Town Council At-Large Profile: Caroline Bays


I have been a town councilor for almost two years now. As a trained mediator, I have found my skills useful in facilitating conversations and exploring the underlying concerns and ideas behind statements made at meetings. In addition, as a longtime resident my understanding of Watertown and our community has been invaluable in guiding my decisions and votes on issues. I have learned a lot serving Watertown and I hope to continue to do so! Website:

Candidate Statement

We have a lot of important decisions to make in the coming years.

Folk Musician Eric Kilburn Holding CD Release Party in Watertown

Folk musician Eric Kilburn will be performing in Watertown at the Tremedal Concerts. On Saturday, Nov. 2, Eric Kilburn will have a CD release performance as part of the Tremedal Concerts. Kilburn is known for his Wellspring Sound facility, one of the finest and best equipped in New England, and he also is an accomplished mandolin player. He has played withSwing Cafe, Meeting Across the Water, Deborah Silverstein and the Band of Erics, along with hits guest soloist appearances.

Small Saves: Halloween Hockey Priorities

James DeMarco grew up in Watertown and became a goaltender at age 5. It’s his life’s passion to stand between the pipes and keep the puck out of the net. Combining this with the love of cartooning,  Small Saves  emerged in 1991 and took on a life of his own. “To play goal–then come home and draw Small Saves — is my ideal definition of a good day.”

3 Murals Inspired by Watertown Going up at Arsenal Yards, Stores Opening Soon

Three murals will be created at Arsenal Yards by, from left to right, artist Louise ‘Ouizi’ Jones, painter Kim Carlino, and artist Felipe Ortiz. The first stores at Arsenal Yards, the project renovating the former mall, will be opening in coming weeks, and the mixed-use project will also feature murals inspired by Watertown created by three artists, according to owners of the mall. See more details in the following announcement:

Arsenal Yards is installing three large-scale murals at various locations around the property, coinciding with the Fall 2019 debut of its first round of restaurants and retailers. Inspired in part by the lush natural beauty of Arsenal Park, the Charles River, and the history of its distinctive East End Watertown location, the mural artworks are currently being created by locally and nationally recognized artists commissioned by Arsenal Yards. Creating a vibrant and eclectic environment, one that includes one-of-a-kind public artworks, is part of the plan to make Arsenal Yards a new and unique urban village.

Sacred Heart Parish Hosting Annual Bazaar

The Sacred Heart Parish will host a bazaar on behalf of the Watertown Catholic Collaborative. See the announcement below. The Watertown Catholic Collaborative invites you to Sacred Heart Parish’s Bazaar. The event will be at Sacred Heart Parish, 770 Mt. Auburn St., Watertown, on Friday, Nov.

Trick or Treat and Enter the Kids Costume Contest at the Watertown Mall

The Watertown Mall announced it will put on free events for kids on Halloween. See details below:

The Watertown Mall is hosting their free Halloween Happening events on Thursday, Oct. 31. Watertown Mall Trick or Treating will take place from 4:00 p.m.-7:00 p.m. with select store participation. A list of participating stores will be available on the day of the event.

Annual Watertown Boys & Girls Club Harvest Festival Coming Up

The Boys & Girls Club will once again host its Harvest Festival/

Watertown Boys & Girls Club will once again be hosting their annual Harvest Carnival

The Harvest Carnival will take place at the Club on Monday, Oct. 28 from 6–8 p.m. Fun for the whole family and all are welcome! The event includes carnival games, a prize barn, a ghost walk, best costume contest, and a bake sale. The cost is $3 for 10 game tickets with a canned good and $5 for 10 game tickets without a canned good. Please note the Club will not be open for after school drop-in or registered programs on Monday, Oct.

Hatch Hosting Costume Contest on Halloween

The Watertown Free Public Library’s Hatch Makerspace will be teaming up with the Plumbing Museum to put on a Halloween Costume Contest. See the Library’s announcement below. On Halloween Night, Hatch Makerspace will host its second annual costume contest, Halloween by Hatch, at the Plumbing Museum in Watertown. This free, family-friendly event celebrates the ingenuity and design of home-made Halloween costumes with treats, music, and (of course) great photo-ops throughout the museum. Come dressed in your best Halloween finery!