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Coach Coogan details indoor track season

By James Kinneen
Hometown Weekly Reporter

When indoor track got moved to the “Fall II” season, it led to a myriad of changes and issues for coaches and athletes, ranging from dealing with the weather (while still called indoor track, all events were held outdoors) to losing athletes to football, which...

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Medfield COA helps seniors get vaccinated

By James Kinneen
Hometown Weekly Reporter

About a year ago, councils on aging were still hosting in-person events to bring seniors together for activities like yoga, line dancing, card games, educational programs and birthday parties. But as was the case with many other professions, once COVID-19 hit the USA, the role...

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Medfield swimmers flourish despite COVID hurdles

By James Kinneen
Hometown Weekly Reporter

Medfield basketball looks pretty much the same, but the players wear masks and there’s no opening tipoff. Warrior soccer had no throw ins, but still pretty much looked like soccer. But because of COVID-19, Medfield High swimming has been radically altered, with teams “facing off”...

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My time dealing with COVID-19

By James Kinneen
Hometown Weekly Reporter

Last week, the number of COVID cases in Massachusetts exploded to around 3,000 a day. Unfortunately, I was one of them. But while my experience with COVID-19 was far from among the most harrowing, interesting or even notable ones in the state, I do think...

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Thomas Upham House administers COVID vaccine

Medway’s Ted Maiorana, a retired Deputy Chief from the Boston Fire Department receives the first shot of the Covid vaccine.

By James Kinneen
Hometown Weekly Reporter

Because COVID-19 has struck nursing homes so hard, it only makes sense that they would be first in line...

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Clinic keeps kids focused on football

Coach Mike Tosone addresses the group of players at the end of practice.

By James Kinneen
Hometown Weekly Reporter

In the era of youth sports specialization, it doesn’t take much to lose a talented athlete to another sport. This is especially true of football, where athletes (and...

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Walpole athletes train amidst uncertainty

A football player works on getting off the line with no wasted movement.

By James Kinneen
Hometown Weekly Reporter

Outside of the NBA and its bubble, there are no sports in America that seem guaranteed to happen this year. Major League Baseball has seen teams...

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School Committee votes for hybrid model

By James Kinneen
Hometown Weekly Reporter

Unsurprisingly, last Thursday evening, the Westwood School Committee unanimously voted to adopt the “hybrid” school opening model for the fall. But while they thoroughly outlined why this was the best choice and how the system would work, when it came time for community comments, it...

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Westwood leans toward hybrid reopening model

By James Kinneen
Hometown Weekly Reporter

When discussing the emails she has received regarding how to reopen Westwood’s schools in the fall, Carol Lewis acknowledged: “based on the emails, we have received, it’s clear there are conflicting views on this topic and that there is no way we are ever going...

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School Committee outlines plan for reopening

By James Kinneen
Hometown Weekly Reporter

On Thursday night, the Westwood School Committee met over Zoom to discuss reopening plans for the fall, as well as a few other issues.

The meeting started with Emily Parks acknowledging the death of a longtime colleague. Former Westwood High principal Phil...

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Farmers market opens with restrictions

Live plants, like these flowers are selling especially well as more people have time to garden.

By James Kinneen
Hometown Weekly Reporter

If eating healthy, fresh and local produce is part of keeping a healthy immune system, then it only makes sense that the...

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Walpole resident details battle with COVID

By James Kinneen
Hometown Weekly Reporter

“I have never experienced anything like this before. There were days when it was a cough that just never stopped. I couldn’t even come up for air, or get a breath in. It was just cough after cough after cough, nonstop. It was so bad that the first...

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