Learn Anywhere program assessed

Posted by on Dec 14, 2018 in Local Headline News, Wakefield Daily Item, Wakefield News | Comments Off on Learn Anywhere program assessed

Published in the December 14, 2018 edition. By MARK SARDELLA WAKEFIELD — The pros and cons of the Wakefield Public Schools’ Learn Anywhere Project were hashed out at a recent School Committee meeting as part of a presentation by a committee charged with evaluating the program. The Learn Anywhere Project consists of three parts: Distance learning during school cancellation...

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New high school will have to wait

Posted by on Dec 13, 2018 in Local Headline News, Wakefield Daily Item, Wakefield News | Comments Off on New high school will have to wait

Published in the December 13, 2018 edition. By MARK SARDELLA WAKEFIELD — The town’s hopes for state assistance with building a new high school were dashed for at least another year as yesterday the Massachusetts School Building Authority turned down Wakefield’s request to get into the MSBA’s program. The Massachusetts School Building Authority is a quasi-independent public agency that...

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Maio gives overview as budget season looms

Posted by on Dec 12, 2018 in Local Headline News, Wakefield Daily Item, Wakefield News | Comments Off on Maio gives overview as budget season looms

Published December 12, 2018 By MARK SARDELLA WAKEFIELD – Wakefield is in good financial shape heading into FY 2020 budget preparations. That was the message from Town Administrator Stephen P. Maio as he provided the Town Council with a Fiscal Year 2020 budget preparation overview at Monday night’s meeting. Soon after the start of the New Year, the town will...

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Warriors fall to Winchester in season opener

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Lawrence excited to build up program in first year Published in the December 14, 2018 edition. By DAN PAWLOWSKI WOBURN — As first steps go, it was certainly in the right direction for the Wakefield High boys’ hockey team on Tuesday night at O’Brien Ice Rink as they matched up against Winchester. Winchester, coming off a trip to the...

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‘It’s a tie that feels like a win’

Posted by on Dec 13, 2018 in Wakefield Daily Item, Wakefield Sports | Comments Off on ‘It’s a tie that feels like a win’

Warriors score with 5 seconds left to stun Winchester By DAN PAWLOWSKI WOBURN — How’s that for game one? Facing a 4-2 deficit with three minutes left against Winchester on Tuesday night at O’Brien Ice Rink, the Wakefield High girls’ hockey team decided their season wouldn’t start this way. “In the third period, the momentum was shifting and I saw...

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Warriors look sharp in season-opening win over Reading

Posted by on Dec 12, 2018 in Wakefield Daily Item, Wakefield Sports | Comments Off on Warriors look sharp in season-opening win over Reading

Published December 12, 2018 By DAN BYRNE WAKEFIELD — Tuesday was opening night for Middlesex League hoops at the Charbonneau Field House as the Wakefield Memorial High School boys’ varsity team hosted Reading. The game saw an up-tempo pace hold throughout, as the Warriors, led by 15 points from senior Billy O’Keefe, were able to hold off the Rockets,...

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Amandee Elaine Hoctor, 23

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Published in the December 14, 2018 edition. WAKEFIELD — Amandee Elaine Hoctor, 23, a lifelong Wakefield resident died unexpectedly after a long battle with addiction on Tuesday, December 11, 2018. She was born in Methuen on May 15, 1995 and was a graduate of St. Joseph School and the Northeast Vocational High School, Class of 2013. She is survived...

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Mary Ann Doherty, 85

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Published in the December 14, 2018 edition. WAKEFIELD — Mary Ann Doherty, 85, of Wakefield, died peacefully December 13, 2018 at the Bear Hill Nursing Center. Born in South Boston on December 8, 1933 she was the daughter of the late Ignaz and Anna (Kevartas) Voveris. Mrs. Doherty was raised and educated in South Boston. At the age of...

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James S. Carter, Sr., 91

Posted by on Dec 11, 2018 in Wakefield Daily Item, Wakefield Obituaries | Comments Off on James S. Carter, Sr., 91

Published in the December 11, 2018 edition. ROCKPORT — James S. Carter Sr., 91, of Rockport, husband of Ruth T. (Schefisch) Carter passed away on Friday morning, December 7, 2018 due to complications from the flu, surrounded by loved ones. He was born in Melrose on November 16, 1927, son of the late Maurice and Martha (Dugan) Carter. Jim...

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