Great turnout on beautiful day for Kelly Ledoux-Walsh 5K...

Oct 16, 2019 by

Published October 16, 2019 WAKEFIELD — On a beautiful Monday morning, there was a great turnout for the 3rd Annual Kelly Ledoux-Walsh 5K, held at Lake Quannapowitt at the Wakefield lower common. The race is run in memory of Kelly. The event raises money for a scholarship in Kelly’s name and supports the Wakefield Memorial High School Cross Country and Track and Field programs. The event got kicked off with a one mile fun run for the kids. The race was won by 5th grader Patrick Maloney in a time of 7:37. Fellow 5th grader Taylor Miller placed 2nd in 7:40. Third place went to James Maloney in 8:40. On the girls’ side, Riley Stevenson won the race and placed 3rd overall in a time of 7:58. Katelyn Towne was 2nd (4th overall) in a...

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Donald T. Young, 84

Oct 16, 2019 by

Veteran photojournalist Published October 16, 2019 WAKEFIELD — Donald T. Young, 84, a lifelong resident of Wakefield and a veteran newspaper photographer, died on Saturday, October 5, 2019. Mr. Young was a graduate of Wakefield High School, Class of 1955; Franklin Technical Institution, Boston, Class of 1956 (majoring in photography); and New England School of Art, Boston, Class of 1959 (majoring in commercial art and design). Mr. Young was employed early in his career as a commercial artist by the Mead Packaging Co. of Lawrence, a designer and manufacturer of packaging for national companies. Mr. Young began his career as a professional photographer in his sophomore year at WHS. For more than half a century, he served as a photojournalist for a multitude of news outlets, including the Wakefield Daily Item, Daily Times Chronicle, Boston...

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Nancy F. Malonson, 62

Oct 16, 2019 by

Loved all animals, especially her cats Published October 16, 2019 WAKEFIELD — Nancy F. Malonson, 62, a longtime Wakefield resident, passed away Monday, October 14, 2019 at her residence with her family by her side. Born in Everett on November 23, 1956 she was the daughter of Paul and Anne (Gilmore) Fazzina. Nancy was raised in Wakefield and was a graduate of Wakefield Memorial High School, Class of 1974. While in high school, she was a standout softball player and continued playing the sport well into her 30s by participating in the Wakefield Women’s League. Following high school, Nancy attended both Eastern Arizona University and North Shore Community College. She had worked for the Melrose-Wakefield Hospital for many years and served in a number of capacities. Nancy was an animal lover, most especially her cats....

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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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