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BOH approves facial covering emergency order

Starting Friday, May 1, individuals will be required to wear face coverings in local businesses, work sites, government buildings, and common areas of residential and commercial buildings. This includes a fabric mask, scarf, or bandanna that covers both nose and mouth.

Needham has 217 confirmed cases of coronavirus and 33...

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Medfield girls basketball staying active through TikTok

Annie (left) and Maggie (right) McCarthy showcased their basketball skills and dance moves on TikTok this past week in an attempt to stay active during quarantine.

With the stay-at-home order still in effect due to COVID-19, local athletes have been forced to think outside the box on...

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MIAA spring season officially cancelled

By Mike Flanagan
Hometown Weekly Sports Editor

Governor Baker announced on April 21 that all K-12 schools and non emergency childcare programs will remain closed until at least the end of the school year due to the COVID-19 pandemic. This includes all public, private and charter schools in the state of Massachusetts (MIAA, ISL,...

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Cosolito, Medfield lacrosse holding out hope

By Mike Flanagan,
Hometown Weekly Sports Editor -

It’s normally the time of year in Medfield when spring sports are getting into full swing. The COVID-19 pandemic has prevented sports, such as boys and girls lacrosse, baseball and softball, from starting their 2020 seasons. The MIAA is currently planning...

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Park and Rec departments adapt to virus

By James Kinneen,
Hometown Weekly Reporter -

In the face of the coronavirus crisis, every government department is adapting in some way. But when your services are in large part based around bringing people together, you need to adapt even more. Such is the case for Sherborn Recreation and Dover...

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Gregory, DS lacrosse still hopeful

By Mike Flanagan,
Hometown Weekly Sports Editor -

It’s normally the time of year in Dover-Sherborn when spring sports are getting into full swing. The COVID-19 pandemic has prevented sports, such as boys and girls lacrosse, baseball and softball, from starting their 2020 seasons. The MIAA is currently planning for...

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Rec Department’s mission continues, despite pandemic

By Amelia Tarallo,
Hometown Weekly Staff -

Over the last few weeks, Massachusetts residents have found themselves self-isolating and avoiding the company of friends and extended family. After being cooped up for over a month, people are yearning for some of their favorite springtime activities. Parents wish they could...

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Despite pandemic, Unity Farm’s mission continues

By Amelia Tarallo
Hometown Weekly Staff

Humans aren't the only ones whose lives have been altered by the coronavirus.

While many shelters and humane societies are trying to adapt amid the COVID-19 crisis, Sherborn’s Unity Farm Sanctuary has had to find the best way to operate without their...

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Nomination papers available for election

The deadline to obtain nomination papers for the Annual Town Election in Walpole is on Wednesday, April 15, at 5 p.m.. The Annual Town Election in Walpole will be held on Saturday, June 6. The Town Clerk’s office is located on the first floor at Town Hall, 135 School Street. Due to the...

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NPD confirms COVID-19 case

Police Chief John Schlittler and the Needham Public Health Division have confirmed that Department of Public Health (DPH) officials have notified the Town of one confirmed case of COVID-19 within the Needham Police Department.

Needham Public Health officials have been in contact with the individual. The individual has been isolated...

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Take a bow: Medfield’s ‘Into the Woods’

Photos courtesy of Kim Price, Zoe Lewis, Andrea McCoy and Kenneth Manning

The Medfield High School Theatre Society was set to present Sondheim's "Into the Woods" on March 13 - that is, before COVID-19 threw a social distancing wrench in the gears. The community at large - including...

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USPS worker tests positive for COVID-19

On March 24, the Sherborn Board of Health (BOH) and Sherborn Emergency Management (SEM) received a report that an employee at the Sherborn United States Postal Service (USPS) branch had potentially tested positive for COVID-19. Through further investigation, it was confirmed on March 25 that the employee had tested positive.