Category Archives: Information

Rep. Garlick’s Report to the Community is 1/30

Email today from Representative Denise C. Garlick –

Representative Denise C. Garlick announces her annual report to the Town of Medfield:


Dear Friends-


I hope that you and all you love are having a wonderful start to 2020. As the State Representative for the 13th Norfolk District, it is an honor to represent the people of Needham, Dover and Medfield and I am proud of our Towns and our Commonwealth.


I am writing to invite you to an annual Report to the Community

which I will present at the


Medfield Public Safety Building


on Thursday, January 30, 2020 from 7:15 – 8:30 PM.


The main topics will be a review of the work and events of 2019, and a preview of 2020.


The evening’s schedule will include a Reception (7:15-7:30), Report (7:30-8:00), and Questions and Discussion (8:00-8:30).


I hope you will be able join us. Please do not hesitate to contact me with any question or concern. With your support, I look forward to continuing this work.




Denise C. Garlick

State Representative

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

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:  and you’re welcome to throw that up on the town website.



Pamela Gardner

Library Director


School Committee office hours


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.


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


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 –


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

Raise a more resilient & mentally tougher child

From Anna Mae O’Shea Brooke –


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.




Please share with your networks!


Many thanks,

Anna Mae