Tuesday, March 19, 2013
The 2013 renewable energy campaign--organized by Wellesley Sustainable Energy Committee, the Municipal Light Plant, and National Grid--launched yesterday.
Following last year's successful renewable energy campaign, the town is hoping to for just a few hundred homes looked at for energy efficiency. The Power to Save campaign announced its official launch yesterday in a press release, after organizers provided some teasers at last week's Board of Selectmen meeting. “Each of us has the power to save money AND do something to save the planet at the same time,” said Ellen Korpi, Chair of the Wellesley Sustainable Energy Committee in a press release issued yesterday. This year, the goal is to get 400 Wellesley homeowners to try the no-cost home assessment according to a press release. After that, connect those residents to resources so they can save energy and money by making improvements. "We…
Tuesday, March 12, 2013
The Sustainable Energy Committee program for 2013 teased at the Board of Selectmen's meeting.
The town is gearing up to go green, again. At the Monday night Board of Selectmen's meeting, the Sustainable Energy Committee (SEC) previewed their upcoming Power to $ave program. Power to Save follows up from last year's initiative the Power to Choose program. Over 1,000 Wellesley residents volunteered to be a part, and all three of the colleges in Wellesley signed on to the campaign. This year, the goal is to get 400 Wellesley homeowners to try the no-cost home assessment. After that, connect those residents to resources so they can save energy and money by making improvements. "If you do what they recommend, it’s going to reduce your utility bills and use of fossil fuels," said SEC chair Ellen Korpi. The Municipal Light Plant and …
Tuesday, December 11, 2012
900 Worcester St. Committee presents Selectmen with the town's plans for the St James the Great site.
Swimming, ice skating and soccer may be coming to Wellesley in one spot--although perhaps not at the same time. After Town Meeting decided the fate of the St. James Property in June, a committee was tasked with developing a plan and reporting back to the Board of Selectmen--which happened at last night's Selectmen's meeting. The committee plans to have a pool, a field and an ice rink on the site. The three components will be zoned and built as approved, meaning they can be built independently of one another. See the presentation made at the meeting under PDFs to the right. According to the slideshow presented last night, the entire project--including land acquisition and the three facilities--may cost around $20.8 million. This is …
Monday, September 24, 2012
Notice what's happening at St. James?
1. Have you seen the parking lot of St. James the Great Church? It's not what you think it is. 2. The Board of Selectmen will meet tonight despite holding a rare Thursday meeting last week. 3. Between 1 and 3 p.m. today at the Community Center, the Wellesley Council on Aging will hold a Transportation Fair with keynote speaker John Paul, manager of public affairs for AAA Southern New England. There will be refreshments! 4. The School Committee will meet tomorrow at 8:30 a.m. to go over a short agenda. 5. Other than visiting the site (which we want you to do very often), you can stay connected in three other ways: our Facebook page, Twitter and the newsletters.
Tuesday, September 11, 2012
Wellesley is in the process of purchasing the land on which St. James the Great Church sits.
An update on the St. James property acquisition is forthcoming. Selectwoman Katherine Babson will update the School Committee on the property located at 900 Worcester St. at about 7:55 tonight. In June, Town Meeting voted to purchase the land. The property, which technically still belongs to the Archdiocese of Boston, has been tied up in an appeals process filed by parishioners who were at one time intent on reopening the church.
Wellesley commemorates the 12th year since Sept. 11, 2001.
1. Officials will host a ceremony at the Wellesley Fire Headquarters this morning at 9:45 a.m. 2. The School Committee will meet tonight at 7:30. 3. The Board of Selectmen met last night to discuss a light agenda. 4. We're always on the lookout for new bloggers. Would anyone be interested in blogging about the schools? E-mail today. 5. Follow us on Twitter; Like us on Facebook.
Monday, August 13, 2012
Last day to register to vote as a new voter is this Friday.
1. The Board of Selectmen will meet tonight beginning at 7. 2. The board will meet briefly, with a highlight regarding continuation of work at 900 Worcerster St. - The St. James property. 3. The Wellesley Police Department dealt with a few situations over the weekend. Stories to follow. 4. Friday is the last day to register to vote as a new voter, according to the town website. 5. Check our Back to School Guide for your back to school needs.
Tuesday, July 31, 2012
Where the weather doesn't predict itself.
1. The Board of Selectmen met last night to discuss several issues in town. Stay tuned for coverage. 2. The driver in the Quebrada incident will be cited, say police. 3. We will also have Little League coverage today. 4. Have you seen our Facebook page lately? 5. ...How about our Twitter?
Monday, July 30, 2012
Summer is half over.
1. The Board of Selectmen will meet tonight for one of the few times this summer. 2. The School Committee, however, will not, according to the calendar. 3. If you have photos from Friday's Komen walk, add them to our pics and clips section. 4. The start of school is only about five weeks away. Are you ready? 5. What do you think of having a later start time? Weston is thinking about it.
Friday, July 6, 2012
Plans for the site have included restaurants and a residential area.
The commercial complex on Route 9 near the Natick border that will house Justine’s Table, is heading for foreclosure auction this month. The site at 978-980 Worcester St. will be auctioned July 16, according to the Boston Business Journal. The site, which is owned by Wellesley Realty Associates, affiliated with Behrand Construction & Luxury Homes of Wellesley, has a Dunkin’ Donuts, and plans have been laid out to open a restaurant and deli at the site. For years, a group lead by Dean Behrend attempted to get town permissions to open Justine’s Table at the site, while building a residential complex behind the building. The Board of Selectmen, noting that parking and traffic would be too tight in the area, shot down the request. Recently, …