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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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Dover Rec joins eSports MetroWest League

By James Kinneen
Hometown Weekly Reporter

For years, Dover athletes have been facing off against competitors from Norwood, Medfield, and Medway as members of the Tri-Valley League. But now, there’s a new sports league in town that invites Doverians to compete once again against kids from those three towns - only...

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Dover community center forum, Dec. 1

The Dover Community Center Building Committee is hosting its second community forum on Tuesday, December 1, at 7 p.m., via Zoom. 

To join the Zoom meeting, visit www.tiny.cc/dccbc2nd. The Meeting ID is 944 6325 1112. Passcode is 971483. One-tap mobile is +16468769923,,94463251112#. Dial by your location is (+1 646...

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Library holds virtual Mario Kart tournament

By James Kinneen
Hometown Weekly Reporter

While the Dover Library has always been a place where kids gathered for fun events, with COVID-19 severely limiting the number of people you can have indoors at any time, many of the library’s programs and gatherings have had to go virtual. From virtual Pictionary,...

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Town salutes Hughes for firefighting service

Chief Hughes salutes an excited Medfield firefighter at his retirement parade.

By James Kinneen
Hometown Weekly Reporter

Craig Hughes has been a firefighter for as long as he’s been an adult, having started his career on his eighteenth birthday: July 4, 1975. With 45 years...

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Dover in COVID-19 ‘red zone’

In a recent COVID-19 update, the Dover Board of Health alerted residents that the rise in cases has led to the town being in the "red" category in the Department of Public Health's reporting system. This classification is given to towns that have had an average daily rate of eight or more cases...

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Hounds walk at Elm Bank

By Amelia Tarallo
Hometown Weekly Staff

Every few months, coonhound and beagle lovers and adopters, unified by their connection to Northeast Coonhound Rescue (NECR), take a group walk as a way of celebrating all things hound. NECR, a dedicated dog rescue that helps relocate Southern hounds to new homes in New...

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Rec Department hosts virtual costume contest

The Koo family’s mad scientist costumes took home the best family/group top prize.

By James Kinneen
Hometown Weekly Reporter

Whether towns were intentionally looking to limit the number of trick-or-treaters or not, due to fears of contracting or giving the COVID-19 virus, fewer people went...

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Sherborn Library hosts spooktacular trivia night

By Amelia Tarallo
Hometown Weekly Staff

Rising numbers of COVID-19 cases and a Halloween season in full swing provided a fitting backdrop for a seasonal virtual trivia night in Sherborn. On Saturday, October 24, members of the Sherborn community attended a special trivia fundraiser to raise money for the new...

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DS Lightning adjusts to new rules

This free kick was stopped, but Dover-Sherborn would find three goals soon after.

By James Kinneen
Hometown Weekly Reporter

On Friday evening, the Dover-Sherborn Lightning, a blended seventh and eight grade team of the BAYS (Boston Area Youth Soccer) soccer league defeated the Wellesley Heat...

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