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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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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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What’s so special about 170 Claybrook Road?

170 Claybrook Road/​The Benjamin Sawin House,​ currently owned by The Litle Family.

By Jane Johnstone
Dover Historical Society Board

The first in a series of occasional articles highlighting notable Dover homes and their inhabitants past and present.

Benjamin Sawin grew up on...

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Barber Reservation changes, stays the same

With more and more entertainment options opening up in Massachusetts, this mountain biker was the lone other person in the Barber woods on Friday afternoon.

By James Kinneen
Hometown Weekly Reporter

If for no reason other than to see somewhere new in Sherborn, on Friday...

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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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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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‘Lake Ness Monster’ wins sandcastle contest

The 'Lake Ness Monster' prowls the shores of Farm Pond Beach.

By James Kinneen
Hometown Weekly Reporter

Dover has its demon, and now Sherborn has the Lake Ness Monster of Farm Pond.

Or, at least they did on Sunday afternoon, when...

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Farm Pond Beach opens with restrictions

Police tape separating the eight by eight foot 'blocks' litters the beach at Farm Pond.

By James Kinneen
Hometown Weekly Reporter

With brutally hot temperatures over the weekend, people were flocking to any cold watering hole they could find to escape the heat. Luckily for...

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DTL announces drop-off/pickup procedures

The Dover Town Library is taking one step back to reopening to regular operations. In an announcement posted on the library's website on July 2, trustees of the Dover Town Library laid out new procedures designed to ensure that items can be borrowed and returned safely. As of July 6, residents can...

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DTL to host trivia night

The Dover Town Library continues its summer fun with another game of Facebook Live Trivia. On July 14, starting at 7:00, participants can log on to Facebook, hop over to the Dover Town Library Facebook page, and participate in some "Friends" themed trivia.

What's the name of the coffee...

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Union Iron Mill site teaches history

While it might not look like much in the photograph, this dam is much higher and louder you would think.

By James Kinneen
Hometown Weekly Reporter

Why are people so infatuated with some obsolete technologies, but don’t care at all about others? It’s a...

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‘Coywolves’ discussed at DTL

By Amelia Tarallo
Hometown Weekly Staff

As the world went into quarantine, people began seeing wild animals emerging from their habitats more. Colorado residents have spotted mountain lions prowling through  residential neighborhoods. Bears are waking up from hibernation and trekking to find food.

"Is that a Coywolf...

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Boil water order lifted

The Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection (Mass DEP) has lifted the boil water order for residents who receive their water from the Colonial Water wells located on Draper Road, Francis Street, and Knollwood Drive.

The Mass DEP lifted the order after Colonial Water Company employed a temporary 4-log disinfection...

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Sherborn Library launches summer reading

Starting July 1, readers can participate in the Sherborn Public Library's 2020 summer reading program. Participants are encouraged to sign up and use the Beanstack app. Using Beanstack, a reading log app, kids, teens, and adults can record their reading. Those who prefer using a paper log can contact the library at (508-653-0770)....

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Farm Pond reservation system changed

The reservation system used to manage the number of people at Farm Pond at any given time has been altered to make visits more enjoyable.
In a notice updated on June 27th notes that there have been days where blocks were reserved but groups do not show up for their time slot....

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E.Coli found in Dover wells

By Amelia Tarallo
Hometown Weekly Staff

Among the ongoing problems in the world, including a pandemic, no one in Dover expected to see a water crisis arise as a result of escherichia coli bacteria (E. coli). Yet, residents and businesses that receive water from Colonial Water wells located on Draper...

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