Booster vote coming

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Published in the August 28, 2015 edition   By MARK SARDELLA WAKEFIELD — Some members of the School Committee were prepared to vote this week on a new policy related to hiring and compensation for volunteer support staff in cooperation with booster organizations. But ultimately committee members decided to stay with their normal practice and lay the policy on the table until their Sept. 8 meeting to allow for a period of public review and comment. The policy on how to handle booster clubs providing compensation to volunteers such as assistant...

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Police deal with another OD

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Published in the August 28, 2015 edition WAKEFIELD — Following is a sample of the calls answered yesterday and early this morning by the Wakefield Police Department: THURSDAY • 8:38 a.m.: A found wallet was turned into police headquarters. A letter will be sent to the owner. • 9:07 a.m.: A Jennifer Road woman complained of chest pains and was taken to Melrose-Wakefield Hospital. • 9:12 a.m.: A license and credit cards were left in the lobby of the Public Safety Building. A letter will be sent to the owner. • 10:07 a.m.: A citizen reported a...

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The Savings Bank supports schools’ robotics program

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Published in the August 27, 2015 edition WAKEFIELD — The Savings Bank has donated $5,000 as a premiere benefactor sponsor of the Lego Robotics EV3 pilot program, a unique hands-on learning opportunity designed to increase technical knowledge for fourth graders in Wakefield public schools. The after-school program will be facilitated during the 2015-2016 school year by Wakefield Academy in conjunction with the Wakefield ISD Technology Department and the Walton School PTO. According to Walton School PTO Enrichment Coordinator Ngan Wedemeier,...

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Warrior football team has a strong turnout

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Numbers are good for new head coach Steve Cummings Published in the August 28, 2015 edition By JIM SOUTHMAYD WAKEFIELD — A new era began for the Wakefield Memorial high football team on Monday as first year head coach Steve Cummings welcomed 68 athletes for the varsity program on the first day of practice which was for helmets only, non-contact drills. The freshman program also had 23 members trying out, as the numbers of the entire program held steady during recent years. “On our first day, we practiced later at night,” said Cummings. “The...

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Dick Laramie Doubles Tournament will be Sept. 12

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Men’s, Women’s, Mixed Doubles teams to compete Published in the August 28, 2015 edition WAKEFIELD — The Wakefield Tennis Association is holding a doubles tournament on Saturday, Sept. 12 in honor of Dick Laramie, a long time member and supporter of Wakefield Tennis. The matches will start at 9 a.m. There is no pre-entry so players should plan on arriving at the High School courts by 8:30 a.m. to sign in and get their match and time assignments. If you come as a single player, pairings will be made. Players new to Wakefield Tennis...

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Walter Junior Tennis Tournament draw announced

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37 players to compete this weekend at the Dobbins Courts Published in the August 27, 2015 edition WAKEFIELD — Thirty-seven players are registered for the Geoffrey Walter Jr. Tennis Tournament taking place the weekend of Aug. 29 and 30 at the Dobbins Courts at Wakefield Memorial High School. Those registered are: Michael Sticca, Mark Auld, Hannah Guay, Grace Hurley, Tim Hurley, Caroline Hurley, Dan Hurley, Laura Sweeney, Emma Farrell, Ben Palmer, Jack Palmer, Max Cusack, Aidan Cusack, Sarah Stumpf, Jonathan Stumpf, Noah Greif, Luke Greif,...

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Thelma M. Caso, 94

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Published in the August 28, 2015 edition WAKEFIELD — Thelma M. Caso, 94, of Wakefield died Wednesday, Aug. 26, at the Wilmington Health Care Center. Born in Everett on May 19, 1921, she was the daughter of the late Rocco J. and Mary (Rossi) Rossi. Mrs. Caso was raised in Everett and was a graduate of Everett High School. She had been a longtime Wakefield resident and was a member of St. Joseph Parish. She had worked as an underwriter for the former American Mutual Insurance Company of Wakefield. Mrs. Caso had served in the United States...

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Harvey L. Medler, 68

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Published in the August 27, 2015 edition WAKEFIELD — Harvey Lee Medler, 68, of Wakefield and formerly of Stoneham and Boston, died August 24 following complications from heart surgery. Born and raised in Stoneham, he was the son of the late Carroll and Louise (Girard) Medler. For many years, Harvey was employed by Amtrak as a lead service attendant on the Chicago route. In his youth, he was a great swimmer and spent much of his time at the Stoneham MDC Pool. He enjoyed spending time at Lake Winnipesaukee in New Hampshire. Harvey excelled at...

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Marion W. McDermod, 90

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Published in the August 27, 2015 edition MELROSE — Marion W. (Simpson) McDermod, 90, of Melrose, passed away peacefully at Melrose-Wakefield Hospital on Tuesday, Aug. 25. One of four children of the late William T. S. and Sarah R. (Hughes) Simpson, Marion was born in Mussleboro, Scotland and came to the United States at age 4. Raised in Malden, she graduated from Malden High School, Class of 1943. In June of 1944, at the young age of 19, she married her high school sweetheart before he served in the U.S. Army during World War II. After he...

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