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Pack 113 Blue and Gold Banquet

This evening Mike Marcucci and I represented the selectmen at Pack 113’s Blue and Gold Banquet. A large number of the cub scouts, twelve (pictured with their parents) are joining the twenty-three boy scouts in Troop 10.

Excellent food from Cutlets.


Read Across America

I got to read to Mrs. Scier’s first grade class yesterday morning at Memorial School as part of the Read Across America celebration of Dr, Seuss’ birthday.

To have me read, the children first have to vote on the right reading hat, and this year they chose the jester hat shown in the photo.

The cat in the hat card was made by the kids.

Fun morning.

Flu shots

Newton-Wellesley Hospital



Walk-In Flu Clinic

Tues. Feb. 27, 4-7 p.m.

Newton-Wellesley Hospital

East Lobby

2014 Washington St, Newton


Have you gotten your flu shot this season? Take advantage of this free walk-in flu clinic! Open to adults 18 or older. For more information, please visit or call 617-243-5900.


New Alert Water Main Break Near 18 Snyder Road For

Medfield emergency alert follows. Sign up to get these at town website.

February 08, 2018 02:56 PM

Water Main Break Near 18 Snyder Road

Water Main Break near 18 Snyder Rd. Water shut off in area. Water quality may diminish and/or be shut off entirely at times during the repair. When repair is… Read on
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Congratulations to MCPE (& thanks to Middlesex Savings Bank)

MCPE is excited to announce that we have been chosen by

Middlesex Savings Bank 
as one of 24 local educational foundations to
receive a generous donation of
A huge heartfelt thank you to Middlesex Savings Bank for their support and recognition!
Read more about their $1.2 million donation here!
Please visit to learn about our foundation and the educational grants we fund to all five of Medfield’s public schools.

MCPE’s Treasured Experiences Auction is happening now!
Click here to bid on over 170 priceless experiences generously donated by Medfield K-12 teachers, administrators, and community members.
Act quickly! This online auction ends on Friday, February 2nd! Bid Now!


Per the letter below, that I received this week, from Bill O’Donnell, our Norfolk County Register of Deeds, the residents of the Town of Medfield paid $46,790 in surcharge fees at the Norfolk Registry of Deeds for recordings in 2017 to support the Massachusetts Community Preservation Act (CPA).

However, because Medfield has not yet adopted the CPA, the fees we paid were in turn paid over to other towns that have adopted the CPA.

The CPA for me is all about getting the state matching monies, so that our town monies can go further in the three categories where the CPA requires the monies to be spent:

  • open spaces and recreation
  • historic preservation
  • affordable housing

Originally the state matching monies were 100%, but as more towns joined the CPA the match declined.  In recent years the legislature has even added monies to the match to make it more attractive.  Last year the state matching money was 17%.

WILLIAM P. O'DONNELL REGISTER OF DEEDS ASSISTANT RECORDER OF THE LAND COURT Selectman Osler L. Peterson Medfield Board of Selectmen l 0 Copperwood Road Medfield, MA 02052 Dear Selectman Peterson, COUNTY OF NORFOLK COUNTY OF PRESIDENTS REGISTRY OF DEEDS NORFOLK REGISTRY DISTRICT OF THE LAND COURT January 19, 2018 As Register of the Norfolk County Registry of Deeds, I thought the chart on the reverse side would be of interest to you. It provides an illustration of the funds generated by the Community Preservation Act (CPA) in your community based on recorded real estate filings during the 2017 calendar year. The Community Preservation Act was signed into law on September 14, 2000. Today there are 172 Massachusetts communities that have adopted the Community Preservation Act. Just over 1.75 billion dollars has been raised to date statewide. The Registry of Deeds, at no additional cost to the Commonwealth or local communities, collects these revenues for the state once a document is recorded. The monies are then forwarded to the Massachusetts Department of Revenue on a monthly basis. The funds collected by the Commonwealth are then redistributed back to the communities that have adopted the CPA through a variety of formulas. The Norfolk County Registry of Deeds which is located at 649 High Street, Dedham, is the principal office for real property in Norfolk County. The Registry is a resource for homeowners, title examiners, mortgage lenders, genealogists, municipalities and others with a need for secure, accurate, accessible land record information. For assistance please contact our Customer Service Center at (781) 461-610 I, or visit our website at I hope you find this data to be timely, informative and useful. In the meantime, ifl can be of assistance to you, please do not hesitate to contact me at 781-461-6116 or by email at I wish you a healthy New Year. Sincerely yours, ~411?7~ William P. O' Donnell Norfolk County Register of Deeds WPO/aag 649 HIGH STREET. DEDHAM . MASSACHUSETTS 02026 T E L EPHONE 78 1·461 ·6 1 16 FAX 7 81 -326·4246 EM A IL registerodonnel www ~ ~ You£m Linked (@ @NorfolkDeeds NORFOLK COUNTY REGISTRY OF DEEDS COMMUNITY PRESERVATION ACT (CPA) SURCHARGES BY TOWN FOR CALENDAR YEAR 2017 TOWN TOTAL AVON $18,030 BELLINGHAM $68,890 BRAINTREE $124,580 BROOKLINE $166,930 CANTON $94,080 COHASSET $42,810 DEDHAM $90,580 DOVER $29,780 FOXBOROUGH $62,360 FRANKLIN $117,830 HOLBROOK $47,080 MEDFIEI,n $46,790 MEDWAY $48,810 MILLIS $34,740 MILTON $95,820 NEEDHAM $108,540 NORFOLK $40,180 NORWOOD $83,730 PLAINVILLE $35,410 QUINCY $273,240 RANDOLPH $110,070 SHARON $60,270 STOUGHTON $105,140 WALPOLE $94,180 WELLESLEY $103,680 WESTWOOD $54,980 WEYMOUTH $215,200 WRENTHAM $53,87020180119-Wm O'Donnell-ltr from_Page_2


MMA annual meeting

Gus and i attended the Massachusetts Municipal Association’s annual meeting both yesterday and today at the Hynes Convention Center.

Governor Baker told us yesterday that his administration will continue to increase the state local aid by the same percentage that state revenues increase, meaning that it will increase 3.5% next year, because that is the consensus projection, even though the revenue increases may not actually be that high.

Senators Warren and Markey stayed in DC to deal with the government shutdown, and appeared only by videos.

Lots of good information from other selectmen, state officials, and service providers.