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Monthly Archives: October 2020

Needham athletic cancellations not COVID related

By Mike Flanagan
Hometown Weekly Sports Editor

Contrary to what was reported earlier this week, Needham High School Fall I athletic cancellations on October 13 were not COVID-related. The school cancelled all levels of soccer and field hockey practices due to inclement weather.

Needham High School athletics...

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Maffei looks to reduce solar project

If the project goes through in full, access to the woods behind Norfolk Aggie will be severely restricted.

By James Kinneen
Hometown Weekly Reporter

As it increasingly looks like Norfolk County is planning to go ahead with its proposed solar panels project, various citizens...

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Sherborn early voting until 10/30

Residents of Sherborn can participate in early voting in person for the upcoming presidential election from now until Friday, October 30, at Town Hall.

Residents can vote from 8 a.m. until noon, from Monday through Friday. On Saturday and Sunday, voters can cast their ballot from noon until 4 p.m....

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Needham BOH presents Halloween guidelines

The Needham Board of Health has provided some recommendations for celebrating Halloween this year. Using CDC guidelines, these recommendations have been carefully designed to help ensure everyone has a happy and healthy Halloween. 

Those handing out candy should try to implement a one-way system, such as leaving a candy bucket...

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Zullo Gallery hosts in-person exhibit

These unique, rainy day pieces from Rick Legge were made using gold leaf.

By James Kinneen
Hometown Weekly Reporter

With movies continually being pushed back because the theaters aren’t open, Broadway shows being cancelled until May 2021, and schools having to cut electives like art...

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Friends of St. Patrick cancel luncheon

By James Kinneen
Hometown Weekly Reporter

Looking to the future, there are many unanswered questions about COVID-19 and potential lockdowns. Will there be a second wave in the winter? Will schools return to full-time, in class learning? Will stadiums return to full capacity for marquee events like the Super Bowl? While...

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Porkers roll on senior day

Senior captain Liz Hinton (pictured) steps into a shot late in the first quarter. Photo by Mike Flanagan.

By Mike Flanagan
Hometown Weekly Sports Editor

Walpole High varsity field hockey hosted Bay State Conference rival Braintree on Monday afternoon for their annual Senior Day contest....

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Storytime brings seasonal fun to Zoom

By Amelia Tarallo
Hometown Weekly Staff

Each October, a plethora of children head to their local library to participate in autumn-themed activities. One of my favorite activities as a reporter is covering these seasonal events; each one brings a unique quality to the festivities. The creative activities mixed with a bit...

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Westwood battles against invasive plants

By James Kinneen
Hometown Weekly Reporter

While everyone in the country is terrified that the Asian Giant Hornet, sometimes referred to as the “murder hornet,” is coming to a backyard near them, Westwood is dealing with its own invasive species originally hailing from the Far East. Japanese knotweed and oriental bittersweet,...

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Hunt Club holds costumed Hunter Pace

The event ended with an optional jump over a choice of stone walls.

By James Kinneen
Hometown Weekly Reporter

On Sunday morning, the colorful foliage of fall in New England was greeted by the majesty of horses galloping through fields of green grass, trotting through...

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Foliage brings crowds to Echo Bridge

While too dangerous for my tastes, a couple did find a very interesting spot to relax near Echo Bridge.

By James Kinneen
Hometown Weekly Reporter

You know when you watch the Masters, and right before Tiger is about to win the green jacket with a...

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Warriors unbeaten after Senior Day win

By Mike Flanagan
Hometown Weekly Sports Editor

Coming off of a weekend sweep against rival Westwood to open up the 2020 season, the Medfield High School varsity boys soccer team returned to the pitch this past weekend to host a back-to-back against TVL foe Millis.

After a...

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DS sports news and notes

By Mike Flanagan
Hometown Weekly Sports Editor

All six of Dover-Sherborn Regional High School’s Fall I varsity athletics teams are finally all in action as this unprecedented 2020 season rolls on. Varsity boys and girls soccer, varsity field hockey, as well as boys and girls cross-country all played their season openers...

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Westwood sports news and notes

By Mike Flanagan
Hometown Weekly Sports Editor

Westwood High School continued to power through this unprecedented fall I athletic season this past weekend with all six of Westwood's teams in action.

  • Varsity field hockey earned a dominant 7-0 victory at home against Dedham on Saturday to move...
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WOW launches Indigenous Peoples Challenge

On Thursday, October 1, World of Wellesley launched its 30 Day+ Racial Equity Indigenous Peoples Challenge. The purpose of the challenge is to break down barriers and biases by collectively and individually increasing our awareness and appreciation for the diversity of Indigenous people; deepening our understanding about the history of Indigenous people; and...

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The pandemic perils of high school

By Maddie Gerber
Hometown Weekly Intern

“I really missed school” admitted senior Lauren Biedron, laughing. “Wow, I never thought I would say that.” 

While this may have been an unheard-of sentiment last fall, this year, many students have been itching to get back to some sense of normalcy....

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Fall Recycling 10/17 and 10/18

The Dover Recycling Committee will be hosting its special Fall recycling weekend on Saturday, October 17, and Sunday, October 18. Residents with Dover Transfer Station stickers are invited to clear the clutter from their house and garage and drop items off to be recycled and reused.

Those with furniture...

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Medfield summer gardening conclusions

The Medfield Community Garden exploded to life during the summer months.

By Amelia Tarallo
Hometown Weekly Staff

As a journalist of integrity (I like to think, at least), it is my job to report to you what I’ve learned during my summer adventure...

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Needham extends free meter through 2020

The Needham Select Board has voted to extend the free parking meter program throughout town during the remainder of 2020. This program provides free parking throughout town so that patrons can enjoy local businesses and shop, without worrying about the cost of a parking meter.

"It is our hope...

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Dover seeks water task force volunteers

Dover is seeking volunteers to serve on the recently established Water Resource Task Force. This new task force has been created to help evaluate Dover's water sources, supply, and consumption in hopes of organizing a strategic water plan for the town. WRTF will be made up of seven voting members appointed by the...

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