Schools to return surplus funds to town...

Jul 31, 2018 by

Published in the July 31, 2018 edition By MARK SARDELLA WAKEFIELD — The School Department will return to the town $72,567 in surplus funds from FY 2018, after the School Committee approved the move last week. Not everyone on the School Committee was happy with the gesture, including Chairman Thomas Markham, who felt the School Department had in recent years identified more than enough unfunded or underfunded educational needs to justify spending the money in those areas. The surplus remained last week after the School Committee did its annual year-end transfer between budget lines that were underspent to accounts that were overspent. School business Administrator Michael Pfifferling asked the School Committee to transfer $679,169 from underspent lines to other accounts that were overspent in the amount of $606,602. He identified a number of line items that...

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PHOTO: Fourth of July photo contest winner...

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Comeback win propels Loafers to first place in Twi League...

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Published in the July 31, 2018 edition By DAN MARGARITA WAKEFIELD — The Unknowns hosted the Loafers Friday night and despite taking an early lead, lost 6-3 in Twi League action at Moulton Field. Brandon Panarese led off the bottom of the first by drawing a walk and then stealing second. After a pop up to third, Panarese moved to third on a ground out to short by Dave Lehman. A passed ball allowed Panarese to score to make it 1-0. Consecutive singles by Graham Robertson and Brendan Cobb followed, but Kevin Murray popped up to third to end the inning. In the bottom of the third, the Unknowns tacked on two more runs to extend their lead. Brett Maloney led off with a single to right and then scored on a triple to...

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