Town honors first responders, remembers 9/11...

Sep 20, 2018 by

Published in the September 19, 2018 edition By DAN TOMASELLO LYNNFIELD — Two hundred residents came together on the Common to remember the victims of the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attacks and honor first responders during the Rotary Club’s third annual First Responders Day. Rotary Club member Jason Kimball served as the master of ceremonies for the event once again. “Today is both a happy day and a sad day as we celebrate our great first responders in Lynnfield and also remember and memorialize the tragedy of 9/11,” said Kimball. “With Facebook these days, you really get to relive that terrible day with the planes and videos and at the same time, you get hear about great stories of heroism of police, fire and EMTs.” Rev. Paul Ritt of St. Maria Goretti gave the...

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Late Al Merritt to be honored for his commitment to Lynnfield...

Sep 20, 2018 by

Published in the September 19, 2018 edition By DAN TOMASELLO LYNNFIELD — The Board of Selectmen voted unanimously last week to present the second annual Daniel Townsend Award for Excellence to late Selectman Al Merritt. The selectmen established the Townsend Award last year for the dual purpose of both honoring the sacrifice made by the town’s native son, Daniel Townsend, who perished on April 19, 1775 in the first battle of the Revolutionary War, and honoring the actions of a present-day hero or heroine whose volunteerism makes Lynnfield a better community. Town Moderator and Fields Committee Chairman Arthur Bourque was the first recipient of the Townsend Award last year. Selectmen Chairman Dick Dalton said he had been considering nominating Merritt, who passed away in March 2013, for the Townsend Award the last couple of...

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Selectmen urge LCWD changes

Sep 20, 2018 by

Published in the September 19, 2018 edition By DAN TOMASELLO LYNNFIELD — The Board of Selectmen urged the Lynnfield Center Water District to make a series of changes last week. Selectmen Chairman Dick Dalton proposed that the LCWD undertake a number of changes in the wake of residents living in the Apple Hill Lane, Chestnut Street, Cortland Lane and Lowell Street portions of town having discolored water. “We fully understand the seriousness of this problem and we understand more needs to be done both short term and long term,” said Dalton in a statement. Dalton recommended that the LCWD map all complaints made by residents impacted by discolored water and create a dedicated email and phone line to report water quality issues. He also recommended that the LCWD extend its rebate plan, which entails...

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Tricky times lurk on the town’s financial horizon...

Sep 20, 2018 by

Published in the September 19, 2018 edition By DAN TOMASELLO LYNNFIELD — The next three fiscal years are going to be challenging, Town Administrator Rob Dolan told the Board of Selectmen on Sept. 12. Dolan said the selectmen established a goal asking the TA to present a “three-year financial forecast for the town of Lynnfield.” He compiled the report with the assistance of Town Accountant Julie McCarthy. “We are three months into fiscal year 2019 and we are already looking at FY’22,” said Dolan. “I want to be clear what we are projecting are educated assumptions from previous trends and our collective expertise in our field.” Dolan said the budget forecast is “invaluable in identifying key areas that the town needs to focus on.” “Universally, those are rising insurance costs, retirement assessments and collective...

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‘A great day for Lynnfield’...

Sep 12, 2018 by

Town celebrates grand opening of LMS track and field complex Published in the September 12, 2018 edition By DAN TOMASELLO LYNNFIELD — Pioneer pride was on full display as hundreds of residents celebrated the grand opening of the Lynnfield Middle School track and field complex on Sept. 9. Lynnfield Recreation Chairman and School Committee Vice Chairman Rich Sjoberg served as the master of ceremonies during the event. “On behalf of the Lynnfield School District and Lynnfield Recreation, we welcome you to the grand opening of this beautiful community track,” said Sjoberg. “Today is a celebration of all we have accomplished as a community at this incredible athletic complex and the fields at Lynnfield High School. Today is a great day for Lynnfield.” A solemn tribute The ceremony began with Mark, Carolyn and Hannah Scollard...

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