Debut of Library Foundation a success

Posted by on Sep 29, 2016 in Local Headline News, Lynnfield News, Lynnfield Villager | Comments Off

Published in the September 28, 2016 edition By MAUREEN DOHERTY LYNNFIELD — The after-hours debut of the Lynnfield Public Library Foundation last Friday night at the library was successfully launched with an announcement of over $5,000 in pledges received to date. “We have waited several years to see it come to fruition and we’re so glad that you are here with us to celebrate,” Library Trustee Faith Honer-Coakley told the 20 guests gathered on the main floor of the library as she expressed her hope that this support will...

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Tremblay: Strategic plan a ‘road map’ to excellence

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Published in the September 28, 2016 edition By DAN TOMASELLO LYNNFIELD — Superintendent of Schools Jane Tremblay presented an update on the school system’s strategic plan to the School Committee last week. Tremblay said the district’s strategic plan serves as a “road map” for the school system. “It guides everything we are doing in our school district,” said Tremblay. Tremblay said the strategic plan includes five strategic objectives. The strategic objectives are meeting the needs of all students; building leadership capacity; educator...

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Medical marijuana dispensary plans on hold

Posted by on Sep 29, 2016 in Local Headline News, Lynnfield News, Lynnfield Villager | Comments Off

Published in the September 28, 2016 edition By DAN TOMASELLO LYNNFIELD — Plans to bring a medical marijuana dispensary to the old Crystal Motor Express site on Kimball Lane are on hold. Last month, Town Administrator Jim Boudreau and Police Chief David Breen met with representatives from Nature’s Remedy of Massachusetts, Inc., who expressed interest in establishing a medical marijuana dispensary in town. Wakefield Town Administrator Steve Maio and Wakefield Police Chief Rick Smith attended the meeting as well because the dispensary would have...

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Pioneers slog to 21-14 win over Amesbury

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Depleted squad holds on for first league victory Published in the September 28, 2016 edition By TOM CONDARDO AMESBURY — With raindrops and injured Pioneers falling all over Amesbury’s Landry Stadium last Friday night, a wounded Lynnfield football squad held off a furious Indian finish to slip away with their first win of the season. Peter Look’s interception in the end zone with 23 seconds left preserved a 21-14 Pioneer win, their first league win of the year, their 21st CAL victory in a row and their ninth straight win over Amesbury. The...

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Undefeated field hockey team scores 14 goals in three games

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Published in the September 28, 2016 edition By MAUREEN DOHERTY LYNNFIELD — The strength of the undefeated Pioneers field hockey team was on full display this past week as the team has now shut out its fourth consecutive opponent. Now 6-0-1, the Lady Pioneers’ offense exploded, scoring 13 goals in just two days with a 6-0 shutout of North Reading last Wednesday and a 7-0 shutout of Rockport last Thursday. The team wrapped up the scoring spree for the week with a 1-0 shutout over Hamilton-Wenham on Monday. The last time an opponent scored on...

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Girls’ soccer defeats Rockport and North Reading

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Published in the September 28, 2016 edition By DAN TOMASELLO LYNNFIELD — The girls’ soccer team compiled a 2-1 record last week, improving the Pioneers’ overall record this season to 4-3. The Pioneers crushed Rockport 5-0 Sept. 23. Senior captain Liz Reed scored the locals’ first goal of the game 8:19 into the first half, assisted by captain Liz Shaievitz. Junior Grace Sperling scored the Pioneers’ second goal at 32:37 of the first half after junior Sydney Santosuosso completed a pass to junior Kate Mithcell, who nailed a cross to Sperling...

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Phyllis A. McGonagle, 87

Posted by on Sep 15, 2016 in Lynnfield Obituaries, Lynnfield Villager | Comments Off

Past president of Newcomers Club Published in the September 14, 2016 edition LYNNFIELD — Phyllis A. McGonagle, 87, of Lynnfield, died Saturday, September 10, 2016 in Lynnfield. She was born in Boston on January 22, 1929 and was the daughter of the late James and Katherine (Howe) Lapsley. She was raised in Brookline and Brighton and was retired from the former New England Telephone Company. She had been a Lynnfield resident since 1973 and had been a member of the Centre Club of Lynnfield and the Past President of the Newcomers Club of...

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Anthony ‘Tony’ Grasso, 90

Posted by on Sep 8, 2016 in Lynnfield Obituaries, Lynnfield Villager | Comments Off

Decorated WWII Navy veteran witnessed signing of the treaty with Japan on Iwo Jima Published in the September 7, 2016 edition LYNNFIELD — Mr. Anthony “Tony” Louis Grasso, 90, of Lynnfield and formerly of East Boston, died on Saturday, Sept. 3, 2016 at the Edith Nourse Rogers Memorial Veterans Hospital in Bedford after a brief illness. He was born in East Boston on February 24, 1926, the son of the late Angelo and Josephine (Schraffa) Grasso. He was raised in East Boston and was a graduate of East Boston High School. He lived in Lynnfield most...

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Linda Martone, 56

Posted by on Sep 2, 2016 in Lynnfield Obituaries, Lynnfield Villager | Comments Off

Owned Electrology Today Published in the August 31, 2016 edition MELROSE — Linda M. Martone, 56, passed away at Beverly Hospital on August 29, 2016. Linda was born in Boston, raised in Melrose, graduated from Melrose High School, Class of 1977, and graduated from Suffolk University in Boston. She worked as an administrator at New England Medical Center in Boston for 25 years. Linda then started her own electrolysis business in Melrose on Main Street called Electrology Today, which she ran for the past six years. A lifelong resident of...

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