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The Regional Housing Services Office (RHSO) was established by the towns of Bedford, Concord, Lexington, Lincoln, Sudbury, and Weston with Sudbury as the Host Community. This collaboration was formed through an Inter-Municipal Agreement signed in February 2011. With a goal to provide municipalities with technical support for the administration of affordable housing, the RHSO has been established as a creative approach to maintaining the 3,200 units of affordable housing in this regional service area.
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The Consumer Assistance Office is a non-profit organization which operates under a grant from the Office of the Massachusetts Attorney General. The agency works in cooperation with the AGO to help people resolve their consumer issues. Services are free and mediation is informal, non-legal advice performed by trained volunteers. Consumer Assistance Office website.
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Weston Media Center can be seen on Comcast channel 9 and Verizon channel 45. For All Government Programming, see Verizon channel 41.
The Massachusetts Department of Public Health (DPH) gets the name of all residents who tests positive for any communicable disease, including Coronavirus, and loads that person’s information, including their address and phone number provided at the lab where testing occurred, into a state database called the Massachusetts Virtual Epidemiologic Network, or MAVEN.
The person’s local board of health (local public health department) sees that case and decides whether to investigate it or send the case to the statewide Contact Tracing Collaborative (CTC), run by Partners In Health (PIH). Massachusetts has contracted with PIH to manage the contact tracing operation.
In Weston, a Public Health Nurse on our COVID-19 Response Team calls the person who has tested positive. We will discuss:
We will then attempt to call each close contact and tell them they were likely exposed to the coronavirus. We will not reveal your name when making these calls. You are encouraged to reach out to your own close contacts as well if it is situationally appropriate. We will help these close contacts arrange to be tested. Each close contact is asked to remain at home, in quarantine, for 14 days.
The Local Department of Public Health or the CTC will be in contact with you and will tell you when you can stop isolating yourself. For most people, the required isolation period is 10 days, but may be longer if your symptoms persist, if you develop severe illness requiring hospitalization or are immune compromised.
If you are identified as a close contact of a COVID-19 positive person you will be contacted by your local board of health or the Contact Tracing Collaborative.
Quarantine is for anyone who has been symptomatic and is waiting for a test result or has a negative result but has been in close contact with an individual known to have Coronavirus. Even those who test negative in this circumstance must quarantine because they may have been exposed to the Coronavirus. They must stay away from others because symptoms may not appear for 14 days. If an individual is diagnosed with Coronavirus then they move from quarantine to isolation.
In Weston, if you are identified as a close contact of someone with Coronavirus you will be contacted by a Public Health Nurse on our COVID-19 Response Team. We will discuss:
You will need to remain quarantined for at least 14 days from the date of last exposure. The Local Public Health Department or CTC will be in contact with you and can also provide a referral for testing. If you have any questions or experience a change in your health status during your 14-day quarantine period, please let them know, dial 911 in any emergencies. Involve your physician as a partner in your health statys. You will need to complete the full 14-day quarantine, even if you test negative for COVID-19 during that time.
If you have been asked to quarantine or isolate and you need help with services including food or medication delivery please don’t hesitate to reach out to the Town of Weston Board of Health at 781-786-5300 or COVIDquestions[at]westonma.gov for assistance.
The Town of Weston Board of Health is not releasing any granular information about specifics to the COVID-19 positive case count in alignment with recommendations from the Massachusetts Department of Public Health, and with intent given the rapid cross-population transmission of Coronavirus. If there is a public health benefit to providing the community with greater detail, we can and will do so and will continue to address all known cases with efficiency.
As we continue to follow privacy regulations and as we’re looking for continued all-age, all-demographic demonstration of the best practices around individual choices relating to preventing the spread of Coronavirus (mask wearing, 6 foot distancing, vigorous hand washing, and staying home if you are ill), it is more beneficial to the promotion of general public health to let the residents of Weston know via general numbers of those we know to be infected. This prevents an "I’m OK; it doesn’t affect me" mentality known to be demonstrated within populations who become complacent with the public health recommendations.
If cases come in for people that do not live in Weston they are transferred to their state or town of residence. This includes college students who put down their Weston address when seeking testing, even though they live in another city or town for most of the year.
The case count and related data provided by the Commonwealth of Massachusetts for each of the 351 cities and towns are captured at a single moment in time. It is possible that the weekly count may contain a case that is transferred out of our jurisdiction. This is an infrequent scenario.
Find additional frequently asked questions on the Commonwealth of Massachusetts website.
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All Weston Fire Department personnel are trained in first aid and CPR and are considered first responders. A first responder is a person trained to arrive on the scene and provide immediate care to keep the victim alive until advance medical personnel arrive on the scene. All Weston fire units are capable of this function.
Weston Fire Department maintains two basic life support fire engines and all of our personnel are defibrillator-trained, state-certified emergency medical technicians (EMT). Moreover, the additional personnel on the engine are needed in order to safely move the patient from the scene to the ambulance.
Read this fire recovery pamphlet to find information on what to do within the first 24-hours, if you are or are not insured, how to replace valuable documents, and more.
You can stop in at headquarters and if someone is available for a tour we would be more than happy to give you one. For groups larger than eight, please call ahead at 781-786-6101.
Yes, the Commonwealth of Massachusetts allows burning under 527 Code of Massachusetts Regulations 10.22 (2) from January 15th to May 1st of each year. You must have a burning permit issued by the Weston Fire Department for the burning season, which can be applied for by using our online application form. After a permit is issued, you must call each day to see if burning is allowed. The chief will determine if conditions are favorable for burning each day. For more information, call the Fire Department 781-786-6101.
The Weston Fire Department operates out of two stations. Headquarters is located at 394 Boston Post Road housing Ladder 1, Engine 1, Engine 4, Ambulance 1, Ambulance 2, Rescue Boat, S-1, Car 3 and Car 4. Station 2 is located at 390 South Avenue housing Engine 3 and Engine 2. The administration offices are located at headquarters along with fire prevention and the dispatch office.
Please read the "Facts for Massachusetts Property Owners About Blasting" flyer published by the Office of the State Fire Marshal for blasting facts and regulations.
If you would like your blood pressure taken, just come to the Weston Fire Department Headquarters anytime during the day. There is always an EMT available to take your blood pressure for you. If the station is unoccupied due to an emergency call, please use the phone located in the lobby to call Dispatch (directions are next to the phone).
You should contact Pro EMS at:
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If a retaining wall (including rip-rap) constructed of any masonry material including concrete and is less than 36 inches above existing natural grade it does not require a building permit. Please call the office for additional instructions if 36 inches or above.
New houses and large additions, renovation projects may require a CO.
Temporary CO may be issued with conditions, if necessary.
New building, additions, and extensive remodels.
Contact the Town’s Department of Public Works at 781-786-5100 to obtain details on obtaining a Street Opening Permit or Curb Cut Driveway Opening Permit. Both applications are available on the DPW’s applications web page.
Please note: there is a road cutting moratorium on any public roadway that has been paved within five years. Roadway paving is a part of the Town’s Capital Improvement Program.
First, please know that the Town is not liable for damages incurred by plowed, thrown or moved snow and ice as the result of normal plowing operations. Further, the Town is not responsible for the following damaged items that are located within the public way: fences; lawns; shrubs; sprinkler heads; steps; or trees.
Mailbox ResponsibilityThe town will be responsible for mailboxes that are physically hit by a plow; however, the town is not liable for damage to mailboxes caused from heavy, wet snow being plowed. Mailboxes will not be repaired if they are in a deteriorated condition.Mailboxes and posts damaged by the impact of a snowplow will be fixed and/or replaced by the town with a standard wooden post and black box. The town will provide a check in the amount of $50 for homeowner’s use for any specialty mailbox and/or post that cannot be repaired.
To report plow damage, please contact the Department of Public Works at 781-786-5100. See also:
If you are submitting your application via postal mail, please send 10 completed copies to:
Weston Cultural Council
c/o Weston Town Hall
P.O. Box 378
Weston, MA 02493
Postmark Deadline Is October 15th of each calendar year.
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