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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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Fields, playgrounds reopen amid heatwave

David Denison was one of the few people willing to brave the heat and use the newly reopened skate park.

By James Kinneen
Hometown Weekly Reporter

You toil all week getting your pool from a green swamp to a blue oasis as your children complain,...

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Van Duzer, Ivory Coast, and coronavirus

By Amelia Tarallo
Hometown Weekly Staff

Back in early March, life was pretty normal. Daily routines and simple errands were the same and mask free for most people. People were travelling as normal. The coronavirus was a far away problem in China, and was just starting to increase in Europe. Within...

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Summer reading starts at DTL

Summer reading has lauched at the Dover Town Library. From June 17th until August 27th, children and young adult are welcome to take part in this year's summer reading programs. Both programs will be done virtually this year due to Covid-19.


Rather than keep a physical paper log, children...

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Bottled water for Colonial Water well customers

Bottled water is now available for pickup for residents who receive water from Colonial Water Company wells located on Draper Road, Francis Street, and Knollwood Drive. Customers can pickup water at 2 Dedham Street (the town garage) between 9:00 a.m. until 6:00 p.m. through out the weekend. Customers are currently limited to 3...

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Farm Pond opens

Farm Pond has opened for the summer today, Friday, June 19, at 9:00 a.m. In order to ensure the safety of everyone this summer, visitors are required to make a reservation to save a spot for their party of up to 8 or 10 people.

Visitors can make reservations...

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Dover BOH issues E. Coli update

The Dover Board of Health has issued an update for those affected by the Colonial Water wells located on Draper Road, Francis Street, and Knollwood Drive. The Dover Board of Health urges residents who are customers of Colonial Water Company and have experienced recent onset diarrhea, fever,...

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Dover recreation areas reopened

The Caryl Park Playground, along with Dover's athletic fields and outdoor basketball courts, are open as of Tuesday, June 16, as a part of phase 2 of reopening.

Use of the playground is limited to Dover residents only in order to prevent the spread of Covid-19. Group gatherings of...

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Dover voting until 8:00 p.m.

Voting will be taking place today in the Great Hall of the Town House. In order to ensure the safety of residents, all voters are asked to wear a mask, and follow social distancing. Those entering the voting hall are asked to use the black door closest to the town clerk's office while...

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Students hold rally outside Town House

Sterling Williams speaks about racial injustice on the steps of the Town House.

By James Kinneen
Hometown Weekly Reporter

At Sunday’s Black Lives Matter rally just outside of Town House, Dover-Sherborn rising junior Sterling Williams declared: “No matter how much money you have, or where...

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E.coli found in Dover water

Dover residents who receive their water from Colonial Water Company via the Draper Road, Francis Street, and Knollwood Wells are being advised to boil their water before using. This announcement comes after E. coli was found in four samplings collected on June 10. Those who receive their water from the Chickering Drive and...

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