Wednesday, October 31, 2012
Here is a glimpse at residents of Medfield, Dover, Sherborn, and Westwood who have died, or who have relatives who have died, recently.
Taken from www.legacy.com George Franklin Beatty, 76, worked in insurance industry for 50 years. His greatest pride and joy were his daughters and grandchildren. Muriel Morrison Callahan, 90, worked for 45 years with the Sears, Roebuck and Co. as a catalog Sales Manager. Helen C. (Dzerkacz) Gately, 91 of Dover, was a devoted and active member of The Ladies Sodality and St. Casimir's Church (Maynard) which her father helped establish for the Polish community in town. Maryhelena Schomer, 60, was a state trooper and senior investigator for the New York State Police. Andrew J. Kapravy, 79, was raised in Westwood and was a well-respected engineer holding several patents for his work including one for his team's invention of non-kinkable wire…
Sunday, October 21, 2012
A medical helicopter flew him to a Boston hospital.
A man helping his brother-in-law with yard work was pinned by the legs under a tree on Nahatan Street today. The victim was "cutting down a tree, and it snapped away and hit him," Westwood Fire Capt. Steven Lund said tonight. Westwood firefighters lifted the tree off the victim before a medical helicopter flew him to the Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in Boston, Lund said. The incident happened at 187 Nahatan St. at 4:15 p.m., Lund said.
Tuesday, August 21, 2012
State Police are investigating a Monday afternoon motorcycle crash in Westwood on Route 95 involving Daniel Timmons of Stoughton.
- POLICE & FIRE
Tuesday, August 21, 2012
Updated at 9:30 a.m. on August 21: Daniel Timmons, a 39-year-old man from Stoughton, was driving a 2002 Honda motorcycle traveling southbound on Route 95/Route 128 at Route 1 in Westwood when he lost control of his motorcycle and crashed off the shoulder of the roadway. The accident occurred at 4 p.m. on Monday, August 20. Timmons was transported by medical helicopter to Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston with what was originally reported as life-threatening injuries. However, in a followup release Tuesday morning, the State Police said it appears Timmons’ injuries are not life-threatening in nature. At the time of the crash investigation, State Police closed the breakdown lane, right, and middle travel lanes for approximately one …
Thursday, August 16, 2012
For just $10, you can get rid of your hazardous waste.
For those of you looking to dispose of any hazardous waste you don't know how to get rid of, Westwood will once again be having Hazardous Waste Day. Hazardous waste day will be held on September 29 this year at 50 Carby Street between 9 a.m. and 12 p.m., and it will only cost $10 per car. Here is a list of things you can bring with you on Hazardous Waste Day: Please note, though, that there are some things that you are asked not to bring. These include: The Department of Public Works also recommends these safety tips:
Weather, meetings and a weekend coming up.
1. There will be scattered thunderstorms throughout the day, although the temperature will reach the high 80s. 2. There will be lego mania at the Islington Branch of the Public Library today at 3:45. 3. Knowledge Beginnings, a child care learning center, will hold an open house this weekend. 4. Still haven't signed up for our newsletter? What are you waiting for? It's easy, and FREE! 5. We're still looking for bloggers. Do you want to be heard? We want to hear you.
Friday, June 22, 2012
This week's roundup of students from Westwood who are excelling at the collegiate level.
School's out for the summer, but that doesn't mean students don't deserve recognition, especially those from Westwood who are currently in college. Here is this week's collegiate roundup of award nominations, Deans' List announcements and graduations: Saint Anselm College The following students were named to the school's Dean's List for the Spring 2012 semester: Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI) The following students graduated from the school on May 12, 2012: Mount Ida College Ashley Mandeville was named to the Dean's List for the 2012 spring semester. Saint Michael's College The following students were awarded the 2012 Saint Michael's College Book Award for Academic Achievement with a Social Conscience: The following students were …
Tuesday, May 15, 2012
Selectmen reorganized at May 14 meeting.
The Westwood Board of Selectmen reorganized at Monday night's meeting, naming Phillip Shapiro as chairperson for the coming year and former chair Patrick Ahearn as clerk. The new roles carried little in shock value, as it is board tradition that the selectman in the second of his or her three-year term serves as chair. Reorganization always occurs in the first meeting following Town Meeting. The selectman in his or her third year serves as clerk. "It does take some of the surprise out of it," said Ahearn as he switched seats with Shapiro. Shapiro thanked Ahearn for his accomplishments as chair in the last year, which included transitioning town employees to a new health insurance plan, increasing the town's operating budget, overseeing …
Selectmen previously heard from Lambert's on April 23.
The Westwood Board of Selectmen voted in favor of a beer and wine license for Lambert's Rainbow Fruit at Monday night's meeting, completing a process begun at the board's April 23 meeting. The board had held the vote at the previous meeting as they wanted further information on how Lambert's would ensure proper sales, and that employees selling the alcoholic beverages were Training and Intervention Procedures for Servers of alcohol (T.I.P.S.) certified. Anthony Lambert, a Lambert's principle owner, and Bradford Jewson, who will manage alcohol inventory, spoke to the board. "We're just looking to enhance the store for our customers," Lambert said. Jewson is currently both a tenant of and an independent contractor of Lambert's, where he …
Monday, February 13, 2012
A look at what meetings are ahead this week in Westwood and what's to be discussed.
It's a new week in Westwood, which means a new round of meetings by local Westwood boards and committees. Check back each Monday at 1 p.m. for the latest roundup with a summary of agenda items to be discussed in the week ahead. This week's meetings and topics of discussion: Westwood Board of Health Public Hearing - White Oaks Cottages at Fox Hill Village Request for Variance from the Food Code; Public Hearing - Hgih Street Market Request for Variance from the Food Code
Friday, June 24, 2011
Dedham is seeking roughly $30,000 from Westwood.
Officials in Westwood are currently waiting to hear back from Dedham regarding reimbursement for sewer revenue. At a meeting on June 9, the Dedham Board of Selectmen voted to seek roughly $30,000 from the Town of Westwood for what Dedham officials believe is sewer revenue that should go to Dedham. In January, Dedham officials, noting that Westwood homes are connected to Dedham sewer lines, observed that the Town of Westwood has billed the homes for the past 14 years. The proposed agreement only seeks funds from fiscal year 2011, but Dedham selectmen indicated they would like to be reimbursed for the past 14 years. Westwood Town Administrator Mike Jaillet said the town is currently working with Dedham to come to an agreement for the …