The official groundbreaking ceremony for the redevelopment of the Village at Taunton Forge was held on Monday, Nov. 21. The windy day kept the hot coffee urns busy and the speeches short.

Attending dignitaries included property owners, brothers, Jim, Steve and Dave DePetris; Medford Township Council Member, Bradley Denn; and Constituent Representative for Congressman Tom MacArthur, Kyle Melander.

Jim DePetris gave the huddled crowd a brief history of the property and its development. The DePetris patriarch, Joe DePetris purchased the 40 acre property in the late 1950s.