Additional liquor store license denied...

Oct 19, 2017 by

Published in the October 18, 2017 edition By DAN TOMASELLO LYNNFIELD — The number of liquor stores in town will not be expanding after Town Meeting shot down a proposal that would have done just that Monday night. Warrant Article 12 sought to expand the number of liquor licenses for restaurants and liquor stores by petitioning the state Legislature. The  article requested an additional five liquor licenses for restaurants along with one all-alcohol package store license. Selectmen Chairman Chris Barrett said the town does not have any all-alcohol package store licenses available and only one restaurant and bar license available because “we are up against the state limit for those type of licenses.” “The town has received interest in the package store license from an existing business that currently holds a beer and wine license,” said...

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Group works to keep students as safe as possible...

Oct 19, 2017 by

Published in the October 18, 2017 edition By DAN TOMASELLO LYNNFIELD — A new school security program will be formally introduced to students later this year, the School Security Task Force told 40 parents during a presentation on Oct. 11. The School and Police departments held the presentation in order to inform parents about security updates that have taken place the past few years. “This is an incredibly important topic for Lynnfield Public Schools and the Lynnfield Police Department,” said Superintendent Jane Tremblay. “My number priority every single day is trying to keep our students and our faculty as safe as possible.” Police Chief David Breen agreed. “I can assure you that no town around us has done more to protect the children and the staff,” said Breen. “What we are doing is very...

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Legion moving into old South Library...

Oct 19, 2017 by

Published in the October 18, 2017 edition By DAN TOMASELLO LYNNFIELD — The American Legion will soon have its own space to call home. On Monday, Town Meeting approved Article 13, which authorizes the Board of Selectmen to petition the state Legislature for special legislation so the town can convey the old South Library, 630 Salem St., to the Lynnfield American Legion for $1. Local attorney Jason Kimball, who served in the U.S. Marine Corps during the Iraq War, said the American Legion will be using the building in order to hold its meetings. “The American Legion provides a home for our veterans,” said Kimball. “This building has been vacant for as long as I can remember. When I became the town’s veterans’ services officer, I remember meeting with a couple of American Legionnaires at Town...

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Boy booters in state tourney for second straight year...

Oct 19, 2017 by

Published in the October 18, 2017 edition By STEPHEN MARTELLUCCI  MANCHESTER-BY-THE-SEA — On Monday afternoon, the Lynnfield High boys’ soccer team was edged 2-1 at Manchester-Essex. With the loss, the Pioneers record dipped to 8-5-3 overall and 6-5-3 in the Cape Ann League. “We didn’t play well in the first half,” acknowledged Pioneers head coach Brent Munroe. “We did play much better in the second half but couldn’t catch up.” The Hornets led 1-0 at the half and then scored early in the second half to lead 2-0. John Luders then scored in the 20th-minute of the second half assisted by Jack Cleary but the Pioneers couldn’t get the game-tying tally. Lynnfield goal keeper Jack Campbell made six saves. Last Saturday afternoon, the Pioneers shut out host Haverhill 2-0 in a non-league game. That...

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Pioneers outlast Ipswich in shootout, 54-29...

Oct 19, 2017 by

Mortellite sets mark for career TD passes Published in the October 18, 2017 edition By TOM CONDARDO IPSWICH — Friday the 13th turned out to be bad luck for the defenses in Ipswich last week, as the Pioneers and Tigers exploded for a combined 825 yards of offense, 32 first downs, 83 points, and 12 touchdowns. When the smoke had cleared, the undefeated Pioneers (3-0 CAL Baker, 6-0 overall) escaped the physical battle with their sixth straight win. The victory sets up a home showdown with undefeated Hamilton-Wenham next Friday night. A Pioneer win clinches their sixth straight CAL league championship and the top playoff spot in Division 5. The final margin is misleading as an inspired Ipswich team battled the Pioneers evenly for most of the night. The two teams took turns burning up...

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Pioneer golfers impress at CAL Open...

Oct 19, 2017 by

Get ready for D3N state  tournament Monday Published in the October 18, 2017 edition BOXFORD — The Lynnfield High School golf team were represented well at the CAL Open, as Jed Caswell and George DeRoche played in the tournament which took place at Far Corner Golf Course in Boxford.  Caswell shot an 81 on a par 72 (+9), placing fourth overall out of the top 22 players in the Cape Ann League.  “Coming into it I knew I was good enough to be able to play against the top players in the league because I was one of them, and the results show that,” Caswell stated. “My 15th club came in handy on the back nine as at the time I was +10 on the front and instead of falling down more, I just...

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