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Volleyball looks to finish season strong

While Medfield held tough for the early parts of most sets, they couldn’t stop Ashland’s runs in two straight set losses.

By James Kinneen
Hometown Weekly Reporter

Now 4-5 after a pair of losses to the 9-1 Ashland Clockers, while many volleyball teams...

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Volleyball ends season with .500 record

Among the positives to come out of this year were the highlight reels that came along with having every game streamed over the internet.

By James Kinneen
Hometown Weekly Reporter

While the Walpole volleyball team likely would rather have ended their season with a win,...

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Volleyball on three game win streak

Westwood dives on the floor in celebration after a huge win against Hopkinton.

By James Kinneen
Hometown Weekly Reporter

While many high school volleyball teams are already done with their seasons, Westwood is just a bit over 75 percent of the way done with theirs....

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Sherborn joins Litter Letter Project

Chester said the most commonly littered items were coffee cup, water bottles, cigarette butts, Bud Lights and cinnamon Fireball nips.

By James Kinneen
Hometown Weekly Reporter

“Why” is there a giant sculpture made out of chicken wire and rebar in the middle of Sherborn, and “why”...

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Sunset Road event honors Vietnam veterans

William Topham spoke about how many Vietnam veterans were left permanently disabled by the war, at the March 29th ceremony.

By James Kinneen
Hometown Weekly Reporter

While many Memorial Day, Veteran’s Day and other events that honor Americans who served in the armed forces have...

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Elm Bank opens for the season

Elm Bank's famous goddess statues got a deep cleaning this year, performed by the same man that originally restored them.

By James Kinneen
Hometown Weekly Reporter

The Gardens at Elm Bank, which sit on the Dover border, opened for the season on April 1 -...

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Walpole student is state champ speller

By James Kinneen
Hometown Weekly Reporter

Last year, Eleanor Johnson Middle School seventh grader Sanya Nadeem won her school level spelling bee and was going to compete for the state title, but the event was cancelled due to COVID-19.

This year, she defended her school title and...

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Coach Coogan details indoor track season

By James Kinneen
Hometown Weekly Reporter

When indoor track got moved to the “Fall II” season, it led to a myriad of changes and issues for coaches and athletes, ranging from dealing with the weather (while still called indoor track, all events were held outdoors) to losing athletes to football, which...

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Wolverines battle Mustangs in Norwood

This beautiful pass breakup from Aidan O’Connor kept the Wolverines in the game during a tough first quarter.

By James Kinneen
Hometown Weekly Reporter

With their senior captain quarterback unavailable, Westwood sophomore Brendan Donegan had to make his varsity debut on the road against Norwood....

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NCC celebrates 90th year ‘plus one’

Bob Dermody noted this holiday season the NCC delivered more food than ever before.

By James Kinneen
Hometown Weekly Reporter

Last March, the Needham Community Council planned on celebrating its 90th anniversary with a historical exhibition at the Needham History Center & Museum. Unfortunately, when...

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Wolverine volleyball wins on Senior Night

After a brief Westwood run, a Mustang timeout allows Coach Jenny Murphy to instructs her team in the first of two wins against Norwood.

By James Kinneen
Hometown Weekly Reporter

The Westwood Wolverines volleyball team moved to 3-3 on the year this week, thanks to...

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DSCFF decries Anti-Asian violence

By James Kinneen
Hometown Weekly Reporter

Months ago, some of Dover’s Chinese residents created the Dover-Sherborn Chinese Family and Friends (DSCFF) organization, in large part to make sure they would have a voice in the community. While much of that speaking out was, and still is, about school reopening plans, town...

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Rockets run over Brookline Warriors, 42-24

Tommy Fullbrook brushes aside a Brookline defender en route to a dominant 29-0 halftime lead.

By James Kinneen
Hometown Weekly Reporter

After their game against Brookline, the Needham sideline was wearing gold chains, getting stickers put on their helmets, taking pictures with their family...

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Building Committee hosts informative tea time

By James Kinneen
Hometown Weekly Reporter

On Thursday afternoon, Community Center Building Committee Chair Ford Spalding and Selectman Bob Springett hosted and informal chat on Zoom about the Community Center project, with a focus on the Council on Aging.

Dubbed a “Tea and Chat,” the 2 p.m....

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Committee argues for Hanlon-Deerfield consolidation

The design choice for the new school was named the “tree” option.

By James Kinneen
Hometown Weekly Reporter

On Thursday night, the Westwood School Committee held a meeting to outline why they felt a consolidation of Hanlon and Deerfield Elementary Schools would be the town’s...

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Girls volleyball splits Westwood series

By James Kinneen
Hometown Weekly Reporter

Medfield volleyball continued their same-week, home-and-away schedule with a pair of matchups against the Westwood Wolverines. While they took the first matchup in four sets, just two days later, the Warriors would suffer their first loss of the year by way of straight sets, which...

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Malone interception gives Walpole first win

Brian Malone ends Weymouth’s comeback chance with a one-handed interception in the endzone.

By James Kinneen
Hometown Weekly Reporter

With fan capacity severely limited at the Weymouth High School football field on Friday afternoon, Walpole’s 17-14 victory over the Wildcats might not have represented the...

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Seed swap moves to Adams Farm

A pair of gardeners decide what they’d like to grow in the coming season.

By James Kinneen
Hometown Weekly Reporter

While years past have featured presentations from gardeners and sugar cookies for those that ventured to the Walpole Library in search of seeds, this year,...

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School Committee approves full in-person learning

Emily Parks outlines her recommendations for a return to in-person, five day a week learning.

By James Kinneen
Hometown Weekly Reporter

On Thursday night, the Westwood School Committee unanimously approved a motion to send all of Westwood’s students back to school for in-person learning, five...

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Girls volleyball starts Fall II undefeated

Medfield volleyball takes a unique, mask-wearing team photo ahead of a very different season.

By James Kinneen
Hometown Weekly Reporter

When girls’ volleyball moved to the new Fall II season, one of the biggest among a myriad of changes made to the sport was in...

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