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Foliage brings crowds to Echo Bridge

While too dangerous for my tastes, a couple did find a very interesting spot to relax near Echo Bridge.

By James Kinneen
Hometown Weekly Reporter

You know when you watch the Masters, and right before Tiger is about to win the green jacket with a...

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Leland Mill Pond supplies sufficient solitude

While the foliage was pretty, much of the water had a green film on top of it.

By James Kinneen
Hometown Weekly Reporter

In my opinion, “Jaws” is the scariest movie of all time, and to be blunt, it’s not even close. My rationale is...

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Two paths, one hike along Charles

While the northern half has more interesting things to see, the southern portion of the loop has better views of the Charles.

By James Kinneen
Hometown Weekly Reporter

Technically, the Charles River Reservation Loop is one trail. But with Route 27 slicing it in two,...

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Hiking the Harold LeBlanc Trail

From now on, walking this path should be called 'hiking the Harold.'

By James Kinneen
Hometown Weekly Reporter

The Harold LeBlanc Trail at the Fisher School was cleared by Paul Bolton and a crew of Boy Scouts this March. On the Walpole Trails Facebook page,...

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No bites at Buckmaster Pond

This young man with his cut up hot dogs didn’t manage to catch anything all day.

By James Kinneen
Hometown Weekly Reporter

I’ve never seen anyone catch a real fish at Buckmaster Pond. While I’ve been there a handful of times and have never seen...

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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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Farmers market opens with restrictions

Live plants, like these flowers are selling especially well as more people have time to garden.

By James Kinneen
Hometown Weekly Reporter

If eating healthy, fresh and local produce is part of keeping a healthy immune system, then it only makes sense that the...

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Lily pads, trash litter Lyman’s Pond

From certain angles, Lyman’s Pond looks more like a golf course than a body of water.

By James Kinneen
Hometown Weekly Reporter

I have a weird obsession with hermits. My favorite hermit story is that until the early 1800’s, wealthy families would employ “garden hermits”...

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Out and about at Kendrick Pond

A man fishes with a family of (invasive) mute swans in the background.

By James Kinneen
Hometown Weekly Reporter

It was hot on Saturday, June 6. Really, really hot. And I had to hike around the Blue Heron Trail at Cutler Park before the rain...

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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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Dover voting until 8:00 p.m.

Voting will be taking place today in the Great Hall of the Town House. In order to ensure the safety of residents, all voters are asked to wear a mask, and follow social distancing. Those entering the voting hall are asked to use the black door closest to the town clerk's office while...

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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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Social Distance Files: Needham Reservoir

This girl got bored of fishing and caught herself in the net.

By James Kinneen
Hometown Weekly Reporter

Last February, an individual named Emma Fleck tweeted “if you haven’t been in the Hometown Weekly…are you even from Needham?” I found that tweet a couple...

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Athletes return to Westwood fields

Despite not getting to play his senior season, this Westwood player is practicing for his college lacrosse career.

By James Kinneen
Hometown Weekly Reporter

With the recent opening of Westwood’s fields and parks, I wanted to see if people were taking advantage of that new...

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Adams Farm, a social distancing hit

The overcast weather meant there were no butterflies in the butterfly garden.

By James Kinneen
Hometown Weekly Reporter

Because of the coronavirus, outdoor activities have taken on a whole new level of importance. So, while stores are shut down and arenas remain empty, anywhere that...

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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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Walking the little-used Mulvehill Trail

A group of mountain bikers represented some of the few other people on the trail.

By James Kinneen
Hometown Weekly Reporter

The last time I was in the parking lot of the Hanlon School, I was covering the Little League parade about a year ago....

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Social Distance Files: Hemlock Gorge

A guitar player practices his craft in the shadow of Echo Bridge.

By James Kinneen
Hometown Weekly Reporter

I went to buy cigarettes (for my mom, not that it matters) this week, and the person behind the counter asked: “you’re 21, aren’t you?”...

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