Lynnfield News

Lynnfield Rotary presents Jail and Bail May 4

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Posted on: April 27, 2017 LYNNFIELD — Lynnfield Rotary will be sponsoring the first annual Jail and Bail fundraiser on Thursday, May 4 from 4-7 p.m. at MarketStreet Lynnfield. Proceeds from the fundraiser will be donated to the Reid R. Sacco Cancer Alliance. Residents will be able to purchase a warrant to have willing friends, family, co-workers and others arrested. Each warrant costs $10, and can be purchased at https://www.firstgiving.com/reidsride/jail-and-bail. All arrest warrants and fees must be submitted no later than Tuesday, May 2....

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Rail trail proponents prevail by one vote, 342-341

Posted by on Apr 27, 2017 in Local Headline News, Lynnfield News, Lynnfield Villager | Comments Off

Published in the April 26, 2017 edition By MAUREEN DOHERTY LYNNFIELD — One vote. After all the presentations made, forums held, handwringing, haggling and newspaper letter-writing campaigns from supporters and opponents over the past few months, it all came down to just one vote. This is why it is said that every vote counts, every time. Article 24 on the annual Town Meeting warrant passed by the simplest of majorities on a hand count of 342 to 341 late into the night of a nearly 4 1/2 hour meeting during which 29 articles were brought before...

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House plan would give town more money

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Published in the April 26, 2017 edition By DAN TOMASELLO LYNNFIELD — The town is currently slated to receive $5,472,810 in local aid in the proposed House Ways and Means Committee budget for fiscal year 2018. The committee recently released its proposed state budget for FY’18, totaling $40.3 billion. The spending plan is $180 million less than the budget filed by Governor Charlie Baker in January, but would still increase overall state expenditures by 3.8 percent. Town Administrator Jim Boudreau said he’s pleased the town will receive...

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LHS assistant principal impressed by school culture

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Published in the April 26, 2017 edition BY BELLA TRAVAGLINI LYNNFIELD — Having previously served for ten years in an urban school environment, Lynnfield High School Assistant Principal Brian Bates said his first year has been somewhat of an adjustment in coming to a district replete with commitment, foundation, and tradition. “I have never experienced this level of dedication from teachers as there is here in Lynnfield,” said Bates, following the recent update of his entry plan to the School Committee. “Honestly, they are some of the best...

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LWD hydrant flushing begins May 1

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Published in the April 26, 2017 edition LYNNFIELD — The Lynnfield Water District (LWD) will be flushing fire hydrants beginning Monday, May 1 through Wednesday, May 31. Most flushing will be conducted between the hours of 8 a.m. and 3 p.m., Monday through Friday. Residents may experience rusty water for a short time, but by running the cold water, service lines should clear. Discoloration may stain laundry, especially white materials. Residents are asked to check their water prior to doing laundry, and delay doing the laundry until any...

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LCWD hydrant flushing program starts Monday

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Published in the April 26, 2017 edition LYNNFIELD — The Lynnfield Center Water District (LCWD) will conduct water main flushing of the distribution system Mondays through Thursdays throughout the month of May during the hours of 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. This is part of the ongoing regular maintenance of the water distribution system and is done in conjunction with the Lynnfield Fire Department’s fire flow testing and Lynnfield DPW department’s street sweeping program. Residents may experience discolored water, which should clear after running their...

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Rabies Clinic May 3 for dogs, cats

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Published in the April 26, 2017 edition LYNNFIELD — Public health law in Massachusetts requires owners of all dogs and cats to have current rabies vaccinations. In addition, pet owners are required to provide a valid rabies certificate as proof. The annual rabies clinic for dogs and cats will be held Wednesday, May 3 from 4-6 p.m. at the Lynnfield Town Garage. The Veterinary Association of the North Shore, a non-profit organization, sponsors these clinics, member doctors volunteer the time, and proceeds go towards veterinary student...

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AG investigates youth football program

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

Published in the April 19, 2017 edition By DAN TOMASELLO LYNNFIELD — The state Attorney General’s office is currently investigating the financial records of Lynnfield Youth Football and Cheerleading (LYFC). According to a copy of civil investigative demands filed in Suffolk Superior Court on July 8, 2016, Attorney General Maura Healey’s office is currently reviewing information “in order to determine whether charitable funds have been applied to charitable purposes and if breaches of trust have been committed in the administration of...

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Quorum needed for Town Meeting Monday

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Published in the April 19, 2017 edition By MAUREEN DOHERTY LYNNFIELD — Call it the case of the incredibly shrinking Town Meeting Warrant. For a variety of reasons, the number of articles the town’s voters will be asked to act upon Monday night at the Annual Town Meeting has been streamlined as several of the original 29 articles contained in the warrant will be passed over. Regardless of the ultimate number of articles to be acted upon, without a minimum quorum of 175 registered voters who call Lynnfield home in attendance at the Lynnfield...

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Local Revolutionary War fighters recognized during Patriots Day ceremony

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Published in the April 19, 2017 edition By DAN TOMASELLO LYNNFIELD — On Monday, 30 residents gathered to honor the local heroes who fought 242 years ago in the battles of Lexington and Concord during American Legion Post 131’s first annual Patriots Day ceremony at the Old Burying Ground. American Legion Post 131 Commander and U.S. Army veteran Paul Donato served as the master of ceremonies during the event. In addition to Donato and Veterans’ Services Officer Bruce Siegel, Army veteran Joseph Turcketta, Marine Corps veteran Charles Leach,...

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