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Needham designated a Green Community

State officials this week named Needham a “Green Community,” a recognition of the hard work and effort the town has exhibited in meeting the Green Communities Designation and Grant Program’s five criteria. “Meeting these criteria is proof of Needham’s position as an energy leader in Massachusetts, poised to reduce its energy costs, improve the local environment...
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Broadmeadow kids slice, dice and donate

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By James Kinneen Hometown Weekly Reporter While getting kids to eat vegetables may be difficult, apparently (when it’s for a good cause, at least) getting kids to cut them is not. That was the case on Saturday morning, when kids and parents from Broadmeadow School gathered for Pare and Share, a vegetable-cutting event sponsored...
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Community cleans up Haslam Pond

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By Amelia Tarallo Hometown Weekly Staff [caption id="attachment_33306" align="alignright" width="300"]Two volunteers help one another to carefully remove a branch strangled by bittersweet. Two volunteers help one another to carefully remove a branch strangled by bittersweet.[/caption] “It’s like a Gordian knot,” observed one of the volunteers who came...
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First Parish wins Cool Congregations Challenge

First Parish Unitarian Universalist (FPUU) of Medfield was recently announced as one of five winners in a national competition sponsored by Interfaith Power and Light (IPL). The Cool Congregations Challenge is a united effort by religious congregations across the country to address global warming by reducing their carbon footprint and serve as models of sustainability...
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Medfield looks to ban plastic bags

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By James Kinneen Hometown Weekly Reporter Statewide, 93 towns and cities have banned single-use plastic bags. On Sunday afternoon at the Medfield Library, the Medfield Plastic Bag Reduction Initiative discussed the various ways they hope to make Medfield the 94th. The Initiative is technically not a non-profit because they seek to sway legislation, which a...
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Plastic Bag Reduction Initiative holds forum

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By Robby McKittrick Hometown Weekly Reporter On Thursday, November 15, the Medfield Plastic Bag Reduction Initiative hosted a public forum at the Medfield Public Safety Building to explain why it is important for the town to eliminate the use of plastic bags. This was the first of two forums for the week, and the overall...
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