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MSH remediation area

This is what the C&D area along the edge of the Charles River looks like this morning. In the middle is the new hill created in the hollow where the power plant used to stand, because that is where DCAMM piled all the contaminated material it dug out of the wetlands along the edge of the river, in the area that is in the left of the photo.

Skiing was great.[ end]


Osler L. Peterson, Esq.
580 Washington Street, Newton, MA 02458-1416
66 North Street, PO Box, 358, Medfield, MA 02052-0358
617.969.1500 W
617.969.1501 Direct
617.663.6008 F
508.359.9190 M

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EPA award for WWTP

Bob McDonald and Bill Donovan of the Waste Water Treatment Plant at the selectmen meeting to report on their receipt of the EPA award for the quality of the improvements at the WWTP. The EPA commendation is on the table in the foreground. Medfield was the only recipient in Massachusetts.

Blog stats

Word Press Statistics:

I was just looking to see what Word Press statistics tell me, and these were the ones that I found interesting:

479 people get a Word Press email of blog posts

238 get posts via Twitter

149 get posts via Facebook

??? via LinkedIN


Biggest view days at Word Press were:

800 (almost) people wanting to know if their street was going to get DPW work done last spring, when Patch linked to the list.

473 people looking at post about Medfield having run out of salt on 2/9/15.

Pi Day

This year pi day is even more appropriate, as it come on 3.14.15, a once in a century pi day occurrence.  Hope the snow does not ruin it.


Sander rescued

Mike Sullivan also told me yesterday about a town sander that went off the road on Causeway Street yesterday, trying to do the edges of the street.  It apparently had to be righted by a heavy duty wrecker.  Mike said it was able to continue sanding after being righted, as it had no damage.  Deb told me that it got Medfield on the TV news.

As I saw the plows yesterday I thought to myself how much institutional memory there is in all the DPW workers’ heads as to where the streets are and how best to plow each particular area.  Similarly, when I mow in the summer, I have such patterns etched into my brain about how to do it and where to go next to allow me to do it as fast as possible, that even if I become so demented that I lose all mental functioning I will still be able to mow our lawn.  I have been running the snow blower so much of late, that I am starting to develop those same patterns etched into my brain about the location of the edge of my driveway and walkways at each point.

Snowmagedon status in Medfield

And on the 40th day of the snows of 2015, the DPW workers took time off to sleep, and the town ran out of salt.

Mike Sullivan called this afternoon with a town status update, and the bad news is that the town has run out of salt.  Mike says that our regular supplier just has not filled our order, and that our alternate supplier does not have available trucks to make a delivery to us.

Expect snowy roads for a while, and slow down.

Snow rake

If you are having ice dam issues feel free to borrow our snow rank from the snow bank in our driveway.  Reaches second story roof from the ground.