Brush Fires, Water Restrictions and the Boston Marathon
A look back at the week in Westwood news.
Things ended on a hot and dry note this week in Westwood as a much-needed rain was forecasted to arrive by Sunday.
Westwood fire crews responded to a three-acre brush fire in the woods behind Morgan Farm Road on Wednesday. The blaze, fire officials said, was sparked from a camp fire that is currently being investigated. No injuries or property damage were reported.
Less than a day later, Westwood officials assisted those in Dedham to help contain a brush fire that scorched at least 20 acres near University Avenue.
The dry weather this week also prompted the Dedham-Westwood Water District to implement voluntary water restrictions to residents in both towns, nearly two months ahead of normal.
Westwood officials this week weighed in on the new 'University Station' project.
In a brief update this week, Westwood Public Library Director Tom Viti wrote that the new library is nearly 70 percent complete.
The arrival of the weekend, meanwhile, also marked the eighth annual Earth Week Cleanup in Westwood, and in the same light, local resident Michael Brier continued his efforts to organize Eco-Teams to help reduce carbon footprint.
With the annual town election coming on Tuesday, officials in town related to why residents should vote, and voice their thoughts on the Town Charter revisions that will be on the ballot.
Westwood Town Meeting is less than a month away, so be sure to check out the first installment in our series summarizing the Westwood 2012 Warrant Articles.