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Monthly Archives: January 2021

MLK Day observance held virtually

With no candlelight ceremony on Walpole common, instead people were encouraged to light candles in their windows.

By James Kinneen
Hometown Weekly Reporter

Although last year’s Martin Luther King Day observance featured an outdoor candlelight ceremony, group singing, speeches and a reception at the United...

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Daley presents ‘1620: the First Year’

By Amelia Tarallo
Hometown Weekly Staff

There are few Americans who didn’t learn about the Pilgrims’ 1620 landing in Plymouth. It’s hard to ignore, especially since there’s a national holiday that rolls around every November dedicated to the efforts of Pilgrims to make this land their new home. But the story...

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Sibling connection leading Walpole hockey

By Mike Flanagan
Hometown Weekly Sports Editor

Walpole has begun to flex its muscle as a hockey town. In the past four years, the Walpole boys earned a berth in the Super Eight for the first time in program history (2016-2017) and won the school's first-ever Division I South championship (2019-2020)....

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Wolverines fall just short in thriller

Senior defenseman John Techiera (24) snaps a shot from the point. Photo by Mike Flanagan.

By Mike Flanagan
Hometown Weekly Sports Editor

Following a brief pause due to COVID-19 contact tracing, Westwood High School boys varsity hockey returned to the ice on Saturday as the...

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Ledbury’s five lead Rockets by Walpole

By Mike Flanagan
Hometown Weekly Sports Editor

Needham High School junior defenseman Maddie Ledbury put on the performance of a lifetime on January 16. In a 5-2 victory against rival Walpole at Babson Skating Center, Ledbury scored all five goals for the Rockets (3-0-0).

Senior forward Charlotte...

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Medfield hockey wins pair

Senior captain Phil Parker (23) picks up the puck behind his net and starts a rush up the ice. Photos by Mike Flanagan.

By Mike Flanagan
Hometown Weekly Sports Editor

Rivalry games against Dover-Sherborn and Westwood are what varsity hockey players in Medfield live for....

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Raiders power through COVID winter season

Junior defenseman Caden Popiel (pictured) moves the puck through the neutral zone on a rush up the ice. Photo by Mike Flanagan.

By Mike Flanagan
Hometown Weekly Sports Editor

Varsity winter athletics continued on in Dover-Sherborn this past week as the Raiders were in action...

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Register for Book Bowl by 2/1

The Dover Town Library is hosting its second annual Book Bowl. Middle school students from Dover, Sherborn, and other surrounding towns are invited to participate in a reading competition.

The event will be hosted virtually this year, with teams of students from ages 10 to 14 competing against one...

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Free two-hour meter parking extended

The Needham Select Board has approved the extension of free two-hour parking at town metered spots. This extension is planned to last until June 30, 2021, as a way to continue encouraging shopping at the many local businesses in Needham.

Free two-hour parking is one of the many initiatives...

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Needham honors MLK via Zoom ceremony

Sean K. Ellis, the subject of Netflix’s “Trial 4” appeared to speak on the work he is doing to fight voter suppression and police brutality.

By James Kinneen
Hometown Weekly Reporter

With COVID-19 cases in Massachusetts showing very little signs of slowing down, like...

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Raiders roll over Millis for win

Dover-Sherborn’s defense caused all sorts of problems for Millis, who ended the game with 27 turnovers.

By James Kinneen
Hometown Weekly Reporter

With five and a half minutes left in the third quarter, the Dover-Sherborn boys basketball team led Millis, 36-27, in a...

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Noone’s jumper sinks Medfield comeback

Michael Noone’s midrange jump shot put Westwood up for good.

By James Kinneen
Hometown Weekly Reporter

Michael Noone was second to none on Friday night, draining a midrange jump shot that put Westwood ahead for good with a little over eight seconds left in...

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Connecting with the High St. Trail

With its flat terrain and well-groomed trail, it wasn’t a surprise to see so many mountain bikers riding the path.

By James Kinneen
Hometown Weekly Reporter

Since there’s no heavy snow on the ground, the weather is unseasonably warm, and the possibility of having to...

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Grist mill fundraiser raises turbine hopes

By Amelia Tarallo
Hometown Weekly Staff

Just along Route 27, past St. Edward the Confessor Church, sits the Kingsbury Grist Mill. It’s a tiny building, decorated with red doors and red trim, sitting between a massive pond and what first appears to be a brook.

Unassuming as it...

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CCBC presents building options

These are the four options as seen from the street, however they do not represent exactly what the buildings would look like.

By James Kinneen
Hometown Weekly Reporter

On Monday, the Community Center Building Committee (CCBC) met to discuss the four options for the new...

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Medfield textile drive a success

By Amelia Tarallo
Hometown Weekly Staff

Of all the waste categories, textiles tend to be a growing and significant contributor to landfills each year. In 2018, the Environmental Protection Agency estimated that 17 million tons of textiles were generated in the US. Of that tonnage, only 2.5 million tons were recycled,...

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Sports notes: Borchers breaks school record

By Mike Flanagan
Hometown Weekly Sports Editor

Medfield High School athletics continued on this past week as all varsity winter athletic teams were in action against Dedham, Norwood and Westwood.

  • Varsity boys hockey swept Norwood to pick up their first two wins of the season and climb...
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Sports notes: Wolverines, Hawks get rolling

By Mike Flanagan
Hometown Weekly Sports Editor

Westwood High School and Xaverian Brothers High School winter varsity athletics were back in action this week as the Wolverines took on TVL rivals Hopkinton, Norwood and Medfield, while the Hawks took on rivals BC High and St. John's Prep.

Raider athletes power through season

Dover-Sherborn sophomore guard Parker Kendall (5) launches up a 3-pointer during the Raiders contest against Norton on January 7. Photo by Greg Hills.

By Mike Flanagan
Hometown Weekly Sports Editor

Dover-Sherborn Regional High School winter athletics continued on this past week as the Raiders battled...

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Lamadieu’s shutout lifts Rockets over Walpole

Senior defenseman Ty McGovern (10) gets set to snap a pass up the ice on the breakout. Photo by Mike Flanagan.

By Mike Flanagan
Hometown Weekly Sports Editor

Needham and Walpole High School boys varsity hockey met in the first half of a back-to-back set...

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