Reopening to be ‘slow, methodical’...

May 28, 2020 by

Published May 27, 2020 By DAN TOMASELLO LYNNFIELD — The town slowing began reopening this week after the COVID-19 virus pandemic forced the state to go into lockdown for over two months. During a May 20 press conference, Town Administrator Rob Dolan recalled that Gov. Charlie Baker released a four-phase plan seeking to reopen the economy last week. “It’s a slow, methodical reopening,” said Dolan. “What is good about that is that every city and town in the commonwealth are following the same rules as it pertains to youth sports, restaurants, beauty salons and barbershops.” Fire Chief/Emergency Management Director Glenn Davis noted that Baker updated his stay-at-home advisory to a safer-at-home advisory. “It has similar guidelines,” said Davis. “All residents are still required to cover their mouth or nose when they cannot maintain that...

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LHS graduation date uncertain; moving on ceremonies finalized...

May 28, 2020 by

Published May 27, 2020 By DAN TOMASELLO LYNNFIELD — School officials are still trying to plan a graduation ceremony for the Lynnfield High School Class of 2020. Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE) Commissioner Jeffrey Riley informed superintendents on May 21 that “ceremonies held between now and July 18 should be held virtually or in extremely limited other circumstances” such as car parades where safety protocols are followed. Riley said outside ceremonies could potentially be held starting on July 19 as long as high schools follow the state’s guidelines and “assuming the public health data supports the continued opening” of the state. Superintendent Jane Tremblay said during the School Committee’s May 19 meeting that officials are still trying to finalize graduation plans. She noted Gov. Charlie Baker’s reopening plan still prohibits 10 or...

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Planners oppose ‘unconstitutional’ zoning change proposal...

May 28, 2020 by

Published May 27, 2020 By DAN TOMASELLO LYNNFIELD — The Planning Board unanimously not to recommend a proposed zoning change appearing on the Annual Town Meeting warrant during a recent meeting. Former Planning Board Co-Chairman Alan Dresios submitted Article 14 for the spring session of Town Meeting. The proposed warrant article seeks to ensure that any changes to the Zoning Bylaw still require a two-thirds vote in order to pass Town Meeting. “Regardless of any provisions to the contrary, any amendment, adoption or change to the Zoning Bylaws, town of Lynnfield shall require a two-thirds vote of a Town Meeting,” states Article 14. The Planning Board held a virtual public hearing on Article 14 via Zoom teleconference recently. Planning and Conservation Director Emilie Cademartori said Dresios declined participating in the public hearing about his...

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Lynnfield High School Parade June 3...

May 28, 2020 by

Published May 27, 2020 LYNNFIELD — Lynnfield High School is hosting a parade in celebration of the Class of 2020 on Wednesday, June 3 at 1 p.m. Students will be decorating their cars to celebrate their plans for after high school.  This could be college, military, work, or LHS decorations.  Lynnfield Police and Fire will be joining the parade route.  The route is as follows: Exit the high school turning right onto Essex Street. Right onto Pillings Pond Road. Left onto Wildwood Drive. Continue onto Edgemere Road. Right onto Archer Lane. Right onto Summer Street. Left onto Main Street. Right onto Chestnut Street. Right onto Lowell Street. Right onto Main Street. Left onto Essex Street. Ending back at high...

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PHOTO: Remembering the fallen

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Published May 27, 2020

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