Storm damage reported to be minor...

Dec 1, 2020 by

Published in the December 1, 2020 edition. WAKEFIELD — Gale-force winds and periodically heavy rain lashed the area yesterday, but Wakefield seems to have weathered the fierce storm well. According to DPW Director Joseph Conway, the department began received calls around 4 p.m. for tree limbs down. Crews with the DPW’s Forestry and Parks Division worked until after 7 p.m. responding to calls, three of which were for trees down on Greenwood Street, New Salem Street and an area near the Dolbeare School. At certain times during the storm, sustained winds reached local speeds of around 50 to 60 miles an hour, Conway was told. “Some trees came down but given the speed and strength of the wind, the town got out of this relatively unscathed,” Conway said. “There were no microbursts or anything...

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Olmedo, Seabury, Nett named XC All-Stars...

Dec 1, 2020 by

Published in the December 1, 2020 edition. WAKEFIELD — The Middlesex League’s girls’ cross-country coaches recently voted on All-Stars for the 2020 season. Three Wakefield Warriors were named to the Freedom Division All-Star team: senior captain Elina Olmedo, junior Samantha Seabury and sophomore Madison Nett. The Warriors finished the regular season with a 3-1 record for second place in the Freedom Division.  Wakefield, Melrose, Stoneham and Wilmington all had three All-Stars named. Burlington and Watertown both had one selection. Seabury got first overall in three of Wakefield’s four races this season. The junior also got second against Melrose in a close race. Nett earned a 2nd overall finish against Burlington, 3rd against Watertown and Stoneham and 4th against Melrose. Olmedo got 2nd against Watertown, 3rd against Burlington and 5th against Stoneham. In the Liberty...

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The eagles have landed

Nov 30, 2020 by

BALD EAGLES duo struts its stuff on Crystal Lake Sunday. (Joyce Wood...

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Six All-Stars named for Wakefield’s league champion XC team...

Nov 30, 2020 by

Published in the November 30, 2020 edition. WAKEFIELD — The Middlesex League’s boys’ cross country coaches met recently to vote on All-Stars for the 2020 season. Six Wakefield Warriors were named to the Freedom Division All-Star team: senior captain Jonathan D’Ambrosio, senior Colin Rudy, junior Thomas Dowd, junior Ajay Haridasse, sophomore Leith Jones and sophomore Ben Stratton.  The Warriors won their fifth consecutive Middlesex League Freedom Division title this season as they went undefeated at 4-0.  Wakefield led the way in the Freedom with six All-Stars named. Burlington was next with four, followed by two from Melrose, one from Stoneham and one from Wilmington.  Burlington senior James Johnson was named MVP.  All six All-Stars played a big role in Wakefield’s championship-clinching win over Burlington in the last meet of the season on Nov. 14....

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