. This application allows users to import the website calendar/s (or individual events) into their personal calendars (MS Outlook, Apple, Google, etc.). To learn more, please visit the Town's website.


Recreation Happenings, Library Events Calendar, and DPW Work Updates

The Recreation Department and the Weston Public Library are now utilizing the website's listservs. Visit, click on Stay Informed, and update your subscriptions to include Recreation Happenings (under Notify Me) and the Library Calendar of Events (under Calendars). While you're there, if you want to know what the DPW is up to, you can sign up to receive a weekly update of its work. This weekly summary is a great way to keep tabs on road construction projects. 


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