Wednesday, May 22, 2013
Former high school teacher Pat Conaway sees real hope in the young people who help him clean the area's trails, waterways and roadways.
Pat Conaway admits he is "kind of a nut" about the environment, so when he retired from teaching in 2008, it didn't take long for him to find a number of productive ways to spend his time. "I wanted to get people fired up about the environment, to try to encourage citizens to get involved locally," said Conaway, founder of Big Hearts, Little Feet. A nearly constant presence on area roadways, trails and waterways, Conaway can be found leading groups of volunteers, including many students, to pick up trash, improve trails and remove invasive species. From beer cans to soda and coffee cups, trash tossed by the roadside washes into local rivers and, if left alone, eventually finds its way to the ocean, where scientists have found plastic …
Tuesday, May 14, 2013
In case you were away last week, here's what you missed in Weymouth.
Most Read Stories: May 6-12 1. Columbian Square to Hold Spring Festival 2. Weymouth Girls Track Wins First Division Title in School History 3. When Are Cicadas Hatching in Weymouth? 4. Newsweek Top-Rated School List Leaves Off Weymouth High 5. Weymouth Police Catch Quincy Man Driving Drunk For 4th Time 6. Weymouth NHL Star Assists Team to Playoff Victory 7. Pool Shed Catches Fire at Weymouth Apartments 8. Hell’s Kitchen Star Visits Weymouth High School 9. Wanted: Alleged Barbecue Thieves 10. New Home on Privet Path Police Logs Weymouth Arrests From Last Weekend Weymouth Man Arrested After Gas Station Fight Female With Bat, Two Reports of Larceny Weymouth Teen Arrested For Assault with Dangerous Weapon Threats Made at Weymouth Apartments …
Friday, May 10, 2013
The Weymouth High School boys and girls track teams hosted a meet of undefeated programs this week.
On a cloudy Wednesday afternoon, the undefeated track teams from Weymouth High School and Newton North High School squared off at 1 Wildcat Way. The girls meet ended in a 68-68 tie, giving the WHS team a share of its first ever Carey Division title. The boys from Weymouth were defeated in a hard-fought meet.
Thursday, May 9, 2013
The undefeated Weymouth High School track team tied Newton North on Wednesday for a share of the Carey Division Championship.
The Weymouth High School girls track and field team is Carey Division co-champions thanks to a string of impressive performances and personal bests against perennial powerhouse Newton North. The 68-68 meet at Weymouth High School on Wednesday gave the Weymouth High girls team it's first division title in school history. "It's a special thing for us," coach Mike Miller said after the meet. Weymouth's senior tri-captains were among the top performers. Jen Kimball earned 15 points for the Wildcats with wins in the 100 m hurdles and 400 m hurdles. She finished second in the long jump and high jump. Nostia Amazan and Jill Riley both had personal bests in the shot put, finishing first and third, respectively. Amazan threw 41'1" on her final …
Monday, May 6, 2013
A look at what made headlines in Weymouth last week.
Top 10 Stories: April 29-May 5 Police Nab ‘Dangerous’ Hingham Bank Robber and Weymouth Companion New Psychic Reading Room Opens in Weymouth Weymouth Farmers Market Announces Opening Date Lynch, Sullivan Win in Weymouth; Lose Statewide Weymouth Pharmacist Participates in Prescription Drug Safety Summit South Shore Police Alert Residents of Marathon Related Scams Weymouth Teen Center to Receive $50K Weymouth to Hold First Ever Family Karaoke Night Sold: A Victorian in Columbia Square Derby St. Shoppes Holds First Ever Outdoor Movie Night Police Logs Needle Found on Lane Beach, Braintree Woman Arrested For Shoplifting Assault at Weymouth Fast Food Restaurant Shoplifting At Weymouth CVS Weymouth Man Busted For Driving Drunk, Hypodermic Needles…
Charlie Coyle’s assist was his second of the playoffs.
Right winger Charlie Coyle tallied an assist in the Minnesota Wild’s victory over the Chicago Blackhawks on Sunday. Coyle, a rookie NHL forward from East Weymouth fed the puck to Zach Parise who scored the backhanded goal to help the Wild take a 2-1 lead. Minnesota eventually went on to win the game, 3-2 in overtime. The victory was the team’s first playoff win, in the Best of 7 Game series against the Blackhawks. Coyle’s assist was his second of the playoffs. He also had one in the Wild’s Game 2 loss. Coyle, only 21, was drafted by the San Jose Sharks in the first round of the 2010 NHL Entry Draft. In June 2011, he was traded to Wild in the same trade that brought star right winger Devin Setoguchi to Minnesota. Coyle graduated from …
Wednesday, April 24, 2013
A look at the most read stories from April 15-21.
1. Weymouth Rapist Caught in Maine 2. South Shore Hospital Offers Lung Cancer Screenings for High-Risk Patients 3. Police Seek Drunk Driving Charges Against Weymouth Man Pinned in Vehicle 4. REPORT: Three Arrested in New Bedford in Relation to Marathon Bombings 5. UPDATE: Weymouth Crash Victim's Injuries Are Improving
Monday, April 22, 2013
Notre Dame Academy Track Coach Rick Kates said he had never seen so much blood in his entire life, after witnessing the explosions that killed three and injured over 150 spectators at the Boston Marathon.
Notre Dame Academy track coach Rick Kates was standing just 50 yards from the Boston Marathon explosions last Monday on Bolyston Street. Instead of running for his life, Kates ran towards the mayhem in hopes of saving lives. “My God, I was just horrified,” Kates said. “I have never seen so much blood in my entire life.” Kates, who is the Head Coach of the Indoor and Outdoor Track teams at Notre Dame Academy, was working as a track and field official for the Massachusetts Track & Field Officials Association at the finish line Monday for the wheel chair division. The 18-year veteran head coach, who also works as an EMT in Carver, said the day started off full of excitement as he greeted his former and current runners at NDA but quickly …
Wednesday, April 17, 2013
A look at recorded times of runners on Marathon Monday.
Bib Name Age M/F City St Ctry Ctz 786 Manewell, Adam 38 M Weymouth MA USA 5k 10k 15k 20k Half 25k 30k 35k 40k 0:20:29 0:41:21 1:02:08 1:23:02 1:27:34 1:44:02 2:05:53 2:28:48 2:51:54 Finish: Pace Proj. Time Offl. Time Overall Gender Division 0:06:57 3:02:11 3:02:11 2440 2272 1612 23728 O'Brien, Sean P. 37 M Weymouth MA USA 5k 10k 15k 20k Half 25k 30k 35k 40k 0:23:05 0:45:43 1:08:56 1:32:33 1:37:41 1:56:28 2:21:31 2:47:29 3:13:15 Finish: Pace Proj. Time Offl. Time Overall Gender Division 0:07:50 3:24:59 3:24:59 7107 5807 2918 10761 Oba, Yukiko 47 F Weymouth MA USA JPN 5k 10k 15k 20k Half 25k 30k 35k 40k 0:24:24 0:48:29 1:12:56 1:37:30 1:42:49 2:01:57 2:26:51 2:51:45 3:16:12 Finish: Pace Proj. Time Offl. Time Overall …
Tuesday, April 16, 2013
Weymouth Town Hall lowers flag to half staff for the victims of the Boston Marathon explosions.
A South Shore Veterans Services Director announced that the flag at all Town Halls across the state, including Weymouth was lowered Tuesday in honor of the victims of yesterday’s Boston Marathon explosions. Hingham Veterans' Services Director Keith Jermyn said Governor Deval L. Patrick has ordered that the United States flag and the Commonwealth flag be lowered to half-staff at all state buildings immediately and until further notice. The flags will be lowered at each town hall in the state, and each military installations and state-controlled buildings.