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The Observer team

A week of Turkey Day traditions

By Needham Observer

It’s America’s oldest public high school football rivalry – Needham vs. Wellesley. They’ll meet for the 135th time Thanksgiving morning, this time in Wellesley, whose Red Raiders lead the series 65-60 with nine ties, and have won the last three Turkey Day games.

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Central Avenue daycare center project underway, but under review

By Peter O’Neil

Preliminary work has begun on the construction of a long-planned day care facility at 1688 Central Ave. at the same time the building permit for the project is being challenged […]

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Turkey Tidbits

By Jeanne Hopkins

“A bird of courage” is what Benjamin Franklin called the turkey, though somewhat facetiously. He was suggesting it was a better choice for our national bird than the bald eagle, […]

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Playoff runs come up short

By Bob Clark

Strong postseason runs ended in disappointment late last week for two Needham High teams. For the second year in a row, the boys’ soccer team fell short in the final […]

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Water main break near Cricket Field

By Peter O’Neil

A water main break along William Street caused temporary flooding late Sunday night and a loss of water service for approximately five hours before DPW crews were able to repair […]

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