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Monthly Archives: January 2020

The kitties of the Caribbean

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By Amelia Tarallo Hometown Weekly Staff When most people are looking for a new cat, wherever they may find them, they can assume that their new furry friend is from continental North America. Perhaps they were roaming the streets as a stray or they were surrendered. There’s a local exception to that rule, though. With...
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Westwood’s Shanshiry a NASA contest finalist

Westwood student Amira Shanshiry, a 4th grader at the Hanlon Elementary School, has been selected as a finalist in NASA’s nationwide contest to name the space rover that will head to Mars this year. Shanshiry is the only finalist from all of Massachusetts in the Mars 2020 “Name the Rover” contest. Over 28,000 submissions from...
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Westwood avenges previous loss to Medfield

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By James Kinneen Hometown Weekly Reporter In their first matchup earlier in the year, the Medfield Warriors knocked off the Westwood Wolverines basketball team, 62-55. In the rematch on Friday night, the Wolverines would get their revenge in a one-sided drubbing of Medfield, 68-50. From the onset, it was clear this game would be very different....
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Rourke, Raiders power passed Cougars

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By Mike Flanagan Hometown Weekly Sports Editor Two of the area’s top high school girls hockey programs met at Wellesley Sports Center on Wednesday evening as the two-time reigning Division II state champion Wellesley Raiders hosted the Austin Prep Cougars. After falling 1-0 to the Cougars (7-1-2, 2-0-1) back on December 18 at Matthews...
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