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Hayfest offers Newton a glimpse into its past

Time travel felt possible at Sunday’s annual Hayfest, a free, outdoor fall festival featuring educational 19th-century crafts at the Jackson Homestead and Museum.

Overriding veto, Newton city councilors give the mayor and themselves a raise

The City Council voted 22 to 2 to override the first mayoral veto in 20 years, according to City Clerk David Olson.

Newton aims to keep students with epilepsy safe and ready to learn

The school district has implemented its own system for ensuring the safety of students with epilepsy, ahead of proposed legislation at the state level.

Newton could spend nearly $16 million to take Webster Woods from Boston College

BC has opposed the taking, but Fuller said the city must act to protect about 17 acres of undeveloped land acquired by the college three years ago.

Newton responds to governor’s ban on vaping products

Newton officials are acting quickly to make sure stores that sell nicotine are removing the items from their shelves.

Newton pedestrians find poetry beneath their feet

The public art project Make Poetry Concrete is engraving 10 poems on Newton’s sidewalks to introduce the art of literature to residents’ everyday life.

West Suburban YMCA prepares for annual gala

The West Suburban YMCA in Newton will host its annual gala on Nov. 9 at the Y to raise money for its annual fund.

Newton will explore other sites for senior center after uproar over Albemarle Field

Mayor Ruthanne Fuller said officials will look at options that are not parks, “paying particular attention” to the parking triangle in Newton Centre.