This morning, Chris McCue offered to help with the upcoming 9/26 meeting about affordable housing (since I had advocated for a meeting to discuss affordable housing issues). But since I had not organized, nor planned the 9/26 meeting (I only learned about it when I went to the last Selectmen meeting), I forwarded Chris’ offer to the town administration. I received this response from Kristine Trierweiler –
The meeting on 9/26 was for town boards to discuss affordable housing with the BOS. I believe that is separate from a town wide forum on 40B. Mike had been working with Mark on that.
Given that, Chris is correct that people will be attending the working session on 9/26 as well so I will touch base with Mark/Mike on scheduling the 40B meeting similar to the one we held when Parc was first proposed.
I apologize if my lack of information caused me to jump to conclusions that mislead anyone about that 9/26 meeting. I had actually mistakenly believed that the 9/26 meeting was intended as the public forum on 40B and affordable housing that I had envisioned, but apparently it is not – although the public meeting may now be getting arranged. It looks like we may be getting two separate meetings:
- one targeted at town boards, discussing the issues, and
- one targeted at the public, seeking to inform and seek input, I imagine.
The first year living on Harding Street we awoke one August morning to hearing “quack……quack……quack”. We discovered that it wasn’t “quack” but cyclists whizzing by saying “track……track……track”.
Today there was joy in voices as they approached the West Mill St & Harding intersection exclaiming “track..NO TRACK!”
Thank you to you, fellow Selectman, Mike Sullivan and all the other town staff for spearheading the effort to remove the tracks. It was timely and much appreciated by the PanMass bikers. Personally I appreciate not hearing “thud-thud-thud-thud-thud” anymore.
My only concern is the speed at which drivers come around the curve from Med State. Is it possible to post the mobile sign showing how fast people are driving for a little while?
Sincerely, Teresa James
Former selectman Richard DeSorgher was particularly persistent while serving as a selectman in seeking to have the RR crossings on both Harding and Farm Streets improved. Given how fast the change happened yesterday morning on Harding, during the hour I was holding office hours at The Center, I am guessing that the rails are still below the new asphalt.
The Medfield Police Department’s radar sign has actually been parked around the corner for the past week on Hospital Road at Clayton.
Email this afternoon from Mike –
A few updates on work
scheduled to start up soon
Electricity to be turned on at Hospital Water Tower – Friday
Transformer on Longmeadow to be replaced – next week
Filling of new hospital water tower – when tank is cleaned and sterilized probably next week
Old Water tower to be demolished – not yet determined
Paving of Green Street – tomorrow or Friday
Paving of North Meadows Road from West Street to Charles River – next week
Replacement of South Street gas main from Pound to Philip – next week
Hauling of fill from high school field by DPW today or tomorrow until finished
Car show at former hospital – Saturday 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. [I am not sure, but I think it is Sunday]
Sounds like a good time to go away.
Medfield Girl Scouts turned 100 years old today, and were congratulated by Representative Denise Garlick, above, amongst others, at the Gazebo. It is officially Girl Scout day in town.
Medfield Girl Scouts celebrate their first 100 years at the Gazebo at 6PM on June 15 –
Dear Selectman Peterson,
On June 15th Medfield Girl Scouts will be celebrating its 100th anniversary and we hope you can be a part of the celebration!
We are one of the oldest service units in the country. We’d like to imagine that if Miss Inches and Miss Haskell, the founders of Medfield’s Red Rose Troop One, were to meet our 350+ young Girl Scouts and 200+ Adult Volunteer Guides (AVGs) who assist in running the Medfield Service Unit, they would be very proud of what they put in motion for Medfield Girl Scouts 100 years ago. It is truly amazing that we continue to have a thriving and active Girl Scout community here in Medfield — which is a direct result of the commitment our young girls and teens have to the Girl Scout program–as well as the commitment our hundreds and hundreds of volunteers have made to Medfield Girl Scouts throughout the last ten decades.
Juliette Gordon Low, the founder of Girl Scouts USA in 1912, once said “Scouting rises within you and inspires you to put forth your best”. For the hundreds of Girl Scouts who participate in the Girl Scout program in Medfield, Juliette would have been proud of the service these girls put forth for the Medfield community. The commitment made by our Scouts in a day and age when there is so much that pulls at their time is truly commendable. From our youngest Daisy Scouts who earn their Daisy Petals as they learn the Girl Scout Law & Promise to our high school Senior and Ambassador Scouts, who carry their academic loads with high honors, play sports, participate in outside clubs and activities all while taking leadership positions, doing community service work and earning the highest awards as the Girl Scout Gold Award–are truly a remarkable group that accomplishes much for our community. We look to our past to Miss Inches and Miss Haskell for what they began here in Medfield, as we look to the future, to our current Scouts and volunteers who continue to carry Juliette Gordon Low’s mission forward and will do so as we move into the next 100 years of Girl Scouting in Medfield.
We invite you to come and be part of the celebration we are planning for our 100th Anniversary on Wednesday, June 15th at 6:00-7:00 PM at the Gazebo and library green in front of the Medfield Library on Main Street in downtown Medfield. We would love for you to commemorate our very special day and be a part our brief ceremony that will be held at 6:30 PM. We will contact your office in the next few days to see if your schedule will permit you to participate in our anniversary festivities.
Thank you in advance for your support of the centennial celebration of the Medfield Girl Scout program.
100th Anniversary Medfield Girl Scouts