Tuesday, August 28, 2012
At its meeting Monday night, Medfield's BCRT Committee discussed costs associated with the conversion of the old railroad tracks to a rail trail, grants and donations received, and the revenue attainable from salvaged iron.
Editor's Note: The following relates to the Bay Colony Rail Trail and appeared as part of Osler "Pete" Peterson's blog Medfield02052 on 8/28/12. BCRT meeting last night The Bay Colony Rail Trail committee met last night, and I attended most of the meeting, until I excused myself to attend the continued ZBA hearing on the Gatehouse 40B on West Street. These were the highlights that I heard: It was reported that the BCRT discussions were contentious at the Dover ATM, with some not wanting to even rebuild the bridge over the Charles River to Needham, so people could not get into Dover from Needham. However, Dover’s strategic planning questionnaire demonstrated strong overwhelming town support for the BCRT if it does not cost the town any …
Friday, July 27, 2012
Medfield Animal Shelter received a $2,000 grant from the Massachusetts Animal Coalition. The grant is funded with the proceeds from the “I’m Animal Friendly” license plates.
The Medfield Animal Shelter is pleased to announce that it received a $2,000 grant from the Massachusetts Animal Coalition through the “I am Animal Friendly” license plate program. The grant is to be used towards the shelter’s spay and neuter services for feral cats. Jackie Walters, the Shelter’s manager, said: "We are thrilled to once again be a recipient of a generous grant to help fund the free spay/neuter clinic for feral cats that we hold each year as our way of celebrating National Feral Cat Day." National Feral Cat Day takes place on October 16, 2012 and was created by Alley Cat Allies a decade ago to promote humane care for feral cats. About the Massachusetts Animal Coalition and the “I’m Animal Friendly” License Plate Program: …
Tuesday, August 2, 2011
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Sunday, July 31, 2011
Massachusetts drivers steer $1 million to animal shelters as "I'm Animal Friendly" license plate marks milestone.
Sunday, July 31, 2011
The Massachusetts Animal Coalition (MAC) recently awarded $176,000 to 29 animal organizations and control facilities across the state, including $4,000 to the Medfield Animal Shelter. The grant will help the Medfield Animal Shelter spay/neuter cats in Medfield and surrounding towns. These grants tip the scale: as there have been over $1 million given out to numerous animal shelters, rescue organizations, and municipal animal control departments. The funds – used to help support vital spay and neuter programs – are raised through the sale of the “I’m Animal Friendly” charitable license plates. More than 8,000 “I’m Animal Friendly” license plates have been sold since the program’s inception in 2004. “Massachusetts drivers are really showing …