Fall Town Meeting wraps early

Nov 19, 2019 by

Rail Trail funds approved Published in the November 19, 2019 edition. By MARK SARDELLA WAKEFIELD — The 121 voters in attendance made quick work of the 11 articles on last night’s Regular Town Meeting warrant, finishing up business by about 8:30 p.m. Under Article 1, Town Administrator Stephen P. Maio and School Superintendent Douglas Lyons provided a final report on funds appropriated and expended in Fiscal Year 2019 (July 1, 2018 to June 30, 2019). Town Meeting voted to accept the report with no discussion from the floor. Maio presented the motion under Article 2 asking Town Meeting to authorize $3,940,000 in Free Cash to be applied to the current (FY 2020) year’s budget. Maio indicated that the Town’s ability to do this and still maintain a substantial balance in the Free Cash account is indicative...

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Sweeney’s 5th TD gives Wakefield 42-35 win over North Reading...

Nov 19, 2019 by

Published in the November 19, 2019 edition. By DAN PAWLOWSKI NORTH READING — How do you follow up a five-touchdown game? Easy, just do it again. Following his five-touchdown effort at home against Dracut on Nov. 8, sophomore running back Aidan Sweeney rushed over to North Reading on Friday and ran in five more to help the Warriors beat a high-octane Hornet offense, 42-35. “Both teams played really well,” said Wakefield head coach John Rafferty. “They (North Reading) were as explosive an offense as we anticipated and we were fortunately able to keep up with them,.” It was Wakefield’s fourth win in their last five games, improving their record to 6-4 on the season. They’ve outscored their opponents by an average of 33-19 during that span. Sweeney, whose 10 TD’s in his last two games...

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Chester J. Confalone, 89

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Published in the November 19, 2019 edition. WAKEFIELD — Chester J. Confalone, 89, of Wakefield passed away at the Melrose Wakefield Hospital after a brief illness surrounded by his loving family on November 15, 2019. He was born on March 27, 1930 to the late Chester and Mary Confalone of Wakefield. He attended St. Joseph’s School and was a graduate of Wakefield High School class of 1947. He was also a proud member of the U.S. Army. Chet was a brick mason by trade and worked for many years in construction with his brothers (Confalone Brothers) building many homes in the Wakefield area. Later in life he worked as the Superintendent of the Water Department for the Town of Wakefield and as a teacher at the Whittier Regional Vocational Technical High School teaching classes in...

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