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December snow brings community outdoors

This snowboarder drew plenty of intrigued looks every time he went off a jump he’d made at Needham High.

By James Kinneen
Hometown Weekly Reporter

Because of COVID-19 and the subsequent social distancing protocols enacted to slow its spread, this year, partaking in outdoor...

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Chinese-American group established in DS

By James Kinneen
Hometown Weekly Reporter

With an expanding Chinese-American population, it may have been only a matter of time until Dover and Shebrorn had a community organization for its citizens with Chinese heritage. But somebody still had to do the hard work: creating leadership positions and filling roles on the...

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Festival of Trees adapts to pandemic

The tree with the fake twenty dollar bills (so nobody can pluck one off) was getting the most attention from raffle participants.

By James Kinneen
Hometown Weekly Reporter

The Festival of Trees at the Gardens at Elm Bank looks a little bit different this year....

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Community Center Building Committee outlines options

By James Kinneen
Hometown Weekly Reporter

Last Tuesday, the Dover Community Center Building Committee met via Zoom to outline the three different options for the new community center: a 13,000 square foot project at a projected total cost of $10m, a 15,000 square foot project at a projected total cost of...

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Dover Rec joins eSports MetroWest League

By James Kinneen
Hometown Weekly Reporter

For years, Dover athletes have been facing off against competitors from Norwood, Medfield, and Medway as members of the Tri-Valley League. But now, there’s a new sports league in town that invites Doverians to compete once again against kids from those three towns - only...

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Library holds virtual Mario Kart tournament

By James Kinneen
Hometown Weekly Reporter

While the Dover Library has always been a place where kids gathered for fun events, with COVID-19 severely limiting the number of people you can have indoors at any time, many of the library’s programs and gatherings have had to go virtual. From virtual Pictionary,...

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Town salutes Hughes for firefighting service

Chief Hughes salutes an excited Medfield firefighter at his retirement parade.

By James Kinneen
Hometown Weekly Reporter

Craig Hughes has been a firefighter for as long as he’s been an adult, having started his career on his eighteenth birthday: July 4, 1975. With 45 years...

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Hometown Weekly voters head to polls

A Biden supporter stands just outside of the senior center on Ice House Road.

By James Kinneen
Hometown Weekly Reporter

While record numbers of Bay Staters voted in the November 3 election by mail due to COVID-19, scores of voters still headed to the polls...

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Rec Department hosts virtual costume contest

The Koo family’s mad scientist costumes took home the best family/group top prize.

By James Kinneen
Hometown Weekly Reporter

Whether towns were intentionally looking to limit the number of trick-or-treaters or not, due to fears of contracting or giving the COVID-19 virus, fewer people went...

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Hunt Club holds costumed Hunter Pace

The event ended with an optional jump over a choice of stone walls.

By James Kinneen
Hometown Weekly Reporter

On Sunday morning, the colorful foliage of fall in New England was greeted by the majesty of horses galloping through fields of green grass, trotting through...

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DS makes news for unfortunate party

By James Kinneen
Hometown Weekly Reporter

The towns of both Dover and Sherborn found themselves in the news this week, for something that was both not good news for the towns, nor an especially positive reflection of their residents. After a house party featuring an estimated 100-150 people was broken up...

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Union Iron Mill site teaches history

While it might not look like much in the photograph, this dam is much higher and louder you would think.

By James Kinneen
Hometown Weekly Reporter

Why are people so infatuated with some obsolete technologies, but don’t care at all about others? It’s a...

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Students hold rally outside Town House

Sterling Williams speaks about racial injustice on the steps of the Town House.

By James Kinneen
Hometown Weekly Reporter

At Sunday’s Black Lives Matter rally just outside of Town House, Dover-Sherborn rising junior Sterling Williams declared: “No matter how much money you have, or where...

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Chase Woodlands allows for social distancing

After a horse lost its shoe, I found it and hung it on a tree.

By James Kinneen
Hometown Weekly Reporter

Most trails are too crowded to achieve a real sense of solitude. The whole idea that you can venture into the woods of the...

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Caryl Park open for hiking

This group of friends posed for a picture.

By James Kinneen
Hometown Weekly Reporter

How long is six feet? It’s a question that didn’t seem especially hard to answer, until I came upon the signs Dover has put up to encourage social distancing all over...

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Eversource conducting aerial vegetation patrol

Eversource's Eastern Massachusetts Transmission Vegetation Management will be conduction aerial vegetation patrols this week, including areas of Dover. The aircraft will be flying at or below 300 feet.

The aerial vegetation patrol will begin at 8:00 a.m. and go until 4:00 p.m. on Tuesday, May 19, Wednesday, May 20,...

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Husband arrested in Dover woman’s murder

A 45-year-old Dover mother has been found dead in an outdoor area not far from her home, and her husband has been charged with her murder, according to Norfolk District Attorney Michael W. Morrissey and Dover Chief of Police Peter A. McGowan.

Kathleen McLean was last seen in her...

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Dover Selectmen alter deadlines during pandemic

The Dover Board of Selectmen voted on April 16 to adopt the following special options to respond to the impact of the current State of Emergency on Dover taxpayers.

Firstly, taxpayers have until June 1 to apply for property tax exemptions and deferrals. This includes the hardship deferral for those...

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