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87 s u m m e r 2 0 1 5 | W e l l e s l e y W e s t o n M a g a z i n e Ready, Willing, & Able quate system. The water department took over private water companies and expanded the system to reach many of those with pri- vate wells. Because of contamination of the water supply from the Nickerson well (near the Weston tolls) and Kendal Green, Weston became part of the metropolitan water sys- tem in the 1970s. Trash was originally disposed of by open burning at three town dumps, on Ash Street, South Avenue, and the present site on Church Street. Pressure from the state led to develop- ment of a sanitary landfill at Church Street in 1968, supervised by the highway depart- ment. A temporary transfer station was set up there after the landfill closed in 1988. The new permanent Transfer and Recycling Station opened in 1994. The Weston Historical Society exhibit Ready, Willing, & Able: A History of Weston Fire, Police, and DPW, paid tribute to the work of the many dedicated town employees who provide these and other services to our community. The exhibit and related pro- grams were supported in part by a grant from the Weston Cultural Council, a local agency that is supported by the Massachusetts Cultural Council, a state agency. Information for this article comes from Farm Town to Suburb: The History and Architecture of Weston, Massachusetts, 1830 – 1980 by Pamela W. Fox (2002), "A History of the Weston Fire Department: 1880 to 1929" by H. Bentley Crouch (Weston Historical Society Bulletin, Spring 2015) and Weston annual Town Reports.

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