Health Department will handle local vaccination effort...

Jan 12, 2021 by

Published in the January 12, 2021 edition. By MARK SARDELLA WAKEFIELD — The current COVID news for the town is “not good at all,” but the prognosis for the future is very optimistic. That was the message that Health Director Ruth Clay delivered at last night’s Town Council meeting. Clay said that there was no particular pattern and no Wakefield “super spreader,” just “an awful lot of people testing positive.” She said that in Wakefield, about 30-40 people a day are testing positive. She noted that the Health Department is keeping up with contact tracing with the help of the Community Tracing Collaborative. “People are still sick and people are still dying,” Clay said. Having delivered the bad news, Clay quickly pivoted to the good news, which is Wakefield’s plan for getting everyone vaccinated. “This week we...

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Powerful beauty

Jan 11, 2021 by

A WHITE SWAN, the symbol of loyalty and strength, passes behind the memorial to US Army Staff Sgt. Joseph P. Bellavia near Veterans Field. Sgt. Bellavia was killed in action on Oct. 16, 2003 while serving in Iraq. (Mark Sardella Photo) Published in the January 11, 2021...

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Want to serve?

Jan 11, 2021 by

Published in the January 11, 2021 edition. WAKEFIELD — The town is seeking residents who are interested in being re- appointed/appointed to one of the various following boards, committees or commissions and are instructed to complete the application along with a resume and email to Sherri Dalton, executive assistant, at sdalton@wakefield.ma.us by Friday, February 12, 2021. Re-appointments/appointments will be made in March/April 2021 by the Town Council. Re-appointment/appointments for the following committees will be a three-year term from May 1, 2021 through the end of April 2024. All board/committee/commission meetings are held via Zoom virtual meetings and are video and audio recorded. Advisory Board of Public Works – one appointment The Town Council shall appoint a three-member Advisory Board of Public Works, who are suitably qualified, for terms of three (3) years each, so...

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