Category Archives: Environment

Don’t blow it off: get your leaves to the Wellesley dump

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Wellesley dump open 3 more Sundays for leaf collection

Also of interest… Why Wellesley RDF is closed most Sundays

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Strong showing by Wellesley at State House call for climate action

An interfaith group from Wellesley, including contingents from Temple Beth Elohim and Sustainable Wellesley, joined others from Massachusetts on Tuesday at the State House in urging legislators to take action to ensure clean and affordable energy. (More from the Globe here on the event.) Some have taken heart from grassroots efforts involved in the recent Keystone XL […]

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Wellesley Natural Resources Commission concerned it could be buried in town org chart

Seeking to maintain its relative independence, the Wellesley Natural Resources Commission (NRC) said this week it will offer amendments to the Town Government Study Committee (TGSC) proposal for a rejiggered town government set-up featuring a powerful town manager as well as a new Planning and Land Management Division. The TGSC proposals will be considered at a Special […]

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Chill out in Wellesley with presentation on Shorebirds in Alaska

Wellesley Conservation Council 2015 Annual Meeting and Fall Presentation: “Photographs & Stories of the Shorebird Research Expedition in the Yukon River Delta, Alaska” Led by Brad Winn, Director of Shorebird Habitat Management, Wednesday, October 14th, 2015  –  7:00 PM Wellesley Free Library Wakelin Room Program to Include: * Overview of the Manomet Shorebird Recovery […]

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Talking about plastic bags will be all the fashion in Wellesley Friday night

                          This fetching model, styling the latest in plastic bag chic, is posing outside the UU of Wellesley church at 309 Washington St., to promote Friday night’s public discussion on “Plastic Bags: To Ban or Not to Ban?” from 6:30-8:30pm.  The dress designer […]

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Littering fines that even Wellesley residents can’t afford

New signs are littering scenic Pond Road in Wellesley, and while the green-and-white design isn’t particularly eye-catching, the words surely are: “No Littering — Fines up to $15,000.” That’s not even chump change for residents of Pond Road, where assessed property values range from $1.5M to $7.6M. At least one Pond Road resident made a request for […]

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State Street Pond dredged, no bodies found

This from the Town of Wellesley: It’s been a busy summer along Fuller Brook with project activities extending from Maugus Avenue almost to Brook Street. The biggest and most complicated work at this time has been dredging State Street Pond (aka Skating Pond). Nearly 150 truck trips have been made from the State Street parking […]

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