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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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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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WMC brings new programming during COVID

By Amelia Tarallo
Hometown Weekly Staff

The way we handle day-to-day life has changed since the stay-at-home order was issued. Local media stations, in particular, have taken it upon themselves to make meetings and activities accessible from the television or computer screen, along with producing a plethora of new programming....

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Spotlighting WHS girls track’s 2020 seniors

By Mike Flanagan
Hometown Weekly Sports Editor

The Westwood High School girls track and field team was set to have a big spring in 2020. Unfortunately, the team had its season taken from them due to the COVID-19 outbreak.

Westwood boasted a large senior class composed of...

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Lockdown means fishing at Buckmaster Pond

I have to admit, I found the dog with a mask on pretty funny.

By James Kinneen
Hometown Weekly Reporter

Has the lockdown been good for animals? While social media is inundated with images of wildlife seemingly “taking back” land that has suddenly been...

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2020 Westwood Candidate Forum, May 13

The 2020 Candidate Forum will take place tonight, May 13, at 7:00 P.M. Candidates running for a spot on the Select Board and Sewer Commissioner will have time to share their plans if they are elected. Those who wish to watch can tune in on channel 42 on Verizon or channel 12 on...

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Westwood SEPAC meetings scheduled May 12

Westwood's Special Education Parent Advisory Council (SEPAC) will meet tonight, May 12, via Zoom. Starting at 7:30, Westwood parents are invited to join the call to discuss topic related to raising children with disabilities during this difficult time and discuss the ups and downs of remote learning. This sessions will take place every...

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Currier Reservation: Westwood’s hidden, hidden gem

The reservation is very inconspicuous when seen from the road.

By James Kinneen
Hometown Weekly Reporter

When you research the Currier Reservation online, not much pops up. But, of the very few articles that do, most call the Westwood reservation a hidden gem.

Community Chest needs help to help

By James Kinneen
Hometown Weekly Reporter

The Westwood Community Chest needs money. And as much as it hurts them to do so, they are admitting it, and asking for the community's help.

Board member Matt Scafidi was keen to highlight the aid the 501(c)(3) nonprofit offers Westwood...

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Remote learning continues for Westwood students

Massachusetts students recently learned the process of remote learning will continue until at least May 4, as the COVID-19 pandemic continues to grip our nation. Westwood’s initial two-week closing called for teachers to only reinforce skills already taught during the 2019-2020 school year. With the extension of the mandatory school closures, the Massachusetts...

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Social distance files: the grand tour

By Stephen Press
Hometown Weekly Editor

Wednesday, March 25. 

The mission is simple: drive through all of Hometown Weekly’s communities, maintain appropriate distance from passers-by, and record what’s changed since the coronavirus pandemic began. I’ve plotted a sensible route: I’ll head from Walpole center up Route 27, through...

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Needham’s Julian competing in national tournament

James Julian, a sophomore from Needham, and Will Cummings, a freshman from Westwood, will compete in Duo Interpretation at the NSDA National Tournament in Albuquerque and the National Catholic Forensic League Tournament’s Grand National Tournament in Chicago. James Julian knew of Will Cummings from their time together at Monsignor Haddad Middle School in Needham. They...
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Westwood Library shares book recommendations

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By Amelia Tarallo Hometown Weekly Staff Every lover of literature knows the terrible struggle of finding the perfect next read. They may pick up a book only to realize, five chapters in, that the plot is going nowhere or that the writing is terrible. Library staff in Westwood is determined to save library-goers some...
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The kitties of the Caribbean

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By Amelia Tarallo Hometown Weekly Staff When most people are looking for a new cat, wherever they may find them, they can assume that their new furry friend is from continental North America. Perhaps they were roaming the streets as a stray or they were surrendered. There’s a local exception to that rule, though. With...
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Raiders, Clockers battle until the end

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By Mike Flanagan Hometown Weekly Sports Editor It what was a tale of two halves for the Dover-Sherborn Regional High School varsity girls basketball team on Tuesday night at home against Ashland. The Lady-Raiders entered looking to bounce back from a 51-35 defeat to Medway on January 3, while the Clockers (2-3, 2-3) came in...
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Westwood lights up with holiday spirit

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By James Kinneen Hometown Weekly Reporter What is a pivotal game between two AFC powerhouses compared to a free festival of holiday music, fun and activities? And how can the star power of Patrick Mahomes, Tyreek Hill, Tom Brady and Julian Edelman compare to the star power of Santa, his elves and a giant gingerbread...
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Medfield hockey out to prove

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By Mike Flanagan Hometown Weekly Sports Editor In 2018-2019, it took until February for the Medfield High School boys varsity hockey team to lose a game; they started the year 8-0-4. The Warriors finished the regular season at 11-4-5 to earn the No. 7 seed in Division II South. A pair of shutout wins...
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Youths win flag football Super Bowl

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On Sunday October 27, some of the state’s top youth flag football teams faced off to determine who would be the 2019 Bay State Super Bowl champions. The Seahawks, a group of boys from Westwood, were able to outlast the Rams, a team from Wellesley, 7-6, in overtime in the NFC title game....
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Spotlight learns fire safety

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By Amelia Tarallo Hometown Weekly Staff On Thursday October 3, the Westwood Council on Aging received a visit from some very special guests. The guests had been invited by Community Spotlight, a new group in Westwood formed to help understand the community and what it has to offer residents. Attendees at this Spotlight session -...
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Home of the Week – 28 Thatcher Street

Elegant stone and shingle style colonial set back on plush acreage. This beautifully constructed home offers exquisite finishes and millwork throughout.  Open floor plan with ten foot ceilings. Stunning two-story foyer opens to the dining room with coffered ceilings and wainscoting.  Bright gourmet kitchen with custom white-beaded inset cabinetry, high-end appliances, center island open...

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