Bud’s Goods, Watertown’s Second Cannabis Dispensary, Opening Soon

Bud’s GoodsBud’s Goods, Watertown’s second marijuana dispensary, will soon be opening on Pleasant Street. Watertown’s second recreational marijuana dispensary will open soon on the west side of town. Owners want it to have a homey feel and it will be the only “small cannabis” operator. Bud’s Goods could open as soon as the week of May 16, 2022, but won’t get final word from the Massachusetts Cannabis Control Commission until 48 hours ahead of time. The dispensary is located in the mixed use development at 330 Pleasant St.

Community Forum on Watertown High School to Discuss Traffic Studies, Swing Space

Ai3 ArchtiectsA rendering of what the new Watertown High School will look like (note the colors have not been settled). The latest community forum for the Watertown High School project will include a discussion of the final traffic studies for both the new WHS and the temporary location at Moxley Field. The forum, which is the 10th for the project, will be held on Wednesday, May 18 at approximately 7 p.m. It will follow the School Building Committee meeting, which starts at 6 p.m. Participants can join remotely via Zoom. Other subjects will include review of the swing space projects, a look at the project schedule and there will be an opportunity for questions and comments. The presentation for the forum will be posted on the Watertown Building for the Future site prior to the meeting.

City Council Tips Hat Toward Who Will be the Next City Manager

City Manager Finalist George Proakis. The decision is not official, but a majority of members of the City Council said that they would choose George Proakis to be the next Watertown City Manager after interviewing the three finalists on Thursday night. The official vote will be made at a future meeting. Proakis, who is Somerville’s Executive Director of Somerville’s Office of Strategic Planning & Community Development, has not been the manager of a city or town, but Councilors said they liked his vision. Councilor Caroline Bays said that all three candidates appealed to her, and said if all three were combined they would have a “miracle manager.”

Event Planned to Honor Former City Manager Driscoll’s 45 Years of Service

An event will be held to celebrate former City Manager Michael J. Driscoll’s 45 years of service to the City of Watertown on Saturday May 21, 2022 at the Commander’s Mansion. The event runs from 5 p.m.-9 p.m. and the Commander’s Mansion is located at 440 Talcott Ave., Watertown. There will be a cash bar (cash and card will be accepted). Tickets cost $50 and include cocktail style dinner reception. Program

5 p.m. Cocktail hour begins

6 p.m. Food Stations open

7-8 p.m. Remarks

8 p.m. Dessert

9 p.m. Farewell

For tickets click here.