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Wellesley posts six-figure job opening for Fiske Elementary School principal

Wellesley Public Schools might be closed Friday, but school business carries on: A job opening for Fiske Elementary School principal has been posted today. If you’re interested, you better study up on core values: Wellesley Public Schools is seeking an elementary principal to lead the Fiske School, a 350 student K-5 school in a community that strongly […]

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Wellesley Public Schools, Dana Hall, MassBay all call off school Friday; that goes for afternoon & evening activities at WPS too

UPDATE: 12:30pm Dear WPS Community, Based on our continued monitoring of today’s storm, all afternoon and evening activities for the Wellesley Public Schools, including athletic practices and games, have been postponed.  All building rentals at all WPS schools are also cancelled for today.    We anticipate that any activities for Saturday and Sunday will proceed as scheduled.  Please […]

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Jazz vocalists Vocalogy to perform free show at Wellesley High

The California-based jazz quintet Vocalogy is launching an east coast tour this week and they’ll be visiting Wellesley High School on Monday, Feb. 8, when they will be conducting clinics with students during the day and then performing a free show that’s open to the public at 7pm. Vocalogy will appear in concert with the WHS Rice […]

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Wellesley Public Schools holding off on snow day call until Friday AM

There was a bit of social media pranking going on Thursday night regarding Wellesley Public Schools calling off school Friday due to impending snow. But Superintendent David Lussier tweeted out that he’ll be making the call on Friday AM. Confirming that I will not make a decision on closing school until tomorrow early AM. (No […]

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Clock fixed: Time no longer standing still in Wellesley Square

                              When a Swellesley reader wrote to us last night asking if the powers that be at our esteemed operation knew “who to call to fix the Central Street clock that is only right 2x/day these days” we hopped right on it. […]

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It’s official: Not all Wellesley College students are voting for alum Hillary Clinton

While Democratic Presidential contender Hillary Rodham Clinton is one of Wellesley College’s all-star alums (Class of ’69), it is apparently not a graduation requirement for students to vote for her. The Washington Post reports that Bernie Sanders, for one, also has supporters at the school, and that those students are letting their opinions be heard, […]

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A grim Wellesley memorial: Reverend burned at the stake

Babson College founder Roger Babson honored one of his ancestors, the martyr Rev. John Rogers, with this memorial on the college campus across from the Coleman Map Building. Rev. Rogers was burned at the stake on this date, Feb. 4, back in 1555 for what else, religious reasons. A bust in his memory has also […]

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Tanglewood Marionettes to present The Fairy Circus at Wellesley Free Library

Tanglewood Marionettes present “The Fairy Circus” Wednesday, February 17 7:00-8:00 pm, Wakelin Room, Wellesley Free Library Featuring over twenty beautifully hand-crafted marionettes, The Fairy Circus is a showcase for turn-of-the-century-style trick puppetry. The puppets will dance, play instruments, juggle, contort, transform, and fly through the air with the greatest of ease, all to the best-loved music of […]

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