PHOTO: Moving on up

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Town Meeting is Saturday

Jun 18, 2020 by

Published June 17, 2020 By DAN TOMASELLO LYNNFIELD — Better late than never. The Annual Town Meeting will take place on Saturday, June 20 at 9:30 a.m. at Lynnfield High School’s Pioneer Stadium. Town Meeting is usually held at the end of April, but Moderator Joe Markey delayed it twice because of the COVID-19 virus pandemic. If there is inclement weather, Town Meeting will be moved to the high school gym. Attendees will be required to wear face masks at Town Meeting as well as stay six-feet apart in order to practice social distancing. “The town will provide masks for those who do not have them, and anyone who does not wear a mask will be out of order,” said Markey in a recent letter to the editor. “If you have a health condition...

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Police probe Hart Road stabbing...

Jun 18, 2020 by

Published June 17, 2020 LYNNFIELD — Local authorities were particularly tight-lipped as they investigated the stabbing of a 20-year-old man in town last Saturday night. Police would only confirm that the stabbing took place in front of a Hart Road home around 7 p.m. and that the people involved knew each other. “(W)e are still investigating this and can’t release any more than that,” a department spokesperson said. Just after 7 p.m., Wakefield public safety crews rushed to the Four Corners shopping center at the corner of Lowell and Vernon streets not far from the Lynnfield line Saturday night after getting a 911 call for help. According to information provided by the Wakefield Police and Fire departments, the Lynnfield stabbing victim was being driven to an area hospital by a family member, who pulled into the parking lot of...

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Concerns aired about schools’ reopening plan...

Jun 18, 2020 by

Published June 17, 2020 By DAN TOMASELLO LYNNFIELD — While plans for reopening schools in the fall are still being finalized, the School Committee expressed concerns about the state’s proposed regulations during a June 9 meeting. Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE) Commissioner Jeff Riley recently sent superintendents guidance about students’ return to the classroom so officials can begin purchasing needed supplies in order to reopen buildings. The proposed regulations, which are still being finalized, will mandate that classes have no more than 10 students. The regulations will require students and staff to wear masks at all times and stipulates that desks be 6-feet apart. Riley is recommending that districts order enough supplies for the first 12 weeks of school. He said state officials “are committed to providing support to districts in their...

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Unique, resilient LHS Class of 2020 takes flight...

Jun 10, 2020 by

Published June 10, 2020 By DAN TOMASELLO LYNNFIELD — A unique, resilient, gracious and impressive Lynnfield High School Class of 2020 officially soared into the future on Friday, June 5. Lynnfield High’s 61st graduation ceremony was historic and will be remembered for decades to come. Due to the ongoing COVID-19 virus pandemic, the high school was forced to hold a three-hour drive-thru graduation ceremony because outdoor graduations are prohibited until mid-July. A second ceremony is tentatively being planned for Friday, July 24. The 153 graduates’ families were required to drive around LHS and had to drop off the graduates at the corner of Pioneer Stadium near the snack shack. The graduates, who wore face masks due to the pandemic, walked over to a stage located at the football field’s end zone in order to...

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