Local updates amid virus spike

Posted by on Oct 16, 2020 in Local Headline News, Wakefield Daily Item, Wakefield News | Comments Off on Local updates amid virus spike

Published in the October 16, 2020 edition. There have been a few developments since Wakefield jumped up two COVID-19 virus designations Wednesday, settling in the higher risk “red” category. Town officials issued a statement yesterday, which reads in part that the “significant increase of positive cases in Wakefield was due, in large part, to a cluster of cases at one location....

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Wakefield in the ‘red’ for COVID

Posted by on Oct 15, 2020 in Local Headline News, Wakefield Daily Item, Wakefield News | Comments Off on Wakefield in the ‘red’ for COVID

Published in the October 15, 2020 edition. By MARK SARDELLA WAKEFIELD — The Wakefield Health Department was informed last night that the town has been moved from the lower risk “green” category on the state’s COVID-19 Metrics Map to the higher risk “red” designation. At a meeting of the Board of Health last night, Health Director Ruth Clay said that...

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Too late for FOLQ articles

Posted by on Oct 14, 2020 in Local Headline News, Wakefield Daily Item, Wakefield News | Comments Off on Too late for FOLQ articles

Published October 14, 2020 By MARK SARDELLA WAKEFIELD — It appears that two zoning articles submitted for the November 7 Regular Town Meeting targeted at prohibiting residential development at 200 Quannapowitt Parkway will not go forward. While the articles were turned in by the Friends of Lake Quannapowitt (FOLQ) before the closing date for the Town Meeting warrant, zoning articles...

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Busy week for town boards

Posted by on Oct 13, 2020 in Local Headline News, Wakefield Daily Item, Wakefield News | Comments Off on Busy week for town boards

Published in the October 13, 2020 edition. By MARK SARDELLA WAKEFIELD — It may be a short week from a municipal perspective but it will be a busy one despite the Columbus Day holiday, as most of the town’s major boards and committees will be meeting and a number of significant issues will be addressed. The Planning Board kicks...

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Wakefield High cancels all games scheduled for weekend

Posted by on Oct 16, 2020 in Wakefield Daily Item, Wakefield Sports | Comments Off on Wakefield High cancels all games scheduled for weekend

Published in the October 16, 2020 edition. WAKEFIELD — Wakefield Memorial High School athletic director Brendan Kent announced on Thursday night that all Wakefield High games and meets scheduled for today and tomorrow have been canceled.  The Warriors were scheduled to play Wilmington High School in nine events, starting with two cross country meets today.  The varsity girls’ soccer,...

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Warriors fly by Watertown in season opener

Posted by on Oct 14, 2020 in Wakefield Daily Item, Wakefield Sports | Comments Off on Warriors fly by Watertown in season opener

Published October 15, 2020 WAKEFIELD and Watertown raced at Wakefield Memorial High School on Saturday with the Warriors winning big in their first meet of 2020. (Colleen Riley Photo) WAKEFIELD — The WMHS boys’ cross country season started their 2020 campaign with a resounding 15-50 victory over Watertown at Wakefield Memorial High School on Saturday.  The Warriors once again...

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Register now for WYSA learn to skate

Posted by on Oct 7, 2020 in Wakefield Daily Item, Wakefield Sports | Comments Off on Register now for WYSA learn to skate

Published October 7, 2020 Registration is now open for the Wakefield Youth Skating Association’s Learn to Skate and Play clinic. The clinic provides children with an introduction to the sport of ice skating, with an option to learn and experience the basics of ice hockey. Classes are held Sundays beginning November 29 through March 14. To register or for...

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Playing with different rules, Wakefield-Watertown girls’ soccer teams set great example

Posted by on Oct 5, 2020 in Wakefield Daily Item, Wakefield Sports | Comments Off on Playing with different rules, Wakefield-Watertown girls’ soccer teams set great example

Warriors run away with 7-0 victory Published in the October 5, 2020 edition. By DAN PAWLOWSKI WAKEFIELD — In a way, both the Wakefield and Watertown girls’ soccer teams are 1-0 to start the season. While lined up at midfield after their first game of the season on Saturday, masks still on as they were throughout four quarters of...

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Ken Higgins, 81

Posted by on Oct 16, 2020 in Wakefield Daily Item, Wakefield Obituaries | Comments Off on Ken Higgins, 81

Published in the October 16, 2020 edition. WELLS, Maine — Ken Higgins, 81, of Wells, Maine, died unexpectedly on October 10, 2020. A former longtime resident of Wakefield, Massachusetts, Ken was the proud father of sons Mark, also of Maine, and Gregg, of Beverly, Massachusetts. In addition to his sons, he leaves behind a loving daughter-in-law, Lisa. He was...

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Olga E. Jacobs, 94

Posted by on Oct 16, 2020 in Wakefield Daily Item, Wakefield Obituaries | Comments Off on Olga E. Jacobs, 94

Published in the October 16, 2020 edition. WEBSTER, NH — Olga E. Jacobs, 94, a longtime Wakefield resident, died Tuesday, October 13 in Webster, NH. She was born in Melrose on December 27, 1925 and was the daughter of the late Julius and Christina (Domashowicz) Kanchuga. She was raised in Wakefield and was a graduate of Wakefield High School,...

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Ann Clemons, 84

Posted by on Oct 13, 2020 in Wakefield Daily Item, Wakefield Obituaries | Comments Off on Ann Clemons, 84

Published in the October 13, 2020 edition. BEDFORD, N.H. — Ann Clemons, 84, transitioned on Oct. 8, 2020, in Bedford, N.H. She was born at home in Wakefield, Mass., on Sept. 20, 1936, to Mary Butters Clemons and Maynard Gardner Clemons. A spirited tomboy with long braids, Ann spent afternoons with her dog, Betsy, searching for frogs, turtles and...

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Robert E. South, 83

Posted by on Oct 13, 2020 in Wakefield Daily Item, Wakefield Obituaries | Comments Off on Robert E. South, 83

Published in the October 12, 2020 edition. WAKEFIELD — Robert Edward South, 83, a longtime Wakefield resident, died October 3, 2020, after a brief illness. Born in Salem, MA, he was the son of the late Edward A. and Carrie (Sinclair) South. Bob served as a military policeman in Germany during the Cold War. After leaving the military, he...

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Paul Funk, 75

Posted by on Oct 7, 2020 in Wakefield Daily Item, Wakefield Obituaries | Comments Off on Paul Funk, 75

Longtime Wakefield resident spent 51 years in public education Published October 7, 2020 WEST HARWICH — Paul Funk, 75, of West Harwich passed away peacefully at home on October 5, 2020, with his loved ones by his side. Born on February 12, 1945 in Miami Beach, Florida and was raised in Wakefield by his parents the late Jean (Yazinka)...

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