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New Life hosting Stuff-a-truck

New Life Furniture Bank of Massachusetts is hosting Stuff-A-Truck. On Wednesday, July 8, from 9 to 11 a.m. and Thursday, July 9, from 5 to 7 p.m., people can bring household goods to donate.

New Life will accept drinking glasses, dishes, pots, pans, kitchen utensils, coffee pots, bakeware, sheets,...

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Summer reading launched at library

The Walpole Public Library has launched its 2020 summer reading program. The 2020 theme shared among libraries across the state is "Imagine Your Story." To participate, children can download the summer reading bingo card here. The bingo card can be used by both independent readers or children being read to during the...

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Walpole gathers in support of police

Jim Govatsos waves his “Thin Blue Line” flag in front of a Walpole PD cruiser as he corrals the crowd from behind.

By James Kinneen
Hometown Weekly Reporter

Around the country, it seems like the police are struggling to find allies.

On...

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Library hosting Virtual Musical Baseball Show

The Walpole Library will be hosting a Musical Baseball Show on Monday, June 29, at 7:30 p.m. Performed by former sportswriter Howie Newman, viewers will get to hear some of their favorite baseball tunes, and participate in some ball game trivia. This event is sponsored by the Friends of the Walpole Public Library.

Former football stars back mascot change

While the mascot name encompassed most of the event, it did end with a kneeling moment of silence in remembrance of George Floyd.

By James Kinneen
Hometown Weekly Reporter

With Confederate statues toppling all over the country, schools being renamed, and even the most stereotypically...

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Farmer’s market opens with new protocols

There’s plenty of space and fresh air, making the farmer’s market perfect for the era of COVID-19.

By James Kinneen
Hometown Weekly Reporter

Because of Massachusetts’ phased plan of reopening, as well as people’s discomfort with being in small, closed-in areas, it seems like every...

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Residents debate mascot change via Zoom

By James Kinneen
Hometown Weekly Reporter

On Tuesday night, the Walpole School Committee held a virtual forum where Walpole residents, town employees and students made their case why Walpole High School should keep or abandon the Rebel name. Shown on Walpole Media cable access and live-streamed on their Rebel TV YouTube...

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Parade to salute Walpole police

All Walpole residents are being welcomed, on Saturday, June 20 at 12:30 p.m. (following Town Meeting), to meet at Walpole High School to walk (or drive) to the Walpole Police Station for a celebration and opportunity to say "thank you, Walpole Police Department."

The Walpole Police Department take an oath...

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Walpole launches open space project

During June weekends, starting Friday, June 12, the town of Walpole will be running a pilot program to create more open space in Walpole Center. Elm Street and Front Street will be closed off between 6 p.m. on Fridays until 8:00 pm. on Sundays.

The hope is to create more...

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Walpole celebrates graduates with special ceremony

On June 7, Walpole High School's 2020 seniors were treated to a special ceremony. Each senior arrived in a car, most decorated for the occasion with balloons, paint, and posters, and walked to the stage to receive their diploma. Afterwards, seniors in their cars drove as part of a parade through town with...

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Library brings story time home

By Amelia Tarallo
Hometown Weekly Staff

Library programming came to a standstill in March when fears of coronavirus loomed over the country. Spring book sales were axed, lectures were postponed, and regularly-scheduled children's programming was cancelled. Among all the constant pondering of when life could resume as normal and how our...

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Class of 2020 holding car parade

This Sunday, June 7, at 4 p.m., Walpole police will lead a car parade through Walpole to celebrate the class of 2020. Members of the community are being encouraged to decorate their lawns and line the sidewalks to celebrate the senior class. Neighbors are also reminded that social distancing measures will be followed.

Adams Farm, a social distancing hit

The overcast weather meant there were no butterflies in the butterfly garden.

By James Kinneen
Hometown Weekly Reporter

Because of the coronavirus, outdoor activities have taken on a whole new level of importance. So, while stores are shut down and arenas remain empty, anywhere that...

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Bird Park’s pandemic roots

By Amelia Tarallo
Hometown Weekly Staff

The Trustees of Reservations has been very popular during the last few months. Each of the organization's properties, most notably the ones that have remained open for the pandemic's duration, provides an outdoor refuge away from constant COVID news cycles and worries about illness -...

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Walpole annual election rescheduled

The annual Town Election in Walpole has been rescheduled from Saturday, June 6, to Saturday, June 27. Residents are welcomed to register for the election until Wednesday, June 17.

Precincts 1 and 2 will vote at Old Post Road School. Precincts 3, 4, and 5 will vote at Blackburn Hall....

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Memorial Day moves to prerecorded video

While not open to the public, the wreath at the memorial in Walpole was laid as part of the remembrance.

By James Kinneen
Hometown Weekly Reporter

Even in a time of global pandemic, some things are just too important to skip.

Walpole residents get outside on weekend

A family sits on a rock and picnics, right next to White's Bridge

By James Kinneen
Hometown Weekly Reporter

The people of Walpole were out and about on Saturday morning, doing whatever they could to get outside and enjoy themselves while maintaining proper social distancing...

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Walpole’s Jeannetti hosts on-air radio show

By Amelia Tarallo
Hometown Weekly Staff

What is your third instinct when you get in your car? You pull on your seatbelt, you turn the ignition, and then what? Many people switch on their radios. Some listen to the news, while others tune into one of their favorite music stations....

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Walpole Town Meeting, June 20

Walpole's spring Town Meeting will be held on Saturday, June 20th. The meeting was initially meant to be held on May 4, but was recessed until a new day could be determined. To ensure proper social distancing, the meeting will be held at Walpole High School football field rather than the high school...

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Roscoe Coughlin, Walpole big-leaguer

By Stephen Press
Hometown Weekly Editor

For as long as I can remember, Walpole’s been a sports town.

From the Porkers’ perpetual excellence to local Little Leaguers streaking towards Williamsport to the grit and skill of current Bruin Chris Wagner, this is a community that properly celebrates the...

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