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Monthly Archives: August 2020

Bird Park hosts Tree Trek

The weeping willow casts a backdrop against the setting sun.

By James Kinneen
Hometown Weekly Reporter

Many Walpole residents have walked through Bird Park hundreds of times, likely stopping to look at the various wildlife in the ponds or the flowers on the banks of...

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Grade configuration forum 8/13

The Medfield School Committee will host a virtual forum on Thursday, August 13, at 5:30 p.m. to discuss the next steps with the Dale Street School project.

The focus of the forum will be to discuss the options for grade configuration. Currently, there are two options being examined. One...

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BLM vigil rescheduled to Tuesday, 8/11

The Black Lives Matter vigil planned for tonight at UU Wellesley Hills, located on 309 Washington St., has been rescheduled to Tuesday, August 11, at 6:00 p.m. Participants will wear masks and stand six feet apart.

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Medfield discusses Warrior name change

By Amelia Tarallo
Hometown Weekly Staff

For years, Medfield students and parents have been “Warriors,” and represented their town's teams with a Native American logo. While residents have worn the logo proudly, many are now calling for a change because of concerns with the racist connotation it brings with it. On...

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On prohibiting nuclear weapons

You may hear church bells tolling at 8:15 a.m. on August 6. It marks the 75th anniversary of the atomic bomb attack on Hiroshima and Nagasaki anniversary.

In May of 2019 Needham Town Meeting passed the Back from the Brink Resolution which cautioned a no first use of nuclear weapons...

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In favor of Article 16

Sherborn Neighbors:

At Town Meeting, citizens will have the opportunity to authorize the Select Board to investigate, and possibly pursue, choice in electric power supply for the town and its citizens through a collective group purchasing program called Community Choice Aggregation (CCA).  Voting “yes” to investigate electrical aggregation under Article...

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A ‘thank you’ from the COA

More than four months ago, the Needham Council on Aging, often referred to as the Center at the Heights, closed its doors to the public and began operating remotely in response to COVID-19. While we miss hearing the whirr of machines in the fitness room, laughter and delicious smells coming out of our...

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Ruth Johnson

Ruth Caroline Johnson, 94, went home to be with her Lord and Savior on July 24, 2020.  Ruth was born in Roxbury on December 15, 1925 to Swedish immigrants Harold and Lena Aronson.  She was the youngest of three children and loved her older siblings, Vincent and Esther. Ruth delighted in her family...

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Braintree rallies to down Needham MIBL

Sam Gage (pictured) fires home a pitch during the top of the second inning on Friday night against Braintree. Photos by Mike Flanagan.

By Mike Flanagan
Hometown Weekly Sports Editor

Needham MIBL (3-10) returned home to face a powerful Braintree (10-3) squad on Friday night,...

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Sheehan, River Rats walk it off

Max Goodman (pictured) fires home a pitch in the top of the fifth inning on Thursday against Milton. Photos by Mike Flanagan.

By Mike Flanagan
Hometown Weekly Sports Editor

The River Rats continued their hot summer on Thursday night as Medfield/DS (12-2) hosted Milton (9-5)...

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Westwood MIBL outlasted by Canton

Second baseman Will DiBattista (pictured) fires a ball to first base. Photos by Mike Flanagan.

By Mike Flanagan
Hometown Weekly Sports Editor

Westwood MIBL (2-10) returned home to Westwood High School last Wednesday to host Canton (6-7). Despite playing on their home field, Westwood served...

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DTL moves towards reopening

By Amelia Tarallo
Hometown Weekly Staff

For months, patrons of the Dover Town Library (DTL) have eagerly waited the moment they could step back inside the building and enjoy all that it has to offer. While the building isn’t opening just yet, the DTL is taking steps closer to a full...

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Stephenson’s shutout gives Needham fourth win

Stephenson’s sidearm style flummoxes Westwood’s batters en route to a complete game shutout.

By James Kinneen
Hometown Weekly Reporter

On Sunday night, the rain fell on Needham High’s baseball field, but not enough to warrant stopping or cancelling the game between Needham and Westwood. Unfortunately...

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Youth baseball suspended following COVID spike

On July 31, the Dover Board of Health (BOH) issued an update on its current COVID-19 situation. As of then, there had been one new confirmed case of COVID-19 in Dover.

There had also been three new confirmed cases and approximately 20-25 “probable cases” reported in Sherborn.

Sherborn BOH issues COVID spike statement

On July 30, Sherborn's Board of Health released a statement on the rapidly growing number of COVID-19 cases.

In the statement, the Board of Health noted the increase from 25 cases as of July 18 to 51 cases as of July 29. These numbers included those taking the PCR...

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