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Category Archives: Dover-Sherborn

DS makes news for unfortunate party

By James Kinneen
Hometown Weekly Reporter

The towns of both Dover and Sherborn found themselves in the news this week, for something that was both not good news for the towns, nor an especially positive reflection of their residents. After a house party featuring an estimated 100-150 people was broken up...

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Caryl Community Center forum, 9/29

The Community Center Building Committee will be hosting an informational forum on Tuesday, September 29, at 7:00 p.m. via Zoom. Members of the Dover community are invited to hear about the progress of the ongoing Caryl Community Center project, and to provide suggestions for what they think the renovated space should include. Architecture...

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Sherborn tennis courts get new lights

While the new lights will be brighter and use less electricity, the rules of the tennis courts will remain the same.

By James Kinneen
Hometown Weekly Reporter

On September 1, the lights at the William C. Jameson tennis court on Cemetery Lane were replaced with...

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Farm Pond shuts down summer season

The temporary E. coli issue has cleared, but swimming at Farm Pond is now done at your own risk with the lifeguards gone.

By James Kinneen
Hometown Weekly Reporter

Because of COVID-19 and the accompanying lockdowns, many of the traditional signs that summer is over...

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Powisset Farm StoryWalk brings summer fun

By Amelia Tarallo
Hometown Weekly Staff

I’ll admit that I have not spent as much time outside this summer as I promised myself I would. After that first skin-tingling sunburn of the season, I started to take my outdoors time very seriously: never go outside without sunscreen, always bring water, make...

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Farm Pond open after E. coli concerns

Farm Pond has opened back up for swimming following E. coli concerns. An update posted on the Sherborn town website notes that the water was tested for the bacteria on Thursday, August 27. The E. coli level was reported at 107 MPN per 100 ml. The state level is 235, making the water...

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Sherborn sees rise in mail voting

By James Kinneen
Hometown Weekly Reporter

While town clerks across the state are struggling to deal with the huge increase in mail-in voting, Sherborn’s Jacklyn Morris’ job is even tougher. That's because while everyone is dealing with the primary elections, Sherborn is holding a dual election, for both the special town...

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DTL hosts virtual Storybook Engineering

Elizabeth Lee shows the audience how she is building her henhouse using a triangle-shaped structure

By Amelia Tarallo
Hometown Weekly Staff

Many kids have found themselves confined to the house this summer. There have been no summer library visits with COVID-19 restrictions still in...

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In-person early voting begins today, 8/22

Residents who want to cast their vote can now participate in in-person early voting hours at the Dover Town House.

This weekend's hours include Saturday, August 22, from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m., and from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.; and Sunday, August 23, from 1:00 p.m. until...

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School committee lets teachers work remotely

By James Kinneen
Hometown Weekly Reporter

The Dover-Sherborn School Committee has voted to approve a hybrid plan of reopening. However, there was some confusion about an amendment regarding what teachers who were unable to return to in class learning would be doing, resulting in the vote’s nullification and a re-vote being...

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Dover, Sherborn take on COVID cases

By Amelia Tarallo
Hometown Weekly Staff

On July 30, the Sherborn Board of Health (BOH) released a statement about the growing number of coronavirus cases, noting: "Since July 19, Sherborn has experienced a doubling of our Coronavirus volume - increasing from 25 cases on July 18th to 51 cases on July...

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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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