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, October 2, 2012
The committee will meet tonight, Tuesday, at 7 p.m. at the Town House. Agenda items include an update on deer culling and tick education.
Editor's Note: This meeting was originally scheduled for Monday, Oct. 1, but was postponed because of an illness. The Lyme Disease Committee will meet today, Oct. 2, at 7 p.m. in the Warrant Room on the first floor of the Town House. The agenda for tonight's Lyme Disease Committee includes: 1. Controlled Hunt 2012 Update 2. Update on Education Effort 3. State Commission Update - ILADS conference 4. Board of Health Advisor position For a full agenda, click here.
Thursday, April 26, 2012
The Medfield Lyme Disease Study Committee will hold a Lyme disease and tick-borne illnesses prevention forum on Thursday, April 26 at the Center at Medfield, beginning at 7:30 p.m.
A community forum on preventing Lyme disease and other tick-borne illnesses will be held Thursday, April 26 at 7:30 p.m. at The Center in Medfield. "The goal is to educate community members on how to protect your family and pets from tick-borne illnesses, including Lyme disease," the Lyme Disease Study Committee said in an e-mail to Medfield Patch. The forum is hosted by the Medfield Lyme Disease Study Committee and will feature three speakers: Information on personal, pet and property protection as well as local tick-borne illnesses will be discussed. For tips on how to prepare for deer tick season, click here.
Monday, October 3, 2011
The Town of Medfield announced on its website the town’s deer reduction program will begin on Oct. 17 and run through Dec. 31.
A controlled deer hunt is expected to begin in Medfield on Oct. 17 in an effort to reduce the risk of Lyme disease in town and bring the area’s deer population down to the size the state of Massachusetts recommends, according to the Town of Medfield’s website. “Reducing deer populations has been shown to reduce the risk of getting Lyme disease,” Medfield’s Lyme Disease Study Committee said in a FAQ response on the town’s website. “Lyme disease has been increasing and poses a significant health risk to the residents of Medfield and surrounding towns. Deer are a key part in the life cycle of deer ticks, which carry Lyme disease. Multiple studies have shown a strong link between large deer populations and the incidence of Lyme disease. …
Tuesday, July 12, 2011
With all the outdoor space in Medfield, knowing a bit about this tick-borne disease is important.
When it comes to living in Medfield, residents have a wide array of options in terms of outdoor entertainment. A hike through Rocky Woods or a walk at nearby Hale Reservation... the options go on and on. The flora and fauna might look diverse, but one thing they all have in common (along with any other outdoor space in New England): ticks. According to a report issued in April 2011 by the House Committee on Post Audit and Oversight and titled, "Lyme Disease in Massachusetts: A Public Health Crisis," Suffolk and Middlesex counties reported a combined 702 cases of Lyme disease in 2009, the last year from which official numbers are available. In total, 4,045 cases were reported in Massachusetts that year. While the total number of reported …
Tuesday, June 14, 2011
The Medfield Lyme Disease Study Committee and Board of Selectmen agree that "strictly regulated and monitored bow hunting on appropriate state, town and privately held lands" will help control the deer population in town and reduce lyme disease. Do you?
Questions and conversations are often the driving forces behind change and understanding between neighbors, officials and political leaders. At Medfield Patch, we want to hear from you! We're always striving to generate conversation and foster dialogue in an effort to give all of our users a voice in the community. Each day, we'll be asking Medfield Patch readers a different question every day. Questions could range from local decisions made by officials, to state issues, to national politics and entertainment. Whatever it is, we want to know what Medfield thinks! To answer, click on the words bolded and highlighted in blue and type away. Today, we are asking about reducing lyme disease in town: Do you agree with the Board of Selectmen …
Monday, May 16, 2011
Presentation given in Sherborn on deer population and lyme disease in Eastern Massachusetts last week.
Massachusetts Division of Fisheries and Wildlife deer biologist Sonja Christensen gave a presentation on the white tailed deer population and their relationship with ticks on Thursday in Sherborn. She explained that eastern Massachusetts has one of the largest populations for deer in the state. “We have a lot of deer in eastern Massachusetts. More than we’d like,” Christensen said. Last year, she added, 1,800 deer were harvested, which was the most in the state. Drew Colby, a bow hunter from Wellesley, said he pulled three deer out of neighboring Dover last year and at the Massachusetts Check-In station, where he is legally bound to bring his deer, they pulled at least 200 ticks off the deer. Christensen said the state licensed check …
Tuesday, April 26, 2011
Christine Kaldy, Chairman of the Lyme Disease Study Committee, said they will continue efforts to educate residents on lyme disease and begin a "controlled hunt" by bow and arrow program.
The Board of Selectmen has approved a proposal by the Lyme Disease Study Committee to try to control Medfield deer population and resulting high rates of lyme disease. “The selectmen gave them the authority to proceed with the play so hopefully we will start to have fewer deer in town and less incidences of lyme disease as a result of it because we just have way too much lyme disease in Medfield,” said Osler "Pete" Peterson, Chairman of the Board of Selectmen. “We will continue and expand our educational efforts on how to protect oneself from ticks and tick bites as well as on how to recognize lyme disease,” said Christine Kaldy, Chairman of the Lyme Disease Study Committee. “We will continue and expand education about the means to make …