Hearing tonight on water, sewer rates...

Jun 14, 2021 by

Published in the June 14, 2021 edition. By MARK SARDELLA WAKEFIELD — Tonight’s Town Council agenda includes a public hearing on the proposed FY 2022 water and sewer rates. Public Works Director Joseph Conway will present the new rates as recommended by the Advisory Board of Public Works. The Water and Sewer Divisions are self-sustaining enterprise departments. Their operations are funded by the water and sewer rates and not by the tax levy. The rates recommended tonight will need to be sufficient to fund both operating budgets. The water and sewer reserves need to be sufficient to provide for consumption shortfalls, emergencies and future capital improvements The Water Division serves approximately 8,500 water accounts and the Sewer Division serves about 8,200 accounts. Tonight’s public hearing on the rates gets underway at 7:25 p.m. via...

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Wakefield lax beats undefeated Melrose in semifinals...

Jun 14, 2021 by

THE WARRIORS celebrate their 9-8 overtime win against rival Melrose in the Middlesex League Tournament semifinals at Fred Green Memorial Field. Melrose entered the game 11-0. The Red Raiders beat Wakefield twice in the regular season. (WMHS Athletics Photo) Published in the June 14, 2021 edition. By MARIA O’DONNELL MELROSE — In the second round of the Middlesex League Tournament, the Melrose Red Raider boys’ lacrosse team lost their first game of the season to their Wakefield neighbors after 11 consecutive wins. Although Wakefield led the entire game, Melrose came back from a four-goal deficit to force the Warriors into overtime, where Wakefield defeated Melrose 9-8 in sudden death. The Red Raiders faced off against the Warriors twice in the past two weeks before Saturday afternoon, and they shut down Wakefield’s offense in both games by scores of...

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Elaine J. Pyburn, 87

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Published in the June 14, 2021 edition. LYNNFIELD — Elaine J. Pyburn, a lifelong Lynnfield resident died Saturday, June 12 in Lynnfield at age 87. She was born in Lynn on August 24,1933 and was the daughter of the late Herman H. and Gunhild (Nordstom) Hammer. She was a graduate of Wakefield High School. A career bookkeeper, she worked for many years for the Madico Company of Woburn, and also served as bookkeeper to her family business, Arthur Pyburn and Sons, Inc. of Lynnfield. Over the years she was active in the Women’s Club of Lynnfield and was a member of Saint Paul’s Episcopal Church and later a member of the Centre Congregational Church of Lynnfield. She was also a sports fan who enjoyed following her son’s sports. Mrs. Pyburn was the beloved wife...

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