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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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Sullivan documentary premiere a hit

By Amelia Tarallo Hometown Weekly Staff There aren’t many people who can claim to have touched a community in the way that former Medfield Town Administrator Mike Sullivan did. Sullivan, a beloved figure in town throughout his over 40 years of service, passed away on February 27, just weeks after his retirement. On Friday, November 1,...
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Medfield Library celebrates centennial

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By Laura Drinan Hometown Weekly Reporter The Medfield community gathered on October 1 for a once-in-a-lifetime occasion. Over one hundred years ago, a man named Granville Dailey, a New York City native who summered in Medfield, contacted William G. Perry, an architect, to draw up the plans for a library in town. Soon after, the...
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Medfield candidates field Q&As

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At the March 16 Candidate Forum, Medfield voters had the chance to hear from individuals running in the three contested races of Board of Selectmen, School Committee and Library Trustee. The event was taped by Medfield.TV and can be viewed at http://goo.gl/Obam9F. The night began with a reception in the lobby of the Medfield High...
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Medfield Historical Society to celebrate 125th

On November 7, 2016 at 7:30 p.m. in the First Parish Church on North Street, the Medfield Historical Society will be celebrating the 125th anniversary of its founding in 1891. All in town are invited to come to hear about those responsible for its beginning, see photos and images of the major events and undertakings...
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Medfield Day is town’s finest hour

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By Stephen Press Hometown Weekly Staff For those who call Medfield home, there has always been a pronounced sense of an old-fashioned community. Some might attribute it to the village's historic buildings and green spaces. Some might point their fingers at the independent businesses that dot the town. Still others might say it is because...
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This Old Town – Straw Hat Park

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By Richard DeSorgher At first, it was referred to as the “pocket park,” a sliver of town–owned land wedged between Starbucks and Zebras along North Street. But thanks to Jean Mineo and a hard working committee, a positive vote at town meeting, and support from town residents, town officials and town departments, it is...
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History Day Trolley Tour wows Medfielders

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By Camille Kerwin Hometown Weekly Correspondent On Saturday, townspeople of all ages gathered at Dale Street School to celebrate Medfield History Day with six on-the-hour tours visiting 50 of Medfield’s historic homes. The lot in front of the school brimmed with excitement for the 24th Annual History Day Trolley Tour, a tradition that was established...
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Living the American Dream

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This Old Town

By Richard DeSorgher Hometown Weekly Correspondent This past week US News and World Report came out with their listing of the best high schools in American, in which they named Medfield High School as the 4th best school in Massachusetts and the 152nd best in the nation. For many years now, through test...
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This Old Town: Master Planning 60 Years Ago

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By Richard DeSorgher Hometown Weekly Correspondent Town Meeting this past week was filled with much discussion concerning master planning. There was a call for a town-wide master plan, a master plan for the former state hospital land and each of the departments are looking at five year master plans for their areas. The following is a...
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This Old Town: After 52 Years, Medfield Hockey Wins Title

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By Richard DeSorgher Hometown Weekly Correspondent

Let the record show that at the 10:08 mark of the first period of the Lincoln-Sudbury vs. Medfield High Div. 2 state championship hockey game in Boston’s TD Garden on Sunday that Matt Treiber rifled a shot over the L-S goalie with the assist from John...

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This Old Town: Irish Pioneers of Medfield

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By Richard DeSorgher Hometown Weekly Correspondent

They were the pioneers; the first of the Irish to enter into Medfield, break the prejudice and live the “American Dream.”

James Griffin, born in Ireland, came to Medfield in 1840 at the age of 20 with his brother Michael. He found employment in...

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This Old Town: Medfield residents invited to Spring Fling

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By Richard DeSorgher Hometown Weekly Correspondent

Calling all Medfield residents and anyone else for that matter. Open to everyone!

On Saturday, April 9 at the American Legion on Peter Kristof Way, the Medfield High (MHS) Alumni Association will host its fifth annual Trivia Night, a fundraiser for the scholarships given...

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Medfield signs Community Compact with state

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By Josh Perry Hometown Weekly Staff

Last week, Lieutenant Governor Karyn Polito made a stop at Medfield Town Hall, joined by town and school officials, to sign a Community Compact, a voluntary agreement by the Town of Medfield to implement “best practices” in return for support from the state to...

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This Old Town: Downtown Medfield in 1950

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By Richard DeSorgher Hometown Weekly Correspondent Earlier this month at the urging of the Medfield Board of Selectmen, the Medfield Economic and Development Commission (EDC), in conjunction with the Metropolitan Area Planning Council (MAPC), held our first Downtown Summit. The intent was to hold an open house-type-setting where town residents could give their opinions and views...
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This Old Town: Medfield under attack

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By Richard DeSorgher Hometown Weekly Correspondent

This week, 340 years ago, Medfield was trying to recover from the worst disaster ever to hit the town. While Hawaii will note Pearl Harbor and New York City will always remember 9/11, Medfield will never forget the events of February 21, 1676.

Some...

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This Old Town: Medfield’s Philanthropist

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By Richard DeSorgher Hometown Weekly Correspondent

His large domineering portrait watches over those working in the reference room of Medfield’s Memorial Public Library and yet only a handful of people in town know who he is, as there is no identification to go with the portrait. His donations and gifts to the...

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Candidate emerges for Medfield selectman’s seat

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By Josh Perry Hometown Weekly Staff Two weeks ago, Medfield Town Clerk Carol Mayer discussed with Hometown Weekly the scarcity of candidates running for town office ahead of the March 28 election. With only a few days remaining until the deadline to return nomination papers (Monday, Feb. 8), a candidate has come forward to...
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This Old Town: The Baxter family of Medfield

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By Richard DeSorgher Hometown Weekly Correspondent Rev. Joseph Baxter was Medfield’s second minister. He was the son of Lieutenant John Baxter of Braintree and was born in 1676. He graduated from Harvard College in 1693, at the age of 17. He first preached in Medfield when he was 18 years old and although well liked, the...
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This Old Town: The Medfield High Building Turns 50

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By Richard DeSorgher Hometown Weekly Correspondent Its official address is 88R (R stands for rear) South Street. Today it is the home to Medfield High but 50 years ago next month it was built as the new Medfield Junior High. It later dropped the Junior High name and became the Medfield Middle School. The then...
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