Maio: Town in ‘strong’ financial shape

Posted by on Oct 17, 2018 in Local Headline News, Wakefield Daily Item, Wakefield News | Comments Off on Maio: Town in ‘strong’ financial shape

Published in the October 17, 2018 edition By MARK SARDELLA WAKEFIELD — “Fiscal Year 2018 was a very strong year for the town,” Stephen P. Maio told the Town Council this week. The Town Administrator presented his financial recap of the previous fiscal year at Monday’s meeting. FY 2018 ended on June 30, 2018. Maio noted that the town...

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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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Warriors take third at Bay State Invitational

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Published in the October 17, 2018 edition NORTHFIELD — The Warrior boys’ cross country team took on Northfield Mountain on Saturday in a preview of the 2018 All State course in November. The meet was made of three races that included the top teams in Massachusetts, including the top five ranked teams. The Warriors came away with a third...

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

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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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Charles Douglas Welch, 67

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Enjoyed traveling Published in the October 17, 2018 edition MELROSE — Charles Douglas Welch, 67, passed away suddenly at his home in Melrose, on Wednesday, October 10, 2018.   Charles was born in Winchester to the late George and Lois (Gill- Hogan) Welch. He was raised in Wakefield, graduated from Wakefield High School, Class of 1969. Mr. Welch received...

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Tamara M. Hoare, 71

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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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