The sun goes down in York, Maine...

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Published in the July 31, 2015 edition

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International friendly soccer jamboree with China was fun for all...

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Published in the July 31, 2015 edition LYNNFIELD — Four boys’ U10 soccer teams from Lynnfield, Wakefield, North Reading and Shenzhen, China got together on the new fields at Lynnfield High School for a soccer jamboree on Saturday and Sunday, July 25 and 26. The Chinese team, named the Randal Football Club, was able to make the trip as part of an extended vacation coordinated by head coach Forest Lin, who is a business colleague of former LYSC Board member John Simonetti. The two share an appreciation for soccer and coaching youth teams. Over the winter Lin was visiting the Boston area on business and he connected with current LYSC Chairman and coach Steven Connolly. The two began to put together a plan for a summer exchange. After Lynnfield and China committed to a...

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Arthur W. Fairfield, 85

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Published in the July 31, 2015 edition WAKEFIELD — Arthur W. Fairfield, 85, a longtime Wakefield residence died on Monday, July 20 at the Melrose-Wakefield Hospital. Born in Wakefield on June 6, 1930 he was the son of the late Percy and Mildred (Slack) Fairfield. Mr. Fairfield was a graduate of Wakefield High School, Class of 1948. He was a retired master carpenter for the Town of Wakefield School Department. Mr. Fairfield was the husband of the late Frances M. (Leggett) Fairfield. He is survived by his three daughter: June E. Hawkins and her husband Bobby Joe of Arkansas, Patricia A. Devine and her husband William and Sandra J. Furrier and her husband Christopher, all of Wakefield, and his five grandchildren: Brian and Adam Marsden, Julie Esposito, Jessica Devine and Christopher R. Furrier. Mr....

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Area on alert for West Nile Virus...

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BOSTON — Officials with the Massachusetts Department of Public Health (DPH) yesterday announced that they have raised the West Nile Virus (WNV) risk level to “moderate” in Boston, Brookline, Cambridge, Chelsea, Everett, Malden, Medford, Melrose, Newton, Revere, Somerville and Watertown. This change is due to multiple WNV-positive mosquitos being found in a relatively small geographic area of the Commonwealth that has historically had significant WNV activity. These findings, combined with the current weather patterns (warm/hot and relatively dry) indicate that human risk from WNV has increased. Although not all of the communities identified have had mosquito positives yet, historic evidence shows that WNV activity tends to follow similar patterns throughout all these communities. No human cases of WNV or Eastern Equine Encephalitis (EEE) have been detected so far this year. “These findings serve as...

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Year-round watering restrictions in effect...

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LYNNFIELD — The Lynnfield Center Water District (LCWD) has a year-round watering restriction. By order of the Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection (DEP), sprinkler use is permitted from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. on even numbered calendar days only. A hand held hose may be used at any time. Violations of the restrictions are subject to a fine or fines. Excess watering outside of this time period causes low pressure affecting fire protection in the higher elevations. During extreme dry spells further restrictions may be imposed by the Mass. DEP and will be posted on the District’s website at: www.LCWD.US. Customers are cautioned that excessive outside water use will result in a very large water bill due to the LCWD tiered water rates that are intended to promote conservation. Customers may contact the LCWD...

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