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This Old Town: Happy New Year, Medfield!

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As Medfield enters the new year, 2020, a look back at Medfield 100 years ago in 1920. Selectmen were Frank McCarthy, Frank Day and George Sauer. Elected to the school committee were Timothy Kennedy, Susan M. Clark and Allan A. Kingsbury. The moderator was George L.L. Allen. Police officers included Cornelius McKeown, B....
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Catherine Callahan, friend to monarch butterflies

When she began researching her Girl Scout Gold Award project, Medfield's Catherine Callahan was interested in the topic of pollinators, and learned about the dangerous decline of monarch butterflies. Monarch butterflies play a vital role in the ecosystem. Flying from flower to flower, their bodies pick up pollen and spread it to the next plant,...
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MCPE holds annual meeting

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The Medfield Coalition for Public Education held its annual meeting on Thursday, May 24, at the Zullo Gallery in Medfield. MCPE board members and supporters celebrated a successful 2017-2018 year by recapping the year’s highlights, recognizing award winners, and thanking corporate sponsors and volunteers. Throughout the evening, a common theme emerged: Medfield is...
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Wheelock fairs well with science

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By Laura Drinan Hometown Weekly Reporter Every year, second grade students at Medfield’s Ralph Wheelock School spend weeks preparing for the science fair. For days, they rack their brains to conceive an idea that will wow their classmates. Hours upon hours are spent testing hypotheses and making slight adjustments to their experiments to see if...
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Got the world on a string in Medfield

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By Katrina Margolis Hometown Weekly Reporter There are few things more delightful in this world than puppets. A form of entertainment that has been around for hundreds of years, it continues to engage and enliven audiences to this day. One particular demographic in particular enjoys puppet shows these days, and that would be children. This...
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Medfield students give, wear hats

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By Stephen Press Hometown Weekly Staff There are certain ubiquitous rules that one expects to be followed in an elementary school. Keep your hands and feet to yourself. Raise your hand before talking. Hats off inside of the building. Which, of course, makes it all the more shocking when one walks into the Ralph Wheelock School cafeteria and notices...
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A Pilgrimage to Rocky Woods

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By Stephen Press Hometown Weekly Staff On a Wednesday morning, Medfield's Rocky Woods Reservation is like many other nature preserves in the state. The parking lot is dotted with the vehicles of dog-walkers and casual hikers. A canopy of pines covers one's path into the forest. It is quiet, save the occasional songbird. Suddenly, you catch...
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