Wednesday, November 14, 2012
Members of the Medfield Housing Authority met with the Board of Selectmen and said it could be time to add more senior housing.
Members of the Medfield Housing Authority recently met with the Board of Selectmen to discuss the need to expand its complex on Pound Street. "Tilden Village" consists of 60 units in six two-story brick buildings with ten apartments in each. The units contain approximately 700 square feet of living space. MHA Executive Director Jack Hurd told selectmen the town needs more senior housing, if funding could be secured. Hurd noted the original Tilden Village plans called for 40 additional units (100 in total) but the project scope was reduced when it was built. He said any new development would need to meet updated requirements for handicap accessibility. "If we were to expand we would want to create an environment where its easily …
Tuesday, November 13, 2012
The following is taken from the blog of selectman Osler "Pete" Peterson.
The following is taken from the personal blog of selectman Osler "Pete" Peterson called Medfield02052. Starbucks still a go November 12, 2012 I had noticed as I jogged that the Mobil station pumps have had their hoses removed and the station looks closed (and ratty), so I asked at our meeting of the Board of Selectmen last Tuesday whether the town should be looking whether to take some action. Kristine Trierweiler responded that the developer who has been pursuing the Starbucks at that location had in fact recently been in contact with her, that he is still going forward with the Starbucks, that he is making progress, and that he is planning on an opening next fall. Kristine Trierweiler indicated that she is looking to get the town’s …
Monday, November 12, 2012
The following is a blog created by selectman Osler "Pete" Peterson.
The following was taken from selectman Osler "Pete" Peterson's blog, Medfield02052. New superintendent search process November 9, 2012 Letter today from the School Committee - SCHOOL COMMITTEE Town of Medfield, Massachusetts 02052 November 9,2012 Dear Parents, As you may know, at Monday’s School Committee meeting, Bob Maguire announced his intention to retire as Medfield’s Superintendent of Schools at the conclusion of this school year. Suffice it to say, there is no single individual who is more responsible for developing the Medfield school system into one of the highest performing districts in the state than Bob. His contributions on behalf of Medfield’s school children will be sorely missed. In our role as School Committee, it is our…
Wednesday, June 20, 2012
The Medfield Board of Selectmen met Tuesday to discuss the following town business.
The Board of Selectmen's Tuesday night meeting was brief as representatives from First Light Energy, a solar energy consultant, did not appear for a public hearing scheduled for 7 p.m. During the meeting, the board approved the following internal budget transfers for town departments: Selectmen Approved the Following: Other News The full Board of Selectmen attended Tuesday's meeting including Ann Thompson, Osler Peterson, and Mark Fisher. Also attending was Assistant Town Administrator Kristine Trierweiler.
Monday, March 19, 2012
Medfield Foundation, Inc. recognized all its nominees and Volunteer Award recipients at Sunday's annual event.
On Sunday afternoon, the Medfield Foundation, Inc. recognized three Volunteer Award recipients as well as 20 nominees at a reception held at The Center at Medfield. Over 100 guests and honorees were greeted by members of the Medfield High School Jazz band (David Baler, Chris Davis, Nick Cruickshank and Anton Derevyanko) as they entered the Center on Ice House Road. Osler "Pete" Peterson, a MFI board member, emceed the event. He, along with board members, Catherine Girard, Chris McCue Potts and Kathleen Brennan were part of a subcomittee that ran this event. Event sponsor, Rockland Trust, was represented by bank manager, Cheryl O'Donnell. She spoke briefly, welcoming all the volunteers and guests to this event. "The Medfield Foundation, …
Friday, March 9, 2012
Medfield residents Abby and Jeff Marble write in to publicly endorse the reelection of Osler "Pete" Peterson to the Medfield Board of Selectmen.
Friday, March 9, 2012
To the editor, We would like to publicly endorse the reelection of Osler “Pete” Peterson to the Medfield Board of Selectmen. We have personally known Pete for over 11 years. Pete works hard to keep informed not only about our town’s issues but also at the state level. He keeps informed of all laws, regulations and trends that have the potential to affect our town. Not only does he acquire information so that he can make informed decisions, he also freely shares this information throughout various forums in Medfield. Pete’s blog, medfield02052.wordpress.com, is a very active forum in which you can read about issues affecting Medfield and the surrounding area and, most importantly, this is a place where questions on issues can be asked. We …
Wednesday, July 20, 2011
MEMO’s permit and license request to hold Medfield Day was approved by the Selectmen at Tuesday’s meeting pending review from Town Counsel Mark Cerel after two selectmen differed in opinion and the third abstained before ultimately casting a vote.
The Medfield Board of Selectmen approved MEMO’s request for permission to hold Medfield Day on Sept. 17 with an alternate date of Sept. 26 after controversy and debate between the selectmen. The vote is still pending approval from Town Counsel Mark Cerel because selectman Ann Thompson opted to vote on the issue despite being an active member of MEMO after selectman chair Osler “Pete” Peterson and selectman Mark Fisher debated the issue of town fees being billed to some private companies and not others. Peterson opposed the motion to approve MEMO's request while Fisher was in favor of the permits and licenses “as is.” With the vote split, 1-1, Thompson, who always abstains from votes and discussions involving groups and committees she is …
Tuesday, June 28, 2011
Medfield selectmen Osler Peterson shares his thoughts on last week's Zip Trip and shares information on Lyme Disease in his blog: Medfield 02052.
Zip Trip Thoughts: Fox News took over the park behind the Gazebo last Friday for four hours and entertained thousands from Medfield by doing so. There appeared to be plenty of on-site activity by residents when I was there before 7 a.m. and judging from the comments I have heard, it was of great interest to many more. From what I saw when I was there, the Fox crew deserves kudos for a well-planned and well oiled roll out of the Medfield iteration of their regular Friday feature. It certainly hit upon and captured much of what most seem to think makes Medfield so special. Nice to see Medfield getting some wider exposure. Lyme Disease - Walpole Says No Thanks: I reached out through a former Walpole selectman to ask if Walpole would join …