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Family friends rally for Greyson Beauregard

Each pallet is adorned with the lacrosse related hashtag Lisa Raeke’s son came up with: '#GoalsforGreyson.'

By James Kinneen
Hometown Weekly Reporter

Walpole thirteen-year-old Greyson Beauregard suffered a traumatic recreational accident on October 31, that left him unable to walk. With that leaving his family...

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Lt. Col. Custer’s last messenger

By Bill Lombardi
Hometown Weekly Correspondent

Giovanni Martini, born in a little town outside Salerno, Italy, was 20 years old when he immigrated to the United States in 1873 and settled in Brooklyn, New York. Alone and in a strange country, he was unable to find work. One day,...

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Bird Park examines Civil War connections

By Amelia Tarallo
Hometown Weekly Staff

Sometimes it can be hard to imagine our local towns playing a part in major historical events. Sure, Massachusetts is where the Pilgrims landed, where King Philip's War took place, and where the Revolutionary War exploded into existence - but most events seem to happen...

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Friends of St. Patrick give back

The Friends of St. Patrick recently held their charity presentation and live auction, presenting $20,000 - $10,000 apiece - to the Society of St. Vincent dePaul and Walpole Community Food Pantry, respectively.

Both Bill Ryan, who accepted the generous donation on behalf of the Society of St. Vincent dePaul, and...

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#GoalsforGreyson launches in Walpole

On October 31, only weeks after his 13th birthday, Greyson "Grey" Beauregard suffered a traumatic recreational accident. His injuries were severe, leaving him unable to walk.

The Walpole community has responded by lending its steadfast support. 

The challenges Grey and his family now face as they adapt...

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Patrons return to Walpole Library

By Amelia Tarallo
Hometown Weekly Staff

For months, public libraries have wrangled with the consequences of the pandemic. In addition to moving their programming to a virtual format, library staffers have also rethought the physical layout of their spaces to make things safe for the eventual return of patrons.

Residents sound off on solar panels

One of the more interesting things about the debate is that it pits environmentalists against each other, debating whether cutting down forests to put up solar panels is the right thing to do.

By James Kinneen
Hometown Weekly Reporter

On Thursday night, Norfolk County had...

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Public hearing regarding solar farm, 11/19

On Thursday, November 19, at 7:00 p.m. there will be a public hearing regarding the future of two Norfolk county-owned pieces of land located in Walpole. These 25 acres of land located at 1377 North Street and 400 Main Street.

According to the public hearing notice, "The County of Norfolk...

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Walpole films Veterans Day celebration

Afghanistan veteran and longtime Walpole resident Thomas Stewart discusses the attributes of a Veteran.

By James Kinneen
Hometown Weekly Reporter

Some towns have tried to host Veterans Day events virtually, some towns have just hung banners and signs in their squares and commons, and some...

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Aggie donates $50K worth of produce

Jeff Thompson gives the crowd a brief timeline of the project during Wednesday’s ceremony.

By James Kinneen
Hometown Weekly Reporter

In the middle of a pandemic, with $8,000, Norfolk County Agricultural High School (Norfolk Aggie) produced $50,000 worth of food for local food pantries and...

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Knights hosts socially-distanced blood drive

Donors were required to have their temperatures taken, although the blood will still be tested for COVID-19 in case anyone slips through.

By James Kinneen
Hometown Weekly Reporter

While workers across the country are adapting to working from home and meeting virtually, the shift from...

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4youIwillfight keeps on fighting

By James Kinneen
Hometown Weekly Reporter

To date, Tara O’Brien (Pacella’s) ALS charity, 4youIwillfight, has raised over $100,000 that she has given directly to the Healey Center at Mass General Hospital, ALS One and Compassionate Care ALS. When Tara started this effort on January 6 this past year - the very day...

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Bird Park features First People Trail

By Amelia Tarallo
Hometown Weekly Staff

Every so often, I’m sent to Bird Park in Walpole to cover an event or activity. Each time, I’m amazed at the openness of the grounds and relief I feel at seeing the huge wide-open field, paved paths, and wooded trails that make up...

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Maffei looks to reduce solar project

If the project goes through in full, access to the woods behind Norfolk Aggie will be severely restricted.

By James Kinneen
Hometown Weekly Reporter

As it increasingly looks like Norfolk County is planning to go ahead with its proposed solar panels project, various citizens...

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Friends of St. Patrick cancel luncheon

By James Kinneen
Hometown Weekly Reporter

Looking to the future, there are many unanswered questions about COVID-19 and potential lockdowns. Will there be a second wave in the winter? Will schools return to full-time, in class learning? Will stadiums return to full capacity for marquee events like the Super Bowl? While...

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Epiphany pumpkin patch returns despite COVID

The Epiphany Parish pumpkin patch will run to October 31.

By James Kinneen
Hometown Weekly Reporter

So many annual traditions have gone by the wayside this year due to COVID-19, and we are fast approaching every town and family having to make a decision...

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Walpole hosts parents and kids soccer

A coach explains the rules of his unique, pirate themed training games.

By James Kinneen
Hometown Weekly Reporter

On Saturday morning, the fields around Walpole Library were full of tiny children playing soccer, courtesy of the Walpole Recreation Department. But while they may grow up...

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Hiking the Harold LeBlanc Trail

From now on, walking this path should be called 'hiking the Harold.'

By James Kinneen
Hometown Weekly Reporter

The Harold LeBlanc Trail at the Fisher School was cleared by Paul Bolton and a crew of Boy Scouts this March. On the Walpole Trails Facebook page,...

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Town struggles with land leasing decision

The planned solar panels on Fisher Road.

By James Kinneen
Hometown Weekly Reporter

Residents have called it “basically extortion by the county,” warned “we will regret this,” and threatened lawsuits to both the town and Norfolk County for damages if it goes through. Board of...

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COA takes on COVID-19 challenges

By Amelia Tarallo
Hometown Weekly Staff

For months, the Walpole Co-Operative Bank South Street Center has been closed to visitors. Programs have run strictly through Zoom. Ride services have shut down. But during these last few months, staff at the South Street Center has found new ways of communicating with...

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