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Top 5 in Town News

A snapshot of town government news

1 - 133 Boston Post Road

Following the joint meeting of the Board of Selectmen and the Planning Board on May 23rd, the comprehensive permit hearings for Boston Properties through the Zoning Board of Appeals have been temporarily halted and are anticipated to restart on September 11th. The developer will be focusing its time on working with the Planning Board to negotiate certain site issues including total unit count and the size of the commercial development.

A lot of information on affordable housing and why this project is before the Town is available on the Town's website at www.weston.org/AffordableHousing which also includes links to the development plans, the state approved Housing Production Plan, and the 104 Boston Post Road 40B comprehensive permit documents (currently before the Zoning Board of Appeals).

2 - Volunteer Opportunities / Selectmen Reappointments

The Selectmen are currently seeking interested residents to serve on the Board of the Council on Aging and the Zoning Board of Appeals. Please visit www.weston.org/Volunteer to learn more.

At their next meeting on June 12th, the Selectmen will be reviewing the annual appointments to various committees. Each year, positions on the Selectmen-appointed boards and committees come up for reappointment in June. The Selectmen are currently soliciting questions, comments and other relevant feedback regarding the charge, procedures, and activities of these boards and committees. The Selectmen will also hear any informal expression of interest residents may have in serving on one of these boards or committees. To learn more about the Selectmen's appointment policy, please visit the Volunteer section of the website.

3 - Road Construction Season

Gas main replacements are currently underway on Merriam and Viles streets with Summer Street and Locust Road soon to follow. Highland Street and Love Lane are about halfway through the reconstruction work. National Grid will also be conducting permanent trench paving soon on Boston Post Road, Town House Road, Church Street, School Street, Bogle Street, Pigeon Hill, Old Road and Hilltop Road. Additional anticipated road work that is currently being coordinated is Sudbury Road, Ripley Lane, Fairview Road, and Route 20 from School Street to I-95 (MassDOT). For updates on progress and additional DPW projects, subscribe to receive DPW Work Updates.

4 - Special Town Meeting: mark your calendars

Tuesday, November 28th and Monday, December 4th (if needed) 7:00 p.m. until 11:00 p.m. at the High School.

5 - Town Hall Summer Hours

Starting June 26th and until September 1st, the Town Hall will be open Monday through Thursday from 8:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m. and Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.

ice cream social

Annual Ice Cream Social & Summer Concert Series

Kicking off the summer concerts on the Town Green is the annual ice cream social on June 14th. Free ice cream will be served at 6:00 p.m. while supplies last. There will be games for kids, too. Join your neighbors for this fun, family event and stick around because at 7:00 p.m. The Infractions headline the first of the weekly summer band series with a set list spanning six decades of great music. The series is listed on the Community Events calendar and runs each Wednesday at 7:00 p.m. through July 19th.


What Will You Make Today?

The Weston Art & Innovation Center is busy planning and hosting workshops as they also work towards getting the Old Library ready for its permanent home. Residents can learn more about the progress the architects are making on the designs for the Old Library building renovation at the Weston Public Library book sale on June 10th from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Face painting will be offered for kids who want designs inspired by their favorite books. 

On June 17th, a garden plein-air workshop with local artist Larry Grob will be held in a private garden from 3:00 to 6:00 p.m. The workshop is limited to 12 participants. Find additional details when registering online.


Living with Wildlife

With 2,000 acres of conservation land, Weston has an abundance of wildlife, from turkeys to coyotes, and even bears. Many wild creatures find suburban areas appealing and are becoming more popular in our area. We've collected several links to wildlife information so residents can learn more about what may be found in town and how to handle any encounters. We also have a "Report & Track" system, so residents can report any wildlife sightings. Visit www.weston.org/Wildlife


Yuck! Ticks

The tick population this year is huge, putting tick-borne diseases on top of the list of community health risks. Members of the Weston Emergency Reserve Corp want to remind residents to:

  • Be aware - ticks are everywhere, from woods to fields to back yards.
  • Look closely - conduct tick checks after being outside
  • Be informed - visit www.cdc.gov/ticks to learn about tick-borne illnesses and also check out the Tick Task Force                                            on the Town's website

Summer Fun - Handled

Weston Recreation has lots of summer activities to keep residents entertained. To learn more about summer camps, Memorial pool events, and the summer band series, visit www.weston.org/Recreation.

Be sure to renew your pool badges, get your grandparent pool card or concession card. Memorial Pool will be opening very soon. The first pool event is scheduled for June 17th from 1:00 to 4:00 p.m. with a pool-side DJ and games.


Friday Night Flicks Returns

This free event, sponsored by Weston Media Center, Weston Public Library, and Weston Recreation, returns for the 3rd year! Every Friday in July (7-28), a family-friendly movie will be shown al fresco.

Bring your family and friends, chairs, blankets, snacks, bug spray and a flashlight and enjoy a classic movie on a large screen.

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