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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Pioneer 9 reigns supreme in CAL

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Published in the April 26, 2017 edition By DAN PAWLOWSKI LYNNFIELD – The Lynnfield Pioneers continued their impressive start to the baseball season with a 6-3 win over the Rockport Vikings Saturday morning at Lynnfield High School. The Pioneers are now 7-0 on the season and 6-0 in Cape Ann League play. Lynnfield senior co-captain Nicholas Aslanian pitched a complete game with just 70 pitches, working quickly through some rain that was just as stubborn as Rockport’s lineup. The game was over in about 90 minutes much to the delight of a certain...

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Boys’ tennis stings North Reading

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Published in the April 26, 2017 edition By STEPHEN MARTELLUCCI LYNNFIELD — The Lynnfield High boys’ tennis won its only match this week, improving the Pioneers’ overall record this season to 3-0 and Cape Ann League record to 2-0. The Pioneers beat guest North Reading 5-0 at Lynnfield Middle School on April 24. At first singles, junior Max Rothermund won in three sets, 6-4, 2-6, 6-2. “When he came to the net in the third set, he did well,” said Pioneers head coach Joe Dunn, as Rothermund improved his individual record this season to 3-0....

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Laxmen’s struggles continue 

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Published in the April 26, 2017 edition By DAN PAWLOWSKI LYNNFIELD — The boys’ lacrosse team finished with a record of 1-2 during three home games last week. The Pioneers (4-3) began the week with a 4-3 victory over Cambridge Rindge and Latin on Tuesday, April 18. Captain Peter Look got the scoring started for the Pioneers with senior Ryan Freitas getting the assist. Later in the quarter, it was Look from Freitas again to make the score 2-0 at the end of the first. The Falcons rallied to score two goals in the second quarter, making the score...

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Florence E. Dickey, 91

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Longtime resident of Lynnfield Published in the April 26, 2017 edition ROCK HILL, S.C. — Florence Elizabeth (Ferguson) Dickey, 91, passed away Saturday, April 22, 2017 at Westminster Health Care after a long struggle with Alzheimer’s Disease. Mrs. Dickey was born in Charlotte, N.C. on August 21, 1925, the daughter of the late Richard Furman Ferguson and the late Ruth Chapman Ferguson. She grew up in Charlotte, N.C., and attended high school at St. Mary’s School in Raleigh, N.C. She graduated from Queens College in Charlotte, N.C. in 1947 with...

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Priscilla M. Melanson, 87

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Devoted homemaker; worked for Lynnfield Water Dept. Published in the April 26, 2017 edition MIDDLETON — Priscilla M. Melanson, 87, of Middleton, formerly of Lynnfield and Wakefield, died Monday, April 17, 2017 at the Salem Hospital. Born in Wakefield on September 23, 1929, she was the daughter of the late Nicholas and Mary (Rauseo) Carbone. Mrs. Melanson was raised in Wakefield and was a graduate of Wakefield High School. After graduation, she married her high school sweetheart, the late Elmer “Lefty” Melanson. They later moved to Lynnfield...

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Joseph DeSalvo, 87

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Accountant, owned Century Tire Co. Published in the April 19, 2017 edition LYNNFIELD — Joseph A. DeSalvo, 87, of Lynnfield and Palm Beach, Florida, died Friday, April 14, 2017 at Salem Hospital. Born in Revere on January 29, 1930, he was the son of the late Charles and Madelyn (Russo) DeSalvo. Mr. DeSalvo was raised in Revere and was a graduate of Revere High School, Class of 1948. He then went on to graduate with an accounting degree from Boston College in 1953. Following his years at BC, Mr. DeSalvo began a career in accounting, working for...

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