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To Our Readers!

Happy Easter. On this day, I wish all of our readers well. I hope you have a joyous day with your loved ones! It is remarkable to me that Christianity’s sacred stories have been foundational for so many, including myself, these past 2000 years. These stories, and the teachings of Jesus of Nazareth have motivated many of our great leaders…inspired ...

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One Hundred Years of Blue

Happy 100th Anniversary to our very own West Bridgewater Police Department! A celebration was held last Sunday. They opened the station doors to the public and held a ceremony recognizing the police department’s former chiefs and dignitaries. Plus they served light refreshments and gave tours, not to mention some giveaways for the little ones. Congratulations on a full century of ...

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Running for a Cause

“My father is a retired Randolph Firefigher, as are my Uncle and two of my Great Uncles. My Great Grandfather was a Boston Firefighter, as were two of my Great Great Grandfathers. I think firefighters are some of the most heroic people in the world, and I’m honored to be raising money for a cause that supports them.” That’s Meghan ...

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Halifax Elementary’s Super Fun Fun Run

Halifax Elementary School held their big Fun Run last Wednesday. It was a huge success–and there was no shortage of fun either! The fundraiser will pay for major upgrades to the school playground. The money came from residents, friends, families, and local businesses. All in all, about $29K was raised, almost $10K over the original goal. In the weeks and ...

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Contest with Bridgewater Farm Supply and Pinches & Pounds

The buzz around is sponsoring a contest with Bridgewater Farm Supply and Pinches & Pounds. These locally owned companies would love for you to stop by and enter. We hope to see you after all of this snow!

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Read Across America

Books, Books, Books! LB Merrill Elementary School celebrated Read Across America week from February 26th to March 2nd. Students (and teachers!) renewed their love of reading with fun events and activities. Our school also welcomed legendary Raynham kindergarten teacher Sandy Leahy for a reading of And To Think That I Saw It On Mulberry Street. The pages keep on turnin’! ...

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The Church in the Woods

Bridgewater resident Rob Basler dedicates roughly four hours, sometimes more, every Saturday to a little known volunteer operation called the Church in the Woods. Church in the Woods came to Massachusetts with Pastor Leigh Fuller, who managed similar programs in Plymouth, North Carolina, and even before that in Australia. Four years ago Leigh established Church in the Woods in Brockton, ...

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1900’s Blacksmith in Bridgewater

Prior to 1900, Bridgewater had thousands of horses that pulled farm implements and wagons of all types. Every neighborhood had a blacksmith shop ranging from a small forge in a barn to more elaborate shops like this one on Broad Street across from Friendly’s. This one had a ramp to the second floor for wagon repairs. Blacksmiths were also your neighborhood ...

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Secret Do-Gooder?

Our park received a new trash receptacle this week. Whitman Pride, the town’s community Facebook group, was credited for the donation, but the Administrator has claimed it didn’t come from them. It seems we have a mystery do-gooder in our midst! On behalf of the town: a big Thank You to the person helping to keep our park clean! Story ...

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