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In charge of the Blossoms at the Beebe floral arrangements

Posted by on Apr 28, 2017 in Wakefield News | Comments Off

Published in the April 28, 2017 edition.

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Town wants to redo its deal with MarketStreet

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Published in the April 28, 2017 edition. By MARK SARDELLA WAKEFIELD — The town of Wakefield is looking to renegotiate an agreement under which sewage from the MarketStreet development in Lynnfield is pumped through Wakefield’s sewer system. The town of Lynnfield does not have its own sewer system. In April of 2008, the town of Wakefield signed an agreement with the Massachusetts Water Resources Authority, National Development (the developer of MarketStreet) and the town of Lynnfield to provide a connection through Wakefield to the MWRA sewer...

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Daylight ends through cattails

Posted by on Apr 27, 2017 in Wakefield News | Comments Off

Published in the April 27, 2017 edition.

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Bag ban opposed

Posted by on Apr 27, 2017 in Local Headline News, Wakefield Daily Item, Wakefield News | Comments Off

By MARK SARDELLA WAKEFIELD — Speaking for Wakefield merchants and other businesses, the local Chamber of Commerce has come out against a Town Meeting article that would ban so called single-use, thin film plastic bags in Wakefield. Marianne Cohen, executive director of the Wakefield Lynnfield Chamber of Commerce appeared before the Board of Selectmen Monday along with Laurie Hunt, a member of the Chamber board of directors. Cohen read a prepared position statement that had been voted by the full Chamber board. “The Officers and Board of...

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Municipal self-loathing

Posted by on Apr 27, 2017 in Local Headline News, Wakefield Daily Item, Wakefield News | Comments Off

Published in the April 27, 2017 edition. By MARK SARDELLA Most people think Wakefield is a pretty nice town. We have two lakes, a beautiful Common and a walkable downtown area with some great restaurants. We have easy access to public transportation and are near two major highways. Oh, and we are one of the few places outside of big cities that still has a daily, family-owned newspaper. And, of course, there’s Fred’s Franks. What’s not to like? But there is a small but vocal cohort that takes a strange delight in hating the town, whether they...

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‘Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat’ Friday at WMHS

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Published in the April 27, 2017 edition. By GAIL LOWE WAKEFIELD — On Friday, April 28 at 7:30 p.m., Wakefield Memorial High School students will take over the stage at the Galvin Middle School Veterans Memorial Auditorium to perform “Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat.” (Lyrics by Tim Rice, music by Andrew Lloyd Webber.) Tickets can be purchased at the door or in advance at www.wakefieldtheater.org. Ticket prices are $15 for students and $20 for adults. Other performances include Saturday, April 29 at 7:30 p.m.; Sunday, April 30 at...

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And the results are in

Posted by on Apr 26, 2017 in Wakefield News | Comments Off

Published in the April 26, 2017 edition WAKEFIELD — Incumbent School Committeeman Christopher Callanan was the top contested race vote-getter in yesterday’s municipal election, winning reelection to another term, and new selectmen Ed Dombroski and Mehreen Butt will sit at the board table for the next three years. As rain fell, most of the 3,454 voters who participated in yesterday’s balloting headed to the polls to make their picks from an impressively populated field. Town Clerk Betsy Sheeran’s prediction before the election that turnout...

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Dombroski, Butt are new selectmen

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Published in the April 26, 2017 edition By MARK SARDELLA WAKEFIELD – Change was in the air last night, especially in race for Board of Selectmen as Edward Dombroski and Mehreen Butt were elected as the top two vote-getters in a six-way race. Dombroski, an attorney, topped the ticket in his first run at elected office. “I’m just so incredibly humbled with this outcome,” he said last night. “I thank the voters of Wakefield and I can’t wait to get to work.” Dombroski called the experience of campaigning “absolutely fascinating. I’ve met so many...

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Early voting steady

Posted by on Apr 25, 2017 in Wakefield News | Comments Off

Published in the April 25, 2017 edition. WAKEFIELD — Today’s early voting was a little heavier than expected for a Town Election, at least at the West Side Social Club, where precincts 5 and 6 vote. As of 10 a.m., 3.42 percent of the town’s 18,668 registered voters had cast ballots. According to Warden Judy Wallace, 114 ballots had been cast in Precinct 6 as of about 10 a.m. Precinct 5 Warden Linda Byam said that the early voting in Precinct 5 was also a bit higher than expected, with 100 votes cast in the first few of hours. Wallace said...

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Pot question not on ballot

Posted by on Apr 25, 2017 in Wakefield News | Comments Off

Published in the April 25, 2017 edition. WAKEFIELD – If you were looking forward to voting in today’s Town Election for or against allowing retail or other commercial marijuana operations in Wakefield, you will be disappointed. “Unfortunately, due to a printing error the ballot does not include the marijuana question,” Town Administrator Stephen P. Maio told the Board of Selectmen last night. “This was an unfortunate error that occurred and it doesn’t affect the rest of the election.” Maio said that he had spoken to Town Counsel Thomas Mullen...

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