Warriors fall to Winchester in season opener...

Dec 14, 2018 by

Lawrence excited to build up program in first year Published in the December 14, 2018 edition. By DAN PAWLOWSKI WOBURN — As first steps go, it was certainly in the right direction for the Wakefield High boys’ hockey team on Tuesday night at O’Brien Ice Rink as they matched up against Winchester. Winchester, coming off a trip to the Div. 1 North Finals last year, didn’t control the game so much as a 4-1 score would indicate. Wakefield, skating hard for a full 45 minutes, hung right with the home team all night and responded to a 2-0 deficit in the third period with a goal by freshman Mike Locke. Minutes later, a scrum in front of the Wakefield net dislodged the cage and senior goalie Justin Harding’s blocker, but the puck found its...

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New high school will have to wait...

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Published in the December 13, 2018 edition. By MARK SARDELLA WAKEFIELD — The town’s hopes for state assistance with building a new high school were dashed for at least another year as yesterday the Massachusetts School Building Authority turned down Wakefield’s request to get into the MSBA’s program. The Massachusetts School Building Authority is a quasi-independent public agency that provides grants that partially fund municipal and regional school districts for kindergarten through high school construction and renovation projects. School Superintendent Douglas Lyons and Town Administrator Stephen P. Maio issued a joint statement in the wake of yesterday’s disappointing news. “Earlier this year, the Town of Wakefield submitted a Statement of Interest (SOI) to partner with the Massachusetts School Building Authority (MSBA) in the design and construction of a new or renovated high school facility,” the statement read. “The...

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