WMHS graduation plan aired

May 27, 2020 by

Published May 27, 2020 By MARK SARDELLA WAKEFIELD — Nothing is set in stone yet, but a plan is expected to be put forth today addressing what graduation ceremonies for the Wakefield Memorial High School class of 2020 could look like. School Superintendent Douglas Lyons told the School Committee last night that a working group made up of students, teachers, parents and administrators has been meeting for weeks to discuss how this year’s graduation could be handled in light of the COVID-19 issue. He said that a proposed plan was going to be sent out today to students, parents and the community. The proposal that the working group came up with, Lyons said, would involve having smaller, manageable groups of students and their parents on the Shawn F. Beasley Field to receive their diplomas...

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A quiet, somber Memorial Day

May 26, 2020 by

Published in. the May 26, 2020 edition. By MARK SARDELLA WAKEFIELD – The solemn holiday of Memorial Day took on an even more subdued cast this year as Wakefield’s traditional observances were canceled due to coronavirus concerns. Normally, the day would feature the West Side Social Club’s morning ceremonies beginning at 10 a.m. outdoors on Moulton Field. There would be remarks by town officials and a veteran would deliver the keynote speech. Local singer Carissa Scudieri would sing the National Anthem, Amazing Grace and God Bless America. Sentries would decorate the memorial trees that encircle Moulton Field as the names of the fallen were read. At one time, Wakefield’s afternoon ceremonies would kick off with a small parade featuring veterans, Boy and Girl Scouts and the Wakefield Memorial High School Marching Band. They would...

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Plan to clean up Lake approved

May 22, 2020 by

Published in the May 22, 2020 edition. By MARK SARDELLA WAKEFIELD — The Town Council last week accepted a recommendation of the Clean Lake Committee and voted to authorize the DPW to apply for a Municipal Vulnerability Preparedness (MVP) Action Grant to fund proposed stormwater improvements on Main Street between Carriage Lane and Salem Street. Clean Lake Committee Chairman William Renault, Jr. (the Town Engineer), appeared before the Town Council via Zoom teleconferencing, along with committee vice chair Claire Moss (the town’s Environmental Manager) and committee member Brie Weiler-Reynolds to discuss the recommended project. Moss said that the committee had decided to prioritize the Main Street project using a “watershed approach,” which she said would provide water quality improvement by preventing nutrients from fertilizers and other sources from entering the Lake through stormwater, rather than treating the Lake...

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