A-frame sign program extended

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Published in the November 30, 2017 edition. MARK SARDELLA WAKEFIELD — A program allowing local merchants to place A-frame signs on the sidewalk to promote shopping locally has proven so popular that it has been extended until June 2018. Last August, the Board of Selectmen approved a controlled, limited pilot program that would allow for 50 chalk board, wooden A-frame signs to be placed at brick and mortar Wakefield businesses in the shopping/dining districts of Main Street, Albion Street and Greenwood. The sign program, called “Experience Wakefield,” is a joint project of Wakefield Main Streets, The Cooperative Bank, The Savings Bank and the Wakefield Merchants group and has been financially supported by donations from the Co-op Bank and The Savings Bank. The total budget for the project was $5,461. The original plan was for the program...

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Short and sweet

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Published in the November 30, 2017 edition. By MARK SARDELLA Dunkin’ Donuts announced recently that it is considering shortening the name on all of its stores to simply, “Dunkin’.” A few select stores around the country are now testing the truncated name, including one in Boston. This move could have serious implications for a town like Wakefield, which has a Dunkin’ Donuts on every corner (and thankfully not one Starbucks). The new store on Tremont Street in Boston already sports the familiar orange letters spelling simply “Dunkin’” on the building. Next to that, on another part of the façade, the orange and purple letters “DD” are displayed, a respectful nod to the original name. Most customers will hardly notice, since they already tend to refer to the store as “Dunkin’s” or “DD.” No word...

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Holiday stroll countdown

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Thomas H. DeVeau Jr., 82

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Published in the November 30, 2017 edition. WAKEFIELD — Thomas H. DeVeau, Jr., 82, a lifelong Wakefield resident, died Tuesday November 28, 2017 at the Kaplan Family Hospice House in Danvers. Born in Wakefield on November 7, 1935 he was the son of the late Thomas H. and Josephine A. (Antonioli) DeVeau. Mr. DeVeau was raised in Wakefield and was a graduate of Wakefield High School, Class of 1953. He went on to work in the paving industry for 45 years. After retiring, Mr. DeVeau took to cooking and baking for his family, which brought him great joy. He was an avid Boston Bruins fan and enjoyed making trips to casinos around the country. As a lifelong Wakefield resident, Mr. DeVeau cultivated many treasured friendships in town; above all, he was devoted to his...

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