Linehan is new BOH member

Dec 10, 2019 by

Published in the December 10, 2019 edition. By MARK SARDELLA WAKEFIELD – Candace Linehan of Oak Street is the newest member of the Board of Health. The nurse practitioner was appointed by a unanimous 9-0 vote at a joint meeting of the Board of Health and Town Council last night to fill the slot vacated by the resignation of Alison Mehlman. Under Massachusetts General Laws, when mid-term vacancies occur on an elected municipal board, “the selectmen, with the remaining member or members of such board, shall, after one week’s notice, fill such vacancy by roll call vote.” Board of Health Chair Laurel Gourville and board member Elaine Silva told the Town Council last night that they had interviewed all five applicants to fill the position: Linehan, Thomas Marchant, Anita Loughlin, Mary Lareau and Katherine...

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Warrior swim celebrates record-setting year at banquet...

Dec 10, 2019 by

Published in the December 10, 2019 edition. WAKEFIELD — The Wakefield Memorial High School girls’ swim team celebrated another terrific season at their annual banquet. Wakefield finished the regular season with a 6-3 record and saved their best for the postseason as they had record-setting performances in the Middlesex League Meet, the Division 2 North Sectionals and the Div. 2 State meet. The Warriors got 3rd at the league meet at Bentley University, the best finish in head coach Kathy Byrne’s 26 years at the helm. Only Lexington and Reading finished with better times. Hannah Guay was the league champion in the 200 yard IM with a time of 2:17.79. She also took 2nd in the 500 freestyle and teamed up with Katie Patt, Emily Chan and Abby Federici to get 2nd in the...

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Diane M. Rock, 68

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Published in the December 10, 2019 edition. LYNN — Diane M. Rock, 68, of Lynn formerly of Wakefield, died on Saturday, December 7, 2019 at the Bay Path Nursing Center in Duxbury. Born in Melrose on October 30, 1951, she was the daughter of the late Antonio and Josephine (DelRossi) Confalone. Ms. Rock had been a Lynn resident for the past 40 years. She was a graduate of Wakefield Memorial High School, Class of 1969. Ms. Rock was a retired factory worker for Medtronic in Danvers and Advent in Peabody. She is survived by her two daughters; Michelle Rock Berry and her husband Jason of Duxbury and Kristen Haught and her husband Tom of Danvers, her three grandchildren; Ariana, John and Benjamin and her sister Donna Tibbetts and her husband Dennis of Wakefield. Funeral...

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