After 40 seasons, Condardo is hanging up his clipboard...

Apr 26, 2018 by

Published in the April 25, 2018 edition By TOM CONDARDO LYNNFIELD — Forty seasons. Four hundred and nineteen games. Road trips from Haverhill to Hull, from Winthrop to Wayland, and from BC’s Alumni Field to Gillette Stadium. It’s time. I’m hanging up my Bic 4-color ballpoint pen, my Sony Cybershot camera, and my trusty clipboard. For 11 seasons (1976-1986) covering North Reading for the Transcript and for the past 29 seasons (1989-2017) following the Pioneers for the Villager, I have spent my fall Saturdays and Friday nights prowling scores of high school field sidelines charting the exploits of over 500 high school football players. And I loved every minute of it. But it’s time to bid a fond farewell. I’m busier than ever with my business marketing copywriting business. I have one grandchild and...

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Netmen continue excellent start...

Apr 26, 2018 by

Pioneers improve to 4-0 after topping Ipswich Published in the April 25, 2018 edition By STEPHEN MARTELLUCCI LYNNFIELD — On Monday afternoon, the Lynnfield High boys’ tennis team improved to 4-0 overall as they beat guest Ipswich, 4-1, at Lynnfield Middle School. At first singles, Max Rothermund, lost, 6-0, 6-0, for the team’s lone defeat. “His opponent is outstanding,” stated Pioneers head coach Joe Dunn. “He is one of the top players in the league.” Second singles player, Arlex Correa-Ramirez, won in three sets. He won the first one, 6-1, and lost set two, 6-3. He then won the final set, 6-2. Colin Lamusta won at third singles in shutout fashion, 6-0, 6-0. In doubles action, the first team of Mike Gentile and Lorenzo Russo won, 6-1, 6-0, while the second duo of David...

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Lynnfield softball drops two league games...

Apr 26, 2018 by

Published in the April 25, 2018 edition By STEPHEN MARTELLUCCI LYNNFIELD — Last Friday morning, during school vacation week, the Lynnfield High softball team lost to guest Pentucket, 4-2. This game was supposed to have been played at Pentucket but their field was unplayable so they switched dates and will visit the Sachems later on in the season. The visitors broke a 2-2 tie with two runs in the top of the 6th. Hayley O’Brien was the losing pitcher going to 3-3 overall. The senior gave up four runs (only one earned), six hits and two walks. She struck out eight. “She pitched well,” said Pioneers manager Peter Marinelli. “Our defense struggled at key times.” The four Lynnfield errors led to three Sachems runs. Reilly Ganter led the offense going 2 for 3 with...

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Gail P. Courtney, 82

Apr 26, 2018 by

Avid reader who also loved the theater Published in the April 25, 2018 edition LYNNFIELD — Gail P. Courtney, 82, a longtime Lynnfield resident, died Wednesday, April 18, 2018 at the Kaplan Family Hospice House in Danvers. Born in Holyoke on August 10, 1935, she was the daughter of the late Carl E. and Anastasia (Hall) Moakler. Gail was raised in Springfield and was a graduate of Commerce High School. Shortly after, she moved to the West Coast where she married her first husband, the late Harry Leonard. They began their family in Portland, Oregon, and also made their home in Seattle, San Francisco, and San Jose. After the loss of her husband, Gail moved back to the East Coast to be closer to family. She would later marry the late John Paul Courtney of...

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Jessica J. Gutowski, 95

Apr 26, 2018 by

Former Lynnfield town clerk was interested in community’s history Published in the April 25, 2018 edition LYNNFIELD — Jessica J. “Jessie” (Pokorski) Gutowski, 95, beloved wife of the late Eugene M. Gutowski, passed into eternal rest on Friday, April 20, 2018. Born in 1922, she was the daughter of the late Paul and Antoinette (Horodzscna) Pokorski. Jessie graduated from Jamaica Plain High School and continued her education at Salve Regina College. Jessie and her husband Eugene had a deep commitment to the town of Lynnfield, where they had resided for over 60 years. Jessie served as both assistant town clerk and town clerk respectively for 20 years. She was also the secretary to the Lynnfield Finance Committee, Zoning Boards of Appeals and the Conservation Commission. She and her husband were members of the Lynnfield...

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A look at Monday’s Town Meeting...

Apr 26, 2018 by

Published in the April 25, 2018 edition By DAN TOMASELLO LYNNFIELD — Voters will decide the fate of the proposed Sagamore Spring Golf Club redevelopment project during Town Meeting on Monday, April 30. Town Meeting will commence at 7 p.m. in the Lynnfield Middle School auditorium. Town Meeting will feature electronic check-in and electronic voting just like October Town Meeting. A quorum of 175 voters is needed in order to conduct the town’s business. Atty. Ted Regnante, a Pocahontas Way resident, submitted four warrant articles as part of the proposed Sagamore Spring Golf Club redevelopment project, which are Articles 19 to 22. The Fairways Edge at Sagamore project entails building 154 attached over-55 condominiums on 105 acres along the popular course’s eastern side. Developer Ron Bonvie, the owner of Mashpee-based Bonvie Homes, has proposed...

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