Saturday, March 2, 2013
A look back at just a few of the comments Wayland Patch readers left on the site this week.
Editor's Note: There have been dozens of comments this week attached to various articles addressing the Nathaniel Fujita murder trial. We've included one such comment below, but it was impossible to encompass the full scope of comments in this brief recap. To read all the comments, as well as Patch's coverage of the trial, head to the Wayland Murder: Nathaniel Fujita Trial page on Wayland Patch. Trial Live Blog: Astley's Friend Said Email From Fujita Led to Rekindled Relationship in April 2011 "[You] make some good points Mr. Barrett. I am just overcome with confusion as to how young people in the normal course of life . . . school, sports, work, friends, dating, break ups, etc. resort to "murder" when there are many alternate remedies to …
Saturday, February 16, 2013
Take a look at just a sample of what Wayland Patch readers had to say this week.
Saturday, February 16
Wayland DPW Crews Handle 'Worst' Storm They've Seen "As I welcome comments both good and bad, I can honestly say that I’m very proud of the whole DPW staff. While we always strive to provide excellent service, this storm proved to be a very challenging event – pushing the limits of our equipment and staff. We have worked a weary 44 hours in the past 3 days, and have come to the conclusion that try as we might, we can’t always please everyone. It’s not my intention to politicize the DPW facility, but I welcome anyone and everyone to visit our garage before passing judgment on the needs versus the wants of the DPW. After working 36 hours, we returned yesterday to frozen doors – effectively locking us out of the building. Once we got in, we …
Saturday, February 2, 2013
A look at some of the stories that had Wayland Patch readers talking this week.
New Studio Will Bring Spinning, Stretching to Wayland-Weston Border "I'm so excited for Spinning Lotus Studios to come to Wayland!" - Laurin Panzano on the Wayland Patch Facebook page. Wayland Basketball Player Makes History with 1,000th Point "Congratulations to Jaleel" - Richard P Turner AG Issues Ruling On OML Complaints Against Selectmen, Public Works "As a follow up, Mike Lowery updated the BoPW regarding the AG's finding in the last BoPW meeting, apologized for the mistake and entered the items in question for the public record. Prior to that, he and the Board had worked with staff to set up a facility to capture all BoPW e-mail communications that go to a quorum of members to ensure the Board is in compliance." - Michael Wegerbauer …
Saturday, January 26, 2013
A look at some of what Wayland Patch readers had to say this week.
Weekly Question: Is Wayland a Dog-Friendly Town? "I don't think Wayland is particularly dog friendly, but It's not totally unfriendly either. I love taking our dog on the various trails in the area, but it would also be nice to be able to take our dog to the town beach. Perhaps they could open the beach up to dog owners in the early morning and late afternoon. It would also be great to have a restaurant with patio seating where you could take pooches. But I guess we would first need a restaurant with patio seating. How about a local brew pub with an outdoor, dog-friendly patio and live music on Saturday afternoons?" - Heidi Seaborg Wayland Sees Increase in Large-Capacity Gun Permits - "Drawing attention to the numbers, and particularly the…
Saturday, January 19, 2013
A look at what got folks had to say on the Wayland Patch comment board this week.
Saturday, January 19
Weekly Question: Have You Frequented Wayland Town Center's Businesses? - "We have been to both Bertucci's and Stop and Shop. The grand opening party of Stop and Shop was excellent and very welcoming. I like the Framingham store better because it offers many more varied items. I do go to the one in the Town Center for a few quick things and am very glad it is there. The Bertucci's is great and the service is excellent! It is nice to have the Town Center and I look forward to more things opening up soon!" - JR - "I guess I like this Stop & Shop better than Natick because the parking lot makes A LOT more sense and is less dangerous for pedestrians. I also feel Wayland is superior to Framingham in that the store is much cleaner. Granted it is …
Saturday, January 12, 2013
A look at some of the things that got folks talking on Wayland Patch this week.
Saturday, January 12
Wayland Planning Board Defers Decision on Medical Marijuana Bylaw "It's pretty offensive to me that the town is playing zoning shenanigans to, in effect, prohibit a dispensary. Just because it wasn't named in existing zoning does not disallow it. It's a medical dispensary, and should be treated as any pharmacy. Wayland can't do an end-run around the laws." - JRZ Pelham Island Bridge Reopens "I have crossed over the new bridge. They did nice job. Now the town neeeds to resurface Pelham Island Road. It is a mess from the bridge to the Sudbury town line -- lots of pot holes and ruts." - Richard P Turner Stamp Prices to Rise One Cent This Month "seriously by next year the gas money to deliver your letter yourself will be cheaper...." - Abby …
Saturday, January 5, 2013
It's a double dose of commenting. We're looking back on the past two weeks of what got Wayland talking.
Editor's Note: Since we didn't run a comment roundup on Dec. 29, we're going to back up and include that week with this week's roundup. UPDATE: Markey Responds to Brown's Residency Question "I don't know if it's him or his campaign manager, but all he ever does is make allegations up out of the ether. You have to stand for something in this country - you can't just be against things. Unfortunately for Brown, he runs on a consistent fuel line of hot air. Go away already, Scott, and let another candidate with substance and real ideas stand up." - Eric Where's the Best Sledding in Wayland? "DeNormandie Farm in Lincoln is a great place. It's on Trapelo Road and there is a small parking lot. Two hills." - karen Montague New Growth Means a …
Saturday, December 22, 2012
A look back at what Wayland was saying this week on the Patch comment boards.
Weekly Question: How Do You Feel about Temporary Signs in Town? - "I agree the signs aren't a good look, nor is it convenient to stop, take it out of the car and place it on the lawn in the pouring rain, etc. When we purchased ours we tried to make it as attractive as possible but what can you do to a sandwich board? We'd love to be able to have a better sign that would be visible from the road but the town by-laws don't really permit it (unless you're CVS). Rather than be so curmudeonish about the signs how about thinking in more positive terms such as how can we better help the small businesses in our community?? What can we do to help them be more visible?? How can we better support them?? Positive ideas are so much better for everyone…
Saturday, December 15, 2012
A brief roundup of some of the comments Wayland Patch readers made this week.
Weekly Question: How Do You Feel about Temporary Signs in Town? - "Personally, as a "sign holder" it's vital to be able to have them. There are town guidelines already that determine how near the street a permanent sign can be and although we do have our name on one, along with several other businesses in our building, it's impossible to see (and read) while driving. We've been in the same location now for almost 15 years and before we started using the sandwich board sign were told almost weekly by people that they "never knew we were in town". Obviously it's important for the health of businesses, more so local businesses, to be a known presence." - Robin EL-Hachem What's Going on at the Lee's Farm Property? - "The farm stand would make …
Saturday, December 1, 2012
Here's a look at some of the articles that got folks talking this week on Wayland Patch. Perhaps not surprisingly, Finnerty's tops the list.
What's the Plan for Ice Rinks in Wayland This Winter? - "I chose Coch. in the poll but really location is not important to me. Hoping for better ice weather. I love the idea of the town encouraging outdoor exercise in the winter:)" - Donna Stetson Testa Weekly Question: Who is Your Local Hero? - "My first thought was Joan Lynch, but I agree both Katie Lynch and Pam Washek are excellent choices. I have tremendous admiration for Joan (and her family) for their efforts to raise awareness and provide community-based support to help eliminate barriers that people with disabilities encounter. Even in the face of the heartbreaking loss of her daughter, Joan has shown her strength and courage to continue to fight to improve the lives of others. …