Category Archives: Information

New town website

It is live today –   Nice clean look, with easy to use interface.  And you can sign up to get notifications of meetings and agendas.

town website


Mental health referral service

The William James Interface Referral Service

The School Department and the town signed up with The William James Interface Referral Service, which is a mental health referral service for any resident.  Interface phones are answered by mental health professionals, and they match callers with appropriate clinical staff.  Interface does the legwork, and makes referrals based on the variables. The service became available for Medfield residents November 1.  See the Interface website for other resources – William James Interface Referral Service
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Suicide prevention training 7PM Tuesday

Learn in two hours how to be comfortable talking to loved ones about self harm.

The newly-formed Medfield Coalition for Suicide Prevention (“MCSP”) invites interested community members to attend a FREE suicide prevention training taught by Riverside Trauma Center. The training is intended to help address this public health crisis by rais-ing awareness of suicidal behavior and teaching tools that can help prevent suicide. The MCSP particularly encourages parents and adults to attend. We hope to offer train-ing specially targeted to youth at a future date. Tuesday, December 5, 2017 7:00-9:00 p.m. The United Church of Christ in Medfield 496 Main Street, Medfield, MA 02052 FREE to the Public For questions, contact Heather Krauss at If you are inclined to financially support the MCSP, please consider making a donation through its Go Fund Me page at RSVP not required, but kindly appreciated. To RSVP, please visit:



Medfield Coalition for Suicide Prevention

Medfield sign

The Medfield Coalition for Suicide Prevention, is a newly formed steering-committee (created September 2017) of community members/professionals who desire to create a coalition that promotes mental health resources.  We recognize that a public health crisis has touched our town and by coming together, we can form an initiative that raises awareness and has the potential to save lives . The MCSP has created this GoFundMe account in order to raise funds that will:

  • hire a consultant to effectively guide our development of a strategic plan for suicide prevention among all ages in Medfield
  • create and disseminate printed resources
  • fund future QPR trainings
[The Medfield Coalition for Suicide Prevention is a program of Medfield Cares About Prevention (MCAP).]
Funds raised will benefit:
Medfield Foundation, Inc.

  Certified Charity
Medfield, MA

Interface is live

Interface, the mental health referral service brought to town by the combined efforts of the schools and police is now operational, and residents can get services.


The following is from the Superintendent’s blog  –

This post will highlight our new partnership with Interface Referral Service

Medfield Public Schools and Town of Medfield Collaborate to Fund Interface


We are pleased to announce a new referral service for all students and residents of Medfield. The Medfield Public Schools and the Town of Medfield have teamed up with William James College to provide a referral service that provides a wide range of valuable resources related to mental health and wellness for the benefit of children, adults and families, as well as educators and mental health professionals.

In addition to the resources on their website, the William James Interface Referral Service maintains a mental health and wellness referral helpline Monday through Friday, 9 am-5 pm, at 888-244-6843 (toll free). This is a free, confidential referral service for individuals across the lifespan living in Medfield. Callers are matched with licensed mental health providers from their extensive database. Each referral meets the location, insurance, and specialty needs of the caller. More information about the service and terms of confidentiality can be found here on the new Interface- Medfield page.


Nice anniversary

Enjoying this reminder from a N.J. personal injury attorney colleague on my American Association for Justice listserv –

hell freezes over

Today is World Statistics Day by 10/20/10 UN Statistical Commission edict for worldwide celebration of statistics; Royal Statistical Society UK also launched its “get stats statistical literacy” campaign at 20:10 on 20.10.2010. And

1817: 1st Mississippi “Showboat” left Nashville, TENN on its maiden voyage;  it was NOT a steam powered paddle wheeler, but rather a keelboat purchased by 20 yr old actor named Noah Miller Ludlow for $200, and thus named “Noah’s Ark,” which passed down Cumberland, to the Ohio, then down Mississippi River to New Orleans – arriving 10 months later in NOLA; and

1873: P. T. Barnum’s “Great Roman Hippodrome” featuring “Greatest Show on Earth” opened in NYC (site of MSG today);

1924: 1st Negro League World Series game was played: KC Monarchs (Kansas City MO) shut out Hilldales (Darby, PA), 5-0.

1947: House Un-American Activities Committee began investigation into Communist infiltration of Hollywood, resulting in the infamous “Hollywood Blacklist” that prevented some from working in the industry for many years; and

1998: 1st Mark Twain Prize for American Humor was awarded to Comedian Richard Pryor

2004: Pro Sports Comeback Record:  After losing the first three games of the ALCS, the Boston Red Sox won four consecutive games to win the AL pennant, beating NY Yankees in Bronx, 10-3. Johnny Damon’s 2 home runs, including a grand slam,  and Derek Lowe’s solid pitching help Boston join 1942 Toronto Maple Leafs, 1975 NY Islanders, 2010 Philadelphia Flyers, and the 2014 LA Kings, as the only teams in professional sports history to overcome a 3-0 series deficit to win a seven-game series.

PS: KC won 1924 World Series vs “Darby Dandies” 4-1-1 (1 tie); and BoSox swept St. Louis Cards 4-0 games in 2004 Series.

My Twitter competition

I just discovered that the pesky other Medfield, the one which is a part of Baltimore, Maryland is trying to horn in on my @Medfield Twitter handle  with @MedfieldMD, which sounds too medical to me.

However, that other Medfield does appear to have a really nice sign –