Lynnfield News

Pioneers with a Purpose hosts skating night to benefit family in need

Posted by on Jan 20, 2017 in Lynnfield News | Comments Off

Posted on: Friday, January 20, 2017 By MAUREEN DOHERTY LYNNFIELD — Join Pioneers with a Purpose for a night of skating under the stars at the MarketStreet rink while benefiting a family who lost all their possessions in a recent fire. The event is Monday, Jan. 23 from 4 to 9 p.m. MarketStreet is donate $2 back for every paying skater who presents the attached flyer. Pioneers with a Purpose is comprised of 22 Lynnfield families, including 47 elementary-aged students, who partner with local nonprofits and create a volunteering and fundraising...

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Major growth seen in library programming

Posted by on Jan 19, 2017 in Local Headline News, Lynnfield News, Lynnfield Villager | Comments Off

Published in the January 18, 2017 edition By MAUREEN DOHERTY LYNNFIELD — With a proposed operating budget for Fiscal Year 2018 of $854,520, Library Director Holly Mercer told the selectmen that the town will continue to see a phenomenal return on its investment. Mercer, who is nearing completion of her first year at the helm of the department since the retirement of Nancy Ryan last spring, has overseen many transitions within the library during her tenure so far, including the hiring of a new Head of Youth Services, Jonathan Nichols, and a...

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College admission not what it used to be

Posted by on Jan 19, 2017 in Local Headline News, Lynnfield News, Lynnfield Villager | Comments Off

Published in the January 18, 2017 edition By DAN TOMASELLO LYNNFIELD — The college selection process has changed dramatically over the last 20 years, high school Guidance Department Head Mike Moresco told the School Committee last week. Moresco said the college admission process has become much more competitive over the course of the past two decades. He said a number of colleges and universities have experienced a spike in the number of applications they receive while simultaneously lowering their acceptance rates. “Many of us who are over...

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Survey results will help determine Lynnfield’s direction

Posted by on Jan 19, 2017 in Local Headline News, Lynnfield News, Lynnfield Villager | Comments Off

Published in the January 18, 2017 edition By DAN TOMASELLO LYNNFIELD — The Planning Board has begun laying the groundwork for updating the town’s Master Plan. State law requires planning boards to create a Master Plan in order to “provide a basis for decision making regarding the long-term physical development” of a municipality. According to the law, a Master Plan must be “consistent in its policies, forecasts and standards.” In a phone interview with the Villager, Planning Board member and Master Plan Committee Chairwoman Heather Sievers...

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PHOTO: A cool classic

Posted by on Jan 19, 2017 in Lynnfield News | Comments Off

Published in the January 18, 2017 edition

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#TrendyTownHall

Posted by on Jan 19, 2017 in Lynnfield News | Comments Off

Published in the January 18, 2017 edition By MAUREEN DOHERTY LYNNFIELD — The growing popularity of social media has town officials looking to catch the wave. A discussion by the selectmen on updates currently being made to the town’s website to include more user-friendly searchable databases of town financial records with the addition of new Munis software led to a broader discussion on the increasing role of social media in civic life. Selectman Dick Dalton is an advocate of getting Town Hall on board with this new reality, stating it...

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St. Maria Goretti Pasta Dinner Feb. 4

Posted by on Jan 19, 2017 in Lynnfield News | Comments Off

Published in the January 18, 2017 edition LYNNFIELD — The holidays are over and now we’re heading into that long, cold stretch of winter, winter and more winter. The only remedy for that is food, fun and friends! With these thoughts in mind, St. Maria Goretti Parish is hosting a Pasta Dinner on Saturday, Feb. 4 at 5 p.m. in the SMG Parish Hall. Reservations are needed by Sunday, Jan. 22. The sign-up sheet is available in the church’s vestibule or simply RSVP to Donna Hegan at...

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Villager’s first baby of 2017 winner is Mina Caterina Leach

Posted by on Jan 12, 2017 in Lynnfield News | Comments Off

Published in the January 11, 2017 edition By MAUREEN DOHERTY LYNNFIELD — For only the second time in the 10-year history of the Lynnfield Villager’s First Baby of the New Year contest, the winner is a true New Year’s Day baby. Lynnfield natives Luisa and Charles Leach of Juniper Road welcomed their daughter, Mina Caterina Leach, into the world on Sunday, January 1 at Beverly Hospital. She weighed a healthy 8 lbs., 6 oz. and measured 21 inches at birth. At just five days old during her press debut, Mina was the picture of contentment, whether...

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Cops for Kids with Cancer honors Molly Malone

Posted by on Jan 12, 2017 in Lynnfield News | Comments Off

Published in the January 11, 2017 edition By DAN TOMASELLO LYNNFIELD — Over the course of the past year, Lynnfield High School junior Molly Malone has become a heroine in the Lynnfield community throughout her courageous fight over Ewing sarcoma, a rare form of bone cancer. Molly’s strength, resiliency and determination were recognized on Jan. 5 during a ceremony in the selectmen’s meeting room. The room was jammed packed with local officials and members of the organization Cops for Kids with Cancer, who presented Molly and her family with a...

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It’s a new day for town’s fire service

Posted by on Jan 12, 2017 in Lynnfield News | Comments Off

Published in the January 11, 2017 edition By DAN TOMASELLO LYNNFIELD — The Lynnfield Fire Department has begun a new era in a new year. After three years in the making, the Fire Department implemented its new staffing model last week. During last April’s Town Meeting, townspeople approved overhauling the way the Fire Department is staffed. The department has added two career firefighters to its current staff of permanent and call firefighters in order to provide coverage 12 hours per day, seven days per week. As part of the new system, the...

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