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Monthly Archives: January 2019

Hardy School kids sing for seniors

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By James Kinneen Hometown Weekly Reporter [caption id="attachment_30839" align="alignleft" width="300"]Music teacher Thomas Corcoran accompanies the students on the piano Music teacher Thomas Corcoran accompanies the students on the piano[/caption] You go to a Journey concert for “Don’t Stop Believing,” you go to a Bon Jovi concert for “Livin...
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The bizarre tale of the Morro Castle

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By Bill Lombardi Hometown Weekly Correspondent William Wesley Tripp lived at 85 Pleasant Street in Boston with his mother, Jeannie. He attended Boston English, where he graduated with honors. He was accepted into Massachusetts Institute of Technology. As an 18 year-old sophomore, he sailed aboard the Morro Castle as a cadet engineer and was...
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Author Pallotta visits Hardy School

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By Alex Oliveira Hometown Weekly Reporter [caption id="attachment_30854" align="alignright" width="300"]Looking on at ‘Killer Whale vs. Great White Shark.’ Looking on at ‘Killer Whale vs. Great White Shark.’[/caption] First graders at Wellesley’s Hardy School were treated on Tuesday morning to a visit from author Jerry Pallotta. Pallotta is...
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Dorion, Rockets, outlast McDonough, Rebels

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By Michael Flanagan Hometown Weekly Sports Editor [caption id="attachment_30823" align="alignright" width="300"]Senior center Matt Smith (23) celebrates with teammates following a fourth quarter dunk. Senior center Matt Smith (23) celebrates with teammates following a fourth quarter dunk.[/caption] The Needham and Walpole High School varsity boys basketball teams met for...
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DA hosts Rockets at leadership conference

Needham High sent a strong student team to Norfolk District Attorney Michael W. Morrissey’s 2018 Peer Leadership Conference at Gillette Stadium – the first in a season of events designed for students supporting healthy decisions in their school communities. “Having a core of motivated peer leaders is an important part of keeping high school cultures healthy...
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Needham gets redemption against Walpole

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By James Kinneen Hometown Weekly Reporter This summer, Drake’s “In My Feelings Challenge” was so inescapable, both online and in real life, that within months, the entire country was annoyed at the song’s recurring line: “Kiki, do you love me?” On Tuesday night, the Walpole girls basketball team quickly became annoyed at the inescapable, recurring line...
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Brown leads Herons to unprecedented start

Medfielder Lindsay Brown is helping drive the William Smith College Herons to their best start, ever. William Smith College ice hockey is off to its best start in program history. The Herons are 10-0-0 overall and 8-0-0 in United Collegiate Hockey Conference play. They enter the winter break on top of the conference standings. William Smith...
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DA hosts Warriors at leadership conference

Medfield High sent a strong student team to Norfolk District Attorney Michael W. Morrissey’s 2018 Peer Leadership Conference at Gillette Stadium – the first in a season of events designed for students supporting healthy decisions in their school communities. “Having a core of motivated peer leaders is an important part of keeping high school cultures healthy...
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Medfield’s Helping Hearts visit seniors

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By James Kinneen Hometown Weekly Reporter No matter how many Christmas seasons you’ve lived through, nobody knows the second verse of “Deck the Halls.” Such was the issue on Wednesday afternoon, when a brief technological issue nearly derailed the Christmas sing-along at the Center in Medfield hosted by the Medfield Helping Hearts, a nine-member and...
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Raiders dominate Mohawks, move to 3-1

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By Michael Flanagan Hometown Weekly Sports Editor [caption id="attachment_30779" align="alignright" width="300"]Senior captain and guard John Muckstadt (5) moves the ball up the floor midway through the first quarter. Senior captain and guard John Muckstadt (5) moves the ball up the floor midway through the first quarter.[/caption] The phrase...
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Talent on display at winter concert

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By Audrey Anderson Hometown Weekly Correspondent The music department held its Middle School and High School Winter Band Concert on December 19 in the Mudge Auditorium at Dover-Sherborn High School. The full house enjoyed a concert that featured promising young musicians and a broad variety of entertaining musical selections. A jovial and welcoming master of...
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Rocky Narrows a sight in the winter

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By Alex Oliveira Hometown Weekly Reporter If you go far enough out, there’s a point where time starts to turn backwards. The suburbs and their strips give way to thickening woods and wetlands, and the houses that line the road appear to have been plucked immaculately from a bygone New England. When the houses...
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William “Bill” Hanson Mann

Retired Medfield Police Chief William “Bill” Hanson Mann, 91, of Medfield Massachusetts passed away unexpectedly on December 5th, 2018 in Framingham after a brief hospital stay. Born in Framingham MA, he lived in Millis until he moved to Medfield at age 6 where he lived his entire life, making him an official Townie. He left school...
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