Remains found on Lakeshore Drive identified...

Jun 20, 2019 by

Published in the June 20, 2019 edition. WAKEFIELD – Middlesex District Attorney Marian Ryan and Wakefield Chief of Police Steven Skory confirmed today that the remains located outside a residence on Lakeshore Drive in Wakefield on Monday have been positively identified by the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner through dental records as Clifford Bates, 54, of Dracut. On April 29, 2018, Wakefield Police responded to Lakeshore Drive for a report of a missing person. The caller reported that her brother, Clifford Bates, had walked away from a voluntary sober home in Wakefield and that she was concerned about his well-being. Police learned that Mr. Bates had walked away from the home at approximately 7:30 a.m. and when he did not return staff at the home contacted the decedent’s sister. Police also learned that Mr....

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Softball team celebrates season at banquet...

Jun 20, 2019 by

Published in the June 20, 2019 edition. WAKEFIELD — The Wakefield Memorial High School softball team celebrated their annual end of the season banquet recently. The Warriors finished the season with a record of 9-11, finishing just one game out of qualifying for the tournament in head coach Chris Tolios’ first season at the helm. Led by a strong senior group of Norah Coyne, Alana Galatas and captains Julia DiFazio and Juliette Guanci, the Warriors scored plenty of runs and built a great foundation for the future. The two additional captains were Sophia Gosselin-Smoske and Taylor Owen both from a strong junior class that also included Wakefield’s top two pitchers Kayleigh Callanan and Sophia Tremblay. Coach Tolios and assistant coach Janel Stevenson presented team awards to the Warriors. The Jack E. McGuire Award for...

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They will be there for Zach Frank Saturday...

Jun 19, 2019 by

2nd Speed Lacrosse Tournament at Landrigan in honor of late WMHS star Published June 19, 2019 By DAN PAWLOWSKI WAKEFIELD — If you’re going to the second annual Zachary P. Frank Lacrosse Scholarship Tournament on Saturday you might want to think about wearing one of those “Hello my name is…” stickers. Sure, you’ll recognize some people. Maybe some old buddies from Wakefield; a teammate of yours at Plymouth State; maybe you’ll see a coworker from Tom James of Boston. But you better be prepared to introduce yourself because there’s no chance you’ll know everybody. Yes, you’ll be impressed with the masses of Frank fans flooding into Landrigan Field in their No. 23 pinnies but you won’t be surprised. Because if you’re going to the tournament this weekend, then you most likely knew Zach. And...

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Rail trail progress update

Nov 15, 2018 by

Published in the November 15, 2018 edition. By DAN TOMASELLO LYNNFIELD — The Massachusetts Department of Transportation (MassDOT) will tentatively hold a public hearing on the proposed rail trail’s 25 percent design this winter, Recreational Path Committee (RPC) Chairman Gerard Noumi told the Board of Selectmen last week. Noumi appeared before the selectmen to give a status update on the project. The RPC previously gave an update last March. “The committee’s goal is to go out and find information to bring back to the community,” said Noumi. “Our goal is to present neutral facts to everybody.” Noumi noted the RPC reviewed four potential rail trail alternatives, but the committee determined that the Wakefield-Lynnfield Rail Trail is the only feasible project. He noted the proposed rail trail would begin on Main Street in Wakefield near the...

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Hopeful signs on for SC

Jan 30, 2018 by

Published in the January 31, 2018 edition. WAKEFIELD — On Friday, a Greenwood resident expressed interest in running for School Committee. Colleen E. Guida of 49 Renwick Rd. took out papers for nomination to a three-year term on the board. She is the first person to show a desire to serve on the School Committee. Kate Morgan and Rob Tiro are the incumbents, and have yet to pull papers for nomination for reelection. Also last week, Christopher J. Fowlie, 21A Summer St., took out nomination papers for the five year seat on the Planning Board, creating the potential for a race for that post. He pulled papers Thursday, Jan. 25. Also pulling papers last Friday were Sonia Borda, 3 Border St., for the three year Board of Health position, and incumbent Kevin Patrick Scanlon...

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Gridmen beat Winchester in home opener...

Sep 18, 2017 by

Warriors start fast, maintain lead in big 28-13 win Published in the September 18, 2017 edition. By DAN PAWLOWSKI WAKEFIELD — Warrior football ran onto a misty Landrigan Field on Friday night looking for a bounce-back win in the home opener over a team that beat them 35-7 the year before. Wakefield started fast against Winchester and sustained their drives late to hold on to a huge win. Warrior fans who faced the early rain head-on will surely remember Wakefield’s first two plays from scrimmage, but it was actually the defense that set the tone in this one. On Winchester’s first drive, the Sachems picked up a first down but the defensive front, led by co-captains Alex Joly and Devin O’Brien stuffed a couple of run attempts forcing a third and long from about...

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