Wakefield girls’ cross country defeats Wilmington, 15-48...

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Ready for Frank Kelley Invitational this weekend Published in the September 28, 2017 edition. WILMINGTON — The WMHS girls’ cross country team traveled to Wilmington on Tuesday for their first meet against the Freedom Division. On a hot and humid day, the Warriors ran a great race on the 3.1 mile course, defeating the Wildcats, 15-48. “Pack running was our focus going into this meet,” said Wakefield head coach Karen Barrett. “The girls showed a lot of improvement in this area.” Pack running is about competing as a group, something that Wakefield has been working on in practice. The first five Warriors were closer to each other against Wilmington than their first race against Arlington. “Our goal is to have our top five runners within a minute of each other,” said Barrett. “We will...

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Residents to help determine water, sewer rates...

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Published in the September 29, 2017 edition MELROSE — Mayor Robert Dolan this week proposed amending the makeup of the city’s Water and Sewer Committee by adding two citizen representatives. The item was included on the Board of Aldermen’s September 18 agenda. “For the past several years, we have worked collaboratively to improve the process by which water and sewer rates are set, stabilize rates, and increase transparency and accountability,” said Dolan. “This further enhances these goals by giving citizen representatives a vote on the committee.” The Water and Sewer Committee is responsible for providing ongoing review of water and sewer rates, systems, and programs and for voting to recommend changes in the water and sewer programs and rates as warranted. The committee consists of a wide variety of individuals, including experts in the...

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The Savings Bank supports Warrior hockey...

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Thomas J. Hanrahan, 86

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Published in the September 29, 2017 edition MELROSE — Thomas J. Hanrahan, of Melrose, died at the Wingate in Reading on September 24, 2017 at the age of 86. Tom was born in Kilkenny and raised in Limerick, Ireland. He was a graduate of the Model School, where all his classes were in Gaelic and went on to earn his degree from the Cresent College, both in Limerick City. Tom worked for the Limerick Gas Company before coming to the United Sates at the age of 23 and resided in Melrose since 1965. He worked for TWA Airlines for over 33 years and was an avid gardener and loved to work in his back yard. Tom started the Emerald Isle Social Club in Melrose in 1979 and also started the first youth soccer program in...

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Edward B. Seeley, 92

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Published in the September 29, 2017 edition WINCHESTER — Edward B. Seeley, of Winchester, formerly of Everett, passed away peacefully at Aberjona Nursing Center on Monday, September 25, 2017, at age 92. Ed was born in Swanville, Maine on June 13, 1925 and raised and educated in Everett. He proudly served in the United States Navy during WWII as a Medic in the Hospital Corps, receiving an honorable discharge in 1946.  A descendant of the Mayflower, Ed was delighted to be a longtime member of the Massachusetts Society of Mayflower Descendants. Ed worked for Arthur D. Little as a Laboratory Assistant in Cambridge for many years. Ed was a quiet, respectful man. He was an avid reader, especially anything involving history. He happily served as the Church historian for First Parish Church in Malden...

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