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Maffei looks to reduce solar project

If the project goes through in full, access to the woods behind Norfolk Aggie will be severely restricted.

By James Kinneen
Hometown Weekly Reporter

As it increasingly looks like Norfolk County is planning to go ahead with its proposed solar panels project, various citizens...

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Friends of St. Patrick cancel luncheon

By James Kinneen
Hometown Weekly Reporter

Looking to the future, there are many unanswered questions about COVID-19 and potential lockdowns. Will there be a second wave in the winter? Will schools return to full-time, in class learning? Will stadiums return to full capacity for marquee events like the Super Bowl? While...

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Epiphany pumpkin patch returns despite COVID

The Epiphany Parish pumpkin patch will run to October 31.

By James Kinneen
Hometown Weekly Reporter

So many annual traditions have gone by the wayside this year due to COVID-19, and we are fast approaching every town and family having to make a decision...

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Needham and Walpole happy to play

While the mask etiquette wasn’t perfect, every player wore a mask throughout the game (as was required).

By James Kinneen
Hometown Weekly Reporter

Just a few months ago, people would say that they’d be happy to watch their team lose to its biggest rival just...

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Clinic keeps kids focused on football

Coach Mike Tosone addresses the group of players at the end of practice.

By James Kinneen
Hometown Weekly Reporter

In the era of youth sports specialization, it doesn’t take much to lose a talented athlete to another sport. This is especially true of football, where athletes (and...

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Walpole hosts parents and kids soccer

A coach explains the rules of his unique, pirate themed training games.

By James Kinneen
Hometown Weekly Reporter

On Saturday morning, the fields around Walpole Library were full of tiny children playing soccer, courtesy of the Walpole Recreation Department. But while they may grow up...

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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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Town struggles with land leasing decision

The planned solar panels on Fisher Road.

By James Kinneen
Hometown Weekly Reporter

Residents have called it “basically extortion by the county,” warned “we will regret this,” and threatened lawsuits to both the town and Norfolk County for damages if it goes through. Board of...

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Walpole athletes train amidst uncertainty

A football player works on getting off the line with no wasted movement.

By James Kinneen
Hometown Weekly Reporter

Outside of the NBA and its bubble, there are no sports in America that seem guaranteed to happen this year. Major League Baseball has seen teams...

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Endean Trail an apparently forgotten path

The Endean Trail begins just to the right of Dog Rock, which makes parking a bit tricky.

By James Kinneen
Hometown Weekly Reporter

At the Tweeter Center, I once watched Jerry Lee Lewis sing “Great Balls of Fire” to about a hundred people who mostly...

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School committee votes for hybrid option

By James Kinneen
Hometown Weekly Reporter

On August 6, the Walpole School Committee unanimously voted to attempt the hybrid model of school reopening in the fall. While the committee emphasized fluidity and adaptability, they thoroughly outlined the model and tried to respond to possible issues that could arise.

Anderson homer leads Needham over Walpole

With the dry weather at Braintree High, dirt kicked up all over the field.

By James Kinneen
Hometown Weekly Reporter

The NBA is playing in a “bubble” inside of Disney World, Major League Baseball loses what seems like a game a week due to positive...

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Bird Park hosts Tree Trek

The weeping willow casts a backdrop against the setting sun.

By James Kinneen
Hometown Weekly Reporter

Many Walpole residents have walked through Bird Park hundreds of times, likely stopping to look at the various wildlife in the ponds or the flowers on the banks of...

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Bird Park hosts StoryWalk

The closeness of the story pages meant the StoryWalk wasn’t very long.

By James Kinneen
Hometown Weekly Reporter

Indoor venues are likely going to have to have some interesting deals and zany promotions to get people through their doors. Because of the coronavirus, people just...

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Unnamed trail causes confusion

How was I supposed to not go on the railroad tracks, at the end of this trail?

By James Kinneen
Hometown Weekly Reporter

Just this year, we lost two of the few remaining mysteries in America. Fenn’s Treasure, a chest of gold and jewels worth...

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Officer Genard a study in trust

By Linda Thomas
Hometown Weekly Correspondent

Ernest Hemingway once offered some simple advice for trusting people: “The best way to find out if you can trust somebody is to trust them,” he wrote.

This likely would have been a difficult concept to embrace, though, for a young girl...

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Walpole gathers in support of police

Jim Govatsos waves his “Thin Blue Line” flag in front of a Walpole PD cruiser as he corrals the crowd from behind.

By James Kinneen
Hometown Weekly Reporter

Around the country, it seems like the police are struggling to find allies.

On...

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Former football stars back mascot change

While the mascot name encompassed most of the event, it did end with a kneeling moment of silence in remembrance of George Floyd.

By James Kinneen
Hometown Weekly Reporter

With Confederate statues toppling all over the country, schools being renamed, and even the most stereotypically...

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Farmer’s market opens with new protocols

There’s plenty of space and fresh air, making the farmer’s market perfect for the era of COVID-19.

By James Kinneen
Hometown Weekly Reporter

Because of Massachusetts’ phased plan of reopening, as well as people’s discomfort with being in small, closed-in areas, it seems like every...

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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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