Tuesday, February 5, 2013
Selectmen will have a full agenda tonight.
The Board of Selectmen will meet tonight at 7 p.m. Tonight's agenda includes a meeting with the Planning Board at 8 p.m. regarding a suggested zoning bylaw that would relegate medical marijuana dispensaries to the town's Industrial areas. The full agenda includes: 7:00 p.m., Lyme Disease Study Committee, Chris Kaldy Chairman: Update Selectmen on committee's activities 7:15 p.m., Town Counsel Mark Cerel: Discuss analysis of legal work and pending litigation, and FY14 budget review 7:30 p.m., Public Hearing on application for a wine and malt beverage license, John Carrigg, manager of Medfield Commons, 270 Main Street 8:00 p.m., Medfield Planning Board: Discuss medical marijuana dispensaries 8:15 p.m., Robert Borrelli: Discuss proposed …
Tuesday, November 13, 2012
In this column, you ask a question and Patch tries to find the answer.
"You Ask, Patch Answers" is where we strive to find answers to all your questions—big, small and in-between—about the town we live and work in. Whether it’s something you’ve always wondered about, some information you just can’t put your hands on, or a sudden curiosity, we want to hear it. Send your queries to firstname.lastname@example.org or leave them in the comments section below, and I will do my best to dig up an answer for you. This week a Patch reader asked, "How does the deer culling program work?" Last year, was the first year of the Medfield Lyme Disease Study Committee's deer culling program that yielded 27 deer in its pilot program. The controlled deer hunt is part of a three-part approach the town is taking to reduce Lyme …
Tuesday, March 20, 2012
Chris Kaldy, the chair of the Medfield Lyme Disease Study Committee, writes in to support Osler "Pete" Peterson for reelection in the March 26th town election.
Tuesday, March 20, 2012
Dear Editor, I’d like to endorse the reelection of Pete Peterson for Selectman on March 26. Pete was the driver behind organizing the Medfield Lyme Disease Study Committee of which I’m chair of. After hearing me speak about Lyme disease prevention to a group of soccer coaches, he immediately contacted me to learn more. Pete clearly understood it to be a public health issue for Medfield and initiated the formation of a citizen’s study committee. The committee has several initiatives to help reduce the incidence of Lyme disease in town. Our approach is through education on ticks and personal and property protection as well as responsible management of the deer to reduce the tick population. Pete has been a regular attendee and contributor …
Thursday, January 5, 2012
Chris Kaldy, chairman of Medfield's Lyme Disease Study Committee, called Medfield's pilot deer culling program "very successful" in the town's effort to reduce risk of Lyme disease.
Despite a challenging hunting season with a warmer winter and late rut, 27 deer were culled in an “effective” first year of Medfield's deer culling program, according to Chris Kaldy, chairman of Medfield's Lyme Disease Study Committee. "We had no incidents or safety issues and culled 27 deer, a rate of almost one deer per hunter," Kaldy said. "The warmer weather was a negative rather than a positive factor on the hunting season. The deer weren’t moving, the rut (mating season) was late and the leaves were slow to drop." The controlled deer hunt is part of a three-part approach the town is taking, as recommended by the Lyme Disease Study Committee, to reduce Lyme disease in Medfield. The success of the pilot program and overall positive …
Monday, November 21, 2011
Nov. 17 marked one month of deer hunting in Medfield and Monday marks four full weeks of the program. Here’s a closer look at how the program is faring, according to Chris Kaldy, Medfield Lyme Disease Study Committee chair.
Medfield’s deer culling program is doing “very well” in its early efforts to reduce Lyme disease in town by reducing the deer population, according to Chris Kaldy, Medfield Lyme Disease Study Committee chair. “We feel the program is going very well,” Kaldy said. “We've taken deer, we have a solid group of hunters out regularly and the general mechanics of the program are working well.” Kaldy said the program has “about 30 volunteer hunters” from Medfield and surrounding towns that have helped make the program a success in its first full-month. While hunters have been successful in taking deer from the various hunting parcels around town, Kaldy said the volunteers are also facing some challenges early in the season. “The challenge is the …