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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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Candidate's Forum at the Watertown Free Public Library  - WCA-TV (Watertown Cable Access Corp.) is co-sponsoring the Forum to be held on Thursday, October 19, 2017, at the Watertown Free Public Library's Watertown Savings Bank Room - Additional Info...
Watertown Farmer's Market End of Season Celebrations  - Raffle, Pumpkin Decorating, and Halloween Celebration - Additional Info...
Commander's Mansion 2nd Annual 'lil Monster Mash  - Friday, October 27th from 5:30 pm to 7:30 pm, 2017, Commander's Mansion, 440 Talcott Ave., Watertown, Tel. # 1-617-926-7755 - Additional Info...
Age-Friendly Watertown Community Forum  - November 30, 2017, at the Watertown Free Public Library - Additional Info...
2017 Public Flu Clinics for Watertown Residents  - The Watertown Health Department will be offering influenza vaccine to all residents - Additional Info...
The Watertown Family Network presents 'Touch The Trucks'  - Saturday, November 4th, 2017, 10:00 to 11:30 a.m., in the parking lot of 30 Common St. - Additional Info...
Bring Your Own Bag Ordinance  - Starting July 1, 2017, there will be a change to how customers will be able to take away their products - Additional Info...
Kingian Nonviolence Training Program  - embraced by the Watertown Public Schools, Police and other agencies; Boston Globe Article - Additional Info...