Some of the biggest stories of the year in Watertown were captured in images – snow, the Firefighters contract, state championships and more.
Above, the photo sent in by reader Patti Melanson captures the frustration of residents after feet and feet of snow fell in January and February 2015.
In March, the Watertown High School boys hockey team made a historic run to capture its first state championship with a 2-1 win over Agawam at the TD Garden.
The Watertown firefighter contract was a contentious issue that lasted most of the year, until it was settled in September. Here a photo shows of one of the protesters in front of Town Hall in April.
The Watertown High School Class of 2015 graduated on a pleasant afternoon at Victory Field.
A historic occasion occurred at the Historical Society of Watertown’s celebration of the Reading of the Declaration of Independence and the signing of the Treaty of Watertown. At the event, the Roland Jerome of the chief of the United Native American Cultural Center in Devens, who had played the role of the chief of the Mi’kmaq tribe passed it on to Ron Knockwood from Nova Scotia, Canada, the descendant of one of those at the signing over 230 years ago.
Watertown High School students working with artist Gregg Bernstein created a mural adorned with fruit, flowers and nuts on a wall in East Watertown next to Uncommon Grounds.
The Watertown Police Department joined the effort to raise money for ALS research by doing their own Ice Bucket Challenge in September.
Watertown came together to raise the awareness of opioids and heroin in October with the Erase the Stigma Week, which included a public event at Watertown High School.
Watertown was named a Purple Heart Town in 2015 and in October a ceremony was held to honor residents wounded and killed while serving their country.
The Thanksgiving Day game came down to a last minute field goal, which sophomore kicker Connor Kennelly calmly booted through the uprights to give the Raiders the win over their rivals from Belmont.
The Watertown High School field hockey team lifted its seventh straight state championship trophy with a 6-0 win over Auburn in November.
Watertown High School students have a new resource to work with this year – the Fab Lab, which includes 3-D printers, a vinyl cutter and a laser cutter.