Wednesday, May 22, 2013
Town and state officials will discuss environmental remediation for the Medfield State Hospital site.
On Thursday, June 6, at 7 p.m., the Medfield State Hospital Mediation Committee and the Commonwealth of Massachusetts will present the proposed approach to the environmental remediation for the former state hospital property. The meeting will take place at The Center at Medfield, One Icehouse Road. The Committee urges all interested residents to attend this public meeting to learn more about the mediation process and proposed outcome of the mediation. About the Committee The Medfield State Hospital Mediation Committee -- including Ann Thompson, John Thompson and William Massaro -- was appointed by the Board of Selectmen in the spring of 2012. The purpose of the mediation was to work with the state's Division of Capital Asset Management …
Tuesday, May 21, 2013
The author's father was a psychiatrist at Medfield State Hospital where he lived among the residents, some often babysitting him. Here are some memories of his very young years on campus.
The following article was submitted by Harry "Wally" Gardiner spent many of his young years on the campus of Medfield State Hospital where his father was a psychiatrist. Gardiner, 75, now lives in Minnesota. This is his story as written for Medfield Patch. Childhood Memories of Medfield State Hospital By Harry (Wally) Gardiner Many years ago, when I was teaching college, I learned that one of my colleagues had told his abnormal psychology class that “Harry Gardiner spent six years in a mental institution, did you know that?” Of course they didn’t – and he “forgot” to mention that it was when I was a young child and my father, a psychiatrist, was the Assistant Superintendent at the Medfield State Hospital! I first lived at the hospital when…
Monday, May 20, 2013
Check out some of these Medfield videos on YouTube.
Check out some of these Medfield videos on YouTube, everything from beekeeping to sports to house tours. Enjoy! General Interest Houses for Sale Sports Medfield State Hospital
Monday, May 13, 2013
Here's a recap of Tuesday's meeting.
The Board of Selectmen met on Tuesday and covered issues from the Boston Marathon Bombings and the former Medfield State Hospital to contracts for the local town garage and veterans' poppies. Here's a recap of their May 7 meeting with Chairman Mark Fisher and fellow members Osler Peterson and Richard DeSorgher. * Selectmen recognized Medfield Police Officers Jim O’Neil and Eric Pellegrini who are part of the Metropolitan Law Enforcement Council and were called into action after the Boston Marathon Bombings. Read the full story HERE. * Selectmen then met with representatives from the Massachusetts Division of Asset Management who outlined a new "sales partnership model" that would allow the town to purchase approximately 90 acres of …
Wednesday, May 8, 2013
Representatives of DCAM said they want to work with Medfield to sell a portion of the property to the town.
State representatives said Tuesday night that they are willing to sell approximately 90 acres of the former Medfield State Hospital property to the town. The acquisition price would be based on the Commonwealth recouping a portion of the costs it has incurred on the site since the hospital closed in 2004. Carole Cornelison, Commissioner of the Commonwealth's Division of Capital Asset Management (DCAM), told the Board of Selectmen that the state would like to sell a portion of the property to the town so "you can control your own destiny with regard to this property." We see this as a partnership opportunity to help you achieve your goals to enrich the town and to assist the Commonwealth...We see this as a land disposition model," …
Monday, May 6, 2013
The Board of Selectmen will meet tonight, Tuesday, May 7, at 7 p.m.
The Medfield Board of Selectmen will meet TONIGHT at 7 p.m. in the Chenery Room of Town Hall. The meeting will start at 7 p.m. with a discussion about the former Medfield State Hospital with the Commonwealth's Commissioner of the Department of Capital Assets and Management, Carole Cornelison, according to Selectman Osler Peterson's personal blog. The board is also expected to award contracts for demolition and construction for the new town garage, construction of which was approved at last week's annual town meeting and special town election. Other items on the agenda include these "action" items: Executive Session at 8:30 PM to conduct strategy sessions in preparation for negotiations with nonunion personnel or to conduct collective …
Friday, February 1, 2013
Here is a glance at the highlights from the Board of Selectmen's meeting on Jan. 29, 2013.
The Board of Selectmen met on Tuesday. Here is a glance at the topics discussed at that meeting. All selectmen -- Ann Thompson, Mark Fisher, and Osler Peterson attended the meeting. Appointments Met with Gil Rodgers and Roz Smythe, members of the Norfolk Hunt Club, to discuss the club's efforts to regain access to the former Medfield State Hospital site for equestrian use. Selectmen voted unanimously to endorse the project and send a letter in support after Peterson has had a chance to review it. Met with Medfield Public Library Director Deborah Kelsey regarding the FY14 budget. Kelsey described a budget that represents a 3.95 percent increase. The increase reflects the library's five priorities this year: Town Administrator noted that …
Wednesday, December 19, 2012
Here is a look at what the selectmen discussed at their meeting on Dec. 18.
The Board of Selectmen met on Tuesday night and discussed the following: * Held a moment of silence in honor of the Dec. 14 tragedy in Newtown, Connecticut. * Learned the transfer station will be open extra hours next week including Dec. 26, Dec. 27, Dec. 28, and Dec. 29. * Voted to award the town's single stream recycling contract to E.L. Harvey & Sons, Inc. of Westborough * Received a recycling grant from the Department of Environmental Protection that gives $1,000 to the town to update the printed materials at the transfer station; it also gives $2,000 to the school department to update the recycling equipment for the school custodians. * Approved the meeting minutes of Dec. 4, 2012 * Awarded the by-law codification contract to General …
Monday, December 3, 2012
Here is a look at the agenda for Tuesday's meeting of the Board of Selectmen.
The following was taken from Selectman Osler "Pete" Peterson's personal blog, Medfield02052. This is the agenda for this week's meeting of the Medfield Board of Selectmen. The meeting will be held on Tuesday, Dec. 4 at 7 p.m. in the Chenery Room of the Town House. AGENDA (subject to change) 7: 15 PM Tax Classification Hearing, Board of Assessors 7 :25 PM Board of Assessors, FY14 Budget ACTION Vote to authorize Chairman Thompson to execute the Commonwealth of Massachusetts Building Official Certification Committee New Employee Report Form for Building Commissioner John G. Naff Discuss budget targets for water Vote to grant 2013 alcohol licenses to Medfield establishments Discuss amending Zoning Bylaw to regulate location of medical …
Wednesday, November 28, 2012
Here is a glance at government meetings posted for this week.
Here is a quick look at the meetings posted for Nov. 28 and Nov. 29. A complete listing of meetings is available in the lobby of the Medfield Police Station, and at the town website.