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What's $900,000 between friends?

Posted November 11, 2007 07:21 AM

SHERBORN/DOVER

Sherborn officials say Dover owes their town $900,000.

The money is a result of a school bond that was mistakenly refunded to Dover by the state, said Board of Selectmen Chairman Christopher Peck, who added that he believes the two municipalities can resolve the issue amicably.

Peck, board vice chairman Paul R. DeRensis, and Selectman Ronald J. Fernandes earlier this month signed a letter accompanying a written presentation from town counsel Ray Miyares. The letter asked Dover town officials and the Regional School Committee to review the materials and figure out a way to return the money soon.

"We're interested in keeping a tight time line," Peck said. "We need to work quickly with Dover to resolve this."

-- Nadia Salomon

Dover's Hollywood hopes come crashing down

Posted November 11, 2007 06:11 AM

DOVER

Dover's Board of Selectmen last week unanimously voted down a Hollywood production company's request to shoot a huge nighttime crash scene on four major roads.

Location scouts thought the town would be a perfect setting for the upcoming Cameron Diaz horror film, "The Box," from Director Richard Kelly, but the selectmen cite the potential curiosity factor as a reason to turn down the request.

Location scouts had stated in a letter that set up would have started during peak traffic time and the shoot would have been on Springdale Avenue, Farm Street, Main Street, and Pegan Lane. The crash scene would have involved over 60 people.

-- Nadia Salomon

Hollywood comes to Dover

Posted October 19, 2007 10:31 AM

DOVER

Hollywood location scouts have set their eyes on the intersection of Springdale Avenue and Farm Street in Dover for a country road scene and another scene for the upcoming horror file "The Box" starring Cameron Diaz.

The production, directed by Richard Kelly, is also asking to shoot at Baggs Field, according to Police Chief Joseph G. Griffin, who brought the filmmakers' request before the board of selectmen. The production must get town approval to film at night and to film at Baggs Field, which is conservation property.

Board chairwoman Kathleen Weld asked that the location scout come before the board at its Nov. 1, 2007 meeting to address concerns over noise, lighting and logistics of the proposed shoots.

-- Nadia Salomon

Bestselling authors coming to Dover

Posted August 9, 2007 10:05 AM

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DOVER

The Dover Town Library will kick off its fall "Meet the Author" series on September 19 with Claire Cook, author of "Must Love Dogs" and her latest work, "Life's a Beach." Cook will discuss her work, followed by question-and-answer and book-signing sessions.

On October 3, Lucinda Franks will discuss her book, "My Father's Secret War: A Memoir."

Both events begin at 7:30 p.m. Jane Granatino, acting director of the library, said she is working to confirm another author visit to the library for November.

-- Calvin Hennick

Lightning strikes homes in Dover, Newton

Posted August 8, 2007 09:15 AM

DOVER/NEWTON

Lightning from Tuesday's thunderstorms struck homes in Dover and Newton, but residents reported only minor injuries and minimal damage.

A homeowner in Dover was shocked after he realized that lightning had struck his new home on Hawthorne Street, WHDH TV/Channel 7 reported on its web site.

"There was a very loud noise and a very bright flash," Bill Foster, homeowner, told the station.

In Newton, lightning came through the wiring of a home on Hager Street. A pregnant mother, who was sitting at her computer at the time of the incident, got an electrical shock.

Because of the pregnancy, she was checked out at the hospital as a precaution. She and he baby-to-be are expected to be OK, authorities said.

Another friendship ruined by money ...

Posted August 2, 2007 09:21 AM

SHERBORN/DOVER

Selectmen Tuesday will discuss their next step in an effort to recoup school money from Dover, which shares in a regional school district with Sherborn.

The state gave the two towns about $23.9 million in 2005 and 2006 to reimburse school construction costs, but Sherborn officials say Dover was given about $510,000 that should have gone to Sherborn.

Sherborn town meeting voters this spring approved a plan that would have required Dover to repay the money over 17 years, but Dover voters nixed the idea.

-- Calvin Hennick

Can you call them office hours if it's really just 45 minutes?

Posted August 1, 2007 02:09 PM

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State Senator James E. Timilty
(Globe staff photo by Robert E. Klein)

DOVER

State Senator James E. Timilty will hold office hours in the Community Room of the Dover Town Library from 10 a.m. to 10:45 a.m. Aug. 13.

Constituents with questions or concerns are welcome to drop in. And presumably talk quickly.

-- Calvin Hennick

The plan in Dover: Get some help

Posted July 16, 2007 12:08 PM

DOVER

The town is looking to fill three open positions in town government, including the job of town planner.

The planner position is for 30 hours per week, and would report to the Planning Board, officials said. The other open positions are website coordinator and assessors' clerk, both which require 35 hours per week.

-— Kyle Alspach

Dover police get autism training

Posted July 5, 2007 09:45 AM

DOVER

Two Dover police officers have been trained in how to handle situations involving people with autism in recent months, Police Chief Joseph Griffin said recently.

The officers learned that autistic people are seven times more likely to have an encounter with police than other individuals, and were taught how to detect the disorder and properly approach people who suffer from it. The program was offered through a collaboration between Norfolk District Attorney William Keating, the South Norfolk County Association for Retarded Children and several local police and fire departments.

Griffin said he may send more officers if such programs are offered again in the future.

-— Kyle Alspach

Line Change in Dover-Sherborn

Posted June 23, 2007 07:11 AM

DOVER-SHERBORN

The Dover-Sherborn High School will for the first time this fall have an official varsity girls hockey team. For several years the team has been operating as a club at the school, according to Shelley Poulsen, chairwoman of the regional school committee.

The committee approved officially changing it into a varsity sport at a recent meeting, based on a high level of interest in the program. The only concern is that the team needs to secure more practice time at a local ice rink, Poulsen said.

-—Kyle Alspach

He should take lessons from Daisuke

Posted June 20, 2007 09:06 AM

DOVER-SHERBORN

A Dover-Sherborn High School teacher has been chosen to spend two weeks studying in Japan this summer by the Toyota carmaker.

Joshua Bridger, a physics and mathematics teacher, was selected from a national pool to take part in the Toyota International Teacher Program. As part of the program, Bridger will travel around the country and take part in discussions with historians, educators and other leaders in Japan.

Bridger was one of 40 teachers chosen to participate in the Japan program this summer.

— Kyle Alspach

Hurdles remain for community center design

Posted June 15, 2007 08:22 AM

DOVER

Though $75,000 was appropriated at Town Meeting for the design of a new community center, none of the design work will be done until after four subcommittees have fully studied the issue, according to selectmen chairman Kathleen Weld.

The subcommittees, which will report to the Community Center Building Committee, will study such issues as location of the center; the idea of including a gym and a large community meeting room; and the possibility of using a public-private partnership to build the center, Weld said.

The subcommittees will probably need at least the rest of the year to complete their research, she said. The new efforts come after initial plans to build a community center were scrapped earlier this year over concerns from residents about the $18.5 million price tag.

— Kyle Alspach

Will pre-Revolutionary house get the axe?

Posted June 4, 2007 02:08 PM

DOVER

The Historical Commission will vote on whether to delay the demolition of an early 18th century house at its meeting tomorrow.

The building, located at 6 Farm St., is the oldest house built completely in Dover, according to commission member Paul Tedesco.

The owner of the structure is seeking to put a new house in its place, but a town bylaw grants the Historical Commission the authority to delay the demolition for one year, Tedesco said.

If the commission exercises this option, the owner would be expected to work with the commission to save the house during the year, he said. The commission’s meeting on Tuesday will be held at the Dover Town House at 7 p.m.

— Kyle Alspach

Newsweek’s “Best High Schools” list includes six area schools

Posted May 24, 2007 06:46 AM

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Needham High's new rallying cry: "We're No. 1,028!"
(Globe staff photo by Bill Polo)

DOVER/SHERBORN/WELLESLEY/WESTON/
NEWTON/WAYLAND/NEEDHAM

Six schools in Globe West have made Newsweek’s newly released 2007 “America’s Best High Schools” list, including Dover-Sherborn High School, which ranked second highest in the state.

Of the over 1200 public schools on the list, Dover-Sherborn ranked 127th, Weston High School 186th, Wellesley High School 487th, Wayland High School 686th, Newton South High School 714th, and Needham High School 1028th. The state’s highest ranking school was Boston Latin School, which at 76th was the only Massachusetts school to make the top 100.

Rankings are based on only one factor: the number of Advanced Placement, International Baccalaureate, and/or Cambridge tests taken by all students at a school in 2006 divided by the number of graduating seniors. Newsweek reports that while some critics consider the criteria too narrow, research studies have shown that passing scores on AP exams are a predictor of college success.

Scores from 27,000 public schools were reviewed, meaning schools included on the list are in the top 5% of public schools nationally. Three schools fell off the list from last year: Hopkinton High School, Newton North High School, and Holliston High School.

-- Denise Taylor

To prevent override, Chickering School sees cuts

Posted April 2, 2007 06:15 PM

DOVER

The Dover School Committee has revised its budget for fiscal 2008, reducing Chickering Elementary School’s funding by about $200,000 to help the town avoid an override.

Committee members discussed the changes at a recent meeting. The new budget reduces salaries by $94,000, which includes savings from retirements and consolidation of several positions.

The school will also save around $75,000 because special education costs will be lower than expected. The committee also cut $15,000 that had been set aside for unanticipated maintenance at Chickering.

Committee members said they were asked to make the cuts by other town officials, who hope to avoid a tax override this year.

— Kyle Alspach

Ballot question lecture on tap

Posted March 28, 2007 11:26 AM

DOVER/SHERBORN

A state official will explain to Dover and Sherborn voters tomorrow how the ballot question process works.

Denis Kennedy, public information director for the state Office of Campaign and Political Finance, will cover such topics as the responsibilities of ballot question committees and the use of public resources in campaigns.

The seminar begins at 7 p.m. at Sherborn Town Hall, 19 Washington St.

— Kyle Alspach

Everyone gets a free ride in Dover elections

Posted March 25, 2007 02:57 PM

DOVER

David Heinlein, chairman of the Board of Selectmen, will seek a second term in the town election May 21.

Heinlein, who has served on the board since 2004, is running unopposed — like everyone else in Dover this year, according to Town Clerk Barrie Clough.

There are no contested races for 17 seats on town boards.

— Kyle Alspach

Dover-Sherborn trims budget request

Posted March 9, 2007 09:40 AM

DOVER/SHERBORN

The Dover-Sherborn Regional District School Committee trimmed its fiscal year 2008 budget at a recent meeting, removing several proposed new positions, including a special education teacher.

The committee reduced its request by $200,000, according to committee chairman Ellen Williamson. The committee also decided to forgo new health aide and administrative positions.

The committee also approved smaller reductions to budget line items for facilities maintenance, supplies, athletics and activities. The final budget is roughly $18 million, Williamson said.

-– Kyle Alspach

Fryer asks for permission to build barn

Posted March 7, 2007 05:05 PM

DOVER

Jonathan Fryer is asking the Planning Board to allow him to build a barn at the back of his property on 18 Haven St., according to Town Administrator David Ramsay.

Fryer has already asked the selectmen for their backing, but the board has yet to make a recommendation, Ramsay said. Fryer, a Dover lawyer, filed a lawsuit against the Planning Board in 2005 over approval of a cell tower on land bordering his property.

The case is slated to go to trial in April.

– Kyle Alspach

New principal chosen for Dover elementary school

Posted February 13, 2007 03:48 PM

DOVER

Kirk T. Downing of Colorado has been chosen as the new principal of Chickering Elementary School, Superintendent Perry Davis announced in a press release.

Downing, 36, is currently the assistant principal of
Sunrise Elementary School in Aurora, Colo. He will start in his new position July 1, according to Davis. Downing, has worked for 11 years as a teacher and administrator in Colorado schools, said he had a longtime dream of moving to New England.

In an interview, Downing escribed the new job as an “incredible opportunity to work with a fantastic school.” Downing was one of three finalists for the position.

The school has had an interim principal this year.

— Kyle Alspach

They get their diplomas at Dover-Sherborn

Posted February 7, 2007 03:56 PM

DOVER/SHERBORN

The Dover-Sherborn school district had the fourth highest four-year graduation rate of any Massachusetts district for the class of 2006,
according to figures released recently by the state Department of Education.

Dover-Sherborn saw 97.5 percent of its students from
the class graduate within four years, the figures show. The district ranked behind only Weston (98.7 percent), Norwell (98.5 percent) and Cohasset (98 percent), according to the DOE. Statewide, 79.9 percent of students who entered high school in 2002 graduated within four years.

-- Kyle Alspach

New Dover-Sherborn superintendent expected in July 2008

Posted February 4, 2007 10:50 AM

DOVER-SHERBORN

The district will most likely not have a new superintendent hired in time for the retirement of Superintendent Perry Davis next January, according to Ellen Williamson, chairman of the Dover-Sherborn School Committee.

Williamson said the search for candidates won’t really begin until this fall, which won’t leave enough time to hire a new superintendent by Jan. 1, when Davis plans to retire. The goal now is to have a new superintendent ready who can begin work by July 2008, she said.

The district will most likely have to use an interim superintendent from January to July of 2008, Williamson noted.

— Kyle Alspach

Dover-Sherborn High to need new special ed teacher

Posted February 2, 2007 04:45 PM

DOVER/SHERBORN

The high school will receive an increasing number of students with major disabilities in coming years, which will require hiring a new special education teacher, according to Superintendent Perry Davis.

Davis explained the situation at a recent joint meeting of the Dover-Sherborn School Committee, the Dover Warrant Committee and the Sherborn Advisory Committee.

The district has provided more special education services to middle school students in recent years, allowing the district to avoid sending the students to costly out-of-district programs, Davis told committee members. But now the students are moving to the high school level and will need more attention there, Davis said.

The superintendent proposed to members of the two committees that the district hire a new special education teacher at a cost of about $56,000.

The Dover Warrant and Sherborn Advisory committees will review the increase as they prepare their fiscal year 2008 budget recommendations, which will be presented to voters at the annual town meetings this spring.

— Kyle Alspach

The Eagles have landed

Posted January 30, 2007 10:27 AM

DOVER/SHERBORN

Three young men from Sherborn's Troop 1 Boy Scouts became Eagle Scouts Sunday at a ceremony in Sherborn's Pilgrim Church.

Elliot Goldman, Michael Longeri, and John Wolff have each completed 21 merit badges and the requirements for Eagle Scout honors, including community service work. Goldman's Eagle project was a survey of Sherborn residents on the use of conservation land; Longeri did trail maintenance work and erosion prevention work in the town forest; and Wolff renewed an old, overgrown hiking trail.

-- Alison O'Leary Murray

Fee hikes mulled in Dover

Posted January 12, 2007 03:24 PM

DOVER

Selectmen are reviewing all town fees, with an eye toward possibly raising them this year to increase revenue for the town.

Selectwoman Carol Lisbon said she asked for the review to determine whether Dover’s fees are on par with those of surrounding communities.

Lisbon said she didn’t know how much the fees might increase but didn’t expect they would be raised any higher than what's common in the area. The review will take the next few months, she said.

-- Kyle Alspach

Controversial book to remain in classes

Posted January 3, 2007 10:21 AM

DOVER-SHERBORN

A divisive book about the aftermath of war will remain in sixth-grade classrooms because the Dover-Sherborn Regional School Committee voted last night to revamp the English lesson to better reflect the story's historical context.

"So Far from the Bamboo Grove" by Massachusetts author Yoko Kawashima Watkins was challenged by a group of 13 parents who said it was racist against Koreans and too graphic for sixth-graders.

The award-winning book is Watkins's story, told through her eyes when she was 11, of escaping Korea after World War II with her family and the horrors they experienced and witnessed on their way to Japan.

Some parents argued that it wrongly ignores the atrocities committed by the Japanese while they occupied Korea.

-- Globe City & Region staff

Dover seeking elementary school principal

Posted December 26, 2006 03:15 PM

DOVER

A committee searching for a new Chickering Elementary School principal has narrowed the field to four candidates, and will be evaluating them over the next several months, according to School Committee member Susan Hackney.

The next step is for the search committee members to visit the schools where the candidates are currently
employed.

Superintendent Perry Davis said the committee will choose finalists by the end of January. Davis said he’ll then release their names publicly and schedule public interviews.

-- Kyle Alspach

Context urged in teaching "So Far from the Bamboo Grove"

Posted December 16, 2006 09:32 AM

DOVER/SHERBORN

Carter Eckert, a professor of Korean history at Harvard, weighed in today on the controversy in the Dover-Sherborn schools over the inclusion of Yoko Kawashima Watkins's book "So Far from the Bamboo Grove" in the sixth-grade curriculum.

He argues in an op-ed piece that it shows it shows the importance of history in the teaching of literature.

Here's an excerpt:

Watkins's book, based on the author's life, focuses on the harrowing experiences of an 11-year-old Japanese girl and her family at the end of World War II in the northern part of Japanese-occupied colonial Korea. It is a well-written, gripping tale of terror and survival, and its first-person narration from the viewpoint of the girl, Yoko, makes it all the more powerful for sixth-grade readers.

Teaching should encourage students to think "outside the box" of American ethnocentricity and highlight human commonalities across cultural and historical divides. Watkins's book goes a long way toward accomplishing these goals. Through the magic of her prose and identification with her heroine, students are transported to a distant and different time and place and can experience Yoko's ordeal and triumph as their own.

But context and balance are important. While Yoko's story is compelling as a narrative of survival, it achieves its powerful effect in part by eliding the historical context in which Yoko and her family had been living Korea. That context, simply put, was a 40-year record of harsh colonial rule in Korea, which reached its apogee during the war years of 1937-45, when Yoko was growing up. While some Koreans fared better than others, many were conscripted for forced labor and sexual slavery to serve the Japanese imperial war machine, while the colonial authorities simultaneously promoted a program of intensive, coercive cultural assimilation that sought to erase a separate Korean identity on the peninsula.

Reverse 911 approved in Dover

Posted December 14, 2006 11:06 AM

DOVER

If there's an emergency, Dover residents will know about it -- and fast.

Police Chief Joseph Griffin has received approval to bring a “reverse 911” community notification service into Dover.

The service, which will be operated by an outside company, will allow the town to contact all residents with a pre-recorded message.

Griffin says it could be used for everything from school cancellations to giving instructions during a public health emergency, such as a flu pandemic.

Griffin says he has explored using the company SwiftReach, which charges $5,000 per year, in addition to a 3.5-cent fee for each call to a resident.

The money will come out of a budget usually used for building-related costs for the police and fire departments. But Griffin says he believes all town departments, including the schools, should have access to the service.

Griffin says he expects the service to be available after the fiscal year starts next July.

-– Kyle Alspach

High school wants to keep an eye on students in parking lot

Posted December 8, 2006 11:56 AM

DOVER/SHERBORN

What the heck are those seniors at the high school doing in the parking lot? That's what Dover-Sherborn school officials want to know.

The Dover-Sherborn Regional School Committee is looking into buying security cameras to monitor an area of the high school parking lot used by seniors.

Committee members said at a recent meeting they have concerns because the parking area is a good distance from the high school and can’t be monitored.

This becomes an issue because seniors had the privilege last spring of leaving campus during their study hall period, said School Committee chairman Ellen Williamson.

The committee has yet to discuss renewing the privilege again this year. But if it were granted to students, Williamson said, it would be important to have some way of monitoring their activity in the parking lot.

The committee has asked Business Manager Richard Mathieu to gather information about security cameras.

-— Kyle Alspach

Tough talk in Dover

Posted November 18, 2006 09:35 AM

DOVER

Pay up or else. That's the tough talk from the tax folks in Dover. Whether they'll carry through with the crackdown remains to be seen.

The town is threatening to seize $13,667,200 worth of property unless back taxes on the parcels are paid by Nov. 24. The taxes went unpaid in fiscal year 2006 on 15 parcels of property, and amount to $50,622.

The delinquent owners must pay their bill by 3 p.m. Friday if they wish to keep their property. according to Karen Jelloe, treasurer and tax collector. Some of the properties are worth more than $1 million a piece, according to assessor's records, with the most valuable being a $3.2 million parcel at 133 Claybrook Road.

The town plans to sell the foreclosed properties in the future, though this could take up to a year because of legal considerations, according to Jelloe.

-- Kyle Alspach

They got away with murder

Posted November 16, 2006 02:15 PM

DOVER

Robert DeFusco of Dover was only 15 when his father's body was found in Narragansett Bay, with a bullet in his mouth and an anchor tied to his legs.

At first the death was ruled a suicide, but an autopsy four decades later has prompted authorities to change that to a homicide.

Now, family members say if they can't find out who killed Louis DeFusco, at least it's it on the record that he didn't kill himself.

"It would be nice for an arrest to be made, for something conclusive," Robert DeFusco told the Associated Press. "But we realize 42 years have gone by and the likelihood of that ever happening is next to nil."

-- Erica Tochin

Author who sparked controversy to appear in Franklin tonight

Posted November 15, 2006 03:05 PM

FRANKLIN

Franklin's Sullivan Middle School will host controversial author Yoko Kawashima Watkins tonight at 6:30 p.m. in the school library.

Residents are invited to hear Watkins speak about her book, "So Far From the Bamboo Grove," a popular middle school text about a young girl's experiences when her family flees Japan for Korea after World War II.

Although the book has been used in many local schools, a recent Globe West article said that Dover-Sherborn Middle School officials are considering removing it from the curriculum due to explicit content. According to Lisa Kocian's story, Dover-Sherborn parents are concerned that the book deals with issues like rape, which they say sixth-grade students are not prepared to consider.

The Dover-Sherborn School Committee is mulling a subcommittee's recommendation to stop assigning the book as required reading but leave it in the school library for students to check out on their own.

Sullivan Middle School is located at 500 Lincoln Street.

-- Alison O'Leary Murray

Book ban debated in Dover-Sherborn schools

Posted November 11, 2006 02:42 PM

DOVER/SHERBORN

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(HarperCollins book cover by Leo and Diane Dillon)

When does responsible education turn into censorship?

That’s the question the Dover-Sherborn Regional School Committee will be grappling with for at least the next few weeks as members decide whether or not to ban a popular but controversial book from the 6th grade curriculum.

After 13 parents complained that “So Far From the Bamboo Grove” is racist and sexually explicit, a book review committee, made up mostly of teachers and administrators, unanimously voted to recommend banning the book from the classroom. The School Committee will now have the final say.

The book, by Massachusetts author Yoko Kawashima Watkins, is a fictionalized autobiography told from the perspective of an 11-year-old Japanese girl. The girl and her family have to flee northern Korea at the end of World War II, a perilous journey because of the Koreans' animosity toward the Japanese, who had occupied their country for 35 years.

At a school committee meeting last week, several parents and teachers praised the book and the annual visit from the anti-war author, and a couple of parents explained why they feel the book is inappropriate for 6th graders.

Read more of the story in tomorrow's Globe West.

-- Lisa Kocian

Ever seen the Dover Demon?

Posted October 31, 2006 08:35 AM

REGION

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Check out this drawing of the Dover Demon, a strange creature glimpsed by teenagers in Dover nearly 30 years ago.

Have you ever seen the demon or anything like him in the Globe West area? Share your spooky Halloween story on the Globe West message boards.

Read more about the legend of the Dover Demon in Sunday's Globe West.

Say hello to the Dover Demon

Posted October 29, 2006 08:24 AM

REGION

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A dark night on a lonely road in Dover. A speeding car full of teenagers. A glimpse of an odd otherworldly being by the side of the road.

It may sound like a movie. But it's real-life -- at least, according to one witness who still knows he saw something.

Yes, the very comfortable town of Dover, has its own legend. A legend that to some is right up there with bigfoot, the Loch Ness monster, and other supernatural creatures.

They call it the Dover Demon.

Read more about the legend of the Dover Demon in today's Globe West.

Dover Church to join Interfaith Hospitality Network

Posted October 15, 2006 10:46 AM

DOVER

At services this morning, members of The Dover Church will be asked to join the Interfaith Hospitality Network, a group of 13 local houses of worship that provide support and shelter to homeless families.

"Given the fact that Massachusetts is the 3rd least affordable state in the country for housing and about 20,000 children live in emergency shelters each year, the Social Concerns Committee at The Dover Church feels drawn to this program and exploring the possibility of future partnership," church leaders said in a press release.

-- Alison O'Leary Murray

Crash kills two from Needham

Posted September 11, 2006 09:02 AM

DOVER

An Audi sedan crashed into a stone wall in Dover early yesterday, killing two Needham residents.

Douglas Foreman, 43, was driving the car owned by passenger Heather McNeil Piersiak, 41, when it struck a wall at the intersection of Dedham and Mill streets shortly before 1:30 a.m.

Foreman was taken to Beth Israel Deaconess Hospital-Needham, Piersiak was taken to Metro-West Medical Center in Natick, and both were pronounced dead shortly after arrival.

Authorities said that State Police are investigating the accident and that speed appeared to have been a factor.

-- Globe City & Region staff

Dover man charged in stock scheme

Posted September 6, 2006 04:09 PM

DOVER

Massachusetts Secretary of State William F. Galvin today charged a Dover man with illegally promoting stocks at the same time he was selling them, known as a "pump and dump'' arrangement.

In a civil complaint Galvin's office seeks to recover proceeds it estimated at more than $4.5 million from Geoffrey Eiten and his companies. The complaint charges Eiten offered investment advice through newsletters, emails and websites, but also was hired by companies as an investor relations consultant, and subscribers weren't told of his conflicts of interest.

-- Ross Kerber

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