Region feels nor’easter’s fury...

Oct 17, 2019 by

Published in the October 17, 2019 edition. WAKEFIELD — A quick moving nor’easter didn’t spare the area overnight, as dozens of communities reported trees down and electricity lost. Wakefield Municipal Gas and Light General Manager Pete Dion said about 500 customers lost power at one time or another, with 75 still without electricity this morning. They were expected to get it back by the afternoon. Dion said the outages were scattered throughout town. Power was lost in neighborhoods off Salem Street, off Pleasant Street and on Mountain Avenue, for example. Also electricity was lost on Byron Street, where a crew was still at work around 8:30 this morning. MGLD, fire and DPW crews, as well as a contractor hired to help deal with downed trees and limbs, rushed from one call to another beginning just after midnight....

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Warriors take powerhouse Watertown to the brink...

Oct 17, 2019 by

Beat Wilmington for Giovanna “G” Tarr By DAN BYRNE WAKEFIELD—Last Friday, the Wakefield Memorial High School girls’ varsity field hockey team took the field in the rain to play against Middlesex League powerhouse Watertown. The Warriors have traditionally had a hard time with Watertown, but this year’s team bucked tradition and gave the Raiders a run for their money, as the Warriors pushed them the entire game, ultimately falling short by a 2-1 final score. “What an amazing game,” head coach Cara Luca said following the game Friday. “We not only played in the sideways rain but the girls didn’t give up.” “We went in having a defensive mind set just wanting to hold Watertown. They are the New England Patriots of field hockey,” Luca explained. “Every girl on this team gave it their...

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Judith Ann Brown

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Published in the October 17, 2019 edition. HAMPTON, N.H. — Judith Ann (Rugg) Brown, of Hampton passed peacefully on October 16, 2019. Judi was the daughter of the late Phillip and Bertha (Coleman) Rugg formerly of Portsmouth, N.H. She is survived by her son, United States Ambassador Scott Brown, his wife Gail Huff Brown of Rye, N.H. and their children Ayla and Arianna. Judi is also survived by her daughter Lee Ann Riley of Dover, N.H.and her children Maeve and Richard. A graduate of Wakefield, Mass. High School, Judi was a cheerleader who was blessed with a large group of beloved friends who remained by her side her entire life. Judi loved painting, helping animals, and attending sporting activities for her grandchildren. She was often heard shouting words of support for their athletic contributions,...

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