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Walpole teens hosting charity Paint Night

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By Douglas McCulloch Hometown Weekly Staff Two Walpole teens are planning to host a Paint Night fundraiser to raise money for amputees. Walpole High seniors Catherine Shivers and Samantha Chauvin are planning to host a Paint Night fundraiser at Finnegan’s Wake on March 20 at 2 p.m. The fundraiser will on raise money for Catherine’s Cause,...
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Register of Deeds to speak at next Walpole Historical Society meeting

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The next meeting of the Walpole Historical Society will be held at 7 p.m. on February 25 in the Community Room at the Walpole Public Library. Norfolk County Register of Deeds William P. O'Donnell will speak about the historical nature of the Registry and the Register's efforts to modernize and computerize the vast number...
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Walpole Express holding free introductory hockey clinic

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The Walpole Express invites boys and girls to Rodman Arena on Saturday, Feb. 20 at 9 a.m. for a Try Hockey For Free clinic as part of Hockey Weekend Across America. During the clinic, youth ages 4-9 are encouraged to experience ice hockey for the first time and learn the basic skills in...
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Walpole RB Foundation supports local boy

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The RB Foundation, a local non-profit organization that helps families in need, is proud to lend its support to Liam McGourty, an 8-year-old boy who has Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy. DMD as its known is a genetic disorder characterized by progressive muscle degeneration and weakness. Until recently, boys with DMD usually did not survive...
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Nomination papers now available for upcoming Walpole town election

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Nomination papers for the Annual Town Election in Walpole are now available at the Town Clerk’s office. The Annual Town Election in Walpole will be held on Saturday, June 4, 2016. The Walpole Town Clerk’s Office is located on the first floor of Town Hall, 135 School Street. Town Hall...
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Walpole drug awareness coalition announces next meetings

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The Walpole Coalition for Alcohol and Drug Awareness has announced the dates of its next two meetings. The coalition will meet on February 8 at 10 a.m. at the Walpole High School Media Center, and will hold a repeated meeting at 7 p.m. at the Walpole Town Hall Main Meeting Room for those not...
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Walpole Creative Corner to host presentation about Greece

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Creative Corner will showcase a slideshow on Greece on February 17 at 1 p.m. at the Walpole Senior Center. Colleen McGuire, an American who moved to Athens in 2005 where she co-founded a successful tour business called Cycle Greece, will host the presentation. In addition to talking about Greece’s world renowned antiquities and...
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Absentee ballots now available for Walpole primary elections

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Absentee ballots for the Presidential Primary Election on Tuesday, March 1 are now available at the Town Clerk’s Office. Absentee ballots are available for registered voters who will be unable to vote at the polls on Election Day due to absence from the Town during normal polling hours, physical disability preventing them from...
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Walpole High Artists Highlighted At Reception

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By Douglas McCulloch Hometown Weekly Staff Walpole High art students had the chance to highlight their work last Tuesday as the art department hosted its annual AP Studio Art Reception in the high school lobby. The creative works of 11 of this year’s AP art students were on display for the community to view. Six students...
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Union Station In Walpole Nominated To Historical Register

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BY DOUGLAS MCCULLOCH (@doug_mcculloch) Walpole’s Union Station has been nominated by the Massachusetts Historical Commission to be listed on the National Register of Historic Places. In a press release issued by Secretary of the Commonwealth William Francis Galvin, he called the building a unique example of transit history. “Inclusion of Walpole’s Union Station in the National...
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Local oil painter to give lesson at the Walpole Library

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Paint great portraits in oils after learning techniques from a master artist. Dianne Panarelli Miller, a Copley Master and winner of many awards, who has been painting for more than 35 years, will share some of her expertise at no charge, thanks to the Friends of the Walpole Public Library. “Di” will give her oil...
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Be a Santa to a Senior donates gifts to seniors in Walpole

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BY DOUGLAS MCCULLOCH (@doug_mcculloch) Walpole residents helped make the holidays special for area seniors during Home Instead Senior Care’s annual Be a Santa to a Senior program. The program helps to provide gifts to seniors in nursing care or who do not have families to provide gifts during the holidays. Throughout the month of December, Home...
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Walpole Police Holds First Meeting With Student Council

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BY DOUGLAS MCCULLOCH (@doug_mcculloch) The Walpole Police Department hosted its first meeting of the Student Police Advisory Council on December 15. The council, designed to help improve the Walpole Police Department’s outreach efforts to high-school aged youth, has been in the planning stage for the past few months. Last month, applications were sent out...
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Walpole Bake Sale Raises $2,500 For Make A Wish Foundation

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BY DOUGLAS MCCULLOCH (@doug_mcculloch) The friends and family of Tommy Quinn came together over the holiday season and held their annual bake sale at Rodman Arena on September 12. The bake sale raised over $2,500 for the Make a Wish foundation, which will be donated to the non-profit organization in Tommy’s honor thanks to...
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Walpole Chamber Accepting Scholarship Applications

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The Walpole Chamber of Commerce has opened applications for a number of the chamber’s scholarships. The scholarships up for applications include the the Willis D. McLean Memorial Scholarship ($2,000), the Alan D. Rockwood Memorial Scholarship ($2,000) and the Walpole Chamber of Commerce Meritorious Award ($1,000). Applications were opened on December 15. Application packets...
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Pumpkins In The Park Rings In Halloween At Walpole Park

BY LIZ CONNOLLY Bird Park was aglow with jack-o’-lanterns last Saturday night at the annual Pumpkins in the Park event. Hundreds of local families came out to participate in the free, kid-friendly fall celebration that featured face painting, games, storytelling, cider, donuts, and, of course, pumpkins. The festivities began at 5 p.m. with a costume parade, followed by...
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