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Monthly Archives: March 2020

Social distance files: Wellesley’s Centennial Reservation

By James Kinneen
Hometown Weekly Reporter

There’s no coronavirus in the Capital Wasteland. There are mutated radscorpions, drug-addicted raiders, and power-armored super soldiers, but there’s no coronavirus. Ditto for the snowcapped mountains of Tamriel, the extremely hostile streets of San Andreas, and the rolling plains of New Austin.

MHS responds to coronavirus outbreak

By Ella Kohler
Hometown Weekly Intern

With the coronavirus outbreak growing more serious each day, it seems the world has been turned upside down. Many aspects of daily life, from working to socializing to schooling, have been changed dramatically — and life at Medfield High School is no exception.

Social distance files: Westwood’s Sen-Ki

By James Kinneen
Hometown Weekly Reporter

“Why isn’t there anyone here?”

This was my first thought about a half hour into checking out the Hale Reservation’s Sen-Ki trail, when I hadn’t run into anyone despite it being late on a Thursday afternoon when everyone in the state had...

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Social distance files: Walpole’s Bird Park

By James Kinneen
Hometown Weekly Reporter

Whenever I’m in Walpole and start asking questions for Hometown Weekly, people assume this is where I’m from. I’m not, though. I’m from Braintree. And, if I’m being honest, my knowledge of Walpole’s geography isn’t that great. See, I’m in Walpole all the time, but...

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NHS students confront COVID changes

By Maddie Gerber
Hometown Weekly Intern

Thursday, March 12, at Needham High School felt like a fever dream. Although classes were continuing as normal, everything seemed to be clouded in a haze of uncertainty as whispers about the coronavirus spread through the halls. Even within the classrooms, the discussions often veered...

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Schools, athletics remain shut down

By Mike Flanagan
Hometown Weekly Sports Editor

The COVID-19 outbreak has paused the entire sports world. All areas and levels of the sports industry are hurting right now. 

At the high school level, players are not able to compete. Along with being unable to make memories with teammates and stay active,...

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Art in Bloom a feast for the eyes

Maria Sartori (NHS Faculty Coordinator), Sue Kaplan (Beth Shalom Garden Club), Allison Shapiro (Beth Shalom Garden Club), and Shireen Yalldallapoor (Former Faculty Coordinator) (left to right)

By Audrey Anderson
Hometown Weekly Correspondent 

The Beth Shalom Garden Club presented their 12th annual Needham’s Art in Bloom...

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