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Monthly Archives: September 2020

Unity Farm tours start anew

By Amelia Tarallo
Hometown Weekly Staff

After months of careful pandemic-related planning and readjustment, Unity Farm Sanctuary in Sherborn has resumed tours to educate visitors about the work it does.

Naturally, Hometown Weekly couldn't resist a visit of its own.

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BAYS soccer returns amid pandemic

With players not allowed to head the ball, things can get a bit strange when the ball is in the air.

By James Kinneen
Hometown Weekly Reporter

With a wide variety of rule changes coming to Massachusetts high school soccer, on Saturday afternoon, the Needham...

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Westwood hosts NFL Flag Football League

A nice 'tackle' by the Philadelphia Eagles’ defensive back.

By James Kinneen
Hometown Weekly Reporter

Even before COVID-19 put a stop to a variety of football leagues, flag football was a growing sport for those concerned about their children receiving head trauma playing traditional football,...

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DTL grab and go craft delights

By Amelia Tarallo
Hometown Weekly Staff

This summer has been one of the most difficult for local parents in decades. The shutdown of pools, ponds, playgrounds, and other fun outdoor activities have made parents dependent on screen time to keep their kids busy. The closure of the Dover Town Library (DTL)...

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Greis presents lecture on women’s suffrage

A newspaper clipping from the now-discontinued Needham Chronicle that covered the first days of women registering for voting. Women had a higher turnout then men did during that first year.

By Amelia Tarallo
Hometown Weekly Staff

On August 18, 1920, the 19th Amendment giving women...

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High school athletics return in Walpole

By Mike Flanagan
Hometown Weekly Sports Editor

The last time a Walpole high school varsity athletic team played a game was on March 8 when the boys ice hockey team defeated Archbishop Williams for the Division I South championship. Days later, the state championship game against Belmont was cancelled due to...

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High school athletics return to DS

By Mike Flanagan
Hometown Weekly Sports Editor

It was a long six months and change, but organized high school athletics finally returned to Dover-Sherborn this past week as Fall I sports held their first tryouts and workout sessions.

Fall I sports such as field hockey, boys and...

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Xaverian alum Hurst returns home with Raiders

By Mike Flanagan
Hometown Weekly Sports Editor

One of the most dominant Massachusetts high school football players of all-time, Maurice Hurst had been looking forward to Sunday, September 7, 2020 ever since the NFL schedule was released last spring.

A native of Canton and the son of...

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High School athletics return to Needham

By Mike Flanagan
Hometown Weekly Sports Editor

Needham High School began the Fall I athletic season this past week, with athletes finally being granted an opportunity to play organized high school sports for the first time in nearly seven months.

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Westwood golf outlasts Medfield in opener

Medfield and Westwood High School golf returned to the links on Friday for their season-opening rivalry match at Ponkapoag Golf Course in Canton.

Westwood's team was comprised of seniors Colin Beggan, Ethan Blonder, Kyle Burgess, Nick Horsfall, Griffin. Hunter, Noah Joseph, Kevin McGough, juniors John Leonard and Francis Papetti,...

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Black Lives Matter vigil upcoming

On Tuesday, October 6, 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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Animal rescues adapt to pandemic challenges

By Amelia Tarallo
Hometown Weekly Staff

Everyone has seen the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic play out over the last six months: students and teachers converting to remote learning, parents juggling working from home and childcare, and beloved local businesses struggling to make ends meet.

Several of...

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Layden, Warriors prepare for unprecedented season

By Mike Flanagan
Hometown Weekly Sports Editor

In 2019, Medfield High School boys varsity soccer put together a respectable 8-4-6 regular season record, earning themselves the No. 10 seed in the Division II South playoffs. The season came to a bitter end, however, with a 3-2 double-overtime defeat against Dartmouth in...

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Walpole hosts parents and kids soccer

A coach explains the rules of his unique, pirate themed training games.

By James Kinneen
Hometown Weekly Reporter

On Saturday morning, the fields around Walpole Library were full of tiny children playing soccer, courtesy of the Walpole Recreation Department. But while they may grow up...

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Reservoir shows signs of normalcy

It wasn’t a huge fish, but this family did successfully catch one.

By James Kinneen
Hometown Weekly Reporter

Last week, people across three New Jersey counties were convinced that they had seen a UFO. Videos were taken, tweets were sent out, and amateur UFO hunters...

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XBHS alum Gaziano signs with Chargers

Pictured during his time at Xaverian in 2014, former Hawk and Northwestern defensive end Joe Gaziano (97) signed with the Los Angeles Chargers practice. squad this past week. Photo by Sgt. Bryan G. Lett.

By Mike Flanagan
Hometown Weekly Sports Editor

Last time we...

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Shoe-In raises climate change awareness

By Amelia Tarallo
Hometown Weekly Staff

If you drove or walked by First Parish Church on Saturday, September 12, you would have been a bit thrown back by the sight. From 9 a.m. until 5 p.m., observers spotted rows and rows of shoes decorating the lawn and steps of First Parish....

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Party could jeopardize fall sports start

By Mike Flanagan
Hometown Weekly Sports Editor

By now, most have probably heard the news about the big 150-person party broken up by Sherborn police at the home of a Dover-Sherborn Regional High School student on September 7.

Those in attendance were said not to be practicing...

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DS makes news for unfortunate party

By James Kinneen
Hometown Weekly Reporter

The towns of both Dover and Sherborn found themselves in the news this week, for something that was both not good news for the towns, nor an especially positive reflection of their residents. After a house party featuring an estimated 100-150 people was broken up...

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Westwood Recreation hosts dodgeball game

After months of dodging the coronavirus via staying indoors, the kids let loose with some dodgeball.

By James Kinneen
Hometown Weekly Reporter

With kids having been cooped up all summer due to the lockdowns, and most gym classes either being jumping-jacks in front of a...

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