SC candidates weigh in on the issues...

Apr 7, 2021 by

Published April 7, 2021 LYNNFIELD — The Town Election on Tuesday, April 13 features a three-way race for two seats on the School Committee. The three candidates running for a three-year term on the School Committee are incumbent Phil McQueen, Planning Board Chairman Brian Charville, and Together We Grow President Kate DePrizio. SC MEMBER PHIL MCQUEEN KATE DEPRIZIO BRIAN CHARVILLE The Villager asked the three candidates to answer six questions. The following are their responses. With students in grades K-12 officially back in school full-time this week, what role should the School Committee play while educators’ head into the trenches to help get students caught up academically and socially-emotionally? Phil McQueen: The superintendent and the School Committee has a number of policies and operating protocols from the Massachusetts Association of School Committees (MASC) that define...

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Doyle: School Committee tenure was a ‘fun ride’...

Apr 7, 2021 by

Published April 7, 2021 By DAN TOMASELLO LYNNFIELD — It’s the end of an era for School Committeeman Tim Doyle. Doyle decided against running for a third three-year term in the Town Election on Tuesday, April 13. He previously served four terms on the school board from 2000-2012. After a three-year break, Doyle ran for an open seat on the School Committee in 2015. He was re-elected three years ago. “It feels good, but it’s bittersweet,” said Doyle in an interview with the Villager. “I put my heart into it and I have given everything I have had for the past 21 years. Moving away from it when it has been a big part of my life is difficult, but it’s time. I am at peace with the change.” SCHOOL COMMITTEE MEMBER TIM DOYLE...

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Counselors: In-person learning transition will require patience...

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Published April 7, 2021 By DAN TOMASELLO LYNNFIELD — The school system’s four adjustment counselors offered parents some back-to-school advice during a recent School Committee meeting. Superintendent Kristen Vogel invited the counselors to the meeting in order to help parents and students gear up for the return of full-time in-person learning, which began on Monday. Summer Street School adjustment counselor Heather Hunt gave an overview of the different types of behavior parents and educators might see once full-time in-person learning begins. She said elementary students often have a difficult time discussing what makes them feel anxious. “It may manifest in physical symptoms such as headaches, stomach aches and difficulty sleeping,” said Hunt. “It is completely understandable considering the big transition. For some students, it has been over a year since they were inside the...

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Pioneer defense blanks Manchester-Essex in 29-0 rout...

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4-0 Lynnfield travels to 3-0 Ipswich on Friday Published April 7, 2021 By JAMES CRANNEY MANCHESTER-BY-THE-SEA – It was a brisk spring afternoon at Joseph M. Hyland Field last Saturday when Manchester Essex (1-2) hosted Lynnfield (3-0) for the Pioneers’ first road test of the season. After the offense lit up the scoreboard in a 46-21 season opening victory, the talk of the town the past two weeks has been the Lynnfield defense. Coming off the heels of Spencer Riley’s game-winning pick six during Lynnfield’s 13-7 win over Pentucket on March 26, the play of the game on Saturday would once again come from the defense who led the Pioneers to a 29-0 win over the Hornets and a 4-0 record. An opening three-and-out on offense may not have been the start Lynnfield was looking...

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Lynnfield volleyball looking to finish strong before playoffs...

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Hosts Georgetown in first round Monday Published April 7, 2021 By STEPHEN MARTELLUCCI LYNNFIELD — For the second time this season, the Lynnfield High volleyball team defeated Triton as they won 3-0 on Monday evening. The host Pioneers won the three sets 25-17, 25-21 and 25-7. “We were trying some new rotations to get ready for the league playoffs,” explained Pioneers head coach Brent Ashley. “Triton is going to be a very good team next season.” Lynnfield improved to 8-1 while the Vikings fell to 5-4. JILLIAN BABINE follows through on a kill against Newburyport. The senior had two kills and nine digs against the Clippers. (Bill Babine Photo) Ava Buonfiglio had seven service aces and seven digs. Fellow senior co-captain Daniella Colarusso had 12 digs and six aces while sophomore star Ella Gizmunt had 17 kills,...

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Lynnfield girls’ track moves to 2-0 with win over Hornets...

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Published April 7, 2021 By STEPHEN MARTELLUCCI LYNNFIELD — On Monday afternoon, the Lynnfield High girls’ indoor track and field team improved to 2-0 as they rolled over visiting Manchester-Essex 55-25 at Lynnfield Middle School (the meets are all outdoors due to the pandemic). “It was a great win,” said Pioneers’ first-year head coach Adam Dell’Aria. “We came out aggressive and were able to get out to a good lead.” Lynnfield posted six individual wins against the Hornets. Madison Murphy was first in the 55-meter dash (7.6), while April Luders took home the 55-meter hurdles (8.75). Other Pioneer winners were Keely Briggs in the mile (6:28), Katie Cash in the two mile (15:00), Ava Gamache in the high jump (4-2) and Riley Hallahan in the shot put (30-2). Lynnfield captured seven second-place finishes, Luders in...

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