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Monthly Archives: September 2020

Pheasant Hill Park protects endangered flowers

Unlike the lady slippers, these signs were both highly visible and numerous.

By James Kinneen
Hometown Weekly Reporter

Have you ever seen an endangered species of either plant or animal life in the wild?

Before you answer, know that despite what...

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Needham field hockey gears up

Pictured last season celebrating a shutout victory against Dover-Sherborn, Needham goaltender Cammy Foster (50) will be counted on once again in 2020, this time as a senior co-captain. Photo by Mike Flanagan.

By Mike Flanagan
Hometown Weekly Sports Editor

Needham High School varsity field hockey...

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Caryl Community Center forum, 9/29

The Community Center Building Committee will be hosting an informational forum on Tuesday, September 29, at 7:00 p.m. via Zoom. Members of the Dover community are invited to hear about the progress of the ongoing Caryl Community Center project, and to provide suggestions for what they think the renovated space should include. Architecture...

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Hiking the Harold LeBlanc Trail

From now on, walking this path should be called 'hiking the Harold.'

By James Kinneen
Hometown Weekly Reporter

The Harold LeBlanc Trail at the Fisher School was cleared by Paul Bolton and a crew of Boy Scouts this March. On the Walpole Trails Facebook page,...

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Trustees hold guided beaver-spotting hike

The group spots the beaver while the guide attempts a photograph.

By James Kinneen
Hometown Weekly Reporter

After the adults had drank their beer and the kids had eaten their chips and run around the field, Trustees tour guide Susan Eastland delivered the crushing words...

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Library curbside holds pickup program continues

Westwood's Public Library has announced the expansion of its curbside holds pickup program. As of now, patrons can now pick up items from 10 a.m. until 7 p.m. on Mondays through Thursdays, from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m. on Fridays, and on Saturdays from 10:30 a.m. until 12:30 p.m.

Sherborn tennis courts get new lights

While the new lights will be brighter and use less electricity, the rules of the tennis courts will remain the same.

By James Kinneen
Hometown Weekly Reporter

On September 1, the lights at the William C. Jameson tennis court on Cemetery Lane were replaced with...

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Is Needham’s Hauschka a fit for Patriots?

By Mike Flanagan
Hometown Weekly Sports Editor

The New England Patriots have figured out their next move at quarterback. Cam Newton (15-of-19, 155 yards, 15 rushes, 75 yards, two touchdowns) impressed in his Patriots debut on Sunday during the team's 21-11 season-opening win against the Miami Dolphins.

Porkers gear up for unconventional season

Pictured last season against Framingham, junior Natalie Griffin (9) will look to be a key offensive contributor once again for Walpole High varsity field hockey this fall. Photo by Mike Flanagan.

By Mike Flanagan
Hometown Weekly Sports Editor

MIAA field hockey will have a new...

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Volunteers help clean up Dale School

By Amelia Tarallo
Hometown Weekly Staff

On September 17, a number of fourth and fifth-graders in Medfield will return to Dale Street School to start the new school year. Many have not been back since March, when the state began its mandatory shutdown. In the months since then, Dale Street has...

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Needham rallies behind teachers and staff

By Amelia Tarallo
Hometown Weekly Staff

It’s no shock that teachers will be facing an enormous number of challenges during this upcoming school year. In adapting to teaching virtual classes, changing their classroom organization and protocol to support social distancing, and even ensuring the safety of their students, teachers are...

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TVL institutes pods for athletics

By Mike Flanagan
Hometown Weekly Sports Editor

The Tri-Valley League announced news in regards to its game scheduling this past week for the upcoming "Fall I" athletic season.

The conference's 12 athletic directors voted to realign into two pods, with each holding six schools. Pod I will...

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On Medfield Schools reopening

To the Medfield Community, 

One of the threads that weaves itself through all parts of American life, and most profoundly in Medfield, is public education. Over the last six months COVID -19 has touched every part of our lives that we took as given- the places where we find meaning,...

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Town struggles with land leasing decision

The planned solar panels on Fisher Road.

By James Kinneen
Hometown Weekly Reporter

Residents have called it “basically extortion by the county,” warned “we will regret this,” and threatened lawsuits to both the town and Norfolk County for damages if it goes through. Board of...

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Westwood soccer preps for unique season

While they didn’t have enough players for a full game, it was an impressive showing for a Sunday morning before a Patriots game.

By James Kinneen
Hometown Weekly Reporter

Watch any sport in America and you will hear the commentators noting how fascinatingly different the...

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DS athletes shake off the rust

The lacrosse players noted their disappointment with the cancellation of last season, but expressed hope for this one.

By James Kinneen
Hometown Weekly Reporter

By and large, sports have not been played in six months. While professional athletes that have been playing for decades might...

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Medfield Library announces reopening

As of Thursday, September 10, the Medfield Public Library has partially reopened. There are a few new rules a way to keep patrons safe and help decrease the chance of spreading the coronavirus. As of now, only the first floor of the library will be open, and only for limited hours each week....

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Medfield Town Hall reopens

Town Administratior Kristine Trierweiler announced that Town Hall has reopened starting on Monday, September 14. Included in the reopening are a few changes to ensure the safety of staff and residents.

Residents can visit town hall from 8:30 a.m. until 4:30 p.m. on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays. Town Hall...

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Funeral homes note impact of COVID-19

By James Kinneen
Hometown Weekly Reporter

COVID-19’s impact on a variety of industries has been one of the most common media stories of the past five months. From what the loss of elective surgeries meant to hospitals, to whether bars and restaurants could survive lockdowns, to how much money, if any,...

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Public Health announces flu vaccine clinics

Needham Public Health will be hosting flu clinics in September and October. Those wishing to get their flu vaccine can come to the Center at the Heights on Wednesday, September 23, from 3 p.m. until 7 p.m., and Saturday, October 3, from 11 a.m. until 4 p.m. The first hour of each clinic...

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