Patricia A. Pottle, 76

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Talented floral designer owned local business Published March 5, 2021 SAUGUS — Patricia A. “Patti” Pottle, a resident of Saugus, passed away peacefully on Sunday, February 21, 2021, at the Whittier Rehabilitation Hospital in Haverhill, at the age of 76. Patti was born in Melrose on March 17, 1944, one of two children of the late Oliver and Marguerite (DelConte) Tarr. She was raised in Wakefield where she graduated from Wakefield High School, Class of 1961. She married the late Bradford H. Pottle on April 19, 1968 and remained in Wakefield for many years until 1980 when they moved to Melrose, and later to Saugus in 1999. Patti worked as an administrative assistant to the Director of Graduate Studies at Boston University. After attending night school for floral design, she opened her own florist...

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Peter J. Mortimer, 94

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Published March 5, 2021 MELROSE — Peter J. Mortimer, 94, of Melrose died on  February 28, 2021. He was the loving husband of the late Claire (Farmer) Mortimer. He was the loving father of sons Peter, Paul, James and Stephen. He was the loving uncle of John Farmer. Peter was the loving grandfather to Daniel Mortimer, Kevin Mortimer, James Mortimer, Stephanie Mortimer, Allison Mortimer, Karen Mortimer and Andrea Mortimer. Originally from East Boston, Pete lived in Melrose and Beverly. Born in 1926, was a member of the greatest generation. He fought in Germany with the U.S. Army during World War II, and among other actions, battled into Germany over the Rhine River in March of ‘45, crossing over the Ludendorf Railroad Bridge at a little town named Remagen. He usually only spoke of happy...

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Alan E. Leahy, 62

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Published March 5, 2021 LOWELL — Alan E. Leahy, 62, passed away in his sleep unexpectedly on January 25, 2021. Most recently living in Lowell for several years, he is formerly from Melrose. Born and raised in Melrose, Alan attended Melrose schools through junior high and went on to graduate from The Voke (Northeast Metropolitan Regional Vocational High School), Class of 1977, majoring in carpentry. He worked at various companies through the years, including Harris Environmental in Andover, WB Mason and Lifespan of Rhode Island – Health Service among others. Alan was an avid sports fan. Despite living in New England Patriots Nation, Alan was a fiercely loyal NY Giants fan. He also enjoyed Bruins hockey and Mets baseball. He loved playing darts whenever and wherever he could and was a member of Team...

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Diversity Task Force members chosen...

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Published March 5, 2021 The following comes from Mayor Paul Brodeur. MELROSE — After a rigorous selection process, it is my pleasure to announce that I have selected six members to serve on Melrose’s first 11-member Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Anti-Racism Task Force. My team and I vetted dozens of supremely qualified candidates, and I believe these individuals possess the experience, skills, and expertise will prove vital as we expand our efforts toward making our City more equitable and inclusive. The volume of talent and interest in this task force made for a particularly challenging selection process. We received over 30 stellar applications from candidates committed to working toward a more just Melrose. Our next challenge will be ensuring that each of these applicants remain engaged with our efforts going forward. That we found so...

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Live Virtual Health and Wellness Fair March 20...

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Published March 5, 2021 MELROSE — Join the Arlington, Lexington, Malden, Melrose, Stoneham, Waltham and Winchester Chambers of Commerce on Saturday, March 20 for a virtual health and wellness fair to help you move a little more, eat a little better and stress a little less. Meet health and wellness vendors and experts representing a variety of industries from Melrose and the surrounding towns – all from the comfort of your computer. From 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., this virtual event will feature workshops, demonstrations, classes and opportunities to “meet” business owners via a trade show setting. With dozens of vendors participating, you get to choose what you want to learn more about and customize the day towards your interests. Participate all day or just for a portion. This event is free, but registration is required, here:...

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Police warn residents of tax return scams...

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Published March 5, 2021 MELROSE — With tax season now underway, the Melrose Police Department would like to advise the community to be careful with personal and financial information when filing, in order to avoid falling victim to common scams. “Residents should be aware of ways that criminals may try to take advantage of them under the guise of representing the IRS,” Police Chief Lyle said, “They should also understand that there are steps they can take to protect themselves from falling victim to scams or identity theft.” One common scam involves residents trying to file their taxes electronically, only to learn they had been submitted by another entity. Residents are encouraged to complete and file taxes as soon as possible to give potential scammers less time and opportunity to submit a refund using...

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