Students give town’s METCO program high marks...

Oct 10, 2019 by

Published October 9, 2019 By DAN TOMASELLO LYNNFIELD — Two students gave the school system’s METCO program rave reviews during the School Committee’s Oct. 1 meeting. Lynnfield High School senior Anthony Hunt said he has had “a good overall experience being in the METCO program.” “I have really enjoyed being involved in sports and the band program,” said Hunt. “The connections I have made with not only students but teachers has helped me grow as a person. Teachers will sit down and have a conversation with me, and I feel open having a conversation with them about anything.” Senior Allysha Forde said she has had “many educational opportunities here.” “I challenged myself this year by taking an Advanced Placement class,” said Forde. “This has helped me improve personally. I have made a diverse group...

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Elementary school space needs plan may be ready by March...

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Published October 9, 2019 By DAN TOMASELLO LYNNFIELD — Local officials are hoping to have a recommendation on addressing elementary school space needs by March, DPW Director John Tomasz told the School Committee last week. School Enrollment and Capacity Exploration Committee (SECEC) Chairman John Scenna recalled that the space committee was formed last year in the wake of a recent increase in enrollment at the elementary schools. The SECEC hired the New England School Development Council (NESDEC) to conduct an enrollment study last year. “We spent most of 2018 analyzing statistics,” said Scenna. After the SECEC evaluated the enrollment report NESDEC compiled, Scenna said Superintendent Jane Tremblay analyzed how the school enrollment projections would fit into existing classrooms at the elementary schools. There are 25 classrooms at Summer Street School, two of which are...

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LHS fitness center next on improvement list...

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Published October 9, 2019 By DAN TOMASELLO LYNNFIELD — Fall Town Meeting will be asked to pump up Lynnfield High School’s dilapidated fitness center on Oct. 21. Town Administrator Rob Dolan told the School Committee on Oct. 1 that one of Board of Selectmen Chairman Phil Crawford’s priorities this year is transforming the facility into “a vibrant fitness center for every student at Lynnfield High School.” “We will be presenting an article at Town Meeting for $100,000 to make that happen,” said Dolan. “We feel that we have an excellent plan that will not only serve the entire student body, but we feel we can have it ready by January.” In an interview with the Villager, Crawford said he made upgrading the fitness center a priority after A Healthy Lynnfield discussed how fitness can...

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Girls’ soccer zeroes in on tourney berth...

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Vermont earns 250th win Published October 9, 2019 By DAN TOMASELLO LYNNFIELD — The girls’ soccer team is only point away from qualifying for the Division 3 North state tournament. The Pioneers (8-2-1) won their eighth straight win after defeating Ipswich 3-1 on Oct. 4. Junior Ashley Mitchell scored Lynnfield’s first goal two minutes into the first half. Junior Julia Colucci had the assist. Senior captain Abby Lucich scored the Pioneers’ second goal at the first half’s 18-minute mark. Ipswich scored its only goal of the game with 13 minutes remaining in the first half. Colucci scored Lynnfield’s last goal two minutes before halftime. Junior Emily Goguen and senior captain Liz Sykes were credited with the assists. Pioneers head coach Mark Vermont commended Lynnfield’s performance against the Tigers. “Ipswich is always a tough team...

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Back-to-back shutouts give Pioneers fourth straight...

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Published October 9, 2019 By STEPHEN MARTELLUCCI LYNNFIELD — The Lynnfield High boys’ soccer team registered its second straight shutout on Oct. 4 as they won 4-0 at home against Ipswich. With that victory, the Pioneers improved to 7-5 overall and 6-5 in the Cape Ann League as they won their fourth game in a row.  “We didn’t play that great in the first half,” admitted Lynnfield head coach Brett Munroe, whose squad led 1-0 at halftime. “We played much better in the second half.” Tom Buston scored the lone goal of the first half 16 minutes in as he was fouled in the box and scored on the penalty kick. He is second on the team in goals behind Thomas Hauser. Hauser made it 2-0 as he put home a corner kick by Henry...

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Todd Angilly tapped as Boston Bruins anthem singer...

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Published October 9, 2019 BOSTON — The Boston Bruins announced that Lynnfield resident Todd Angilly has been selected as the team’s official anthem singer. Angilly will become the first to hold the title since the retirement of Garden legend, Rene Rancourt, at the conclusion of the 2017-18 season. “It’s a huge honor,” said Angilly in an interview with the Villager. “This is something I will treasure and take seriously. Rene did a great job singing the anthem for 41 years. The fans are on board and I am excited to get the season started.” In this role, Angilly will perform approximately 80 percent of the Boston Bruins regular season home games. The remaining games will rotate between various singers. Angilly is a Warwick, Rhode Island native who currently resides in town. He is a probation officer by day, and...

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