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Lily pads, trash litter Lyman’s Pond

From certain angles, Lyman’s Pond looks more like a golf course than a body of water.

By James Kinneen
Hometown Weekly Reporter

I have a weird obsession with hermits. My favorite hermit story is that until the early 1800’s, wealthy families would employ “garden hermits”...

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COA tries to keep seniors engaged

By James Kinneen
Hometown Weekly Reporter

There’s no question that, from a physical standpoint, COVID-19 hit the senior population the hardest. Unfortunately, with people being hesitant to visit their grandparents, seniors being hesitant to leave their homes knowing how hard it hits them, and the unfortunate reality of Massachusetts having lost...

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Post 320 achieves 100 percent membership

The Westwood Legion Post 320 accomplished 100 percent membership for the current year. Post 320 was one of 22 posts in the district to accomplish 100 percent membership.

If you have served federal active duty in the United States Armed Forces since December 7, 1941, and have been honorably discharged...

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Library launches new summer reading program

Summer reading has started at the Westwood Library. As of June 1, participants can sign up for their category of reading (kids, teen, and adult) and start logging their hours of summer reading to earn a chance to win prizes.

The library will not be using paper logs this...

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Westwood holds Peace and Justice Vigil

During a moment of silence, the crowd took a knee.

By James Kinneen
Hometown Weekly Reporter

It’s uncomfortable to stand in the rain. It’s far more uncomfortable to have a 200-pound man kneel on your neck for eight minutes forty-six seconds as you use your...

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Town Meeting postponed until June 17

The Westwood Select Board have voted to postpone the 2020 Annual Town Meeting scheduled for June 8. The meeting, now scheduled for 5:00 p.m. on Wednesday, June 17, will be held outdoors at Flahive Field at Westood High School to ensure social distancing. The meeting has a scheduled rain date for...

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Athletes return to Westwood fields

Despite not getting to play his senior season, this Westwood player is practicing for his college lacrosse career.

By James Kinneen
Hometown Weekly Reporter

With the recent opening of Westwood’s fields and parks, I wanted to see if people were taking advantage of that new...

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Westwood’s recreation spots reopen

As of Saturday, May 23, a number of Westwood's recreational spots have reopened. The tracks at Westwood High School and Deerfield Elementary are now open. All people should walk or run in the same direction while using the track.

No organized or competitive sports are allowed at the playing fields,...

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Walking the little-used Mulvehill Trail

A group of mountain bikers represented some of the few other people on the trail.

By James Kinneen
Hometown Weekly Reporter

The last time I was in the parking lot of the Hanlon School, I was covering the Little League parade about a year ago....

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WMC brings new programming during COVID

By Amelia Tarallo
Hometown Weekly Staff

The way we handle day-to-day life has changed since the stay-at-home order was issued. Local media stations, in particular, have taken it upon themselves to make meetings and activities accessible from the television or computer screen, along with producing a plethora of new programming....

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Westwood nurse Miller receives Globe honor

The May 10 edition of the Boston Globe featured its annual “Salute to Nurses.” Westwood resident Alacia Miller was recognized for her exemplary work as a nurse at Harvard Medical School affiliate Hebrew SeniorLife (HSL), a nonprofit organization that is committed to improving the lives of older adults as a leader in the...

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Lockdown means fishing at Buckmaster Pond

I have to admit, I found the dog with a mask on pretty funny.

By James Kinneen
Hometown Weekly Reporter

Has the lockdown been good for animals? While social media is inundated with images of wildlife seemingly “taking back” land that has suddenly been...

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Senior Center Closed through June

The Westwood Council on Aging has announced that the Patricia Carty-Larkin Senior Center will continue to be closed through June. Additionally, all special programs, trips, and events have been cancelled during the summer months.

While it is disappointing that the senior center will remain closed for the time being, seniors...

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2020 Westwood Candidate Forum, May 13

The 2020 Candidate Forum will take place tonight, May 13, at 7:00 P.M. Candidates running for a spot on the Select Board and Sewer Commissioner will have time to share their plans if they are elected. Those who wish to watch can tune in on channel 42 on Verizon or channel 12 on...

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Westwood SEPAC meetings scheduled May 12

Westwood's Special Education Parent Advisory Council (SEPAC) will meet tonight, May 12, via Zoom. Starting at 7:30, Westwood parents are invited to join the call to discuss topic related to raising children with disabilities during this difficult time and discuss the ups and downs of remote learning. This sessions will take place every...

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Currier Reservation: Westwood’s hidden, hidden gem

The reservation is very inconspicuous when seen from the road.

By James Kinneen
Hometown Weekly Reporter

When you research the Currier Reservation online, not much pops up. But, of the very few articles that do, most call the Westwood reservation a hidden gem.

Westwood High School staff sends off seniors

On Friday, May 8, Westwood High School faculty decorated and drove their cars past the homes of seniors to celebrate the Class of 2020. Joined by members of the Westwood Fire and Police departments, participants beeped their horns and shouted cheers out their windows while other residents held up posters to congratulate seniors....

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Candidates Forum, Wednesday, May 13

A Westwood Candidates Forum will be held on Wednesday, May 13, at 7:00 p.m.

The Westwood, Walpole and Dedham League of Woman Voters and Westwood Media Center will have a look at the candidates for the upcoming election on June 2, 2020.

The candidates will be participating...

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Schools, Food Pantry providing aid for remainder of school year

The Westwood Food Pantry will continue to provide supermarket gift cards to students enrolled in the free and reduced lunch program for the next seven weeks. Each family will receive seven $20 gift card for each child. Families who previously haven't used the program but are now in need can find out more...

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Hale presenting A Fort of Sorts

Hale has announced A Fort of Sorts, a free online event scheduled on Friday, May 8, from 3:00 to 3:30 p.m.

Participants will join Vanessa Warshaw and use their imaginations to turn blankets, tarps, or other household items into personal hideaways, then listen as she reads "Curious George Goes to...

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