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Monthly Archives: June 2020

Joseph Connolly, Sr.

Joseph E Connolly, Sr. Age 92, of Natick, MA, passed away peacefully in his home on May 23, 2020, surrounded by family, friends and his companion. Joe, son of the late Michael J Connolly and Irene Connolly of Walpole, MA, was a graduate of Walpole High School where he enjoyed playing football for...

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A tribute to senior athletes

By Maddie Gerber
Hometown Weekly Intern 

Last spring, Needham High School’s girls’ softball team played its final game against Braintree, which was not only an undefeated team, but also the league champions. The Rockets, who hadn’t made the playoffs that year, were undoubtedly the underdogs, and knew this would be...

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Class of 2020 holding car parade

This Sunday, June 7, at 4 p.m., Walpole police will lead a car parade through Walpole to celebrate the class of 2020. Members of the community are being encouraged to decorate their lawns and line the sidewalks to celebrate the senior class. Neighbors are also reminded that social distancing measures will be followed.

Dover Foundation reacts to pandemic

By Amelia Tarallo
Hometown Weekly Staff

The Dover Foundation is a community institution. Founded in 1947 to honor victims of a tragic car accident, the Foundation has built community spirit by performing theatrical productions. As a way of giving back to the community, the Dover Foundation awards graduating Dover residents with...

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Needham’s Mathias, O’Brien make own marathon

Avery Mathias (left) and Kate O'Brien (right) are cheered on by friends and family as they make their way down Boylston Street in Boston on Saturday afternoon during their makeshift marathon run. Photos by Needham Swim & Diving.

By Mike Flanagan
Hometown Weekly Sports...

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Spotlighting Westwood senior swimmer Matt McDonald

Pictured in his Wolfpack hoodie, Westwood resident Matt McDonald will continue his academic and swimming career at NC State this fall. Photo by Laurie McDonald.

By Mike Flanagan
Hometown Weekly Sports Editor

Ranked as the No. 1 swimmer in New England and committed to ACC...

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Walpole’s Hirshom added to Plymouth pipeline

By Mike Flanagan
Hometown Weekly Sports Editor

Walpole has become a big-time recruiting ground for Plymouth State men’s lacrosse in recent years. In 2019, the Panthers rostered three Walpole High alums: LSM Charlie Harrington (2016), close D Zach Conrad (2017) and midfielder Harvest Perez (2013). 

Last week, Walpole...

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Athletes return to Westwood fields

Despite not getting to play his senior season, this Westwood player is practicing for his college lacrosse career.

By James Kinneen
Hometown Weekly Reporter

With the recent opening of Westwood’s fields and parks, I wanted to see if people were taking advantage of that new...

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Adams Farm, a social distancing hit

The overcast weather meant there were no butterflies in the butterfly garden.

By James Kinneen
Hometown Weekly Reporter

Because of the coronavirus, outdoor activities have taken on a whole new level of importance. So, while stores are shut down and arenas remain empty, anywhere that...

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Honoring DS’ 2020 Marathoners

For the first time in 124 years, the Boston Marathon will not be run. The 2020 Boston Marathon was cancelled last Thursday due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.

The race, which was postponed from its original date of April 20 to September 14, will be replaced by a virtual event...

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Nora Searle Field adds title plaques

The 2019 state championship plaques of the Dover-Sherborn Regional varsity boys lacrosse and varsity field hockey team were added to the press box at Nora Searle Field on Thursday. Photo by Mike Flanagan.

By Mike Flanagan
Hometown Weekly Sports Editor

With much of the 2020...

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Honoring Medfield’s 2020 Marathoners

For the first time in 124 years, the Boston Marathon will not be run. The 2020 Boston Marathon was cancelled last Thursday due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.

The race, which was postponed from its original date of April 20 to September 14, will be replaced by a virtual event...

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Rolling Rally makes way through Medfield

Medfield High senior Jimmy Cosolito waves to peers from the sun roof during Sunday's drive-by graduation ceremony for the class of 2020. Photo by Mike Flanagan.

With many annual spring events, such as high school graduations, forced into cancellation due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Medfield High School...

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Bird Park’s pandemic roots

By Amelia Tarallo
Hometown Weekly Staff

The Trustees of Reservations has been very popular during the last few months. Each of the organization's properties, most notably the ones that have remained open for the pandemic's duration, provides an outdoor refuge away from constant COVID news cycles and worries about illness -...

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