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 …
Tuesday, January 29, 2013
A discussion with Gil Rodgers will start at 7 p.m. regarding the proposed expansion of use at the former Medfield State Hospital (now vacant) to include equestrians.
The Board of Selectmen will meet tonight, Tuesday, Jan. 29, at 7 p.m. in the Chenery Room at the Town House. The brief agenda (which is subject to change) includes: For more information, call 508-359-8505.
Friday, November 23, 2012
A weekly column by Town Historian Richard DeSorgher.
The street name "Frairy" is unique and often mispronounced. It hosts Medfield Day every September, is home to the historic Dwight-Derby House, is part of the shore-line of Meetinghouse Pond, has the only bridge in town where the cars travel under the train tracks, is the location of Basil's Restaurant (formerly the Frances Cafe), and was home to Medfield’s Italian immigrant population which first arrived in the early 1900s. It runs from North Street to Dale Street. Who was this Frairy family that the street was named after? John Frairy was one of the founders of Dedham, Massachusetts. He came from England with his wife Prudence and one or more of his children. He was made a freeman in Dedham in 1638. He became a cordwainer or shoemaker …
Check out some of the top Medfield-centric pages available on Facebook. Did we miss one?Tell us in the comment section.
As we quickly approach Small Business Saturday 2012, which is Nov. 24, we note several Medfield small businesses have Facebook sites that people should "like." Thanks to the help of our readers, we've updated our list. Did we miss one? If so, tell us in the comment section below. Do your part to support local small businesses and be sure to let us know if we're missing any Medfield-related Facebook pages. If we are, tell us about it in the comment section below!
Wednesday, October 24, 2012
On Monday, the Medfield High School Boys Varsity Golf team qualified for the state championship to be held on Monday.
The following sports update was submitted by a team parent. Would you like your child's sports team featured on Medfield Patch. Click here to find out how -- it's quick and easy. With an impressive 16-2 season, the Medfield High School Boys Varsity Golf team qualified at Glen Ellen Country Club for the for the State Tournament to be held next week. The team was one of only four teams from South Division III (Alignment Div 3SS). The Division III Tournament will be held at Red Tail Golf Club in Devens on on Monday, Oct. 29.
Friday, October 12, 2012
A weekly column by Medfield Town Historian Richard DeSorgher.
At the founding of the town of Medfield in 1651, a Church Society was organized. At that time, the Society was called the Church of Christ. The church no doubt was actually organized before 1651; and the process of organizing had probably run through the several months proceeding. The forming of a religious society or church among the New England Puritans of that day was very serious and deliberate. When the First Parish Church in Dedham was formed only 13 years before Medfield’s church (and by some of the same people who later formed this town and parish), many months were spent in reaching the desired result. Week after week and month after month the people met in little groups in their homes and deliberated upon the subject. There were…
Tuesday, October 9, 2012
Here's a list of good things to know as you start your day in Medfield.
1. The following town boards will meet tonight: Board of Health, Board of Library Trustees, Affordable Housing Committee. 2. Did you do any leaf-peeping this weekend? Share your foliage photos with us by going to "Post Pics and Clips" on the home page (you'll see the button under the third story box). If you have any trouble, let me know. 3. Registration is still on-going for Medfield's "3v3 Tournament" to be held on Sunday, Oct. 14. To register, click here. 4. Wii Weekdays continues at the library today from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. in the Teen Lounge. For a full list of events, click here. 5. Hannah Adams Women's Club Duplicate Bridge will meet today at 12:30 p.m. at The Center on Ice House Road.
Tuesday, September 25, 2012
Here's a look at the police logs from last week.
Monday, Sept. 17 10:36 a.m., Main Street. Caller reported a car parked half in the road in front of Lovell's. Gone on arrival. 4:02 p.m., High Street. Caller reported a motor vehicle accident with property damage. 5:06 p.m., Colonial Road. Caller reported they have a lost dog and they are looking for its owners. Animal Control was notified. Tuesday, Sept. 18 5:50 a.m., North Street near Deerfield. Traffic enforcement; three citations issued. 10:28 a.m., North Street. Fire Department transported a patient who was having trouble breathing to Needham Hospital. 2:08 p.m., South Street and Robert Sproul Road. Police helped at school crossing. 2:10 p.m., South Street and Pound Street. Police helped at school crossing. 6:21 p.m., Curve …
Wednesday, September 19, 2012
Here's a look at Medfield today.
Our weekday morning column, "5 Things You Need to Know," provides you with information that can help you plan your day and give you some fodder for water cooler conversations. 1. Check out our new "Grocery Specials" section of our homepage. The link is on the lower right-hand corner of the page. 2. Today's meetings include Park and Recreation Commission at 7 p.m., Historical Commission at 7:30 p.m., and the Sign Committee at 7:30 p.m. 3. The town Warrant Committee is seeking volunteers to join the town Warrant Committee. Anyone interested should contact Town Moderator Scott McDermott. 4. Did you see yesterday's police log? 5. Today's library events include Pattycake Place from 10:45am to 11:15am, Book Bunch from 11:30 a.m. to noon, …
Monday, September 17, 2012
Check out the photos from this year's Medfield Day celebration. You might need two cups of coffee -- that's a lot of photos!
Another successful Discover Medfield Day. Thousands of people gathered on the downtown streets and around Meeting House Pond to celebrate the Town of Medfield. The day started with the Medfield Day Fun Run and 5K Road Race. Check CoolRunning.com for 5K race results which include top runners Andrew Robartes and Kerry McCormack of Medfield. Check out the photos from the day's events -- you're sure to see lots of people you know (as well as one cute Patch Puppy). And be sure to check out the YouTube flash mob video -- Medfield Day is always a good time! Want to sign up for our daily newsletter? It's the easiest way to make sure you keep up with Medfield Patch headlines. Click here and you'll have today's news in your inbox every morning. …