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    Town Center

    I have not posted here in a long time, but I do seem to remember how.

    Does anyone know why the Town Center development has so many store fronts that appear to be permanently vacant, not to mention...
  2. Thanks Kim!

    Thanks Kim!
  3. New CVS in Cochituate - Demolition Permit

    It is my understanding that an appeal has been filed with the ZBA asserting that a demolition permit to demolish Finnerty's in order to make way for the new CVS was improperly issued. Since it looks...
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    Thank you.

    Thank you.
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    Question About the Wastewater Issues

    Yesterday's Town Crier had an article which discussed the extremely large bills that users of the Wastewater Treatment Facility in the center of town have received. The article indicated that...
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    Carl, based on what I have read (which is...

    Carl, based on what I have read (which is admittedly a limited amount), it looks to me like the selectmen and the WWDC signed an agreement unconditionally agreeing to provide 45,000 gallons per day...
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    I would appreciate it if someone could explain...

    I would appreciate it if someone could explain why the town is in this position. It appears from the court's ruling that the town clearly breached the Memorandum of Agreement with regard to its...
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    Jeff, you have raised a lot of good points. I...

    Jeff, you have raised a lot of good points. I certainly agree that a change to electronic voting would result in a substantial change to the culture of our Town Meetings, and should be fully vetted...
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    There was an interesting thing that happened last...

    There was an interesting thing that happened last night that I'd like to point out. There was a voice vote taken on a controversial article (I don't remember which one off hand). The Moderator said...
  10. Please Vote for Beth Butler for School Committee

    I prepared a Letter to the Editor relating to the election for publication in tomorrow's Crier, and unfortunately, it won't be published because I foolishly missed the deadline. Hopefully, I can...
  11. Does anyone know the DPW's reasoning behind...

    Does anyone know the DPW's reasoning behind assessing this surcharge in a manner that is unrelated to water usage?
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    It is generally very difficult to intelligently...

    It is generally very difficult to intelligently and accurately comment on the result of a trial unless you were there. However, I feel that some things have been said in this thread that need to be...
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    Thanks Kim. That answers my question.

    Thanks Kim. That answers my question.
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    Dave - as long as we have you on this thread,...

    Dave - as long as we have you on this thread, would you feel comfortable letting us know the reasons that the recently formed Town Meeting Committee that you are on recommended against the electronic...
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    New Beach House/Electronic Voting

    The Finance Committee has approved an expenditure of approximately $1 Million to rebuild and enlarge the beach house at the town beach. At the same time, they voted unanimously against the...
  16. Q: How many required courses are there, and in...

    Q: How many required courses are there, and in what areas?
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    Why isn't it acceptable to quote or paraphrase a...

    Why isn't it acceptable to quote or paraphrase a resident's comment at a public meeting? If a resident speaks out in a public forum on an issue, it may very well be relevant to me who the speaker...
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    Thumbs up for Enchiladas Verdes and a chicken...

    Thumbs up for Enchiladas Verdes and a chicken dish - I don't remember the name of it but the sauce contained tomatillas.
    Four thumbs up for a friendly staff.
    As far as service goes - complete...
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    What's the Real Problem Here?

    The questions regarding Town Meeting that are now being discussed will hopefully lead to a better and more efficient process, whether it be in the form of improvements to our longstanding tradition...
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    I would like to see a rule which requires that...

    I would like to see a rule which requires that when a person moves to terminate debate, the moderator shall not accept that motion unless he/she determines that there has already been sufficient...
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    I think that it is compelling that what happened...

    I think that it is compelling that what happened last night with the vote was unacceptable. And, it shouldn't matter which side you're on --- votes of that degree of importance (or, really, any vote...
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    Just so everyone is on the same page, the...

    Just so everyone is on the same page, the applicable statute is Massachusetts General Laws Chapter 39, Section 15, which states in relevant part that "The moderator shall preside and regulate the...
  23. John, when you started that thread, I replied to...

    John, when you started that thread, I replied to your comment by stating that I disagreed with you, that I believed that Kim's participation in the enews discussion board was completely appropriate,...
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    Before we go further in a discussion of why CH...

    Before we go further in a discussion of why CH students did better than HH students on the MCAS, it would be great if a statistician would be willing to weigh in and let us know if the difference is...
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    Kim, the thing that I like about the "old" system...

    Kim, the thing that I like about the "old" system is that when I click on the DF, the threads that have the most recent posts are right at the top of the thread list. And that doesn't seem to happen...
  26. Gary, I have no real background in statistics...

    Gary,

    I have no real background in statistics and am having a bit of trouble following your analysis. It would greatly help if you would answer the following question: After doing the analysis...
  27. Although I am not affiliated with the CVS...

    Although I am not affiliated with the CVS Cochituate group, and therefore have no first hand knowledge of what they have or haven't done, it seems pretty clear to me that it consists of a group of...
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    Fair enough Jeff.

    Fair enough Jeff.
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    Perhaps the Waylandenews Board would permit them...

    Perhaps the Waylandenews Board would permit them to post their responses after the deadline if they did so reasonably promptly. It doesn't seem to me that it would be unfair to the other candidates....
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    Request to Jeff Baron and Paul Grasso

    I have found the question and answer forum to be very helpful in understanding the positions of the candidates for office. I read both Paul and Jeff's reasons for preferring a different type of...
  31. I think that the ultimate question here may be:...

    I think that the ultimate question here may be: "what type of discourse would you like to see on this board." Jeff is without doubt correct that if everyone is required to identify themselves, both...
  32. Alan, for what it's worth, when I read that post...

    Alan, for what it's worth, when I read that post from Dusk, I did not think that he was accusing you of any wrongdoing, and it didn't even cross my mind that he was accusing you of establishing that...
  33. I have a proposal for those of you who are...

    I have a proposal for those of you who are interested in this topic and who do not usually follow the Town Crier bulletin board. Lately, the board has, for the most part, evolved (perhaps...
  34. A Different Perspective

    I have a different view than those expressed in the above posts. And, I have posted on several occasions on the Town Crier board, and have always posted under my real name. Although I wish that...
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    Thank you very much Alan. I am extremely...

    Thank you very much Alan. I am extremely appreciative of the time and thought that you put into answering my questions. Although I can't personally definitively reach any substantive conclusion at...
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    Assessments

    There were two letters to the editor in the Town Crier this week, both of which described what the authors felt was unfairness in the assessments of our homes. As I read them, the authors are...
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    That's what I was afraid of. People have been...

    That's what I was afraid of. People have been using the landfill for many more years than I've lived in Wayland, and the one-time capital expense item of closing the long-existing landfill has now...
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    High Cost of Landfill Stickers

    As most residents already know, the cost of the landfill stickers this year was off the charts. Does anyone know why? Are this year's users paying all or a portion of the costs of capping and...
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    Thank you Jeff!

    Thank you Jeff!
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    The content of posts ought to be civil, and I...

    The content of posts ought to be civil, and I think that it behooves people to think very carefully before being uncivil to their neighbors for several reasons. First, incivility creates an...
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    Kim, I think that the edits you are talking about...

    Kim, I think that the edits you are talking about are the ones where you deleted the names of individuals referred to in posts, and I also seem to remember that most (maybe all) of them were names of...
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    I think that it is great for a forum such as this...

    I think that it is great for a forum such as this to contain lively, honest and direct opinions. People, particularly public officials, need to be thick-skinned enough to be able to hear that others...
  43. Are You Serious?

    John, as you might know from previous posts on this board, it can sometimes be difficult to determine whether or not a post is meant to be serious or humorous. I know from your postings on another...
  44. DPW Vote

    The situation discussed by Jeff and that presented itself at the DPW vote on Thursday boils down to this: the Moderator must make a decision as to whether the TM members will be able to know...
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