Tuesday, May 7, 2013
To date, Sgt. Daniel McCarthy is only Medfield police officer to lose his life in the line of duty.
Have you seen this plaque in front of Dale Street School? It was placed there in memory of Sgt. Daniel J. McCarthy who spent many hours in the school as the town's DARE officer. On September 21, 2000, McCarthy, who had been on the job for almost four years, was struck and killed by a motorist while he was directing traffic in Millis. He was 38 years old and the father of five children. According to Town Historian Richard DeSorgher: Sergeant McCarthy of the Medfield MA Police Department was working a detail at a road construction site when a speeding motorist, driving a pickup truck, ran through the barricades and the officer's vehicle before striking the officer. He was pronounced dead at the scene moments later. McCarthy was Medfield…
Monday, March 18, 2013
Last week Dale Street's fourth and fifth graders learned to Ballroom dance.
Monday, February 25, 2013
The Board of Selectmen met with the police chief and fire chief last week to discuss their proposed FY14 budgets.
The Board of Selectmen met on Tuesday to discuss the Blizzard of 2013, the closing of Lord's Department Store, and the following agenda items: To watch the meeting on Medfield TV, click here.
Friday, December 21, 2012
A weekly column by Town Historian Richard DeSorgher.
When the “new” high school was built on 24 Pound Street and opened in 1961, the town closed the former Hannah Adams Pfaff School building on the corner of North and Dale Streets (today’s Pfaff Center). The building was first built in 1927 as Medfield High School, although it had many nicknames, including “The Laundry,” “Fort Apache,” and the “North Street School.” After its closure, it was used for storage for school supplies. It stayed that way until 1967. In 1963, a group of high school students formed the Medfield Youth Center, which held Saturday night dances in the former hall on the second floor of town hall. Its first set of officers included Tony Frank, Calvin Fisher, Debbie Luke and Bob Souza. The Saturday night dances …
Wednesday, September 5, 2012
Medfield students at Dale Street and Wheelock schools were greeted by their new principals when they arrived back at school on Tuesday.
Even though the sun wasn't shining, the smiles and excitement on the faces of the students at both Dale Street School and Wheelock were bright as they were met by their new school principals. Louise Snyder, Principal of the Dale Street School, greeted all the children as they exited the buses this morning. Showing her Medfield school spirit, she had a Medfield Warrior umbrella with her just in case the rain started to fall again. Many of the students took a moment to say "Good morning" and shake the hand of their new principal. Donna Olson, Principal of Wheelock School, spoke to many of the students as they made their way into the school. She welcomed them as they stepped into the halls of Wheelock and waved to them as they stepped off …
Tuesday, June 12, 2012
At the second annual Walk for Olivia, the Bonfilio family thanked the community for its continued support as their 10-year old daughter fights a rare form of cancer. The event was started last year to help the family pay its mounting medical bills.
This past Saturday marked the second annual Walk for Olivia Bonfilio, a 10-year old fourth grader at Dale Street School who was diagnosed with a rare form of leukemia in November 2010. Olivia had a bone marrow treatment on June 1 and was not able to attend the walk in her honor but was there in spirit as many photos of her were set up around the walk. “She’s looking good now,” said Olivia’s aunt, Camille Bonfilio Vito, who helped organize the event that started last year as a way to help the family pay its mounting medical bills. Olivia is the daughter of Laurie and Alfred Bonfilio, formerly of Dedham. Though this year’s event had fewer attendees than last year – perhaps because of conflicting dance recitals, graduations, and sport …
Friday, June 8, 2012
Under the direction of Ryan Dexter, 92 Dale Street students performed their spring concert for family and friends this past Tuesday night.
The Dale Street Elementary School grade five band showed off their skills Tuesday night with a Spring Concert for family and friends. Director Ryan Dexter complimented the students and said they had come a long way since the beginning of the school year. The band includes 14 flutes, 24 clarinets, 16 alto saxophones, 20 trumpets, six trombones, and 12 percussion. Each section was highlighted during the performance. The program included renditions of Big Rock Candy Mountain, Cardiff Castle, Attack of the Slide Trombones, Montego Bay, Regal March, Popcorn Prelude, and Let's Go Band!
Monday, April 9, 2012
Medfield's first day of school for the 2012-2013 calendar year is Tuesday, Sept. 4.
Medfield students will enjoy a longer summer in 2012, as the first day of school won't be until after Labor Day, according to Superintendent of Schools Bob Maguire. "This is a late year," Maguire said of the 2012-2013 Medfield Public Schools Calendar. The calendar, which can be viewed in the PDF file in the photo gallery above, was approved by the School Committee at its March 19 meeting and shows the first day of school for Medfield students, grades 1 through 12, will be Tuesday, Sept. 4. Kindergarten opens on Sept. 10. Teachers will report to their classrooms on Wednesday, Aug. 29 and Thursday, April 30 before breaking for the holiday weekend. "No one is in on Friday, Aug. 31," Maguire said. "Monday is a holiday and school would start …
Tuesday, March 27, 2012
20 percent of all proceeds will be donated to the Dale Street Community Service Association for technical equipment, including smart boards and document cameras.
Tuesday, March 27, 2012
In need of a good book? Stop by Park Street Books on March 28 and 29 from 6 to 9 p.m. to find your next page-turner and support the Dale Street School. The Dale Street Elementary School Book Fair will be held at Park Street Books on Wednesday and Thursday from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. to help raise money for equipment upgrades at the school. The family-friendly event will feature mystery readers, including a few elementary school teachers and 20 percent of all proceeds will be donated back to the Dale Street Community Service Association for technical equipment, including smart boards and document cameras. Last year, the book fair raised approximately $1,000 for Dale Street School. Call-in orders to (508) 242-3083 will also be accepted during …
Monday, February 27, 2012
The Medfield Coalition for Public Education invites you to join its efforts to support Medfield Schools with a spring fling fundraiser on April 27.
The Medfield Coalition for Public Education is inviting the community to participate in its biggest fundraiser of the year on April 27 – a spring fling. "The entire community is invited to join us in a night of dancing, drinks, hors-d’oeurves, and small auction; all in an effort to plant seeds of enrichment for our children in the years to come," said Joy Moon, a publicity representative for MCPE. The Spring Fling will be held at the Endicott Estate in Dedham and invitation and ticket information can be found online at www.medfieldcoalition.org. If you purchase your tickets before March 9, you will receive one free raffle ticket for a Bose Soundlink Wireless Mobile Speaker. One raffle ticket will be given for every ticket purchased before …