One child, one vote

Posted by on Mar 21, 2019 in Local Headline News, Wakefield Daily Item, Wakefield News | Comments Off on One child, one vote

Published in the March 21, 2019 edition. By MARK SARDELLA Whenever you see proposals to “expand voting rights,” or “make voting easier,” your BS detector should go off. Since the right to vote is already guaranteed by law and voting is already easier than falling off a log, I am always suspicious of efforts to “expand” or “simplify” voting....

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WAAV’s White Ribbon event Tuesday

Posted by on Mar 21, 2019 in Local Headline News, Wakefield Daily Item, Wakefield News | Comments Off on WAAV’s White Ribbon event Tuesday

Published in the March 21, 2019 edition. WAKEFIELD — Let’s end this. The Wakefield Alliance Against Violence (WAAV) will once again be promoting the statewide White Ribbon Campaign, an international movement led by men who pledge to be part of the solution in ending violence against women. On Tuesday, March 26 from 7-8 p.m. at The Savings Bank Theatre, WAAV...

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Temporary public space planned for FBC site

Posted by on Mar 20, 2019 in Local Headline News, Wakefield Daily Item, Wakefield News | Comments Off on Temporary public space planned for FBC site

Published March 20, 2019 By MARK SARDELLA WAKEFIELD — Now that the cleanup after the devastating First Baptist Church fire last October is complete, the immediate plan is to seed the property with grass and offer it as a temporary public space while the congregation continues to weigh options for the long term future of the property. In a recent...

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Tolios ready to lead Wakefield softball

Posted by on Mar 21, 2019 in Wakefield Daily Item, Wakefield Sports | Comments Off on Tolios ready to lead Wakefield softball

Published in the March 21, 2019 edition. By DAN PAWLOWSKI WAKEFIELD — Three-sport athletes in high school sports are becoming more and more rare. Having a specialty focus in one or two sports at the most is a trend not likely to end soon. Three-sport coaches are even more uncommon, but yes, they exist. Chris Tolios, a former three-sport athlete...

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Warrior captains attend World Softball Coaches’ Convention

Posted by on Mar 20, 2019 in Wakefield Daily Item, Wakefield Sports | Comments Off on Warrior captains attend World Softball Coaches’ Convention

Meghan Burnett Foundation hosting throwing clinic April 6 Published March 20, 2019 UNCASVILLE, CT. — The Wakefield Memorial High School varsity softball team, represented by captains Julia DiFazio, Juliette Guanci, Taylor Owen and Sophia Gosselin-Smoske recently attended the World Softball Coaches’ Convention. The convention, attended by thousands, was held at Mohegan Sun in Uncasville, CT. The attendees were able to...

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Northeastern: The next Loyola Chicago?

Posted by on Mar 20, 2019 in Wakefield Daily Item, Wakefield Sports | Comments Off on Northeastern: The next Loyola Chicago?

Published March 20, 2019 By DAN PAWLOWSKI SALT LAKE CITY, Utah — Calling the 2018 Loyola Chicago Ramblers a solid mid-major blueprint is like saying the Blues Brothers was a pretty good movie. But here we are, changing the address of Fenway Park to Wrigley Field in order to throw off some Blue Blood rollers. Drawing Kansas in the first round...

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Walter G. Duval, 68

Posted by on Mar 21, 2019 in Wakefield Daily Item, Wakefield Obituaries | Comments Off on Walter G. Duval, 68

Published in the March 21, 2019 edition. WEST NEWFIELD, Maine — Walter G. Duval, 68, of West Newfield, Maine passed away on Monday, March 18, 2019 in Palm Bay, Florida. Mr. Duval was born in Wakefield on May 16, 1950. Arrangements by Ammen Family Cremation and Funeral Care, 1001 South Hickory Street, Melbourne,...

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Michael E. Stanley, 56

Posted by on Mar 19, 2019 in Wakefield Daily Item, Wakefield Obituaries | Comments Off on Michael E. Stanley, 56

Published in the March 19, 2019 edition. FORT PIERCE, Fla. — Michael Edward Stanley, 56, formerly of Wakefield and Reading, Mass. passed peacefully on March 8, 2019 at Longwood Regional Medical Center in Fort Pierce, Fla. Michael was born in Winchester, Mass. on April 11, 1962 to the late Alice Mae (Amirault) Stanley/Richardson and Edward (Tony) H. Stanley. He...

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Stephen Whicher, 68

Posted by on Mar 19, 2019 in Wakefield Daily Item, Wakefield Obituaries | Comments Off on Stephen Whicher, 68

Published in the March 19, 2019 edition. WAKEFIELD — Stephen Jeremiah Whicher, 68, died on March 11, 2019. Born December 30, 1950, in Rhode Island to Marion L. (Jones) and Ralph F. Whicher, he graduated from Wakefield High School in 1967. He graduated from the University of Massachusetts in 1971 with a bachelor of science in Chemical Engineering. Steve served...

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