Warriors beat Watertown to start season 2-0...

Apr 17, 2019 by

Published April 17, 2019 WAKEFIELD — The first home meet of the spring season was a success for the WMHS girls’ track and field team as they defeated Watertown on Thursday to start the season at 2-0. Lillian Jones kicked off the scoring by winning the 400 hurdles with a time of 74.9. Jones also took first place in the 100 hurdles with a 17.9. “She had a really good meet,” said Wakefield head coach Karen Barrett. Maddy Seabury took 2nd in the 100 hurdles with a 20.2 and 3rd in the 400 hurdles with a time of 79.3. “She works really hard, so it was nice to see her score points in two events,” said Barrett. The Warriors swept the mile with freshman Sammy Seabury winning it with a time of 5:41. Isabella Kehoe...

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William H. Howard Jr., 88

Apr 16, 2019 by

Published in the April 16, 2019 edition NORTH READING — William H. Howard, Jr., 88, passed away on Monday evening, April 8, 2019. He was a loving husband and father of five children. Bill was born on September 7, 1930 in Peabody to William H., Sr. and Dorothy May (Waring) Howard. He entered the U.S. Marine Corp at the age of 21 and he served overseas during the Korean War. On July 11, 1953, he married the love of his life, Shirley Ann. They raised two sons, Scot and David, and three daughters, Cynthia, Lynne and Laura. He was a godly father and was committed to leading his family to Christ just as he was led by his mother and grandmother. He will be fondly remembered for his love for singing all the old...

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Kendall M. Dolbeare, 95

Apr 15, 2019 by

Published in the April 15, 2019 edition. DEBARY, Florida — Retired Wakefield Daily Item Editor Kendall M. Dolbeare, 95, of Debary, FL, died Friday, April 5. Kendall was born on Dec. 18, 1923, the son of Cyrus and Pauline Dolbeare. He served as managing editor of the Daily Item for 20 years, taking over for Robert Reed in 1966. In total, Ken spent nearly 50 years at the paper, beginning when he was a high school student, working in many wide-ranging capacities. His grandfather Harris founded the paper, and Kendall’s father Cyrus was affiliated with the Item for over 60 years and was named editor in 1938 after Harris died. After graduating from Wakefield High in 1941, Kendall attended New Hampton School in New Hampshire, graduating in 1942. He saw three and half years...

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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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