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Library hosts children’s writing contest

To go along with this year's summer reading theme "Imagine Your Story," the Medfield Public Library's Children's Department is holding a writing contest. Participants are asked to take their favorite fairy tales and put a spin on it. Kids can write, draw, use toys, or act out their twist and submit it to...

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Curb Alert substitutes for Swap Shop

Luke Beauregard shows off a box of toys he has found during Curb Alert

By Amelia Tarallo
Hometown Weekly Staff

The Swap Shop has been a popular summer feature of the Medfield Transfer Station for years. There, people can leave unwanted, but...

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Gardening: attack of the weeds

Though taken weeks after the initial weeding process, this picture properly shows a similar intensity of weeds growing in a garden left unattended.

By Amelia Tarallo
Hometown Weekly Staff

“Hey, remember when you ate dirt?”

Without context, I can understand...

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Medfield Environment Action hosts forum

Medfield Environment Action will host a virtual community forum on July 22 at 7:30. The forum is meant to inform Medfield residents about the different forms of community choice aggregation (CCA) available. The forum will tackle questions about cost, the potential financial savings, whether participating in the program is necessary, and if CCA...

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Discover Medfield Day 2020 canceled

MEMO (Medfield Employers and Merchants Organization) has announced the cancellation of this year's Discover Medfield Day. In their announcement, MEMO cited that Phase IV of Massachusetts, which included guidelines to safely hold large capacity events, will not be enacted in time for the planned September 26 celebration. Currently, Massachusetts is in Phase III,...

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Second town-wide Curb Alert Day

The Medfield Swap Shop at the Medfield Transfer is closed for the summer due to COVID-19. While the Swap Shop is planned to open again in 2021, residents are encouraged to participate in the town-wide curb alert weekends held this summer. The second Town-Wide Curb Alert will be held Saturday, July 18th, from...

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Late rally lifts Medfield/DS over Westwood

Nick Chicos (pictured) hustles out of the box. Photo by Mike Flanagan.

By Mike Flanagan
Hometown Weekly Sports Editor

Rivals Westwood and Medfield met for the first-time ever in the newly founded MIBL on Monday night. Westwood's team was made up mostly of Westwood High...

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Hold takeout now available at library

The Medfield Public Library is back to serving patrons. Though not physically open, patrons can now take out materials through the hold take-out system to get their hands on books, movies, and other physical materials. Patrons can place items on hold using their account on find.minlib.net, the Minuteman Library app (MLNmobile), or by...

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Town debating Medfield’s mascot

By Amelia Tarallo
Hometown Weekly Staff

In June, the Walpole School Committee voted to drop its team nickname, the Rebels, due to its connection to the Confederacy. Since then, other local communities have been having similar conversations, including Medfield. The Medfield Warriors’ logo includes a geometric figure of a Native American...

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Famed rhododendrons close, but not blooming

The buds are close to blooming, but not quite ready to go.

By James Kinneen
Hometown Weekly Reporter

There’s a very famous short story by Ray Bradbury called “All Summer in a Day” that’s widely touted as one of the saddest things ever written. Basically, the story...

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Summer reading starts at library

The Medfield Public Library has launched its summer reading program. From now through August, library patrons can participate in some of the reading activities being offered this summer.

Kids can register and print a summer reading log to keep track of their reading. Patrons can also pick up a...

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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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Beyond Medfield’s BLM rally

By Ella Kohler
Hometown Weekly Correspondent

On the afternoon of June 7, North Street was flooded with colorful signs and calls for justice as hundreds gathered to show solidarity for the Black Lives Matter movement following the death of George Floyd. After the event, attendees dispersed, returned home, and put away...

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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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