PHOTO: Time to play

Jul 3, 2019 by

Published July 3, 2019

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Selectmen approve new Verizon pact...

Jun 27, 2019 by

Published June 26, 2019 By DAN TOMASELLO LYNNFIELD — The Board of Selectmen unanimously approved a new licensing agreement with Verizon New England on June 18. Selectmen Chairman Phil Crawford said the town’s cable television licensing agreement with Verizon has expired. As a result, he said Town Counsel Tom Mullen helped draft a new pact. “The provisions mirror the agreement with Comcast, the other cable provider,” said Crawford. Mullen noted he worked with Verizon’s attorney, John Harrington, on similar agreements in different municipalities. He said Harrington was “extremely cooperative.” “The new licensing agreement is five years in length,” said Mullen. “That is not as long as the existing one, but that is as long as Verizon is giving anybody at this point.” Mullen said Verizon’s public, educational and governmental (PEG) fees will increase from...

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Officials wrestling with future of King Rail clubhouse...

Jun 27, 2019 by

Published June 26, 2019 By DAN TOMASELLO LYNNFIELD — Local officials are looking to find a permanent solution for the King Rail Reserve Golf Course’s clubhouse. In an interview with the Villager, Town Administrator Rob Dolan said National Development donated $700,000 to the town several years ago as part of the MarketStreet Lynnfield development, which have been earmarked for King Rail improvements. He said an internal committee has been meeting to determine whether the town should continue renting the existing modular clubhouse or purchase a pre-fabricated modular clubhouse. “We want a good place to do business that is within the budget and makes sense financially,” said Dolan. Local officials were considering building a permanent clubhouse two years ago, but the Board of Selectmen scrapped that proposal because it would have cost between $2 million...

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Latest municipal audit results show strong financial health...

Jun 27, 2019 by

Published June 26, 2019 By DAN TOMASELLO LYNNFIELD — The town is in good financial shape, Melanson Heath Audit Manager Zackary Fentross told the Board of Selectmen recently. Fentross noted the audit focused on fiscal year 2018, which ended last June. State law requires municipalities to publish a record of financial statements at the end of each fiscal year. The report stated that the town has been “focused on addressing the numerous needs of the community.” “The town of Lynnfield has attained a solid financial rating of AA+ from Standard and Poor’s since 2014,” the report stated. “This reflects Lynnfield’s strong budgetary flexibility, very strong liquidity with very little capital needs. The town of Lynnfield has a very conservative approach to budgeting. The town maintains a 10-year capital improvement plan and prepares a formal...

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PHOTO: Hello summer

Jun 27, 2019 by

Published June 26, 2019

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