Thursday, May 16, 2013
Police say to hide your gold.
After a reported break-in of a commercial building last week where $2,800 in cash was stolen, it begged the question: Have there been any other break-ins lately? Patch called on Medfield Chief of Police Robert Meaney Jr. for more information. Meaney said there have not been many break-ins as of late, however, there was a questionable call on the same day (May 10) to a hair salon on Green Street which reported damage to its front door. That could be related to the West Street break-in or could just be a broken window; that is under investigation. But what Meaney also said is that neighboring Norfolk has had some trouble lately. Norfolk has had several breaks where the individuals are looking for gold. They remove the gold from the house …
Tuesday, May 14, 2013
Do you know what this is?
You never know what you're going to find when you go out walking. Recently, some folks were walking along the railroad tracks and came across (what appeared to be) a stranded locomotive engine near West Street and Old Bridge Street. "What is that?," they asked, and Patch answered. "The locomotive parked off of West Street is used to move cars from the junction of the CSX rail line at West Mill Street and Adams Street to a site in Millis," said Medfield Police Chief Robert Meaney Jr. Meaney said this has just started recently and it "seems to occur once every couple weeks or so," he said, noting that the main rail line that goes through Medfield is owned by CSX and the branch line to Millis was owned by Bay Colony Railroad. Interesting…
Tuesday, May 7, 2013
To date, Sgt. Daniel McCarthy is only Medfield police officer to lose his life in the line of duty.
Have you seen this plaque in front of Dale Street School? It was placed there in memory of Sgt. Daniel J. McCarthy who spent many hours in the school as the town's DARE officer. On September 21, 2000, McCarthy, who had been on the job for almost four years, was struck and killed by a motorist while he was directing traffic in Millis. He was 38 years old and the father of five children. According to Town Historian Richard DeSorgher: Sergeant McCarthy of the Medfield MA Police Department was working a detail at a road construction site when a speeding motorist, driving a pickup truck, ran through the barricades and the officer's vehicle before striking the officer. He was pronounced dead at the scene moments later. McCarthy was Medfield…
Tuesday, March 26, 2013
There were green arrows around the schools on Saturday, what were they?
Did you see the green arrows around the Wheelock School on Saturday? And then more arrows down Elm, South, and Pound Streets, and around the middle and high schools? Those arrows were for the Sandy Hook Virtual 5k organized by Medfield's New 'N Towne as part of a nationwide run to support the families who suffered in the Dec. 14, 2012 tragedy. Runners said they ran to let the people of Newtown, Conn., know they are still in Medfield's thoughts and prayers. TELL US: It's been more than three months since the tragedy, do you still think about the events of Dec. 14?
Monday, March 18, 2013
Short answer: "We should not be holding our breath," according to one selectman.
The following is an update on the road construction on North Street and Green Street from Selectman Osler "Pete" Peterson. It originally appeared on his personal blog Medfield02052 on March 6, 2013. North & Green Sts. status I queried Ken Feeney at the BoS meeting last night about what will happen when on North Street and Green Street, while he was in to discuss his budgets, and this is his expected time frame:
Friday, March 15, 2013
What is CoverItLive, how does it work, what's in it for me, and how does he do that?
CoverItLive is a great feature that Patch offers to readers who can't get to events they wish they could attend. Can't go? Have to work? Traveling out of town? Live in another state? No problem; Patch will cover it live for you. Take this year's High School Girls Basketball State Championship, for example. This week, Medfield was in the Division 2 semi-final game ... against defending state champion Reading ... in Boston at the TD Garden ... on a school night -- that presented a problem for many family, friends and community members who wanted to attend but could not. So Patch went for them. What Do I Do? With CoverItLive, folks log onto Patch, click on the story related to their game, and follow the link to CoverItLive coverage (see …
Wednesday, March 13, 2013
Soon, very soon!
Park Street Books & Toys will soon be moving to its new location at 504 Main Street in Medfield. Owner Jim James said he is waiting for the occupancy permit which he hopes to receive in time to open in April. "If we receive the permit in time, we will be in our current location through Spring Break [April 13-21], then we will close for six days [April 14-19] and then open in our new location," James said. In addition to its extensive offerings of books and toys -- it is the largest children's bookstore in New England -- the store is now the headquarters for Medfield spirit wear and will host the community SCRIP box after the move. In May, Park Street Books & Toys will have a grand opening celebration some "with lots of fun and author …
Tuesday, January 29, 2013
In this column, you ask a question and Patch tries to find the answer.
With the news last week that developer Salvatore Capital Partners is still on track to convert the former gas station to a Starbucks coffee shop, residents have many concerns on the project. This week, one Patch reader -- who was greatly concerned about the traffic at the already-busy corner of Main and North Streets -- asked... Question: "Will Starbucks have a drive-thru?" Short answer: "No." The town of Medfield has a bylaw that prohibits food establishments to have drive-thru windows, something residents can see applied to other eateries in town. That bylaw will also be applied to whatever business eventually goes into the former Friendly's restaurant. About this Column "You Ask, Patch Answers" is where we strive to find answers to…