Important reminder that tomorrow — Tuesday, March 6 —  is the Town Election in Wellesley. Polls will be open from 7:00 am to 8:00 pm. Click here to find your polling place.

Please vote. When people who are concerned with the environment vote, we all win! For our local environment, no race matters more than the race for the Wellesley Natural Resources Commission (NRC)  The NRC is the only elected board in our town that is specifically tasked with an environmental mission — the members of this board are the stewards of our parks, conservation land, trees, and all our natural resources.

There are four candidates running for two open seats on the NRC. Before you vote, we urge you to consider who will best represent your perspective on the environment in our town. Click here to read the candidates responses to our questions. (One candidate did not respond.)

Let’s make sure that 2018 is the year when environmental voters turn out in Wellesley! Did you know that in last year’s town election, 3625 people voted? After this election, we are going to follow-up with you to see if you voted and what issues helped determine your choices.

We all know it’s important to be a good voter, so please make a plan right now to get to the polls on Tuesday!

Phyllis Theermann

Important issues are happening in our community. Use your voting rights to elect people you believe in. Local politics does affect your day-to-day lives so don’t forget to make time on March 6th to vote.

Sustainable Wellesley asked all of the candidates to answer a few questions about sustainability and how it relates to the work of that particular board. Here are many of their thoughts. Remember most of these positions are for 3-5 years.

Board of Assessors – No response.
Board of Health – Click here.
Board of Public Works – No response.

Board of Selectmen – Click here.
Library Trustees – Click here.
Moderator – No response.

Natural Resources – Click here.
Planning Board – Click here.
Recreation Commission – Click here.

School Committee – Click here.
Town Clerk – Click here.

Please share widely with your friends and neighbors — and please VOTE!

See and hear from the candidates at the upcoming League of Women Voter’s Candidates Eve, Thursday, March 1st.

Phyllis Theermann

As the seasons change, your families’ wardrobe may need to as well.

Swing by Shopper’s Corner, located in the Schofield Elementary School, on Wednesday’s from 8:30 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. and the first Saturday of the month from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. during the school year to find — and share –gently loved accessories, shoes, and clothes for women, men, and children.

This thrift/consignment shop is open to our entire community and is a great way to share clothes that don’t work for you any more and find new things that do.

Second hand is en vogue these days and is better for the environment than buying new. Think about how all that textile waste.

Ready…more than 80 billion articles of clothing are produced and sold around the world annually. There is a huge consequence of fast fashion, but you don’t have to always be part of it.

Plus, a great portion of the funds go to Schofield’s PTO which supports a variety of initiatives so its a win-win.