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School construction needs cast long shadow over town budget plans

Call it the elephant in the room, a 900-pound gorilla or the Sword of Damocles. Whatever your dread metaphor of choice, the specter of $300-400 million in school construction obligations […]

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Pervasive vacancies leave schools with $3 million surplus

The Needham Public Schools expect to end fiscal year 2023 with a budget surplus of slightly more than $3 million. Superintendent of Schools Dan Gutekanst delivered this news at Tuesday […]

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Exchange Club’s Fourth bigger than ever

The annual Needham Fourth of July fireworks show will be a little bit bigger and grander than usual this year, clocking in at roughly 25 minutes.  “In the past they’ve […]

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Needham celebrates Pride

“You are supported. You are loved. You are amazing. Don’t let anyone tell you any different.” That message was shared by Tracy McKay, a Needham mother of two transgender young […]

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Learning to live with bears

After enjoying two days of Needham hospitality, two itinerant juvenile black bears have moved on to neighboring communities. But as the Massachusetts black bear population pushes further east in search […]

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