Shawn Dooley

The Town of Walpole boasts a rich past and significant influence rooted in American History. In the pre-colonial era the land that makes up modern day Walpole was a territory that was claimed by the Neponset Native American tribe. In the mid-1600s the Neponsets reached a deal that granted much of this land to the Town of Dedham. Soon after the residents of the area, known for their work in sawmills, petitioned the Town of Dedham to become a separate town, a request which was granted in 1724. The Town of Walpole was then formed and named after Sir Robert Walpole, a British statesman who is generally regarded as the de facto first Prime Minister of Great Britain. During the Revolutionary Era, the Town of Walpole was responsible for sending a representative to the state meetings at Faneuil Hall. Additionally, Walpole was responsible for sending 157 men to the Battle of Lexington and Concord, and the town deployed minutemen to Narragansett Bay in 1777.

Today, Walpole is a beautiful and charming New England community on the eastern side of the Commonwealth. Bordering Medfield; Norwood; Canton; Westwood; Dover; Norfolk; Foxboro; and Sharon, it is located in Norfolk County, consists of 21 square miles, and houses a population of 24,070 people. It is home to a bustling commercial and business scene, two commuter rail stations, and several local eateries including the Raven’s Nest, Napper Tandy’s, Finnegan’s Wake, and Jalapeno’s Grill.

Walpole students attend Walpole Public Schools, which consists of 4 elementary schools, two middle schools, and a high school. The town also includes The Blessed Sacrament, a private Catholic school, as well as Norfolk County Agricultural High School. Walpole also takes a lot of pride in their football team, which sports a fantastic record of an 80% winning percentage and 7 Super Bowl Championships as well as 20 Bay State Championships and 4 Bay State Herget Championships.

Highlights of what Shawn has done for Walpole:​​

  • $1,075,000 bond bill for the renovation of the Old Walpole Town Hall

  • $50,000 for improvements to Joe Morgan Field in Walpole

  • Over $4,000,000 in prison mitigation funds

  • $13,852 Recreational Trail Grant from the Department of Conservation and Recreation

  • Sustainable Materials Recovery Program (SMRP) grants from Mass. Dept. of Environmental Protection

  • $2,000,000 bond bill for the improvement of Walpole Town Center

  • $1,000,000 bond bill for the dredging of Memorial Pond

  • $1,000,000 bond bill for the repair and upkeep of waterways and dams in town

  • $1,000,000 bond bill for the repair of Allen Pond Dam

  • $50,000 for improvements to the Boyden School fields

Town Hall:                                          508-660-7300

135 School Street

Walpole, MA 02081

Veteran's Service Officer:              508-660-7325

Jon Cogan

135 School St.

Walpole MA 02081

Walpole Fire Department:            508-668-0260

20 Stone  Street
Walpole, MA 02081

Walpole Police Department:        508-668-1212

972 Main Street

Wapole, Ma 02081