William J. Doyle, Jr., 44

May 31, 2018 by

Enjoyed traveling to Prince Edward Island Published in the June 1, 2018 edition MELROSE — William J. “Billy” Doyle, Jr., 44, of Melrose, died at the Life Care Center in Stoneham on May 24, 2018. Billy was born and raised in Melrose and a graduate of Melrose High School, Class of 1992. He was a former UPS truck driver and member of the Local Union #25 for many years and was a lifelong Melrose resident. Billy was a very caring, generous, kind, strong minded person and loved to make people laugh. He had a quick wit, loved animals, muscle cars, Star Wars, car shows and Harley Davidson motorcycles. Billy enjoyed traveling to Prince Edward Island, Ireland, and going to New England Dragway in Epping, N.H. His wife, family and friends were the most important...

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Class of 2018 shines during Grand March...

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Published in the May 31, 2018 edition.

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Eleanor A. Howland, 88

May 31, 2018 by

Enjoyed spending time at Lake Winnipesaukee Published in the June 1, 2018 edition MELROSE — Eleanor A. (Reehill) “Kellie” Howland, 88, of Melrose, died at the Lahey Clinic Medical Center in Burlington on May 24, 2018. Eleanor was born and raised in Saugus and a graduate of Saugus High School. She resided in Saugus for many years and Melrose since 1969. Eleanor was a homemaker and a devout member of the Church of the Incarnation in Melrose for many years. She enjoyed spending time at Lake Winnipesaukee and never missed any of her family’s soccer, baseball and ballet events. Eleanor’s family was the most important part of her life. She was the loving mother of Timothy Howland and his wife Lisa of Melrose, Myles Howland and his wife Barbara of Derry, N.H., and Lenore...

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RecCom eyes accessible playground swings...

May 31, 2018 by

WAKEFIELD — The Recreation Commission believes that all children should be able to enjoy local playgrounds, so at a meeting last week members discussed and overwhelmingly voted to to pursue incorporating some equipment for handicapped children at the town’s parks. It’s all in the preliminary stages, according to Recreation Director Dan McGrath, but the Recreation Commission is committed to making it happen. “It’s long overdue,” he added. He said that the Recreation Department will look into various types of swings for handicapped children. He noted that some of the units are expensive, in the $25,000 range, but there are much less costly models available as well. “We will look at the options,” he said. McGrath stressed that where the handicapped equipment will go will also have to be worked out. Any playground that receives the equipment will...

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