Tuesday, May 14, 2013
Children's Librarian Ann Russo recently retired after several years as a librarian and teacher in Medfield.
The following "thank you" to long-time town employee Ann Russo was written by fellow librarian Kim Tolson. Russo recently retired after working many years at the library and, before that, as an elementary and middle school teacher in town. She is now looking forward to reading more "grown-up" books. Children's Librarian Ann Russo Retires, By Kim Tolson Ann grew up north of New York City, in a small town much like Medfield. She came to this area for college and stayed because she loved Boston so much. She has lived in Medfield for 33 years! She has two daughters who went through the Medfield School system, and graduated from college a few years ago. They used to visit the old library that was next door. Ann came to the Medfield Public …
Friday, April 5, 2013
Jeff Marsden was the Medfield School Committee's unanimous choice for the next Superintendent of Schools.
After a months-long process, the Medfield School Committee unanimously endorsed Dr. Jeffrey Marsden as the town's next Superintendent of Schools. Subject to contract negotiations, he would assume the position on July 1 after the June 30 retirement of current Medfield Superintendent of Schools Bob Maguire. "They say it takes a village to raise a child; I can tell you that it takes a village to choose a new Superintendent," said School Committee Chairman Debbie Norschese. Marsden, who lives in Norfolk, holds a Doctorate in Education in Educational Leadership from Boston College, and has been the Superintendent of Wrentham Public Schools since 2006. He started his career in the Taunton school district and then worked several years in the …
Monday, March 25, 2013
A party was held for Thompson on Saturday, March 23.
More than 200 family and friends gathered on Saturday to thank Ann Thompson for 40 years of service to the Town of Medfield, as a member of the Board of Selectmen (30 years), Warrant Committee (5 years) and Board of Library Trustees (5 years). The event was celebrated at The Center at Medfield with a full buffet catered by Basil Restaurant. Highlights of the event included: * Former Police Chief Bill Mann as Master of Ceremonies. * Ann’s daughter Barbara, the driving force behind organizing the event, introduced her siblings and all of Ann’s grandchildren. * Father Leroy Owens of St. Edward Parish gave Ann a special blessing and thanking her for 40 years of service to the town. * Representative Denise Garlick presented a proclamation …
Wednesday, January 9, 2013
Starting Jan. 8, most merchandise is 15 percent off.
There it is. Reality, right there in the front window. On Tuesday, the signs went up so it's true. After 73 years in business, Lord's Department Store really is closing. "Store Closing. Liquidation Sale. Everything Must Go!" The shelves are clearing quickly and the stock is out on the floor. Most things from Halloween decorations to $1 combs are on sale. Also on sale, at the back of the store, are the children's LEGO table and chairs ($75) as well as the train table ($100) -- everything must go. "Store Closing Sale Rules" include: 50% off all Christmas 15% off all other items Buy 1 Hallmark card, get 2 free (no other discounts) ALL SALES FINAL! Excludes: Candy, tobacco, newspapers and food. Prices are NOT subject to negotiation! The…
Monday, December 17, 2012
Here is a look at tonight's School Committee agenda.
The Medfield School Committee will meet tonight at 7:30 p.m. in the Medfield High School television production classroom. The agenda includes:
Tuesday, December 11, 2012
The school committee will meet at 7 p.m. tonight to interview two search firms interested in helping the district hire the next superintendent of the Medfield Public School system.
The Medfield School Committee will hold a special meeting tonight at 7 p.m. in the Medfield High School television production classroom. The agenda will include a presentation from two firms interested in helping the district search for a superintendent to start on July 1 after current Superintendent Bob Maguire retires on June 30. AGENDA 7 p.m., Future Management Systems, Superintendent Search Presentation 8 p.m., New England Developmental Council, Superintendent Search Presentation 9 p.m., Mass. Department of Environmental Grant 9:10 p.m., School Committee Policy on Recycling 9:20 p.m., FY14 Budget Update 9:30 p.m., Dale Street School Statement of Interest 9:40 p.m., Public Participation9:20 p.m., Information Sharing/Other
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…
Thursday, November 8, 2012
Superintendent Bob Maguire sent a letter to parents on Tuesday announcing his June retirement.
On Monday night, Superintendent Robert Maguire announced his retirement to be effective in June. On Tuesday, Maguire sent a letter to Medfield parents explaining his decision. "After 22 years in Medfield, I am looking forward to a different pace and the opportunity to spend more time with my family," he said in the letter. Maguire said he was making the announcement now to allow the school committee time to find his replacement. To read the letter in full, see the attached pdf. Tell us: What do you think about Maguire's retirement? Tell us in the comment box below.
Thursday, August 9, 2012
The Milken Institute has come out with a list of the top cities and towns in which to grow old. Where would you put Medfield on the list?
The Milken Institute has issued its list of Best Cities for Successful Aging in the United States. Boston ranks No. 4 on the list of large metropolitan areas, and the town of Barnstable ranks No. 51 on the list of smaller metro areas. Also on the list of larger cities is Worcester at No. 62, Fall River/New Bedford/Providence grouped together as No. 66, and Springfield at No. 81. No other Massachusetts towns were among the top 100 smaller metro areas. According to The Huffington Post, the Institute consulted survey results, demographers, and various experts in the aging field in compiling a list of 78 factors that contribute to what it calls "successful aging," or an active and productive old age. These range from cost of living and crime…