Category Archives: Information

People want street repair schedule

I do not often look at the statistics about visitors to my blog, but WordPress posts a bar graph of past visits atop the page where I add new posts, and so I noticed today that there appeared to be a major spike last Thursday.

When I just looked to see why, I learned that a record number of visitors, by far, by a factor of about 2-3 times the next greatest number, had clicked through from a Patch article about planned road repairs.  Patch had picked up my blog post, but did not list the streets, so people had to click through to see which streets were being worked on this summer.

What this tells me is that there is a huge thirst for town information about what departments are planning that directly impacts people.  FYI, my fist two goals on my list for the selectmen this year are to develop a system to push town information to people and to improve the town’s website.

These are the statistics for my blog from last Thursday:


Thursday, June 19, 2014

Views: 805Help
Visitors: 448

Views per Visitor: 1.80

Search Engine Terms

These are terms people used to find your site.

2014-06-19

Search Views
medfield blog peterson 3
pete peterson blog 2
medfield state hospital 1
medfield music assoiciation 1
pete peterson medfield blog 1
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Unknown search terms 3
Total search terms 12

New Life Home Refurnishing

This from Susan Maritan -


 

New Life Home Refurnishing, a non-profit organization which accepts donations of gently used furniture and household items for individuals and families in need, is asking the public for help. They are in need of household appliances in good condition (toasters, coffee makers and small microwave ovens), bed frames (twin-full and queen) as well as gently used mattresses and box springs (no stains, tears or visible marks).

Medfield residents, Ron Yates and Doug Marshall, Co-Presidents of New Life, want the public to know that donations can be brought to the New Life warehouse 102 Elm Street (Route 27) in Walpole between 9 and 11 AM this Saturday, June 14, or New Life can provide a pick-up.

Please note, this summer New Life will have summer hours. June 14th will be the last Saturday that the warehouse is open for donations until September. Starting June 25th, the warehouse will be open every other Wednesday evening from 6:30 – 8:30 PM for drop offs.

Those interested in donating, scheduling a pick up, volunteering or looking at the schedule of summer hours are encouraged to reference the NewLife web site www.newlifehr.org or may call 774-316-6395.

The mission of NewLife Home Refurnishing is to help individuals and families in transition from the Metro-West and Greater Boston area. The New Life team believes that the opportunity to “shop” from the warehouse of gently used furnishings and household items offers dignity and affirmation to those who have been marginalized.


 

History Day trolley tours Saturday

This from MEMO -


 

“Art, Culture and Mystery; the life-style of Medfield’s Rich and Famous”.

 

On Saturday, June 14, 2014 Medfield’s Annual Discover Medfield History Day, sponsored by M.E.M.O, will launch from a new starting point, the Lowell Mason House on Green Street. Parking will be available next door at the Hinkley Swim Pond parking lot. This years theme is entitled “Art, Culture and Mystery; the life-style of Medfield’s Rich and Famous.” Six tours, lasting one hour each and beginning on the hour starting at 9:00 AM, will take place aboard Boston’s Old Town Trolley. The final tour will leave at 2 PM. Conducted by Town Historian Richard DeSorgher, those on the tour will meet the following who have played a part in Medfield’s culture and history as they ride through the town including: the founder of public school music in America, Massachusetts’ youngest selectman and learn about his tragic death, John Fitzgerald Kennedy and his Medfield visit, the inventor of the roller skate, Alice Roosevelt, William Lloyd Garrison, Frederick Douglass, Mayor James Michael Curley, Evelyn Byng, Walt Disney, the architect and designer of Colonial Williamsburg, George Herman “Babe” Ruth, Medfield’s richest and economically and politically most powerful person known as “The Colonel,” the Founder of Medfield, the first public school teacher in America, the first President of the University of Vermont, Nathan Hale and his “I regret I have but one life to give for my country,” William Tilden, the founder of the Boston Symphony Orchestra, cellist Pablo Casals, Isabella Stuart Gardner “Mrs. Jack Gardner,” artist John A.S. Monks, President Grover Cleveland and his Medfield visit, concert master, B.S.O. musician Charles Martin Loeffler, famed landscape artist George Inness, famed Impressionist artist Dennis Miller Bunker, feminist and America’s first female author Hannah Adams, musician James Carroll Bartlett, debutante Brenda Frazier and the Splendid Splinter Ted Williams.

 

Tickets are available in advance at Needham Bank on Main Street for any one of the six hour-long tours. Tickets will also be available on Saturday, June 14, the day of the event at the Lowell Mason departure site, if not sold out. Ticket prices are $9 for adults and $6 for seniors and children under age 12

Sad news

This email from Theresa Knapp just now -

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1/29/2014 5:02PM
Patch site
Knapp, Theresa
“Theresa Knapp, Editor” <theresa.knapp@patch.com>

Hi all.

As of 5pm today, this email address will no longer work.  It has been a pleasure covering the Town of Medfield and working with all of you.

Best,
Theresa
theresaknappenos@gmail.com
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AOL sold the whole Patch network this past month, and from the new owner’s press release it seemed ominous, as that new owner indicated that the Patch sites would continue as a place for individuals and municipalities to post materials — but there was no mention of “reporters” being part of the future plans.

I am assuming that Patch has now removed our editor.

Medfield was indeed fortunate to have two fine and hard working journalists create our Patch site, first Jeremie Smith and most recently Theresa Knapp.  We are indebted to them, for both the amount and the depth of the information that they have shared with us.   They have made us more knowledgeable and better for it.

Thank you Theresa for all that you have done for the Town of Medfield!

Rep, Denise Garlick reports 1/30

Medfield State Representative, Denise Garlick, will present her annual “Report to the Community of Medfield” at the Town House on January 30.  She will do a brief review of 2013 and a preview of 2014.

  • 7:00 – 7:30 PM – Reception
  • 7:30 – 8:00 PM – Report
  • 8:00 – 8:s0 PM – Questions and Discussion

All are invited.

Jeremie Smith – from Medfield to Patriots

Jeremie Smith, the first editor, and therefore the creator of the Medfield Patch, left Medfield to become the editor of the Foxborough Patch, and Jeremie has now moved on again, this time to to join the New England Patriots.

Jeremie is now the Corporate Communications Coordinator for the New England Patriots — a position Theresa Knapp, our more recent former Medfield Patch editor, says she believes they created for him a few months ago.  You can follow Jeremie via his blog  Jeremie’s blog.

Jeremie A. Smith’s Blog

“Jeremie Smith, Corporate Communications Coordinator of the New England Patriots, provides an insightful and engaging look into everything local about Patriot Place, Gillette Stadium and the New England Patriots.”

Lenders rate your credit by your FB friends

We aren’t “alone” any more, and never will be…..

NEW YORK (CNNMoney)

Choose your Facebook friends wisely; they could help you get approved — or rejected — for a loan.

http://money.cnn.com/2013/08/26/technology/social/facebook-credit-score/index.html

 

New home for Medfield nonprofit news

Announcement from Chris McCue -

Blog: GoodWorksMedfield  (http://goodworksmedfield.blogspot.com)
1st Post: A home for Medfield nonprofit news

Link: http://goodworksmedfield.blogspot.com/2013/04/a-home-for-medfield-nonprofit-news.html

So here’s what it’s about:  a blog specifically for helping our Medfield non-profit and grassroots groups get the word out about all of their “Good Works”. Our community newspapers & Patch do a super job, but I thought having one online location for just local, non-profit news & events would be very helpful and supplement efforts by our well-established media outlets.

I’d love it if you could help me spread the word around town about the blog – especially among our various community groups. In the next day or two, I’ll be compiling an e-mail list of my own local contacts, but given your positions in town, and/or relationships to many of our beloved Medfield nonprofits, I thought I’d start with you first.

All feedback & suggestions on the blog are welcome too!  I do plan on setting up a Gmail account specifically for the blog so that people can send me info. That’s next on my list.

Thanks,

Chris

Get email notices of town meetings

At the town website you can now sign up for emailed notices of town meetings (a copy of the email appears below).  The notices have been working now for a couple of weeks.  I will ask about getting the meeting times and locations added to the notices -

3/19/2013 12:53AM
[Meetingsdaily] (no subject)
info.lists.town@medfield.net
meetingsdaily@lists.town.medfield.net, ,
===========================================================   03.19.2013  Warrant Committee       http://www.town.medfield.net/index.cfm?cdid=22498&amp;pid=21359

03.19.2013   Kingsbury Pond Committee  http://www.town.medfield.net/index.cfm?cdid=22552&amp;pid=21359

03.19.2013  Permanent Building Committee        http://www.town.medfield.net/index.cfm?cdid=22586&amp;pid=21359

03.19.2013  Board of Selectmen

http://www.town.medfield.net/index.cfm?cdid=22590&pid=21359

03.19.2013  Historical Commission

http://www.town.medfield.net/index.cfm?cdid=22594&pid=21359

It’s working!

The Town House notification of meetings has started to work.  Sign up at the town website to get email notice of town meetings like the one below, on which the links will be live and take you to the Town website notice for that meeting, where the time will be displayed.  It would be good to eventually have the time and meeting location in the email notice  -

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3/11/2013 12:53AM
[Meetingsdaily] (no subject)
info.lists.town@medfield.net
meetingsdaily@lists.town.medfield.net, ,
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03.11.2013
Medfield State Hospital Mediation Committee

http://www.town.medfield.net/index.cfm?cdid=22460&pid=21359

03.11.2013
Capital Budget Committee

http://www.town.medfield.net/index.cfm?cdid=22508&pid=21359