Settling at Galvin to be addressed...

Jun 13, 2019 by

Published in the June 13, 2019 edition. By MARK SARDELLA WAKEFIELD — The bad news is that the concrete slab under the Galvin Middle School is sinking and will require a major fix. The good news is that the school remains safe and the problem can almost certainly be rectified at no cost to the town. School Superintendent Douglas Lyons called upon Director of Facilities Bob Schiaroli to provide an update at last night’s School Committee meeting. Schiaroli said that there has been some settling of the slab beyond acceptable tolerances. He assured the School Committee that the foundation of the school is sound and the building is safe. The affected area of the school runs from the Media Center just inside the main entrance and the entire wing to the right (North Avenue...

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Town Council weighs policies on flags, kiosks...

Jun 12, 2019 by

Published June 12, 2019 By MARK SARDELLA WAKEFIELD — A policy related to postings on the four town-owned kiosks was tabled for two weeks by the Town Council pending public input and any needed tweaking. Meanwhile, the town has a new policy on the flying of flags at the Americal Civic Center, approved by the Town Council after some debate at their meeting this week. Town Counsel Thomas Mullen drafted the flag policy, noting that it incorporated statutory requirements that apply to the American flag such as flying the flag only in daytime and at night only if illuminated. Under the new policy, no other national flags will be flown if the American flag is present, Mullen said. Non-national flags and banners will be allowed on the pole as long as they are flown below...

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Parking changes coming July 1

Jun 11, 2019 by

Published in the June 11, 2019 edition. By MARK SARDELLA WAKEFIELD — With changes to parking time limits as well as the addition of civilian parking enforcement personnel coming July 1, Police Chief Steven Skory appeared before the Town Council last night to talk about some additional tweaks to the downtown parking plan. Most parking time limits in the downtown area will be changing from one hour to two hours, but Skory said that merchants have expressed concern that some longer-term parking is needed to accommodate both business owners and customers. Skory noted that there are currently five spaces on one side of Common Street dedicated to merchant long-term parking. The chief proposed using both sides of Common Street from the Rockery to Church Street for that purpose. He said that would create 23...

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