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Drought has returned to Massachusetts after almost six months of sufficient hydration.Spurred by summer-like temperatures in October and consecutive months of abnormal dryness, the U.S. Drought Monitor on Thursday reported that about a third of the state is experiencing a moderate drought.The 31.78 percent of the state that falls into the Monitor's lowest drought classification includes most of Hampden County, the southern half of Worcester County, most of Middlesex and [...]
On Wednesday, Oct. 17, the Norwood Fire Department received notification of a possible fire at 301 Neponset St. The call came in at 3:13 and crews arrived in just under 3 minutes.Captain Dan Harkins spoke with a resident who stated that her apartment was on fire. The resident directed Captain Harkins to the exact location where he witnessed moderate smoke conditions and fire coming out of a air conditioner and far right apartment window. Engine 4 crew members stretched a 2-inch [...]
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It's taken a while this year, but we're finally seeing pops of orange and yellow and red appear on the trees, colorfully confirming autumn in New England has arrived. Now we want your fall foliage photos!If you're planning a leaf-peeping trip up north, a hike in the woods or even just having fun raking the fallen foliage into great big piles and letting the kids jump in the leaves, snap some photos and send them our way. Email fall foliage photos as .jpg attachments to [...]
1. Come join the Recreation Staff for a fun night of celebration. Participants are encouraged to wear costumes to the event. There will be music, crafts, face painting, and more. This event is only $5 for residents, and $10 for non-residents. Event is taking place Friday, Oct. 20, 6-7:30 p.m. in the Civic Center Gymnasium. 2. The Norwood Farmers Market is held every Tuesday on the Town Common from 1-6 p.m. 3. Savaria Dance Studio [...]
Last week the Boy Scouts announced that the organization will allow girls to join its Cub Scouts program and will develop a program for older girls to enable them to reach its highest rank of Eagle Scout.In response, Girl Scouts of Eastern Massachusetts Chief Executive Officer Patricia A. Parcellin released a statement."In the wake of this news, our commitment to girls is unwavering. We stand firm in ensuring girls have the resources, [...]
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Below is an excerpt from the Norwood Police Logs from Oct. 9-15. All suspects arrested are presumed innocent until proven guilty. Mon., Oct. 910:04 a.m. a vehicle was towed from the scene of an accident at the intersection of Dean Street and Windsor Road.1:09 p.m. vandalism to the lawn at the Prescott School was reported.8:51 pm. a resident of Jefferson Drive [...]
At this fall’s Special Town Meeting, residents will have the chance to vote whether or not to purchase the land on which the Forbes Hill project was slated to go on.But it’s possible that in making this buy that other projects will need to be placed on the back burner. This was one of the issues raised at Tuesday’s meeting, when the board reviewed the articles for the upcoming Town Meeting. Selectman Helen Donohue was opposed to the [...]
BOSTON — Just half of Massachusetts students in grades three through eight met or exceeded expectations on the new "next generation MCAS test" in math and English — the first time the test has been administered.Massachusetts education officials released the spring 2017 test results on Wednesday.Educators were quick to caution against making direct comparisons between a student's performance on the new test and the original, nearly 20-year-old, MCAS. [...]
The Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE) released the 2017 MCAS scores on Wednesday, Oct. 18.Students in the third to eighth grades took what is being referred to as the "Next-Generation MCAS." The updated version of the MCAS was given for the first time in the spring to elementary and middle school students in the English/language arts and mathematics categories. High school students are [...]
The Department of Elementary and Secondary Education will release the 2017 scores on Wednesday. Before you find out how students in your community did on the statewide assessment exam, find out how well you would do if you had to take the 10-grade test.Each year, DESE releases some of the questions that appeared on the MCAS. Here are 12 of the multiple choice questions from the Grade 10 English/Language Arts and Grade 10 Math exams. Would you pass the test?[gh:script [...]
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Following a lengthy discussion regarding a proposed move for the Willett Early Childhood Education Center, a motion to complete it by March 1 was approved.The motion passed by a vote of 3-2. The matter was first raised at a previous meeting, where a proposal had been made to move the school to the Savage Educational Center. First opened in 2004, the Willett School was originally made for 280 students, but now has to contend with roughly 400. This means [...]
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To sign up for any or all of these programs or events, call 781-769-0200, ext. 110, email, or stop by the library Reference or information Desk. Genealogist sessionsVolunteer genealogist and Norwood resident Joe Petrie is once again offering personalized, two-hour-long sessions at the Morrill Memorial Library during the month of October to those interested in researching their ancestry.Hitchcock [...]
During Breast Cancer Awareness Month, the American Red Cross encourages eligible donors to give blood to support cancer patients and others.Mary Alice Donofrio gave blood for the first time in memory of her mother who received several blood transfusions while being treated for breast cancer. "I had no idea what to expect, but the experience was very easy and quite rewarding. Ever since then, I try and give blood as often as I can, and every time it gives me a good feeling in my [...]
Norfolk County Sheriff Michael G. Bellotti has teamed up with his fellow sheriffs and Teamsters Local 25 to collect hurricane relief supplies and deliver them to ravaged areas of Florida and Puerto Rico."Staff members here and members of the public have donated generously to help people who were hurt by the powerful storms," Sheriff Bellotti said. "Members of Teamsters Local 25 have been heroic with their efforts as well, especially in driving the goods to [...]
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