Additional liquor store license denied...

Oct 19, 2017 by

Published in the October 18, 2017 edition By DAN TOMASELLO LYNNFIELD — The number of liquor stores in town will not be expanding after Town Meeting shot down a proposal that would have done just that Monday night. Warrant Article 12 sought to expand the number of liquor licenses for restaurants and liquor stores by petitioning the state Legislature. The  article requested an additional five liquor licenses for restaurants along with one all-alcohol package store license. Selectmen Chairman Chris Barrett said the town does not have any all-alcohol package store licenses available and only one restaurant and bar license available because “we are up against the state limit for those type of licenses.” “The town has received interest in the package store license from an existing business that currently holds a beer and wine license,” said...

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Group works to keep students as safe as possible...

Oct 19, 2017 by

Published in the October 18, 2017 edition By DAN TOMASELLO LYNNFIELD — A new school security program will be formally introduced to students later this year, the School Security Task Force told 40 parents during a presentation on Oct. 11. The School and Police departments held the presentation in order to inform parents about security updates that have taken place the past few years. “This is an incredibly important topic for Lynnfield Public Schools and the Lynnfield Police Department,” said Superintendent Jane Tremblay. “My number priority every single day is trying to keep our students and our faculty as safe as possible.” Police Chief David Breen agreed. “I can assure you that no town around us has done more to protect the children and the staff,” said Breen. “What we are doing is very...

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Legion moving into old South Library...

Oct 19, 2017 by

Published in the October 18, 2017 edition By DAN TOMASELLO LYNNFIELD — The American Legion will soon have its own space to call home. On Monday, Town Meeting approved Article 13, which authorizes the Board of Selectmen to petition the state Legislature for special legislation so the town can convey the old South Library, 630 Salem St., to the Lynnfield American Legion for $1. Local attorney Jason Kimball, who served in the U.S. Marine Corps during the Iraq War, said the American Legion will be using the building in order to hold its meetings. “The American Legion provides a home for our veterans,” said Kimball. “This building has been vacant for as long as I can remember. When I became the town’s veterans’ services officer, I remember meeting with a couple of American Legionnaires at Town...

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PHOTO: The art of balance

Oct 19, 2017 by

Published in the October 18, 2017 edition

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LMG hosting Halloween event Oct. 22...

Oct 19, 2017 by

Published in the October 18, 2017 edition LYNNFIELD — The Lynnfield Moms Group is hosting its first annual Halloween “Trunk” or Treat and Costume Parade on Sunday, Oct. 22 from 3:30-5:30 p.m.  Parents will be able to dress the kids in their costumes and watch their delight as they collect their special treats from our collection of creatively-decorated car trunks. This event is ideal for children ages 1-6. The Lynnfield Moms Group will be skipping the scary and the gory. The kids costume parade begins at 3:30 p.m., when attendees will gather on the Lynnfield Common. The parade will proceed to the Centre Congregational Church parking lot, which will kick off the Trunk or Treating. The event is free, but pre-registration via Eventbrite is required so that the Lynnfield Moms Group has enough treats for...

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TM Monday at LMS

Oct 12, 2017 by

Published in the October 11, 2017 edition By DAN TOMASELLO LYNNFIELD — The fall session of Town Meeting will take place on Monday, Oct. 16, beginning at 7 p.m. in the Lynnfield Middle School auditorium. After a barn burning session of April Town Meeting that lasted just over four-and-a-half hours, October Town Meeting will be a quieter affair with just 14 articles appearing on the warrant. Town Meeting will need a quorum of 175 voters in order to conduct the town’s business. Community Schools will be providing daycare to local families in the LMS auditorium. Article 1 seeks to allocate funds in order to pay unpaid bills from fiscal year 2017. Article 2 seeks to appropriate funds to “supplement certain accounts in the current 2018 fiscal year for various purposes.” During last week’s Board...

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