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Monthly Archives: April 2020

Needham’s Kocho named All-Conference

Needham native and Montrose center/forward Sophie Kocho (20) was named All-NEPSAC after helping lead the Mavericks to back-to-back IGC Division I championships this season and leading the team in rebounds. Photo by Montrose Athletics.

By Mike Flanagan
Hometown Weekly Sports Editor

The Montrose varsity basketball team...

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Walpole’s Gianino, Cronin named IGC All-Stars

Pictured cutting the ball to the basket, Montrose senior guard and Walpole native Devyn Gianino (4) took home All-Conference honors for her efforts on the hardwood this past season.

By Mike Flanagan
Hometown Weekly Sports Editor

The Montrose varsity basketball team put together a strong campaign...

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Hebrew SeniorLife recognizes Alexander Lo

Harvard Medical School affiliate Hebrew SeniorLife (HSL), a nonprofit organization committed to improving the lives of older adults, today recognized Westwood resident Alexander Lo during National Volunteer Week for their contributions to HSL during the current COVID-19 emergency. National Volunteer Week runs April 19 -25, 2020.

“The operations of all...

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Schools discuss redistricting, building options

The Westwood School Committee will hold a virtual public meeting at 7 p.m. on Thursday, April 30, to present and discuss options for a future school construction project. Attendees will be shown the results of Cropper GIS' consolidation report, and will be allowed to ask questions and provide feedback.


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Update provided on Dale School Project

Superintendent Jeffrey Marsden and School Building Committee Chair Mike Quinlan have provided on the Feasibility Study process of the Dale Street School Building Project.

The District submitted its Preliminary Design Program (PDP) to the Massachusetts School Building Authority (MSBA) on March 27. Approval of the PDP by the MSBA marks...

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Needham Open Studios postponed

Unfortunately, due to the current circumstances related to COVID-19, Needham Open Studios will not be able to be held as planned in May. Artists are disappointed that they cannot welcome the community into their homes and studios at this time, but have rescheduled Needham Open Studios to Saturday, October 24 and Sunday, October...

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Solarize Mass Plus Needham program extended

The Town of Needham has announced that the Solarize Mass Plus Needham program will be extended to the end of May. The program is a cooperative effort between the state, the Town of Needham, and local volunteers spreading the word on the environmental and economic benefits of having a Solar PV system on...

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BOH approves facial covering emergency order

Starting Friday, May 1, individuals will be required to wear face coverings in local businesses, work sites, government buildings, and common areas of residential and commercial buildings. This includes a fabric mask, scarf, or bandanna that covers both nose and mouth.

Needham has 217 confirmed cases of coronavirus and 33...

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Medfield girls basketball staying active through TikTok

Annie (left) and Maggie (right) McCarthy showcased their basketball skills and dance moves on TikTok this past week in an attempt to stay active during quarantine.

With the stay-at-home order still in effect due to COVID-19, local athletes have been forced to think outside the box on...

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Selectboard approves tax due date

As of April 28th, the Selectboard of Walpole has approved extending the due date for 4th Quarter Real Estate and Property Taxes as well waiving of interest and other penalties for late payment. The new date is June 1, 2020.
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St. Dunstan’s announces ‘Zooming deeper’ series

St. Dunstan's Episcopal Church is inviting members of the public to participate in a weekly series of five online "Zooming deeper" discussions on Thursday evenings from 7:00-8:00, focusing on the rich literary tradition of Christian poetry.

Almost all of the greatest poets in English literature have contributed at least occasional...

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Newton-Wellesley establishes NWH COVID-19 Fund

In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, Newton-Wellesley Hospital has established the NWH COVID-19 Fund, which will support the hospital’s ongoing efforts to ensure the health and safety of the community during this challenging time. All gifts to this fund will be directed toward care for those affected by COVID-19; measures to contain its...

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Dover Selectmen alter deadlines during pandemic

The Dover Board of Selectmen voted on April 16 to adopt the following special options to respond to the impact of the current State of Emergency on Dover taxpayers.

Firstly, taxpayers have until June 1 to apply for property tax exemptions and deferrals. This includes the hardship deferral for those...

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Medfield Foundation gives April update

Medfield Foundation has released it's April update. The COVID-19 crisis is having its own effects in Medfield. As of April 23, Medfield has seen 23 confirmed cases of novel coronavirus, with 14 recoveries. Beyond those catching this disease, many friends and neighbors have been impacted through job losses or other hardships.

CRS kids write senior pen pals

During this time of social distancing and isolation, it is more important than ever to find ways to connect with family and friends. Technology – everything from email and texting to Zoom and FaceTime – helps Charles River School students “attend” virtual classes and socialize with friends. To stay connected to their senior...

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STC schedules May 6 webinar

Save the Children (STC), Boston Leadership Council has announced a live webinar on Wednesday, May 6, from 7:00-7:45 p.m., to raise critically needed funds for the U.S. and global response to COVID-19.

The Boston Leadership Council will welcome three experts from Save the Children to lead the discussion: Carolyn Miles,...

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Troop1 Dover announces Eagle Scouts

Boy Scouts of America Troop1 in Dover are having a special celebration - all their high school seniors from the class of 2020 are Eagle Scouts. The newly-minted Eagle Scouts are listed as follows:

Jack Ringel. As part of his Eagle project, Jack led a series of three classes for...

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Goenka sisters announce pandemic initiatives

Wellesley sisters Sanah Goenka (grade 6 at WMS) and Sanya Goenka (sophomore at BB&N) would like the community's help in supporting two initiatives they have undertaken during the COVID-19 crisis.

Firstly, a team of students aims to provide free virtual tutoring services to any student that needs help with their...

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