Another academic year starts next week...

Aug 22, 2019 by

Published August 21, 2019 By DAN TOMASELLO LYNNFIELD — The clock is ticking until summer vacation ends and a new school year begins. Students in grades 1-12 will be returning to the classroom on Wednesday, Aug. 28 and the first day of school for preschool and kindergarten students is Thursday, Aug. 29. There will be no school on Friday, Aug. 30. School officials, teachers and staff members having been spending this week making sure everything is ready to rock and roll for students’ return next week. Custodians have also been making a final push to make sure each of the town’s four schools is in pristine condition when students return. “Back to school is the most wonderful time of year,” said Superintendent Jane Tremblay in an interview with the Villager. “The Administrative Leadership Team...

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Interim HHS principal excited about the coming year...

Aug 22, 2019 by

Published August 21, 2019 By DAN TOMASELLO LYNNFIELD — With the first day of school just around the corner, Huckleberry Hill Interim Principal Melissa Wyland is ready to hit the ground running. Wyland was appointed interim principal last May in the wake of former Huckleberry Hill Principal Brian Bemiss agreeing to become the next principal of Fisher Elementary School in Walpole. Prior to being appointed interim principal, Wyland taught first grade at Huckleberry Hill for 16 years. “It’s an honor to be the interim principal for the 2019-2020 school year,” said Wyland in an email sent to the Villager. “I am very excited for the 2019-2020 school year to begin. I don’t think I will be able to sleep the night before our first day. I have always loved the excitement and promise a...

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Mental health helpline open to those in need of services...

Aug 22, 2019 by

Published August 21, 2019 By DAN TOMASELLO LYNNFIELD — The town has partnered with a helpline designed to assist people who need mental health services. Margaret Hannah, the executive director at William James College’s Freedman Center for Child and Family Development, announced that Lynnfield has agreed to begin utilizing the college’s INTERFACE program during A Healthy Lynnfield’s monthly meeting on Aug. 12. She said the helpline is a referral service that “works to increase awareness of mental health issues impacting children, families and adults” by ensuring they receive the appropriate services. “INTERFACE is a program of William James College and works in collaboration with the Massachusetts Child Psychiatry Access Project (MCPAP), the Massachusetts Department of Mental Health and the Massachusetts Department of Public Health Suicide Prevention Program,” said Hannah. Substance Abuse Prevention Coordinator Peg...

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LHS fall practice/preseason schedule...

Aug 22, 2019 by

Published August 21, 2019 The following is the practice/preseason schedule for all Lynnfield High School fall sports for the rest of this week and early next week. Dates are subject to change at any time by the coaching staff. Football Thursday, Aug. 22 – 7 a.m. arrival, 8:15–10:45 a.m. practice and 12 p.m. arrival; 1-2 p.m. practice.  Friday, Aug. 23 – 7 a.m. arrival, 8:15–10:45 a.m. practice and 12 p.m. arrival; 1-2 p.m. practice. Saturday, Aug. 24 – Scrimmage at LHS vs. Masconomet; 11:45 a.m. arrival and 2-4 p.m. scrimmage. Monday, Aug. 26 – 2:30 p.m. practice. Tuesday, Aug. 27 – Scrimmage at Salem; 2:30 p.m. arrival, 4 p.m. start.  Cross Country  Thursday, Aug. 22 – 8:45 a.m. practice, Gym lobby.  Friday, Aug. 23 – 8:45 a.m. practice, Gym lobby.  Saturday, Aug. 24 – 8:45 a.m. practice, Gym...

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Luders, Dana, Merchants celebrate epic walk-off over Costa’s Alibrandis...

Aug 22, 2019 by

Alibrandis takes decisive game three Published August 21, 2019 By DAN PAWLOWSKI MELROSE — Lynnfield High graduates Bryant Dana and Jonathan Luders helped the Wakefield Merchants win a wild, 12-inning battle against fellow Lynnfield High graduate Chris Costa and Alibrandis in game two of an Intercity League semifinal series.  With the two teams breaking the three hour mark and starting a race with the Morelli Field lights which would shut off at 11 p.m., Mr. Merchant Mike Sorrentino, playing in his 15th season for his hometown team, stepped up to the dish at 10:40 p.m., a tie game in the bottom of the 12th and the fate of Wakefield’s season hanging in the balance.  A loss meant Alibrandis was moving on to the Intercity League’s Finals.  A win would send the series to a deciding third game. ...

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Owen J. McGarrahan Jr., 77

Aug 22, 2019 by

U.S. Army veteran of Vietnam War Published August 21, 2019 LYNNFIELD — Owen J. McGarrahan Jr., 77, a longtime resident of Lynnfield, died Monday, Aug. 19, 2019 at the Kaplan Family Hospice House in Danvers. Born in Boston on Dec. 3, 1941, he was the son of the late Owen J. McGarrahan, Sr. and Ellen (Golden) McGarrahan. Mr. McGarrahan was raised in Milton and attended St. Francis High School in Biddeford, Maine. After high school, he enlisted in the United States Army and served his country during Vietnam. Once he returned, he went back to school and received his bachelor’s degree from St. Francis College in Biddeford. After meeting his wife, Karen (Borg) through their parents, the two were married and soon moved to Lynnfield, where they raised their family and resided for 45 years....

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