Published on March 31, 2020

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Reminder: Practice social distancing on sports fields...

Mar 30, 2020 by

Published in the March 30, 2020 edition. WAKEFIELD — Administrators at Wakefield Memorial High School would like to remind students and residents to practice social distancing during this time.  There have been reports of large gatherings at the Shaun F. Beasley Track and Field.  Social distancing is about deliberately increasing the physical space between others to avoid spreading illness. The state of Massachusetts has also discouraged gatherings of more than 10 people. Wakefield Memorial High School is not closing the track and field, but encouraging all to be conscious of this issue.  In a March 19 directive, Town Administrator Stephen P. Maio said, “To encourage proper social distancing and ensure the safety of our residents during the COVID-19 pandemic, all courts, ball fields and playground equipment within Wakefield’s schools and parks will be closed...

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Larry A. Hardacker, 79

Mar 30, 2020 by

Published in the March 30, 2020 edition. WESTFORD — Larry A. Hardacker, 79, of Westford, formerly of Stoneham and Wakefield, passed away peacefully on March 25, 2020. Born in Boston and raised in Stoneham, he was the son of the late Arnold and Ernestine (Hutchins) Hardacker. Larry attended the South School, prior to graduating in 1961 from the Massachusetts Hospital School in Canton and the Trade School in Cambridge. For over 25 years, he was employed as a circuit breaker inspector for the Defense Department at GenRad in Concord.   Larry led a very independent, productive life. While he wasn’t able to get his driver’s license, he immensely enjoyed driving his tractor for snowplowing and his motorboats on Long Lake in Harrison, Maine where the family had a summer home.   He was a resident of Wakefield...

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