Schools project gets huge boost at TM...

Nov 24, 2020 by

Next step is a townwide Special Election Dec. 8 Published November 25, 2020 THE SPECIAL TOWN MEETING voted 386-17 on Nov. 21 to send the elementary schools’ expansion project to a Dec. 8 ballot vote. (Dan Tomasello Photo) By DAN TOMASELLO LYNNFIELD — The elementary schools’ expansion project is headed to the ballot box. A Special Town Meeting overwhelmingly voted on Saturday, Nov. 21 to take the first step in approving the $17 million elementary schools’ expansion project after the only article on the warrant passed by a 386-17 vote. The discussion about the project lasted less than an hour. Voters will now be asked to approve the project a second time during a Special Town Election on Tuesday, Dec. 8. Polls will be open from 7 a.m.-8 p.m. at Lynnfield High School’s gym. Residents...

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MassDEP orders BCW to close after E.coli found...

Nov 24, 2020 by

Published November 25, 2020 By DAN TOMASELLO LYNNFIELD — The Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection ordered Boston Clear Water Company to close on Friday, Nov. 13 after E.coli was discovered in a water sample. In a letter sent to BCW owner Anthony Gattineri, MassDEP Drinking Water Section Chief Amy Lachance stated that the agency determined water from the 165 Lowell St. water company “could pose an unacceptable risk to public health unless immediate action is taken.” As a result, MassDEP issued a Do Not Use Order until Gattineri rectifies the public health risk. According to the Do Not Use Order, Lachance stated that E.coli was detected in a groundwater sample taken at BCW on Nov. 10. She noted that MassDEP ordered Gattineri to “cease serving water to the public” on Nov. 13. Lachance said...

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Town remains ‘yellow’ despite COVID spike...

Nov 24, 2020 by

Published November 25, 2020 By DAN TOMASELLO LYNNFIELD — While the town has been classified as “yellow” by the Massachusetts Department of Public Health for the past three weeks, the number of novel coronavirus cases in Lynnfield continues to grow. The Massachusetts Department of Public Health recently revised its COVID-19 Community Level Data Map. According to the map, a municipality will be given the “gray” classification if a community with a population between 10,000 and 50,000 residents has between less than or equal to 10 total cases. A community is designated as “green” if there are less than 10 average cases per a 100,000 population and/or has greater than 10 total cases. The state will designate a community with a “yellow” classification if a municipality that has a population between 10,000 and 50,000 has...

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Special TM on schools’ expansion Saturday...

Nov 18, 2020 by

Published November 18, 2020 FRIENDS, from left, Chloe Lavino, Juliette Lavino, Sadie DePrizio, Sophie DePrizio and Josephine Charville hold signs in support of the elementary schools’ expansion project in front of the Meeting House on Nov. 14. A Special Town Meeting will be voting on the project on Saturday, Nov. 21. (Courtesy Photo) By DAN TOMASELLO LYNNFIELD — Voters will make the first of possibly two decisions on the $17 million elementary schools’ expansion project during a Special Town Meeting on Saturday, Nov. 21. The Special Town Meeting will take place at 1:30 p.m. at Lynnfield High School’s Pioneer Stadium on Saturday. If the plan to add on to the Summer Street and Huckleberry Hill elementary schools is approved, a special election will be held on Dec. 8 so as many voters as possible can decide...

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