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Monthly Archives: April 2020

Select Board postpones election, delays town meeting

The Select Board has voted to move the Annual Town Election, originally scheduled for April 14, to May 26, in order to accommodate social distancing guidelines and adhere to the governor’s orders limiting any gathering of more than 10 people.

The Select Board also voted to postpone the Annual Town...

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Take a bow: Medfield’s ‘Into the Woods’

Photos courtesy of Kim Price, Zoe Lewis, Andrea McCoy and Kenneth Manning

The Medfield High School Theatre Society was set to present Sondheim's "Into the Woods" on March 13 - that is, before COVID-19 threw a social distancing wrench in the gears. The community at large - including...

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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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Social distance files: Medfield’s Noon Hill

By Stephen Press
Hometown Weekly Editor

We went from house to wood
For change of solitude.

Hands sanitized, car parked, checklist in hand, and not another human in sight (though plenty of vehicles in the lot), it’s time to get to work.

Today’s goal: scramble to...

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Medfield COA combats coronavirus

By Amelia Tarallo
Hometown Weekly Staff

In recent weeks, all Medfield public buildings have shut their doors to everyone except for essential personnel. This means that Medfield’s often-active Council on Aging (COA) and Center are barren of any senior visitors - not to mention most of the staff and volunteers that...

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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...

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MIAA sports back May 4

By Mike Flanagan
Hometown Weekly Sports Editor

The MIAA has pushed back the potential start of the 2020 spring athletic season to May 4, at the earliest, the organization announced on March 30. Originally scheduled to resume on April 27, the decision to push back the start of the season an...

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USPS worker tests positive for COVID-19

On March 24, the Sherborn Board of Health (BOH) and Sherborn Emergency Management (SEM) received a report that an employee at the Sherborn United States Postal Service (USPS) branch had potentially tested positive for COVID-19. Through further investigation, it was confirmed on March 25 that the employee had tested positive. 

Dover Transfer Station announces coronavirus measures

In an effort to protect the community during the coronavirus outbreak, the Dover Board of Selectmen, in conjunction with the Superintendent of Streets, have closed the following high-touch areas at the Transfer Station until further notice: redeemable bottle/can trailer, the swap shop, textile and book bins, and the furniture shed.