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Monthly Archives: May 2020

Park and Rec announces tennis court reopening

As part of phase 1 of reopening, the Caryl Park tennis courts will open on Monday, June 1. Residents of Dover are welcomes to play singles while maintaining proper social distancing requirements. Players are asked to be from the same household to avoid transmitting germs. No doubles matches, lessons or tournaments are allowed....

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Dover Town Meeting postponed

The annual town meeting initially deferred from Monday, May 4, until Monday, June 1, is being postponed again. A new date will soon be chosen by the Board of the Selectmen and moderator. More information about the postponement and the town meeting's new date will be available here.

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Farm Pond prepares for beach-goers

A group of workers carries an entire trash bag full of garbage away from the beach.

By James Kinneen
Hometown Weekly Reporter

Lifeguard is the king of high school summer jobs.

Working at an ice cream parlor sounds good, until...

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Walpole annual election rescheduled

The annual Town Election in Walpole has been rescheduled from Saturday, June 6, to Saturday, June 27. Residents are welcomed to register for the election until Wednesday, June 17.

Precincts 1 and 2 will vote at Old Post Road School. Precincts 3, 4, and 5 will vote at Blackburn Hall....

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Needham town buildings reopening June 1

Starting on June 1, all town buildings, with the exception of the Center at the Heights and the Needham Free Public Library, will reopen for appointments. To book an appointment, visit the Town departments website here and select the department. Town Hall can also be reached at (781-455-7500) during regular hours from...

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Little Blue Truck returns for food drive

Sharon and Dick Judge will be returning with their Little Blue Truck as part of the Medfield Food Cupboard drive. On Saturday, May 30, from 10:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m., fans of the Little Blue Truck are welcome to take a picture with the truck at the Grist Mill (111 Spring Street).

On being a class of 2020 senior

By Ella Kohler
Hometown Weekly Intern

Each year, high school seniors both celebrate the end of high school and work to comprehend what that means to them. Through graduation ceremonies, proms, goodbyes to teachers, and a series of lasts (last day, last class, last bell), seniors make peace with the end...

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Kathleen ‘Katie’ McLean

Kathleen “Katie” Mary McLean of Dover formerly of Belmont: August 15,1974 - May 16, 2020. 

Loving Mama of Sophia Rocca, Mary Grace Rocca and Sam Rocca. Devoted daughter of Mary E. McLean of Belmont MA.  Daughter of Richard A. McLean and his wife Judith of Sandwich MA.  Cherished sister of...

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Zachary Ward transitions into chief role

By Amelia Tarallo
Hometown Weekly Staff

Given the current circumstances, this is arguably not the best time to start a new job. There are new protocols to learn, new procedures, and, for many of us, the lovely task of learning to work from home.

Luckily, for...

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Needham begins reopening recreational spots

Needham has begun it's first phase of reopening the town's recreational spots. As of May 25, the public tennis courts (located at Mills, Newman, and Needham High School) have reopened for passive, no-contact recreational activities. Town playgrounds, basketball courts, and the pools at the Rosemary Recreation Complex will remain closed during this first...

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Westwood’s recreation spots reopen

As of Saturday, May 23, a number of Westwood's recreational spots have reopened. The tracks at Westwood High School and Deerfield Elementary are now open. All people should walk or run in the same direction while using the track.

No organized or competitive sports are allowed at the playing fields,...

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HAWC members reflect on tea

By Amelia Tarallo
Hometown Weekly Staff

For the last 52 years, young women from Medfield's graduating class have come together to attend the Hannah Adams Woman’s Club (HAWC) tea. They get dressed up and arrive to celebrate with the other girls in their class for perhaps the first and last...

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Spotlighting girls lax captain Sarah Roycroft

Pictured last season as a junior, senior captain and Richmond commit Sarah Roycroft (18) was poised to help Westwood make a push for the Division I state championship in 2020. Photo by Mike Flanagan.

By Mike Flanagan
Hometown Weekly Sports Editor

Each of the last...

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SB Nation names Foley All-Freshman

By Mike Flanagan
Hometown Weekly Sports Editor

It was obvious during his time at Walpole High School that Conor Foley, a 200-point scorer in both lacrosse and ice hockey, was a supreme athlete. After winning Bay State Conference Co-MVP honors as a junior, Foley committed to play at UMass Lowell. 

Gronk delivers masks to Walpole firefighters

Tampa Bay Buccaneers tight end and former New England Patriot star Rob Gronkowski visited Walpole on Friday to deliver medical equipment to frontline workers.

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Accompanied by his girlfriend, Camille Kostek, the three-time Super Bowl champion and future Hall of...

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Needham’s Burnett decade’s fastest MIAA runner

Davonte Burnett was a dominant force for Needham High School track from 2014-2018.

At the indoor championships his senior year in 2018, Burnett set a new meet record in the 55M at 6.36 seconds. As a junior in 2017, Burnett won state championships in the 100-meter dash (10.63 seconds)...

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Non-resident Farm Pond lottery cancelled

On May 20, the Select Board of Sherborn announced that this year's non-resident Farm Pond lottery will not be taking place. Due to social distancing measures as a result of COVID-19, it is necessary to lower the number of people with access to the pond. Sherborn residents are expected to have access to...

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Spotlighting girls lax captain Erin Cooney

By Mike Flanagan
Hometown Weekly Sports Editor

With 11 players returning to varsity, 2020 had the potential to be an extremely special season for Medfield High School girls lacrosse. Unfortunately, the Warriors never got the chance to take the field due to COVID-19. 

Medfield was set to be...

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