Design work for PSB underway

Jan 18, 2021 by

Published in the January 18, 2021 edition. By MARK SARDELLA WAKEFIELD — A laser scan survey of the Public Safety Building was completed last week under the auspices of project architect HKT, Shane Nolan of owner’s project manager LeftField told the Permanent Building Committee during a Zoom meeting last week. The laser scan will be used by designers to create models and drawings for the building expansion and renovation project. Both Police Chief Steven Skory and Fire Chief Michael Sullivan said that the laser scan survey resulted in little or no disruption of daily activities during the 11-day process. Geotech borings were done at the site on Jan. 6 and 7. Nolan reported that the borings revealed no issues and a full report will be forthcoming. Nolan reviewed the overall project schedule with the Permanent Building Committee (PBC)....

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Dr. Harold Dexter, 97

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Published in the January 18, 2021 edition. LACONIA, N.H. — Dr. Harold “Gup” Dexter, 97, died on the evening of Tuesday, Jan. 12, 2021, at the Taylor Community in Laconia. Mary Dexter, his wife of 74 years, was, as always, by his side, holding his hand in the hours before his death. Known as “Gup” to his family and many friends and “Doc Dexter” to others who knew him from his decades as a family dentist in Wakefield, Harold lived his life making the most of every day. He approached both large and small decisions with care and attention, and was a lifelong learner eager to improve his skills and share his expertise with others. Harold was born in Lynn on May 3, 1923, the eldest child of the late Elsie (Pilz) and Harold...

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Alan Tapper, 86

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Published in the January 18, 2021 edition. SPRINGFIELD — On Wednesday, January 13, 2021 the world lost Alan Tapper, lately of Loomis Lakeside of Springfield, MA. He was the son of William and Freda Tapper, brother of Jerome, Mortimer, Fred and Rosalyn, and beloved father to Judith, Richard and Rob. Alan was also a loving and generous grandfather to Lucas, Eric, Levi and Micah and devoted husband to Marilyn. Alan was born on November 27, 1934 in Revere, MA and attended Revere High School. On March 10, 1957, Alan married the love of his life, Marilyn Lee Dubrofksy, beginning an enduring partnership of over 60 years. The marriage was built on the foundation of love, commitment and their unsparing dedication to their family and the Wakefield, Massachusetts, community. As a young adult, Alan was a member...

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