Downtown barrels not for business, household trash...

Oct 31, 2017 by

Published in the October 31, 2017 edition. By MARK SARDELLA WAKEFIELD — The town is putting business owners, landlords and residents of multi-unit dwellings in the downtown on notice that their days of using the public trash barrels in the Square for their business or household trash are over. Selectmen Chairman Paul DiNocco told the board at their meeting last night that he has been made aware of an ongoing issue where some residential and commercial tenants in the Square are utilizing these barrels for their personal or business trash. Town Administrator Stephen P. Maio provided a memo reminding the board that the town, through its Board of Public Works, decided decades ago to only provide trash pick-up from 1 to 4 family residential properties. Businesses are required to have their own trash receptacle and arrange...

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Field hockey Warriors are State Tournament bound...

Oct 31, 2017 by

Wakefield travels to Gloucester tomorrow for Round 1 Published in the October 31, 2017 edition. By DAN BYRNE WAKEFIELD—With the final two games remaining on the schedule for Wakefield Memorial High School’s varsity field hockey team, the possibility of qualifying for the MIAA State Tournament for the first time since 2007 was still on the table, but they could not lose. Head coach Cara Luca’s girls pulled through in the clutch and got the points they needed to punch their ticket to the dance, ending a 10-year drought of missing the Tournament. On Thursday, the Warriors faced off against Middlesex League rivals, Melrose. The Red Raiders took an early lead, but Vanessa Kaddaras responded just a few minutes later to level the score in a game that eventually ended in a 1-1 tie. That result meant that...

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Storm causes widespread damage

Oct 30, 2017 by

Published in the October 30, 2017 edition. WAKEFIELD — Some streets flooded, ages-old trees came down, residents lost power and neighborhoods around town looked like Mother Nature battle zones thanks to a rainstorm accompanied by howling, over 50 mile-an-hour wind gusts that raced across the area overnight. According to DPW Director Richard Stinson this morning, at least 15 full trees came down on a combination of town and private properties. An additional 15 large tree limbs came down on cars and buildings, many blocking roads like Briarwood Lane in Montrose. A large old oak tree was felled in a backyard on Whittemore Terrace, the Item was told. Eight areas were temporarily flooded because autumn leaves had clogged catch basins. Those neighborhoods included Cedar Street at Albion Street and Green Street at Sherman Road. Residents were urged to help clear catch...

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Tough loss for Warriors against Marblehead in D4N quarterfinals...

Oct 30, 2017 by

Magicians earn 28-14 victory Published in the October 30, 2017 edition. By DAN PAWLOWSKI MARBLEHEAD — The phrase “tough loss” is often a hasty method to describe a game from the losing team’s perspective. It’s usually an overstated way to sum up a contest that a team desperately wanted to win, and it’s rarely an accurate summary. In the case of the Wakefield Warrior football team against Marblehead last Friday in the Division 4 North quarterfinals, “tough loss” is an understatement. The seventh-seeded Warriors hung with the undefeated second-seeded Magicians at Marblehead’s Piper Field for four quarters, and can safely say they left it all on the field in a 28-14 loss. “We came up one or two plays short,” said Wakefield head coach Steve Cummings. “Our guys were dialed in. Our goal was...

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