Federal snow relief about $200K

Posted by on Apr 27, 2015 in Local Headline News, Wakefield Daily Item, Wakefield News | Comments Off

WAKEFIELD — The town is positioned in such a financial way that it can absorb the costs from a very severe winter, according to Wakefield’s top professional manager. Town Administrator Stephen P. Maio was asked to comment on a report published in today’s Boston Globe in which Moody’s Investors Service explains that the federal government’s decision to give the state far less aid for snow cleanup than anticipated “will put significant pressure on city and town budgets.” According to the Globe, Moody’s has reported that the limited aid from the...

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Kathleen Beaulieu to retire from The Savings Bank

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WAKEFIELD – Kathleen M. Beaulieu of Wakefield, senior vice president and senior retail lending officer for The Savings Bank, will retire from the Bank on April 30 after 31 years of service. Kathy joined the bank in 1977 where she worked until 1986. She returned in 1993 where her work ethic and professionalism have been recognized with numerous promotions throughout the past two-plus decades During her tenure at The Savings Bank, Kathy has been key to the success of the bank’s retail and commercial lending portfolios. When she returned to the...

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Accident calls handled by police

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WAKEFIELD — Police said they responded to a variety of calls over the weekend. One call concerned a traffic signal pole at the intersection of Main and Water streets that sustained $3,000 in damage when the driver of a tractor trailer truck reportedly hit it. Firefighters from the Fire Department reported the incident just after 11 a.m. Friday. The driver of a tractor trailer truck reportedly went through the intersection at Main and Water streets and after striking the pole left the area. Police said the pole was knocked off its base on...

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Baseball team eases by Melrose

Posted by on Apr 27, 2015 in Wakefield Daily Item, Wakefield Sports | Comments Off

Warriors post fifth straight victory, prevail 6-1 By JIM SOUTHMAYD WAKEFIELD — For once, the Warrior baseball team had a little breathing room. After winning a pair of one-run decisions, a two-run ballgame and an extra inning affair, Wakefield posted a 6-1 triumph over arch rival Melrose on Friday morning at Walsh to extend its win streak to five straight games. The Warriors are now 5-1 overall on the season and 4-1 in the Middlesex League Freedom division since dropping the season opener against Lexington. Wakefield scored two runs in the...

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Boys’ track team stays busy during vacation week

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Warriors have a fine showing in Nashua North Invitational Meet NASHUA, N.H. — There may have been no dual meets scheduled during the vacation week but that didn’t stop the Wakefield Memorial High boys’ track team from competing in the Nashua North High School Invitational meet on Saturday. The Warriors had a fine showing in the New Hampshire meet with several first places and many top six places. “We had a strong showing and a lot of very good performances at the Nashua North High School Invitational on Saturday,” said Head Coach Ruben...

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Softball team suffers no lingering effects

Posted by on Apr 24, 2015 in Wakefield Daily Item, Wakefield Sports | Comments Off

Rebounds from Methuen loss with 13-4 triumph over Wilmington WAKEFIELD — The Warrior softball team suffered no lingering effects from its non-league loss to Methuen on Monday. In fact it was right back to business as Wakefield cruised to a 13-4 triumph over Wilmington on Wednesday morning at Vets’ Field. Wakefield increased its record to 6-1 on the year and continues to roll over teams from the Middlesex League Freedom division. Alexi Truesdale started the game for the Warriors and pitched four innings giving up four runs (all earned)...

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Sue Chrisfield Gibbs, 89

Posted by on Apr 27, 2015 in Wakefield Daily Item, Wakefield Obituaries | Comments Off

MARSTONS MILLS — Sue Chrisfield Gibbs, 89, of Marstons Mills passed away on Wednesday, April 22. Born in Wakefield, she was the daughter of Edward R. and Lucy (Braxton) Chrisfield. She is survived by her brother Edward R. Jr. of Cambridge, and her sister Barbara Gourdin of Marstons Mills. The third of six children, Sue was predeceased by her three brothers, Curtis, George and Harold. She was the loving aunt of Kim Douglas of Falmouth, Paul Douglas of Lancaster, Robert Douglas of Centerville and the late Dale Douglas (Julie) of Stoneham,...

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Nancy J. Doucette, 83

Posted by on Apr 24, 2015 in Wakefield Daily Item, Wakefield Obituaries | Comments Off

  WAKEFIELD — Nancy J. ( Terhune) Doucette, 83, of Wakefield, died Wednesday, April 22, at Wingate at Reading. She was the beloved wife of the late John Doucette Jr. Born in Plainfield, N.J. on Sept. 14, 1931, she was the daughter of the late Frank and Carol (Greenlaw) Terhune. Nancy was a graduate of Tufts School of Dental Hygenists. Nancy owned and operated the Cubby Hole Stationers, Inc. in Wakefield with her late husband John Doucette, until they retired. Nancy was dedicated to her family and was a devoted grandmother. She was a...

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Frances M. Fairfield, 75

Posted by on Apr 23, 2015 in Wakefield Daily Item, Wakefield Obituaries | Comments Off

WAKEFIELD — Frances M. Fairfield, 75, a longtime resident of Wakefield, died April 21 at the Elmhurst Nursing Home in Melrose. Born in Saugus on March 6, 1940, she was the beloved daughter of the late Charles H. and Teresa F. (McGarry) Leggett. Frances was raised in Saugus and was a graduate of Saugus High School. She was retired from Stop and Shop in Stoneham. She was a Wakefield resident for 60 years. Frances was the beloved wife of Arthur W. Fairfield. She was the loving mother of June E. Hawkins and husband Robert of Alaska, Patricia A....

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