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Needham begins reopening recreational spots

Needham has begun it's first phase of reopening the town's recreational spots. As of May 25, the public tennis courts (located at Mills, Newman, and Needham High School) have reopened for passive, no-contact recreational activities. Town playgrounds, basketball courts, and the pools at the Rosemary Recreation Complex will remain closed during this first...

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Westwood’s recreation spots reopen

As of Saturday, May 23, a number of Westwood's recreational spots have reopened. The tracks at Westwood High School and Deerfield Elementary are now open. All people should walk or run in the same direction while using the track.

No organized or competitive sports are allowed at the playing fields,...

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HAWC members reflect on tea

By Amelia Tarallo
Hometown Weekly Staff

For the last 52 years, young women from Medfield's graduating class have come together to attend the Hannah Adams Woman’s Club (HAWC) tea. They get dressed up and arrive to celebrate with the other girls in their class for perhaps the first and last...

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Non-resident Farm Pond lottery cancelled

On May 20, the Select Board of Sherborn announced that this year's non-resident Farm Pond lottery will not be taking place. Due to social distancing measures as a result of COVID-19, it is necessary to lower the number of people with access to the pond. Sherborn residents are expected to have access to...

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Local seniors graduate amid pandemic

By Amelia Tarallo
Hometown Weekly Staff

Graduating seniors around the country have watched as traditional celebrations, graduations, and even their final days of school have been cancelled as a result of COVID-19. But like everyone, they have grieved, persevered, and created new ways to celebrate amid the ongoing situation. It is...

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Kids’ dandelion business takes off

By Amelia Tarallo
Hometown Weekly Staff

One of the biggest struggles of quarantine is the unending obstacle of making sure kids are constantly entertained. For some, it’s as easy as handing them a tablet and letting them disappear into a plethora of apps or watching a number of streaming services....

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WMC brings new programming during COVID

By Amelia Tarallo
Hometown Weekly Staff

The way we handle day-to-day life has changed since the stay-at-home order was issued. Local media stations, in particular, have taken it upon themselves to make meetings and activities accessible from the television or computer screen, along with producing a plethora of new programming....

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Annual Town Meeting set for June 8

The Needham Select Board has voted to hold the Annual Town Meeting in the Memorial Park parking lot on June 8th at 5:00 p.m.

Though normally held in Powers Hall, this new meeting spot will allow for the safe social distancing of those who wish to attend. Rain dates...

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Town creates outdoor dining spaces

Starting Friday, May 22, outdoor dining spaces will be available to enjoy in Needham. These outdoor spaces include picnic tables that are located on the Town Common, Needham Heights Common, and Eaton Square. The tables are spaced apart to ensure social distancing and allow those eating takeout from local restaurants to enjoy their...

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DTL seeking Class of 2020 project videos

The Dover Town Library is gathering videos from parents, family members, teachers, school administrators and staff, fellow students, and other friendly community faces to put together a special project to honor the 2020 graduating class.

All submitted videos must be under one minute, include a general congratulatory message for the...

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Medfield conducting late-evening ULV spraying

The Norfolk County Mosquito Control District will start the 2020 late-evening ULV aerosol application on or around May 26, and continue weekly through October 23. These applications will take place between sunset and midnight, Monday through Thursday. ULV sprays will help control the population of virus-carrying mosquitoes in the area. More information about...

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Eversource conducting aerial vegetation patrol

Eversource's Eastern Massachusetts Transmission Vegetation Management will be conduction aerial vegetation patrols this week, including areas of Dover. The aircraft will be flying at or below 300 feet.

The aerial vegetation patrol will begin at 8:00 a.m. and go until 4:00 p.m. on Tuesday, May 19, Wednesday, May 20,...

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DTL continues excellent work amid pandemic

By Amelia Tarallo
Hometown Weekly Staff

Patrons across the country have been missing their favorite libraries since they were forced to close in March. However, as per usual, library staff has risen to the occasion and is providing an array of services and programs that people can enjoy from the...

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Noon Hill and Shattuck Reservation to open 5/19

Noon Hill and Shattuck Reservation, two Trustees of Reservations properties in Medfield, will open on May 19. Visitors may use the parking lots for vehicles. Guests are expected to follow protocols, including social distancing while using the trails and wearing a mask when unable to social distance. Other open Medfield Trustees properties include...

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Community forum to meet May 19th

Medfield residents are invited to attend and participate in the fourth online community forum to discuss the Dale Street School project. The meeting will be held on Zoom on Tuesday, May 19, at 7 p.m., and on MedfieldTV. Residents will be presented with options for grade configuration, site selection, and financial factors. Questions...

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MHS Class of 2020 celebrated by educators

On May 11, over 40 staff members from Medfield High School cheered up seniors by hand-delivering them congratulatory signs. Organized by Medfield High School's student council, each senior received a sign delivered by pairs of staff. Students and teachers had the opportunity to catch up with one another, all while getting to celebrate...

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Senior Center Closed through June

The Westwood Council on Aging has announced that the Patricia Carty-Larkin Senior Center will continue to be closed through June. Additionally, all special programs, trips, and events have been cancelled during the summer months.

While it is disappointing that the senior center will remain closed for the time being, seniors...

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