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Monthly Archives: June 2020

Slowe, Murray, Rockwood named All-Academic

By Mike Flanagan
Hometown Weekly Sports Editor

Former Walpole High field hockey stars Sarah Rockwood and Christine Murray (now a resident of Westwood), as well as former Medfield High School star Kate Slowe, all now teammates at Bentley, were recently named to the National Field Hockey Coaches Association's National Academic Team....

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Social Distance Files: one for the birds

'I have a local resident through which you can live vicariously this summer: the ruby-throated hummingbird.'

By Stephen Press
Hometown Weekly Editor

Social distancing and quarantining were always going to be difficult. 

It was far easier to stomach, though, during the gray,...

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Richard Sotir

Richard Joseph Sotir, age 69, passed away on Tuesday, June 23, 2020 in his Norfolk, Massachusetts home. Born in Boston, Massachusetts on May 25, 1951, he was the son of the late Rachie and Stacia (Gutowski) Sotir. Dick spent his early years living in Roslindale, where he attended Boston Technical School through his...

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Free Parking this summer

As of June 29, two-hour parking is free in Needham. Authorized by Needham's Select Board, metered spots will be free for two hours as a way to support local businesses around town. Visitors are encouraged to park and enjoy some of their favorite dining spots and shops. The initiative will be in place...

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New Life hosting Stuff-a-truck

New Life Furniture Bank of Massachusetts is hosting Stuff-A-Truck. On Wednesday, July 8, from 9 to 11 a.m. and Thursday, July 9, from 5 to 7 p.m., people can bring household goods to donate.

New Life will accept drinking glasses, dishes, pots, pans, kitchen utensils, coffee pots, bakeware, sheets,...

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Medfield’s Cahill named Trinity lacrosse captain

Jack Cahill (10), pictured during his junior season at Medfield High School.

By Mike Flanagan
Hometown Weekly Sports Editor

Former Medfield High School lacrosse star and captain Jack Cahill was recently named a captain for Trinity College men's lacrosse.

As a...

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Spotlighting Merrimack goalie James Corcoran

Merrimack goaltender James Corcoran was the backstop for Walpole boys hockey's 2017 run to the Super Eight.

By Mike Flanagan
Hometown Weekly Sports Editor

The COVID-19 pandemic has basically forced all normalities of life either into cancellation or postponement. For former Walpole High School star...

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Library hosts Star Wars Trivia

By Amelia Tarallo
Hometown Weekly Staff

I like to say that I'm good at trivia. I'm an avid fan of Trivial Pursuit, I used to play those little trivia games on Facebook, and I occasionally help my parents out during their trivia nights.

I also enjoy Star...

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Hometown Weekly Sports Minute #1

Cam Martin and James Corcoran join Hometown Weekly Sports Editor Mike Flanagan to reminisce on the goal that sent the now-legendary 2017 Walpole hockey team to the Super Eight Tournament.

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Needham’s Chaloff Coach of the Year

By Mike Flanagan
Hometown Weekly Sports Editor

It was an extremely special 2019 season for Needham High School girls volleyball. The Rockets absolutely dominated their way to an unbeaten 21-0 season and won the Division I state championship.

Junior outside hitter Karen Nie recorded 275 kills, 138...

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Westwood’s Reilly returning to BC

By Mike Flanagan
Hometown Weekly Sports Editor

Boston College women's lacrosse has built something extremely special. One of the premiere programs in the country, the Eagles have made a run to the national championship game each of the last three seasons.

The 2020 senior class at BC...

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E.Coli found in Dover wells

By Amelia Tarallo
Hometown Weekly Staff

Among the ongoing problems in the world, including a pandemic, no one in Dover expected to see a water crisis arise as a result of escherichia coli bacteria (E. coli). Yet, residents and businesses that receive water from Colonial Water wells located on Draper...

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Playgrounds and recreation courts reopen

While many kids were out on the playgrounds and courts, his premature status as a baby kept Jack Spinello homebound on his first birthday.

By James Kinneen
Hometown Weekly Reporter

With the playing fields and recreational playgrounds of Westwood opening this weekend, the question arose...

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Library crafters work through Zoom

By Amelia Tarallo
Hometown Weekly Staff

One of my favorite parts of my job is covering the crafts at the Medfield Library. For an hour or two, I attempt to follow directions and put together a project of some sort. I zone into a stage of calm I can't find...

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Summer reading launched at library

The Walpole Public Library has launched its 2020 summer reading program. The 2020 theme shared among libraries across the state is "Imagine Your Story." To participate, children can download the summer reading bingo card here. The bingo card can be used by both independent readers or children being read to during the...

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Beginning a Medfield gardening story

By Amelia Tarallo
Hometown Weekly Staff

Each year, dozens of Medfielders reserve a space at the community garden for the summer and successfully manage to harvest some quality produce. I’ve seen the products: juicy red tomatoes, ridiculously large zucchini, delicious corn. The list goes on. It’s not a shocker that there...

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Walpole gathers in support of police

Jim Govatsos waves his “Thin Blue Line” flag in front of a Walpole PD cruiser as he corrals the crowd from behind.

By James Kinneen
Hometown Weekly Reporter

Around the country, it seems like the police are struggling to find allies.

On...

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Fields, playgrounds reopen amid heatwave

David Denison was one of the few people willing to brave the heat and use the newly reopened skate park.

By James Kinneen
Hometown Weekly Reporter

You toil all week getting your pool from a green swamp to a blue oasis as your children complain,...

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Library hosting Virtual Musical Baseball Show

The Walpole Library will be hosting a Musical Baseball Show on Monday, June 29, at 7:30 p.m. Performed by former sportswriter Howie Newman, viewers will get to hear some of their favorite baseball tunes, and participate in some ball game trivia. This event is sponsored by the Friends of the Walpole Public Library.

Annual town meeting, June 27

Medfield's 2020 annual town meeting will be held on Saturday, June 27, at 11:00 a.m., outside on Calvin Fisher Field at Medfield High School. A rain date has been set for Monday, June 29, at 6:00 p.m. Due to COVID-19, the Board of Selectmen voted to limit the meeting warrant to budgetary articles...

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