Intercity League cancels 2020 season...

Jul 7, 2020 by

Published in the July 7, 2020 edition. After weeks of deciding how to potentially return during Phase 3, the Intercity League officially announced yesterday that their 2020 season was cancelled due to Covid-19 concerns. In addition to many factors in the towns/cities of all nine teams including field permits, the league also had to work with individual teams who had their own decisions to make regarding whether or not they wanted to play. The Reading Bulldogs and Melrose Americans dropped out last week before the league’s newest team the Middlesex Expos also said they wouldn’t play. That left six teams, including the Wakefield Merchants, who wanted the season to go on. The Merchants had been practicing in Stoneham during Phase 2 to get ready according to manager Dave Ellegood. Wakefield had a great season last year,...

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Sophie A. Campinell, 86

Jul 6, 2020 by

Published in the July 6, 2020 edition. WAKEFIELD – Sophie A. Campinell, 86, of Wakefield, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, July 1, 2020. Born in Arlington on June 5, 1934 she was the daughter of Xenophon Gounaris and Helen (Deleyanis) Gounaris. Sophie (Sophia) lived in Somerville, where she met the love of her life Frank (Campi) Campinell at a high school football game. Sophie and Frank were married for 66 years until Frank’s passing, on April 25, 2020. Sophie graduated from Somerville High School, worked as a teller for a number of local banks, and later in her life as a lead receptionist for AT&T, Boston. Throughout her life, she was a devoted mother and loving wife. Sophie and her husband settled in Wakefield in 1969 and raised their family. She was warm, social,...

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Praise aplenty for Coach Perry Pappas...

Jul 2, 2020 by

Published in the July 2, 2020 edition. By DAN PAWLOWSKI WAKEFIELD — For Perry Pappas, it all pays off when he sees Wakefield Memorial High School alumni training together in the summer. “It’s so great see that the bond that was created between them as high school teammates is still strong,” said Pappas. “I take pride in seeing those who have gone through the program together want to stay connected.” Pappas was recently named the 2019-20 MIAA boys’ cross country Coach of the Year. The MIAA bases their COY selections on excellence of character, impact upon students and community, and coaching credentials. It typically means that coaches need to build a proven, successful program over multiple years before they can be considered. Pappas and the Warriors won back-to-back boys’ cross country state championships in...

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Barbara L. Wetmore, 90

Apr 6, 2020 by

Published in the April 6, 2020 edition. WAKEFIELD — Barbara L. Wetmore, 90, of Wakefield, died on Friday, April 3, 2020 at the Chestnut Woods Rehabilitation & Healthcare Center in Saugus. Born in Revere on July 27, 1929, she was the daughter of the late Ralph L. and Virginia M. (Logan) Collins. Mrs. Wetmore was raised and educated in both Revere and Everett. Barbara was a devoted wife and mother and her life focused on caring and providing for her family. Very artistic, Mrs. Wetmore painted in several mediums, but loved oil the best. She was an avid reader and lifelong learner; researched and studied with textbooks and was an ardent science fiction fan. She read three newspapers a day and was always current with the news and politics. She loved sharing stories 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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