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

Jun 14, 2021 by

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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Karen Ramsdell, 67

Jun 11, 2021 by

Published in the June 11, 2021 edition. WAKEFIELD — Karen Ramsdell, of Wakefield, passed away at age 67 on Friday, June 4, 2021. Karen was born on April 2, 1954 and was a graduate of Arlington High School, class of 1972. Karen continued her education at Northeastern University and had a successful career in sales and marketing in various industries. Karen was a devoted, loving, and beloved mother, wife, and grandmother and appreciated nothing more than spending time with her family. She enjoyed the arts, including poetry and music, and was a talented artist in her youth. Her favorite activities included walks along the Charles River in Boston and the Marginal Way in Ogunquit, Maine. Karen loved the ocean and felt fortunate to spend time at a beach house with her family before she...

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Lloyd E. Stevenson, 82

Jun 11, 2021 by

Published in the June 11, 2021 edition. WAKEFIELD — Lloyd Erling Stevenson of Wakefield passed away on May 28, 2021 at age of 82 after a lengthy battle with Multiple Myeloma. He was the beloved husband of the late Marjorie Keene Stevenson. Lloyd was the devoted father of Craig Stevenson and his wife Diane of Albuquerque, New Mexico, Todd Stevenson and his wife Janel of Wakefield, Massachusetts and Jeff Stevenson and his wife Beth of Tewksbury, Massachusetts. He was also the treasured grandfather of Aaron, Lucia, Aden, Everett, Casey, Riley, and Shaun, all of whom he greatly loved and enjoyed spending time with. In addition, Lloyd was the loving uncle to Andrea Huber and Leslie Andersen. Lloyd was an electrical systems engineer originally with NASA and then with the Department of Transportation located in Cambridge, Massachusetts. He...

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Middlesex League tournament updates...

Jun 11, 2021 by

Published in the June 11, 2021 edition. Eight Wakefield High spring sports teams competed in the Middlesex League Tournament yesterday. All teams, who matched up only against Freedom Division opponents during the regular season, played the Liberty Division yesterday.  The girls’ and boys’ track and field teams had multiple Warriors stand out at the league meet in Burlington. The boys’ team had three event champions while the girls’ team had one.  Junior Sammy Seabury took home a gold medal in the two mile run with a personal record time of 11:20.  Junior Bradley Diaz won the 400 meters in a time of 50.22.  Senior Logan Cosgrove won the shot put with a personal best 48’9.5”. Cosgrove also took 3rd in the discus with a personal best 132’10”.  Junior Michael Roberto was first in the...

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