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

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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

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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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Craig Stone going into National Wrestling Coaches Hall of Fame

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Published in the January 18, 2017 edition By DAN TOMASELLO LYNNFIELD — Lynnfield-North Reading co-operative wrestling head coach Craig Stone has earned a reputation for being one of the sport’s best coaches in the state for over 40 years. Stone’s hard work and dedication are going to be recognized on Saturday, April 29, when he will be inducted into the National Wrestling Coaches Hall of Fame in a ceremony at Gillette Stadium. He is joining Natick wrestling coach Robert Anniballi, Canton wrestling coach Thomas Bartonsek and Norton wrestling...

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Lady Pioneers discover positives in a loss

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Published in the January 18, 2017 edition By DAVID McCOUBREY LYNNFIELD — Despite a loss Jan. 10 at the hands of a spry Hamilton-Wenham team, the Lynnfield girls’ basketball team may have discovered an identity that will help them moving forward. The game went to the Generals, 54-35, and the Pioneers trailed 20-5 after one quarter of play at Lynnfield High School. Early, the Generals jumped out to a hot start, with junior guard Jacqueline Fibb draining three 3-pointers in the first. But after weathering that storm, the Pioneers started making...

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Co-op swim team begins season 4-1

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Published in the January 18, 2017 edition By JIM SOUTHMAYD LYNNFIELD — The Lynnfield High and Wakefield Memorial High co-operative swim team is competing for the first time ever and that is good news for the Pioneers. However the combined squad hasn’t been such good news for the rest of the teams in the Cape Ann League. The co-ed swim team is currently off to a 4-1 overall start and 4-0 in league competition, due to the fine swimmers from Lynnfield and the addition of the Wakefield boys’ swimmers who joined the team this winter season. A...

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Geraldine K. Romano, 74

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

Passionate about sports, grandchildren Published in the January 18, 2017 edition LYNNFIELD — Geraldine K. (Ragucci) Romano, known as “Gerry” to her family and friends, currently of Lynnfield and formally of North Reading, Revere, Malden and Boston, died peacefully supported by her loving family on Jan. 14, 2017. She was 74 years old. Born in Boston on Oct. 26, 1942, she was the loving daughter of the late Joseph and Josephine (Gianinno) Ragucci. Gerry was raised in the North End of Boston and attended school at St. Anthony’s and Julie...

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Susan Triffitt, 71

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

Licensed practical nurse Published in the January 11, 2017 edition LYNNFIELD — Susan (Runnalls) Triffitt, age 71, of Lynnfield, died on Sunday, January 8, 2017 at Lahey Clinic, Burlington. She was the beloved wife of Dean A. Triffitt, with whom she had been married for 43 years. Born in Buffalo, New York, she was the daughter of the late Harold and Gertrude (Runnalls) Atkinson. She grew up in Lynnfield and graduated from Lynnfield High School, Class of 1968. An L.P.N., Susan had graduated from the Chelsea Soldiers’ Home School of Nursing in...

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J. Robert Andrews, 91

Posted by on Dec 29, 2016 in Lynnfield Obituaries, Lynnfield Villager | Comments Off

Founded Personal Management Associates Published in the December 28, 2016 edition LYNNFIELD — J. Robert Andrews, 91, of Lynnfield died on Wednesday, December 21, 2016 at his residence surrounded by his loving family. Mr. Andrews was born in Wellsburg, West Virginia on July 28, 1925. He was the son of the late Richard Parker and Anna Florence (Martin) Andrews. Mr. Andrews was a graduate of Pennsylvania State University, earning his bachelor of science degree in 1948. He worked in personnel administration at Radio Corporation of America from...

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