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Launched in 2005, WellesleyWeston Magazine is a quarterly publication tailored to Wellesley and Weston residents and edited to enrich the experience of living in two of Massachusetts' most desirable communities.

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Riders compete in the three-day 1747 Horse Show during the 1960s and 70s 278. Country School, designed by noted Modern architect Hugh Stubbins, Jr., opened in 1955 and won the prestigious Harleston Parker architecture award. It was demolished in the early 2000s. 279. In the decade between 1950 and 1960, population increased 64 percent, the number of dwellings was up 68 percent, and school population increased by 143 percent. 280. The present zoning districts, ranging from A (60,000 square feet) to D (20,000 square feet), date from the 1954 by-law revision seeking to control post-war growth. 281. Rivers School, then a school for boys, moved from Newton to its new Weston campus in 1960. 282. On its 70th anniversary in 1960, the Friendly Society had 950 members. 283. The first footpath (sidewalk) was construct- ed along Conant Road in the late 1960s. 284. In its heyday in the 1960s and 1970s, the 1747 Farm Horse Show was an annual three-day event with night classes and master riders. It was We l l e s l e y We s t o n M a g a z i n e | s u m m e r 2 0 1 3 held on land leased from Regis College. 285. The Weston Conservation Commission was formed in 1961, with responsibilities including management of wetlands. 286. The present Weston High School, dedicat- ed in 1961, is the fifth in the town's history. The high school and middle school were built on land purchased from the Paine Trust. 80

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