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WHS grad runs for Secretary of the Commonwealth

WHS grad runs for Secretary of the Commonwealth

mwang

October 27, 2010

It was his freshman year of high school, and despite being the new kid - he had just skipped a grade after moving back to Wayland - James Henderson was running for class president. He didn’t stand much of a chance. “Let’s get real, it’s a popularity contest,” said Henderson, a 1983 Wayland High grad. “What were the issues?” Though Henderson lost that ...

Massachusetts voters cast ballots in primaries

Massachusetts voters cast ballots in primaries

Basil Halperin

September 15, 2010

Voters went to the polls across the state on Tuesday to cast their ballots in this election season’s primaries. With nominees already decided in the high-profile governor’s race, turnout was low. Primary elections, which typically see fewer voters turnout than general elections do, decide who wil...

Ross wins state Senate special election

Ross wins state Senate special election

Ben Schattenburg

May 17, 2010

Last Tuesday, Wayland voters went to the polls to vote on several candidates for local offices, as well as for one of two candidates in a special election to fill the empty Norfolk, Bristol, and Middlesex district state Senate seat. In the state Senate election, Republican Richard Ross, a state re...

Budget debate dominates Town Meeting

Budget debate dominates Town Meeting

Basil Halperin

May 15, 2010

Wayland's annual Town Meeting got off to a slow start on Thursday evening. Slightly over 300 town citizens debated well into the night the merits and faults of the town omnibus budget, several amendments, and four other articles. After the approval of three standard articles that recognized town employees with distinguish...

UPDATED: Proposed recreation center up for vote

UPDATED: Proposed recreation center up for vote

Kruti Vora

May 11, 2010

See full-size image of the location » Town citizens will pile into the high school field house on May 13 for Wayland's annual town meeting. One proposal that is shaping up to be one of the most controversial is Article 25, Transfer and Lease the Recreation Portion of the Loker Conservation and...

Proposal would bring electronic voting to Town Meeting

Proposal would bring electronic voting to Town Meeting

Jake Adelman

May 10, 2010

The town meeting has been a traditional part of Wayland town government for hundreds of years, going back to Wayland's first town meeting in 1640, when Wayland was a part of Sudbury. Now, a new proposal would bring electronic voting to the Wayland town meeting, modernizing a unique tradition. Article 22, Electronic Voting at Town Meeting, would give town residents the ability to vote on ...

Proposals to watch during Town Meeting

Proposals to watch during Town Meeting

David Murphy

May 5, 2010

The annual Wayland Town Meeting will take place on May 13th. Forty articles are included in the warrant released by the town, and will be under consideration during the meeting. Here are five of the most important articles to look for : Article 6 (Independent Review of Town and School Budget Process): This article proposes the creation of an independent review...

Obama signs healthcare bill, Wayland reacts

Obama signs healthcare bill, Wayland reacts

Shensi Ding

April 4, 2010

President Barack Obama signed the Health Care and Education Reconciliation Act last Tuesday, ending a year-long debate over one of the most significant pieces of social legislation in decades. “We are a nation that does what is hard, what is necessary, what is right,” the President declared after s...

Mass Senate passes anti-junk food legislation

Mass Senate passes anti-junk food legislation

Kruti Vora

March 25, 2010

In the near future, Wayland High School may be swapping all of its sugary beverages and high-fat snack foods for other, healthier alternatives.  In 2008, nearly a third of Massachusetts youths were obese or overweight, as were more than half of Bay State adults. Prodded by this increasing childhood obesity, the State Senate has unanimously passed legislation that will...

Massachusetts voters to elect new Senator

Massachusetts voters to elect new Senator

David Murphy

January 18, 2010

Massachusetts citizens will head to the polls this Tuesday, January 19 to cast their vote for either Democrat Martha Coakley, or Republican Scott Brown. The winner of the special election will fill the U.S. Senate seat left vacant by the death of Senator Ted Kennedy. After the Senate primaries on December 8th, the fiel...

Robinson faces senate primary, seeks Republican nomination

Robinson faces senate primary, seeks Republican nomination

Matthew Gutschenritter

December 8, 2009

Jack E. Robinson III, an Massachusetts attorney, entrepreneur, and self-proclaimed Washington and Beacon Hill outsider, hopes to become one step closer to filling the open senate seat left vacant by the late Ted Kennedy today. As of yesterday Robinson was still behind in the polls to his only Republican competitor, State Senator Scott Brown...

Interview: Senate candidate Mike Capuano

Interview: Senate candidate Mike Capuano

Ben Schattenburg

December 3, 2009

Next Tuesday, December 8th, Massachusetts Democrats will go to the polls to determine who their candidate will be in the race for the currently-empty Senate seat early next year. Attorney General Martha Coakley is the current frontrunner for the Democratic primary, followed by Congressman Mike Capuano....

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