9th Essex hopefuls show their differences

Posted by on Sep 24, 2018 in Local Headline News, Wakefield Daily Item, Wakefield News | Comments Off on 9th Essex hopefuls show their differences

Published in the September 24, 2018 edition. WAKEFIELD — The two men running to represent half of Wakefield on Beacon Hill batted around several issues during a televised forum last week, staking their ground as the November 6 general election approaches. Incumbent state Representative Donald H. Wong, the Saugus Republican, squared off Wednesday at the Galvin Middle School’s Veterans...

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WCNA’s Memorial Common fence repair continues

Posted by on Sep 24, 2018 in Local Headline News, Wakefield Daily Item, Wakefield News | Comments Off on WCNA’s Memorial Common fence repair continues

Published in the September 24, 2018 edition. WAKEFIELD — On Saturday, members of the Wakefield Center Neighborhood Association continued repair work on the Memorial (Upper) Common fence. Town Administrator Steve Maio stopped by and visited with the work crew. The original fence was installed many decades ago. Years of winter storms, corrosion and occasional collisions had degraded or destroyed...

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Lynnfield man faces weapons charges

Posted by on Sep 24, 2018 in Local Headline News, Wakefield Daily Item, Wakefield News | Comments Off on Lynnfield man faces weapons charges

Published in the September 24, 2018 edition. WAKEFIELD — Police arrested a 34-year-old Lynnfield man on multiple charges, including carrying a dangerous weapon, after he was seen with a rifle in the Montrose area Saturday morning. Starting at about 7:30 a.m. on Saturday, police received several 911 calls about a man with a patrol rifle. The first call said the...

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Town’s compassion shines through following gas explosions

Posted by on Sep 20, 2018 in Local Headline News, North Reading News, North Reading Transcript | Comments Off on Town’s compassion shines through following gas explosions

Published in the September 20, 2018 edition By MAUREEN DOHERTY NORTH READING — The magnitude of last Thursday’s natural gas explosions resulting in about 80 structural fires in Andover, North Andover and Lawrence continues to resonate. Tragically, an 18-year-old young man died several hours after the brick chimney of a house on Chickering Road in Lawrence that had exploded...

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Selectmen find unified voice in Nat’l Grid resolution

Posted by on Sep 20, 2018 in Local Headline News, North Reading News, North Reading Transcript | Comments Off on Selectmen find unified voice in Nat’l Grid resolution

Published in the September 20, 2018 edition  By MAUREEN DOHERTY NORTH READING — For the fourth time this summer, the Board of Selectmen debated, at length, the predicament shared by this town and every community in the state that obtains its natural gas from National Grid since the company locked out 1,250 of its skilled unionized steelworkers June 25....

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Fall fire hydrant flushing begins Monday

Posted by on Sep 20, 2018 in Local Headline News, North Reading News, North Reading Transcript | Comments Off on Fall fire hydrant flushing begins Monday

Published in the September 20, 2018 edition NORTH READING — The North Reading Water Department, as part of the maintenance of the water distribution system, will begin the annual fire hydrant flushing program on Monday, September 24 and this program will continue until late in October. Hydrant flushing is used to remove any fine iron or manganese sediment from the water mains...

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OneMelrose announces formation of Prop 2 1/2 override campaign

Posted by on Sep 20, 2018 in Local Headline News, Melrose News, Melrose Weekly News | Comments Off on OneMelrose announces formation of Prop 2 1/2 override campaign

Published in the September 21, 2018 edition MELROSE — On Thursday, September 20, OneMelrose made its formal announcement on the formation of a Proposition 2 ½ override support campaign committee led by Melrose residents Alison Sarnoski and Lisa Lewis. “I’m excited to get this campaign off the ground, as the Mayor has committed to filing a ballot question to support our city services,”...

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Koles reflects on Montvale Tire and retirement

Posted by on Sep 20, 2018 in Local Headline News, Melrose News, Melrose Weekly News | Comments Off on Koles reflects on Montvale Tire and retirement

Published in the September 21, 2018 edition By GAIL LOWE MELROSE —His face lights up when he talks about his retirement plans. Tony Koles, the former owner of Montvale Tire on Main Street and a second store on Montvale Avenue in Woburn, signed papers on Monday, Sept. 10 to sell the business to Sullivan Tire & Auto Service. Koles’s...

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OutLoud Open Mike with Jon Waterman Sept. 26

Posted by on Sep 20, 2018 in Local Headline News, Melrose News, Melrose Weekly News | Comments Off on OutLoud Open Mike with Jon Waterman Sept. 26

Published in the September 21, 2018 edition MELROSE — Singer/songwriter Jon Waterman will appear at OutLoud Open Mike Wednesday, September 26 to kick off the Fall season. OutLoud-at-the-Beebe Open Mike for poetry, prose, and music features this compelling local musician (www.jonwaterman.com),favoring the evening with original songs and fascinating guitar riffs. A folk balladeer drawing from a variety of traditions,...

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Town honors first responders, remembers 9/11

Posted by on Sep 20, 2018 in Local Headline News, Lynnfield News, Lynnfield Villager | Comments Off on Town honors first responders, remembers 9/11

Published in the September 19, 2018 edition By DAN TOMASELLO LYNNFIELD — Two hundred residents came together on the Common to remember the victims of the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attacks and honor first responders during the Rotary Club’s third annual First Responders Day. Rotary Club member Jason Kimball served as the master of ceremonies for the event once...

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Late Al Merritt to be honored for his commitment to Lynnfield

Posted by on Sep 20, 2018 in Local Headline News, Lynnfield News, Lynnfield Villager | Comments Off on Late Al Merritt to be honored for his commitment to Lynnfield

Published in the September 19, 2018 edition By DAN TOMASELLO LYNNFIELD — The Board of Selectmen voted unanimously last week to present the second annual Daniel Townsend Award for Excellence to late Selectman Al Merritt. The selectmen established the Townsend Award last year for the dual purpose of both honoring the sacrifice made by the town’s native son, Daniel...

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Selectmen urge LCWD changes

Posted by on Sep 20, 2018 in Local Headline News, Lynnfield News, Lynnfield Villager | Comments Off on Selectmen urge LCWD changes

Published in the September 19, 2018 edition By DAN TOMASELLO LYNNFIELD — The Board of Selectmen urged the Lynnfield Center Water District to make a series of changes last week. Selectmen Chairman Dick Dalton proposed that the LCWD undertake a number of changes in the wake of residents living in the Apple Hill Lane, Chestnut Street, Cortland Lane and...

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