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Monthly Archives: January 2021

DS maintains lead to defeat Dedham

Erica Hills rises for a three over an outstretched defender's hand.

By James Kinneen
Hometown Weekly Reporter

In a game that was close for a couple minutes in the second and third quarters, but somehow never a blowout nor particularly...

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McGowan’s 31 leads Wolverines past Hopkinton

Despite the attempts to slow him down, James McGowan finished the game with 31 points.

By James Kinneen
Hometown Weekly Reporter

In 2008, Steph Curry was held scoreless while playing for Davidson in a game against Loyola Maryland. Davidson won the game by thirty points,...

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Rockets’ defense too tough for Walpole

Six-foot social distancing rules be damned; the Needham defense didn’t give Walpole's players any room to breathe.

By James Kinneen
Hometown Weekly Reporter

If the idea of eliminating the opening tipoff and baseline inbounds plays, or not having offensive rebounders on the line during free...

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Library hosts Cuban political poster display

Lewis noted that he appreciated both the photography based and illustrated posters, believing there to be a place for both.

By James Kinneen
Hometown Weekly Reporter

While these days your Facebook feed is likely filled with political memes, doctored photos, and stories that may...

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Wrestlers fundraise ahead of uncertain season

The Walpole wrestling team grappled with some large but outdated electronics as part of the fundraiser to raise money for the team.

By James Kinneen
Hometown Weekly Reporter

Walpole wrestling coach Steve Hile noted that with the season hopefully launching in April, he’d like to...

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Marie Thomas

Marie Welton Thomas, of Medfield MA, went to be with the Lord on January 4, 2021, at the age of 88. Born in Poughkeepsie NY, she was the daughter of the late Robert E. and Johanna (Haverkamp) Welton. Devoted mother of Mark Thomas and his wife Rebecca of Niskayuna NY, Karen Johnson and...

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Hindu community aids in COVID relief

By Rama K. Ramaswamy

While 2020 is officially hindsight, the effects of its extreme precariousness are not. The country suffered through racial strife, mismanaging of the pandemic, raging giga-fires, economic insecurity and uncertainty about our fate and social disorder. 

Food insecurity is as ongoing as the pandemic,...

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WOW announces annual MLK program

By Rama K. Ramaswamy

Martin Luther King Jr. was an American, Christian minister and activist who became the most visible spokesperson and leader in the civil rights movement from 1955-1968. While he worked for equal rights for all, his leadership contributed to the overall success of the civil rights movement...

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Westwood resident takes on COVID-19

By Amelia Tarallo
Hometown Weekly Staff

Bob DiCicco, a Westwood resident, knows the danger of COVID-19  and the damage it can inflict personally.

At the start of 2020, Bob was going about his life as usual. As a singer and actor, he has a creative mind...

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Patel Brothers toy drive brings joy

The Patel brothers pose in front of the large number of toy donations they collected.

By James Kinneen
Hometown Weekly Reporter

In 2020, kids saw their favorite events cancelled, their contact with friends severely limited, and their big family gatherings moved from in-person to...

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Sports notes: winter season gets rolling

By Mike Flanagan
Hometown Weekly Sports Editor

The 2020-2021 winter athletic season finally got underway for Needham High School this past week. The Rockets played a series of home-and-home contests on the ice and on the hardwood against Weymouth.

• Varsity girls basketball earned a 40-28 victory...

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Sherborn’s Niit hopeful at Colby

Pictured during his junior season at DS, Erik Niit (23) will look to make an impact as a freshman this upcoming spring for Colby men's lacrosse. Photos by Mike Flanagan.

By Mike Flanagan
Hometown Weekly Sports Editor

Erik Niit last suited up for Dover-Sherborn Regional...

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Sports notes: hockey, basketball get rolling

By Mike Flanagan
Hometown Weekly Sports Editor

The 2020-2021 high school winter athletic season finally began this past week. The Walpole boys and girls varsity hockey teams, as well as the boys and girls varsity basketball teams, all got their seasons underway, with three of the four teams picking up victories....

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Wolverines blank Medfield in opener

Senior forward and captain Colin Fahey (7) moves the puck through center on a rush up the ice. Photo by Mike Flanagan.

By Mike Flanagan
Hometown Weekly Sports Editor

Throughout the last year, the world has seen in incredible amount of change due to the...

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Sherbornite details COVID scare, COA help

By Amelia Tarallo
Hometown Weekly Staff

Every person has lost something as a result of the ongoing pandemic. Some have lost family members. Others have lost jobs and opportunities. Students have lost the ability to hang out with classmates. For everyone, this pandemic has meant giving up something we love. Betty...

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Rep. Garlick on climate policy

Dear Friends and Neighbors,

I write to provide you with an important update Massachusetts’ effort to combat climate change. As your State Representative, I voted today in the affirmative on the conference committee report, An Act creating a next-generation roadmap for Massachusetts climate policy, which will create meaningful change by...

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My time dealing with COVID-19

By James Kinneen
Hometown Weekly Reporter

Last week, the number of COVID cases in Massachusetts exploded to around 3,000 a day. Unfortunately, I was one of them. But while my experience with COVID-19 was far from among the most harrowing, interesting or even notable ones in the state, I do think...

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Residents urged to adopt a hydrant

As the snow piles up, residents of Westwood are welcomed to join the Adopt-A-Hydrant program. Residents who join will help keep the over 600 fire hydrants around town clear and accessible for emergency services.

Those who sign up will help their community by clearing snow around their assigned hydrant,...

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Missing Sherborn girl safe and well

Sherborn is breathing a sigh of relief today after a 17-year-old girl has been found safe, less than 24 hours after she was reported missing.

The girl, who was not named by Sherborn Police, had last been seen at home at 12:30 p.m. on Thursday, January 7. She was reported...

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Backyard Files: the fox story

The gray fox's face is flatter, and could perhaps be described as more feline than that of a red fox.

By Stephen Press
Hometown Weekly Editor

The yips grew closer and closer. Two distinct individuals could be discerned, as though they were in conversation. As...

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