Youth Council looks back at busy first year

Posted by on May 13, 2021 in Local Headline News, Wakefield Daily Item, Wakefield News | Comments Off on Youth Council looks back at busy first year

Published in the May 13, 2021 edition. By MARK SARDELLA WAKEFIELD — The Youth Council was formed a year ago, and this week several members went before the Town Council to provide an update on their maiden year. Youth Council chairman Jack Dubow began by thanking adult advisor Catherine Dhingra, describing her as “absolutely amazing.” Next, he introduced Youth...

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Field house of dreams

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Published in the May 13, 2021 edition. By MARK SARDELLA If the town is still divided as a result of the Warrior logo issue, you wouldn’t have known it from last Saturday’s Town Meeting, where things were so congenial, I feared a chorus of “Kumbaya” might break out at any moment. Mercifully, the proceedings came to a close before...

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Bids reviewed for boat rental concession

Posted by on May 12, 2021 in Local Headline News, Wakefield Daily Item, Wakefield News | Comments Off on Bids reviewed for boat rental concession

Published May 12, 2021 By MARK SARDELLA WAKEFIELD — In response to its RFP, the Town Council had received two proposals to provide boat rental services on Lake Quannapowitt. Boston Outdoor Recreation (aka Boating in Boston), the company that has provided the service in recent years, submitted a proposal to pay the town $3,000 per year for a three-year...

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Wanted: Your photos for NRHS graduation supplement!

Posted by on May 14, 2021 in Local Headline News, North Reading News, North Reading Transcript | Comments Off on Wanted: Your photos for NRHS graduation supplement!

Published May 13, 2021 Every year, the Transcript publishes a supplement highlighting North Reading High School graduates. To celebrate the Class of 2021, we would like to include photos of seniors taken in individual or group settings, both in and out of class, from this academic year. To do so, we need your help, since due to COVID-19 regulations our access...

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Manupelli to lead Select Board for third consecutive year

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Published May 13, 2021 By MAUREEN DOHERTY NORTH READING — Meet the new board; it’s same as the old board. The Select Board held its reorganization meeting last Wednesday night, the day after an annual Town Election in which the voters returned incumbents Kate Manupelli and Stephen O’Leary to their seats on the board. In the last week of...

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Town’s library re-opens for browsing

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Published May 13, 2021 NORTH READING — The Flint Memorial Library officially re-opened to patrons yesterday, May 12, signaling the beginning of the end of COVID-19 restrictions. Visits to all levels of the library are by timed entry. There are four types of appointments available, as well as continued contactless pickup services. Appointments, limit one per day, will be available...

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Memorial Day events planned

Posted by on May 13, 2021 in Local Headline News, Melrose News, Melrose Weekly News | Comments Off on Memorial Day events planned

Published May 14, 2021 MELROSE — This Memorial Day, Mayor Paul Brodeur, the Melrose Veterans’ Advisory Board, and the Melrose Veterans’ Services Office invite the public to join us in honoring, remembering, and respecting the sacrifices made by the brave men and women of the military. The traditional decoration of the graves and retiring of the flags will take...

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Lincoln St. man eyes SC seat

Posted by on May 13, 2021 in Local Headline News, Melrose News, Melrose Weekly News | Comments Off on Lincoln St. man eyes SC seat

Published May 14, 2021 MELROSE — A Lincoln Street man has expressed interest in running for School Committee this year. At the end of a busy first week of the 2021 city election season, John P. Connelly of 10 Lincoln St. pulled nomination papers on Friday, May 7 for one of the three four-year school board seats open this cycle....

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DPW hosts paper shredding event Saturday

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Published May 14, 2021 MELROSE — The DPW will host a paper shredding event Saturday, May 15 at the City Yard on Tremont Street from 8 a.m. to noon. Residents may bring one file box per household, which will be taken free of charge. Each additional box will cost $5 and please remember that only checks are accepted. As with...

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$9.8M LCWD capital project OK’d

Posted by on May 12, 2021 in Local Headline News, Lynnfield News, Lynnfield Villager | Comments Off on $9.8M LCWD capital project OK’d

Published May 12, 2021 By DAN TOMASELLO LYNNFIELD — Lynnfield Center Water District (LCWD) ratepayers overwhelmingly approved the $9.8 million capital improvement project during the Annual District Meeting on Monday night. LCWD Superintendent John Scenna gave an overview of Article 18, which asked ratepayers to approve appropriating $9.8 million for two different capital projects in order to address the...

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$60.8M operating budget proposed

Posted by on May 12, 2021 in Local Headline News, Lynnfield News, Lynnfield Villager | Comments Off on $60.8M operating budget proposed

Published May 12, 2021 By DAN TOMASELLO LYNNFIELD — The town’s fiscal year 2022 budget is balanced despite the financial challenges created by the COVID-19 pandemic and declining new growth. Town Administrator Rob Dolan unveiled the proposed $60,843,604.35 operating budget for FY22 to the Select Board during a May 3 meeting. He noted that the proposed spending plan represents...

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Jake Burt is first overall pick in CFL draft

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Published May 12, 2021 By DAN TOMASELLO HAMILTON, Ontario — Lynnfield native Jake Burt’s hard work has paid off. Burt was selected first overall by the Hamilton Tiger-Cats in the Canadian Football League draft on May 4. The 6’4,” 260-pound tight end said it was a dream come true. “To go number one in the CFL draft is just...

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