Wednesday, May 22, 2013
The Wellesley Board of Selectmen discussed the town's role in Norfolk County with a local representative for the County.
The town of Brookline has thought about removing itself from Norfolk County since 2011. Now officials in that town are hoping Wellesley will join them. No decisions were made at Monday night's Board of Selectmen meeting, but they considered a letter sent from Brookline Town Administrator Mel Kleckner to other towns in the County, as well as a report from Norfolk County Advisory Vice-chairperson and Wellesley resident Owen Dugan. By its membership in Norfolk County, Dugan explained, the town has access to the Norfolk County Registry of Deeds, the Norfolk Agricultural (Aggie) School in Walpole, and the Wollaston Recreational Area, as well as a county engineering department, facilities maintenance and treasurer's office. The County also …
Monday, January 7, 2013
Norfolk County Register of Deeds William P. O’Donnell Sworn in for Third Term.
Monday, January 7
Below is the press release from the Norfolk County Registry of Deeds: Norfolk County Register of Deeds William O’Donnell was swornin to a new term on January 3, 2013 during a brief ceremony at the Norfolk CountyCommissioners Office in Dedham. Conducting the swearing in was Norfolk CountyClerk of Courts Walter Timilty who had been sworn in earlier that day, and who alsoswore in re-elected County Commissioners Francis O’Brien and John Gillis. O’Donnell a Norwood resident, who has been the Register of Deeds since 2002, was re-elected during the November 6, 2012 election. Attending the swearing in ceremony were O’Donnell’s wife Susan, daughter Jennifer, sons William and James as well as CountyCommissioner Peter Collins, District Attorney …
Monday, July 9, 2012
State police will set up a routine sobriety checkpoint for drivers in Norfolk County this weekend.
If you spot a state trooper camped out by the side of the road somewhere in Norfolk County this weekend, he or she may be doing more than just watching for speedsters. State Police Superintendent Col. Marian McGovern announced today that a sobriety checkpoint will be established on an undisclosed public way in Norfolk County from Friday to Saturday. The checkpoints, which are funded by a state grant, are routine operations performed by the state police. McGovern said in a press release that the purpose of the checkpoint is to further educate motorists and strengthen public awareness to the need of both detecting drivers who are operating under the influence of drugs and/or alcohol and taking them off the road. She said the checkpoint would…
Thursday, March 1, 2012
The Wellesley Police Department instituted the program in conjunction with the Norfolk County District Attorney’s Office.
The Wellesley Police Department instituted a new prescription drug take-back program this week. On Tuesday, while the new high school opened its doors for the first time, Norfolk County District Attorney Michael W. Morrissey was in Wellesley to publicly introduce the program and encourage the public to deposit old prescription medicines in the container – located in the lobby of the police station. “Prescription drugs, particularly opiate-based pain pills left over from surgery, injury, even dental work, may look harmless sitting in the medicine chest, but we are finding that the opposite is true,” Morrissey said in a statement this week. “Addiction experts report that over half, and perhaps three quarters, of young people are having their…
Tuesday, February 28, 2012
Could residents actually have to shovel snow this week?
Hope you didn't put away that shovel just yet. The National Weather Service has issued a Winter Storm Watch for Wednesday afternoon through Thursday that calls for 3-5 inches of snow for Norfolk County, including Wellesley. Temperatures right around freezing for most of the weather event will make a wintry mix of snow and sleet, however if temperatures dip a bit, the NWS states Wellesley could receive even more snow. A mix of sleet and snow will make for slippery roadways, so drivers should use extreme caution on the roads - particularly if they didn't listen to Punxsutawney Phil and took off the snow tires. The heaviest precipitation is expected late Wednesday into early Thursday morning. Wind gusts could get as high as 20 mph, according …
Saturday, October 29, 2011
Winter-like conditions could bring about heavy snowfall; an advisory is in effect until 8 a.m. Sunday.
The National Weather Service issued a winter weather advisory for much of the state Saturday in preparation for an early-season winter storm that could dump as much as five inches to parts of the state. The advisory will go into effect as of 6 p.m. Saturday and remain in effect until 8 a.m. Sunday, and has been issued for portions of Norfolk County, including Wellesley. "Wet snow and strong wind gusts will bring the potential for tree damage and scattered power outages," the NWS reported Saturday. "Untreated roadways may become snow covered and slippery." Rain will cover the region from southwest to northeast Saturday afternoon, and precipitation will gradually change over to heavy wet snow as colder air works into the area, according …