Parents hear of the dangers of vaping...

Nov 7, 2019 by

Published November 6, 2019 By DAN TOMASELLO LYNNFIELD — Two dozen parents were given a crash course about the world of vaping during an Oct. 29 presentation in the Al Merritt Center. A Healthy Lynnfield sponsored the presentation. Substance Abuse Prevention Coordinator Peg Sallade recalled that she previously worked with the Massachusetts Department of Public Health’s Tobacco Control Program in the mid-1990s when the state “was going smoke-free in restaurants and bars.” “We have come a long way since then because not a lot of people smoke anymore,” said Sallade. “We have really reduced the rates of young people smoking across the nation. But now we have a new problem. The face changes, but the industry does not.” Northeast Tobacco-Free Community Partnership Program Manager Ashley Hall agreed. “We know that vaping is an issue...

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LCWD eyes rate changes this winter...

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Published November 6, 2019 By DAN TOMASELLO LYNNFIELD — Lynnfield Center Water District officials are looking to overhaul the district’s rate structure this winter, Superintendent John Scenna said during the Board of Water Commissioners meeting last week. Scenna recalled that the Water Commissioners recently hired Raftellis to assist the board and the newly-formed Rate Setting Committee with helping the district establish new water rates. “The proposed schedule is to have this done by February,” said Scenna. “We want to have this presented to our customers in February and new rates going into effect on March 1.” Raftellis manager David Fox said his company is “the largest firm in the country focusing on rate pricing, financial management and consulting services for the water industry.” “We are not engineers or accountants who dabble in rate studies,”...

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The Beatles rock the Meeting House...

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Published November 6, 2019 By DAN TOMASELLO LYNNFIELD — The Beatles’ musical impact continues to resonate today, music educator Bill Sano told a large crowd in the Meeting House on Oct. 31. The Friends of the Lynnfield Library sponsored Sano’s presentation. Assistant Library Director Abby Porter said Sano has been a pianist, organist, vocal music teacher and choral conductor for almost 50 years. “Bill holds degrees in music from Baldwin-Wallace College in Ohio and the New England Conservatory in Boston,” said Porter. “He was a music director for the Choral Art Society of the South Shore from 1979-1986 and had conducted the Concert Singers of Greater Lynn for 29 years prior to retiring in May. Mr. Sano taught vocal music in Marblehead Public Schools from 1968 until his retirement in June 2002.” Sano’s discussion...

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Pioneers survive and advance to semifinal round...

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Published November 6, 2019 By JAMES CRANNEY LYNNFIELD — As NFL great Bill Parcells once said, “This is why you lift all them weights!” Coming on the heels of a 3-8 2018 season, the Lynnfield Pioneers sat at 6-1 on Friday night with the only thing you could ask for this time of year: a chance. In the quarterfinals of the Division 5 North tournament, the Pioneers welcomed to town a familiar 2-5 Newburyport team. Lynnfield had previously beaten the Clippers in the season opener 43-7, but as we all know, the postseason is a whole different ballgame. After an offseason of hours invested in weights thrown and stairs run, Lynnfield finally had their chance. The Pioneers found themselves down 3-0 early after Newburyport’s opening drive ended with a 33-yard field goal. Following a failed...

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Pioneer spikers cruise past Hornets...

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Published November 6, 2019 By STEPHEN MARTELLUCCI LYNNFIELD — In the regular season, the Lynnfield High volleyball team beat North Reading both times. Last Saturday night, the Pioneers hosted the Hornets in the first round of the Division 2 North state tournament. The Pioneers rolled to a 3-0 win to stay undefeated as they have still not dropped a set this fall. With that victory, the top-seeded Pioneers improved to 21-0 while the 16th-seeded Hornets ended the season at 11-9. Lynnfield won the three games 25-19, 25-23, and 25-15. “It was a weird atmosphere because several of our possible opponents showed up for the match,” explained Pioneers head coach Brent Ashley. “It seemed like there were more of them than our own fans.” Sophia Wilkinson had 16 assists and 14 service points while Melissa...

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Pioneer field hockey shuts out Hornets to meet Watertown in semis...

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Murphy scores six goals in first two postseason games Published November 6, 2019 By STEPHEN MARTELLUCCI MANCHESTER-BY-THE-SEA — On Oct. 26, the Lynnfield High field hockey team won at Manchester-Essex 1-0 in the final game of the regular season. The two schools met again last Saturday in the quarterfinal round of the Division 2 North state tournament back at Manchester-Essex. Just like the Oct. 26 game, the Pioneers won 1-0 at Hyland Field, on a sunny, cool day. Maddie Murphy was the hero in this one scoring the lone tally of the afternoon with 1:34 left. The goal came off a corner that hit the post and went to a Hornet defender. Murphy then stole the ball and found the back of the net. “It was similar to the game from the week before,” said Pioneers...

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