With smart boards and solar panels, new high schools opened in Natick, Wayland and Wellesley (above). Natick’s athletic teams also got a new name, the Red Hawks, replacing the short-lived Red and Blue as a substitute for the controversial Redmen name. Plans to build a new Concord-Carlisle High School stalled when the state suspended funding, saying the project had ballooned past its original budget and scope. The state later said it would reinstate its contribution — but only if the school district met a list of conditions.
| December 27, 2012
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