Lynnfield News

Seventy-eight town employees made over $100K

Posted by on Feb 25, 2021 in Local Headline News, Lynnfield News, Lynnfield Villager | Comments Off on Seventy-eight town employees made over $100K

Published February 24, 2021 By DAN TOMASELLO LYNNFIELD — Seventy-eight town employees’ earned six-figure salaries last year. According to town documents supplied by Town Treasurer/Tax Collector Leslie Davidson and based on employees’ W-2 forms, Police Patrolman Mark Bettencourt topped the highest paid employees list with gross earnings of $237,300.83. Town documents revealed Bettencourt made a base salary of $93,297.49 as well as $112,760.90 in detail pay and $31,242.44 in overtime. Salaries for police officers include base pay, overtime, details, holiday and longevity pay, clothing allowances and funds associated with the...

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Officials disappointed with regional vaccine plan

Posted by on Feb 25, 2021 in Local Headline News, Lynnfield News, Lynnfield Villager | Comments Off on Officials disappointed with regional vaccine plan

Published February 24, 2021 By DAN TOMASELLO LYNNFIELD — Local officials are disappointed that the state has decided to hit the brakes on giving municipalities doses of the COVID-19 vaccine. Health and Human Services Secretary Marylou Sudders informed local health departments in a Feb. 17 letter that the state will no longer be giving cities and towns doses of the COVID-19 vaccine due to supply shortages. The decision was announced the day before people age 65 and older became eligible to be vaccinated. “As the commonwealth moves forward and as...

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Connolly freed from prison

Posted by on Feb 25, 2021 in Local Headline News, Lynnfield News, Lynnfield Villager | Comments Off on Connolly freed from prison

Published February 24, 2021 By ALANNA DURKIN RICHERThe Associated Press BOSTON (AP) — A former FBI agent convicted of second-degree murder for leaking information to Boston gangster James “Whitey” Bulger that led to the shooting death of a gambling executive will be released from prison on medical grounds, officials ruled on Feb. 17. The Florida Commission on Offender Review voted 2-1 in favor of releasing 80-year-old Main Street resident John Connolly, who has cancer and is believed to have less than a year to live. Connolly, who was Bulger’s...

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Amy MacNulty running for Planning Board

Posted by on Feb 25, 2021 in Lynnfield News | Comments Off on Amy MacNulty running for Planning Board

Published February 24, 2021 By DAN TOMASELLO LYNNFIELD — Merrow Road resident Amy MacNulty took out nomination papers for Planning Board on Feb. 19. MacNulty is running for the three-year Planning Board term while Cranberry Lane resident Elizabeth “Page” Wilkins is running for the five-year term. MacNulty would succeed current Planning Board member Anthony Guerriero, who decided against running for the seat that he was appointed to last month. The annual Town Election is April 13. “I continue to be impressed by the work of the Planning Board leadership and...

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PHOTO: Winter Wonderland

Posted by on Feb 24, 2021 in Lynnfield News | Comments Off on PHOTO: Winter Wonderland

Winter wonderlandCENTRE CONGREGATIONAL CHURCH stands tall while being surrounded by snow in the aftermath of a recent nor’easter. (Dan Tomasello Photo) Published February 24,...

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Front Page: February 24, 2021

Posted by on Feb 24, 2021 in Lynnfield News | Comments Off on Front Page: February 24, 2021

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First seniors get their COVID shots

Posted by on Feb 17, 2021 in Lynnfield News | Comments Off on First seniors get their COVID shots

Published February 17, 2021 By DAN TOMASELLO LYNNFIELD – Good things come to those who wait. After several weeks in the making, the town held a COVID-19 vaccination clinic for senior citizens in the Lynnfield Middle School gymnasium on Saturday, Feb. 13. Ninety seniors age 75 and older received their first dose of the Moderna vaccine during the clinic. VINCENT MIRISOLA and his mother Lena were thrilled that she got her first COVID-19 vaccine injection during a clinic held in the Lynnfield Middle School gym on Feb. 13. (Dan...

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Owner will not raze old Smith Farm house

Posted by on Feb 17, 2021 in Lynnfield News | Comments Off on Owner will not raze old Smith Farm house

Published February 17, 2021 By DAN TOMASELLO LYNNFIELD — The attorneys representing the owner of Smith Farm, 163 Lowell St., told the Historical Commission last week the owner wants to preserve the home. Former residents John and Heather Sievers sold Smith Farm to Boston Clear Water Company for $860,000 in November 2019. After the house was sold and conveyed to Virgil Lynnfield Properties, LLC, manager Paul Marchionda applied for a demolition permit last June that sought to raze the home. The proposal led to a backlash from residents and...

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Historical Commission hears plan for site once home to Suntaug Inn

Posted by on Feb 17, 2021 in Lynnfield News | Comments Off on Historical Commission hears plan for site once home to Suntaug Inn

Published February 17, 2021 By DAN TOMASELLO LYNNFIELD — The Historical Commission was given an overview of the proposed Bali Hai apartment building during last week’s meeting. The 160 Moulton Dr. property where the 23-unit apartment building will be located is included on the Historical Commission’s Demolition Delay list because it was once home to the Suntaug Inn. “The property was originally home to the Suntaug Inn at the turn of the last century,” said developer David Palumbo. “We feel like we are returning it back to its original...

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Front Page: February 17, 2021

Posted by on Feb 17, 2021 in Lynnfield News | Comments Off on Front Page: February 17, 2021

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