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Farm Pond shuts down summer season

The temporary E. coli issue has cleared, but swimming at Farm Pond is now done at your own risk with the lifeguards gone.

By James Kinneen
Hometown Weekly Reporter

Because of COVID-19 and the accompanying lockdowns, many of the traditional signs that summer is over...

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Farm Pond open after E. coli concerns

Farm Pond has opened back up for swimming following E. coli concerns. An update posted on the Sherborn town website notes that the water was tested for the bacteria on Thursday, August 27. The E. coli level was reported at 107 MPN per 100 ml. The state level is 235, making the water...

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E. coli concerns close Farm Pond

On Wednesday, August 5, Sherborn's Board of Health announced Farm Pond Beach was closed. The sudden closure comes after a high level of E. coli was found in the pond's water. The water will be retested today and Friday to see if it is safe for people to swim again. Until then, the...

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Farm Pond Beach opens with restrictions

Police tape separating the eight by eight foot 'blocks' litters the beach at Farm Pond.

By James Kinneen
Hometown Weekly Reporter

With brutally hot temperatures over the weekend, people were flocking to any cold watering hole they could find to escape the heat. Luckily for...

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Farm Pond reservation system changed

The reservation system used to manage the number of people at Farm Pond at any given time has been altered to make visits more enjoyable.
In a notice updated on June 27th notes that there have been days where blocks were reserved but groups do not show up for their time slot....

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Farm Pond opens

Farm Pond has opened for the summer today, Friday, June 19, at 9:00 a.m. In order to ensure the safety of everyone this summer, visitors are required to make a reservation to save a spot for their party of up to 8 or 10 people.

Visitors can make reservations...

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New Farm Pond rules issued

A list of rules has been issued in a FAQ published to Sherborn's town website ahead of the reopening of the popular swim spot.

Groups will be limited to ten people per party. Visitors on the beach will be required to maintain a 12-foot space on all sides between each...

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Farm Pond prepares for beach-goers

A group of workers carries an entire trash bag full of garbage away from the beach.

By James Kinneen
Hometown Weekly Reporter

Lifeguard is the king of high school summer jobs.

Working at an ice cream parlor sounds good, until...

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Non-resident Farm Pond lottery cancelled

On May 20, the Select Board of Sherborn announced that this year's non-resident Farm Pond lottery will not be taking place. Due to social distancing measures as a result of COVID-19, it is necessary to lower the number of people with access to the pond. Sherborn residents are expected to have access to...

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Summer Brewfest set for September 9

The Sherborn Business Association will host the 5th Annual Summer Brewfest on Friday, September 9 from 6:30 to 10:30 pm at The Heritage of Sherborn. A number of new local breweries, such as Start Line Brewing Company and Greater Good Imperial Brewing, are joining this year along with repeat local favorites such as Jack's Abby, which has supported Brewfest from the...
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Sherborn’s sand sculpture spectacular

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By Mary Kate Nolan Hometown Weekly Intern Childish squeals of delight and urgent whispers of last-minute planning could be heard over the splashing of water at Farm Pond in Sherborn last weekend. Families and friends came together on this beautiful Sunday afternoon to do something remarkable: to build a sand sculpture with their...
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