WellesleyWeston Magazine

SUMMER 2013

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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1982 Cedar Hill Dairy Bar 294. The problem of sewerage disposal in the town center was finally solved in the mid-1990s Henry Brown (center) joins Board of Health 287. with construction of a solar aquatic greenhouse. 295. The Triple A Market (now the Omni) was The present Dairy Joy was originally the Cedar Hill Dairy Bar, a sales stand and luncheon- built within an extensive peat bog on piles up to 45 ette operated by the owners of the Cedar Hill Dairy feet deep. According to one estimate, some 60 per- on North Avenue. cent of Weston's business district is in the wetlands. This development probably could not be built today. 296. When Mass Broken Stone discontinued quarrying in the early 1980s and the pits were no 288. Two Weston historical organizations cele- brate their 50th anniversaries in 2013. The Weston longer pumped, it took seven years for rain and groundwater to fill them to the top. Historical Society was founded as an outgrowth of the town's 250th celebration. 297. Land's Sake was founded in 1980 as a pri- vate nonprofit organization to help manage Weston 289. The Golden Ball Tavern Trust was estab- lished in 1963 to save the landmark 18th-century conservation land and involve residents in its productive use. tavern. Rather than restore it to a single time period, the museum shows "layers of history" and 298. interprets the house as it evolved over time. to serve as a town official. A member of the Board Henry Brown was the first African-American of Health from 1982 to 1991, he served as chair- 290. In 1970, the town's primary water source, man for six years. the Nickerson well, was found to be contaminated with salt used to control icing on the Mass Pike 299. and Route 128. The town sued and received dam- schools in 1982, when a minicomputer with 32 ter- ages of $600,000. minals (the VAX 11/750 system made by Digital Computers were introduced in Weston Equipment Corporation) was purchased for the 291. Passenger service on the Central high school. Massachusetts Railroad ended in the early 1970s. 300. The METCO program began in Weston in 1967. Weston town government adopted techno- logical advances including establishing a town website (2003), adoption of the Geographic Information System (GIS) (2005), installation of a 293. Florence Freeman, Weston's first female selectman, began her first term in 1964. fiber optic network (2006), and production of the first set of electronic property maps (2007). Happy Birthday, Weston! 81 s u m m e r 2 0 1 3 | We l l e s l e y We s t o n M a g a z i n e 292.

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