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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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Echo have taken pains to reduce sound levels, and have had some success. A 2012 article in Wellesley's Town Meeting warrant to ban them outright was defeated. What does the future hold for those of us beleaguered by the bang, rattle, and buzz of times like these? Perhaps the most heartening trend is the emergence of electric vehicles, most notably in the sleek Teslas and Chevy Volts, whose presence betokens a time when noisy internal combustion engines like diesels and motorcycles will slowly recede from our roads. Landscape conservation efforts supported by the Community Preservation Act may not return all sections of Wellesley to primal for- estland, but they are making a marked differ- ence in ensuring that large swaths of sound- deadening forestland and fields remain part of the local landscape. Weston, not without the good intentions of the community, still remains partly rural in character and arguably is more quiet than any other so close to Boston. "I'm still active in my work," said Wood when last I spoke with him in Florida where he spends the winter months. "My dear wife and I have enjoyed living amidst the peace and quiet of Weston for over 45 years," he notes. "We raised three wonderful children and have a dozen grandchildren living nearby." "I've been blessed with a loving family and scores of friends while having had a particu- larly interesting, satisfying and unique profes- sional career," he adds. "It's been a rewarding experience." 83 W e l l e s l e y W e s t o n M a g a z i n e | s u m m e r 2 0 1 7

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