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CRS students Zoom with Sen. Rausch

Sen. Rausch took time to speak with Charles River School students about the Massachusetts state flag.

This fall and winter, as Charles River School (CRS) first and second graders learned about community and identity, they thought deeply about what it means to be from Massachusetts. From the land itself to...

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Drive-in ‘Zoomsical’ coming this weekend

With the pandemic upending live performances and darkening theaters worldwide, Dover-Sherborn actors, directors, and stage crew were forced to switch gears and wear many hats to give the middle school students and the community the exciting drama experience they eagerly anticipate every year.

“Our initial disappointment of not being able to perform a live show...

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Seniors calling COAs for vaccination help

By James Kinneen
Hometown Weekly Reporter

As anyone that has tried to register for college classes, apply for government-assisted health insurance, or even buy a concert ticket online knows, for even the most tech savvy among us, signing up for things on the internet can be a confusing and frustrating process....

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Birds of prey visit Sherborn Library

By Amelia Tarallo
Hometown Weekly Staff

For those of us stuck on the ground, raptors are a mysterious lot. While we can glance outside our windows and spot a chickadee, robin, or blue jay with relative ease, Massachusetts' birds of prey are more often than not outside of comfortable viewing range....

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Picked4You brings browsing to patrons

By Amelia Tarallo
Hometown Weekly Staff

It’s been almost a year since patrons were able to walk through the doors of the Dover Town Library. In that time, everyone, from those who frequent the library to casual visitors, has missed the chance to browse through the shelves and to leave with...

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Sherborn Library welcomes reptiles

Animal Handler Joy Marzolf introduces her audience to Desert, the king snake.

By Amelia Tarallo
Hometown Weekly Staff

There is always a time for cute critters, most especially these days, since people are spending the majority of their time in their homes. The Sherborn...

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DTL reopens after COVID-19 case

By Amelia Tarallo
Hometown Weekly Staff

Just a few weeks ago, the Dover Town Library (DTL) closed down for two weeks following a positive COVID-19 case among staff. A coronavirus case is enough to derail almost everything these days, but it didn’t stop staff from continuing to offer great service. 

Register for Book Bowl by 2/1

The Dover Town Library is hosting its second annual Book Bowl. Middle school students from Dover, Sherborn, and other surrounding towns are invited to participate in a reading competition.

The event will be hosted virtually this year, with teams of students from ages 10 to 14 competing against one...

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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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Sherbornite details COVID scare, COA help

By Amelia Tarallo
Hometown Weekly Staff

Every person has lost something as a result of the ongoing pandemic. Some have lost family members. Others have lost jobs and opportunities. Students have lost the ability to hang out with classmates. For everyone, this pandemic has meant giving up something we love. Betty...

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Missing Sherborn girl safe and well

Sherborn is breathing a sigh of relief today after a 17-year-old girl has been found safe, less than 24 hours after she was reported missing.

The girl, who was not named by Sherborn Police, had last been seen at home at 12:30 p.m. on Thursday, January 7. She was reported...

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DS 2020: a year in review

In what might be Hometown Weekly's most extreme understatement of the still-young 21st century, we at the paper are confident in saying the last 365 days won't soon be forgotten.

With a world-stopping pandemic, contentious US presidential election, and demonstrations for racial equality dominating headlines around the globe, it won't...

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Trying out Meditation and Mindfulness

By Amelia Tarallo
Hometown Weekly Staff

Recently, I joined a group on Facebook dedicated to improving an individual's health. It’s ironic, really; quarantining in the interest of health has somehow brought out the worst habits in me. I binge-watch TV. I snack on candy. I barely get 5,000 steps in...

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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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Sherborn names interim police chief

The town of Sherborn has named Lieutenant David Bento as interim chief, after a unanimous vote by the Select Board. This became effective on Friday, December 4.

A press release published on December 8 by Sherborn's town administrator noted that a Police Chief Search Committee has been formed. Included in...

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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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Valenzuela wins national writing contest

Sofia holds up the book of winning short stories Barnes and Noble published, featuring her story, 'The Real Adventure.'

By James Kinneen
Hometown Weekly Reporte
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When it became clear that people were going to be spending months in lockdown due to COVID-19, a few common...

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Dover COA holds Thanksgiving Feast

The Dover Council on Aging recently held its annual Thanksgiving Feast in a different way: behind the Caryl Community Center with a Grab & Go curbside pick-up of a turkey dinner with all the fixings. Town Administrator Chris Dwelley and Police Chief McGowan assisted in delivering meals to 86 seniors. Even the COA...

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Unity Farm hosts turkey celebration tours

A young man gets to pet the 'Handsome Paul,' the charismatic turkey that joined the tour.

By James Kinneen
Hometown Weekly Reporter

On Saturday afternoon, Unity Farm Sanctuary held one of its “Celebration of the Turkeys Tour” for people to meet their beloved turkeys, and...

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