Saturday, May 4, 2013
The events following the Boston Marathon bombing reminded Americans that we are still vulnerable.
Following 9/11, Americans had a heightened sense of alertness. At that point, the style of news coverage shifted, dramatically. Updates scrolled across screens as the main stories were relayed by reporters. What we, as citizens, were supposed to do in response to those danger alerts was unclear. Wear a bullet proof vest on the days that the alert was orange or red? Look closer at other travelers on the train? Prepare a will? Still, we were on alert, even if that simply meant ... aware, and nervous that "something could happen." As time distanced us from the 9/11 attacks, the sense of concern that another attack like that could happen seemed to dissipate. With the Boston Marathon bombing, subsequent death of one suspect and capture of …
Tuesday, September 11, 2012
Dover and Sherborn both have a lot going on each day. Here are five things to help steer you to some of the more important and/or interesting things in town.
1. Local teens using their time to make a difference in other kids' lives. You don't hear about that often, but two DSHS juniors are helping children in need get school supplies. 2. The Dover Selectmen will be meeting tonight. On the agenda, among other things, are talks with Comcast and a mutual aid agreement between Boston area police departments. 3. Make sure to check out photography by Jeffrey Adams at the Sherborn Library throughout the month of September. 4. Want to do Yoga but have a baby? This shouldn't stop you. Just go to Mom & Baby Yoga at 1 p.m. today in Norwood. 5. Today is September 11. It is 11 years since the day we when the world changed forever. Last year, Dover had a remembrance ceremony as part of the 10th anniversary …
Monday, September 12, 2011
People gathered around the flag pole at the Dover Town House to commemorate the anniversary of 9/11.
Dover clergy members organized a ceremony to recognize the 10th anniversary of 9/11 on Sunday. Dozens gathered around the flag pole at the Dover Town House to join eachother in prayer and sing songs. Members of the Dover Police Department and Dover Fire Department were in attendence as well.
Sunday, September 11, 2011
A victim of 9/11, Puopolo is remembered for her caring, philanthropic ways.
Sonia Mercedes Morales Puopolo sat a mere two seats away from terrorist Mohamed Atta on American Airlines flight 11, the first hijacked plane flown into the World Trade Center on Sept. 11, 2001. A resident of Dover, Puopolo was on her way to Los Angeles to attend the Latin Grammy Awards. Following her death, her family found some solace in the discovery of her engagement ring in the rubble of Ground Zero, which her husband Dominic had given to her nearly 40 years earlier. An account of Puopolo's life and the finding of her engagement ring can be read in the book Sonia's Ring: 11 Ways to Heal Your Heart, written by her daughter Tita Puopolo. A supporter of the Democratic party, then-U.S. Senator Hillary Clinton delivered Puopolo's eulogy at…