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Madison Morano receives prestigious Excellence Award

Husson University has announced that Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) graduate and Walpole native Madison Morano, a Second Lieutenant in the U.S. Army, received the prestigious Colonel Tanya Wahlberg Nurse Cadet Excellence Award. Named in honor of a former second brigade professor of military science, the award is presented each year to...

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WHS to start 50 minutes later

Alarm clocks for students at Westwood High School will go off later next year, now that the school committee unanimously voted to move the start time ahead 50 minutes from 7:25 a.m. to 8:15 a.m. The change will go into effect for the 2023/2024 school year.

“I’m thrilled by the...

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Walpole breaks new middle school ground

By Cameron Small
Hometown Weekly Correspondent

After an odyssey to get underway, the soon-to-be Walpole Middle School broke ground last Tuesday, November 15. The meetings, permit acquisition, funding, and decision processes are over as construction has officially begun. Current Bird Middle School Principal Edward Connor says the plan is for the...

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Seniors Drum Alive at COA

By Cameron Small
Hometown Weekly Correspondent

People love music and rhythm. We listen to music while we work, clean, cook, shop, exercise. We hum to ourselves or tap our fingers while we sit in traffic. We change the radio station in our car when we get a commercial so we can...

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Medfield celebrates Veterans Day

By Cameron Small
Hometown Weekly Correspondent

Veterans Day is more than just a day off from school — it’s a day to honor and celebrate the veterans who have served and sacrificed for us so that we may live safely and freely. 

Different communities honor their veterans in...

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Sherborn celebrates Veterans Day

By Cameron Small
Hometown Weekly Correspondent

After a COVID-mandated two-year hiatus from in-person celebration, the Sherborn community celebrated Veterans Day last Friday. 

The programming was well attended, as there was standing room only in the hallway of the second floor of Sherborn Town Hall.

After...

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The 22nd annual Camy/David 5K road race 

By Cameron Small
Hometown Weekly Correspondent

The Camy 5K Run and David 5K Walk were held in Walpole last Saturday, November 12, for the twenty-second consecutive year.

Not even a morning drizzle could stop the registered walkers and runners from the course. The light drizzle during registration had...

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Raiders defeat Hawks, move on

By Jeff Kiesling
Community Contributor

When it rains, it pours. 

The Dover-Sherborn High School Raiders varsity football team defeated the Hudson High School Hawks by the score of 20-7 in the second round of the MIAA Division 5 playoffs last Friday night at the Morgan Bowl in Hudson,...

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Pie’s the limit at Powisset Farm

By Cameron Small
Hometown Weekly Correspondent

On Thursday evening, November 3, Powisset Farm held its most recent adult cooking class, during which attendees made two different pies: a pear slab pie (similar in idea to a sheet cake in its ability to feed many) and a peanut pie that had a...

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Walpole ‘87 alumnus speaks at library

By Cameron Small
Hometown Weekly Correspondent

Last Thursday evening, November 10, the Friends of the Walpole Library hosted Walpole High School alum Maureen Stanton to talk about her latest book. Stanton, a member of the WHS class of 1978, spoke about her 2019 memoir, “Body Leaping Backward: Memoir of a Delinquent...

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Vietnam Veterans Memorial, Past and Present

By Tom Keating
Hometown Weekly Contributor

My Vietnam War was a mix of crushing heat and tremendous rain, long days working, and rocket and sapper attacks at our base. I worked as an administrative clerk for the 47th Military History Detachment, and later for the general staff at USARV HQ in...

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Westwood bakes bread at library

By Cameron Small
Hometown Weekly Correspondent

The Westwood Library, with the support of the Friends of the Library, recently partnered with Forge Baking Company of Somerville to bring sourdough bread to the Westwood community last Wednesday, November 2. The class was taught by Forge Baking Co-Head Baker Jojo Emerson. Emerson is...

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Powisset Farm: a brief history

By Elisha Lee
Hometown Weekly Contributor

One of the most visible reminders of Dover’s rich agricultural heritage is Powisset Farm. Situated on Powisset Street, the land is said to have been used by Dedham residents to pasture cattle as early as the 1660s, and has been farmed continuously for more than...

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Curtains up on the 99th season

By Cameron Small
Hometown Weekly Correspondent

It is curtains up for the Walpole Footlighters even as the curtain falls on the first show of their 99th season. "The Humans", a play written by Stephen Karam and directed by Cammerron Baits, had its final performance this past Sunday at the Walpole Footlighters...

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D-S advances in playoffs, remains unbeaten

By Jeff Kiesling
Community Contributor

The Dover-Sherborn High School Raiders varsity football squad won a hard-fought game against the Watertown High School Raiders before a large home-crowd at Nora Searle Field last Friday night by the score of 28-14 in the first round of the MIAA Division 5 playoffs. D-S relied...

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Medfield celebrates first female Eagle Scout

Troop 10 Medfield member Madeline Rothstein recently became the first female Eagle Scout in Medfield. 

When Scouts BSA became co-ed back in February of 2019, Madeline was a founding member of Troop 10 Girls. The boy and girl troops operate as separate units, but benefit from combining for many activities....

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Return of the (chowder) king

By Cameron Small
Hometown Weekly Correspondent

After a two-year hiatus due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Medfield Lions Club was able to hold their annual Chowderfest this past Saturday from 11 a.m. until 2 p.m. at The Center at Medfield. Usually all proceeds go to benefit the Friends of Seniors, Inc...

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Author Kamali speaks at Needham Library

By Cameron Small
Hometown Weekly Correspondent

This past Sunday, the Needham Free Public Library, in partnership with the Friends of the Needham Library, hosted award-nominated author Marjan Kamali. Kamali spoke about her writing journey, provided writing tips, read a passage from her latest novel, and held a Q&A session prior to...

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Walpole High nurse has celebrity status

By Cameron Small
Hometown Weekly Correspondent

Those who make the choice to work in such an environment are not doing it for fame, or high salaries — they do it because they love their students and helping people.

A living example of this would be Rachel Jackson, a...

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Westwood local makes it big on small screen

By Cameron Small

Hometown Weekly Correspondent

As the leaves change colors and fall to their deaths on sidewalks; as the nights get colder, prompting additional blankets on the bed; as shorts and t-shirts get packed away in favor of hoodies, sweatpants, and sweaters –- fall and Halloween...

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