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Food Pantry independently operates during crisis

By James Kinneen
Hometown Weekly Reporter

With the coronavirus crisis suddenly playing an outsized role in so many people’s lives, many are looking to the government for financial help. Whether it's in the form of stimulus checks coming to citizens or the bailout money coming to businesses, large numbers of Americans...

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Ken Batts’ piano wows Wellesley diners

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By James Kinneen Hometown Weekly Reporter On Wednesday afternoon, Wellesley’s seniors were treated to chicken sandwiches, vegetable soup, a blueberry muffin and Ken Batts’ version of The Great American songbook on the piano. You wouldn’t know it, but Batts only started playing the piano seven years ago after first playing the guitar. Now, he teaches adults...
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Westwood Media Center wins volunteerism award

By James Kinneen Hometown Weekly Reporter For creating a seven-part video series designed to help people understand caring for the elderly free of charge, the Westwood Media Center has been awarded the Neponset Valley Chamber of Commerce’s (NVCC) Paul Smith Award for Outstanding Volunteerism. In a release, the NVCC said in part: “Our selection committee was impressed by...
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