Richard Elliott Sr., 94

Mar 27, 2020 by

Published in the March 27, 2020 edition. BEDFORD — Richard F. Elliott Sr., 94, of Bedford, died Tuesday, March 24, 2020 at the Pine Knoll Nursing Center in Lexington. Born in Wakefield on September 17, 1925 he was the son of the late Mabel (Bellows) Elliott. Mr. Elliott was raised in Wakefield and was a graduate of Wakefield High School, Class of 1941. He also had attended Suffolk Law School. Mr. Elliott was a veteran of World War II, having served in the United States Army. He was a member of the North Reading Masonic Lodge. He had worked as a realtor and was a past member of the Massachusetts Realtors Association and was also a retired member of the Screen Actors Guild. Mr. Elliott was well known throughout Boston for his portrayal of Benjamin...

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More budgets approved

Mar 27, 2020 by

Published in the March 27, 2020 edition. By MARK SARDELLA WAKEFIELD — The business of the town must go on, even in the era of coronavirus, and to that end the Town Council approved several more budgets at this week’s meeting. Under mandated social distancing rules, the meeting was conducted with just Chairman Edward Dombroski and Town Administrator Stephen P. Maio in the WCAT studio, with other town councilors participating via telephone conference call. The public was not permitted to attend but could watch on live cable TV or online. Dialing into the meeting, Town Accountant Kevin Gill presented the numbers for the town’s FY 2021 Group Insurance budget. He said that the total $13,745,967 Group insurance budget included an increase of $374,034. Of that amount $5,726 was in the Personal Services line item...

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Roberts named All-Star for Wakefield boys’ hockey...

Mar 27, 2020 by

Published in the March 27, 2020 edition. WAKEFIELD — The Middlesex League Boys’ hockey coaches met recently to vote on All-Stars for the 2019-20 season. The Wakefield Warriors, who had one of their best seasons in recent memory under first-year head coach Mike Geary with an 11-6-3 record, had one All-Star selected: senior captain Luke Roberts. Roberts had a phenomenal season as Wakefield’s goalie, keeping the Warriors in every game and finishing with a 2.35 goals against average and two shutouts including one over Liberty Division power Woburn. Freedom champion and Super 8 participant Burlington tied Melrose in the Freedom balloting with four All-Stars each. Wilmington had two selections while Stoneham and Wakefield each had one. In the Liberty Division, Super 8 co-champion Arlington led the way with four selections followed by three from Belmont...

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