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Town Government Works

  • Annual Town Meeting dissolved May 1. ATM passed all motions presented; notably the amendments to Large House Review and other zoning bylaws, the Demo Review bylaw and the School Security package.
  • There will be a Special Town Meeting in the fall (November 7, 8, 13, and 14) to appropriate feasibility funds for the Hardy, Hunnewell and Upham projects.

July 21, 2017

LWVW Book Awards Recognize WHS Students

Each spring the League of Women Voters of Wellesley recognizes Wellesley High School students for outstanding civic engagement in the school and broader community. This year the LWVW awarded copies of "Lend Me Your Ears," a collection of famous speeches edited by William Safire, to each of four Wellesley High School students during the traditional Awards Nights at the end of the school year. Congratulations to recipients for 2016: seniors Matthew Hornung and Maddie Petrovich and underclass members Sinclaire Vandervoort and Max Sours.

LWVW Co-President Irene Flint congratulates book award winner Matthew Hornung

Book award winners Sinclaire Vandervoort'17 and Max Sours'17

Retiring Wellesley Town Board Members Honored

As a prelude to the Wellesley Town Election last year, the LWV Wellesley hosted its annual "Meet the Candidates" night, during which all candidates for town-wide office were offered the opportunity to speak and answer questions. Voters could also meet candidates for Town Meeting Member (TMM) .

A highlight of the evening was recognition of the efforts of four retiring Town Board members; each was cited for their achievements and presented with a certificate of appreciation. Those recognized for their service to the town were Patti Quigley (School Committee), Steve Burtt (Recreation Committee), Sara Preston (Planning Board) and Alexander Mahoney (Housing Authority). Many thanks to them for their hours of volunteering and service to the Town of Wellesley.