An adventure with lasting impact...

May 29, 2015 by

By GAIL LOWE There was nothing out of the ordinary that might have suggested a major quake was about to rock the earth — not a slight tremble, not a falling rock, not even a gut feeling. Only the animals may have known what was coming. But there was that bit of rain the day before the 7.8 earthquake struck Kathmandu, Nepal. In hindsight, it unnerves Richard (Richie) Pittenger, who grew up on Lincoln Street in Melrose, to think that he and his companions may have been in the thick of it, that they may have been among those who lost their lives. The quake on Saturday, April 25, destroyed not only thousands of homes, leaving hundreds of thousands homeless but claimed more than 8,000 lives and injured more than 19,000 people. Pittenger, 34,...

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Selectmen talk flat sewer rate charges...

May 29, 2015 by

By MARK SARDELLA WAKEFIELD — The sewer flat rate may generate some discussion when the Board of Selectmen sets the water and sewer rates next month. Selectman Phyllis Hull said that she was contacted by a resident who gets her water from a well. Hull said that the resident was asking why her sewer bill is higher than some of her neighbors. Town Administrator Stephen P. Maio explained that there are multiple components that go into determining a typical sewer bill including household water usage, overall flow in the town and population. If you have a well you are not charged for water but if you’re using the town sewer system you would still be paying a sewer bill. Since the town has no way of metering water usage for a home using well...

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WMHS boys’ track team will be well represented at Div. 3 state meet...

May 29, 2015 by

Warriors will compete on Sunday at Durfee High School FALL RIVER — The Wakefield Memorial High boys’ outdoor track team will be well represented in the Div. 3 state meet which will be held on Sunday at Durfee High School. The meet begins at 1 p.m. The Warriors have 26 athletes who have qualified and several of them have qualified to compete in more than event. In the high jump, senior Pat Casaletto has qualified to compete. Casaletto has also qualified for the long jump as well and he will joined in that event by Jian Glenn Gallardo, a junior. Joe Hurton, a senior, is slated to compete in the triple jump. Wakefield has two throwers in the shot put as senior Ben Joly and freshman Pat Redmond have made the cut. Kevin Russo,...

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WMHS girls’ track team has 12 qualifiers...

May 29, 2015 by

For Div. 3 state meet FALL RIVER — While the Warrior boys’ track team has over 20 athletes who have qualified for the Div. 3 state meet, the Wakefield Memorial High girls’ track team has a pretty good contingent going as well with an even dozen that have made the cut. The Div. 3 state meet will be held on Sunday beginning at 1 p.m. at Durfee High School. The 12 Warriors who have qualified include junior Sara Custodio, junior Julia Derendal, senior Nicole Galli, senior Emily Hammond, sophomore Abby Harrington, junior Avery Parece, freshman Anna Lucas, freshman Allee Purcell, senior Shannon Quirk, senior Jill Raso, sophomore Alexin Rollins and junior Sam...

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