Category Archives: Information

Annual Reports on-line

Town’s Annual Reports are on-line

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Hi Kristine,

I heard the digitization of town annual reports came up in the last selectman’s meeting, and I wanted to let you know that the library digitized all of the reports that we had a while back through the State Library commonwealth digitization project. Here’s the link: https://archives.lib.state.ma.us/handle/2452/427813  and you’re welcome to throw that up on the town website.

Thanks,

Pam

Pamela Gardner

Library Director

 

School Committee office hours

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School Committee Office Hours starting this Friday, Oct. 4 at 10am at Memorial School.

Office hours are an opportunity to sit down with a school committee member and discuss any topic pertaining to the schools or to simply get an overview of some issues facing the district and current projects.  All are welcome!

We’d love to know if people are interested in office hours, if anyone is coming and if they have any specific topics in mind. Therefore we’d appreciate if folks would please fill out this SC Office Hour RSVP.

 

Date and Time Location
Fri. Oct. 4, 2019 @ 10am Memorial School (conference room)
Fri. Nov. 1, 2019 @ 10am Wheelock School
Thurs. Dec. 12, 2019 @ 7pm Medfield Public Library
Fri. Jan. 10, 2020 @ 10am Dale Street School
Thurs. Feb. 6 @ 7pm Medfield High School Library
Fri. Mar. 6, 2020 @ 10am Blake Middle School (LMC)
Fri. Apr. 3, 2020 @ 10am Medfield Public Library
Fri. May 1, 2020 @ 10am Blake Middle School (LMC)
Wed. June 3, 2020 @ 7pm TBD

 

National Voter Registration Day.

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This reminder today from my American Association for Justice to register to vote –

Friends,

Today is National Voter Registration Day. AAJ posted messages on social media reminding everyone to register to vote and to check their registrations. Click here to find your state’s registration information.
Although Election Day seems far away, it’s never too early to make sure that everyone in your network is registered to vote. As AAJ members, we fight every day for access to civil justice, but this starts with access to the ballot.

 

Please take AAJ’s initiative one step further and share, repost, and retweet this message on your personal social media accounts today! Through the power of social media, we can quickly amplify our message to protect the vote.

Thank you for all you do,

 

Jackie Olinger Rochelle and Julie Braman Kane

Voter Protection Action Committee (VPAC) Chairs

 

 

Julie Braman Kane

Colson Hicks Eidson

255 Alhambra Circle, Penthouse

Coral Gables, FL  33134

How do we compare?

This is from the Division of Local Services (DLS) e-newsletter.  USE THE LINK BELOW TO COMPARE TOWNS – I just learned that the per capita income in Weston is $351K, which makes me want to move there and have a big family –

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Databank Highlight of the Month: Updated Community Comparison Report
Donnette Benvenuto – Municipal Databank

The new and improved Community Comparison Report is now up and running. It can be found on the front page of the Municipal Databank. If you have used this report in the past, you will be in for a treat. The updated report is sleek, streamlined and very user friendly. Still drawing on 65 data elements, each of the seven easily accessible tabs on the top of the page pulls the information from multiple data sources onto one page. This provides a snapshot of your data removing the often tedious task of scrolling and scrolling found on the old report.

Using any of the 12 different search criteria on each heading refines your search across all the tabs. If you are looking to see what communities with a population between 30,000 and 50,000 with an annual budget between $50 million and $90 million, you just enter that criteria and it will carry over to each tab. Since the search criteria carries over, the Community Comparison report essentially does the work for you.

In the report you can quickly extract the most current available comparative municipal finance and demographic data for multiple communities, it eliminates the frustrating task of opening numerous spreadsheets to sort, cut and paste data to compare. A simple click and you can download your information into Excel. Please contact us if you need any help using the application atdatabank@dor.state.ma.us.

Raise a more resilient & mentally tougher child

From Anna Mae O’Shea Brooke –

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Hi Folks!

 

I’d like to share a wonderful opportunity for our community this coming Monday, May 6 that is OPEN TO ALL:

 

May is Mental Health Awareness Month

Presentation by Jim McCauley of Riverside Community Care

Monday, May 6 at 7pm at St. Edward Parish in Medfield

 

How to raise a more resilient and mentally tougher child:

 

Resilience is a quality associated with successful and optimistic people. You may know people who have

experienced highly stressful life experiences but they have found a way to overcome these challenges

and learn from the experience. But are you born with the ability to overcome adversity? Is it a

personality trait? Can you learn to be more resilient? In this presentation you will learn the qualities all

resilient people share and you will also learn four techniques that will help your child persevere and accomplish their goals despite what appear to be significant obstacles.

 

ALL WELCOME!  RSVP HERE

 

Please share with your networks!

 

Many thanks,

Anna Mae

You Should Know

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PETERSON | Law

Osler “Pete” Peterson

617-969-1500 – Newton

April 2019

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Foodborne Illnesses Can Have Lifelong Consequences

Millions of people are sickened by foodborne illnesses each year, and about 128,000 Americans are hospitalized. Symptoms usually last from one to seven days, and include intestinal pain, vomiting, fever and even backaches. Most often, patients have a few uncomfortable days and then jump back into life after the acute pain has ended. But did you know that foodborne illnesses can cause lifetime repercussions? Kidney failure, chronic arthritis and brain damage are just some of the consequences that can develop after succumbing to a foodborne illness.

Continue reading.

Why Are Foodborne Illness Outbreaks on the Rise?

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Last year was one for the record books at the Centers for Disease Control (CDC). They investigated more foodborne illness outbreaks than during any year in the past decade. Norovirus is on the rise, along with other illnesses like salmonella and E. coli. Around 3,000 Americans die from diseases transmitted through food each year.

So what does this mean for the U.S. consumer who wants to just eat a darn salad without any trips to the bathroom – or the hospital? This month, you should know what foods to watch out for, how to prevent foodborne illness in your own home and why an increase in reported outbreaks might actually be good news.

BY THE NUMBERS

3,000

According to the CDC, about 3,000 Americans die from a foodborne illness every year.

VIDEO BOOKMARK

The CDC in Action

This video shows how the CDC investigates and solves foodborne illness outbreaks using three types of data.

THE DOCKET

NOT JUST LETTUCE AND RAW MEAT

Here are 11 foods that caused illness last year, including a couple of surprising culprits. Pistachios?!

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PETERSON | Law

Osler “Pete” Peterson

617-969-1500 – Newton

February 2019

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Gentle Enough for Babies’ Bottoms?

Last month we told you about a new report on the worst corporate conduct in 2018. Based on breaking news from Reuters, the New York Times and others, we may have our first “worst conduct” nominee for 2019. Internal documents uncovered in lawsuits against healthcare giant Johnson & Johnson indicate that the company knew for years that its iconic Baby Powder might be tainted with traces of cancer-causing asbestos. The company adamantly denies any link between its talc-based products and cancer, but nearly 12,000 lawsuits allege otherwise. Here’s what you should know about this troubling story.

New Report Says Baby Powder Giant Knew of Cancer Risk

Talc Danger
The fragrance of baby powder is distinct and comforting. It conjures images of newborn babies or toweling off after a warm shower. But the reality isn’t quite so idyllic for thousands of Americans who claim that trace amounts of asbestos in talc caused their cancer. Now a new investigation by Reuters argues that Johnson & Johnson, the world’s largest manufacturer of talc-based baby powder, may have known – and covered up – the cancer-causing risk of its iconic product for decades.

BY THE NUMBERS

12,000

Nearly 12,000 women suffering from mesothelioma and cervical cancer allege in lawsuits that Johnson & Johnson talc products caused their illnesses.

VIDEO BOOKMARK

Baby Powder Tainted by Asbestos, Says Report

Reuters reporter Lisa Girion tells MSNBC how Johnson & Johnson kept concerns about its baby powder secret for decades.

THE DOCKET

TALC SUBSTITUTES

Looking for safe alternatives to talc baby powder and shower products? Here are five options from Mother Nature Network.

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