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Local girls dominate lacrosse All-Scholastics

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By Mike Flanagan Hometown Weekly Sports Editor Needham, Walpole, Westwood and Wellesley have all had incredible success in girls lacrosse over the last decade. The 2019 season was no different, as all four of these Division I powers made long tournament runs. Needham, Westwood, and reigning Division I champ Wellesley put together long tournament runs,...
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James Manzolini named RDF Superintendent

The Town of Wellesley has selected an experienced employee as its new Superintendent of the Recycling and Disposal Facility (RDF). James Manzolini will be taking over for Jeff Azano-Brown, who was promoted to the position of Department of Public Works Assistant Director earlier this year. Manzolini has over twelve years of civil engineering experience and has...
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Lyne becoming household lacrosse name

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By Mike Flanagan Hometown Weekly Sports Editor Wellesley has had an ample amount of legacy families throughout the years in lacrosse. Recently, names like Callahan, Cheek, Darcey and Dziama have dominated the headlines. One last name that lax rats in Wellesley have become more accustomed to over the last year or so is Lyne. In...
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Wellesley students relish Day of Imagineering

By Rama K. Ramaswamy Last week, Schofield School enjoyed its Day of Imagineering, a program to which students, teachers, and Principal Gerardo J. Martinez look forward all year. [caption id="attachment_32952" align="alignright" width="600"]Wellesley students relish Day of Imagineering2 Wellesley students relish Day of Imagineering2[/caption]"The theme this year was for...
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Challenge Success Team announces survey results

The Medfield Challenge Success Team has announced that the results of a student survey were presented to parents by a representative from the non-profit Challenge Success. The survey, conducted by Challenge Success, was given to Medfield High School students in January and was completed by 734 students. "We are happy to be able to present the results...
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Wellesley ABC seeks permanent home

By Rama K. Ramaswamy Wellesley A Better Chance, a national program that offers young people of color access to top schools, has launched a campaign to purchase a permanent home. For 46 years, their program has helped educate nearly 100 women of color at Wellesley High School, all of whom have graduated and attended college, leading...
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New county sheriff visits Wellesley seniors

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By James Kinneen Hometown Weekly Reporter Appointed by Governor Charlie Baker and running for the position in November 2020 as a Republican, Norfolk County Sheriff Jerome P. McDermott made a visit to the Tolles Parsons Center to speak to seniors about the inmate population and scams that target people in their age group. McDermott lives...
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Wamps freeze Lady-Rockets in South finals

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By Michael Flanagan Hometown Weekly Sports Editor After finishing first and second in the Bay State Herget Division, it was fitting that the two teams left standing in Division II South for girls basketball were Braintree and Needham. The Wamps swept the regular season series with Needham with a 56-43 win on January 11, followed...
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Hubbard’s shutout freezes Rebels

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By Michael Flanagan Hometown Weekly Sports Editor Two old rivals met in the first round of the Division I South Sectionals last Wednesday evening as the Walpole and Wellesley boys squared off at Canton Ice House for the right to move on and face No. 1 Duxbury. [caption id="attachment_32124" align="alignleft" width="400"]Junior... 			
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Hubbard’s shutout freezes Rebels

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By Michael Flanagan Hometown Weekly Sports Editor [caption id="attachment_32099" align="alignleft" width="300"]Walpole’s Marc Hirshom and Wellesley’s Joe Fleming collide while battling for a loose puck. Walpole’s Marc Hirshom and Wellesley’s Joe Fleming collide while battling for a loose puck. [/caption] Two old rivals met in the first round...
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LWV hosting Meet the Candidates Night

The League of Women Voters (LWV) is set to host Meet the Candidates Night on Thursday, February 28, from 6:30 - 9 p.m. in the Wakelin Room of the Wellesley Free Library. A meet and greet reception begins at 6:30 p.m., followed by a brief ceremony honoring retired elected officials. The candidates forum begins promptly...
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A hidden world in the heart of Wellesley

By Alex Oliveira Hometown Weekly Reporter At the end of an innocuous neighborhood road in Wellesley, a network of trails weaves its way through trees, over streams, across meadows, and up and down a rocky ridge. Boulder Brook Reservation is a haven of wilderness amidst the bustle of Wellesley, a must-see during the stillness of winter. [caption...
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Ken Batts’ piano wows Wellesley diners

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By James Kinneen Hometown Weekly Reporter On Wednesday afternoon, Wellesley’s seniors were treated to chicken sandwiches, vegetable soup, a blueberry muffin and Ken Batts’ version of The Great American songbook on the piano. You wouldn’t know it, but Batts only started playing the piano seven years ago after first playing the guitar. Now, he teaches adults...
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Chamber Players ready March 10 concert

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The Wellesley Chamber Players are very much excited to welcome their newest members, Tanja Roos and Brannon Cho, for an upcoming concert on Sunday, March 10, at 3 p.m., in Beveridge Hall, Dana Hall School, Wellesley. Tanja Roos is a violinist from London, the fourth generation of a musical family. She has studied...
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Guiffre moves Lady-Raiders to 5-0

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By Michael Flanagan Hometown Weekly Sports Editor Walpole and Wellesley High girls basketball entered the 2018-2019 season with the goal of winning their respective Bay State Conference divisions (Walpole – Herget, Wellesley – Carey), and making a run in the state tournament. For Walpole, their potential this season relied heavily upon the two-headed double-double...
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Unbeaten Lady-Raiders outlast White, Rebels

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By Michael Flanagan Hometown Weekly Sports Editor Walpole and Wellesley High girls basketball entered the 2018-2019 season with the goal of winning their respective Bay State Conference divisions (Walpole – Herget, Wellesley – Carey), and making a run in the state tournament. For Walpole, their potential this season relied heavily upon the two-headed double-double monster...
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History presented through postcards

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By James Kinneen Hometown Weekly Reporter There are lots of ways to learn about a culture by examining the remnants of its past. But while most people understand historians’ interest in things like clay pots and arrowheads, on Tuesday afternoon, Wellesley Historical Archivist Allen Ludlow taught a crowded room inside of the Needham History...
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Rockets outlast Raiders in instant classic

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By Michael Flanagan Hometown Weekly Sports Editor [caption id="attachment_30223" align="alignleft" width="300"]Jacob Schneider (78), Timothy Hagerott (76), Matt Smith (80), and Will Baker (73) both Tyler Reid following his second quarter touchdown. Jacob Schneider (78), Timothy Hagerott (76), Matt Smith (80), and Will Baker (73) both...
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The historic cemeteries of Hometown Weekly

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By Amelia Tarallo Hometown Weekly Special Correspondent To many, cemeteries can be haunting places, where constant reminders of mortality loom. To others, cemeteries are places of history, like outdoor museums of sorts, free to those who choose to take a walk around them. Different styles of engravings gives clues about how our ancestors approached death....
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Haeberlein advances Raiders to state finals

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By Michael Flanagan Hometown Weekly Sports Editor The 2018 season has served as the perfect revenge tour for the Wellesley High boys varsity soccer team, as the Raiders ousted two of their biggest rivals, Needham and Weymouth, en route to the Division I South title. With the South title clinched and their eyes set on a...
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