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NHS students stay social despite COVID-19

By Maddie Gerber 

Hometown Weekly Intern

It’s Thursday night and per usual, my friends and I are debating weekend plans in our group chat. 

Except nothing about this night is usual, nothing about this weekend will be usual, and our weekend plans certainly won’t...

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Post 2498 pitches in during pandemic

The Needham Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 2498 recently volunteered to be a site for collecting personal protection equipment (PPE) for healthcare workers. Working with the Massachusetts National Guard and Massachusetts Emergency Management Agency (MEMA), the Post facility on Junction Street became a busy place as donations arrived from MEMA-approved organizations and were...

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Public Works announces coronavirus changes

The Town of Needham and Needham Public Works has announced that changes to the Needham Recycling and Transfer Station have gone into effect in response to the global COVID-19 pandemic.

Some town services have been impacted as the town follows social distancing guidelines and reduces staff...

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A picture of NHS

"While I was walking this morning," wrote Lisa Vergara of Storytime Crafts, "I stumbled upon this school pencil delicately balanced on the high school main entrance railing and I couldn’t help but wonder what student may have placed it there and what they were thinking. It instantly hit me: the pencil, and the...

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Select Board postpones election, delays town meeting

The Select Board has voted to move the Annual Town Election, originally scheduled for April 14, to May 26, in order to accommodate social distancing guidelines and adhere to the governor’s orders limiting any gathering of more than 10 people.

The Select Board also voted to...

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Needham launches COVID-19 website

The Town of Needham has launched a new COVID-19 website, dedicated to providing up-to-date information and resources to the Needham community during the global coronavirus outbreak.

The new website includes daily updates from Needham Public Health, Monday through Friday; frequently asked questions; online tools; and links to important information and...

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Food Cupboard continues service through COVID

By James Kinneen

Hometown Weekly Reporter

With the economy taking a severe downturn and record high numbers of people unemployed, services that help the needy are becoming more and more vital every day. And, with the COVID-19 outbreak putting a new emphasis on social distancing, virtually every...

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HESSCO seeks Meals on Wheels drivers

HESSCO Elder Services is appealing to Medfield, Norfolk, Sharon, Walpole and Westwood residents for volunteers interested in becoming drivers for its Meals on Wheels program. This program, which delivers prepared meals to homebound elders, is in search of volunteers to contribute approximately one hour per day to elders who...

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MFi launches COVID-19 grant effort

As the local foundation serving the town, the Medfield Foundation, Inc. (MFi) has launched an effort to provide grants to residents who are experiencing significant financial challenges caused by the COVID-19 public health emergency.

The MFi Public Need Fund is the vehicle through which the Medfield...

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New Life running with virtual 5K

The pandemic has affected every community event this spring, including the annual New Life 5K Trail Run, an event that raises more than 20 percent of the New Life Furniture Bank’s budget. This Massachusetts charity serves nearly 700 hundred households every year, including individuals, families, single mothers, seniors and...

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Social Distance Files: ‘Walden’ in Sherborn

By Stephen Press
Hometown Weekly Editor

“I find it wholesome to be alone the greater part of the time. To be in company, even with the best, is soon wearisome and dissipating. I love to be alone. I never found the companion that was so companionable as solitude.” ― Henry David...

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Dover Foundation invites scholarship/grant apps

The Dover Foundation is inviting scholarship and grant applications, which are due on May 1.

The Dover Foundation is a non-profit, all volunteer organization, that has served the Dover community since 1947. Its mission is to foster community spirit, neighborliness cooperation, friendships, and services within the...

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Sen. Rausch announces virtual office hours

Senator Rausch (D-Needham) will host her next virtual office hours this Friday, April 10, from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. via www.facebook.com/events/198428084936914/. Conversations with the Senator and her staff will take place over Google Hangouts, Skype, and phone calls.

Residents from any part of the Norfolk, Bristol and Middlesex District...

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Bio Blitz nature challenge announced

Wellesley residents are invited to grab their smartphones, download the free iNaturalist app (iPhone/Android), become a citizen scientist, and get out to the town's trails and sanctuaries to help catalog all the bio-diversity in Wellesley. The Conservation Council will have weekly challenges and call-outs for the most observations, most unique species, and more....

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COA steps up during crisis

By James Kinneen
Hometown Weekly Reporter

To an occasional visitor, working at the Walpole Senior Center seems like a pretty sweet gig. You sign in a couple of seniors, maybe do some scheduling, watch a little pool, catch a presentation on Broadway music of the 1940s, grab a sugar cookie, and...

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MIAA sports back May 4

By Mike Flanagan
Hometown Weekly Sports Editor

The MIAA has pushed back the potential start of the 2020 spring athletic season to May 4, at the earliest, the organization announced on March 30. Originally scheduled to resume on April 27, the decision to push back the start of the season an...

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Davis unveils complementary photography exhibits

By Audrey Anderson Hometown Weekly Correspondent The Davis Museum at Wellesley College is hosting two complementary photography exhibitions that focus on the beginnings of photography in the 19th century, as well as repeating subjects in snapshots of the early to mid-20th century. “Making, Not Taking: Portrait Photography in the 19th Century” and “Going Viral: Photography, Performance, and...
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Home of the Week – 43 Ledgetree Road, Medfield

Welcome to a gorgeous home located in an exceptional neighborhood!  Welcoming foyer opens to a living room filled with natural light, across the way is a stunning dining room with wainscoting.  You’ll fall in love with the warm and inviting kitchen with granite countertops, stainless steel appliances, eat-in-kitchen, and breakfast bar with views of...

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What made Westwood

2019: A year in review: Another Patriots Super Bowl. A fire at Notre Dame. The birth of a British royal. Whatever held our attention over the last year, 2019 was certainly a year to remember. Closer home, Hometown Weekly’s communities of Dover, Medfield, Needham, Sherborn, Walpole, Wellesley, and Westwood all experienced their own unique...
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What made Wellesley

2019: A year in review: Another Patriots Super Bowl. A fire at Notre Dame. The birth of a British royal. Whatever held our attention over the last year, 2019 was certainly a year to remember. Closer home, Hometown Weekly’s communities of Dover, Medfield, Needham, Sherborn, Walpole, Wellesley, and Westwood all experienced their own unique...
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