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Hinkley Pond opened for the summer

Hinkley Pond is now open for the summer, with new rules in order to ensure the safety of all visitors.

Visitors will be limited to residents only, while non-residents and guests of residents of residents are prohibited. Visitors will be asked to provide proof of Medfield residency to be admitted...

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Playgrounds and fields reopen for business

While they’d like to be with their friends again, a pair of cousins enjoy time together at the now open Metacomet Playground.

By James Kinneen
Hometown Weekly Reporter

With it becoming increasingly clear outdoor activities are not a primary source of widespread COVID transmission, Medfield...

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Library crafters work through Zoom

By Amelia Tarallo
Hometown Weekly Staff

One of my favorite parts of my job is covering the crafts at the Medfield Library. For an hour or two, I attempt to follow directions and put together a project of some sort. I zone into a stage of calm I can't find...

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Beginning a Medfield gardening story

By Amelia Tarallo
Hometown Weekly Staff

Each year, dozens of Medfielders reserve a space at the community garden for the summer and successfully manage to harvest some quality produce. I’ve seen the products: juicy red tomatoes, ridiculously large zucchini, delicious corn. The list goes on. It’s not a shocker that there...

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Annual town meeting, June 27

Medfield's 2020 annual town meeting will be held on Saturday, June 27, at 11:00 a.m., outside on Calvin Fisher Field at Medfield High School. A rain date has been set for Monday, June 29, at 6:00 p.m. Due to COVID-19, the Board of Selectmen voted to limit the meeting warrant to budgetary articles...

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Medfield water restrictions now tier 3

Effective immediately, water restrictions in Medfield have been raised to a Tier 3. This limits nonessential water-use to once a week before 9:00 a.m. and after 5 p.m. Even-numbered houses are permitted to use water for nonessential tasks on Mondays. Odd numbered houses are allowed to use water for nonessential tasks on Thursdays....

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Water restriction in place

Due to the current drought, Medfield is now under a tier 2 water conservation restriction. Under tier 2, all nonessential water use is limited to every other day between the hours of 9:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. On even days, even numbered houses are allowed to use nonessential water, while odd numbered...

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Hiking the newly-opened Rocky Woods

A family poses at the newly-reopened Rocky Woods

By James Kinneen
Hometown Weekly Reporter

When they asked George Mallory why he wanted to hike Mount Everest, he famously replied “because it’s there.” For decades, people have (while wrongly attributing it to Edmund Hillary) declared this...

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Parks and Rec begins Phase 2 reopening

In a recent letter, Kevin Ryder, the Director of Medfield's Parks and Recreation, addressed the Phase 2 of reopening Medfield facilities. This comes as a followup to Governor Baker's Opening of Massachusetts announcement on Friday, June 5, that outlined the reopening of playgrounds, public pools, and other recreational spots.

Medfield responds to George Floyd’s murder

By Amelia Tarallo
Hometown Weekly Staff

On May 25, George Floyd was killed while being arrested by police for paying for cigarettes with a counterfeit $20 bill in Minneapolis, Minnesota. In the last week, communities in all 50 states have come together to protest racism and police brutality that resulted...

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Community to host Sunday BBIPOC vigil

A group of residents has organized a vigil for Sunday at 3 p.m., with the UU Church bell to toll at 4 p.m. to mark an 8 min. 46 sec. moment of silence.

On Sunday, June 7, at 3 p.m., the community is invited to gather in solidarity with the...

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Zullo Gallery hosts school show digitally

By James Kinneen
Hometown Weekly Reporter

While it’s easy to focus on how much kids are enjoying (and parents are not) their nearly three-month vacation from school, there are many special events they are missing out on. But while you’ve likely thought about graduation, prom and other events for high school...

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Virtual Townwide Master Plan Forum, June 7

The second virtual Townwide Master Plan forum will take place on Sunday, June 7, via Zoom from 5 p.m. until 7 p.m. The meeting will be streamed by Medfield TV, as well. The meeting will include a presentation and a poll with a follow-up survey in regards to the objectives, draft goals, and...

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Rocky Woods, Fork Factory Brook reopen

Rocky Woods and Fork Factory Brook will reopen today, Thursday June 4th.

Like the other Trustees properties, visitors are expected to take proper social distancing and safety measures. Visitors are expected to wear masks when unable to social distance and are asked not to gather in groups of more...

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Rolling Rally makes way through Medfield

Medfield High senior Jimmy Cosolito waves to peers from the sun roof during Sunday's drive-by graduation ceremony for the class of 2020. Photo by Mike Flanagan.

With many annual spring events, such as high school graduations, forced into cancellation due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Medfield High School...

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Little Blue Truck returns for food drive

Sharon and Dick Judge will be returning with their Little Blue Truck as part of the Medfield Food Cupboard drive. On Saturday, May 30, from 10:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m., fans of the Little Blue Truck are welcome to take a picture with the truck at the Grist Mill (111 Spring Street).

On being a class of 2020 senior

By Ella Kohler
Hometown Weekly Intern

Each year, high school seniors both celebrate the end of high school and work to comprehend what that means to them. Through graduation ceremonies, proms, goodbyes to teachers, and a series of lasts (last day, last class, last bell), seniors make peace with the end...

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HAWC members reflect on tea

By Amelia Tarallo
Hometown Weekly Staff

For the last 52 years, young women from Medfield's graduating class have come together to attend the Hannah Adams Woman’s Club (HAWC) tea. They get dressed up and arrive to celebrate with the other girls in their class for perhaps the first and last...

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This Old Town – In Their Honor

Peter Kristof, killed in Vietnam (left); Stephen Hinkley, killed in Vietnam.

By Richard DeSorgher
Hometown Weekly Correspondent

The coronavirus may have cancelled the Memorial Day parade, but nothing can cancel the bravery of those who gave their lives for our nation. Medfield certainly has a long...

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Zullo Gallery live-streaming music series

Justin Casinghino with his wife, Nicole, from PorchFest.

Jerry Potts has launched the Zullo Gallery's live-stream music series from the deck on what would have been “First Thursday” - May 7. After Justin Casinghino on May 21, other performers to appear will include Dave Yuknat, Jill Moran...

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