PHOTO: Got lemonade?

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Lahey Health aids the parade

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Lewis: Say ‘no’ to legalizing pot...

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Published in the June 30, 2016 edition By MARK SARDELLA WAKEFIELD — The Massachusetts campaign to oppose a measure seeking to legalize marijuana for recreational use is picking up steam, as State Senator Jason Lewis appeared before the Board of Selectmen on Monday to present the case for saying “no” to recreational pot. Lewis headed a year-long study by a committee of Massachusetts lawmakers on the impact of legalizing recreational marijuana in Massachusetts. Based on everything that he learned, Lewis said that he is strongly opposed to the ballot measure that will likely go before voters in November seeking to legalize marijuana for recreational use and allow it to be sold commercially. Lewis has joined “The Campaign for a Safe and Healthy Massachusetts,” a bipartisan effort to oppose recreational marijuana. The campaign is spearheaded...

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Busting marijuana myths

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Published in the June 30, 2016 edition By MARK SARDELLA Imagine, if you can, the following conversation over the backyard fence between neighbors Mr. Smith and Mr. Jones. Mr. Smith: I just found out my house has termites. What should I do? Mr. Jones: Bring in some carpenter ants. They’re no worse than termites. Mr. Smith: What a fantastic idea! Of course, that conversation is absurd and would ever actually take place. But it’s exactly the type of tortured “logic” that the marijuana industry and legalization advocates expect us to swallow. “Marijuana is no worse than alcohol, and alcohol is legal so you have to legalize marijuana,” they say. No, actually we don’t. State Senator Jason Lewis was in town on Monday to talk to the Board of Selectmen about the question that will...

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Modulars coming to city schools...

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Published in the July 1, 2016 edition By JESSICA VALERIANI MELROSE – On Tuesday the School Committee approved installing a total of six modular classrooms to alleviate a space crunch administrators see lasting for the next several years. The vote was 6-1. Two modular classrooms are being eyed for the Hoover, Horace Mann and Winthrop elementary schools. The roughly 30 foot by 50 foot trailers, with all site an other work, are expected to cost a total of between $3.5 million and $3.6 million. The city will pay for the classrooms by going out to bond for 20 years. At a previous School Committee meeting, the Permanent School Building Committee unanimously recommended the building of modulars. They would be the least disruptive solution, according to the PSBC. In the public forum held on June...

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