Wednesday, April 24, 2013
Volunteers sought for Arbor Day of Service on Friday, April 26, to prune and remove trees in the old section of Vine Lake Cemetery.
According to the Vine Lake Preservation Trust's monthly newsletter, Quiet Voices, volunteers are being sought for work on Arbor Day, Friday, April 26 in two areas of the Vine Lake Cemetery. Volunteers will complement four tree companies who will volunteer labor and equipment to improve the cemetery's canopy. Volunteers are needed at: The event lasts until approximately 2 p.m. People can volunteer for either task by sending an email to organizers. For more information, visit www.vinelakepreservationtrust.org About the Arbor Day of Service The event is sponsored by the Massachusetts Arborists Association as a planned event across the Commonwealth on Arbor Day, this year Friday the 26th. Over $30,000 of volunteer equipment and labor was …
Friday, November 16, 2012
The Transfer Station will be open on Sundays, Nov. 18 and 25 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. It will not be open on Veterans' Day.
To help with fall clean-up, the Medfield Transfer Station will be open on Sundays in November -- Nov. 18 and Nov. 25 -- from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Friday, November 9, 2012
The public was invited to hear an update on the project and to ask questions.
On Thursday, Nov. 8, representatives from the town's Medfield State Hospital Mediation Committee and the Division of Capital Asset Management and Maintenance (DCAMM) provided a status update to the town regarding their efforts and the progress to date of trying to reach agreement on an adequate and appropriate cleanup for the construction and demolition (C&D) area on the state-owned property. Selectman Osler "Pete" Peterson attended that meeting. He noted, "Seven sessions of mediation have been held and more are still needed. The goal to date has been to better define the facts." To read his full report at Medfield02052, click here.
Tuesday, July 19, 2011
Here is a chronological look at the Medfield State Hospital site over the past nine years.
The Medfield State Hospital closed its doors in April, 2003, after the Department of Mental Health decided the facility was no longer needed due to "years of declining patient numbers," according to the Town of Medfield's website. The town's website says the Massachusetts Division of Capital Asset Management (DCAM) took over management of the 167-acre site from the Department of Mental Health in 2003 and is currently trying to sell the property as "no state agency has an interest or budget in the site for their particular operations." In June, new DCAM Commissioner Carole Cornelison met with the Medfield Board of Selectmen to discuss the status of the former State Hospital site and get the town "thinking of possible reuses" for the site …
Thursday, June 30, 2011
SHERC members want to see a "thorough cleanup" of the site rather than a "quick fix."
Encouraging discussions after a June 7 Medfield Board of Selectmen meeting have turned to a more critical analysis over restoration plans of the former Medfield State Hospital site. The State Hospital Environmental Review Committee (SHERC) met Wednesday night and discussed the Massachusetts Division of Capital Asset Management's (DCAM) proposal to move forward with the clean up of oil and other waste on the site. Although town officials were happy with the progress of DCAM to eventually clean up the 2.2 acre construction and demolition (C&D) land site — more than about the size of two soccer fields — behind the Medfield State Hospital and in the Charles River, committee members now question the report they received by the state agency. "It…
Thursday, February 17, 2011
Medfield Patch captured volunteers' efforts to cleanup the future site of the Lowell Mason House through pictures.
A single photograph often tells a story. Here's our look through the Viewfinder at the cleanup efforts of volunteers at the future site of the Lowell Mason House on 59 Green St. this past weekend. Medfield Patch Editor 'Gives 5' to Community Patch is not only dedicated to changing the face of community journalism but also in helping its communities through volunteerism. Our program, called "Give 5" enables Patch editors to take a day and help out in their communities, giving back and volunteering their time for a cause. On Sunday, Feb. 13, I chose to "Give 5" to my Medfield community by volunteering to help cleanup at the future Lowell Mason House site at 59 Green St. Lowell Mason Foundation member Bill Luttman organized the Saturday and…
Wednesday, January 12, 2011
Wednesday's storm caused plenty of disruption throughout town that could have lingering affects Thursday.
Wednesday's winter storm buried Medfield in 18.5 inches of snow as of 8:30 p.m. and caused plenty of power outages, downed wires and trees in the area and throughout the state. As a result, road conditions are likely to remain hazardous as DPW and Highway crews head out to cleanup Mother Nature's mess. "Once the storm has ended, it will be several hours before the roads will be cleared," said Medfield Police Chief Robert E. Meaney Jr. Montrose School announced Wednesday night it would be closed for a second consecutive day Thursday because of "hazardous road conditions," the school's website said. "All scheduled activities for Thursday are cancelled. Friday's exam schedule remains unchanged." The National Grid reported 666 power outages …