$9.8M LCWD capital project OK’d...

May 12, 2021 by

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 district’s water quality and quantity issues. Scenna said the projects entail constructing a $6.3 million greensand filter water treatment plant at the Glen Drive station in order to treat iron and manganese that has caused discolored water issues that have impacted a number of ratepayers. He also said Article 18 sought to address the district’s water quantity issues by getting supplemental water from the Massachusetts Water Resource Authority (MWRA) via Wakefield. The superintendent recalled that...

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$60.8M operating budget proposed...

May 12, 2021 by

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 a 2.37 percent increase over FY21’s $58,328,599 budget. “Town Accountant/Assistant Finance Director Julie McCarthy and I are very proud of this budget,” said Dolan. “I have been working on budgets for a long time. I worked through the post 9/11 budget and the budget after the financial crash of 2008. The last two years have been incredibly challenging. It is a testament to the department heads and the leadership of the Select Board that we...

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Jake Burt is first overall pick in CFL draft...

May 12, 2021 by

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 incredible,” said Burt in an interview with the Villager. “It’s hard to put it into words because there are so many emotions that go into it. There has been so much hard work that has brought me to this moment. Hearing my name be called number one overall was just amazing. And on top of that, being welcomed to Hamilton with open arms has been great. I am looking forward to working with the coaching...

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PHOTO: Honoring America’s heroes...

May 12, 2021 by

MARK VERMONT’S fifth-grade class planted American flags at the Old Burying Ground on May 6 to kick off the town’s month-long observance of Memorial Day. (Dan Tomasello...

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LCWD $9.8M capital project vote Monday...

May 5, 2021 by

Published May 5, 2021 By DAN TOMASELLO LYNNFIELD — The fate of the Lynnfield Center Water District’s $9.8 capital improvement project will be decided by ratepayers during the Annual District Meeting on Monday, May 10, beginning at 6 p.m. at Lynnfield High School’s front entrance. In the event of rain, the Annual District Meeting will be held on Tuesday, May 11, beginning at 6 p.m. at the high school’s front entrance.  While Town Meeting has a quorum requirement, there is no quorum for LCWD’s Annual District Meeting. Ratepayers will be required to wear masks and practice social distancing during the Annual and Special District Meetings on May 10. In order to address the district’s water quality and water quantity issues, LCWD officials have recommended a three-component plan that involves upgrading the district’s existing infrastructure...

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