Celebration mixed with loss in the second half of 2018...

Dec 31, 2018 by

Published in the December 31, 2018 edition. By MARK SARDELLA WAKEFIELD – The second half of 2018 started off with a bang as the town celebrated Independence Day with another huge July Fourth parade and fireworks display. There were also children’s events in the morning and music on the Common, all thanks to the Wakefield Independence Day Committee and the West Side Social Club. On July 6 came the news that former Lynnfield Special Services Director Kara Mauro had been named Assistant Superintendent of the Wakefield Public Schools, replacing Doug Lyons, who had earlier been elevated to superintendent. The July 16 Town Council meeting became a little unruly after several dozen residents showed up for a discussion of the four “wayfinding” kiosks that had been approved at the board’s June 25 meeting. The primary...

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Jayne Ashely Davidson, 66

Dec 31, 2018 by

Published in the December 31, 2018 edition. GOSHEN, Vermont – Jayne Ashley Davidson, 66, died Friday, December 28, 2018, at Rutland Regional Medical Center, Rutland, Vt. Jayne was born in Wakefield, Mass. on April 26, 1952. She was the daughter of Ashley and Priscilla (Tibbetts) Davidson. She grew up in Wakefield where she received her early education and graduated from Wakefield Memorial High School, class of 1970. She received her associates degree from Greenfield (Mass.) Community College. She furthered her education at Castleton College (Vt.) earning her bachelor’s degree, class of 1973. She had worked as Program Coordinator at Brandon Training School from 1974 until the school’s closing in 1993. She continued working for the State of Vermont at the Department of Social Services. She earned her master’s in Special Education from St. Joseph’s...

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