T.A. presents balanced budget of $53.2M

Posted by on Mar 23, 2017 in Local Headline News, Lynnfield News, Lynnfield Villager | Comments Off

Controversy over Rec Director’s salary Published in the March 22, 2017 edition By MAUREEN DOHERTY LYNNFIELD — Town Administrator Jim Boudreau has presented his recommendations for a $53.2 million operating budget and a $1.8 million capital budget for Fiscal Year 2018 to the Board of Selectmen. Boudreau stated that his FY18 budget recommendations meets all five annual budgeting goals: It is sustainable and balanced; it does not use non-recurring revenues to balance the operating budget; it maintains an aggressive capital spending plan; it...

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Eight-screen, 800-seat luxury cinema proposed for MarketStreet

Posted by on Mar 23, 2017 in Local Headline News, Lynnfield News, Lynnfield Villager | Comments Off

Published in the March 22, 2017 edition By MAUREEN DOHERTY LYNNFIELD— Some might say it’s like watching “Groundhog Day” while others will say it’s about keeping competitive in the cut-throat world of maintaining market share in an ever-changing landscape. But the end result is the same. Once again, the voters at Lynnfield’s Annual Town Meeting will be asked to approve a proposal for a movie theater at MarketStreet. The news came Monday afternoon upon the submission of a petition article on the final day warrant articles...

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Citizens’ petition pitched by rail trail advocates

Posted by on Mar 23, 2017 in Local Headline News, Lynnfield News, Lynnfield Villager | Comments Off

Published in the March 22, 2017 edition By MAUREEN DOHERTY LYNNFIELD — A citizens’ petition offered by the Friends of the Lynnfield Rail Trail will seek to have Town Meeting authorize the Board of Selectmen to enter into a lease of up to 99 years with the MBTA on behalf of the town. The petition will appear as Article 24 on the April Town Meeting warrant. A total of 29 articles have been approved for inclusion on the warrant, which was closed by the selectmen March 20. Attorney Patrick Curley, 26 Locksley Rd., who is a volunteer with the...

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Running to help those who saved Dylan Rizzo

Posted by on Mar 23, 2017 in Lynnfield Sports, Lynnfield Villager | Comments Off

Published in the March 22, 2017 edition By DAN TOMASELLO LYNNFIELD — Lynnfield native Danielle Normile is gearing up to honor her first cousin Dylan Rizzo’s resiliency and determination by running in the 121st Boston Marathon on April 17. Normile is running with the Spaulding Race for Rehab team on behalf of Rizzo, who suffered a traumatic brain injury following a car accident in December 2010. She decided to lace up her sneakers and compete in this year’s Boston Marathon because Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital was instrumental in helping...

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Three icemen recognized by CAL

Posted by on Mar 23, 2017 in Lynnfield Sports, Lynnfield Villager | Comments Off

Published in the March 22, 2017 edition By STEPHEN MARTELLUCCI LYNNFIELD — The boys’ hockey team had three players honored by Cape Ann League coaches recently. Senior David Langone led the way as the Pioneers senior goalie made the CAL All-League team for the first time. “(Langone) was our MVP,” stated Pioneers head coach Jon Gardner, as Langone started nearly every game this season. “He has been with the program since the seventh grade.” Two Pioneers players made the CAL All-Star team, senior Johnny Percoskie and captain Joey Mack. It’s the...

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Heartbreaking loss for boys’ basketball team in Div. 3 North semifinals

Posted by on Mar 16, 2017 in Lynnfield Sports, Lynnfield Villager | Comments Off

Published in the March 15, 2017 edition By DAVID McCOUBREY WILMINGTON — Last Wednesday at Wilmington High School, the boys’ basketball team experienced a familiar pain after losing in the Division 3 North semifinals. This year, the fourth seeded Pioneers ran into the buzz saw that is the Watertown Raiders, a team that went 20-2 in the Middlesex League and was the number one seed overall. Watertown won the game 58-46, holding right at their season averages of scoring 57 points per game and giving up only 45. The Raiders won the Division 3...

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Karen Duggan, 73

Posted by on Mar 23, 2017 in Lynnfield Obituaries, Lynnfield Villager | Comments Off

Lifelong resident active at Saint Maria Goretti Church Published in the March 22, 2017 edition LYNNFIELD — Karen R. Duggan, 73, of Lynnfield, died Sunday, March 19, 2017 at the Lahey Clinic Medical Center in Burlington. Born in Lynn on April 12, 1943, she was the daughter of the late Raymond and Lorna (Pratt) Simpson. Mrs. Duggan was a lifelong Lynnfield resident. She was both raised and educated in Lynnfield, and was a graduate of Lynnfield High School, Class of 1961. She was a member of Saint Maria Goretti Church and the Lynnfield Art...

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Edward Purtz, 92

Posted by on Mar 16, 2017 in Lynnfield Obituaries, Lynnfield Villager | Comments Off

World War II veteran worked in food business Published in the March 15, 2017 edition LYNNFIELD — Edward Paul Purtz, 92, of Lynnfield, passed away while surrounded by family on Tuesday, March 7, 2017 at 11:45 a.m. at Ledgewood Hospital in Beverly. He lived his life with deep resilience, strong will, playfulness, and good humor. He was the husband of Gail (Plaisted) Purtz for 35 years. Edward was predeceased by his late wife, Eulla (Wilkins) Purtz. Edward was the loving father of Edward Purtz Jr. and his wife Julie of Salem; Harvey Purtz and...

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Barbara O’Leary, 72

Posted by on Mar 16, 2017 in Lynnfield Obituaries, Lynnfield Villager | Comments Off

Homemaker was dedicated to her family Published in the March 15, 2017 edition LYNNFIELD — Barbara A. (Stinson) O’Leary, 72, of Lynnfield, formerly of North Reading and Reading, died unexpectedly on Wednesday, March 8, 2017, at the North Shore Medical Center at Union Hospital in Lynn. Born in Milo, Maine on January 17, 1945, she was the daughter of the late Robert and Marion (Hanscom) Stinson. Barbara was a graduate of Stoneham High School and Bryant and Stratton School in Boston. She was known for her kindness and loving care of others....

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