Track meeting for incoming freshmen Wednesday...

Jun 1, 2020 by

Published in the June 1, 2020 edition. The Wakefield Memorial High School track and field and cross country coaches will be hosting a brief 20-30 minute meeting for new or incoming freshmen and/or parents who may be interested in learning about the teams. The meeting will take place this Wednesday, June 3 at 6 p.m. on Zoom. The Warriors have girls’ and boys’ teams in cross country (fall), indoor track and field (winter) and outdoor track and field (spring). The coaches will discuss what they offer for events as well as training differences for specific events. They will discuss the variety of benefits the student athletes may encounter through the program and answer any questions people may have. To be included on the Zoom call, email coach Perry Pappas at perry.pappas@wpsk12.org for the...

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Patricia Connolly, 83

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Published in the June 1, 2020 edition. WAKEFIELD – Patricia (Joyce) Connolly, 83, beloved wife of the late William Connolly, passed away peacefully at home on May 27, 2020, surrounded by her family. Born in Winchester to the late George Joyce and Mary (Malloy) Joyce Riley, she was raised in Everett, and lived her later years in Wakefield. Patricia is survived by her sisters, Joanne Werner of Berlin, Md.; Maureen Malcolm of Boxford; Veronica Brancato of West Peabody; and sister-in-law Mariane Riley of Melrose; and predeceased by brothers, George Joyce and John Riley. She was the loving mother of Margaret Connolly of Winthrop; Susan Tuminelli and her husband Frank of Wakefield; Patricia Duffy and her husband Brian of Wakefield; and William Connolly and his partner Rick Silva of South Boston. She was the proud...

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Walter J. Skelton, 71

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Published in the June 1, 2020 edition. WAKEFIELD – Walter J. Skelton, 71, of Wakefield died on Thursday, May 28, 2020 at the Tufts Medical Center in Boston. Born in Stoneham on January 15, 1949, he was the son of the late Ralph D. and Mary (Monagle) Skelton. Mr. Skelton was a graduate of North Reading High School. He had served in the United States Navy during the Vietnam War. Mr. Skelton was a retired metal finisher for Coating Systems in Lowell. He enjoyed spending time with his family. Mr. Skelton is survived by his wife Katherine G. (Murphy) Skelton, his two daughters; Stephanie Yasika of New Hampshire and Tracy Skelton of Vermont, his two granddaughters; Mackenzie and Kaitlyn Yasika and his brother James Skelton of Billerica. He was predeceased by his sister Carole Buttery....

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Town Election, TM will look different...

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Published in the June 1, 2020 edition. By MARK SARDELLA WAKEFIELD — While it has been known for some time that the 2020 Town Election and Annual Town Meeting would be impacted by the response to COVID-19, some specific details were brought to light last week. Annual Town Meeting has again been rescheduled to Saturday, June 20 and will be held in the Field House at Wakefield Memorial High School. The Town Election will take place three days later, on Tuesday, June 23, with the polls open at the Galvin Middle School from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Town Clerk Betsy Sheeran, who handles local elections, and Town Moderator William Carroll, who presides over Town Meeting, appeared before the Town Council during last Thursday’s virtual Zoom meeting to discuss the latest developments. Sheeran Told the...

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