State to Postpone April 15 Tax Deadline...

Mar 27, 2020 by

Posted on: Friday, March 27, 2020 By MATT MURPHY State House News Service BOSTON — The April 15 deadline for filing state income tax returns will be postponed until July 15 under a deal announced Friday between Gov. Charlie Baker and legislative leaders. The change, which requires legislation, means the state tax deadline will now align with the new federal tax deadline, which was postponed last week by Internal Revenue Service. “In partnership with our colleagues in the Legislature, we are committed to providing this flexibility to taxpayers in a way that protects the Commonwealth’s strong fiscal footing that we have all worked hard to develop over the past several years,” Baker said in a statement announcing the agreement. Conservative groups like the Pioneer Institute and the Massachusetts Fiscal Alliance, along with the Massachusetts...

read more

State of emergency

Mar 25, 2020 by

Published March 25, 2020 By DAN TOMASELLO LYNNFIELD — The Board of Selectmen unanimously voted to declare a state of emergency in order to help fight the COVID-19 virus during a virtual meeting on Monday. “The 2019 novel coronavirus (COVID-19) is a highly contagious and potentially fatal respiratory disease, the prevalence of which is increasing rapidly throughout the world, inclusive of the United States and the Commonwealth of Massachusetts,” said Selectman Chris Barrett while reading the motion declaring the state of emergency. Barrett recalled that the World Health Organization has declared the COVID-19 virus as a “pandemic health emergency.” He also noted Gov. Charlie Baker issued a state of emergency and President Donald Trump declared a national emergency in order to respond to the outbreak. “The Board of Selectmen, in consultation with the state...

read more

Town: Six have virus here

Mar 25, 2020 by

Published March 25, 2020 LYNNFIELD — There are six people in town who have been diagnosed with the COVID-19 virus, the Emergency Management Team announced on Monday. The town cannot release any information about the six people who are sick with COVID-19, the illness associated with the novel coronavirus, due to the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA). As of Monday morning, there are 777 cases of COVID-19 in the state, including 73 people in Essex County. According to the State House News Service, 71 patients had been hospitalized with COVID-19 and five people have died because of the virus as of Monday. During a press conference on Monday, Gov. Charlie Baker advised people to avoid unnecessary interactions with others where the virus can be spread, and directed the Massachusetts Department of Public...

read more

Lynnfield coaches discuss state of spring high school sports...

Mar 25, 2020 by

Published March 25, 2020 By STEPHEN MARTELLUCCI LYNNFIELD — Due to the COVID-19 crisis, Massachusetts high school sports have been put on hold. The date for the first spring practices was originally scheduled to start on March 16. The MIAA (Massachusetts Interscholastic Athletic Association) then pushed the start date to March 30. They later moved it back to April 27. The plan, if they do start on April 27, is to play a shortened season with the playoffs ending by June 20. If they get the season started later, they would just have a regular season without a playoff. Lynnfield High softball coach Peter Marinelli, who was entering his 11th year, met with his squad back on March 12 just before the school closed. “We have no control over the situation,” said Marinelli. “We didn’t...

read more

Liz Reed named soccer All-American for Tufts...

Mar 25, 2020 by

Published March 25, 2020 GREENSBORO, N.C. – For the first time since the 2000 season, the Tufts University women’s soccer team had two players announced as All-Americans as senior Sarah Maloney and junior Liz Reed have received the recognition for the 2019 season. Maloney and Reed both achieved All-American status for the first time as each was named to the third team. They were the first Jumbo teammates to earn All-American honors in the same season since Randee McArdle and Sara Yeatman in 2000. Head coach Martha Whiting’s Jumbos finished 14-4-2 this year, the most wins by the program since 2005. Tufts earned the No. 1 seed in the New England Small College Athletic Conference (NESCAC) this fall and advanced to the “Sweet 16” of the NCAA Tournament. Reed, a 2017 graduate of Lynnfield...

read more

Sylvia P. George, 67

Mar 19, 2020 by

Enjoyed baking and cooking for family and friends Published March 18, 2020 RIVERSIDE, Conn. — Sylvia P. George, 67, of Riverside, Connecticut and a former resident of Lynnfield, passed peacefully surrounded by her loving family on Thursday, March 12, 2020 at Greenwich Hospital. She was born in Boston on Aug. 14, 1952 to the late George and Irene Roupakis. Sylvia received her master’s degree in Education and taught second grade for 36 years at Ingalls School in Lynn, where she also went to school as a student. She was a member of the Greek Orthodox Ladies Philoptochos Society. Sylvia loved to bake and cook for her family and friends. She will be greatly missed by her family, friends and neighbors. Sylvia is survived by her devoted husband, Anthony C. George of Riverside, Conn.; her...

read more