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Front Page: April 1, 2020

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Town honors, remembers virus victims

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Published April 1, 2020 By DAN TOMASELLO LYNNFIELD — The town is mourning the loss of two residents who passed away from the COVID-19 virus last week. Historical Commission member Steven Richard passed away from the highly contagious virus on Tuesday, March 24. An 80-year-old unidentified man also succumbed to COVID-19 last week. There were 11 confirmed cases of the novel coronavirus in town as of Monday, March 30. Richard’s sister-in-law, Sandra Nascembeni McArthur, announced in a Facebook post that Richard was recently diagnosed with COVID-19 and passed away...

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TM off to late May; could be held outside

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Published April 1, 2020 By DAN TOMASELLO LYNNFIELD — The COVID-19 virus outbreak has brought life across the world to a screeching halt. The Annual Town Meeting is no exception. The Board of Selectmen closed the Annual Town Meeting warrant last week. Town Administrator Rob Dolan told the selectmen that the warrant contains 14 articles, 13 of which were submitted by the selectmen. Town Moderator Joe Markey announced on Monday that Town Meeting will be delayed from Monday, April 27 to Wednesday, May 27 due to the COVID-19 virus outbreak....

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Kristen Vogel picked as next superintendent of schools

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Published April 1, 2020 By DAN TOMASELLO LYNNFIELD — That’s a wrap. The School Committee unanimously voted to offer the superintendent of schools job to Tewksbury Memorial High School Principal Kristen Vogel, pending successful contract negotiations, during a virtual meeting on Monday. She accepted the job after the vote. Vogel will succeed Superintendent Jane Tremblay, who will be retiring this June after leading the school system for the past six years. The School Committee also interviewed Reading Assistant Superintendent Christine Kelley for the position. Andover High School Principal Phil...

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Steve Richard was proud of his Lynnfield roots

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Published April 1, 2020 By HELEN BREEN LYNNFIELD — Our town is mourning the death of our friend and neighbor Steve Richard, a recent victim of the COVID-19 virus. Steve had great pride in his family’s roots in Lynnfield. A few years back, I came across several reflections written by his mother, Edie Pope Richard (1927-2017), about her delightful childhood growing up on Pope Farm. After the population of the town tripled in the 1950s, the property was taken by eminent domain to be the site of the Summer...

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VIDEO: LHS Educators wish their students well while being quarantined

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Posted on: Monday, March 30, 2020 Lynnfield High School foreign language teacher Kristin Wane created this very cool video of LHS educators wishing their students well while being...

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State to Postpone April 15 Tax Deadline

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Posted on: Friday, March 27, 2020 By MATT MURPHY State House News Service BOSTON — The April 15 deadline for filing state income tax returns will be postponed until July 15 under a deal announced Friday between Gov. Charlie Baker and legislative leaders. The change, which requires legislation, means the state tax deadline will now align with the new federal tax deadline, which was postponed last week by Internal Revenue Service. “In partnership with our colleagues in the Legislature, we are committed to providing this flexibility to taxpayers in...

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Front Page: March 25, 2020

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State of emergency

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Published March 25, 2020 By DAN TOMASELLO LYNNFIELD — The Board of Selectmen unanimously voted to declare a state of emergency in order to help fight the COVID-19 virus during a virtual meeting on Monday. “The 2019 novel coronavirus (COVID-19) is a highly contagious and potentially fatal respiratory disease, the prevalence of which is increasing rapidly throughout the world, inclusive of the United States and the Commonwealth of Massachusetts,” said Selectman Chris Barrett while reading the motion declaring the state of emergency. Barrett recalled that the World Health Organization...

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Town: Six have virus here

Posted by on Mar 25, 2020 in Lynnfield News | Comments Off on Town: Six have virus here

Published March 25, 2020 LYNNFIELD — There are six people in town who have been diagnosed with the COVID-19 virus, the Emergency Management Team announced on Monday. The town cannot release any information about the six people who are sick with COVID-19, the illness associated with the novel coronavirus, due to the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA). As of Monday morning, there are 777 cases of COVID-19 in the state, including 73 people in Essex County. According to the State House News Service, 71 patients had been...

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