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School committee provides collective bargaining update

By James Kinneen
Hometown Weekly Reporter

On Thursday night, the Westwood School Committee met to both announce the results of collective bargaining with the teacher’s association regarding the fall school reopening, and to decide whether they would allow teachers' children to attend school in person four days a week.

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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Residents debate mascot change via Zoom

By James Kinneen
Hometown Weekly Reporter

On Tuesday night, the Walpole School Committee held a virtual forum where Walpole residents, town employees and students made their case why Walpole High School should keep or abandon the Rebel name. Shown on Walpole Media cable access and live-streamed on their Rebel TV YouTube...

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School Committee hosting virtual open house

The School Committee will host a virtual open house on Saturday, April 18, from 9:00 a.m. until 10:30 a.m., to provide an opportunity for parents and community members to meet and speak informally with their School Committee representatives. An invitation to join the open house virtually will be available prior to the open...

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Wellesley spells victory U-P-H-A-M P-T-O

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By James Kinneen Hometown Weekly Reporter At this year’s Scripps National Spelling Bee Competition, the competition went on for so long that the event was forced to end on an eight-way tie when the organizers ran out of words that could challenge the young, elite spellers. This would not be an issue on Wednesday,...
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What’s in a name – Needham’s schools

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By Shelly Santaniello Hometown Weekly Correspondent The Sunita L. Williams Elementary School has opened. This is a significant event for the town. Needhamites probably can’t help but be impressed with the big, beautiful structure as they drive by. They may wonder what it looks like inside, how many lucky students will attend, and how it...
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Trailblazer Wilkins still an inspiration

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By Sam Obar Women’s foray into Walpole’s top elected board got off to an unpromising start, but now that the first female selectman in Walpole is also the oldest living former selectman, it’s clear that women have a strong legacy in the town’s history books. Louise Lazarovich was the first woman to run for selectman...
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Superintendent outlines five year plan

In a recent blog post, Superintendent Jeff Marsden introduced a five year Strategic Plan addressing the direction of the school district. “Medfield 2021: A Vision for the Future” is the culmination of months of work synthesizing community input, focus group data and survey feedback by Dr. Marsden and the School Committee. The Strategic Plan, “Medfield...
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Clerk encourages prompt census reply

The Town Clerk’s Office will be sending out the 2017 Annual Census by mail during the first part of the New Year. This census package also includes a dog license application for those dog owners who sometimes forget to license their pooches. The Board of Registrars is required by state statute to verify and update the...
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