Fall Town Meeting wraps early

Posted by on Nov 19, 2019 in Local Headline News, Wakefield Daily Item, Wakefield News | Comments Off on Fall Town Meeting wraps early

Rail Trail funds approved Published in the November 19, 2019 edition. By MARK SARDELLA WAKEFIELD — The 121 voters in attendance made quick work of the 11 articles on last night’s Regular Town Meeting warrant, finishing up business by about 8:30 p.m. Under Article 1, Town Administrator Stephen P. Maio and School Superintendent Douglas Lyons provided a final report on...

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Penalty for illegal tree removal OK’d

Posted by on Nov 18, 2019 in Local Headline News, Wakefield Daily Item, Wakefield News | Comments Off on Penalty for illegal tree removal OK’d

Published in the November 18, 2019 edition. By MARK SARDELLA WAKEFIELD — For illegally cutting down trees in the Crystal Lake watershed area across from his home in early October, the town expects Sylvan Avenue resident Michael Thater to pay $9,500 for 30 trees to replace the 15 he removed at a 2-1 ratio. The sum also includes the...

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WMGLD donating 3 EV chargers

Posted by on Nov 15, 2019 in Local Headline News, Wakefield Daily Item, Wakefield News | Comments Off on WMGLD donating 3 EV chargers

Published in the November 15, 2019 edition. By MARK SARDELLA WAKEFIELD — The Town Council voted this week to accept a donation of three electric vehicle (EV) charging stations from the Wakefield Municipal Gas & Light Department and to participate in a related one-year pilot program. Town Councilor Julie Smith-Galvin, who also heads up the the Environmental Sustainability Committee,...

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Sweeney’s 5th TD gives Wakefield 42-35 win over North Reading

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Published in the November 19, 2019 edition. By DAN PAWLOWSKI NORTH READING — How do you follow up a five-touchdown game? Easy, just do it again. Following his five-touchdown effort at home against Dracut on Nov. 8, sophomore running back Aidan Sweeney rushed over to North Reading on Friday and ran in five more to help the Warriors beat a...

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Jellison, Roberto conclude fantastic XC careers with strong All State run

Posted by on Nov 18, 2019 in Wakefield Daily Item, Wakefield Sports | Comments Off on Jellison, Roberto conclude fantastic XC careers with strong All State run

Published in the November 18, 2019 edition. GARDNER — The Gardner Golf Course never disappoints from a spectator standpoint as the 2019 All State Championship took place on Saturday afternoon on a very cold but sunny day. The energy was high as the gun went off for each race and many spectators ran around the course to scream and...

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Warrior swimmers set five new school records at Sectionals

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Six Warriors named M.L. All-Stars Published in the November 15, 2019 edition. By DAN BYRNE BOSTON—On Sunday, the Wakefield Memorial High School girls’ varsity swim team participated in the Division 2 North Sectionals meet at Boston University. It was quite a banner day for Wakefield from the moment things got going. To start things off, Warriors standout sophomore Katie...

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Chester J. Confalone, 89

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Published in the November 19, 2019 edition. WAKEFIELD — Chester J. Confalone, 89, of Wakefield passed away at the Melrose Wakefield Hospital after a brief illness surrounded by his loving family on November 15, 2019. He was born on March 27, 1930 to the late Chester and Mary Confalone of Wakefield. He attended St. Joseph’s School and was a graduate...

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Maureen L. Keating, 61

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Published in the November 19, 2019 edition. WAKEFIELD — Maureen “Moe” Louise Keating, 61, passed away at home on November 13, 2019, after a courageous battle with cancer. She was born February 10, 1958 in Medford to the late James and Marilyn (Olson) Hess. The world did not know what it was getting itself into when “Moe” made an appearance....

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Nancy M. Benecchi, 68

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Published in the November 19, 2019 edition. WAKEFIELD — Nancy M. Benecchi, 68, of Wakefield, formerly of Revere, died on Saturday, November 16, 2019 at her residence. Born in Revere on November 1, 1951, she was the daughter of the late Valder and Jeannette (Foppiano) Benecchi. Ms. Benecchi was a graduate of Revere High School, Class of 1969, Boston College,...

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