‘Let’s all Think of Michael’...

Jan 16, 2020 by

Trivia Night fundraiser a huge success Published January 15, 2020 By DAN TOMASELLO DANVERS — The life and legacy of Michael Dalton continue to live on. Four hundred residents came together to enjoy a fun night of trivia, have some laughs and raise money during the Think of Michael Foundation’s second annual Trivia Night at Breakaway Tavern in Danvers on Friday, Jan. 10. While proceeds from the event were still being tallied when the Villager went to press on Tuesday morning, Selectman Dick Dalton, who serves as the foundation’s treasurer, said the proceeds raised from Trivia Night were “substantially over” the $90,000 plus raised last year. The Dalton family formed Think of Michael after son and brother Michael passed away from an opiate overdose while in outpatient treatment on Jan. 13, 2018. The nonprofit...

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Schools looking to add four METCO students...

Jan 16, 2020 by

Published January 15, 2020 By DAN TOMASELLO LYNNFIELD — The School Department is looking to enroll four METCO students into the district’s kindergarten program next year. Superintendent Jane Tremblay said during the School Committee’s January 7 meeting that the school system typically enrolls four METCO students into the kindergarten program each fall. “Based on enrollment, we will decide where those students will go,” said Tremblay. “Ideally, we would like to enroll two at Summer Street School and two at Huckleberry Hill School. We tend to make that decision closer to June as opposed to now.” Tremblay said METCO Director Curtis Blyden informed her that a sibling of a current student is slated to enroll in the kindergarten program next year. “Typically, we always take the siblings of students who are currently here,” said Tremblay....

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LHS looks to continue exchange student program...

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Published January 15, 2020 By DAN TOMASELLO LYNNFIELD — Lynnfield High is looking to continue the Educatius Group foreign exchange student program next year, Principal Bob Cleary said during the School Committee’s Jan. 7 meeting. The Educatius Group F-1 Public High School program allows foreign exchange students to attend a public high school for either a semester or an entire school year. Students are required to pay tuition to the school district they choose to attend. Cleary noted the high school has enrolled between four and seven students on average since LHS partnered with Educatius Group seven years ago. He said six foreign exchange students are attending LHS this year. Five students are from Brazil and one is from Vietnam. “We have had pretty good success,” said Cleary. “We have had students from Brazil,...

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Pioneer skaters win third straight...

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Published January 15, 2020 By STEPHEN MARTELLUCCI PEABODY — It was an offensive explosion for the Lynnfield High hockey team last Saturday afternoon as they blasted visiting Westwood 11-4 at McVann-O’Keefe Rink in Peabody in non-league action. With that victory, the Pioneers improved to 6-3-1 overall as they won their third consecutive game. “It was nice to see us do that,” said Pioneer head coach Jon Gardner. “Westwood is a little down but they are not that bad. We were just able to score five power-play goals.” This game became a rout early as it was 4-0 after the first period. It was 7-2 after the second. Sam Pifko led the way with a career-high four goals, with two of them coming on the power play. Brendan Hennehan lit the lamp twice while single...

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LNR wrestling improves to .500

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Published January 15, 2020 By DAN TOMASELLO LYNNFIELD — The Lynnfield-North Reading co-op wrestling team went 3-3 last week, improving the Black and Gold’s overall record to 8-8. The Black and Gold began last week defeating Masconomet 42-36 on Wednesday, Jan. 8. LNR had a 30-24 lead over the Chieftains when senior Brandon Ouellette (220 lbs.) pinned a returning sectional place finisher at 1:15. Senior Greg Camier (285 lbs.) secured the victory over Masco after winning his match by fall at 2:28. Senior captain Timmy Leggett (132 lbs.) pinned his opponent in 38 seconds. Senior Dan Ryan (160 lbs.) brought his counterpart to the ground at 4:12. Senior Gerry Callagy (170 lbs.) defeated opponent by fall at 2:35. Senior Giovanni Colucciello (182 lbs.) and senior captain Sean McCullough (195 lbs.) won their respective matches...

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Two tough losses for Pioneer boys’ hoop...

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Published January 15, 2020 By JAMES CRANNEY  AMESBURY – After three consecutive losses, the 2-4 Lynnfield boys’ basketball team hoped to turn their season back on track last week with two games. The first game would be a tough road matchup against a 6-1 Amesbury team followed by a Friday night home game against 2-5 North Reading. Pioneer comeback bid comes up short against Amesbury Similar to the previous game at Newburyport, Lynnfield’s offense got off to a sluggish start in Amesbury on Jan. 7. During the game’s first few minutes, the Pioneers quickly found themselves trailing Amesbury 7-0. On the defensive end, Lynnfield made some nice plays to keep them in it getting a steal from junior guard Jack Ford (16 points) and a thunderous block from senior captain Clayton Marengi (6 points). The...

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