Monthly Archives: June 2017

Chief Kingsbury retirement

Bill Kingsbury and his firefighters at the retirement reception honoring the Chief last night. Forty-five years of service to the town. Remarkable. And a remarkable man.

Osler L. Peterson, attorney at Law
580 Washington Street
Newton, MA 02458-1416
T. 617.969.1500
F.. 617.663.6088
M. 508.359.9190
Direct 617.969.1501

66 North Street, PO Box 358
Medfield, MA 02052-0358

Sent from my phone, so please excuse typos.

We are at 7.2% affordable housing

The Department of Housing and Community Development provided this chart of our current SHI with its notice that we are in a safe harbor, which shows that we have 7.2% affordable housing now per the Department of Housing and Community Development tally.  We have a total of 304 SHI with the two 40B projects that are being built, and we need a  total of 422 to be at the 10% threshold.  However, the new decennial census in 2020 will up our total number of dwelling units above the 4,220 that Department of Housing and Community Development is using below from the 2010 census, and hence that will increase the 10% needed to be in safe harbor too, so we will need more that just another 118 SHI to be in safe harbor after 2020.


Certified in safe harbor


Letter today, dated yesterday, from Department of Housing and Community Development certified that the Town of Medfield is in a safe harbor due to our having both a certified Housing Production Plan and 21 Subsidized Housing Inventory (SHI) eligible units that have been approved.


This Certification of Municipal Compliance is based on the following findings:

  1. Medfield has provided evidence that the required number of units described in its request is eligible to be counted towards certification.
  2. The 21 Subsidized Housing Inventory (SHI) eligible units in these projects (Country Estates SHI ID# 10062) and (67 North Street SHI ID# (10063) meet the number necessary to satisfy a one year certification threshold.
  3. The housing development is consistent with the production goals outlined in Medfield Housing Production

Send a Medfield child to camp

From the Medfield Foundation, Inc.


Attention Medfield Residents!

Help send a child in need to camp this summer.

This is an especially difficult time of year for some local families who want to send their kids to camp but simply can’t.

MFi is launching a special fundraising effort to help send kids to camp and/or purchase family passes to Hinkley Pond for local families in need.

A small donation now can make a big difference in the lives of these kids. Our goal is 200 families donating $50 each. Your generosity and support are much appreciated. Can we count on you to help?

Donate Now!…/ExpressDonation.aspx…

Parental skills training tonight

From Medfield Cares About Prevention (MCAP) yesterday –

All parents welcome

You are welcome to attend and bring other parents/adults who care about Medfield youth with you.  If you could tweet about this, post to your facebook pages, blogs, share from Medfield Youth Outreach’s facebook page or MCAP’s it would be so very helpful.  This is coming together quickly due to the needs of hurting parents in the community and literally just gained final approval this evening.  This rose organically from the community. Let’s get behind it and spread the word!

Medfield Youth Outreach


Open Invitation For All Parents:

St. Edward Church of Medfield warmly welcomes Jim McCauley, LICSW, from Riverside Trauma Center for an evening where parents can develop their skills in navigating conversations with youth about depression and feelings of hopelessness. The Regional MetroWest data supports that youth are reporting more stress and that some have reported depressive symptoms and thoughts of suicide (MWAHS, 2016).  Parents have been reaching out community wide for ways to have meaningful conversations with their youth about these issues and to find pathways to build greater support in the community.

This evening is sure to be a dialogue to empower Medfield families in navigating these discussions and finding resources for the future.


Please join us on TUESDAY, JUNE 20TH AT 7PM AT ST. EDWARD CHURCH.  For more information please contact St. Edward Church: 508-359-6150 or

Childcare available for ages 4+.


RSVP here


All community parents are welcome.


Chip sealing streets this summer

This schedule of streets scheduled for chip sealing this summer was part of the 6/20 BoS agenda materials –


Medfield, MA
2017 Chipseal Estimates

Street Length Width Culdesac Double Chip Seal

Indian Hill 6585 34
Granite Street Sect 5568 31
Forest to Walpole TL
Rocky Lane 2961 28


Single Chip Seal

Noonhill Road 711 16
Camelot Lane 366 28 100
Lakewood Road 1050 34
Lakewood Terrace 350 35 100
Forest Street 1933 16
Henderson Way 462 14
Summer Street 1400 20

Your three year bid price is $ 2.22 for single and $ 4.20 for double.
The unit prices reflect the de-escalation in asphalt.

BoS on 6/20

See the 6/20/17 agenda below, and the backup materials are available here – 20170620-agenda