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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 voters overwhelmingly approve letting stores sell booze

Wellesley voters strongly supported a measure at the polls today to allow retails sales of wine and beer, with the Yesses outnumbering Nos by a count of 2,248 to 336, with 335 blanks (according to preliminary results released on Tuesday night). Town Meeting members in December also heavily supported the change, which should give the […]

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What’s with all the Wellesley elections?

A reader wrote this week inquiring why Wellesley doesn’t just consolidate its elections, such as next week’s townwide election and an expected override poll date to come this spring (with a town meeting in between). I reached out to Town Clerk Kathleen Nagle for answers and here’s what she said: The Annual Town Election is […]

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Exit interview: Gig Babson moves on from Wellesley Board of Selectmen

With Wellesley Town Election coming up next Tuesday, March 4, we figured it was a good time to check in with Katherine “Gig” Babson, who announced in December that she would not be seeking re-election to the Board of Selectmen this time around. She wraps up a 9-year run on the board, during which many […]

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Happy Presidents’ Day, Wellesley: A short history lesson

Wellesley has a long and storied association with Presidents of the United States, starting with George Washington himself. * As you may know, Washington Street running through the center of town is named after old George, who visited town in in November of 1789 on his Presidential Tour of New England. A plaque mounted on […]

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Wellesley medical pot dispensary forum set for Feb. 3

The Wellesley Board of Selectmen and Planning Board will hold a public forum on Monday, Feb. 3 at 7:35 at Town Hall to discuss proposed zoning language for Registered Marijuana Dispensaries. A draft of the current proposal is here. The Wellesley Planning Board will hold a public zoning hearing on this article and any proposed […]

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Wellesley’s Mike Heffernan running for Massachusetts Treasurer

Wellesley resident Mike Heffernan has announced plans to run for state treasurer in Massachusetts on a platform that includes better protecting tax dollars, securing the state pension system, boosting jobs creation and ensuring robust investment in public education. He will run as a Republican candidate, though stresses a need to put partisanship aside to focus on […]

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