Tax rate set

Posted by on Oct 16, 2018 in Local Headline News, Wakefield Daily Item, Wakefield News | Comments Off on Tax rate set

Published in the October 16, 2018 edition. By MARK SARDELLA WAKEFIELD – The local property taxes you pay will be going up, but not as much as they could have. The town has again this year decided to forego increasing the tax levy by the full 2.5 percent allowed by law and will go with a 2.1 percent increase...

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Healthy Living Expo draws crowd

Posted by on Oct 15, 2018 in Local Headline News, Wakefield Daily Item, Wakefield News | Comments Off on Healthy Living Expo draws crowd

Published in the October 15, 2018 edition. By GAIL LOWE WAKEFIELD — The second annual Healthy Living Expo, sponsored by the Wakefield/Lynnfield Chamber of Commerce and held on Saturday, Oct. 13 at the Americal Civic Center, drew hundreds of people from inside and outside the town in spite of the rainy weather. The free, community family event featured many...

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Crews to work on train tracks

Posted by on Oct 12, 2018 in Local Headline News, Wakefield Daily Item, Wakefield News | Comments Off on Crews to work on train tracks

Published in the October 12, 2018 edition. WAKEFIELD — Crews will be working on the commuter rail tracks in town Monday night as the Mass. Department of Transportation and the MBTA install certain safeguards mandated by the federal government. The overnight work will be within the right-of-way along the MBTA Haverhill commuter rail line between the Greenwood stop and...

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Warrior swim gets first in nine of 11 events to defeat Melrose 94-68

Posted by on Oct 16, 2018 in Wakefield Daily Item, Wakefield Sports | Comments Off on Warrior swim gets first in nine of 11 events to defeat Melrose 94-68

Beat Stoneham for third straight win Published in the October 16, 2018 edition. By DAN BYRNE MALDEN — The Wakefield Memorial High School Swim Team has a hectic run of meets on their schedule, but they’re on a roll, and they went into looking to win their second meet. Last week finished up with a Wednesday victory over rival...

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Brooke Lamothe earns first annual scholarship award from the Meghan Burnett Foundation

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Published in the October 15, 2018 edition. WAKEFIELD — The Meghan Burnett Foundation is pleased to announce the winner of our first annual Scholarship Award from the Meghan Burnett Fly High softball tournament, held in Wakefield this past summer. All graduating seniors who participated were invited to apply for this award whether they played in the tournament, in a...

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Warrior golf sinks Saugus again to win fourth straight

Posted by on Oct 12, 2018 in Wakefield Daily Item, Wakefield Sports | Comments Off on Warrior golf sinks Saugus again to win fourth straight

Need to win final three to make tournament Published in the October 12, 2018 edition. By DAN PAWLOWSKI NORTH READING — All of a sudden, a high-stakes, six-match             win streak doesn’t seem so far-fetched. The Warriors, still fighting tooth-and-nail for a spot at states, beat Saugus for their fourth win in a row...

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Tamara M. Hoare, 71

Posted by on Oct 16, 2018 in Wakefield Daily Item, Wakefield Obituaries | Comments Off on Tamara M. Hoare, 71

Published in the October 16, 2018 edition. WAKEFIELD — Tamara M. Hoare, 71 a longtime resident of Wakefield died at her home on Saturday, October 6, 2018. Born in Buffalo, New York  she was the daughter of the late Raymond and Dorothea (Welling) Fogal. Tamara was raised in Buffalo until moving to Wakefield at the age of 13. She...

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Warren M. Reeves, 92

Posted by on Oct 15, 2018 in Wakefield Daily Item, Wakefield Obituaries | Comments Off on Warren M. Reeves, 92

Published in the October 15, 2018 edition. WAKEFIELD — Warren M. Reeves, 92, of Wakefield, died Saturday, October 7, 2018 at the Bear Hill Nursing Center. Born in Portland, Maine on March 19, 1926 he was the son of the late Walter P. and Gertrude E. (Morse) Reeves. He is survived by many dear friends. Mr. Reeves was a...

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Janet S. Hammond, 71

Posted by on Oct 10, 2018 in Wakefield Daily Item, Wakefield Obituaries | Comments Off on Janet S. Hammond, 71

Enjoyed gardening, shopping and date nights with her husband Published in the October 10, 2018 edition WAKEFIELD — Janet S. Hammond, 71, of Wakefield, died peacefully Saturday, October 6, 2018 at her residence. Born on March 23, 1947 she was the daughter of the late Francis and Evelyn (Astle) Mackenzie. Mrs. Hammond was born and raised in Wakefield and was...

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