Open space bylaw postponed by voters...

Oct 21, 2020 by

Published October 21, 2020 FALL TOWN MEETING voted to indefinitely postpone the proposed OSRD Bylaw on Saturday, Oct. 17. Close to 350 residents attended the meeting. (Dan Tomasello Photo) By DAN TOMASELLO LYNNFIELD — In the midst of total confusion and a chaotic debate, Fall Town Meeting voted to indefinitely postpone the proposed Open Space and Residential Design (OSRD) Bylaw on Saturday, Oct. 17. Planning Board Chairman Brian Charville said the purpose behind Article 9 was to protect trees and preserve open space during the subdivision development process. “This open space bylaw, if adopted, would only affect new subdivisions in town proposed after this date,” said Charville. The Board of Selectmen unanimously voted not to recommend Article 9. Selectman Phil Crawford said the board opposed the bylaw change because they feared it would change...

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Planners pull back on Tree Protection Bylaw...

Oct 21, 2020 by

Published October 21, 2020 By DAN TOMASELLO LYNNFIELD — Fall Town Meeting voted to indefinitely postpone the proposed Tree Protection Bylaw on Saturday, Oct. 17. Planning Board Chairman Brian Charville made a motion to indefinitely postpone Article 8, which resulted in gasps coming from the crowd. “The Planning Board would like to proceed with Article 8, but we are making a political decision to indefinitely postpone it,” said Charville. “We would like a Tree Protection Bylaw to be considered at a future Town Meeting, hopefully next spring.” Charville asked the crowd to raise their hands if they like trees, which prompted a majority of Town Meeting voters to raise their hands. He also asked the crowd to raise their hands if they would like “a little more regulation to protect trees.” The vast majority...

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Town won’t buy historic Smith Farm. For now....

Oct 21, 2020 by

Published October 21, 2020 OCTOBER TOWN MEETING voted to indefinitely postpone Article 5 on Saturday, Oct. 17. The warrant article would have given the Board of Selectmen the power to take Smith Farm, 163 Lowell St., by eminent domain from Virgil Lynnfield Properties, LLC. (Dan Tomasello Photo) By DAN TOMASELLO LYNNFIELD — In a surprising turn of events, the Oct. 17 Town Meeting voted to indefinitely postpone a warrant article that would have given the selectmen the power to take an historic Lowell Street home by eminent domain. The reason: the current owner of Smith Farm has withdrawn a permit to demolish it.  Historical Commission Chairman Kirk Mansfield told attendees sitting on the Lynnfield High football field that the commission requested the Board of Selectmen to include Article 5 on the Town Meeting warrant....

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Defense controls 0-0 tie, 3-1 win for boys’ soccer team...

Oct 21, 2020 by

Published October 21, 2020 DANTE GESAMONDO earned his second shutout of the season with a 0-0 tie against Hamilton-Wenham on Monday. Gesamondo and the Pioneer defense has surrendered just three goals in the team’s first five games. (Dan Pawlowski Photo) By STEPHEN MARTELLUCCI LYNNFIELD — On Monday afternoon, the Lynnfield High boys’ soccer team tied host Hamilton-Wenham 0-0 in a game that was rescheduled, due to rain, last Saturday. With that result, the Pioneers record went to 3-1-1 overall. “We didn’t play our best game and we were fortunate to come out with the tie,” acknowledged Lynnfield head coach Brent Munroe. “They outplayed us for the most part. We struggled playing on the grass surface but they did not.” Lynnfield plays most of its games on the field turf surface. The one Pioneer player who...

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Lynnfield golf happy to be on the links in 2020...

Oct 21, 2020 by

Published October 21, 2020 By DAN PAWLOWSKI LYNNFIELD — Remember back in the beginning of May when the state’s golf community was pleading with the powers that be to reopen the courses? An online petition was signed by over 42,000 people as even non-golfers wanted a chance to pick up the sport in order to escape a quarantine that was already getting old. Soon, golf became the first and really only sport throughout the summer that was built for a pandemic.  Golf, socially distant by nature, was never really in question for the fall season like other high school sports. While modifications have changed the game for many of the four fall sports being played, golf is relatively unchanged. The student athletes have masks to wear when heading to the first tee, must maintain...

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Girls’ soccer shuts out Amesbury...

Oct 21, 2020 by

Published October 21, 2020 ADRIANA PARISI tallied a goal and an assist during Lynnfield’s 3-0 win against Amesbury on Oct. 14. (Dan Pawlowski Photo) By DAN TOMASELLO LYNNFIELD — The girls’ soccer team has opened the 2020 Cape Ann League season with a .500 record.  The Pioneers (2-2) defeated Amesbury 3-0 on Wednesday, Oct. 14.  Freshman Keely Briggs scored her first varsity goal with eight minutes remaining in the first half. Junior forward Adri Parisi had the assist.  “It was an awesome goal,” said Pioneers head coach Mark Vermont. “She crashed the net and was in the right place at the right time.” Senior captain Julia Colucci scored the Pioneers’ second goal seven minutes into the second half. Senior captain Ashley Mitchell was credited with the assist.  Parisi scored Lynnfield’s final goal with three...

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