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Monthly Archives: January 2016

Medfield Youth Hockey Enjoys Waterville Trip

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More than 50 Medfield families traveled to Waterville Valley, N.H. to participate in the annual Deep Freeze hockey tournament, which took place over the Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday weekend. Medfield sent a total of five teams of boys and girls ranging in age from 6-13. The Medfield teams all fared well against strong competition...
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Medfield Schools Announce Use Of PARCC In Spring 2016

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By Josh Perry Hometown Weekly Staff Last week, Medfield superintendent Dr. Jeffrey Marsden sent a notice to families about a significant change in the testing protocol being used this spring. Marsden said that the district would adopt the PARCC (Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers) test this spring to better prepare for...
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Public Input Sought At Medfield Downtown Summit

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By Josh Perry Hometown Weekly Staff The Economic Development Committee for the Town of Medfield and the Metropolitan Area Planning Council (MAPC) will be holding a public meeting on Tuesday, Feb. 9 at the Medfield Library from 3-8 p.m. The Medfield Downtown Summit is an opportunity for residents to offer ideas, strategies, and actions to “increase...
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21 Finalists Announced For ‘Sing Off’ at Medfield High

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By Josh Perry Hometown Weekly Staff After auditions in front of a panel of judges, 21 Medfield High and Blake Middle School students were chosen as finalists for the second annual Sing Off to be held at Medfield High on Thursday, Feb. 4 at 7 p.m. Sing Off is a take on the popular program, “American...
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Medfield Parks And Recreation Creates App For Phones

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By Josh Perry Hometown Weekly Staff Want to know what programs are available from the Medfield Parks and Recreation Department? Need to register for a program but not sure how? Download the new (and free) Medfield Parks and Recreation app from the App Store and Google Play. The app features continuous updates on programs and registration...
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This Old Town: The Medfield High Building Turns 50

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By Richard DeSorgher Hometown Weekly Correspondent Its official address is 88R (R stands for rear) South Street. Today it is the home to Medfield High but 50 years ago next month it was built as the new Medfield Junior High. It later dropped the Junior High name and became the Medfield Middle School. The then...
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Jessica Cox Inspires Medfield Families At Blake

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By Josh Perry Hometown Weekly Staff Jessica Cox, the world’s first armless pilot, spoke to families last week at Blake Middle School. The following day, Cox, who is also a third degree black belt, made a second appearance at Blake to speak with Medfield students continuing the school’s yearlong theme of inclusion and acceptance. Born without...
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Walpole boys hockey stays unbeaten against Bridgewater-Raynham

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By Douglas McCulloch Hometown Weekly Staff The Walpole High boys hockey team held onto its unbeaten title after tying with Bridgewater-Raynham on January 18 1-1. The game began with Bridgewater-Raynham picking up an early 1-0 lead, and holding onto that lead throughout the rest of the first period. But the Rebels were able to bounce back, as sophomore...
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Wellesley Administration Gives Views On School Debate

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By Robert Rosen Hometown Weekly Staff With one of the largest conversations around Wellesley currently focused around the future of the Hardy, Hunnewell and Upham Schools, the School Committee and Superintendent Dr. David Lussier believe a lot of data was collected over time and that the best option is to ultimately close Hardy, renovate Hunnewell...
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Wellesley Boys Basketball Continuing To Improve

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By Robert Rosen Hometown Weekly Staff On Friday night the Wellesley boys’ basketball team traveled to Natick as part of a girl-boy doubleheader to take on the Red Hawks, dropping the game 54-45 in a game that could’ve gone either way until the last few minutes. “I think the effort is something we want to be...
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Dover-Sherborn Boys Track Off To Program’s Best Start

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By Robert Rosen Hometown Weekly Staff The Dover-Sherborn boys’ track team is off to the best start in the program’s history with three wins up until this point, and coach Maura Bennett is excited at the potential of what her team can continue to accomplish this season. “The TVL’s will be exciting to watch as well...
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Dover-Sherborn Girls Track Picks Up First Ever Win

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By Robert Rosen Hometown Weekly Staff In just the third year of the program, the Dover-Sherborn girls’ indoor track program has been through its share of struggles. But they say the third time is a charm, and in this case that just might’ve meant the third season, as the Raiders not only won a meet for...
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Dover-Sherborn School Honors MLK Day

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By Robert Rosen Hometown Weekly Staff With school closed on Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, the Dover-Sherborn Middle School honored the civil rights pioneer with an all-day celebration on Friday, January 15 by utilizing the theme “be the change you want to see in the world,” a quote made famous by Gandhi. The celebration took a...
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Dover-Sherborn Superintendent Search Postponed

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By Robert Rosen Hometown Weekly Staff When the School Committees of Dover, Sherborn and Dover-Sherborn Regional announced a few weeks ago that they were not going to move forward with either finalist for the Superintendent position, they announced that they would be meeting with search consultant NESDEC in January to discuss the revised timeframes and...
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Dover-Sherborn District Choral Festival A Hit For Audiences

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By Robert Rosen Hometown Weekly Staff On Wednesday, January 13, parents and family members of Dover-Sherborn students filled Mudge Auditorium to watch the Dover-Sherborn District Choral Festival, a very special annual event that brings together the choruses from all four schools in the district. This event gives the elementary school students at Pine Hill and Chickering...
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Wellesley Girls Basketball Improves To 10-0

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By Robert Rosen Hometown Weekly Staff Wellesley girls’ basketball team is off to a 10-0 start and has qualified for the state tournament after beating a tough Natick team on Friday night on the road, 42-34. “Of course [the Natick game] was in doubt,” coach Glen Magpiong said after the game. “That’s a good team. They...
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Wellesley METCO Director Leads Conversation On Diversity

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By Rama K. Ramaswamy This January has been dubbed, “the diversity month” by many Wellesley residents. Last week Kalise Wornum, K-12 METCO Director, and facilitators Anne D. Hall and Delissa Prideaux, also Wellesley High PTSO Co-Presidents, conducted a workshop on, “Difficult conversations: talking about race and racism with children and colleagues.” This workshop was open...
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Wellesley Celebrates MLK Day With Breakfast

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By Via Perkins Hometown Weekly Correspondent World of Wellesley orchestrated a poignant and stirring presentation on January 18 to celebrate Martin Luther King, Jr. Day. Faculty, students, and community members gathered in Wellesley College’s Alumnae Hall for the 8:30 a.m. event, complete with singers, dancers, speeches and an activity. 2016 marked the 16th annual Martin Luther...
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Union Station In Walpole Nominated To Historical Register

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BY DOUGLAS MCCULLOCH (@doug_mcculloch) Walpole’s Union Station has been nominated by the Massachusetts Historical Commission to be listed on the National Register of Historic Places. In a press release issued by Secretary of the Commonwealth William Francis Galvin, he called the building a unique example of transit history. “Inclusion of Walpole’s Union Station in the National...
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Sherborn teens to become Eagle Scouts

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Boy Scouts of America, Troop 1, Sherborn, invites friends and neighbors from Sherborn to attend an Eagle Court of Honor for Jeffrey Carl Kennan and James Alyanakian Whitaker. Both of these young men have recently completed all the requirements for the rank of Eagle Scout and will receive the award at the Eagle Court...
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