Selectman Osler "Pete" Peterson holds office hours on the first Friday of each month at The Center at Medfield.
Wednesday, May 1, 2013
Wednesday, April 3, 2013
Ann Thompson did not run for re-election after 30 years as selectman.
Folks are bound to be thinking something was missing at last night's Board of Selectmen's meeting, and they'd be right. This will be the first time in 30 years that Ann Thompson was not sitting at the table as a selectman. Last month, Thompson opted not to run again for the seat she first took in 1983 after serving five years as a library trustee and five years on the warrant committee. Thompson said she plans to continue to serve on the many committees to which she was appointed as a selectman. Click HERE to see the highlights from her 40-year career in community service as noted by friends and family who attended her retirement party. Medfield thanks you, Ann!
Tuesday, March 26, 2013
Richard DeSorgher was elected to the Board of Selectmen on Monday.
Thirty years after he vacated his seat at the selectmen's table, he's back. On Monday, Richard DeSorgher was elected to the Board of Selectmen. "I'm getting my old seat back with a 30-year gap in between," DeSorgher said after the election. DeSorgher was first elected to the board in 1980. He served just one term, deciding not to run again because his children were young, he was in graduate school, and he didn't have the time to devote to the job. "Now that I'm retired, I have the time," he said. "I've always had the interest and now I also have the time." Interestingly, DeSorgher is taking the seat occupied by Ann Thompson for the last 30 years. When Thompson was elected in 1983, she took the seat that DeSorgher was vacating. Just …
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 …
Tuesday, March 19, 2013
Selectman Ann Thompson will not run for re-election after serving 30 years on the board.
Tonight is the final meeting for Selectman Ann Thompson who will not run for re-election after serving 30 years on the Medfield Board of Selectmen. Thompson, who chairs the committee this year, announced in November that she would not run for re-election. Richard DeSorgher is running unopposed for the seat. A tireless volunteer who sits on many boards, Thompson said she will continue to serve on other boards as needed. Thompson's final meeting has a full agenda including: AGENDA 6:45 p.m. to 7 p.m., Executive Session for the purpose of discussing collective bargaining 7 p.m., Public Hearing, Earth Removal Permit; applicant Michael Lueders dba West Mill Street LLC 7:30 p.m., Annual warrant hearing, Warrant Committee ACTION Medfield …
Monday, March 18, 2013
After 37 years with the the Medfield Historical Society, Richard DeSorgher will step down because of his impending election to the Board of Selectmen.
After working with the Medfield Historical Society for 37 years, Richard DeSorgher has stepped down as a curator with the society. DeSorgher is running unopposed for a seat on the Medfield Board of Selectmen later this month. In an email to his fellow curators, DeSorgher said: Unless a massive write-in campaign surfaces, I will be elected Medfield's new selectman on March 25. Having been a selectman before, back when I was in my 20s, I know the time that the office will take. I do not want to be in a position of not being able to give 100% of my time and effort to a commitment. I am therefore resigning as a curator and as program director from the Historical Society, as I do not feel I can give the time needed to the time required as a…
Wednesday, March 6, 2013
Tickets are available for a reception to honor Selectman Ann Thompson who will not run for re-election after serving 30 years as a member of the Medfield Board of Selectmen.
A reception to honor Ann Thompson’s 30 years as Medfield Selectman is planned for Sat., March 23, from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. at The Center at Medfield, One Ice House Road, Medfield. The public is invited to the Open House to recognize Ann's 30 years on the Board of Selectman and, before that, five years on the Warrant Committee. Brief speeches of recognition will take place at 3:30 p.m. Tickets for the event are $20 per person which includes food from Basil’s and drinks (wine, beer, soda, water, coffee and tea). Tickets are on sale through March 15. Funds left over from ticket sales will be donated to a charity of Ann’s choice. Tickets can be purchased at the following venues: No gifts please. For more information, email firstname.lastname@example.org. …
Tuesday, March 5, 2013
Thompson will be recognized by The Medfield Foundation as an "active citizen" and a woman who "can do it all."
The following press release was submitted by The Medfield Foundation. The Medfield Foundation proudly recognizes Ann Thompson with one of its two 2013 Lifetime Achievement Awards for her five decades of work to benefit Medfield, including almost forty years service in town government. Ann has been “everywhere” and involved in “everything” in town. Ann’s service includes as a Selectman for thirty years, the Warrant Committee, a CPR Instructor, a Girl Scout Leader, the Medfield Home Committee, the Medfield State Hospital Reuse Committee, the Original High School Booster Club, as a Medfield school volunteer, MEMO (Medfield Employers and Merchants Organization), attending Eagle Scout programs, the Original St. Edward's Parish Council, as a …
Thursday, February 28, 2013
Selectman Osler "Pete" Peterson holds office hours on the first Friday of each month from 9 a.m. to 10 a.m. at The Center at Medfield.
Selectman Osler “Pete” Peterson will hold his monthly office hours on Friday, March 1 from 9 a.m. to 10 a.m. at The Center at Medfield.Peterson started these office hours a few months ago in an effort to make himself available to residents on a predictable basis, and the response has been good.“There has been more interest and demand than I anticipated,” said Peterson who says those attending mostly want to discuss topical issues.“I have been surprised that I have not had much free time, as there has been a steady stream of residents coming to talk. I also learned that others from out of town also thought of it as a good idea, such as Representative Winslow, who asked if he could share the idea and time with me (he has however, become …
Monday, February 11, 2013
Selectman Osler "Pete" Peterson writes the blog, "Medfield02052."
Ever wonder what it's like to be a selectman in Medfield? Osler "Pete" Peterson created the blog "Medfield02052" to tell the public just that. "I started this blog to share the interesting and useful information that I saw while doing my job as a Medfield selectman," he says on the site he started in May 2009. "I thought that my fellow Medfield residents would also find that information interesting and useful as well. This blog is my effort to assist in creating a system to push the information out from the Town House to residents." In fact, some of his writings have been featured on Patch. Medfield02052 includes everything from meeting minutes to conference reports to miscellaneous information he picks up along the way. Recent posts …