Parents hear of the dangers of vaping...

Nov 7, 2019 by

Published November 6, 2019 By DAN TOMASELLO LYNNFIELD — Two dozen parents were given a crash course about the world of vaping during an Oct. 29 presentation in the Al Merritt Center. A Healthy Lynnfield sponsored the presentation. Substance Abuse Prevention Coordinator Peg Sallade recalled that she previously worked with the Massachusetts Department of Public Health’s Tobacco Control Program in the mid-1990s when the state “was going smoke-free in restaurants and bars.” “We have come a long way since then because not a lot of people smoke anymore,” said Sallade. “We have really reduced the rates of young people smoking across the nation. But now we have a new problem. The face changes, but the industry does not.” Northeast Tobacco-Free Community Partnership Program Manager Ashley Hall agreed. “We know that vaping is an issue...

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LCWD eyes rate changes this winter...

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Published November 6, 2019 By DAN TOMASELLO LYNNFIELD — Lynnfield Center Water District officials are looking to overhaul the district’s rate structure this winter, Superintendent John Scenna said during the Board of Water Commissioners meeting last week. Scenna recalled that the Water Commissioners recently hired Raftellis to assist the board and the newly-formed Rate Setting Committee with helping the district establish new water rates. “The proposed schedule is to have this done by February,” said Scenna. “We want to have this presented to our customers in February and new rates going into effect on March 1.” Raftellis manager David Fox said his company is “the largest firm in the country focusing on rate pricing, financial management and consulting services for the water industry.” “We are not engineers or accountants who dabble in rate studies,”...

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The Beatles rock the Meeting House...

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Published November 6, 2019 By DAN TOMASELLO LYNNFIELD — The Beatles’ musical impact continues to resonate today, music educator Bill Sano told a large crowd in the Meeting House on Oct. 31. The Friends of the Lynnfield Library sponsored Sano’s presentation. Assistant Library Director Abby Porter said Sano has been a pianist, organist, vocal music teacher and choral conductor for almost 50 years. “Bill holds degrees in music from Baldwin-Wallace College in Ohio and the New England Conservatory in Boston,” said Porter. “He was a music director for the Choral Art Society of the South Shore from 1979-1986 and had conducted the Concert Singers of Greater Lynn for 29 years prior to retiring in May. Mr. Sano taught vocal music in Marblehead Public Schools from 1968 until his retirement in June 2002.” Sano’s discussion...

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Melissa Wyland a finalist for permanent HHS post...

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Published November 6, 2019 By DAN TOMASELLO LYNNFIELD — Huckleberry Hill School Interim Principal Melissa Wyland was named the lone finalist for the permanent job last week. In a letter sent to parents and guardians, Superintendent Jane Tremblay said Wyland was the only internal candidate who applied for the permanent principal position. Wyland has been leading Huckleberry Hill School this year after former Principal Brian Bemiss left last June in order to become the next principal of Fisher Elementary School in Walpole. Bemiss led Huckleberry Hill for 10 years. Prior to being appointed interim principal, Wyland taught first grade at Huckleberry Hill for 16 years. She taught in Melrose for two years before coming to Lynnfield. Wyland received her Masters in Education from Lesley University and received her principal license in 2012. Tremblay said...

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PHOTO: Halloween memories

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