Never forget

Nov 15, 2018 by

Published November 14, 2018 By DAN TOMASELLO LYNNFIELD — Two hundred residents gathered on the Town Common to honor America’s veterans and commemorate the 100th anniversary of the end of World War I during the annual Veterans Day ceremony on Sunday, Nov. 11. Veterans’ Services Officer Bruce Siegel welcomed residents to the ceremony. “We are here today to honor our veterans who were faithful in their beliefs in serving this great nation,” said Siegel. “We thank our warriors of today for continuing the fight for our freedom. You took an oath before God and country to protect the borders of this great nation. We humbly thank all of you for your services, bravery and sacrifices. As we gather here today to honor our nation’s heroes, let us be mindful to honor them not just...

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Residents criticize proposed LCWD warrant article...

Nov 15, 2018 by

Published November 14, 2018 By DAN TOMASELLO LYNNFIELD — The Lynnfield Center Water District Board of Water Commissioners was given an earful on Nov. 7 about a proposal designed to address discolored water and supplement the district’s water supply. The water commissioners have scheduled a special district meeting for Monday, Dec. 10, which will ask ratepayers to approve the proposed Glen Drive greensand filter plant project as well as approve allocating $250,000 for a supplemental water supply study. CDM Smith civil engineer Angela Moulton gave an overview of the proposed project and the warrant article to be voted on at the special district meeting. She noted the district has four well sites for the district’s water supply, which is groundwater. She said the LCWD’s Glen Drive and Main Street well fields get their water...

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MassDOT rail  trail hearing eyed this winter...

Nov 15, 2018 by

Published November 14, 2018 By DAN TOMASELLO LYNNFIELD — The Massachusetts Department of Transportation (MassDOT) will tentatively hold a public hearing on the proposed rail trail’s 25 percent design this winter, Recreational Path Committee (RPC) Chairman Gerard Noumi told the Board of Selectmen last week. Noumi appeared before the selectmen to give a status update on the project. The RPC previously gave an update last March. “The committee’s goal is to go out and find information to bring back to the community,” said Noumi. “Our goal is to present neutral facts to everybody.” Noumi noted the RPC reviewed four potential rail trail alternatives, but the committee determined that the Wakefield-Lynnfield Rail Trail is the only feasible project. He noted the proposed rail trail would begin on Main Street in Wakefield near the Galvin Middle School...

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Glenn Davis next fire chief

Nov 8, 2018 by

Published November 7, 2018 By DAN TOMASELLO LYNNFIELD — The Board of Selectmen unanimously voted to appoint Deputy Fire Chief Glenn Davis as the next leader of the Fire Department during Monday’s meeting. The Fire Chief Screening Committee recently recommended that the selectmen interview Davis and Lynnfield Fire Lt. James Alexander for the fire chief position. If Davis and Town Administrator Rob Dolan can finalize a contract agreement, Davis will succeed current Fire Chief Mark Tetreault. The selectmen voted not to renew Tetreault’s contract last June. The selectmen asked Davis and Alexander six questions that pertained to budgeting, challenges, collaboration, experience and leadership skills. Davis has served as a firefighter for the past 28 years. In addition to serving as deputy chief, he has worked as MelroseWakefield Healthcare’s Oncology Department’s operations manager since February...

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Voters back Baker, Diehl, Moulton; say no to Question 1...

Nov 8, 2018 by

Published November 7, 2018 By DAN TOMASELLO LYNNFIELD — The state election results are in, and a purple wave swept over Lynnfield on Tuesday. According to the unofficial results released by Town Clerk Trudy Reid, Republican Gov. Charlie Baker and Republican U.S. Senate candidate Geoff Diehl easily carried their respective races here. Lynnfieldians also backed several Democratic incumbents over their challengers. Additionally, townspeople voted against a ballot question seeking to establish nurse staffing ratios and for a request to uphold a state law designed to protect transgender people. The unofficial results revealed Republicans won three races while Democrats carried six. In the race for governor, Baker defeated Democratic challenger Jay Gonzalez 5,012 votes to 1,056 votes. Baker received 1,271 votes in Precinct 1, 1,261 in Precinct 2, 1,136 in Precinct 3 and 1,344 in...

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