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Town eyes ways to ban pot businesses...

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Published in the February 28, 2017 edition. By MARK SARDELLA WAKEFIELD – In light of what many feel was a less than ideal law passed by initiative petition last November legalizing recreational marijuana in Massachusetts, the town will take a multi-pronged approach in its effort to keep any type of recreational marijuana businesses out of Wakefield. In that November election, Wakefield voters bucked the state trend with a majority of local voters casting ballots against legalizing pot for recreational use. “Nobody knows how to handle this,” Town Counsel Thomas Mullen told the Board of Selectmen last night. “The state has been thrown into confusion by the vote at the polls last November authorizing legal marijuana.” Mullen stressed that he was taking no position on the merits of legalizing marijuana for recreational use. But he did speak...

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School water test results released...

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Published in the February 28, 2017 edition. WAKEFIELD — When the Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection offered free water testing statewide, the Wakefield School Department took advantage of the opportunity to have all local schools tested. In a message sent out to all parents yesterday, School Superintendent Dr. Kim Smith announced the results of water tests conducted at all schools in town, including 700 fixtures. “We proactively tested water in all of our district schools, performed by the MassDEP,” Smith said. “The results of these 700 tests came in this week. Overall very positive news: we had only 13 exceedances for lead (1.86 percent of the 700 tested fixtures) and none of these were drinking fountains. The average exceedances in Massachusetts school districts has been 5 percent. “Of the 13 exceedances, 3 are kitchen...

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Bugler answers the call for Marblehead in Div. 2 North first round game...

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Magicians star helps deny Warrior cagers tourney upset bid Published in the February 28, 2017 edition. By JIM SOUTHMAYD MARBLEHEAD — The Wakefield Memorial High boys’ basketball team played some top teams this season and were involved in some very close games against those clubs. The Warriors even won a few of those contests. However, Wakefield’s state tournament game against Marblehead wasn’t one of them. Wakefield was unable to pull out a victory against second-seeded Marblehead in the first round of the Div. 2 North tournament despite keeping the game close. The Warriors came out on the short end of a 60-51 tally last night before a big crowd at the MHS Field House. The Warriors wrapped up their year with a 9-10 record (10-11 record if the exempt Malden games are included) as...

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