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Category Archives: Dover-Sherborn

New Farm Pond rules issued

A list of rules has been issued in a FAQ published to Sherborn's town website ahead of the reopening of the popular swim spot.

Groups will be limited to ten people per party. Visitors on the beach will be required to maintain a 12-foot space on all sides between each...

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Dover Foundation reacts to pandemic

By Amelia Tarallo
Hometown Weekly Staff

The Dover Foundation is a community institution. Founded in 1947 to honor victims of a tragic car accident, the Foundation has built community spirit by performing theatrical productions. As a way of giving back to the community, the Dover Foundation awards graduating Dover residents with...

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Park and Rec announces tennis court reopening

As part of phase 1 of reopening, the Caryl Park tennis courts will open on Monday, June 1. Residents of Dover are welcomes to play singles while maintaining proper social distancing requirements. Players are asked to be from the same household to avoid transmitting germs. No doubles matches, lessons or tournaments are allowed....

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Dover Town Meeting postponed

The annual town meeting initially deferred from Monday, May 4, until Monday, June 1, is being postponed again. A new date will soon be chosen by the Board of the Selectmen and moderator. More information about the postponement and the town meeting's new date will be available here.

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Farm Pond prepares for beach-goers

A group of workers carries an entire trash bag full of garbage away from the beach.

By James Kinneen
Hometown Weekly Reporter

Lifeguard is the king of high school summer jobs.

Working at an ice cream parlor sounds good, until...

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Zachary Ward transitions into chief role

By Amelia Tarallo
Hometown Weekly Staff

Given the current circumstances, this is arguably not the best time to start a new job. There are new protocols to learn, new procedures, and, for many of us, the lovely task of learning to work from home.

Luckily, for...

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Non-resident Farm Pond lottery cancelled

On May 20, the Select Board of Sherborn announced that this year's non-resident Farm Pond lottery will not be taking place. Due to social distancing measures as a result of COVID-19, it is necessary to lower the number of people with access to the pond. Sherborn residents are expected to have access to...

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DTL seeking Class of 2020 project videos

The Dover Town Library is gathering videos from parents, family members, teachers, school administrators and staff, fellow students, and other friendly community faces to put together a special project to honor the 2020 graduating class.

All submitted videos must be under one minute, include a general congratulatory message for the...

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UCCA announces Zero Carbon, Zero Bills

Members of the community who would like to spend 40 minutes on a talk about reducing their carbon footprints and saving money in their home are invited to Zoom along with Upper Charles Climate Action (UCCA) on Tuesday, June 2, at 7:00 or Saturday, June 20, at 10:00.

Local Upper...

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Eversource conducting aerial vegetation patrol

Eversource's Eastern Massachusetts Transmission Vegetation Management will be conduction aerial vegetation patrols this week, including areas of Dover. The aircraft will be flying at or below 300 feet.

The aerial vegetation patrol will begin at 8:00 a.m. and go until 4:00 p.m. on Tuesday, May 19, Wednesday, May 20,...

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Pandemic forces Sherborn Memorial Day adjustment

In an effort to maintain the tradition of presenting the Town of Sherborn’s Memorial Day dedications, the 2020 program has been adjusted - not in spirit, but in the method of presentation. This is done in the interest of ensuring the requirements of the coronavirus situation are held in full compliance. To this...

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DTL continues excellent work amid pandemic

By Amelia Tarallo
Hometown Weekly Staff

Patrons across the country have been missing their favorite libraries since they were forced to close in March. However, as per usual, library staff has risen to the occasion and is providing an array of services and programs that people can enjoy from the...

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Midges, mud mar Snow Hill march

While steep, the north side of the trail was relatively dry.

By James Kinneen
Hometown Weekly Reporter

“We had a lady call us about a guy wandering the streets with one shoe on.”

Yes, you did, officer.

And while...

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Husband arrested in Dover woman’s murder

A 45-year-old Dover mother has been found dead in an outdoor area not far from her home, and her husband has been charged with her murder, according to Norfolk District Attorney Michael W. Morrissey and Dover Chief of Police Peter A. McGowan.

Kathleen McLean was last seen in her...

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Sherborn names new fire chief

Zack Ward has been named the new Sherborn fire chief. Ward previously worked for the Upton Fire Department before joining the Sherborn Fire Department as a captain in October of 2018. He was named interim fire chief in November of 2019 following the departure of Chief Erron Kinney.

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Social Distance Files: Barber Reservation

In the sun, Barber Reservation's trails are quite beautiful.

By James Kinneen
Hometown Weekly Reporter

The plan was to go to the Barber Reservation at dusk, find a beaver gnawing on a tree, and snap a front-page-worthy wildlife photograph for Hometown Weekly. If you couldn’t...

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Dover COA sponsoring live webinar

The Dover Council on Aging is sponsoring a webinar on Friday, May 15, at 11:00 a.m., called 12 Tips For Boosting Your Immune System with Tricia Silverman. Silverman is a registered dietician and wellness coach, and is offering this program live via Zoom.

The program will be rebroadcast on Dover-Sherborn...

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Sew We Care helps healthcare workers

By Amelia Tarallo
Hometown Weekly Staff

Coronavirus is on the minds of everyone right now. But for the doers of our world, there is only one question in their mind: what can I do to make this situation better?

For Manisha Jain, the answer to this...

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