Pipeline co., unions reach deal

Posted by on Apr 1, 2015 in Local Headline News, Wakefield Daily Item, Wakefield News | Comments Off

WAKEFIELD — The company planning a significant natural gas pipeline cutting through northern Massachusetts and hooking up to an existing transmission line near Camp Curtis Guild has signed a deal with a group representing unionized construction workers. The Massachusetts Building Trade Council announced this morning that a Memorandum of Understanding with Kinder Morgan requires the firm to use union labor at all construction sites in Massachusetts. The council said the project will create thousands of jobs. The proposed $5 billion pipeline...

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WMHS artists impress in Globe contest

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WAKEFIELD — Wakefield Memorial High School artists were awarded three Silver Keys and two Honorable Mentions in the Boston Globe Scholastic Art & Writing Awards. Student artwork was judged against hundreds of talented students from all over the state. Each year the Alliance for Young Artists & Writers partners with The Boston Globe to bring the competition to local communities. The Globe Art Exhibit is the longest running, most prestigious recognition program for creative teens in the U.S. A panel of professionals reviews each work of...

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Qualified voters can cast ballots now

Posted by on Apr 1, 2015 in Local Headline News, Wakefield Daily Item, Wakefield News | Comments Off

WAKEFIELD — Temporary Town Clerk Rosemary Morgan announces that absentee ballots for the April 28 annual town election are now available in the Town Clerk’s Office for any registered voter who will be unable to vote at the polls on that day due to: 1. Absence from the town during normal polling hours of 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. 2. Physical disability preventing the voter from going to the polling place; or 3. Religious belief The deadline for their office to receive an application to vote absentee, which is a prerequisite, is noon on Monday, April...

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Boys’ tennis team hopes to rise to the challenge

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Warriors have big shoes to fill at singles, hope to be competitive in the tough Middlesex League By JIM SOUTHMAYD WAKEFIELD — After flirting with a state tournament berth last spring, this year could find the Warrior boys’ tennis team more in a rebuilding mode after its top two singles players from a year ago graduated. Of course just getting outside on Dobbins Courts to practice and hold matches is a challenge for Wakefield right now. In fact, Wakefield’s season opener this afternoon at Woburn has already been postponed due to the lack of...

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Girls’ tennis team makes quick work of Woburn

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Warriors post 4-1 triumph in season opener   LYNNFIELD — Due to the conditions of the Dobbins Courts, the Warrior girls’ tennis team moved its season opening match against Woburn indoors to the Boston Sports Club. However, playing indoors usually comes with time constraints since teams only have the courts for a limited amount of time. Wakefield didn’t have to worry about that at all as it made quick work of the Tanners prevailing by a 4-1 decision The Warriors won four of the five matches dropping only third singles. All five matches...

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Girls’ lacrosse team hopes for more consistency in ’15

Posted by on Mar 31, 2015 in Wakefield Daily Item, Wakefield Sports | Comments Off

Warriors return many veterans, seek a state tournament berth  By DAN BYRNE WAKEFIELD — One year ago, the Wakefield Memorial High School varsity girls’ lacrosse team had a roller coaster of a season. It started poorly for the Warriors as they lost their first nine games. But the team turned things around and, had a few things gone differently, the team could have reached the post season. Wakefield ended the 2014 season with a 5-13 record. This spring the team is back together and with another offseason of preparation under their belt, the...

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John A. Howlett, 62

Posted by on Mar 31, 2015 in Wakefield Daily Item, Wakefield Obituaries | Comments Off

NORTH ANDOVER — John A. Howlett, 62, of North Andover, passed away peacefully on Saturday, March 28, at Kindred Hospital in Peabody. John was born in Lawrence to the late Warren and Mildred (Wolger) Howlett. He graduated from Wakefield High School and earned a bachelor’s degree from Northeastern University. He was a car and truck salesman for many years at several area dealerships. During his spare time he enjoyed collecting die cast model cars, gardening, reading, writing and geneology. John was an avid sports fan, especially fond of his...

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Carl M. Manzella

Posted by on Mar 30, 2015 in Wakefield Daily Item, Wakefield Obituaries | Comments Off

STONEHAM — Carl M. Manzella, a longtime Wakefield resident, died Thursday, March 26, at the Life Care Center of Stoneham. Born in Melrose on Aug. 14, 1939, he was the son of the late Michael and Pansy (Quinzio) Manzella. Carl was raised in Wakefield and was a graduate of Wakefield High School and went on to graduate from Wentworth Institute. He was a retired draftsman for Stone and Webster Engineering. Carl enjoyed golfing and was a member of the Unicorn Golf Club in Stoneham. Carl is survived by his sister Diane G. Paone and her husband...

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Richard A. Saulnier, 71

Posted by on Mar 30, 2015 in Wakefield Daily Item, Wakefield Obituaries | Comments Off

MALDEN — Richard A. “Dick” Saulnier, 71, of Malden and formerly of Wakefield, died on Sunday, March 22, at the West Revere Health Center. Born in Winchester on Jan. 20, 1944, he was the son of the late Laurence F. and Doris L. (Fairfield) Saulnier. Dick was raised in Wakefield and was a graduate of Wakefield High School, Class of 1962. He had been a Malden resident for the past 15 years. He had worked as a delivery man for Wakefield Tire and later worked for Sullivan Tire, from which he retired. He enjoyed golfing and bowling in his earlier...

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