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Needham High School students run marathon

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Six Needham High School students ran the Providence Marathon last Sunday as part of Dreamfar, a Massachusetts nonprofit that offers marathon training for high school students. Joyce Anglo, Roisin Chatterton, Elsa Konieczynski, Lindsay McKeown, Allie Partridge, and Sarah Partridge took to the pavement prepared, following a 30-week training program. Injured but with them...
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Needham Rotary in Arbor Day partnership

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The Rotary Club of Needham partnered with Fourth Grade Foresters in celebration of Arbor Day, giving each fourth grade student in the Needham a Norway Spruce sapling to plant. A total of 547 trees were given out. Together these trees make up a unique forest - a forest planted by Needham fourth graders....
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Railroad repairs Secondary rail line in Dover-Sherborn

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by Stephen Press Hometown Weekly Staff After a break for the winter, maintenance and upgrade work continues on MassDOT’s 22-mile Framingham Secondary rail line. The line, which runs through Sherborn, Medfield and Walpole, connects the Worcester and Franklin MBTA lines. Chief among the repairs is the replacement of 21,000 railroad ties, for which the Department of...
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Needham Little League celebrates opening day

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Play ball! The rain held off long enough for Needham Little League’s annual Opening Day on Sunday, May 1. The event was attended by hundreds of people, including the stars of the show: Needham’s Little League baseball and softball players. After the traditional parade from Green’s Field to DeFazio Park, Jim Rice and Wally the...
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Ribbon cut on new rail trail

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By Stephen Press Hometown Weekly Staff The grand opening of Needham’s Bay Colony Rail Trail (BCRT) went swimmingly on Sunday, May 1. The ribbon-cutting, which occurred on a section of the trail between Charles River Street and Fisher Street, was attended by a large handful of Needham residents and dignitaries who had braved light spitting...
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Needham Host Opening of Solar Array

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A journey that began with the 1998 capping of Needham’s landfill and continued through over a decade worth of studies and town meetings has been completed. The Town of Needham hosted a grand opening ceremony for its 3.5-megawatt solar array sited on the town’s capped landfill on Monday, April 25th. The ceremony was held at...
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Medfield resident lectures at MassArt

On April 15th, Medfield resident and artist Geena Matuson was a guest lecturer at her alma mater, Massachusetts College of Art & Design. Geena spoke to a freshman seminar class held by urbanologist and historian Max Grinnell, sharing the steps she took towards becoming a successful freelancer and showcasing artist. Geena Matuson (MHS class of 2009)...
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