Robert L. Rouillard, 89

Jan 13, 2021 by

National Guard veteran, fluent in three languages Published January 13, 2021 MALDEN — Robert L. “Bob” Rouillard, 89, passed away peacefully on Jan. 11, 2021. Robert was born in Stoneham on Jan. 9, 1932, and grew up in Malden. He was the son of the late Lewis and Mary (Fitzpatrick) Rouillard. Robert graduated from Malden High School with the Class of 1949. Robert served in the National Guard for several years and later worked as a laborer for the Holy Cross Cemetery in Malden. He was a former member of the East Side Social Club in Malden as well as the French Club of Everett. Robert enjoyed his many trips to Nova Scotia, where he became fluent in French, having previously mastered the German language. Bob was deeply passionate about his various tech toys...

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Another Warrior-Wildcat boys’ hockey classic...

Jan 11, 2021 by

Wilmington comes back from three down to tie 3-3 Published in the January 11, 2021 edition. By DAN PAWLOWSKI STONEHAM — A better Monday than a Friday; the Sasquatch; an uneventful trip to CostCo. Add to that list of things that don’t exist: a boring Wakefield vs. Wilmington hockey game.   The Warriors hosted the Wildcats on Sunday morning at the Stoneham Ice Arena. After Wakefield jumped out to a 3-0 lead in the opening period, Wilmington’s first of two shorthanded goals made it 3-1 with 4:42 left in the first and the visitors scored a power play goal with 2:28 left, making the score 3-2 after one.  A 17-11 Wakefield lead in the first period’s shot totals turned into a 13-6 Warrior advantage in a tighter but no less exciting second frame. The Wildcats found their...

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Strong senior class ready to lead Wakefield gymnastics in ’21...

Dec 30, 2020 by

Published in the December 30, 2020 edition. By DAN PAWLOWSKI WAKEFIELD — Over the course of just a few years, the Wakefield High gymnastics team transformed from a group struggling to hold their own against an overwhelmingly talented Middlesex League to one of the elite programs in the region.  In fact, if you wanted to pick an exact timeframe, three years would be fair – back to the 2017-18 season. That’s when head coach Rachel Lucas and assistant Meg Delory took over a program that had plenty of potential. On that team was a group of dedicated freshmen who would spend the next three seasons helping their coaches build a powerhouse. Wakefield’s improvement was drastic and immediate. They got better each season culminating last year in a second place finish at the league meet followed by their...

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Wakefield golf tees off fall season with victory...

Sep 30, 2020 by

Published September 30, 2020 By DAN PAWLOWSKI  STONEHAM — Let’s just say, it’s nice to be back. For the first time in 212 days, Wakefield Memorial High School student athletes competed in a sporting event.  Yesterday, the Wakefield golf team tee’d off their season at Bear Hill Golf Club against Freedom foe Stoneham. The Warriors, while surely taking a moment to enjoy the sun and their time together again on the links, got down to business quickly, winning nine of their 10 head-to-head matchups and escaping back down Prospect St. with a 47-25 victory.  The two teams are scheduled for a rematch today, 4 p.m. at Thomson Country Club in North Reading.  The Warriors had two players make par at Bear Hill’s Par 36 as seniors Jack Ryan and Oliver Miller both hit the mark....

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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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