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Monthly Archives: September 2016

Rockets fight Porkers to 1-1 tie

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By Michael Flanagan Hometown Weekly Sports Editor The Walpole Porkers (4-0-1) and Needham Rockets (3-1-1) faced off for the first of two meetings in 2016 on Tuesday night under the lights at Turco Field in their Bay State Conference match. Despite the Porkers jumping out to an early lead, the Rockets were able to fight...
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MCPE raises over $70,000 from Ball and Auction

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Last Saturday, on a beautiful autumn evening, 450 guests gathered under a tent on the Medfield State Hospital property at the Medfield Coalition for Public Education (MCPE) Fall Ball. MCPE hosted the “Oh, the Places Our Kids Will Go!” themed event and a weeklong online auction to raise funds to support K-12 public...
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Girls volleyball downs Westwood, 3-0

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By Michael Flanagan Hometown Weekly Sports Editor The Medfield and Westwood High girls volleyball teams met on Friday night in their annual Tri-Valley League match with the Warriors taking the first of two meetings between these two this season, 3-0. Led by Jessica Sturchio (nine kills, eight digs) and Julia McDevitt (one kill, six digs,...
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Early voting to become available

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This year for the Presidential election on November 8, the town of Medfield will be holding early voting for the first time. Early voting will start on October 24 and run through November 4 at the Town Hall. Early voting hours will be Monday through Thursday: 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Friday: 8:30 a.m. to...
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Fun Run to benefit Cancer Institute

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The third annual Nora Searle Memorial Fun Run, to benefit Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, will be held on Sunday, October 2, rain or shine. With an 8:00 a.m. start at the Pine Hill Elementary School in Sherborn, MA, the Fun Run will finish at the Dover-Sherborn Regional Schools athletic fields, in Dover, MA. The 4.02-mile...
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Girls soccer, Wainwright, earn milestone win

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By Michael Flanagan Hometown Weekly Sports Editor After beginning the year with a tough 3-2 loss to TVL rival Westwood in the season-opener, the Dover-Sherborn varsity girls soccer team has bounced back with a pair of wins to improve their record to 2-3-1 a third of the way through the 2016 season. The Raiders have...
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Needham Bank provides METCO funding

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Needham Bank today announced that it will provide a total of $25,000 in funding, spread among five school districts serving six local communities, to enable them to continue full METCO participation during the 2016-2017 school year. METCO, which has been in existence since 1966, is the country’s oldest continuously operating voluntary desegregation program. It...
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DLCT holds Springdale Field Festival

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On Saturday, October 1, the Dover Land Conservation Trust (DLCT) will hold its second annual Springdale Field Festival. The Festival will run from 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., rain or shine. “Protected open space is at the heart of what makes Dover special. We are thrilled to be able to celebrate the uniqueness...
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Pedestrian struck on May Street

On September 27 at approximately 6:15 a.m., Needham Police were notified by a 911 caller that a pedestrian had been struck by a motor vehicle at the railroad tracks on May Street in Needham. Responding officers found the pedestrian was semi-conscious with an apparent head injury. Needham Fire Department Paramedics arrived on scene and transported...
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Ellie Bloom Special Olympics coming to CRS

The Charles River Center will host the 28th annual Ellie Bloom Special Olympics on Saturday, October 1 at 10 a.m. at De Fazio Park in Needham. The event welcomes athletes of all ages and abilities to participate in track and field events, including running and wheelchair dashes, tennis/softball throws, ring tosses, relay races, and frisbee...
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Arresting cancer

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By Cameron Small Hometown Weekly Correspondent The women and men in blue keep our streets safe—arresting wrongdoers; teaching young children how to stay out of danger; and, contrary to stereotypes, not drinking copious amounts of coffee or over indulging in doughnuts. Outside their uniform and their duty, though, police officers are people—with hobbies, pastimes, and...
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Girls soccer drops heartbreaker to Natick

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By Michael Flanagan Hometown Weekly Sports Editor Despite an outstanding performance in net by freshman goalkeeper Mackenzie O’Neil (11 saves), the Wellesley High girls varsity soccer team dropped a heartbreaker to Bay State Conference rival Natick on Thursday evening at Sprague Field. O’Neil and the Raiders were able to keep the Redhawks off the scoreboard for...
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Sky’s the limit for new Wellesley robots

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By Felix Yang Hometown Weekly Reporter On a Friday afternoon at the Wellesley Free Library, youngsters were treated to a demonstration of a new interactive robot friend named Sky. Funded and obtained by the Wellesley Free Library Foundation last March, Sky regaled its young audience with dance moves, tai-chi, and stories of pirates. The small...
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Arresting cancer

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By Cameron Small Hometown Weekly Correspondent The women and men in blue keep our streets safe—arresting wrongdoers; teaching young children how to stay out of danger; and, contrary to stereotypes, not drinking copious amounts of coffee or over indulging in doughnuts. Outside their uniform and their duty, though, police officers are people—with hobbies, pastimes, and...
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Learning about a safe water supply

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By James Ensor Hometown Weekly Reporter William Shaughnessy gave a fascinating talk on the challenges and opportunities involved in the process of ensuring a safe water supply on the morning of Monday, September 19. The Wellesley-Weston Lifetime Learning program sponsored the lecture as part of its larger program designed to provide seniors from all...
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Mass Hort to dole out awards

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At its 117th Annual Honorary Medals Dinner on October 20, the Massachusetts Horticultural Society will present Peter J. Hatch, of Virginia, with its greatest honor: The George Robert White Medal. Mr. Hatch will be the keynote speaker for the evening. Currently an independent scholar living in Albemarle County, Virginia, Hatch gardens, lectures, consults...
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Westwood Football rolls in conference opener

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By Michael Flanagan Hometown Weekly Sports Editor After two heartbreaking losses on the road to Falmouth and Hanover to begin the 2016 campaign, the Westwood High football team took the field on Friday night in their conference and home opener against Hopkinton. The game was featured as FOX 25’s High School Game of the Week. The...
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Girls volleyball drops heartbreaker to Medfield

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By Michael Flanagan Hometown Weekly Sports Editor The Medfield and Westwood High girls volleyball teams met on Friday night in their annual Tri-Valley League match with the Warriors taking the first of two meetings between these two this season, 3-0. Led by Jessica Sturchio (nine kills, eight digs) and Julia McDevitt (one kill, six digs,...
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Westwood Day wows town

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By Katrina Margolis Hometown Weekly Reporter The night before the main portion of Westwood Day began, the skies opened up and offered up some much-needed rain in the surrounding areas. However, any reservations the citizens of Westwood may have had regarding the impact this precipitation would have on the town’s celebration were absolutely assuaged. Read more

Wondrous Wednesdays bewitch Westwood Library

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By Stephen Press Hometown Weekly Staff As the morning’s bright light streamed in through the windows of the Westwood Library, visitors were treated to a rare and unique sight: an audience full of toddlers, perfectly captivated and attentive. In front of them, Children’s Librarian Hannah Gavalis alternately read, sang and moved. “This is Wondrous Wednesday...
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