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On the Watertown Seal is a picture of an English Colonist and an Indian exchanging, as peace tokens,  bread for fish.  Captain Roger Clap landed at Nantasket Point in 1630 and rode up Charles River to Gerry's Landing with the first party of Watertown Colonists.

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Strategically located just six miles northwest of Boston in Middlesex County, Watertown enjoys the advantages of this metropolitan commercial, residential, and social community while maintaining its own local characteristics and unity.

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Town Manager's Submitted Fiscal Year 2018 Budget  - The Town Manager will present the Fiscal Year 2018 Budget at the Town Council meeting on April 25, 2017 - Additional Info...
Superintendent of Schools Coffee Sessions  - Wednesday, April 26, at 9 AM and 7PM - Additional Info...
Arbor Day of Service Event at the Commander's Mansion  - Thursday, April 27, 2017, 11am to 2pm, Rain or Shine - Additional Info...
Aging Well in Watertown: Housing Forum  - Thursday, May 4, 2017, at Watertown Free Public Library - Additional Info...
Department of Public Works Styrofoam Recycling Event  - will be held on May 6, 2017, at the Recycle Center from 10:00AM - 2:00PM; Significant Changes in the Collection of Styrofoam! - Additional Info...
Household Hazardous Waste Collections, Change of Location: Lexington Dept. of Public Works  - May 13, 2017, 9:00 AM - 2:00 PM, Lexington Dept. of Public Works, 201 Bedford Street, Lexington, MA, 02420 - Additional Info...
Kingian Nonviolence Training Program  - embraced by the Watertown Public Schools, Police and other agencies; Boston Globe Article - Additional Info...