Week in Review: Local Couples Share; Candidate Joins Selectman Race
A look at some of the top stories on Needham Patch for the week of Feb. 13-19.
Life gets busy, and we at Patch certainly understand that. So with that in mind, here are a few stories you might have missed on Needham Patch this week.
- How We Met… If you missed it, be sure to check out the video we put together with stories and advice from local couples that have been married for decades. How did they meet? How did he know she was the one? And what should every couple know in order to have a long, happy relationship? These couples tell all.
- Borrelli Joins Selectman Race: Finance Committee chairman Matt Borrelli pulled papers on Tuesday, Feb. 14 to run for a two-year term on the Board of Selectmen, joining School Committee member Michael Greis in the race.
- Selectmen Consider Raising Disposal Rates: Selectmen heard a report from the Solid Waste Disposal and Recycling Advisory Committee about the Recycling and Transfer Station budget and the need to raise trash bag fees by a nickel per bag, among other proposed changes.
- Report: Wine, Beer Shops Not Hugely Profitable: Economic Development Director Devra Bailin spoke to selectmen on Tuesday, Feb. 14 about a recent study on the profitability of wine and beer shops, as the town considers lifting its ban on retail alcohol sales.
- Plugged In Teens Win Film Festival Prize: A group of young musicians found out they received a prize in the If I Had a Trillion Dollars Youth Film Festival. Read more about the festival and follow a link to view their video.
WHAT’S NEW AT PATCH
Every Monday morning, we take a look at gas stations around Needham and provide a roundup of local gas prices. Whether you’re looking to save a few extra cents or just want to know how much it’s going to cost you for your regular fill-up, we’ve got you covered. Be sure to check back every Monday around 11 a.m. to see the latest price check.
THIS WEEK’S CALL-OUTS
Needham Patch wants to hear from you—your opinions, questions, upcoming events, family news and photos, which is why we try to make it as easy as possible to contribute to the site. Simply sign up for a free account and you should easily be able to upload announcements and pictures, add items to the community calendar, comment on stories and respond to the occasional call-out for your stories and photos.
Here’s a look at some of the call-outs you may have missed this week—feel free to respond at any time, or email photos/responses to Becca.Manning@patch.com.
- Add Your Own: What Is The Object Of Your Affection? We uploaded photos of our favorite things and asked readers to add their own. Whether it’s puppy or person, cat or a cup of coffee, tell us what you love!
- How Do We Love Thee, Needham? Let Us Count The Ways… Tell us why you think Needham is a great place to live.
THIS WEEK IN POLLS
Each week, Needham Patch asks readers to weigh in on a few topics through polls. Below is a look at the results of any polls run this past week. If you missed the questions, click on the links below to add your two cents.
- The third scenario sounds like the best plan. I say no cuts to service. … 67 percent
- The first two scenariors are awful. I rely on the MBTA daily to get to and from work. … 15 percent
- Indifferent, I never use the MBTA. … 10 percent
- Last thing I want is to pay more for monthly or daily fares, regardless of how much more. … 6 percent
- Other … 1 percent
- Cuts in weekend service would be a real setback for weekend commuters. … 0 percent
Did we miss something? Send news tips, comments and suggestions to Becca.Manning@patch.com.