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Monthly Archives: September 2020

Bay State Conference updates COVID guidelines

By Mike Flanagan
Hometown Weekly Sports Editor

Change to high school sports was inevitable when the COVID-19 pandemic struck. This fall, we will see sports such as soccer and field hockey have a completely different look as players and coaches will be required to wear masks at all times.

Dover-Sherborn’s Yablonski named All-American

By Mike Flanagan
Hometown Weekly Sports Editor

Dover-Sherborn Regional High School junior and swimmer Ava Yablonsky was recently named an All-American for her performance in the pool last season by the National Interscholastic Swimming Coaches Association.

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Medfield baseball sees handful of commitments

Pictured catching a ball at first base this past summer for Medfield MIBL, rising senior Sam Kornet will be playing baseball in college at Skidmore following his senior season next spring. Photo by Mike Flanagan.

By Mike Flanagan
Hometown Weekly Sports Editor

Following a lost...

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Westwood’s Bleday bikes across entire country

John Bleday (pictured) is all smiles shortly after arriving to Cape Cod following his 28-day cross-country bike ride from Seattle. Photo by Charlie Harrington.

By Mike Flanagan
Hometown Weekly Sports Editor

Everybody is looking for ways to stay busy and fit these days. For Westwood...

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Michelle Chalmers steps down from WOW

By Rama K. Ramaswamy

As the fall sets in and a new school year begins, Michelle Chalmers, long-time president of the World of Wellesley, has handed the helm over to former board members Nova Biro and Christina Horner.

Michelle, a graduate of Wellesley High School, decided...

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Westwood Library welcomes author Wiseman

By Amelia Tarallo
Hometown Weekly Staff

It is unlikely that Ellen Marie Wiseman knew that her book, “The Orphan Collector,” would relate to current events on the scale that it does. Released on July 28, the book has become a monumental hit, both for it’s well-written and well- researched story, but...

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Enviously hiking the Charles River Peninsula

Almost all of the boats opted to head away from, rather than towards the South Street Bridge.

By James Kinneen
Hometown Weekly Reporter

You know when you take young children to the beach, and you play with them in the creek or along the waterline...

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On the remote teaching amendment

As the Chair of the Dover Sherborn Regional School Committee I wish to clarify the purpose and effect of our vote in support of a hybrid return to school. The Region voted in favor of the hybrid model that was presented at the Joint School Committee on August 11, but with an amendment...

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Medfield PTO readies for reopening

The Medfield PTO is preparing for school’s imminent reopening with initiatives to make Medfield Schools more welcoming.

The PTO recently organized a "Chalk the Walk" for Medfield students to come welcome the staff back to the building week. The kids really showed their support with positive messages and artwork that...

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Greene’s Field playground hosts story walk

A family enjoys reading 'New Shoes for Silvia,' the second book on the story walk.

By James Kinneen
Hometown Weekly Reporter

Story walks are a newly-popular way to get kids outside, get kids exercise, and get kids to read, all at once. Essentially, pages from...

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Farm Pond shuts down summer season

The temporary E. coli issue has cleared, but swimming at Farm Pond is now done at your own risk with the lifeguards gone.

By James Kinneen
Hometown Weekly Reporter

Because of COVID-19 and the accompanying lockdowns, many of the traditional signs that summer is over...

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MIAA’s modifications put twist on soccer

MIAA soccer will look a lot different in 2020 with athletes needing to social distance even while playing defense. Photo by Mike Flanagan.

By Mike Flanagan
Hometown Weekly Sports Editor

It's still unclear whether or not sports such as boys and girls soccer will occur...

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2021 college applicants face uncertain future

By Maddie Gerber
Hometown Weekly Intern

August is typically the sunset of the summer, one final hurrah before the fall chill seeps in and life returns to normal, conjuring up images of relaxing days spent soaking up the sun and lounging poolside. However, for rising high school seniors, August is anything...

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COA takes on COVID-19 challenges

By Amelia Tarallo
Hometown Weekly Staff

For months, the Walpole Co-Operative Bank South Street Center has been closed to visitors. Programs have run strictly through Zoom. Ride services have shut down. But during these last few months, staff at the South Street Center has found new ways of communicating with...

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