State orders Wayland to release records on METCO chief discussions

Wayland Town Crier 7/29/14: State orders Wayland to release records on METCO chief discussions. The secretary of state’s office has ordered the Wayland Public Schools to release executive session minutes pertaining to METCO Director Mabel Reid-Wallace or to clearly specify why the district is denying the request. The state ruling came in response to Continue reading here

Introducing the Wayland Children & Parents Association BIG KIDS Group!

The WCPA is introducing new involvement and activities for families with children from K – 5th grade. As we all know, next year we will have three K-5 elementary schools here in Wayland. One of the goals of the WCPA BIG KIDS is to keep us connected with our friends from all over Wayland Continue reading here

Wayland Recreation Commission discusses field report

Wayland Town Crier 7/29/14: Wayland Recreation Commission discusses field report. The Recreation Commission discussed an updated version of a report aimed at new athletic field recommendations on Tuesday. The report represents a significant flip from a 2010 report by the same company, Gale Associates. While the 2010 recommendation suggested building seven baseball fields, five Continue reading here
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Obituary: Martha Lynn Hale

HALE, Martha Lynn (Griffith) Of Wayland, formerly of Gratham, NH; Chagrin Falls, OH; Shelbyville, TN. July 21, 2014, age 92. Beloved wife of the late Samuel N. Hale. Loving mother of M. Susan Elliott and her husband David of South Natick, and the late Marilyn H. Nottage and her surviving husband Barry of Nassau, Bahamas. Grandmother of Sean and Jamie Nottage of Nassau, Bahamas and Kathryn Elliott of South Natick. Great-grandmother of Haley, Kelsey, Tamsin, and Lila. Sister of the late William M. Griffith Jr. and James L. Griffith. Martha Lynn grew up in Tennessee Walking Horse country under the watchful, yet mischievous eyes of an older and a younger brother. After two years at Stephens College in Columbia, MO, ...
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Obituary: Thomas C. Ligon

LIGON, Thomas C. 77, died on Tuesday, July 15, 2014 at his residence in Hull. He was born in Farmville, VA on August 7, 1936 the son of the late Thomas C. Ligon, Sr. and Isabel (Allen) Ligon. He is survived by his wife Marian B. (Handelman) Bressel of Hull formerly of Wayland. Father of David A. Ligon of San Francisco, CA; Laura A. Jumani and her husband David Jumani of Laguna Beach, CA and the late Lisa J. Ligon who died in 2013. Stepfather of Ben J. Bressel and his wife Alana Bressel of Brighton. Grandfather of Siena and Elle Jumani of Laguna Beach, CA and step-grandfather of Akiva, Asher, Elisheva and Shoshana Bressel all of Brighton. Brother of ...
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Obituary: Mary Elizabeth Paine

PAINE, Mary Elizabeth "Buff" (Rowell) Of Wayland died peacefully surrounded by her loving family on her 93rd birthday on June 23, 2014. Buff was the beloved wife of the late Robert Gordon Paine, Jr. who died in January 1996. Devoted mother of Robert Gordon Paine, III and his wife Andrea S. Paine of Marlborough; Elizabeth Paine McClendon and her husband Lawrence B. McClendon of Wayland and Melissa Paine Aycock and her husband Thomas L. Aycock of Bluffton, SC. Also survived by six grandchildren, six great-grandchildren, six nieces and nine nephews. Buff worked for L. Davenport Boyd for over 25 years selling real estate in Wayland, Weston and Sudbury. Private family interment in North Cemetery, Wayland. A Memorial Service celebrating her ...
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Obituary: Dorothy Esther Larson

LARSON, Dorothy Esther (Povall) 93, of Wayland and Scituate, passed away on July 15, 2014. Born, raised and educated in Roslindale. Dorothy moved to Wayland in the early 50's. and lived there until moving to her son's home in Scituate three years ago. She worked for over 40 years at Cochituate Motors. She was very family orientated. Beloved mother Donald Larson and his wife Suzanne (Michaud) of Scituate. Dear sister of Richard Povall of Framingham and the late Eleanor Swift. Loving grandmother of Michael Camp of Dubai and Victoria Larson of Brooklyn, New York. Also survived by several nieces and nephews. A Graveside Service will be celebrated on Saturday, July 19th in Lakeview Cemetery Wayland at 11:00 a.m. In lieu ...
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Obituary: Andrew Chu non Seto

SETO, Andrew Chu Non Of Ashland, 82 years old, died peacefully and comfortably on Monday, July 14, 2014 at his residence in Ashland surrounded by his loving and devoted family. He was born in Canton, China on March 5, 1933 the son of the late Bo Seto and Guey Ho (Jue) Seto. He is survived by his wife of 54 years Jane (Sue) Seto of Ashland. He is also survived by his son Mark Seto and his wife Carol and their children Jennifer and Andrew Seto all of Framingham; his daughter Andrea Doria and her husband Thomas and their son Nicholas all of Watertown and his son Donald Seto and his wife Karen and their sons Jayden and Evan all ...
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Obituary: Virginia R. Croft

CROFT, Virginia R. "Ginny" (Cain) Of Townsend formerly of Wayland and Canton died peacefully and comfortably surrounded by her family on July 5, 2014. Beloved wife of the late Harold L. "Harry" Croft, Jr who died on Feb. 7, 1978. Devoted and loving mother of William L. Croft and his wife Susan D. of West Townsend; Robert J. Croft and his wife Patricia of Largo, FL; Leo H. Croft and his wife Kathleen of Natick; Virginia A. Stemke and her husband Robert of Lakeside, CA and the late Christina M. Hottleman who died on July 23, 2004. Also survived by seven grandchildren, eight great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. At the request of her family there will be no funeral ...
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A look at familial relationships at WHS

WSPN takes a look at the different familial relationships at WHS and the effects they can have on students and staff.
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Students discuss sibling influence

Competition is a natural part of high school, especially when it comes to getting into college. However, the competition becomes much more intense when it is between siblings. Younger siblings are often influenced by the choices their older siblings make and try to copy their example.

Family Water Sampling Workshop, July 31 or Aug 5, 6:30 pm

Start: 07/31/2014 6:30 pm End: 07/31/2014 7:31 pm Start: 07/31/2014 6:30 pm End: 07/31/2014 7:31 pm Become a Citizen Scientist! A free, hands-on, waterside workshop for children ages 6 and up and their parents. Water quality monitoring is core to OARS' science-based advocacy work. This workshop gives families a chance to experience science in action! Measure pH, dissolved oxygen, temperature, turbidity and learn what makes a healthy river for our fish and other wildlife. Thursday, July 31 (also offered on August 5 in Hudson) read more
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