Quick notes

Feb 27, 2015 by

It’s going to be a big weekend for fans of high school theater and team trivia competitions. Tomorrow around 9 a.m. at Manchester-Essex Regional High School, 36 Lincoln St, Manchester-By-The-Sea, some of our high school’s thespians will perform Arthur Miller’s The Crucible as their entry in this year’s Massachusetts Education Theater Guild High School Drama Festival. We wish them the best. If you can’t make the performance, the Wakefield Memorial High School Theater Arts will present it again at The Savings Bank Theatre on Farm Street next Friday, March 6, at 7 p.m. The Crucible tells the story of the Salem witch trials. Also tomorrow, at 7 p.m. in St. Joseph Church’s Father Gillis Hall, the annual Trivia Team Challenge will be held to benefit The Scholarship Foundation of Wakefield. This is always a...

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Colantuoni new Galvin Middle School leader...

Feb 27, 2015 by

WAKEFIELD — Adam Colantuoni is coming home again, this time to lead the new Galvin Middle School. Colantuoni, a Wakefield native, was selected from three finalists for the Galvin Middle School principal position by Supt. of Schools Dr. Stephen K. Zrike. Zrike announce the selection yesterday. Colantuoni will succeed Mark Bedrosian, who will resign at the end of the school year. Zrike wrote, “As a Wakefield native, Mr. Colantuoni returns to the Galvin Middle School with a passion for his home community and a commitment to providing all students with a dynamic educational experience. He is a career middle school educator with six years of middle school administrative leadership experience. “Mr. Colantuoni’s career began as a middle school guidance counselor and assistant principal at the Wynn Middle School in Tewksbury. He joined the Galvin...

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FinCom mulls future of three elected posts...

Feb 27, 2015 by

By MARK SARDELLA WAKEFIELD — The Finance Committee will look into sponsoring a Town Meeting article to change the positions of Town Clerk, Town Treasurer and Tax Collector from elected to appointed but despite a motion to that effect last night by FinCom member Daniel Sherman, most committee members said they weren’t ready to vote to do so without a more in-depth discussion. FinCom member Philip McCarty said that it was an opportune time to move toward making those positions appointed in light of this week’s announcement that Town Clerk Mary K. Galvin will retire on June 30. He noted that one of the problems is that you can’t have a job description for an elected official and an elected official doesn’t report to the Town Administrator but to the voters. Sherman said that...

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Girls’ hoop team can’t take Pentucket’s heat...

Feb 27, 2015 by

Sachems’ pressure defense gives Warriors fits in 61-35 quarterfinal loss By DAN BYRNE WEST NEWBURY— When the Div. 2 North pairings for the girls’ basketball tournament were done last weekend there the top two ranked teams were Watertown and Pentucket. Wakefield drew the seventh seed and earned a second round date with the Cape Ann League Champion Sachems for Thursday night at Pentucket Regional High School by beating Triton in the first round earlier this week. It’s been nearly a decade at least since the Warriors advanced beyond the first round in the tournament and, in the quarterfinal round, they were billed as huge underdogs. The Sachems came in with a 21-1 record this season, earning them the right to host the game. They proved why they were so highly touted as the Warriors...

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