Parc at Medfield breaking ground tomorrow

Selectmen have been regularly assured that the Parc at Medfield was continuing and that the developer, Gatehouse, was actively working on getting all its ducks in a row.   Per an email from Kris this afternoon, Gatehouse is moving forward tomorrow.


10/29/2014 1:44PM
Parc at Medfield Update
Trierweiler, Kristine
‘Osler L. Peterson'; ‘Richard DeSorgher'; ‘Mark Fisher’, ,
The erosion control measures are in place and the clearing of vegetation will
start tomorrow. Everything has been approved and inspected by the Conservation Agent.

Kristine Trierweiler
Assistant Town Administrator
Town of Medfield
459 Main Street
Medfield, MA 02052
508 906 3011 (p)
508 359 6182 (f)

MFi Volunteer Awards nominations are open



2014 MFi volunteers of the year, Andrea Nevins, John Thompson, and Barbara Gips for her father John Thompson.  Photo by Colleen Sullivan.

The Medfield Foundation (MFi) annually fetes at its Volunteer Awards those individuals, suggested by fellow residents, whose extraordinary efforts and activities have made a special marked difference in the quality of life in Medfield.  At a reception on March 22  the town will celebrate all the nominated individuals, and the MFi names its Volunteer of the Year, Youth Volunteer of the Year, and Lifetime Achievement Award recipient for 2015.

The Volunteers Awards are based entirely on nominations submitted by the public, and solely on the information submitted.  Give recognition to your special volunteer on the form at

The Rockland Trust Charitable Foundation generously sponsors the MFi Volunteer Awards.

BoS tonight, updated

Board of Selectmen
Agenda  October 28, 2014

Announce: We want to take a moment of appreciation for our brave servicemen and women serving around the world. This meeting is being recorded

If necessary the Medfield Board of Selectmen will meet in Executive Session (closed session) at the close of business for the purpose of discussing state hospital negotiations (NB – this will not happen)

7:00 PM Bay Colony Rail Trail Study Committee, Christian Donner Chair Provide update on status of

7:15 PM  Animal Control Officer, Jenny Cronin Update on activities

Review Annual Appointments

Swap help needed

This from Nancy Irwin -

Hi, All,   SWAP is closing for the Season this coming weekend.  Due to expected bad weather on weekend, we will begin the dismantling of tents and umbrellas on Weds., Oct 29 and Fri. Oct 31.  We will continue the remainder of work on Sat, and Sun, Nov 1 and 2.  The hours are 9-4.   ANY help that you can provide for this very worthwhile endeavor will be much appreciated.  We could use trucks, trailers, vans, to be able to transport tents, umbrellas, bins, carts, and other supplies to our storage facility here in Town.   Come one, come all!!!   Thanks,   Nancy

MAHS on 11/10 at MHS

Notice today to MHS parents regarding the MetroWest Adolescent Health Survey coming on 11/10.  Extremely useful data is derived from this long running survey -

October 27, 2014
Dear Parent or Guardian,

To make sure we continue to give the best possible education and services to children in Medfield, we want to learn about their attitudes and behaviors with regard to a variety of health-related topics. Inorder to accomplish this, students at Medfield High School are being asked to participate in the MetroWest Adolescent Health Survey. The questions on the survey cover many topics including alcohol, tobacco and other drug use; violence and safety; nutrition and physical activity; sexual behaviors; and mental health.  This project will continue to help our district develop and enhance its health education and prevention services. We will be giving this survey to students in grades 9-12 on Monday, November 10th.

The survey is anonymous, meaning your child will not put his or her name on the survey and no one will know what he or she writes.  There will be no identifying information on any of the surveys.

Completing this survey is volnntary.   Your child’s grades in school will not be affected by whether or not he or she participates.   Your child can also decide not to take the survey or skip any question he or she does not wish to answer.

The Protection of Pupil Rights Amendment is a Federal Law that requires us to notify you ahead of time about the survey, and give you the chance to look at it, so you can let us know if you do not want your child to take part. Ifyou would like to see the survey before deciding, a copy will be available in the main office from Thursday, October 30, 2014 through Thursday, November 6, 2014.

If you DO NOT want your child to take part in the survey, please complete the form below return it to the main office secretary by Friday, November 7, 2014.

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Susan Cowell, Wellness Content Specialist.

Robert Parga

Hunt Club history lecture next Monday

This from Gil Rodgers of the Norfolk Hunt Club -

David Lewis, Jr., ex-MFH, to Speak on the History of the Norfolk Hunt Club

The featured speaker at the Medfield Historical Society meeting on Monday, November 3, 2014 will be David W. Lewis, Jr. , ex-Master of the Fox Hounds (MFH) (1973 – 1980) and member of the Norfolk Hunt Club.   The narrated slide presentation will be held in the basement of First Parish Unitarian Universalist Church, 26 North Street, Medfield beginning at 7:30 PM.

David is the editor of the definitive book on the history of Norfolk Hunt Club, “The Norfolk Hunt: One Hundred Years of Sport,” 1995. He will talk about the history of (drag) fox hunting with the Norfolk Hunt Club since its origins in 1895 interjecting entertaining stories about some of its prominent members — such as Henry Vaughn (MFH) and Miss Amelia Peabody, and notable events of the Club over the last 100 years — such as annual Farmer’s Day celebration and the traditional Thanksgiving Day hunt.

This is an opportunity to learn first-hand about a tradition that is emblematic of the rich and distinctive culture of Medfield, Dover, Sherborn, and surrounding towns.

MSA meeting this AM

The Massachusetts Selectmen Association of the Massachusetts Municipal Association is holding its Fall Conference for selectmen. Professor Barry Bluestone is the keynote speaker talking on economics, demographics, and destiny.
I will attend breakout sessions on paramedic services and then choose between ones on the ballot questions or town administrator searches.
I always find useful information as MMA sessions that I can bring back to make Medfield town government work better. [End]