Four All-Stars named for Wakefield girls’ hockey...

Apr 2, 2020 by

Boudreau is Freedom co-MVP Published in the April 2, 2020 edition. WAKEFIELD — The Warriors got some good news after the Middlesex League’s girls’ hockey coaches met to vote on All-Stars after the season. Wakefield, who finished the campaign with a record of 8-8-4, earning a trip to the Div. 2 State Tournament, had four All-Stars in the Freedom Division: Senior captains Hope Melanson (forward) and Sarah Melanson (defense), sophomore Abby Boudreau (goalie) and freshman Grace Seabury (forward). Boudreau was also named to the All Conference team and the Freedom Division Co-Most Valuable Player of the year along with Burlington’s Bella Hacker. “Our All-Stars have contributed to our team this year in very unique ways,” said Wakefield head coach Chrissy Weeden. “Each of these four girls was a huge part of the reason for our...

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Robert Weathers

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Published in the April 2, 2020 edition. WAKEFIELD — It is with great sorrow we say good bye to Robert “Irish” Weathers, loving husband and father to his family and friend to many. He passed away peacefully in his sleep with his wife Sandy at his side on March 30, 2020. He will be greatly missed by all that have had the pleasure of knowing him. Bob was a great husband and father that taught his children how to work. One of his favorite sayings, “learn to work and your fortune will be made” was how he lived his life and provided a life lesson for us all. He was thoughtful and caring to even the most casual of acquaintances. Whether you were family or friend he would give you the shirt off his...

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After positive virus test, Farmland reopens today...

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Published in the April 2, 2020 edition. WAKEFIELD — Yesterday the Health Department was notified that an employee of Farmland tested positive for COVID-19. The employee, who last worked on March 31, does not work in a public area and had no exposure to customers. The establishment has performed a deep clean to disinfect all surfaces, and all other employees who were determined to be a close contact of the individual have been quarantined. After a full investigation, Health Director Ruth Clay has determined that there is no threat to those who have shopped or plan to shop at the store. The establishment can reopen to the public. According to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), “there is no evidence of food or food packaging being associated with transmission of COVID-19. Facilities are required to use...

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Walk this way

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Published in the April 2, 2020 edition. By MARK SARDELLA As we plunge headlong toward the apocalypse, I’ve had lots of time to reflect. One thing I’ve been thinking about is rules and regulations, and lately, I’ve had no shortage of new ones to ponder. One silver lining is the governor’s new ban on reusable cloth shopping bags. As it turns out, those of us who said that these germ-infested receptacles were carrying more than just almond milk and kale were right all along! The only thing better than being able to get a plastic bag at Farmland again is watching the pained expressions on the faces of woke women at the Stop & Shop self-checkout as they are forced to load their avocados and palm oil butter into paper bags. The six-feet figure for...

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