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Boston Globe 1/4/09:  GOP rising star:  Party sees signs of hope in Wrentham's Scott Brown.  In a year in which the Republican party did not fare well either in the state or nationally, Scott Brown won his race by a commanding margin.

Boston Globe 1/4/09:  Perry Hagenstein has died.  A respected scholar of natural resource policy and economics, Dr. Hagenstein died of cancer on Dec. 27 at his Wayland home. He was 77.  He lived in Wayland for nearly 40 years and was known for his walks through town.

Metrowest Daily News 1/3/09:  Are regional services a solution for tough times?  Wayland and Sudbury are looking at combining library, transfer station and the park and recreation department with counterparts in Wayland. Last month, boards of selectmen from both towns met over dinner to begin discussions, said O'Brien. The towns already share a sewage treatment plant on Rte. 20.  One example of a merger could be coordinating the schedules of both towns' libraries: Neither would be shuttered, but could share operating hours during the work week.

Metrowest Daily News 1/3/09:  Local skaters and fishermen on thin ice.  Local firefighters urge caution when skating on ponds - fluctuating temperatures make for unsafe ice.

Metrowest Daily News 1/2/09:  State has money for school projects... for now.  While other areas of state government struggle mightily for funding, the Massachusetts School Building Authority has money set aside to pay for school projects, but like all good things, this will not go on forever. The MSBA receives one cent from the five-cent state sales tax, Sullivan said, but projections show sales tax revenue headed down. When the MSBA was created, sales tax revenue was projected to grow 4.5 percent a year, but in reality it was more like 1 percent a year. For fiscal 2010, Sullivan said, sales tax is expected to decline by 5 percent.

Sudbury Town Crier 1/1/09:  Area police report increase in house and car break-ins.  In Wayland, half of all the year's residential burglaries (six out of 12) occurred in the final three months of the year.

Wayland Town Crier 1/1/09:  The Top Stories of 2008:

Wayland Town Crier 1/1/09:  Wayland Town Crier's people of the year

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