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Monthly Archives: February 2021

Raiders rack up victories, accolades

Photos by Mike Flanagan

By Mike Flanagan
Hometown Weekly Sports Editor

Dover-Sherborn Regional High School varsity winter athletics continued this past week as the Raiders were in action against rivals Medway, Holliston and Norwood, as well as various schools across the state in alpine ski....

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Wolverines rolling through winter season

By Mike Flanagan
Hometown Weekly Sports Editor

Westwood High School and Xaverian Brothers varsity winter athletics were back in action this week after several of the Wolverines and Hawks teams paused for a week due to COVID protocols.

  • Westwood girls hockey returned to action on February 6 following...
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Walpole excels on ice, court

By Mike Flanagan
Hometown Weekly Sports Editor

Walpole High School winter athletics continued on this past week as several varsity athletic teams returned to action for the first time in a week and a half following a brief COVID pause.

  • Boys hockey played three games in four...
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Amplifying Under-Represented Voices

I was born and raised in Newton, Massachusetts, and like many young professionals living in the area, I came into the social media age in my late teens. In the early days it seemed that social media was a place to share likes, dislikes, funny photos, and videos. As I have grown older...

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Westwood honors longtime employee Billy Troiano

Town employees lined the streets to pay respect to Troiano.

By James Kinneen
Hometown Weekly Reporter

Last week, the Westwood community lost a cherished member known for his dedicated service to the Westwood Department of Public Works, where he was employed for twenty-five years. Billy...

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Storm brings differing snow totals

Medfield's Austin Verge and Garrison Schilling serve a customer after they get their generator going.

By James Kinneen
Hometown Weekly Reporter

Last week’s snowstorm (the earlier one, which is depressing to write) was believed to be unique in that just a few miles could...

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Bird Park hosts MLK Walk

By Amelia Tarallo
Hometown Weekly Staff

In the last year, Bird Park in Walpole has hosted a variety of different history walks. Each of these shows the local connections to historical events and people. As a history lover, these walks bring me a ridiculous amount of joy. Past walks have included...

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Crowds embrace Rail Trail despite cold

Despite incredibly cold temperatures, the trail was crowded with walkers and bicycle riders.

By James Kinneen
Hometown Weekly Reporter

Who would be insane enough to walk the Needham Rail Trail on the coldest day of the year? Apparently, a lot of people - when I...

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DTL reopens after COVID-19 case

By Amelia Tarallo
Hometown Weekly Staff

Just a few weeks ago, the Dover Town Library (DTL) closed down for two weeks following a positive COVID-19 case among staff. A coronavirus case is enough to derail almost everything these days, but it didn’t stop staff from continuing to offer great service. 

The Tapples release their new album

The Tapples pose for a group photo ahead of the release of their second album, “Where You’ve Been.”

By James Kinneen
Hometown Weekly Reporter

The state that produced bands like Aerosmith, New Edition, Boston, New Kids on the Block and The Cars hasn’t had a...

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Walpole boys hockey blanks Wellesley

Senior captain and goaltender Jack Curran (pictured) gets set for a defensive zone face-off. Photo by Mike Flanagan.

By Mike Flanagan
Hometown Weekly Sports Editor

Coming off a 1-0 victory at Wellesley on Wednesday night, the Walpole High School boys varsity ice hockey team returned...

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Tim Carey, Coach of the Year

By Mike Flanagan
Hometown Weekly Sports Editor

Needham native Tim Carey was recently honored as the Girls Lacrosse National Coach of the Year by the National Federation of State High School Associations.

Carey, a graduate of Needham High School in 1985 and a former varsity lacrosse...

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Cold brings pond hockey to Medfield

With organized high school athletics on pause for the week in Medfield, locals found their way to Kingsbury Pond to skate and play pick-up games of hockey this past week. Photo by Mike Flanagan.

By Mike Flanagan
Hometown Weekly Sports Editor

During times like these,...

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Wolverines, Hawks continue COVID winter season

By Mike Flanagan
Hometown Weekly Sports Editor

Westwood and Xaverian Brothers High School varsity winter athletics continued on this past week as the Wolverines were in action against rivals Norwood and Medway, while the Hawks battled BC High and Malden Catholic.

  • Westwood boys basketball stayed unbeaten and improved...
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Raiders excel on ice, court, pool

By Mike Flanagan
Hometown Weekly Sports Editor

Dover-Sherborn Regional High School varsity winter athletics was back in action this week as the Raiders faced rivals Medfield, Norton, Bellingham and Norwood.

  • Boys varsity hockey went 2-0-1 this week in their three games against Norton and Bellingham (twice) to...
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In favor of Indigenous Peoples Day

As parents, one of our fundamental responsibilities is to help our children develop a sense of morality and to model the ideas and behaviors we value. All parents want to instill morals and principles that will last lifetimes and shape how our children interact with the world. While we do our best to...

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College courses available for curious students

Charles and Nancy Donahue of Westwood have generously donated 132 college courses on DVD - each containing 24 half-hour lectures - to the Westwood Library. Particularly during this time of pandemic and social distance, the Donahues feel the courses would be of great benefit to local students and their families.

Wolverine comeback falls short in Norwood

By James Kinneen
Hometown Weekly Reporter

At the end of the second half against the Norwood Mustangs, the Westwood Wolverines’ boys basketball team trailed by sixteen points, 32-16. With 1:22 left in the game, they trailed by only four points, 58-54. But despite this run, spurred in large part by James...

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Medfield swimmers flourish despite COVID hurdles

By James Kinneen
Hometown Weekly Reporter

Medfield basketball looks pretty much the same, but the players wear masks and there’s no opening tipoff. Warrior soccer had no throw ins, but still pretty much looked like soccer. But because of COVID-19, Medfield High swimming has been radically altered, with teams “facing off”...

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