Rail trailers to seek $384K in Lynnfield...

Aug 22, 2019 by

Published August 22, 2019 By DAN TOMASELLO LYNNFIELD — The Finance Committee voted 8-2 on Aug. 19 to recommend a proposed warrant article seeking to complete the Wakefield-Lynnfield Rail Trail’s final design. The Friends of the Lynnfield Rail Trail submitted a citizens’ petition containing 325 signatures on Aug. 20 requesting that a Special Town Meeting be held in September. The Board of Selectmen is scheduled to set the Special Town Meeting date during a meeting Tuesday, Aug. 27. “We had an overwhelming response even with people on summer vacation,” said Locksley Road resident Patrick Curley, a Wakefield-based attorney. “We had to turn people away.” Curley said the warrant article will request the Special Town Meeting to appropriate $348,000 in order to cover the $10 million rail trail’s final design engineering costs. He noted the Massachusetts...

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Sweeney named to Boston Herald’s preseason watch list...

Aug 22, 2019 by

Published August 22, 2019 Wakefield sophomore running back Aidan Sweeney was recently named to the Boston Herald’s 14th annual preseason MIAA football watch list. Sweeney was one of 16 running backs listed as an honorable mention. He was the only sophomore running back on the list. He was one of just two sophomores on the entire watch list, joining Everett wide receiver Ismael Zador who made the second team. Sweeney led the Warriors with 11 rushing touchdowns last year. His best game came against Boston Latin on Nov. 9 when he rushed for 200 yards and four touchdowns. Wakefield’s first scrimmage of the season is this Saturday against Pentucket, 3:30 p.m. at Landrigan Field. The Warriors also scrimmage North Reading Aug. 30. Wakefield opens their regular season on Sept. 6 at home against Greater Lawrence...

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Roy E. Orrall, 92

Aug 22, 2019 by

Veteran served in World War II Published August 22, 2019 LYNNFIELD — Roy E. Orrall, 92, a longtime resident of Lynnfield and formerly of Winthrop, passed away peacefully on Monday, Aug. 19, 2019 at the Sawtelle Family Hospice House in Reading. Roy was born in Winthrop on June 12, 1927, and was one of four children of the late John A. Orrall and Winifred L. (Ives) Orrall. Raised in Winthrop, Roy enlisted at age 17 in the U.S. Army Air Corps. He served in the Reserves before transferring into the U.S. Marine Corps in May of 1945 during World War II. On May 15, 1949, he married his high school sweetheart, Mabel Williams, and they eventually settled in Lynnfield to raise a family of three sons. After honorably serving his country, Roy returned home...

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