Friday, November 16, 2012
Town meeting voters approved change in zoning laws to prevent medical marijuana dispensaries from opening in Wakefield. Where do you stand on the issue?
By a 143-9 margin on Thursday night, town meeting voters approved a proposed zoning by-law that would bar medical marijuana dispensaries from being able to open in Wakefield. The bylaw was drafted this fall in part because of the anticipation that Massachusetts voters would approve Question 3 on Election Night, and also in response to a since-withdrawn proposal that could have led to the establishment of one specific dispensary in Wakefield. Two weeks ago, Wakefield voters approved Question 3, to allow medical marijuana in the state, by a 54.3 to 45.7% margin. So, in this space what I ask you, Wakefield residents - how would you have voted on the medical marijuana zoning by-law at town meeting? Feel free to vote in the poll below or even …
Thursday, May 3, 2012
Article 3 of the May 14 Town Meeting warrant articles asks voters if they will restore and repair athletic fields and facilities at Wakefield Memorial High School.
Up for a vote at the upcoming Town Meeting is an article that would appropriate a 15-year, $5 million bond to restore and improve the athletic fields and facilities at Wakefield Memorial High School. The repairs would go to upgrade several fields and facilities. First on the list is Landigran field, which would include a new turf field, bleachers with a press box, a concession stand, bathrooms and team rooms. Next is Beasley Field, which would include a new turf field, a re-surfaced track, and lights. The Capital Planning Committee is also recommending replacing the WHS field house floor, replacing the Dobbins tennis courts, and resurfacing the Veterans Field tennis courts. Except before you go reaching for your checkbook, Wakefield's …
Tuesday, November 15, 2011
Six of the seven articles were approved by the town.
The town of Wakefield made its first step in several years last night to start addressing a 17-mile backlog of road repairs when it voted to approve $200,000 for roadway improvements in the town. Department of Public Works Director Rick Stinson noted that the town does receive state funding to maintain roads, but the amount of money changes each year and only works out to an annual average of 44% of the town's need. With 90 miles of public roads in town and an average life expectancy of 15 years per mile of road, the town must improve six miles of road each year, Stinson said. This year, the town was only allocated enough money to improve 2.68 miles, far short of the goal of six miles per year. The extra $200,000 brings the total mileage …
Monday, November 14, 2011
Town Meeting will begin Monday, Nov. 14 at 7:30 p.m. at the Galvin Middle School.
Town Meeting will take place Monday, Nov. 14 at 7:30 p.m. at the Galvin Middle School. Below is short preview on topics that will be addressed: To read the full agenda of articles and see budget information, click the .PDF to the right.
Thursday, October 13, 2011
Where to see local artists' work showcased, the deadline to vote in the Nov. town meeting approaches, Nazareth Academy hosts an open house this weekend, and more things to know today.
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Thursday, October 13, 2011
1. Probable rain - Bring your umbrella today, because it's going to rain. Otherwise it will be cloudy and fogging, with a high near 64, according to the National Weather Service. 2. Today in Wakefield sports - Boys varsity golf will play in the Middlesex League Shootout today at 3:30 p.m., boys varsity soccer will play Watertown at home at 3:45 p.m., and girls varsity soccer will play Watertown at 3:45 p.m. @ Watertown. 3. Local Artists Showcased - The 2011 Paint Out event blends together local artists and local businesses. Through Oct 17th, more than 25 Wakefield shops, banks and restaurants are displaying these Paint Out artists in their places of business. Today, for example, there's an arts networking reception from 5 to 7 p.m. at …