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A Q&A With Neighbor Brigade
Can you tell us a bit about Neighbor Brigade? How did it get started and what work does it do? Our late founder, Pam Washek along with her dear friend Jean Seiden started the Wayland Angels back in 2003. At that point it was an informal group of neighbors, run off of a spreadsheet,…
Capital Night Highlights Budget Pressures for Sudbury
Monday February 12 was Capital Night in Sudbury. That’s when the Select Board, Finance Committee and Capital Improvement Advisory Committee get together to review capital articles and the Town Manager’s Capital Budget. The committee members tend to ask clarifying questions, vet the proposed projects/purchases, and try to assemble a broader picture of how the Town…
School Committee Stonewalls On After-School Care
On Monday the Sudbury Public Schools (SPS) School Committee discussed whether or not to welcome a parent group to a future committee meeting to review the results of a recent survey on after-school needs throughout the community. According to the parent group, Parents for Sudbury After School Solutions, they received over 300 responses to their survey…
Thoughts in Return? A Q&A With The Sudbury DPW
The Sudbury Department of Public Works is responsible for an enormous amount of critical work and infrastructure in Sudbury. They were kind enough to take some time and answer a few questions about the initiatives they’re focused on right now, and others on the roadmap in the near future. The DPW has been publishing…
Economic Development Efforts Gain Momentum In Sudbury
In May of 2023, Select Board Vice-Chair Lisa Kouchakdjian recommended the formation of an Economic Development Committee to the other members of the Select Board. She noted that the timing was right, in part because Sudbury was on the cusp of opening two rail trails. The minutes summarize her comments: “Vice-Chair Kouchakdjian suggested establishing a business…
Local Election: Who Is Running
Four potential candidates have filed their intention (“pulled papers”) to run for local office: Janie Dretler for Select Board, Karyn Jones for Sudbury School Committee, Catharine V. Blake for Moderator, and Laurie Eliason for Park and Recreation Commission (see complete list below). Dretler, Blake and Eliason are candidates for re-election. Jones currently serves in…
Divided Select Board Accelerates Gun Business Bylaw
[Editorial Disclosure: The author of this story provided a signature for the Citizen Petition mentioned in this story.] On Tuesday the Select Board had another conversation about its draft zoning bylaw (page 18) to regulate gun businesses in Sudbury. There are currently no regulations specific to the location of gun-related businesses in Sudbury.…
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