LCWD superintendent finalists interviewed...

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Published July 10, 2019 By DAN TOMASELLO LYNNFIELD — The Lynnfield Center Water District (LCWD) Board of Water Commissioners interviewed the two finalists for the water superintendent job on Monday. Melrose DPW Director John Scenna and Danvers DPW Vernon C. Russell Treatment Plant Manager Jason McCarthy are the two finalists vying to succeed retired LCWD Superintendent Ken Burnham, who retired from the post in January after leading the district for 45 years. Five candidates applied for the job and a search committee led by Water Commissioner Joe Maney recommended that the commissioners interview Scenna and McCarthy for the vacant position. The water commissioners asked the two candidates about their background, experience and a variety of technical questions. John Scenna John Scenna, who lives on Sagamore Road, was the first candidate interviewed by the water...

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Reid’s Ride returns July 21...

Jul 11, 2019 by

Published July 10, 2019 By DAN TOMASELLO LYNNFIELD — A highly anticipated town tradition is inching closer to making its triumphant return. The 15th annual Reid’s Ride bike-a-thon will take place on Sunday, July 21. The 28-mile bike trek spans from Lynnfield High School to Stage Fort Park in Gloucester. One of the North Shore’s most popular summertime events, Reid’s Ride raises funds for the Reid Sacco Cancer Alliance and serves as a tribute to the life and legacy of Reid Sacco. Reid was a Lynnfield High graduate who passed away in April 2005 after a courageous two-year fight with sarcoma. The funds raised from the bike-a-thon will be used to support new treatments for adolescents and young adults (AYA) fighting cancer in hopes of finding a cure. “Reid’s Ride raises funds to initiate and...

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Elementary school improvement plans OK’d...

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Published July 10, 2019 By DAN TOMASELLO LYNNFIELD — Social-emotional learning and curriculum development will once again stay on the front burner at both elementary schools next year. The School Committee recently approved the elementary school improvement plans for the 2019-2020 school year. Former Huckleberry Hill Principal Brian Bemiss and Summer Street School Principal Dr. Karen Dwyer presented the plans to the school board earlier this spring. “We are excited to continue enhancing our social-emotional learning work and are looking forward to continuing with the important curriculum work next year,” said Bemiss in a recent interview with the Villager. Dwyer agreed. “The school improvement plan focuses on Understanding by Design and social-emotional learning,” said Dwyer. “Summer Street School is committed to providing rigorous academics and a welcoming community where everyone is welcomed, valued and...

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PHOTO: Let the good times roll

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An amazing coincidence: Adams, Jefferson, and the Fourth of July...

Jul 3, 2019 by

Published July 3, 2019 By HELEN BREEN  The Declaration of Independence was framed by Thomas Jefferson and scrutinized by John Adams before acceptance on a hot July day in Philadelphia, 1776. The lives of these two Founding Fathers were destined to intertwine, for better or worse, until the day of their deaths. Both would share diplomatic duties in France before the signing of the 1783 Peace Treaty in Paris. At the time, Jefferson became intimate with the Adams family, who had moved to France. Soon Adams would function as our first ambassador to England while Jefferson would do the same for France. The presidency Recalled to America, John Adams would serve two terms as vice president under George Washington, an office which he described as “the most insignificant office” imaginable. In 1797, Adams succeeded...

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