Rev. John Dale arrives in time to celebrate FPCC’s 375th year...

May 17, 2019 by

Published ion the May 17, 2019 edition. By GAIL LOWE WAKEFIELD — On Sunday, April 14, Reverend John Dale delivered his first official sermon as new pastor of First Parish Congregational Church, the big stone house of worship on the shores of Lake Quannapowitt. Since then, he has been getting to know the Wakefield community, its people and its traditions. Rev. Dale arrived in the year that the church is celebrating its 375th anniversary. In his spare time, he has been reading books about the history of First Parish so he will be well versed about the church and the community he is serving, from the early days to present. In preparation for this milestone, several major church projects are either underway or are in the planning stages. This year, parishioners can look forward...

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Warriors pick up steam with 3rd place finish at ML Championship Meet...

May 17, 2019 by

Published ion the May 17, 2019 edition. BURLINGTON — The Wakefield Memorial High School outdoor boys’ track and field team competed in the Middlesex League championship at Burlington High last night against all of the teams in the league. The Warriors were the best team in the Freedom Division and finished 3rd overall behind Lexington and Reading. “I am really happy the way our boys competed; they really step up in big meets and it is a nice way to head into the postseason,” said Wakefield head coach Ruben Reinoso. In the 100 meters, Wesley Pierre was 5th overall with a personal record (pr) time of 11.7. Ryan Obear was 6th overall with a pr time of 11.72. “They are both coming on strong at this point in the season,” said Reinoso. MyKease Driggers ran a time of...

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Brian E. Sweetland, 59

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Published ion the May 17, 2019 edition. NORTH READING — Brian E. Sweetland, 59, of North Reading, died unexpectedly on Sunday, May 12, 2019. Born in Melrose on November 30, 1959. He was a lifelong resident of North Reading. Brian was a graduate of North Reading High School. He was a concrete truck driver for the Wakefield Concrete Company and was a member of the Teamster’s Union. Brian was a member of the First Baptist Church in Wakefield and a former member of the First Baptist Church in North Reading. He was a loving and caring, sensitive son, husband, stepfather, grandfather, uncle and friend. He was always willing to help his family and friends with his many talents. He was a hands-on guy who spent endless hours tinkering with engines, beginning as a young...

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