Wednesday, January 23, 2013
An article will be reserved on the spring's annual town meeting warrant to see if voters will agree to designate the Lord's sign as a historic landmark.
Town officials say that, if the illuminated sign on the front of Lord's Department Store is designated a historic landmark, that will give it demolition protection going forward. The downtown anchor store will close on Feb. 28 after 73 years in business. It was sold to Salvatore Capital Partners in December. At last week's meeting of the Downtown Study Committee, Assistant Town Administrator Kristine Trierweiler said the town is working with Salvatore in an effort to keep the sign on the building. The town would own the sign which would remain on the front of the building (and would likely be raised to a higher elevation on the building) at the corner of Main and South Streets. Town officials have suggested re-naming the building to "…
Thursday, August 30, 2012
Here’s a look at today’s events.
1. Forecast for Thursday: The National Weather Service based in Taunton calls for a sunny day with a high near 84. Light west wind increasing to 8 to 13 mph in the morning. Thursday night: Clear with a low around 60. Southwest wind around 7 mph. 2. Town Hall Meetings: 3. Library Events: 4. Community Events: 5. Fundraising Opportunities:
Tuesday, June 12, 2012
The Historical Commission voted unanimously last week to lift a demolition delay off a project at 77 South St. that would rehabilitate the current house and add a second house to the rear of the property.
The Medfield Historical Commission has lifted a demolition delay on 77 South St. after reviewing updated plans to preserve much of the current house and construct a complementing second house on the property. “I think this is a good adaptation,” said Commission co-chair David Temple. Of the revised set of plans, town historian Richard DeSorgher said, “I think it is a million percent better than the first one,” from the audience at last Wednesday's meeting. The house on the property was built in the early 1800s but the history of the land goes back to Medfield’s founding fathers. “If you look at the history of this property, it is one of the first 13 land grants issued by the town,” said Cheryl O’Malley, an associate member of the …
Wednesday, August 3, 2011
Here's a look at the day ahead.
Today's Forecast: Wednesday's weather, according to the National Weather Service based in Taunton, calls for mostly sunny, with a high near 79. North wind around 6 mph. Wednesday Night: A slight chance of showers before 9 p.m. Patchy fog after 11 p.m. Otherwise, partly cloudy, with a low around 61. South wind around 5 mph becoming calm. Chance of precipitation is 20 percent. Notable Events: Today in Sports History: In 1933, the Yankees were shut out for the first time after 308 games. Get Medfield Patch headlines in your Newsfeed on Facebook, search Medfield Patch and click "Like" or follow us on Twitter @MedfieldPatch.