Monthly Archives: November 2022

Nomination Papers for Annual Town Election now available

From a town alert this afternoon –

Posted on: November 30, 2022

Nomination Papers for Annual Town Election now available

The following positions are open for nomination:

One Selectman for a term of three years

A Moderator for a term of one year

One Assessor for a term of three years

Two School Committee members for a term of three years

Two Library Trustees for a term of three years

One Planning Board member for a term of five years

Two Park Commissioners for a term of three years

One Housing Authority member for a term of five years

Two Trust Fund Commissioner for a term of three years

One Selectman for a term of three years

A Moderator for a term of one year

One Assessor for a term of three years

Nomination papers require 50 signatures of Medfield registered voters per candidate.  Nomination papers are available at the Town Clerk’s Office and are due back by February 6, 2023 at 5:00 pm.

Click here for a listing of open positions.

Help the Angel Run

Help out Medfield’s Most Family Friendly Event!

From Meg Foley –

We still need bananas and apples for the day of the race. The more we get donated the less money we have to spend! 🙂

Feel free to share the link w/ friends, post it, text it! 🙂 

Office Hours This Friday

Selectman Office Hours this Friday

I hold monthly office hours at The Center on the first Friday of every month from 9:00 to 10:00 AM. I am able to attend this Friday due to the doctor settling my client’s case that was scheduled to start trial this week.

Residents are welcome to stop by to talk in person about any town matters.

Residents can also have coffee and see the Council on Aging in action (a vibrant organization with lots going on). I can be reached at 508-359-9190.

Henry Marcel – Medfield’s Holiday Lights Maestro

Henry (Hank) Marcel was the first Medfield Foundation Volunteer of the Year in 2008, primarily because he was single handedly responsible for doing MEMO’s holiday tree lighting downtown for decades.

Below is that 2008 Medfield Foundation Volunteer Awards proclamation:


The Medfield Foundation proudly proclaims Henry J. Marcel as its Medfield Volunteer of the Year. Henry Marcel is a large steady man with an even larger and steadier presence, whose contribution to making the Town of Medfield a better place have been both constant and impressive for many, many years. Henry, or Hank, has often worked behind the scenes without fanfare or recognition to deliver highly visible, easily recognizable, and much appreciated things to Medfield for decades. Hank has impacted the Town of Medfield in three main areas. First and foremost, Hank is the one who has lit our downtown with holiday lights at Christmas for decades. Second, Hank is the one who has done all the work to electrify Medfield Day and to do the other grunt work that makes it happen for 27 years. Third, Hank is a long time volunteer Medfield Fire Department firefighter, who is often seen proudly wearing a Medfield Fire Department tee shirt.

Hank has been Medfield’s Mr. Christmas, having organized and presided over stringing Medfield’s Christmas lights for MEMO for over twenty-five years. Observers in the know in recent years are used to seeing Hank out and about the downtown in the cold every year after Thanksgiving stringing the lights in Baxter Park, in front of Lord’s, at the Town House, and in front of the First Parish Meeting House. However, the keen long time observers will know that Hank started out decades earlier by actually shutting down his then electrical contracting business, Medfield Electric, for weeks every Christmas, and paying all his employees to help him to string the Christmas lights on every tree up and down Main Street, trees that are now exist only in memories. Over time, the Christmas lights became focused on Baxter Park. In recent years, Hank has buried electrical conduit under the park to facilitate setting up his displays, and he has been adding a tree in any year he can, to make a larger display. MEMO buys the Christmas lights.

Henry’s smile grows ever wider each year as he watches the faces of the town’s children light up in joy during the tree lighting count down, as the lights on the trees come one a tree at a time, culminating with the lighting of the Christmas tree. What an annual gift from Henry to the residents of Medfield to provide so much joy and happiness to so many children and their families.

The annual Medfield Day event is literally powered by Hank, as he creates and operates several whole electrical services for the events locations, calling on his extended group of electrician friends, such as Larry Kilkenny, to make it all come together and in time. Hank has been one who has worked from before dawn until after dark to make Medfield Day happen: he has lined the booths, coordinated the set-up and break-down, doing whatever tasks needed to be done, and he ran the event several times. When the Medfield Night Fireworks were added, Henry was delighted to work on them, despite making his Medfield Day hours longer, especially when he saw how much pleasure the fireworks gave to so many people.

Hank started on the Medfield Fire Department in 1974 under the direction of Chief Ryan. In one untoward incident in 1986 Hank was working at a car fire, when the vehicle rolled and pinned him between two cars breaking his leg. In 1992 he became the Fire Alarm Superintendent and he still oversees the operation of the town’s fire alarm system. Hank semi-retired as a firefighter in 1998, no longer responding to calls, but he remains a resource for electrical problems at the Department.

The Medfield Foundation is proud to name Henry Marcel its first Medfield Volunteer of the Year.

Eagle Scouts William Henry Whitaker, Joshua L. Lozano, and Hayden Christian Sutherland Gray

This past Saturday afternoon there was a Troop 89 Eagle Scout Court of Honor for new Eagle Scouts William Henry Whitaker, Joshua L. Lozano, and Hayden Christian Sutherland Gray at the UCC. All three are 2022 graduates of Medfield High School and had returned to town for Thanksgiving.

Left to right (with the merit badge sashes): Billy Whitaker, Josh Lozano, and Hayden Gray

The Lozano family

The Whitaker family

The Gray family, with Eagle adviser Hilli Passas

Hayden Gray delivering his remarks

Madeline Rothstein – Medfield’s first female Eagle Scout

Madeline Rothstein – Medfield’s first female Eagle Scout

At an Eagle Scout Court of Honor this past Saturday at the UCC, Madeline Rothstein became Troop 10’s, and Medfield”s first female Eagle Scout.

Madeline was administered the Eagle Oath and Charge by her older brother Ben, who is a Troop 10 Assistant Scoutmaster. Ben pinned the Eagle Award on Madeline. Ned Rothstein, Madeline’s father, and the Troop 10 Scoutmaster also participated in the ceremony.

Scouts showing all the ranks in scouting through which Madeline had progressed to get to Eagle.

I was told that the scout on the left in the front holding the Eagle placard and sporting the double sashes, acquired every merit badge that scouting offers.

Nice to see in attendance Rep. Denise Garlick (with a cane due to recovering from knee replacement surgery), our new State Senator, Becca Rausch at her first such Medfield event, and my fellow Select Board member, Eileen Murphy, who said that as only the town’s third female Select Board member that she especially wanted to celebrate the town’s first female Eagle Scout.

Medfield Foundation Legacy Fund’s 2021 grantees’ report

Legacy Fund Grantees Report

Grantees of the Medfield Foundation Legacy Fund’s latest 2021 round of grants reported to the Medfield Foundation board and the Legacy Fund founders at a meeting this past Monday evening at the Public Safety Building.

  • Peak House Heritage Society showed a remarkably informative video produced by Medfield TV of the PHHS’s archeological dig that the PHHS’s grant funded in the basement of the Peak House. Rob Gregg reported that the most mysterious findings were three 1912 license plates, mysterious because the last residents in the Peak House left in 1910. The rest of the archeological findings are in the process of being analyzed and cataloged.
  • Friends of the Medfield High School Theatre Society reported on the new cyclorama purchased with its grant which was installed at the back of the stage in the MHS auditorium, allowing for better performances. “The replacement of the MHS auditorium cyclorama allows students to engineer complex lighting scenarios; offers those performing a more complex atmosphere in which to tell their stories; and enhances the visual quality of shows for Community members who attend performances.”
  • Medfield Outreach used its grant to commission a survey of town needs, data designed to focus Outreach’s strategic plan. Outreach Director Kathy MacDonald reported on the survey and its results. “In the winter of 2022, Medfield Outreach began work to complete a community needs survey and create a five-year strategic plan for the department. What you see on these tabs is the result of that almost six month long undertaking.”
  • Sustainable Medfield used its grant to further publicize and share its mission promoting sustainability with town residents – “1. Provide residents a one-stop resource of Medfield-specific ACTIONS to improve our environment and reduce our carbon footprint. and 2. Connect community groups to network and collaborate on sustainability.”

About the Medfield Foundation Legacy Fund
The Medfield Foundation Legacy Fund Is a professionally-managed endowment created to support community-driven projects. Volunteer-run and designed to complement the initiatives of Medfield organizations, the Medfield Foundation Legacy Fund raises funds from the community and makes grants to established non-profit organizations through a competitive process. For more information or to contribute to the Medfield Foundation Legacy Fund, please visit

ANGEL RUN 12/4 – on-line registration ends 11/18

View this email in your browser

The Angel Run is back! 
Join us for the 17th running (or walking) on Sunday, December 4th at 12:30pm.


On-line registration closes on Friday, November 18th at 11:59pm.  In-person registration the day of the event will be available.  


The Angel Run is a community “fun” raiser and family event. It brings members of our community together during a festive time of year to generate funds in support of Medfield families in need. In 2006, family and friends organized the run in remembrance of Natasha Domeshek. The Medfield Foundation Inc. (MFi) took up the holiday tradition in 2012. Since then, the proceeds support town residents in need through the MFi Public Need Fund. 

The Route
The Angel Run course is a USATF certified 5K. The Angel Run utilizes electronic disposable bib timing to ensure accurate results for all participants. The race begins at Medfield High School and ends in front of Blake Middle School. 
There is plenty of parking at both Medfield High School and the attached Blake Middle School. For overflow parking, we suggest using Metacomet Park which is only a few blocks walk to the starting line.

Our Presenting Sponsors
We would like to acknowledge Needham Bank and The Louis & Mary Kay Smith Family Foundation and thank them for their continued support.

About The Medfield Foundation Charity
The mission of Medfield Foundation, Inc. (MFi) is to enrich the lives of Medfield residents and build a stronger community by supporting private fundraising initiatives that address un-met public needs.  In 2021, MFi received 38 requests for assistance. Rent assistance continues to be the number one most common type of request.  As a community foundation, we have had the privilege of working with many organizations and individuals in our town to raise over $3 million dollars that has been directed back to Medfield since our inception in 2001.
Participation in MFi initiatives like the Angel Run have a direct impact on Medfield residents in need.  “There is so much to say about this foundation that words could never express. I have so much gratitude for everyone who is a part of this and consistently helps families such as myself. A few years ago, my lease was up for renewal and the rent increase was more than I could handle. This foundation donated a portion of the rent, which allowed me to situate my bills and funds to be able to help me be prepared for the upcoming months. The amazing souls apart of this program have honestly been a blessing and got my family and I out of multiple ruts. I hope all families in need can continue to receive their help and gratitude. Thank you again for all that you do!” – Recent recipient of MFI support.

To learn more about MFi please visit our website at    

We look forward to seeing you in December!
The MFi Angel Run Team

The Medfield Founation Angel Run Facebook Email    

Copyright © 2019 Medfield Foundation, All rights reserved.
You registered for the Medfield Foundation Angel Run

Our mailing address is:
Medfield Foundation
Medfield Town House
459 Main Street
Medfield, MA 02052
Add us to your address book

Want to change how you receive these emails?
You can update your preferences or unsubscribe from this list.


Select Board 11/15/22

  1. To join online, use this link:
    a. Webinar ID: 885 3036 6678
    b. Password: 637025
  2. To join through a conference call, dial 929-436-2866 or 312-626-6799 or 253-215-8782
    or 301-715-8592 or 346-248-7799 or 669-900-6833
    a. Enter the Webinar ID: 885 3036 6678
    b. Enter the password: 637025
    The packet with meeting materials for this meeting is available at this link:
Posted in accordance with the provisions of M.G.L. c. 30A, §§18-25
This meeting will be held in a hybrid format. The Board of Selectmen will attend in person and
members of the public may attend in person. In addition, members of the public who wish to
participate via Zoom may do so by joining by one of the following options:
1. To join online, use this link:
a. Webinar ID: 885 3036 6678
b. Password: 637025
2. To join through a conference call, dial 929-436-2866 or 312-626-6799 or 253-215-8782
or 301-715-8592 or 346-248-7799 or 669-900-6833
a. Enter the Webinar ID: 885 3036 6678
b. Enter the password: 637025
The packet with meeting materials for this meeting is available at this link:
Board of Selectmen
Board or Committee
Chenery Hall, Medfield Town House
Remote participation available through Zoom Tuesday, November 15, 2022 at 7:00 pm
Agenda (Subject to Change)
Call to Order
Disclosure of video recording
We want to take a moment of appreciation for our Troops serving around the globe in defense of
our country
1. Public Hearing: Change of Manager Bullard’s Market & Package Store Inc from Andrew
S. Goldberg as the last-approved license manager to Paul Noonan
2. Chief Guerette to request appointment of John McKenna as a full time police officer
3. BETA Group to present the sidewalk prioritization plan
4. Maurice Goulet, Director of Public Works to request the Board of Selectmen vote to sign
the following contracts:
a. Contract with MHQ for a new Ford F350 for $62,755
b. Contract with MHQ for a new Ford F600 for $86,868
c. Contract with Environmental Partners, Inc for $36,500 for annual landfill
monitoring for regulatory compliance
5. Medfield Energy Committee
a. Discussion of potential FY2024 Budget Requests
b. Discussion of fees for electric charging station on Janes Ave and potential vote
Discussion Items (Potential Votes)
6. Discussion of School Building Committee Membership
Action Items
7. Vote to sign the two (2) roof solar array leases at the Kingsbury Club as the Town of
Medfield as the ground Lessor
8. Discussion of appointments to the Pedestrian Safety Committee
a. Karen Schneider
b. Julie Obbagy
c. Phil Jennings
d. Marie Davis
e. Shane Medeiros
9. Vote to open the Annual Town Meeting Warrant.
a. Warrant slated to close on January 10, 2023
10. Vote to sign the contract with Russo Barr Associates, Inc for MSH chapel leak
investigation and repairs
11. Vote to allow the Medfield Lions Club to obtain a one-day license pursuant to Chapter
90-3 bypassing the prohibition of possession or consumption of alcohol on town-owned
property for a BYOB event at the Council on Aging Center on December 6 from 5:30 -
9:00 pm
12. Vote to authorize the Chair of the Board of Selectmen to sign the award contract for the
FY2023 Housing Choice Grant Program
13. Vote to approve the expenditure of $6,800 to Stumpy’s Tree Service for tree removal and
maintenance work on the MSH grounds
14. Vote to authorize $6,000 for barriers, tree lighting, and extra lights for pedestrian safety
during the Holiday Stroll on December 2
15. Vote to authorize Chief Carrico to sign the Ambulance Service Affiliation Agreement
between Medfield Fire Department and Steward Norwood Hospital
16. Vote to award a revised automotive license to Keegan’s Auto Sales, LLC for the
remaining 2022 calendar year due to a change in business entity
17. Sign the citations congratulating the following individuals in Boy Scout Troop 89 for
earning the rank of Eagle Scout:
a. William Henry Whitaker
b. Hayden Christian Sutherland Gray
c. Joshua L. Lozano
18. Sign the citation congratulating the following individual in Boy Scout Troop 10 for
earning the rank of Eagle Scout:
a. Madeline Frances Rothstein
Citizen Comment
Consent Agenda
19. The Medfield Garden Club requests to place sandwich boards in the usual locations
advertising their Holiday Home Sale from Sunday, November 27 - Saturday, December 3
Meeting Minutes
September 7, 2022
September 27, 2022
October 11, 2022
Town Administrator Updates
Next Meeting Dates
December 6, 2022
December 20 2022
January 10, 2023
January 24, 2023
Selectmen Reports
● Results of Groundwater Sampling Conducted September 22, 2022 at 26 Spring St.
● Xfinity TV notice
● Board of Appeals on Zoning Notice of Decision Number 1448
● FY2024 Capital Budget Requests

MEA/MEC MassSave Program – Wed, 11/30 at 7:30 pm at PSB

From Helen Dewey of Medfield Environment Action –

MEA/MEC Mass Save Program on Wed, Nov 30th at 7:30 pm

at the Public Safety Building

Take Action and Have a Free Mass
Save Energy Assessment Done!
• Bad News: energy prices are high
• Good news: there are lots of incentives to help you
save energy and money
• Learn all about NEW rebates & discounts from Mass
Save and get details on having a no-cost home energy
• Find out how to get a rebate up to $10,000,
75% discounts on insulation & more
• Guest speaker Brian Kearney from RISE Engineering
Wed, Nov 30th 7:30 pm
Public Safety Building 112 North St.
Register at
Presented by MEA and MEC
mSSaavviinnggass tthhsrroouugsghh ee nnseerrggayy ee􀄦fvficciieeennccyy