Schools propose next spending plan

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Published February 15, 2017 edition By DAN TOMASELLO LYNNFIELD — Last week, Superintendent of Schools Jane Tremblay presented the school department’s preliminary fiscal year 2018 budget to the School Committee. Tremblay has proposed a budget totaling $23,780,038 for FY’18, which she said represents a 4.0 percent increase from FY’17’s $22,865,421 budget. She said the school budget is designed to meet student needs and move the district forward in a fiscally responsible manner. “The education that our students receive in Lynnfield from...

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Plans for the Ship Mall unveiled to ZBA

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Published February 15, 2017 edition By MAUREEN DOHERTY LYNNFIELD — The first public hearing in the process of converting the area currently occupied by The Ship Restaurant into a small three-unit strip mall plus a free-standing bank building was held before the Zoning Board of Appeals Feb. 7. After a lengthly discussion on the site plan, traffic circulation, proposed building materials and signage issues, the public hearing was continued to the ZBA’s next meeting on March 7. Ship Mall LLC at 24-38 Broadway is seeking a variance and...

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Community pitches in to help METCO family

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Published in the February 15, 2017 edition By DAN TOMASELLO LYNNFIELD — Last month, the Lynnfield community came together to help a second grade METCO student whose family lost all of their possessions in a fire. According to the Huckleberry Hill PTO Facebook page, the second grader and his family “lost their home and all their belongings to a fire,” but fortunately made it out of the home safely. The family has since found a new home. The boy’s teacher, Ariana Shapiro, informed the Villager in an email that Huckleberry Hill and Lynnfield...

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Pioneer football bumped up to D5 for 2017 season

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Wayland, Winthrop added to schedule Published in the February 15, 2017 edition By TOM CONDARDO LYNNFIELD — The road to the high school Super Bowl and a potential state championship got a little rougher for Lynnfield thanks to a ruling by the MIAA on February 2. The Pioneers were originally placed in Division 6 (equivalent to D3A in which Lynnfield played in 2016) when football realignments were announced in November. But when the dust settled from a flurry of approved and denied appeals, the Pioneers landed in Division 5. Lynnfield appealed...

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Girls’ hockey defeats Oakmont 4-1; in hunt for first tourney berth

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Published in the February 15, 2017 edition By DAVID McCOUBREY ASHBURNHAM — The girls’ co-op hockey team continues to receive excellent play from young talent, as they beat Oakmont 4-1 on the road on Saturday at Cushing Academy. Already a good team, the Tanners, comprised of players from Peabody, Lynnfield and North Reading, have a bright future ahead with so many freshmen and sophomores contributing at a high level. Sophomore Abby Buckley, an aggressive and gymnastic goalie, continued her excellent run. “Abby is a consistent force...

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Icemen play spoiler in 4-2 win over Sachems

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Published in the February 15, 2017 edition By STEPHEN MARTELLUCCI HAVERHILL — The Lynnfield High School boys’ hockey team played the role of spoiler on Pentucket’s Senior Night as the Pioneers beat the host Sachems, 4-2, last Saturday night at Veterans Memorial Rink in Haverhill. With that victory, the Pioneers’ record improved to 8-7-1 overall and 4-6-1 in the Cape Ann League. “It was our most complete effort of the season,” said Pioneers head coach Jon Gardner. “We played good team defense.” Early in the first period, Will Rinaldi scored,...

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Lt. Alan R. Macdonald, 77

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U.S. Navy veteran; call firefighter for over 50 years Published in the February 15, 2017 edition LYNNFIELD — Alan R. Macdonald, 77, of Lynnfield, formerly of Wakefield, died suddenly on Saturday, February 11, 2017 at the Union Hospital in Lynn. Born in Boston on March 28, 1939, he was the son of the late Walter and Eleanor (Nason) Macdonald. He was also the brother of the late Grant Macdonald. Mr. Macdonald was a graduate of Wakefield High School, Class of 1957, and had attended MIT prior to serving in the United States Navy Submarine Service...

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Helen Butcher Jensen, 100

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Taught kindergarten at Tower Day School Published in the February 15, 2017 edition PEABODY — Helen Jensen Butcher, 100, of Peabody formerly of Lynnfield, died on Saturday, February 4, 2017 at the Brooksby Village in Peabody. Born in Little Falls, Minnesota on July 19, 1916, she was the daughter of the late Charles and Helen M. (Gilmore) Jensen. Mrs. Butcher was a graduate of Little Falls High School, Class of 1933 and Macalester College and the University of Minnesota. She was a retired kindergarten teacher at Tower Day at the Centre...

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Roger E. Lepke, 63

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LHS Class of ’72 grad enjoyed boating, vintage cars Published in the February 15, 2017 edition ROWLEY — Roger E. Lepke, 63, of Rowley, formerly of Newburyport and Lynnfield, passed away Thursday, February 9, 2017 at the Merrimack Valley Hospice House in Haverhill. Born in Lynn on February 8, 1954, he was the son of the late George W. and Helen R. (Farrington) Lepke. Roger was raised in Lynnfield and was a graduate of Lynnfield High School, Class of 1972. He was an avid New England sports fan and had a passion for vintage cars and vinyl...

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