‘We tip our hat to our first responders’...

Sep 19, 2019 by

Published September 18, 2019 By DAN TOMASELLO LYNNFIELD — Never forget. That was the message hundreds of residents and local officials sent during the fourth annual First Responders Day on Sept. 11. The ceremony, which is a joint town and Lynnfield Rotary Club venture, pays tribute to the town’s first responders and remembers the victims of the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attacks. Rotary Club member Jason Kimball served as the master of ceremonies for the event once again. “The purpose of this event is to memorialize and remember the tragic events of 9/11,” said Kimball. “In two years, it will be the 20th anniversary of the attacks.” After attendees held a moment of silence and recited the Pledge of Allegiance, Kimball thanked the Board of Selectmen, Town Administrator Rob Dolan and Assistant Town Administrator...

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A Night of Hope Sunday

Sep 19, 2019 by

Published September 18, 2019 By DAN TOMASELLO LYNNFIELD — The first annual A Night of Hope walk and ceremony will take place on Sunday, Sept. 22, beginning at 6 p.m. at Lynnfield Middle School. The town’s substance abuse coalition, A Healthy Lynnfield, and the Think of Michael Foundation are hosting the inaugural event. Selectman Dick Dalton and his family formed Think of Michael in memory of their son and brother, Michael, who passed away from an opiate overdose while in outpatient treatment in January 2018. The nonprofit organization seeks to help people suffering from substance abuse by funding scholarships that allow people in recovery to stay at a sober house. “This is not a fundraiser,” said Think of Michael President Carmela Dalton during the Board of Selectmen’s Sept. 9 meeting. “A Night of Hope...

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Moderator has a few new TM rules...

Sep 19, 2019 by

Published September 18, 2019 By DAN TOMASELLO LYNNFIELD — With the Special Town Meeting just a week away, Town Moderator Joseph Markey has developed some new rules for the special session and future sessions. The Friends of the Lynnfield Rail Trail submitted a citizens’ petition last month requesting a Special Town Meeting in order to appropriate $348,000 to cover the $10 million rail trail’s final design engineering costs. There are no other articles appearing at the Special Town Meeting, which will be held on Thursday, Sept. 26, beginning at 7 p.m. in the Lynnfield Middle School auditorium. A quorum of 175 voters is needed in order to hold the session and vote on the requested appropriation. “The purpose of Town Meeting is to establish and update the bylaws, operational policies, budgets and land use...

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A Night of Hope will raise awareness about addiction Sept. 22...

Sep 12, 2019 by

Publishing September 11, 2019 By DAN TOMASELLO LYNNFIELD — Addiction has inflicted a tremendous amount of pain on people and communities across the United States. Lynnfield is no exception. In order to raise awareness about substance use and mental health, A Healthy Lynnfield and Think of Michael have come together to host the first annual A Night of Hope on Sunday, Sept. 22, beginning at 6 p.m. at Lynnfield Middle School. A Healthy Lynnfield is the town’s substance abuse coalition that works to “prevent substance misuse, improve the quality of life for those impacted and support programs that help all young people thrive.” Selectman Dick Dalton and his family formed the nonprofit organization Think of Michael in memory of their son and brother, Michael, who passed away from an opiate overdose while in outpatient...

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