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Famed rhododendrons close, but not blooming

The buds are close to blooming, but not quite ready to go.

By James Kinneen
Hometown Weekly Reporter

There’s a very famous short story by Ray Bradbury called “All Summer in a Day” that’s widely touted as one of the saddest things ever written. Basically, the story...

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Playgrounds and fields reopen for business

While they’d like to be with their friends again, a pair of cousins enjoy time together at the now open Metacomet Playground.

By James Kinneen
Hometown Weekly Reporter

With it becoming increasingly clear outdoor activities are not a primary source of widespread COVID transmission, Medfield...

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On coverage of the Medfield rally

I was so surprised and disappointed to pull the paper out of my mailbox today and look through the pictures of Sunday's rally in Medfield. It is beyond my comprehension why there would be no pictures of Black, Brown, or People of Color. They were certainly there that day, and the rest of...

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Hiking the newly-opened Rocky Woods

A family poses at the newly-reopened Rocky Woods

By James Kinneen
Hometown Weekly Reporter

When they asked George Mallory why he wanted to hike Mount Everest, he famously replied “because it’s there.” For decades, people have (while wrongly attributing it to Edmund Hillary) declared this...

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Community to host Sunday BBIPOC vigil

A group of residents has organized a vigil for Sunday at 3 p.m., with the UU Church bell to toll at 4 p.m. to mark an 8 min. 46 sec. moment of silence.

On Sunday, June 7, at 3 p.m., the community is invited to gather in solidarity with the...

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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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Medfield conducting late-evening ULV spraying

The Norfolk County Mosquito Control District will start the 2020 late-evening ULV aerosol application on or around May 26, and continue weekly through October 23. These applications will take place between sunset and midnight, Monday through Thursday. ULV sprays will help control the population of virus-carrying mosquitoes in the area. More information about...

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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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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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Medfield Public Schools moves to next phase of remote learning

Following advice from the Department of Secondary and Elementary Education and a survey filled out by teachers, staff, and parents, Medfield Public Schools have moved on to Phase IV of their of remote learning. Phase IV of remote learning will focus on following essential learning outlines in the revised Department of Elementary...

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Medfield celebrates Teacher Appreciation Week

As a way of celebrating local teachers, residents have been invited to paint a rock and place it in front of Town Hall to help create a large Medfield "M". Those who wish to participate can place there rock anytime between Tuesday, May 5 and Thursday, May 7. More information about plans to...

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First responders thank healthcare workers

On April 28, members of the Walpole, Westwood and Medfield Fire and Police Departments joined fellow first responders and took their vehicles out for a parade to thank healthcare staff at Norwood Hospital battling against COVID-19. Healthcare workers were greeted by the sight of people cheering them on from a safe distance away....

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Update provided on Dale School Project

Superintendent Jeffrey Marsden and School Building Committee Chair Mike Quinlan have provided on the Feasibility Study process of the Dale Street School Building Project.

The District submitted its Preliminary Design Program (PDP) to the Massachusetts School Building Authority (MSBA) on March 27. Approval of the PDP by the MSBA marks...

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Medfield Foundation gives April update

Medfield Foundation has released it's April update. The COVID-19 crisis is having its own effects in Medfield. As of April 23, Medfield has seen 23 confirmed cases of novel coronavirus, with 14 recoveries. Beyond those catching this disease, many friends and neighbors have been impacted through job losses or other hardships.

This Old Town: These are the Times that Try Men’s Souls

It is during periods of darkness and times of crisis that we see common, everyday people step forward to show courage and work to get us out of that crisis. They rise to the challenge. They clearly are heroes. So it is during the current coronavirus crisis; doctors, nurses, medical personnel of every...

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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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MHS Student Council opens inspiring Instagram

Taking inspiration from John Krasinski’s “Some Good News” YouTube channel, the Medfield High School Student Council has decided to spread some good news. They will be spreading positivity throughout Medfield on their Instagram (@medfield_fans) with local stories from the town's own good samaritans.

Throughout the quarantine, individuals with stories they...

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HESSCO seeks Meals on Wheels drivers

HESSCO Elder Services is appealing to Medfield, Norfolk, Sharon, Walpole and Westwood residents for volunteers interested in becoming drivers for its Meals on Wheels program. This program, which delivers prepared meals to homebound elders, is in search of volunteers to contribute approximately one hour per day to elders who would have difficulties getting...

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What made Medfield

2019: A year in review: Another Patriots Super Bowl. A fire at Notre Dame. The birth of a British royal. Whatever held our attention over the last year, 2019 was certainly a year to remember. Closer home, Hometown Weekly’s communities of Dover, Medfield, Needham, Sherborn, Walpole, Wellesley, and Westwood all experienced their own unique...
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