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Wellesley override supporters, detractors organizing

Supporters of the Proposition 2.5 override question to appear on Wellesley’s May 20 ballot have marshaled their forces and have set up a “Yes for Wellesley 2014″ website in support of their cause. A Yes vote would approve the town assessing an additional $3.345M in real estate and personal property taxes to fund mainly education spending. […]

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Wellesley Public Schools Art Show kicks off

Check out Wellesley Public School students’ works throughout Wellesley Free Library until April 29. Opening reception April 8 5-7pm.

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Wellesley hawks on the hunt

It doesn’t take an expert birder to spot the hawks that have been circling high up in Wellesley air space or perched in trees or on telephone wires around town.  These predators hunt during the day, commonly for snakes, mice, rabbits, squirrels, and smaller birds.  But as at least one family in town has found […]

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Fun with math: Tax calculator lets you see how much override will cost you

Wellesley has put an easy-to-use calculator on its  website to help you figure out how much a $3.3M override of Prop 2.5 will have on your property bill. You just pop in your address and the calculator spits out some numbers. You’ll see it could run you a few hundred to more than $1K depending […]

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Sprague School to welcome new principal

Superintendent Lussier sent out a letter to the community welcoming Susan Snyder as the newly appointed principal of Sprague Elementary School, effective July 1, 2014. He notes that ”Ms. Snyder is currently the Principal at the Hannah Elementary School in Beverly, Massachusetts where she has served since 2006. Prior to her appointment as Principal, Ms. Snyder served as […]

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Save the date: Drug & Alcohol panel featuring Wellesley school, law enforcement officials on March 12

The Wellesley PTSO hosts this discussion on drugs and alcohol in town at Wellesley High School library on Wednesday, March 12 (snacks/social at 7pm, panel at 7:30pm).  Speakers will discuss what they are seeing in our community and what we can do to be more diligent about keeping our children safe. This event is exclusively for […]

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Wellesley School Committee election results: Kelley, Paul make the cut

In Wellesley’s only contested townwide race at Tuesday’s election, newcomer Matt Kelley scored the most votes (1,672) for a seat on the School Committee, with incumbent Wendy Paul coming in next with 1,571 votes to take the other available slot. Incumbent Diane Campbell finished third. This according to preliminary results released by the town clerk […]

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Wellesley losing assistant school superintendent to New Hampshire job

Wellesley Public Schools superintendent David Lussier will soon be losing sidekick Sal Petralia, who has been named superintendent of a New Hampshire school district, according to Seacoast Online. Petralia has overseen human resources within the Wellesley school system. The School Administrative Unit (SAU) 50 where Petralia will take over on July 1 serves the communities of […]

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Wellesley Kindergarten Registration 2014-15 Roundup: Last session March 1, 9am-noon

Time to register for Wellesley Public Schools Kindergarten for the 2014-2015 School Year, for children 5 years of age on or before Aug. 31 , 2014. When:       Saturday, March 1, 2014 from 9am-12pm Where:      Sprague Elementary School Library Kindergarten registration packets are available at the WPS Central Office – 40 Kingsbury Street or Click Here for […]

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Wellesley Public Schools announce early release Thursday

Based on the forecast and road conditions, the Wellesley Public Schools will be dismissing all students early today on the following schedule: Wellesley Middle School at 11:20 am Wellesley High School at 11:30 am Elementary METCO students at 11:30 am All other Elementary at students at 12:15 pm PAWS Preschool at 11:40 am.  There will […]

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