PHOTO: Natural ice sculptures

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More budgets approved

Jan 31, 2020 by

Published January 31, 2020 By MARK SARDELLA WAKEFIELD — The local FY 2021 budget process continued this week as the Town Council gave its blessing to eight more smaller departmental budgets. All budgets are also reviewed by the Finance Committee before going before the voters at Town Meeting on May 4. Town Accountant Kevin Gill presented the numbers for each budget. Jan DiGiambatista, chair of the FinCom subcommittee on Town Hall budgets, was also on hand to provide input. Town Administrator Stephen P. Maio also offered a brief preamble, noting that the budgets presented so far represent an overall increase of 2.66 percent over last year. He did note that the town’s supervisory union contract has not yet been settled. If an agreement is reached, the overall budget increase would be at about 3 percent, Maio...

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Warriors top reigning D1 North champ Winchester 3-1...

Jan 31, 2020 by

By DAN PAWLOWSKI Published January 31, 2020 WOBURN — Shot totals don’t decide games. Not when you have Luke Roberts in net. The senior captain for the Wakefield High boys’ hockey team made 34 saves as the Warriors won an intense, physical matchup, 3-1 over Winchester on Wednesday night at O’Brien Ice Rink in Woburn. Winchester outshot Wakefield in every period including 10-3 in the third. Overall, the Warriors had 12 shots on net to the Sachems’ 35. And yet, the ice wasn’t particularly tilted. It was more of a difference in offensive philosophy. Wakefield jumped out to a 1-0 lead after Bobby DeFeo ripped the net from the right slot with 8:53 left in the first. Senior captain and defenseman Chris Coombs got the assist on the play. Winchester’s response in the next...

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