LMG comes together to help the Halpern family...

Feb 14, 2019 by

Casino Night set for March 8 Published February 13, 2019 By GAIL LOWE  LYNNFIELD — Seven-year-old Sam Halpern is a fighter, and the Lynnfield Moms Group is ready to help his fight. After contracting a rare streptococcus infection a year ago, Sam, the oldest child of Joseph and Michelle Halpern, fought the best he could. Unfortunately, he was unable to overcome the devastating consequences of his illness. Sam lost both legs below the knee plus his right hand and ended up on life support. He survived only through a strong course of antibiotics and an even stronger support system that includes his family, friends and the Lynnfield community. Early in his illness, the little boy spent two months at Shriners Hospitals for Children in Boston where he learned to use prosthetics and build strength....

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Selectmen nix LCWD legislative changes...

Feb 14, 2019 by

Published February 13, 2019 By DAN TOMASELLO LYNNFIELD — The Board of Selectmen hit the brakes on proposed legislative changes to the Lynnfield Center Water District’s enabling act during Monday’s meeting. The selectmen originally proposed making legislative changes to the LCWD’s enabling act in the wake of several controversies that have been coming to a boil over the past year, including the recent rate increase that infuriated ratepayers and was subsequently repealed. Selectmen Chairman Dick Dalton outlined his reasons why the proposed legislation should be rescinded. “In January, the Board of Selectmen petitioned the General Court to adopt legislation that would affect the governance of the Lynnfield Center Water District,” said Dalton. “Since that vote, the Board of Water Commissioners voted to rescind a retroactive water rate increase and a member of the commission...

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Ralston reports positive changes at LMS...

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Published February 13, 2019 By JILLIAN STRING LYNNFIELD — Lynnfield Middle School Principal Stephen Ralston presented an update on two school improvement plan goals to the School Committee on Feb. 5. Ralston reported significant progress toward the social-emotional learning (SEL) goal as well as the core values implementation goal. “I feel that we’re in such a good place with these (goals) now,” Ralston said. “We have full buy-in with the faculty and I think the process, as messy and frustrating as it was, really brought a lot of us together.” The SEL goal focuses on recognizing the academic and social challenges for students in grades 5 through 8. The goal also involves developing and implementing supports and strategies for students and staff, which aligns to the strategic plan’s social and emotional well-being objectives. “We’re...

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Lynnfield/Wakefield swim makes history...

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Boys’ win CAL’s, both teams impress at Sectionals Published February 13, 2019 By DAN PAWLOWSKI SALEM — And you thought your Super Bowl Sunday was sweet? The Lynnfield girls’ swim team and the Lynnfield/Wakefield boys’ swim team traveled to Salem State on Sunday for their own Super Bowl: The CAL Championships. The boys concluded their regular season with a perfect record, avenging their only loss last year with a win over CAL powerhouse Manchester-Essex. Despite the regular season success, the Pioneer-Warriors went to Salem State on a mission: to win CAL’s for the first time in program history. “This team had such great dedication and determination from the start of the season and we all knew the potential we had but didn’t realize we could finish the season with a perfect record,” said team...

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Tourney bound: Girls’ hoop beats Triton to punch ticket to postseason...

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Published February 13, 2019 By STEPHEN MARTELLUCCI BYFIELD — For the first time since 2015, the Lynnfield High girls’ basketball team is heading to the Division 3 state tournament. The Pioneers punched their ticket last Friday night as they won over host Triton, 47-18 up in Byfield. With that victory, the Pioneers improved to 10-8 overall and 6-8 in the Cape Ann League. They are in fifth place in the CAL Kinney division. Lynnfield got off to a great start scoring the first 11 points of the night as they led 11-2 after the first quarter. The Vikings struggled with the Pioneers’ defense and committed several turnovers. “We mixed up our defense from zone to man-to-man and then also showed them a half-court trap to pressure the ball,” said Pioneers first-year head coach Peter...

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Boys’ hockey beats Newburyport for first time in seven years...

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Published February 13, 2019 By STEPHEN MARTELLUCCI PEABODY — The Lynnfield High boys’ hockey team skated to a 3-3 tie against guest Triton last Saturday afternoon at the McVann-O’Keefe Rink in Peabody. With that result, the Pioneers went 0-1-1 against the Vikings this season. Overall, the Pioneers’ record went to 10-4-3 overall and 6-2-3 in the Cape Ann League. Ron Fuccillo gave the locals a 1-0 lead scoring on the power play 6:23 into the game. George DeRoche and Jaret Simpson both assisted. The Vikings tied it up 1:20 later as Sam Rennick scored. DeRoche made it 2-1 with 2:07 remaining in the first period also on the power play. Simpson and John Simonetti were both credited with the assists. With 8:47 left in the second, Rennick lit the lamp again to tie the game...

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