100 Years of Newton Parks and Rec

On January 30, 2020, Newton Conservators Board of Director, Michael Clarke, presented a lecture at the Newton Free Library entitled “100 Years of Newton Parks and Rec,” covering the years

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Recent Photos

Some photos added to the website in 2019… (click any photo to open a slide show) Panoramic view of the salt storage area in Webster Woods Bare Pond in Webster

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Parkland No Longer Being Considered for NewCAL Site

Mayor Ruthanne Fuller wrote the following in her January 7, 2020, newsletter: We spent much of the fall of 2019 on the challenging task of finding site options for our

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Second Meeting for Newton’s Open Space and Recreation Plan

Every six years, the City of Newton updates its Open Space and Recreation Plan and evaluates its open space and recreation priorities. This is the public’s opportunity to influence the

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Webster Woods Saved!

On December 24, 2019, the City of Newton filed legal papers at the Middlesex South Registry of Deeds to take ownership of 17 acres of Webster Woods, as authorized by

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Please Renew Your Conservators Membership

Our annual membership renewal letter was mailed to members and friends in December. The letter, from Conservators President Ted Kuklinski, summarizes our accomplishments over the past year. We would be

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A Letter from Edwin Webster

Editor’s note:  Conservators director Dan Brody recently received this letter under mysterious circumstances.  While we have verified the facts stated in the letter, we cannot vouch for the letter’s opinions

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Daniel Segrè

Daniel Segrè is Professor of Bioinformatics at Boston University. All images are Copyright © 2019, Daniel Segrè. Click on any image to open a slide show. Bare Pond, by Daniel

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City Council Votes to Save Webster Woods

On December 2nd, the Newton City Council voted unanimously to approve Mayor Fuller’s plan to use Community Preservation Act funds for an eminent domain taking of 17 acres of undeveloped

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Newton is Seeking a CPC Program Manager

Alice Ingerson is retiring from her job as Manager of the Newton Community Preservation Program. This is an extremely important position. The new manager will play a critical role in

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Photos of Webster Woods by John Chadis

John Chadis is a Newton photographer and printer. The Webster Woods have been a part of our family life for close to forty years. Our children grew up walking and

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Webster Woods – Can the City Afford It?

On November 12, 2019, the City of Newton Community Preservation Committee (CPC) voted to recommend that the city should borrow $15 million, backed by future revenue from the Community Preservation

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