If you’d like to learn more about the proposed school’s costs or the tax implications please join the community conversation on WEDNESDAY, September 22nd at 7PM in the high school auditorium or tune in remotely via Facebook Live or Zoom.
My Ascension: A Documentary Film and Movement to Spread Hope and Fight Suicide
WHEN: Wednesday, September 29, 2021, 7:00 pm
WHERE: Medfield High School Auditorium
WHAT/WHY: September is Suicide Prevention Awareness Month. In order to raise awareness and reduce the stigma of talking about mental health and suicide, the Medfield Coalition for Suicide Prevention (MCSP), a Medfield Foundation initiative, is hosting a screening of the film “My Ascension”, which documents the true story of a young woman who survived a suicide attempt. A panel discussion of mental health professionals will follow the film. This event is intended for adults and high school students and is not recommended for anyone under the age of 14.
SYNOPSIS: A suicide attempt left 16-year-old varsity cheerleader, Emma Benoit, paralyzed, but propelled her on a mission to use her painful experience to help others find hope and shine more light on the fact that 20 young people die every day by suicide in the in the United States. My Ascension is a feature-length documentary that chronicles Emma’s inspiring journey and quest to walk again, as she works to bring Hope Squad, a school-based suicide prevention program, to Louisiana. The film also highlights the stories of two remarkable young people who tragically did not survive their attempts, and we learn first-hand from their families, friends, school officials, and suicide prevention experts about the devastating effects of suicide and what can be done to prevent it.
COST: This event is being offered free to the community. We kindly request donations to MCSP (click the registration link to see options for donations) if resources permit. No one will be denied participation based on inability to donate.
The Town of Medfield’s Housing Production Plan needs to be keep up to date for the town to keep its current on its affordable housing plans, and also to keep its 40B safe harbor status. The town has a new draft of the Housing Production Plan that Sarah Raposa, Town Planner shared last week via an email.
I personally think the town should explore rezoning to permit accessory dwelling units (ADU’s) – small extra units on existing lots.
The draft of the Housing Production plan is available for public review and will be presented on September 21, 2021 to the Board of Selectmen, Planning Board, and Affordable Housing Trust and the public is invited to attend or view via zoom or Medfield TV.
The Plan will subsequently need to be adopted by the Board of Selectmen and the Planning Board and sent to DHCD for final approval.
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Please check out the video from the Warrant Committee Subcommittee meeting last night. We utilized the new “Owl” which allows us to conduct hybrid meetings via Zoom without having to bring Medfield TV in for assistance. Pete had attended a conference with MMA that discussed towns that were using the Owl, it took a few weeks to get it into place but it was worth the wait!
We intend to continue utilizing Medfield TV for the BOS and School Committee meetings but this offers more flexibility for smaller committees who would like to conduct hybrid meetings.
Your cloud recording is now available.
Topic: Warrant Committee Date: Aug 31, 2021 07:05 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)
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