Girls’ tennis team hopes for the same consistency...

Mar 31, 2017 by

Warriors seek to clinch their fourth straight state tournament berth Published in the March 31, 2017 edition. By JIM SOUTHMAYD WAKEFIELD — The Wakefield Memorial High girls’ tennis team has been pretty consistent over the past five years making the state tournament in four of those spring seasons. The Warriors are hoping to at least do the same again in 2017. Despite some key graduations losses, Wakefield does return several athletes and has a roster of tennis players that have improved their game over the winter. Wakefield will want to take a different route to the state tournament than it took last year when it started off 1-8 and then went on a big 7-1 run in the second half just to clinch a postseason spot. In the first round of the Div. 2...

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Winnifred Jenness, 87

Mar 31, 2017 by

Published in the March 31, 2017 edition. WAKEFIELD — Winnifred Jenness, 87, of Wakefield died peacefully on Saturday, March 25, surrounded by loving family at home. Born in Melrose on July 23, 1929, she was the daughter of the late Benjamin and Olive (Glendinning) Payne. Mrs. Jenness had been a Wakefield resident since 1959. She was a graduate of Malden High School, Class of 1947. Mrs. Jenness was a retired administrative assistant for the First National Bank of Boston. She was a member of the Emmanuel Episcopal Church in Wakefield and the John J. McCarthy Senior Center in Wakefield. Mrs. Jenness is survived by her daughter Kathleen J. Ross and her husband Robert of Wakefield; her son Bobby Jenness of Lynn; her brother Frederick Payne of Durham, New Hampshire; her four grandchildren: Adrienne Manninen,...

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Long distance call

Mar 30, 2017 by

Published in the March 30, 2017 edition.

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License your dog

Mar 30, 2017 by

Published in the March 30, 2017 edition. WAKEFIELD — It’s that time of year, according to Town Clerk Betsy Sheeran, for dog owners to register their dogs with the Town. The period for registering dogs is from Monday, April 3, to Wednesday, May 31. Massachusetts General Law mandates that all dogs, six months or older, must be registered. Rabies certificates must be up-to-date. Please contact the office of the Town Clerk with any questions. If a dog is not registered with the Town within the specified time period, a fine will be...

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Michele McPhee talks about her Marathon bombing book April 16...

Mar 30, 2017 by

Published in the March 30, 2017 edition. WAKEFIELD — The Dockside Restaurant in Wakefield is hosting Michele McPhee, Wakefield native and author of Maximum Harm, on Sunday, April 16, from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. The Dockside is located at 1099 Main Street in Wakefield. Stop by the restaurant and meet Michele and learn more about her latest acclaimed work. “On a routine gorgeous Spring Day, terror strikes Boston again. Similar to tragic events of the past, every person remembers what they were doing when the cowardly terrorists struck the symbolic event of the Boston Marathon. As she has done with her previous writings, author Michele McPhee nails it. Happiness, fear, tragedy, anger, heroism, hope are all on display in this riveting new book about terror in Boston. A must read, so we never...

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