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Morses Pond monster spied in Wellesley

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As reader CH puts it: “We are strange people down on the pond.”   MORE: Halloween activities in Wellesley 

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Wellesley High Coach Magpiong explains crossover from boys to girls hoop

Earlier this week, Wellesley High School announced that Glen Magpiong, the boys’ varsity basketball coach since 2010, would be switching over to coach the girls’ team instead. We caught up with the coach — who is no stranger to coaching girls in basketball — via email to find out why he’s making the move now: Why […]

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It’s a dough-over for Wellesley Dunkin’ Donuts on Rte. 9 West

UPDATE (10/24/14 9pm):  Here’s the latest word on the Dunkin’ Donuts on Rte. 9 West in Wellesley: The Dunkin’ Donuts restaurant at 951 Worcester Rd in Wellesley is currently under construction and if weather permits, construction will be completed within 10-12 weeks. The parking lot will be expanded and separated from the drive thru lane […]

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Film magnet Wellesley readies for a shoot on Friday near High School

Another production company is honing in on Rice Street in Wellesley for a film shoot (sounds like some sort of Christmas-related commercial).  It will take place on Friday, Oct. 24 from 7am-7pm, and is being orchestrated by Redtree Productions, whose directors include Wellesley’s own Mary Mazzio. A scene from a movie called “The Grey Lady” […]

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Wellesley High’s David McCullough writes about a special guy: His Dad

Wellesley High School English teacher David McCullough, Jr., is at it again. Harkening back to sentiments expressed in his You’re Not Special commencement speech and follow-on “You Are Not Special…” book, he writes an opinion piece in the Boston Globe today about his dad, David McCullough, Sr., the noted historian and author who has just finished his 10th […]

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Wellesley High switches Magpiong from boys to girls’ hoop coach

Glenn Magpiong, the Wellesley High School boys basketball coach since 2004, this season will take on a new challenge at the school: He’s been named varsity coach for the girls’ basketball team. Magpiong will not be doing double-duty, however. The school will name a new boys’ coach, but just hasn’t done so yet. Magpiong, who has been […]

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Wellesley gushes over new school drinking fountains

Wellesley High School last year installed a couple of newfangled drinking fountains that let you sip from a stream as usual, or fill up your water bottle via a special spigot. Anecdotally, we’d heard the students weren’t blown away by the advance initially, so I was skeptical when I recently came across a Sustainable Wellesley newsletter item […]

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Preview of Wellesley-Needham Thanksgiving Day football game?

We received the following message regarding Wellesley Youth Football‘s big weekend: “Wellesley Youth Football made history yesterday!  We have all three teams, Grades 5-7 in the Baystate Conference playoffs.  We played Needham and Grade 5 beat Needham 8-0, Grade 6 beat Needham 46-0 (2013 National Champions will be defending their title) and Grade 7- beat […]

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Wellesley Square White Mountain Creamery: We plan to re-open after renovations

White Mountain Creamery in Wellesley Square remains closed, and now there’s a sign on the door saying it’s because of a renovation. As we mentioned last week, an earlier window sign said that the shop was closed due to a family emergency. We did inquire at the store to find out when White Mountain might […]

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The Sanatorium of Horror coming to Wellesley

A classic neighborhood haunted house returns to Wellesley this year at 67 Whittier Rd., where the theme will be “The Sanatorium of Horror.” (Wellesley, by the way, once was home to a real sanitarium.) The Thames family last year didn’t host a haunted house due to some major construction. Previously, they had creeped out the […]

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