Thursday, May 23, 2013
Don't be shy. Join Patch's blogging team in Wrentham.
Wrentham Patch has launched a blogging platform that gives residents the opportunity to offer their opinions on their own blogs. Here are five reasons why you should blog on Wrentham Patch: Are you interested? If you want to learn more, e-mail kelly.mello.patch.con. Again, there is no set time commitment, so we won’t require you to do any more than you can.
Friday, May 10, 2013
A look at some of the personalities that have come to live and work in Wrentham.
Wrentham has some long history, but did you know it also has been home to some major people? Probably the most famous was Helen Keller, who shared a home here in 1896 with Anne Sullivan. In the summers of 1898-1903, they lived in a cottage Sullivan rented on Lake Pearl. In 1903, they moved to 349 East St., where Keller lived until 1917. Educator Horace Mann, made famous by many streets and plazas in Franklin, studied law in Wrentham. Mann was an educator, congressman and the first secretary of the newly created Massachusetts Board of Education, the first such position in the U.S. Family Guy creator Seth McFarlane once lived here as well, and actor Mark Wahlberg still currently owns a summer home here, according to IMDB.com. The late former…
Saturday, April 27, 2013
The home has a newly remodeled kitchen.
This week's Wrentham Patch Home of the Day is located at 411 Taunton St., Wrentham and is on the market for $319,000. You can check out the open house Sunday, April 28, from 1-3 p.m. For more information on the home reach out to Kerri at Romex Real Estate at 508-509-3712. The home is ready to move right into and is completely remodeled with a new kitchen, new appliances, new bad, fabulous refinished hardwood floors throughout with freshly painted interior with Anderson Windows. The attic is newly insulated and a new septic was put in in 2012 while the roof is five-years-old. There is also a new burner and the home has central air and whole house generator, a three-season porch with a large-painted basement ready to be finished.
Sunday, April 21, 2013
A single car accident resulted in a helicopter transport to Rhode Island Hospital Sunday evening
Three people were hospitalized with serious but not life threatening injuries Sunday evening after a single-car accident at 205 Dedham Street in Wrentham. Wrentham Fire Captain Robert Harrison said emergency officials arrived at the scene at approximately 5:45 p.m. to find the driver, an adult female, trapped inside. While officials worked for a half hour to to get her from the vehicle, two other patients were transported to the hospital. An adult male was transported by the Foxborough Fire Department to Norwood Hospital and a female child was transported to Hasbro Hospital by Wrentham first responders. Harrison said the Norfolk Fire Department assisted in transporting the driver to King Philip High School, where she was helicoptered to …
Tuesday, April 9, 2013
Suspect arrested for breaking and entering of a car in Wrentham.
A state police chase of a suspect wanted for breaking into a motor vehicle ended in Norton early Tuesday morning. At approximately 2 a.m., troopers assigned to the Massachusetts State Police Barracks in Foxborough received a request for assistance from the Wrentham Police Department regarding a motor vehicle pursuit of a suspect wanted for breaking into a motor vehicle in Wrentham. The suspect vehicle was a 2005 Toyota Rav4 and it was traveling on Route 495 south in Norton. The State Police Foxborough barracks relayed this information to the State Police Middleborough Barracks. Shortly thereafter, Trooper Adam LeBlanc deployed tire deflation devices known as stingers, along Route 495 south at Exit 10. The Toyota was able to avoid the …
Thursday, February 28, 2013
Town administrator William Ketcham said Wrentham's town meeting will have rezoning articles for vote to increase the commercial tax base of the town.
Wrentham town administrator William Ketcham said Wrentham is moving towards commercial viability in the town to reduce tax burdens on the residential population. Ketcham said the Planning Board has been working on rezoning certain areas of Wrentham to commercial zoning. He said rezoning would attract more commercial businesses, which will in turn give more tax revenue to the town. The current rates per $1,000 for tax rates were $14.43 for homes and $17.06 for commercial business. “Generally speaking, a commercial business will end up paying more to a town than it demands on services,” he said. “It’s a way to reduce burden on residents… That’s one of the town’s priorities.” Ketcham said one of the areas selected for rezoning is the …
Tuesday, January 22, 2013
The Tigers beat King Philip at Nixon Gymnasium Tuesday night to improve to 7-4. KP dropped to 1-9.
One thing was clear to Oliver Ames boys' basketball coach Don Byron heading into Tuesday night's Hockomock League contest against King Philip: The Warriors were better than their 1-8 record indicated. "They present some problems – they’ve got good size and their guard play was really good tonight," he said. "They’ve battled everybody all year long with the exception of maybe one game." Byron's prediction proved to be true. The Warriors gave the Tigers all they had, outscoring Byron's squad in the first and fourth quarters. Still, it wasn't enough to defeat Oliver Ames at Nixon Gymnasium. The Tigers defeated the Warriors 67-60 to improve to 7-4 overall. KP dropped to 1-9 overall. While KP battled, it was the little mistakes and turnovers …
Tuesday, July 24, 2012
Today's Wrentham Patch's Home of the Day is at 25 Luke St., in Wrentham.
Tuesday, July 24, 2012
Today's Wrentham Patch's Home of the Day is at 25 Luke St. on AOL Real Estate. It is a three bed, four bath, single family home which is on the marker for $949,900. Here the breakdown from AOL Real Estate's description: Gorgeous Country Paradise! Newer Farmhouse with entertainment sized, fireplace family room with vaulted ceiling. Gleaming S/S Kitchen with Caesarstone ctr island. Living rm/office, Master BR w/priv. bath and jet tub. Awesome 2 level 1800 sq ft In-law suite offers S/S Granite kitchen hdwd & dining area, Fplc'd LR, small office, Mstr BR w/huge walk-in closet & priv. bath. 2nd BR/Ofc. W/O basement, front porch, outside shower, C/A, 9' ceilings, 2 Stall 16x22 Barn with Loft, 1 Acre corral/soccer field. For more for photos and…
Monday, July 16, 2012
The following property at 12 Manchester Drive is on AOL Real Estate.
Today's Wrentham's House of the Day is 12 Manchester Drive. This is five bedroom, five bath Colonial with 15 finished rooms, including a first floor bedroom with a bath. There is also a wrap-up around the desk, a screen porch and a three car garage. House Breakdown: You can see more of the property at realestate.aol.com., http://realestate.aol.com/homes-for-sale-detail/12-Manchester-Dr_Wrentham_MA_02093_M46680-23590?ex=MA543863477
Monday, June 4, 2012
The search for a new principal for King Philip High School is outlined by the superintendent of the school district.
Monday, June 4, 2012
By Dr. Elizabeth Zielinski King Philip Regional School District Superintendent The King Philip Regional High School Principal Interview Committee met last week to narrow the field of seven semifinalists down to four. A total of 48 individuals applied to be the next principal at King Philip High School. Monday, June 4, each candidate will spend a portion of the day visiting KP. Each visit includes focus groups of teachers and students, a learning walk-through in classrooms at the high school and a second interview with the King Philip administrative team. The Superintendent of Schools will narrow the pool of four down to two. It is expected that these two candidates will be visited by a small subgroup from the 14-member Interview …