Thursday, September 13, 2012
Vietnam veterans who attended Medfield High School will be honored on a plaque outside their former school. The community is asked to review the list of names for accuracy.
In early November, Medfield's Vietnam veterans will be honored with a plaque to be located outside the former Amos Clark Kingsbury High School (now the Thomas A. Blake Middle School) at 24 Pound Street. The Vietnam plaque will be similar to the plaques at Dale Street School which honor the WWII and Korean War veterans who attended that school when it was the Hannah Adams Pfaff High School. The Medfield Veterans' Plaque Committee is creating a list of the the men and women who attended Medfield's high school and who also served in the Vietnam war between February 28, 1961 and May 7, 1975. Medfield Troop 10 Eagle Scout candidate Sam Marble came up with the idea of having the Vietnam Memorial located outside the front of the school, in …
Wednesday, September 12, 2012
Here's a look at what's going on around town 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. Warning: The grounds surrounding all school buildings will be sprayed during the overnight hours of 2 a.m. and 3 a.m. (Wednesday night/Thursday morning) as a precaution against EEE and the West Nile Virus. 2. Today's library events include Pattycake Place (10:45-11:15am) and Book Bunch (11:30am to noon). For more information, click here. 3. Cub Scout registration will take place tonight from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Memorial School. For more info, visit ww.wBeAScout.org 4. Did you see the story about the bomb scare in Medfield last week? 5. Did you do anything…
Friday, September 7, 2012
A look at the "Tannery Farm" at 663 Main Street.
Its location is 663 Main Street, just west of historic Vine Lake Cemetery and just before the vast open meadows of the Charles River. It sits on a small knoll, surrounded by trees and protected by the Metcalf Historic District, which includes all of West Main Street. The historic dwelling is known as the Tannery Farm and the house itself dates to 1785. When the Tannery was first built, the ratification of the U.S. Constitution and the presidency of George Washington were still two years away, our victory over the British in the Revolutionary War was still fresh in everyone’s mind, our country was governed under the Articles of Confederation and the dollar had just been unanimously chosen for the first time as the money unit for the …
Tuesday, September 4, 2012
Here is a recap of the issues discussed by the Committee to Study Memorials at its most recent meeting.
The Committee to Study Memorials met on Aug. 13 to discuss replacing the signs at the town's 13 honor squares, and also to discuss arrangements for the dedication of the Robert E. Naughton Civil Square. Here are the notes from that meeting. Civic Square Markers Robert E. Naughton Civic Square Flag Cases for Veterans Roger Hardy Flagpole The next meeting of the Committee to Study Monuments will be on Sept. 10 at 7:30 p.m. at the Medfield Historical Society, 6 Pleasant Street.
Friday, August 31, 2012
Here’s a look at today’s events.
1. Forecast for Friday: The National Weather Service based in Taunton calls for a mostly sunny day with highs is the lower 90s. Southwest winds 15 to 20 mph. Friday night: Cloudy then becoming partly cloudy with lows in the upper 60s. Southwest winds 10 to 15 mph with gusts up to 25 mph, then becoming northwest 5 to 10 mph after midnight. 2. Town Hall Meetings: 3. Library Events: NOTE: Library closed Saturday, Sunday and Monday for the holiday; will reopen on Tuesday. 4. Community Events: • 10:30 a.m., TOPS, library lower meeting room; new members welcome. For info, call Barbara at 508-785-0439. • 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Hinkley Swim Pond open 7 days a week, weather permitting. Last few days with lifeguards. • 24/7, ‘Thoughts Are …
Thursday, August 30, 2012
Here’s a look at today’s events.
1. Forecast for Thursday: The National Weather Service based in Taunton calls for a sunny day with a high near 84. Light west wind increasing to 8 to 13 mph in the morning. Thursday night: Clear with a low around 60. Southwest wind around 7 mph. 2. Town Hall Meetings: 3. Library Events: 4. Community Events: 5. Fundraising Opportunities:
Wednesday, August 29, 2012
Here is a recap of last week’s Board of Selectmen meeting.
The Board of Selectmen met last week and discussed the following agenda items: The selectmen met with Brandi Morris of the Downtown Study Committee and discussed: Selectmen also met with Council on Aging Director Roberta Lynch who asked for (and was granted) a one-day liquor license for an upcoming singles night at The Center, and who also gave the selectmen an update on The Center’s activities. Lynch reported that attendance was up at The Center’s summer barbeques from 600 last year to 800 this year. After the meeting, Peterson told Medfield Patch that towns should invest more in programs for seniors to keep them invested in their communities so they do not move out of town. “The more older people we can keep in town by getting them …
Here’s a look at today’s events.
1. Forecast for Wednesday: The National Weather Service based in Taunton says sunny with a high near 75. North wind 6 to 11 mph. Wednesday Night: Clear with a low around 51. Light west wind. 2. Town Hall Meetings: 3. Library Events: 4. Community Events: 5. Other Noteworthy Events:
Tuesday, August 28, 2012
At its meeting Monday night, Medfield's BCRT Committee discussed costs associated with the conversion of the old railroad tracks to a rail trail, grants and donations received, and the revenue attainable from salvaged iron.
Editor's Note: The following relates to the Bay Colony Rail Trail and appeared as part of Osler "Pete" Peterson's blog Medfield02052 on 8/28/12. BCRT meeting last night The Bay Colony Rail Trail committee met last night, and I attended most of the meeting, until I excused myself to attend the continued ZBA hearing on the Gatehouse 40B on West Street. These were the highlights that I heard: It was reported that the BCRT discussions were contentious at the Dover ATM, with some not wanting to even rebuild the bridge over the Charles River to Needham, so people could not get into Dover from Needham. However, Dover’s strategic planning questionnaire demonstrated strong overwhelming town support for the BCRT if it does not cost the town any …
Monday, August 27, 2012
The Board of Appeals on Zoning will hold a continued public hearing tonight at 7:30 p.m. for “The Parc at Medfield,” an affordable housing complex proposed off West Street.
The Board of Appeals on Zoning will meet tonight at 7:30 p.m. in the Chenery Room at the Town House to discuss “The Parc at Medfield,” an affordable housing complex proposed off West Street. The topic of the continued public hearing is the architectural review but any portion of the application can be discussed. According to the Executive Summary of Gatehouse’s application filed with the state, The Parc at Medfield would include four buildings of one, two and three-bedroom rental units on 9.22 acres of land near the former Potpourri building between West Street and Route 27 on “an underutilized industrially-zoned property that is extremely well-suited for re-use as a multi-family infrastructure.” Town officials and residents have voiced …