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Monthly Archives: August 2020

Special Town Meeting to be held outside

On August 6, the Needham Select Board voted to hold the Fall Special Town Meeting on Sunday, October 4, outside. The meeting will now be held at the Memorial Field parking lot, and will resemble the Spring Town Meeting that took place earlier this year. The rain date for the meeting has...

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Early voting continues at Town Hall

Residents who want to cast their vote can now participate in in-person early voting hours at the Medfield Town Hall.

This weekend's hours began with Saturday, August 22 and will continue on Sunday, August 23, from 8:00 a.m. until 12:00 p.m. Weekday hours include Monday, August 24,...

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In-person early voting begins today, 8/22

Residents who want to cast their vote can now participate in in-person early voting hours at the Dover Town House.

This weekend's hours include Saturday, August 22, from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m., and from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.; and Sunday, August 23, from 1:00 p.m. until...

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Endean Trail an apparently forgotten path

The Endean Trail begins just to the right of Dog Rock, which makes parking a bit tricky.

By James Kinneen
Hometown Weekly Reporter

At the Tweeter Center, I once watched Jerry Lee Lewis sing “Great Balls of Fire” to about a hundred people who mostly...

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Brad McMillan

A longtime resident of Medfield, MA, Brad passed away on August 14th with his close family by his side.

Brad came to Medfield in 1977.  He was an active member of the community especially as both his children grew-up in Medfield.  Brad managed and operated Millis Pharmacy for nearly 20 years. Brad...

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School Committee votes to change logo

By Amelia Tarallo
Hometown Weekly Staff

For weeks, the Medfield community has found itself arguing about changing the logo that represents Medfield High School sports teams, and in a way, the town itself. The mascot currently resembles an unspecified Native American wearing a headdress. However, in the 1950s, detailed...

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Black Lives Matter vigil, September 1

On Tuesday, September 1, at 6:00 p.m., the Unitarian Universalist Society of Wellesley Hills will hold a Black Lives Matter vigil. This is a 15-minute silent vigil to stand against white supremacy and for racial justice. The vigil will be held on the sidewalk in front of UU Wellesley Hills church at 309...

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MIAA building plan for fall sports

By Mike Flanagan
Hometown Weekly Sports Editor

Last Wednesday, the MIAA COVID-19 task force voted to send its series of recommendations and plan to the MIAA Board of Directors for a potential fall high school sports season.

The plan includes sports such as field hockey, volleyball, cross...

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Wagner serving role in bubble for B’s

By Mike Flanagan
Hometown Weekly Sports Editor

In March, the Boston Bruins appeared poised for another deep run into the Stanley Cup Playoffs. David Pastrnak was tied for the league-lead in goals with 38 and Tuukka Rask was first in the league in goals saved above-average (23). The only team in...

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Needham’s Shuman makes PGA debut

By Mike Flanagan
Hometown Weekly Sports Editor

Former Needham High School golf star and two-time state champion Jake Shuman made his PGA Tour debut on Thursday at the Wyndham Championship in Greensboro, North Carolina. 

Shuman, who played collegiately at Duke University from 2014-2018, placed second in Monday’s qualifier...

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River Rats trapped in MIBL final

Sam Palmer (pictured) squares up a ball and rips a single to center field on Friday night against Ashland. Photo by Mike Flanagan.

By Mike Flanagan
Hometown Weekly Sports Editor

After dominating their way through quads, Medfield/DS continued its hot summer this past week in...

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School committee votes for hybrid option

By James Kinneen
Hometown Weekly Reporter

On August 6, the Walpole School Committee unanimously voted to attempt the hybrid model of school reopening in the fall. While the committee emphasized fluidity and adaptability, they thoroughly outlined the model and tried to respond to possible issues that could arise.

Commane explains water restriction mandate

By James Kinneen
Hometown Weekly Reporter

Westwood is currently under increased, mandatory outside watering restrictions due to a lack of rainfall and the shutting off of Well Five. In Westwood, you can now only water your lawn on Tuesdays from 6-9 a.m., and from 6-9 p.m. - although you can use...

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School committee lets teachers work remotely

By James Kinneen
Hometown Weekly Reporter

The Dover-Sherborn School Committee has voted to approve a hybrid plan of reopening. However, there was some confusion about an amendment regarding what teachers who were unable to return to in class learning would be doing, resulting in the vote’s nullification and a re-vote being...

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Dine Around Needham announced

The Select Board has announced Dine Around Needham a Progressive Dinner Party. On Wednesday, August 19, from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m., patrons can visit some of their favorite local eateries to enjoy a specially menu created just for the event. Menus will include the choice of appetizers, entrees, and desserts or drinks....

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Water restriction raised to Tier 4

The current town water restriction has been raised from a Tier 3 to a Tier 4. This comes as a result of a low rainfall and above-average temperatures throughout the last three months. It also comes in the wake of an announcement from the Massachusetts Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs declaring...

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Electronics recycling, September 12

On Satday, September 12, residents of Walpole and other nearby communities can drop off their unwanted electronics at the Blessed Sacrament School to be recycled for a small price. The event is being hosted by Green Day Recycling.

There will be no charge for cell phones, bikes, and car...

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Panciocco Memorial Softball Tournament, Oct. 10

The Medfield Alumni Association has announced that the second annual John Panciocco Memorial Softball Tournament will take place Saturday, October 10. Registration for the tournament will open on Monday, August 17, at 12:30 p.m.

The tournament is held in memory of John Panciocco, an assistant athletic director, coach, and teacher...

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Bird Park highlights women’s suffrage movement

By Amelia Tarallo
Hometown Weekly Staff

Bird Park has always been a popular spot during the summer. With wide-open fields, playgrounds, and a number of trails, the park has something for everyone to enjoy. On Saturday, August 9, I visited to try the self-guided Women’s Suffrage and the Bird Family...

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