Monthly Archives: November 2019

MCSP letter to editor

Screenshot-2018-7-5 Medfield Coalition for Suicide Prevention

From the Medfield Press –

Medfield Letter to the Editor: Thanks from Medfield Coalition for Suicide Prevention

The Medfield Coalition for Suicide Prevention extends a heartfelt thank you to the numerous supporters who have made the coalition’s efforts possible over the past few months. Thanks to generous donations from Newton-Wellesley Hospital, Norwood Hospital, Beth Israel Deaconess Hospital-Needham, the Gorman family, Medfield Internal Medicine and Pediatric Associates of Wellesley Inc., we were able to extend Medfield’s contract with the Interface Referral Service for another year. The Interface Referral Service, a program of William James College, is a free and confidential mental health resource and referral helpline that connects residents of all ages to mental health professionals that match their individual needs. Interface is a vital resource that helps to reduce barriers to access to mental health treatment, which can significantly improve emotional wellbeing and prevent mental health crises. Medfield has benefited from the Interface Referral Service for the past two years and is grateful to have the opportunity to continue its connection to this important resource.

MedfieldCSP also held several events during the month of September, Suicide Awareness Month, which were made possible by the generosity of local individuals and businesses. Tracy Buckley and Kelly Armitage of Medfield Yoga Studio led a “Yoga on the Turf” event on Sept. 22 that provided an opportunity to practice wellness in the open air for community members of all ages. The event brought in over 30 participants and raised $365.

There was a #Yarn4Hope community art display featured in Straw Hat Park during the month of September that was adorned with knit creations in the colors purple and turquoise, the colors of Suicide Prevention. This canopy, inspired by the Natick’s Tunnel of Love, aimed to raise awareness about suicide prevention and mental health and included QR codes that connected visitors to mental health resources. Thank you to Nosh and Grog and the town of Medfield for allowing this public art display to occupy their property for the month of September. Thank you also to the dozens of community members who knit, crocheted, braided or tied a creation for the display. Community building is an important element of creating trust and support and ultimately promoting emotional wellness. The outpouring of support for this and other efforts is just one more example of how the Medfield community takes care of one another.

MedfieldCSP also partnered with the Medfield Cares About Prevention substance misuse prevention coalition to host a joint booth on Medfield Day focused on stress reduction and wellness. Many businesses donated gift cards and items to be raffled off at the booth and both coalitions are so thankful for the overwhelming generosity. Thank you to the following businesses and individuals for donating raffle items:

• Natural Nails

• Zen Nail & Spa

• Jaie3 Salon

• Medfield Yoga Studio

• Tangerini’s Farm

• Blue Moon Bagel Cafe

• Donut Express & Custom Cakes

• Park Street Books

• Andreea Cazacu and family

The Medfield Coalition for Suicide Prevention thanks its supporters and the Medfield community as a whole for the many ways community members have come together to express caring, kindness and support for one another.

The Medfield Coalition for Suicide Prevention was started in the fall of 2017 in response to community concern about the mental health and wellbeing of young people in the community. The coalition is composed of community members and professionals who desire to promote mental health. We recognize that suicide has touched our town and by coming together, we can raise awareness and increase our community’s capacity to save lives. Our mission is to promote the mental health and emotional wellbeing of all community members, to raise awareness, to reduce stigma and to educate our community to help end suicide. Our vision is to build a community where suicide, self-harm and stigma have been replaced by hope, self-care and acceptance. For information, please visit our website at

The Medfield Coalition for Suicide Prevention is an initiative of the Medfield Foundation Inc.

For information or to donate, visit

Chelsea Goldstein-Walsh, Medfield Coalition for Suicide Prevention

Report on TWMPC’s 10/20 public forum

Below is the first of forty-three pages summarizing the results of the Townwide Master Planning  Committee’s public forum held 10/20/19, at which over 120 residents shared a community dinner and jointly outlined our town’s issues.

Read the whole report here 20191107-DP-0-Medfield-Public-Forum-#1-SUMMARY

Take the 5 minute visioning survey

From Town Planner, Sarah Raposa, for the Townwide Master Planning  Committee  –

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5-Minute Visioning Survey (follow-up to forum for folks who couldn’t attend):


Open Space & recreation Plan Update Survey:



Sarah Raposa, AICP

Town Planner


Survey for Medfield Open Space and Recreation Plan (OSRP)

From Mary McCarthy, Chair of the Conservation Commission –

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This is for anyone who may have missed the other invites to complete the survey for whatever reason. Sorry if you have seen this already!


Friends and Neighbors,

If you attended the Town Wide Master Plan Public Participation Forum/Visioning on Sunday October 20, you know that the availability of Open Space is one of the most highly valued features of living in Medfield.

The Medfield Open Space and Recreation Plan (OSRP) Committee, in collaboration with the Medfield Conservation Commission and Parks and Recreation, is putting the finishing touches on its updated OSRP. (A state approved OSRP is necessary for the town to be eligible to receive certain state funding.) A final step in this process is completion of a survey by residents on use of Open Space in town.

Please take a few minutes to complete the brief survey located here:

Thank you for your participation!

Best regards,



Mary McCarthy

Medfield Conservation Commission

Town Wide Master Planning Committee

Arrowstreet is the top rated architect for the new Dale Street School

Deborah B. Goldberg James A. MacDonald John K. McCarthy Chairman, State Treasurer Chief Executive Officer Executive Director / Deputy CEO 40 Broad Street, Suite 500 ● Boston, MA 02109 ● Phone: 617-720-4466 ● November 6, 2019 Mr. Gus Murby, Chair Board of Selectmen Medfield Board of Selectmen 59 Main Street Medfield, MA 02052 RE: Designer Selection Dale Street Elementary School MSBA ID: 201701750005 Dear Mr. Murby: On Tuesday, November 5, 2019, the Massachusetts School Building Authority Designer Selection Panel ("DSP") interviewed the finalists for the above-referenced project. The following individuals represented the Town of Medfield on the DSP: • Jeffrey Marsden, Superintendent of Schools, Medfield Public Schools • Leo Brehm, Medfield School Building Committee/School Committee Member Liaison • Mike Quinlan, Medfield Building Committee Chair In accordance with the provisions of Massachusetts General Laws, Chapter 7C, Sections 44 through 58, and the MSBA Designer Selection Procedures, the DSP voted unanimously to rank the finalists, in order of qualifications, as follows for the subject project: 1. Arrowstreet Inc. 2. CBT/Childs Bertman Tseckares Inc. 3. Raymond Design Associates, Inc. The DSP determined that Arrowstreet Inc. possesses the requisite skills and experience for this project, particularly in light of their extensive experience in the design and construction of schools in Massachusetts. The Town of Medfield should now take the appropriate local steps necessary to award the contract for designer services to the first-ranked firm and authorize fee and contract negotiations. Please know that the Town of Medfield must use the MSBA's standard contract for designer services, a copy of which can be downloaded from our website, Designer Selection Panel Finalist Interview Results Letter Dale Street Elementary School, Medfield, MA November 6, 2019 Page 2 of 2 Before beginning the contract and fee negotiations, however, and in order to remain eligible for the reimbursement of a portion of the designer services fee, please have your Owner's Project Manager contact the MSBA Project Manager for this project, Anthony Proia, to discuss the MSBA's guidelines. Upon completion of contract and fee negotiations with the first-ranked firm, please forward a copy of the fully executed contract to Kathryn DeCristofaro, Capital Program Manager, at the MSBA. Sincerely, Karl Brown, AIA Design Director cc: Legislative Delegation Kristine Trierweiler, Medfield Town Administrator Anna Mae O’Shea Brooke, Chair, Medfield School Committee Mike Quinlan, Chair, Medfield Building Committee Dr. Jeffery Marsden, Superintendent of Schools, Medfield Public Schools Michael LaFrancesca, Director of Finance and Operations, Medfield Public Schools Leo Brehm, Medfield School Building Committee/School Committee Member Liaison Laurence Spang, Arrowstreet Inc. Paul Viccica, CBT/Childs Bertman Tseckares Inc. Gene S. Raymond, Raymond Design Associates, Inc.James LaPosta, JCJ Architecture, P.C. Lynn Stapleton, Owner’s Project Manager, Leftfield, LLC Anthony Proia, MSBA Project Manager File 4.3 Feasibility Study; 10.2 Letters20191106-MSBA-ltr from-11.6.19 Medfield (Dale St ES) Interview Results Letter_Page_2

Reasons for 29% decline of birds


see on-line here 

Habitat Loss:
The Biggest
Cause of
Bird Declines

Western Meadowlark by Brian Sullivan

If you were alive in 1970, 29% of breeding birds in the U.S. and Canada have disappeared within your lifetime. These data signal an urgent need to repair the very fabric of our ecosystems — and bring birds back.

Habitat loss and degradation are the biggest reasons for the rapid and staggering loss of birds across the continent. What are other leading causes of bird deaths because of humans? Every year, more than 2.6 billion birds are estimated to be killed by cats, and up to 1 billion birds are killed by window strikes in the U.S. and Canada alone.

Birds need urgent help, and everyone can do their part. At the Cornell Lab, we work daily to advance solutions, from engaging people in their own backyards to generating the scientific information needed to inform decisions and actions that protect birds and habitats across the hemisphere.

Angel Run Early-Bird Registration Ends November 8th

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Greetings Angel Run Friends,

Join us for the 14th running (or walking) of the Angel Run on Sunday, December 8 at 12:30pm.

Early registration ends on Friday, November 8th so register now for $25.00 per person and receive your commemorative shirt.  You can still register online after November 8th, however the price goes up to $30.00 per person and you will not receive a shirt.


The Angel Run course is a USATF certified 5K. The Angel Run uses chip timing to ensure accurate results for all participants. The race begins and ends at Medfield High School.  There will be a special separate starting corral for competitive runners. You decide if you should belong to that group, be sure to note this on your registration.

We hope to see you there (with bells on)!Cheers,

The MFi Angel Run Team

Mosquitos are gone


From: Marsden, Jeffrey <>
Date: Mon, Nov 4, 2019 at 9:16 AM
Subject: Message from the Superintendent-Important EEE Information
To: <>


Dear Parents,

I have received confirmation from the Norfolk County Mosquito Control that we had a hard frost last night that would have killed any remaining mosquitoes in our area. The risk is now “minimal” and the curfew for outside school and town activities has now ended.

Thank you for your cooperation and patience over the past two months.


Jeff Marsden


Jeffrey J. Marsden, Ed.D


Medfield Public Schools


Follow me on Twitter @JeffreyJMarsden

#medfieldps  #medfieldpln



Jeffrey J. Marsden, Ed.D


Medfield Public Schools


Follow me on Twitter @JeffreyJMarsden

#medfieldps  #medfieldpln

BoS 11/5/19

Email from Kristine Trierweiler on Friday –


Link to the agenda packet:

Just a few updates:

  1. I have not received any reports of any incidents last evening……..other than the warm weather was great!
  2. Nick has been updating the website to allow online requests for a block party, sandwich board signs, one-day beer/wine permits, etc. It will allow us to better track permits issued by the BOS. We are not live yet but should be ready next week.
  3. Negotiating with film company for a new streaming movie for MSH. 9 days of filming. The campus can remain open and the buses can remain on-site as well.
  4. The warrant has been sent to the printer and we expect it back on Thurs. Nov. 8, and we will mail that day to all households.
  5. This week we had our first project meeting for the new Reverse 911system called CivicReady. We are working on a timeline for the official launch. We have our current company in place until Dec 31st so that we can have a seamless transition.
  6. Margaret Stolfa is working on our response letter to DCAMM regarding the roadway access extension. She should have it to me over the weekend and I will share a draft ahead of the meeting on Tuesday.

Upcoming Dates:

Nov 5 BOS Meeting

Nov 6 Capital Budget Committee

Nov 18 STM

Dec 3 BOS Meeting/Tax Classification Hearing/Budget Kick Off

Kristine Trierweiler

Town Administrator
Town of Medfield

459 Main Street


MEETING I POSTED: TOWN CLERK TOWN OF MEDFIELD NOTICE "' "·· . _ .. , .(~EOFlEL'3. t1ASS ' ~...; "f";< l'lt. - POSTED IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE PROVISIONS OF M.G.L. CHAPTER 8Jt~:fif}fiDl'J ~U:s2:MENDED. n.:-r:'r~,:: u~F THE .;1 l 1~~- Board of Selectmen TOWH CLE~t Board or Committee PLACE OF MEETING DAY, DATE, AND TIME Town Hall, Chenery Meeting Room, 2nd floor Tuesday November 5, 2019@ 7:00PM 7:00 PM Call to order Disclosure of video recording AGENDA (SUBJECT TO CHANGE) We want to take a moment of appreciation for our Troops serving in the Middle East and around the world Appointment 7:00PM Public Hearing-- Kingsbury Club Medfield; Alteration of Licensed Premises Request liquor license to include service to new building Board of Water and Sewerage; discussion of water/sewer infrastructure at MSH and Town wide Action Item Request to sign Lease Agreement with Quarry Road resident regarding walkway Selectmen are requested to authorize Town Administrator to sign license agreement for filming project atMSH Request from John Thompson to approve expenditure ofMSH Revolving Funds for repair of building roofs atMSH Selectmen are requested to vote to appoint Highway Supervisor Bob Kennedy to the Norfolk County Advisory Board Request to issue Cell Tower RFP for Mount Nebo/MSH Water Tower Request to sign Rail Trail Lease Medfield Historic District Commission requests the Selectmen vote to appoint Cheryl O'Malley as Associate Member for one year Selectmen are invited to attend the Eagle Court of Honor for Troop 10 Scouts Alexander B. Fedak and William Michael Maritan that will take place Saturday November 30, 2019 at the United Church of Christ, at 1 :00 PM Discussion Discuss and potentially vote to sign letter in response to DCAMM's request for an extension for roadway easement access at MSH Pending Cultural Council requests $1,000 from Board of Selectmen Economic Improvement Fund for the Holiday Stroll art installation at the Town House Licenses and Permits (Consent Agenda) Bill Pope, Zullo Gallery Director requests a one-day wine and malt beverage permit for Saturday November 9 from 5-10 PM for music performance by the band The-- Cetft I Y'~ Church ofthe Advent requests permission to post signs announcing their annual Holiday Bazaar on Saturday November 16, 2019. Signs in place November 2 -16, 2019 Medfield Music Association requests permission to post signs November 25 to December 10 announcing 5pCLfJhe:tWwL£1tvS~cv~cvfeMJ Wi.ntev fv~on Tuesday December 10,2019. Also requesting permission to post signs April1-14, 2020 promoting Med.fl,e.«Ltl~Schocl; JCVf/!1 N~to take place Tuesday April14, 2020 Town Administrator Update Review Board of Selectmen Action List Selectmen Report Informational Copies of Board of Appeals decisions nos. 13 72 and 13 7 4 Packet of information from Medfield Conservation Commission .-.. c:.....: ~·-- ::z: c:> .r_:: )> -.. N o- ...,.. . . .i ::t: ;--· me c.-:r-;' ~< rnrr rc- ? j; Cf> q;