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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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DS maintains lead to defeat Dedham

Erica Hills rises for a three over an outstretched defender's hand.

By James Kinneen
Hometown Weekly Reporter

In a game that was close for a couple minutes in the second and third quarters, but somehow never a blowout nor particularly...

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McGowan’s 31 leads Wolverines past Hopkinton

Despite the attempts to slow him down, James McGowan finished the game with 31 points.

By James Kinneen
Hometown Weekly Reporter

In 2008, Steph Curry was held scoreless while playing for Davidson in a game against Loyola Maryland. Davidson won the game by thirty points,...

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Rockets’ defense too tough for Walpole

Six-foot social distancing rules be damned; the Needham defense didn’t give Walpole's players any room to breathe.

By James Kinneen
Hometown Weekly Reporter

If the idea of eliminating the opening tipoff and baseline inbounds plays, or not having offensive rebounders on the line during free...

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Library hosts Cuban political poster display

Lewis noted that he appreciated both the photography based and illustrated posters, believing there to be a place for both.

By James Kinneen
Hometown Weekly Reporter

While these days your Facebook feed is likely filled with political memes, doctored photos, and stories that may...

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Wrestlers fundraise ahead of uncertain season

The Walpole wrestling team grappled with some large but outdated electronics as part of the fundraiser to raise money for the team.

By James Kinneen
Hometown Weekly Reporter

Walpole wrestling coach Steve Hile noted that with the season hopefully launching in April, he’d like to...

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Patel Brothers toy drive brings joy

The Patel brothers pose in front of the large number of toy donations they collected.

By James Kinneen
Hometown Weekly Reporter

In 2020, kids saw their favorite events cancelled, their contact with friends severely limited, and their big family gatherings moved from in-person to...

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My time dealing with COVID-19

By James Kinneen
Hometown Weekly Reporter

Last week, the number of COVID cases in Massachusetts exploded to around 3,000 a day. Unfortunately, I was one of them. But while my experience with COVID-19 was far from among the most harrowing, interesting or even notable ones in the state, I do think...

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Thomas Upham House administers COVID vaccine

Medway’s Ted Maiorana, a retired Deputy Chief from the Boston Fire Department receives the first shot of the Covid vaccine.

By James Kinneen
Hometown Weekly Reporter

Because COVID-19 has struck nursing homes so hard, it only makes sense that they would be first in line...

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December snow brings community outdoors

This snowboarder drew plenty of intrigued looks every time he went off a jump he’d made at Needham High.

By James Kinneen
Hometown Weekly Reporter

Because of COVID-19 and the subsequent social distancing protocols enacted to slow its spread, this year, partaking in outdoor...

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Chinese-American group established in DS

By James Kinneen
Hometown Weekly Reporter

With an expanding Chinese-American population, it may have been only a matter of time until Dover and Shebrorn had a community organization for its citizens with Chinese heritage. But somebody still had to do the hard work: creating leadership positions and filling roles on the...

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Winterfest performances move to Zoom

Lauren, Matthew and Ryan made the event far more interesting with their near constant inside jokes and quips.

By James Kinneen
Hometown Weekly Reporter

Winterfest is the major fundraising event for the NHS Friends of Music, but with COVID-19 forcing large in person concerts to...

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Local groups discuss essential workers

One of the once ubiquitous 'thank you' posters from early on in the pandemic greeted people on the Zoom call.

By James Kinneen
Hometown Weekly Reporter

On Sunday night, a group of organizations held their eleventh At My Neighbor’s Table event of the year -...

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WYWC brings Santa home to Westwood

Santa poses with the welcome sign a family made for him during a trip to a home on School Street.

By James Kinneen
Hometown Weekly Reporter

With COVID-19 forcing many families to remain stuck at home throughout the holiday season - or at the...

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Families search Bird Park for reindeer

Taking a photo alongside the found reindeer was a pivotal part of the experience.

By James Kinneen
Hometown Weekly Reporter

You know Dasher and Dancer and Prancer and Vixen, and you probably recall the most famous reindeer of all, but do you know Anna,...

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Director Lateefah Franck outlines METCO’s future

By James Kinneen
Hometown Weekly Reporter

Lateefah Franck replaced Sheryl Goodloe as Westwood’s METCO director in June of 2019. Originally from Washington DC, Franck considered going to law school before falling in love with education, eventually serving as everything from a literacy tutor, to an elementary school teacher, all the way...

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Festival of Trees adapts to pandemic

The tree with the fake twenty dollar bills (so nobody can pluck one off) was getting the most attention from raffle participants.

By James Kinneen
Hometown Weekly Reporter

The Festival of Trees at the Gardens at Elm Bank looks a little bit different this year....

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Community Center Building Committee outlines options

By James Kinneen
Hometown Weekly Reporter

Last Tuesday, the Dover Community Center Building Committee met via Zoom to outline the three different options for the new community center: a 13,000 square foot project at a projected total cost of $10m, a 15,000 square foot project at a projected total cost of...

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Family friends rally for Greyson Beauregard

Each pallet is adorned with the lacrosse related hashtag Lisa Raeke’s son came up with: '#GoalsforGreyson.'

By James Kinneen
Hometown Weekly Reporter

Walpole thirteen-year-old Greyson Beauregard suffered a traumatic recreational accident on October 31, that left him unable to walk. With that leaving his family...

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Women’s Club gets holiday tour rolling

Families line the street to see the decorated cars cruising the Holiday House Tour route.

By James Kinneen
Hometown Weekly Reporter

Looking to rev up Needham’s Christmas spirit and generate a little bit of excitement about their Holiday House Tour, on Sunday night, the Needham...

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