Tuesday, August 21, 2012
Pete Peterson reports in his blog, Medfield 02052, that neighbors say the beavers are back.
**Editor's Note: This post appeared on Osler "Pete" Peterson's blog, Medfield02052, today, August 21, at 2:36 p.m. This is in response to Medfield residents near the Stop River. The Board of Selectmen will discuss this matter at its meeting tonight at 7 p.m.** Beaver update By Selectman Osler "Pete" Peterson Emailed report from neighbor of the beavers - ===================== Well our backyard water is down about seven or eight inches, no [sic, "so"] nice to see. The beaver dam at South St. was flowing fast on Thursday and Friday. Sunday, today, a different story, our little eager beavers have worked overtime this weekend and they have patched up the breech to a trickle and all is back to beaver normal!!!!
Monday, August 13, 2012
Town officials respond to complaints from residents of standing water that is a public safety risk.
On Tuesday, the Board of Selectmen heard from several residents of Bayberry Road, Stagecoach Road, and Nauset Street who complained of standing water in the Stop River that is being caused by beaver. Residents said the standing water was a public safety concern for children in the area who might fall into it, the increased chance of mosquitos and EEE, the foul odor, and the potential to damage house foundations and septic systems. Town officials said they would do all they could to help the residents who have had no luck trying to find the right agency or department to address the problem. In his personal blog, "Medfield 02052," Selectman Osler Peterson's addressed the beaver issue on Friday. Here is that post. Editor's note: The …
Wednesday, March 21, 2012
Medfield selectman Osler "Pete" Peterson is running for reelection in Monday's Town Election against challenger Nikolaos Athanasiadis. Peterson is hoping a victory will allow him to "continue the work" he started 12 years ago.
Osler “Pete” Peterson has been a member of the Medfield Board of Selectmen for the past 12 years but has been committed to public service much longer. “My mother instilled in me this idea of public service,” Peterson said. “She was always very active everywhere that she lived and we lived in a lot of different places but everywhere that we lived she found something that she was active in.” Inspired by his mother's work and his coming of age in the 1960s, "when politics was at the forefront," Peterson said he was always interested in the public process, which sparked his desire to get involved. After 12 years as selectman, Peterson still has a desire to be involved and is running for reelection against challenger Nikolaos Athanasiadis in …
Friday, February 10, 2012
Medfield Board of Selectmen chair Osler "Pete" Peterson catches people up on some of the things he has been doing about the proposed 40B on West Street and the affordable housing issue in town.
Medfield Board of Selectmen chair Osler Peterson published the following update regarding 40B on his blog, "Medfield 02052."
Monday, January 30, 2012
Medfield Board of Selectmen chair answers readers' questions regarding the proposed affordable housing complex on West Street.
Medfield Board of Selectmen chair Osler "Pete" Peterson shared his thoughts and provided some answers to reader questions regarding the 40B affordable housing complex proposed to be built on West Street. The following response to the Medfield Patch article, "Affordable Housing Complex on West Street Could Cost Up to $15 million to Develop," was published on Peterson's blog, "Medfield 02052." Here are my responses to the questions raised about the proposed 40B on West Street. Shawn Collins asked: “Do the Planning Board members and your fellow Selectmen still have the same opinion of 40R, especially with current sentiment from residents over the Gatehouse Group LLC’s proposed project?” The opinions of my colleagues on the selectmen and …
Wednesday, January 18, 2012
Medfield Board of Selectmen chair Osler "Pete" Peterson touches on several topics that were discussed at Tuesday's Board of Selectmen meeting on his blog, "Medfield 02052."
Editor's note: The following was published by Medfield Board of Selectmen chair Osler "Pete" Peterson on his blog, "Medfield 02052." Water's a Bargain ... Relatively Medfield’s water appears to be a bargain, comparatively speaking, when the town’s water usage rates are compared to those of Millis, Medway, Norfolk, Walpole, and Dedham-Westwood. Our water charges appear to be a fraction of what the same amount of water would cost you in those towns. At the high end, our rates for the same amount of water are less than half the Dedham-Westwood costs. To view the graph that summarizes local town's water usage rates (Nov. 2010), click here. Medfield Board of Selectmen Support Bay Colony Rail Trail On Tuesday, the Medfield Board of Selectmen …
Tuesday, October 11, 2011
In response to those who appealed the Order of Conditions granted to DCAM for remediation work in the Charles River and C&D area of the Medfield State Hospital site, MassDEP will visit the property Thursday.
Medfield Board of Selectmen chair Osler “Pete” Peterson posted an e-mail from the Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection (MassDEP), confirming receipt of the request to appeal the Order of Conditions issued by the Medfield Conservation Commission to the Massachusetts Division of Capital Asset Management (DCAM). Peterson said the e-mail was forwarded to him by one of the parties who had appealed the Conservation Commission's Order of Conditions. "The MassDEP e-mail went to those who appealed, not to me and/or the town to my knowledge," Peterson said. "The town did not appeal [and] therefore [is] not officially a part of the appeal." The Conservation Commission issued DCAM an Order of Conditions in August for remediation work …
Sunday, September 25, 2011
Medfield Selectmen chair Osler Peterson provides a roundup of political news around the Commonwealth distributed by John Nunnari and published in his blog, Medfield 02052.
Senate Debate on Gambling Bill to Begin Next Week The Senate is set to start debate on Monday on an expanded gambling bill that would license three regional, resort-style casinos and one slot parlor. After the amendment deadline passed on Wednesday, a total of 182 proposals had been filed, including amendments to reduce the number of casinos from three to two and to remove the single slot machine venue from the bill. Senate President Therese Murray (D-Plymouth) indicated this past week that the final vote on the gambling bill will not likely occur this week, as the Senate will hold two formal sessions per week and Senate rules permit members to delay bills for up to three consecutive sessions before they are ruled out of order. Poll Shows …
Thursday, September 22, 2011
Today we want to know what you think about CVS’ proposed plan to take over the entirety of its current building on Main Street and install a Drive-Thru.
The pharmacy chain CVS has filed plans with Medfield’s Conservation Commission to expand at its current location on Main Street, according to Medfield Selectmen chair Osler Peterson’s blog. CVS will take over the whole building, Peterson says, including the part now occupied by the D’Angelo sandwich shop. A drive-thru will be installed at the rear of the pharmacy’s building. So Medfield, what do you think? Today’s Question: How do you feel about CVS expanding throughout its current building and adding a drive-thru window? To comment on the poll or expand on your answer, click here!
Thursday, September 15, 2011
Medfield Selectmen chair Osler "Pete" Peterson suggests in his blog that following Needham's lead in enacting a zone change to make the process for starting new businesses in town easier would be beneficial to Medfield.
Needham recently enacted a zoning change to make it easier for new businesses to get approval under Needham zoning to open the doors. To me, it sounds like a good idea to make the process both easier and faster for businesses looking to locate in Medfield. A similar zoning change in Medfield could create the discretion to allow the new business uses that do not fit on all fours with what the zoning says. Another thing we could do at the town meeting the last Monday in April. To read more on Needham's zoning changes, click here. To read more posts on Peterson's blog, "Medfield 02052," click here.