In charge of the Blossoms at the Beebe floral arrangements...

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Town wants to redo its deal with MarketStreet...

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Published in the April 28, 2017 edition. By MARK SARDELLA WAKEFIELD — The town of Wakefield is looking to renegotiate an agreement under which sewage from the MarketStreet development in Lynnfield is pumped through Wakefield’s sewer system. The town of Lynnfield does not have its own sewer system. In April of 2008, the town of Wakefield signed an agreement with the Massachusetts Water Resources Authority, National Development (the developer of MarketStreet) and the town of Lynnfield to provide a connection through Wakefield to the MWRA sewer system. As part of the deal, National Development agreed to pay $100,000 for existing infiltration and inflow issues at what was then the Sheraton Colonial Hotel site, a $1.5 million fee to Wakefield for inflow and infiltration issues and another $100,000 to Wakefield for attorneys’ fees. The agreement...

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Boys’ lacrosse team mauls Wildcats...

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Warriors roll to 19-1 triumph, go to 8-0 on season Published in the April 28, 2017 edition. By DAN BYRNE WAKEFIELD — On Thursday the Wakefield Memorial High School varsity boys’ lacrosse team hosted Middlesex League Freedom division opponent Wilmington at Landrigan Field. The Warriors had no trouble making quick work of the Wildcats, disposing of their opponent, 19-1, in a lopsided tilt. “The thing is preparation and lacrosse IQ,” head coach Andrew Lavalle said after the win talking about what separates his team from some they face. Austin Collard wasted no time, scoring the first of his five goals just under two minutes into the first quarter. “Austin Collard got it going early, recognizing match-ups and going to the cage,” said Lavalle. The Warriors ended up putting seven first quarter goals on the...

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Kenneth P. Rossicone, 57

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Published in the April 28, 2017 edition. WEST BARNSTABLE — Kenneth P. “Hawk” Rossicone, 57, of West Barnstable and formerly of Wakefield, passed way on Monday, April 24. He was born in Melrose on June 14, 1959 and was the son of the late Walter and Elizabeth (Callahan) Rossicone. He was a graduate of Wakefield Memorial High School in the Class of 1977. Kenny is survived by his loving daughter Taylor Rossicone of West Barnstable, his brother Paul Rossicone and his wife Martha and his sister Karen (Rossicone) Crocker and husband John, all of Wakefield. He is also survived by several nieces and nephews. Kenny was employed by Shepley Wood Products for 13 years as a dispatcher. “Hawk” also lived life to the fullest through boating, clamming, fishing, playing hockey and spending time with...

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Arts Festival this weekend

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Published in the April 28, 2017 edition MELROSE — The 12th Annual Melrose Arts Festival will be held Saturday and Sunday in Memorial Hall. On Saturday, April 29, the festival runs from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. On Sunday, April 30, it will run from 11 a.m. to 5...

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