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Kids’ dandelion business takes off

By Amelia Tarallo
Hometown Weekly Staff

One of the biggest struggles of quarantine is the unending obstacle of making sure kids are constantly entertained. For some, it’s as easy as handing them a tablet and letting them disappear into a plethora of apps or watching a number of streaming services....

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WMC brings new programming during COVID

By Amelia Tarallo
Hometown Weekly Staff

The way we handle day-to-day life has changed since the stay-at-home order was issued. Local media stations, in particular, have taken it upon themselves to make meetings and activities accessible from the television or computer screen, along with producing a plethora of new programming....

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This Old Town – In Their Honor

Peter Kristof, killed in Vietnam (left); Stephen Hinkley, killed in Vietnam.

By Richard DeSorgher
Hometown Weekly Correspondent

The coronavirus may have cancelled the Memorial Day parade, but nothing can cancel the bravery of those who gave their lives for our nation. Medfield certainly has a long...

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Memorial Day moves to prerecorded video

While not open to the public, the wreath at the memorial in Walpole was laid as part of the remembrance.

By James Kinneen
Hometown Weekly Reporter

Even in a time of global pandemic, some things are just too important to skip.

Community Farm increasing production during pandemic

Over a year in the works, the installation of Needham Community Farm’s high tunnel was completed this month, just in time for the spring 2020 growing season, and just in time for COVID-19.

The tunnel shelters five new raised beds on previously unused land to provide protection from the elements...

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Midges, mud mar Snow Hill march

While steep, the north side of the trail was relatively dry.

By James Kinneen
Hometown Weekly Reporter

“We had a lady call us about a guy wandering the streets with one shoe on.”

Yes, you did, officer.

And while...

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Lockdown means fishing at Buckmaster Pond

I have to admit, I found the dog with a mask on pretty funny.

By James Kinneen
Hometown Weekly Reporter

Has the lockdown been good for animals? While social media is inundated with images of wildlife seemingly “taking back” land that has suddenly been...

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Walpole residents get outside on weekend

A family sits on a rock and picnics, right next to White's Bridge

By James Kinneen
Hometown Weekly Reporter

The people of Walpole were out and about on Saturday morning, doing whatever they could to get outside and enjoy themselves while maintaining proper social distancing...

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Spotlighting Medfield High baseball’s 2020 seniors

By Mike Flanagan
Hometown Weekly Sports Editor

Medfield High School varsity baseball was in the process of building something special. Head coach David Worthley entered his third season at the helm in 2020 and Medfield's senior class was stacked with returning starters.

Unfortunately, the COVID-19 outbreak forced...

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Walpole lacrosse family Shakespeare plays on

By Mike Flanagan
Hometown Weekly Sports Editor

It’s quite an accomplishment to play an NCAA Division I sport.

When a family has three siblings go on to play the same Division I sport at three separate prestigious powerhouse programs, like the Shakespeares of Walpole have, it is...

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WHS baseball brings back Ice Bucket Challenge

By Mike Flanagan
Hometown Weekly Sports Editor

The ALS Ice Bucket Challenge is one of the most popular social media trends to date. 

Recently, Tara Pacella, mother of Walpole High School athletes Sophia and David Pacella, was diagnosed with ALS. In response, the Pacella family created tee-shirts to...

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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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Spotlighting match-up nightmare Hugh Curran

Pictured on the ice this past winter, senior Hugh Curran (6) has served as a defensive mainstay for Needham High boys lacrosse and hockey each of the last four years. Photo by Mike Flanagan.

By Mike Flanagan
Hometown Weekly Sports Editor

An athlete who has perhaps...

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Walpole’s Jeannetti hosts on-air radio show

By Amelia Tarallo
Hometown Weekly Staff

What is your third instinct when you get in your car? You pull on your seatbelt, you turn the ignition, and then what? Many people switch on their radios. Some listen to the news, while others tune into one of their favorite music stations....

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Former Celtic Johnny McCarthy passes away

Former Celtics point guard Johnny McCarthy has passed away. McCarthy, who spent the 1963-64 season with the NBA champion Celtics, was 86 years old.

Locally, McCarthy was as well known for the athletic excellence of his grandchildren as he was for his own NBA career. McCarthy's grandson, Johnny, played for...

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Needham legend Ftorek a hockey lifer

By Mike Flanagan
Hometown Weekly Sports Editor

If you grew up in Needham playing ice hockey, there is a 100 percent chance you’ve heard the name Robbie Ftorek. My father, Joe Flanagan, grew up in Needham in the 1970s. So, even as a Walpole guy, Robbie Ftorek's name was all I heard...

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Roscoe Coughlin, Walpole big-leaguer

By Stephen Press
Hometown Weekly Editor

For as long as I can remember, Walpole’s been a sports town.

From the Porkers’ perpetual excellence to local Little Leaguers streaking towards Williamsport to the grit and skill of current Bruin Chris Wagner, this is a community that properly celebrates the...

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Currier Reservation: Westwood’s hidden, hidden gem

The reservation is very inconspicuous when seen from the road.

By James Kinneen
Hometown Weekly Reporter

When you research the Currier Reservation online, not much pops up. But, of the very few articles that do, most call the Westwood reservation a hidden gem.

Social Distance Files: Barber Reservation

In the sun, Barber Reservation's trails are quite beautiful.

By James Kinneen
Hometown Weekly Reporter

The plan was to go to the Barber Reservation at dusk, find a beaver gnawing on a tree, and snap a front-page-worthy wildlife photograph for Hometown Weekly. If you couldn’t...

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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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