Regional Roundup: Infant Swimming Class Saves Lives, Man Shot After Answering Doorbell and More
A round up of local headlines for the week of Mar. 10.
Have you ever worried about what would happen if your young one fell into a pool when you weren't looking?
Mothers and fathers at the Hampton Inn in Norwood can ease that worry a little more each day they take their child to swim with Deborah Rossetti, an instructor with Infant Swimming Resource.
ISR, founded in 1966, is a program that teaches children from six months to four years old skills to survive a fall in the water.
Walpole Public Schools Superintendent Lincoln Lynch said at Thursday's school committee meeting that he has not yet heard anything to make him change his mind about installing surveillance cameras in the hallways of the high school.
In the past two weeks, Lynch has met with students, including the student protest group Students Opposing Surveillance (SOS), and faculty to discuss concerns and comments about the proposal.
The recommendation is an article on the warrant for May's Spring Annual Town Meeting to install 20 cameras in the hallways of the high school at a cost of $37,000.
SOS believes the cameras are an invasion of privacy and have been circulating a petition around the high school against the installation of the cameras. According to the group's Facebook page they have collected over 500 signatures.
"We have over 500 signatures from students and are no longer being ignored. Administration and Dr. Lincoln Lynch know we mean business," the Facebook post said.
Canton police are searching for an individual suspected of shooting a man in Canton early Friday morning, according to reports.
A Chapman Street resident was shot in the neck around 2 a.m. Friday after he opened his front door and someone started shooting, according to a WHDH report.
The victim was allegedly shot in the neck but was flown to Boston Medical Center and is expected to survive, according to the report.
Since losing their house to foreclosure and having it auctioned off to a bank in September of last year, John and Julie Hazeldine have been working to buy back their 27 Spring St. home that John has lived in for over 60 years and his grandparents built in 1926.
Having suffered two strokes in 2008 and undergoing hip replacement last year, John walks with a limp in his right leg and his right arm is paralyzed. Out of work, he and his wife could not afford the house payments on Julie's salary alone.
Word spread quickly about the Hazeldine's plight from Foxborough to around the world and donations began pouring in, with up to over $42,000 raised as of last week.
Good news for the Hazeldines and all of their supporters is the Foxborough family has been pre-approved by Boston Community Capital for a loan of about $117,000 to buy their house back.