Storm damage reported to be minor...

Dec 1, 2020 by

Published in the December 1, 2020 edition. WAKEFIELD — Gale-force winds and periodically heavy rain lashed the area yesterday, but Wakefield seems to have weathered the fierce storm well. According to DPW Director Joseph Conway, the department began received calls around 4 p.m. for tree limbs down. Crews with the DPW’s Forestry and Parks Division worked until after 7 p.m. responding to calls, three of which were for trees down on Greenwood Street, New Salem Street and an area near the Dolbeare School. At certain times during the storm, sustained winds reached local speeds of around 50 to 60 miles an hour, Conway was told. “Some trees came down but given the speed and strength of the wind, the town got out of this relatively unscathed,” Conway said. “There were no microbursts or anything...

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The eagles have landed

Nov 30, 2020 by

BALD EAGLES duo struts its stuff on Crystal Lake Sunday. (Joyce Wood...

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Stoneham land for sale – again...

Nov 30, 2020 by

Published in the November 30, 2020 edition. By MARK SARDELLA WAKEFIELD — Hoping that the fourth time is the charm, the town will once again try to sell a vacant parcel of land at 124 Green St. in Stoneham that is owned by the town of Wakefield. The town has thrice previously attempted to sell the land — in 2006, 2009 and 2011. Town Administrator Stephen P. Maio reminded the Town Council last week that when the town had last tried to sell the property in 2011, a request for proposals was put out with a minimum bid of $150,000. But there were no bids on the land. Maio said that it was rumored that Stoneham had been less than cooperative at the time and that may have had an impact on interest in the...

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