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Westwood Library announces author visits

As the Westwood Public Library remains physically closed, the Zoom activities continue on. From August through September, the library will be offering a series of virtual author talks via Zoom.

The author talks tipped off with J. Courtney Sullivan's talk on her book, Friends and Strangers, on August 5. ...

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Mosquitos test positive for West Nile virus

On Wednesday, August 5, the Needham Public Health Department notified residents that mosquitos found in Needham tested positive for West Nile virus. As a result, the risk level for West Nile virus has been raised to moderate.

Residents should take extra precaution to protect themselves from mosquitos. Residents are...

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E. coli concerns close Farm Pond

On Wednesday, August 5, Sherborn's Board of Health announced Farm Pond Beach was closed. The sudden closure comes after a high level of E. coli was found in the pond's water. The water will be retested today and Friday to see if it is safe for people to swim again. Until then, the...

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Grade configuration forum 8/13

The Medfield School Committee will host a virtual forum on Thursday, August 13, at 5:30 p.m. to discuss the next steps with the Dale Street School project.

The focus of the forum will be to discuss the options for grade configuration. Currently, there are two options being examined. One...

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Medfield discusses Warrior name change

By Amelia Tarallo
Hometown Weekly Staff

For years, Medfield students and parents have been “Warriors,” and represented their town's teams with a Native American logo. While residents have worn the logo proudly, many are now calling for a change because of concerns with the racist connotation it brings with it. On...

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DTL moves towards reopening

By Amelia Tarallo
Hometown Weekly Staff

For months, patrons of the Dover Town Library (DTL) have eagerly waited the moment they could step back inside the building and enjoy all that it has to offer. While the building isn’t opening just yet, the DTL is taking steps closer to a full...

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Youth baseball suspended following COVID spike

On July 31, the Dover Board of Health (BOH) issued an update on its current COVID-19 situation. As of then, there had been one new confirmed case of COVID-19 in Dover.

There had also been three new confirmed cases and approximately 20-25 “probable cases” reported in Sherborn.

Sherborn BOH issues COVID spike statement

On July 30, Sherborn's Board of Health released a statement on the rapidly growing number of COVID-19 cases.

In the statement, the Board of Health noted the increase from 25 cases as of July 18 to 51 cases as of July 29. These numbers included those taking the PCR...

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Spike in Dover COVID-19 cases

On July 28, Dover Board of Health notified residents of three new confirmed cases of COVID-19. Prior to this announcement, the town of Dover had not had a confirmed case of COVID-19 since May 29. The update can be found here.

While the number of cases has remained...

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Dedham-Westwood Water District announces restrictions

As of July 29, residents in Dedham and Westwood are required to restrict watering their lawns to assigned days of the week. Customers in Dedham may water their lawn on Mondays and Thursdays, while customers in Westwood may water their lawns on Tuesdays and Fridays. All lawn watering should take place from 6:00...

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Hinkley Pond updates summer visitor policy

On Thursday, July 23, Kevin Ryder, director of Medfield Park and Recreation, announced some changes regarding Hinkley Pond for the remainder of the summer season. Previously, only residents could visit the swim pond. As of now, non-residents who are caregivers or babysitters can take children who do live in Medfield.

Walpole Library announces reopening

By Amelia Tarallo
Hometown Weekly Staff

Patrons had no idea that the Walpole Public Library’s sudden closure in March would last months. Since closing the doors months ago, staff and patrons alike have been eager to get back to some normalcy - and back into the library. They’ve been able to...

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Kids make mac and cheese, virtually

By Amelia Tarallo
Hometown Weekly Staff

Have you ever come home from a long day and sought out the comfort of some mac and cheese? It’s one of the most elite comfort foods out there, combining the noodle texture of pasta with a gooey cheese covering. Cheese, of course, is used...

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Library hosts children’s writing contest

To go along with this year's summer reading theme "Imagine Your Story," the Medfield Public Library's Children's Department is holding a writing contest. Participants are asked to take their favorite fairy tales and put a spin on it. Kids can write, draw, use toys, or act out their twist and submit it to...

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Curb Alert substitutes for Swap Shop

Luke Beauregard shows off a box of toys he has found during Curb Alert

By Amelia Tarallo
Hometown Weekly Staff

The Swap Shop has been a popular summer feature of the Medfield Transfer Station for years. There, people can leave unwanted, but...

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Dual September 1 elections announced

Sherborn's Town Clerk provided an update for residents on the looming election taking place on September 1, 2020. On that day, residents of Sherborn will vote in the State Primary and the Special Town Election.

Residents who want to vote by mail for both the Special Town Election and...

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Board of Health issues COVID-19 Update

On July 19, Dover's Board of Health issued an update on the current COVID-19 situation. Though there haven't been any new cases in the last two weeks, Dover's Board of Health is urging residents to continue taking precautions to prevent any new surges.

Visitors from out of state are...

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Equal Justice in Needham fights discrimination

By Amelia Tarallo
Hometown Weekly Staff

On May 25, 2020, George Floyd was killed by police. His death has sparked protests, reforms, and the formation of organizations dedicated to removing the systemic racism existing throughout the country. While it is easy to form an organization, it is hard to actually ensure...

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Gardening: attack of the weeds

Though taken weeks after the initial weeding process, this picture properly shows a similar intensity of weeds growing in a garden left unattended.

By Amelia Tarallo
Hometown Weekly Staff

“Hey, remember when you ate dirt?”

Without context, I can understand...

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