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Rockets’ defense too tough for Walpole

Six-foot social distancing rules be damned; the Needham defense didn’t give Walpole's players any room to breathe.

By James Kinneen
Hometown Weekly Reporter

If the idea of eliminating the opening tipoff and baseline inbounds plays, or not having offensive rebounders on the line during free...

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Wrestlers fundraise ahead of uncertain season

The Walpole wrestling team grappled with some large but outdated electronics as part of the fundraiser to raise money for the team.

By James Kinneen
Hometown Weekly Reporter

Walpole wrestling coach Steve Hile noted that with the season hopefully launching in April, he’d like to...

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December snow brings community outdoors

This snowboarder drew plenty of intrigued looks every time he went off a jump he’d made at Needham High.

By James Kinneen
Hometown Weekly Reporter

Because of COVID-19 and the subsequent social distancing protocols enacted to slow its spread, this year, partaking in outdoor...

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Families search Bird Park for reindeer

Taking a photo alongside the found reindeer was a pivotal part of the experience.

By James Kinneen
Hometown Weekly Reporter

You know Dasher and Dancer and Prancer and Vixen, and you probably recall the most famous reindeer of all, but do you know Anna,...

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Family friends rally for Greyson Beauregard

Each pallet is adorned with the lacrosse related hashtag Lisa Raeke’s son came up with: '#GoalsforGreyson.'

By James Kinneen
Hometown Weekly Reporter

Walpole thirteen-year-old Greyson Beauregard suffered a traumatic recreational accident on October 31, that left him unable to walk. With that leaving his family...

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Residents sound off on solar panels

One of the more interesting things about the debate is that it pits environmentalists against each other, debating whether cutting down forests to put up solar panels is the right thing to do.

By James Kinneen
Hometown Weekly Reporter

On Thursday night, Norfolk County had...

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Walpole films Veterans Day celebration

Afghanistan veteran and longtime Walpole resident Thomas Stewart discusses the attributes of a Veteran.

By James Kinneen
Hometown Weekly Reporter

Some towns have tried to host Veterans Day events virtually, some towns have just hung banners and signs in their squares and commons, and some...

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Hometown Weekly voters head to polls

A Biden supporter stands just outside of the senior center on Ice House Road.

By James Kinneen
Hometown Weekly Reporter

While record numbers of Bay Staters voted in the November 3 election by mail due to COVID-19, scores of voters still headed to the polls...

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Aggie donates $50K worth of produce

Jeff Thompson gives the crowd a brief timeline of the project during Wednesday’s ceremony.

By James Kinneen
Hometown Weekly Reporter

In the middle of a pandemic, with $8,000, Norfolk County Agricultural High School (Norfolk Aggie) produced $50,000 worth of food for local food pantries and...

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Knights hosts socially-distanced blood drive

Donors were required to have their temperatures taken, although the blood will still be tested for COVID-19 in case anyone slips through.

By James Kinneen
Hometown Weekly Reporter

While workers across the country are adapting to working from home and meeting virtually, the shift from...

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4youIwillfight keeps on fighting

By James Kinneen
Hometown Weekly Reporter

To date, Tara O’Brien (Pacella’s) ALS charity, 4youIwillfight, has raised over $100,000 that she has given directly to the Healey Center at Mass General Hospital, ALS One and Compassionate Care ALS. When Tara started this effort on January 6 this past year - the very day...

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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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