Sunday, May 5, 2013
Did you know we can wish your child a "Happy Birthday" or your friends a "Happy Anniversary?"
Medfield Patch is your on-line gathering place, your own mini-website once you realize all the things you can do through the site. Did you know we can help you wish your child a "Happy Birthday" or wish someone a "Happy Anniversary?" You can tell also all your neighbors "It's a Girl!" or share special milestones -- like first birthdays (along with the obligatory messy cake photo, see attached), graduation, engagements, weddings, etc. -- through Patch. It's really quite easy. All you do is post an announcement and, voila!, it goes on-line for all to see -- just like that! But there's SO much more you can do with Medfield Patch, too! A. To Get Patch News in Your Email Box B. To Comment on a Story C. To Post an Event D. To Post an …
Saturday, April 20, 2013
Readers have shared their thoughts about resiliency and more, following the Boston Marathon explosions. Learn how you can, too.
A common complaint journalists hear is that we "only report the negative." Admittedly, when covering events of such horrific magnitude, it can be a struggle for uplifting stories to shine through in the face of tragedy. But you, our readers and contributors, have helped us find them, and you've inspired many. This week, you've shown that it's not only Boston residents that are resilient: we are, too. One of the ways you've shared is directly, through blogs you've published on Patch, following the Boston Marathon explosions. One such example is "Boston Will be Back (I Hope)," from Jon McGrath, whose touching words about his Marathon memories and the intent of his 11-year-old son, Conor, to run the Marathon one day, inspired many. "Boston …
Monday, March 11, 2013
A blog by Amber Rochelle Gillet, the author of the PMS Private Investigator Series. The first story, A Family Affair, was published this past August and is available via e-book (all formats) and paperback.
Friday, March 8, 2013
Welcome to the [blogging] neighborhood!
The Vine Lake Preservation Trust is the latest blogger to join Medfield Patch. On Thursday, VLPT President Rob Gregg has blogged about To find out more about the Vine Lake Preservation Trust or the Vine Lake Cemetery by visiting their Patch Topics Page -- "Vine Lake" --a virtual file cabinet of all Patch stories related to one topic. How about you? Would you like to blog on Patch? Do you have a topic about which you are passionate? Do you like to cook, garden, restore old cars, offer fix-it advice? Do you have strategies (finance, organize, estate sale) that impress others? If any of the above sound familiar, we want you to blog for Patch, and it's very easy -- we promise! To start: But wait, there's more. Much more! Click her to find…
Sunday, February 24, 2013
Greenwood Real Properties/Keller Williams Realty shares real life experiences, tips and advice on all things real estate.
Tuesday, November 13, 2012
The following is taken from the blog of selectman Osler "Pete" Peterson.
The following is taken from the personal blog of selectman Osler "Pete" Peterson called Medfield02052. Starbucks still a go November 12, 2012 I had noticed as I jogged that the Mobil station pumps have had their hoses removed and the station looks closed (and ratty), so I asked at our meeting of the Board of Selectmen last Tuesday whether the town should be looking whether to take some action. Kristine Trierweiler responded that the developer who has been pursuing the Starbucks at that location had in fact recently been in contact with her, that he is still going forward with the Starbucks, that he is making progress, and that he is planning on an opening next fall. Kristine Trierweiler indicated that she is looking to get the town’s …
Tuesday, August 2, 2011
Medfield Board of Selectmen chair Osler "Pete" Peterson discussed his concern that some town groups or organizations pay for town services while others do not at the July 19 Board of Selectmen meeting and elaborated on that concern on his blog.
Who should pay for special services from the town and who should get them for free? This is the question raised by MEMO’s pending application to permit Medfield Day. This is the issue because the town provides to MEMO the services of the Medfield police and DPW employees that in turn both allow Medfield Day to occur and get cleaned up. The town does not charge for those services, even though MEMO makes enough money from Medfield Day to pay. The questions I have raised are ones about essential fairness, first, what groups should pay the town for the cost of loaned town employees and second, whether the town does this for all groups. If the town does not give free town services to all groups who ask, as I suspect, then is it fair to provide…
Wednesday, July 27, 2011
Medfield Selectmen chair Osler Peterson said in his blog, Medfield 02052, that DCAM will convene a working group to facilitate better discussion of environmental issues at the Medfield State Hospital site.
Division of Capital Assessment Management (DCAM) Commissioner Carole Cornelison has yet again been good to her word to work collaboratively with the Town of Medfield on the clean up of the Medfield State Hospital site. At my suggestion, borrowing Billl Massaro’s idea, Cornelison agreed to convene a working group to discuss the environmental issues, where the current PIP and other processes are too overly formalistic to get to fast answers and to allow input by the town and its residents. Medfield will be represented on the working group by John Thompson, chair of the State Hospital Environmental Review Committee (SHERC) and the two town administrators, Michael Sullivan and Kristine Trierweiler. The first meeting should take place this …
Monday, July 11, 2011
DCAM officials were in town on July 7 to seek permission from the Medfield Conservation Commission to clean up construction and debris along the banks of the Charles River at the former Medfield State Hospital site.
On July 7, the Division of Capital Asset Management (DCAM) petitioned the Medfield Conservation Commission for permission to clean up the construction and debris area of the site of the former Medfield State Hospital, which is literally along the banks of the Charles River, and to underscore the importance of the request, Carole Cornelison, the new Commissioner of DCAM attended the meeting. John O’Donnell, DCAM environmental engineer, explained when testing was done in the Charles River that sampling in the floor of the river disturbed oil that was there, causing an oil sheen on the water, one that disappeared when the disturbance ceased, and that fact is causing the Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) to insist that remedial …
Friday, July 1, 2011
The agreed consensus of the Historic Commission and those who toured the building on June 22 was the Cushman House on 65 North St. was both historically interesting and in structurally good shape.
On June 8 I attended the Medfield Historic Commission meeting to discuss with its members and the Montrose School’s Business Manager, Jack Flaherty, the current status of and prospects for the Cushman House, which is located at 65 North St. The property, the site of the former bike shop, is owned by Montrose, but is currently vacant and its use is not within their plans. The Historic Commission wanted to see if they could do anything to assist in seeing that the building could be saved, given its deteriorating condition and its historic significance to the town. I am told that the house dates from about 1850. On June 22 I toured the house with members of the Historic Commission and learned that while appearing delapidated, there does not …