• About Richard DeSorgher

    Richard has been a lifelong resident and an educator in Medfield. He began his teaching career in Medfield in 1976 as a social studies teacher at Medfield Middle School, winning several achievement awards, and went on to teach Political Science and U.S. (AP) History at Medfield High School from 1995 to 2011, where he also distinguished himself. Deeply involved in the community, Richard has served as town Election Officer, as member and chairman of the Parks and Recreation Commission and Board of Selectmen, and as a representative to the Norfolk County Advisory Board. He is dedicated to the preservation and sharing of Medfield’s unique history and has served as President and Curator of the Medfield Historical Society, as chairman and member of the Medfield Historical Commission and as MEMOs Discover Medfield Day Trolley Tour director. Officially appointed Medfield’s town historian, Richard has written three books on the history of Medfield and is a regular correspondent to Hometown Weekly and the Medfield Historical Society, where he shares stories of Medfield’s history.

    An Appreciation of Barbara Leighton, Medfield’s Unofficial Historian

    by  • September 1, 2019 • Leighton, Medfield, Peak House • 1 Comment

    Barbara Leighton of Robert Sproul Road died on July 11, 2019 in Medfield, where she had spent almost her entire 100-year life. She was the daughter of Newell and Myra (Spofford) Leighton and the sister of the late Harry Leighton.  Barbara attended Medfield Public Schools; she graduated with the Medfield High School Class of...

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    This Old Town: Medfield’s Philanthropist

    by  • April 26, 2016 • Medfield • 0 Comments

    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 town still impacts Medfield’s character to this very...

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