Top town boards discuss money

Oct 18, 2019 by

Published in the October 18, 2019 edition. By MARK SARDELLA WAKEFIELD — Last night’s “Tri-Board” meeting at the Galvin Middle School was a kind of summit on the town’s finances, with three of the town’s top boards getting together in advance of the municipal budget season. The meeting took place in a far better fiscal atmosphere than in 2008, the last time the Board of Selectmen, the School Committee and the Finance Committee got together. Following brief introductions, Town Council chairman Edward Dombroski moved to the “public comment” part of the agenda. He recognized Wakefield Education Association president Will Karvouniaris, who was joined by several dozen teacher’s union members seated in the Galvin Middle School Auditorium holding signs saying, “Fund Our Future.” Karvouniaris, a Wakefield Memorial High School English and special education teacher noted...

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Sunday’s Pumpkin Fest will benefit July 4th activities...

Oct 18, 2019 by

Published in the October 18, 2019 edition. WAKEFIELD — The West Side Social Club 4th of July Committee and the Middlesex Concert Band (MCB) are hosting a new event, “Pumpkin Fest,” on Sunday, October 20 that is guaranteed to provide an afternoon of family fun. The event, held at Moulton Park, is slated to begin at 1:30 p.m. The main features of the day will be a Children’s Concert by the MCB and a Carved Pumpkin Contest by the WSSC 4th of July. The Children’s Concert will start at 2 p.m., ending at 3:30 p.m. Registration for the Pumpkin Contest starts at 3 p.m. with Kidzfun immediately following to host children’s activities. The event will end with the announcement of the Pumpkin winners at 5 p.m. Carol Hubbard, Co-Chair of the WSSC 4th of...

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Golfers are tourney bound for second straight season...

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Published in the October 18, 2019 edition. By DAN PAWLOWSKI NORTH READING — The Wakefield High golf team is off to states once again. The Warriors punched their ticket with a 46-26 win over Wilmington last week at the Hillview Country Club in North Reading. It is the second consecutive season that the Warriors will be competing as a team at the Div. 2 North sectional tournament. “We’re very proud to make the tournament,” said Wakefield head coach Chris Keane. “The quality of golf in the Middlesex League is second to none, and so to be able to qualify with such a tough schedule is a big accomplishment.” Wakefield finished the season at 7-6. The Warriors had a penchant for rising to the occasion in big matches. They played well in league play, but especially so...

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