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Monthly Archives: October 2020

Medfield TV raises St. Baldrick’s funds

By James Kinneen
Hometown Weekly Reporter

On October 20, Medfield TV hosted a virtual fundraiser for the St. Baldrick’s Foundation, a childhood cancer charity that funds pediatric cancer research and pays for people to become pediatric oncologists (who specialize in the unique ways cancer affects children and study the treatments that...

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BOH provides guidelines for safe Halloween

On October 28, Westwood residents received a call from the town's health director with some guidelines for an enjoyable and safe Halloween. As in the case of other nearby communities. the Westwood BOH is following along with CDC recommendations.

Residents are advised to take part in trick-or-treating using a one-way...

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Vote dropbox locked overnight during weekend

As voting continues and citizens take the time to participate in early voting and drop off their ballots, Needham residents are urged to take advantage of the red ballot box.

Mailed ballots may be dropped off in person to the big red dropbox or mailed back to the town...

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4youIwillfight keeps on fighting

By James Kinneen
Hometown Weekly Reporter

To date, Tara O’Brien (Pacella’s) ALS charity, 4youIwillfight, has raised over $100,000 that she has given directly to the Healey Center at Mass General Hospital, ALS One and Compassionate Care ALS. When Tara started this effort on January 6 this past year - the very day...

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Bird Park features First People Trail

By Amelia Tarallo
Hometown Weekly Staff

Every so often, I’m sent to Bird Park in Walpole to cover an event or activity. Each time, I’m amazed at the openness of the grounds and relief I feel at seeing the huge wide-open field, paved paths, and wooded trails that make up...

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Sherborn Library hosts spooktacular trivia night

By Amelia Tarallo
Hometown Weekly Staff

Rising numbers of COVID-19 cases and a Halloween season in full swing provided a fitting backdrop for a seasonal virtual trivia night in Sherborn. On Saturday, October 24, members of the Sherborn community attended a special trivia fundraiser to raise money for the new...

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Westwood sports news and notes

By Mike Flanagan
Hometown Weekly Sports Editor

Fall I athletics continued on this past week at Westwood High with all six of the Wolverines' varsity teams in action.

  • Boys soccer earned a weekend sweep of Millis, winning 3-1 on Saturday and 2-0 on Sunday. The wins were...
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On returning to school full-time in Medfield

Thank you to the teachers, administrators, committee members and volunteers for your hard work. As a school community, the best interests of our students must be our first and primary consideration. The purpose of this letter is to convey the sentiment many of us have shared with you privately, during school committee meetings...

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Needham sports news and notes

By Mike Flanagan
Hometown Weekly Sports Editor

Needham High School Fall I varsity athletics continued on this past week as the Rockets battled rival Natick.

  • Boys soccer earned a pair of wins against rival Natick. The Rockets won 3-2 on the road on October 21, followed by...
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Walpole sports news and notes

By Mike Flanagan
Hometown Weekly Sports Editor

Walpole High School Fall I athletics continued on this past week as the school's varsity athletic teams battled Braintree.

  • Varsity field hockey earned a big 3-1 win at Braintree to earn the back-to-back sweep of the Wamps (3-3). Caroline Whelan,...
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Medfield sports news and notes

By Mike Flanagan
Hometown Weekly Sports Editor

Rivalry week always gets the blood pumping. Even during a worldwide pandemic and the Fall athletic season looking completely different, there was no love lost this past week when five of the six Medfield and Dover-Sherborn Fall I varsity athletic teams squared off against...

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Dover-Sherborn sports news and notes

By Mike Flanagan
Hometown Weekly Sports Editor

Rivalry week always gets the blood pumping. Even during a worldwide pandemic and with the fall athletic season looking completely different, there was no love lost this past week when five of the six Medfield and Dover-Sherborn Fall I varsity athletic teams squared off...

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New elementary school forum held virtually

Westwood town residents tuned in Wednesday night via Zoom for an update on the town’s plans to build a new elementary school, which is expected to house 560 students at peak enrollment.  The new school will replace and combine the aging Hanlon and Deerfield schools and sit on 18 acres behind the existing...

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BLM vigil planned for Nov. 4

The members and friends of UU Wellesley Hills are inviting the community to stand with them this fall to honor Black lives harmed and lost, those victims of racial violence and injustice, known and unknown. Join them for their monthly, 15-minute silent Black Lives Matter vigil on Wednesday, November 4, at noon, on...

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Westwood Library launches limited browsing

By Amelia Tarallo
Hometown Weekly Staff

It’s safety first when it comes to library browsing these days.

Currently, browsing at the Westwood Public Library is by appointment only. Those who wish to browse are asked to wear a mask during the entirety of their visit for the...

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DS Lightning adjusts to new rules

This free kick was stopped, but Dover-Sherborn would find three goals soon after.

By James Kinneen
Hometown Weekly Reporter

On Friday evening, the Dover-Sherborn Lightning, a blended seventh and eight grade team of the BAYS (Boston Area Youth Soccer) soccer league defeated the Wellesley Heat...

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Town hosts drive-through pumpkin display

A family points out which of the carved pumpkins is their favorite from the safety of their car.

By James Kinneen
Hometown Weekly Reporter

They say that in the 1950s, people fell so in love with the idea of having a car and were so...

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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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