Police launch investigation after racist graffiti found...

Jun 4, 2020 by

Posted on: Thursday, June 4, 2020 By DAN TOMASELLO LYNNFIELD — The Police Department is currently investigating an incident involving racist graffiti. A resident came across the graffiti that was spray-painted on a stream crossing while going for a walk in the Beaver Dam Brook conservation area on Wednesday, June 3. The resident notified the Land Use Department, which immediately reported it to the Police Department. Lynnfield Police immediately documented the scene and has launched a criminal investigation. Police Chief David Breen is asking anyone who has knowledge of the incident to immediately to report it to the Police Department at 781-334-3131. A DPW crew removed the graffiti and will be replacing the crossing. Breen, Town Administrator Rob Dolan and the Board of Selectmen released the following statement about the incident. “There is no...

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LHS holding two graduation ceremonies...

Jun 4, 2020 by

Published June 3, 2020 By DAN TOMASELLO LYNNFIELD — Lynnfield High School will be holding two different graduation ceremonies this year. Principal Bob Cleary stated in a letter sent to parents last week that Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE) Commissioner Jeffrey Riley is “only allowing drive-up or virtual graduations until at least July 18 as part of the state’s phased reopening plan” in the wake of the COVID-19 virus pandemic. “We had developed a plan for an amended on-field graduation ceremony and we feel that this plan will be appropriate after the July 18 date set by the commissioner,” Cleary stated. “We are setting that date to be July 24. The hope is that the governor’s phased reopening for our state continues on a positive path and we can execute that plan....

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Schools to implement reentry plans this fall...

Jun 4, 2020 by

Published June 3, 2020 By DAN TOMASELLO LYNNFIELD — School officials will be developing a plan to help students get caught up once they return to the classroom this fall. The Administrative Leadership Team appeared before the School Committee during a Zoom teleconference on May 26, where officials gave an overview of the strategic plan and the school improvement plans for the 2020-2021 academic year. Superintendent Jane Tremblay, who is retiring at the end of the month, noted that incoming Superintendent Kristen Vogel will be working with school administrators in order to develop a reentry plan once students return to school this fall. “The reentry plan will be written later in the summer as Kristen and the Administrative Leadership Team get more guidance from the governor and the commissioner of education,” said Tremblay. “The...

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Playing through a pandemic at Sagamore...

Jun 4, 2020 by

Published June 3, 2020 By STEPHEN MARTELLUCCI LYNNFIELD — This year has been an unprecedented one in the 91-year history of the Sagamore Spring Golf Club on Main Street near the Peabody border. At the start, it looked like it was going to be a banner year as the club was able to open in the first week of March due to the mild winter. However, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, that all changed when the state courses were all shut down on March 23. While courses around the country never closed in some states and opened in April in others, Massachusetts became the second-to-last state to reopen the courses back on May 8. New Hampshire opened on May 11. During the shutdown, the Alliance of Massachusetts Golf Organizations was trying to petition Gov. Charlie Baker...

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Gladys M. Carter

Jun 4, 2020 by

Adventures in the old, white station wagon Published June 3, 2020 LYNNFIELD — Gladys M. Carter (MacDougall) of Lynnfield and Barrington, New Hampshire, formerly of Marco Island, Florida, passed away on May 23, 2020 of complications of the COVID-19 virus. Gladys was the daughter of Loney and Bertha (Kempton) MacDougall and the sister of Dorothy Stevens. She was the beloved wife of the late John F. Carter, with whom she shared 64 happy years of marriage. She was the loving mother of Faith Honer-Coakley of Lynnfield; Carol Bartlett of Lynnfield; Paula J. Davis of Georgia; and the late Joy F. Smith of New York. She was the cherished grandmother of John Carl, Rebecca, Lisa, Emily, John Francis, Sarah, Christopher and Karen and great-grandmother to 18. Gladys moved to Lynnfield as a girl and graduated...

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William G. Faria, 87

Jun 4, 2020 by

The Singing Godfather was beloved teacher, a coach and sports fan Published June 3, 2020 LYNNFIELD — William G. Faria, 87, of Lynnfield and formerly from the North End of Boston and Revere, died at his home on Friday, May 22, 2020. Born in Boston, Mass., on August 14, 1932, he was the son of the late Carlos P. and Rose (DeBellis) Faria. He was a graduate of Boston English High School and Fitchburg State College. He received his Master’s of Education from Salem State College. A Korean War veteran, Bill was a Staff Sergeant in the U.S. Air Force and he served from 1952-1956. He worked for the Raytheon Corporation until he became a teacher. Bill’s first teaching job was at Lynnfield High School, where he was also the drama coach. Later, he...

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