Sleigh Pull program rescued

Posted by on Dec 8, 2017 in Local Headline News, Wakefield Daily Item, Wakefield News | Comments Off on Sleigh Pull program rescued

Published in the December 8, 2017 edition. By GAIL LOWE WAKEFIELD — The annual Sleigh Pull, a Wakefield Christmas tradition for 25 years, almost didn’t happen this year. What? How can that be? Why, the Sleigh Pull is an important part of the Christmas season just as cooking a turkey is on Thanksgiving Day. For all of those years, just before Christmas John and Sandie Shelton oversaw the delivery of gifts to the neediest children in town. Shelton, dressed as Santa Claus, sat up front in the red sleigh...

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Two abutters to work with power line group

Posted by on Dec 7, 2017 in Local Headline News, Wakefield Daily Item, Wakefield News | Comments Off on Two abutters to work with power line group

Published in the December 7, 2017 edition. By MARK SARDELLA WAKEFIELD – The town has identified seven potential consultants to help evaluate the health, safety and environmental effects of a proposed 345KV underground electric transmission line that would run through 3.5 miles of Wakefield. Last night, a subcommittee of the Board of Selectmen discussed the list of consultants to whom the town has reached out and requested that they respond with proposals. They have until Monday, Dec. 11 to respond. Also last night, the subcommittee chose two abutters to the proposed...

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ECC sign up next month

Posted by on Dec 7, 2017 in Local Headline News, Wakefield Daily Item, Wakefield News | Comments Off on ECC sign up next month

Published in the December 7, 2017 edition. WAKEFIELD — New family preschool registration for September 2018 will take place at the Doyle Early Childhood Center, 11 Paul Avenue, on Monday, January 8; Tuesday, January 9; and Wednesday, January 10, from 9:00 a.m. – 12 noon. Evening registration will take place on Tuesday, January, 9, from 5 – 7:00 p.m. Please bring a copy of your child’s birth certificate, proof of residency such as a bill showing your address and a $50 deposit made out to the Town of Wakefield....

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Pavey ready to lead the WMHS girls’ basketball program

Posted by on Dec 8, 2017 in Wakefield Daily Item, Wakefield Sports | Comments Off on Pavey ready to lead the WMHS girls’ basketball program

Published in the December 8, 2017 edition. By DAN PAWLOWSKI WAKEFIELD — Announcements of new head coaches are usually a good opportunity to introduce someone to the community. Jason Pavey doesn’t need that exactly. A WHS alum and current 7th grade social studies teacher at the Galvin Middle School, Pavey has been coaching basketball at the high school for nine years; three as the girls’ JV coach and six as the varsity assistant under head coach Meghan O’Connell. So when O’Connell, the D2 North MBCA Coach of the Year,...

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Five Warriors selected as M.L. football All-Stars

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Published in the December 7, 2017 edition. WAKEFIELD — The Middlesex League coaches met recently to make this year’s All-Star selections on both offense and defense for the Freedom and Liberty divisions.  The Wakefield Warriors had five All-Stars named with two on offense and three on defense. Seniors Pat Bertini and Dan Cataldo were named All-Stars on offense while seniors Ryan Fitzpatrick and Devin O’Brien, and junior Danny Marinaccio got the honor on defense.  Bertini and Cataldo both completed their careers with another great season on the offensive line....

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Wakefield boys’ soccer holds postseason banquet

Posted by on Dec 6, 2017 in Wakefield Daily Item, Wakefield Sports | Comments Off on Wakefield boys’ soccer holds postseason banquet

Published in the December 6, 2017 edition By DAN MARGARITA WAKEFIELD — The Wakefield High boy’s soccer team formally ended their season with the annual postseason banquet, which featured speeches and presentations of awards. The evening began with first year head coach Andrew Tetrault recapping the season from training camp, where he had to familiarize himself with his team. “There was a lot of uncertainty at the beginning. ‘Who is this guy? What does he expect from us?’” said the coach of his team’s attempts to gauge his demeanor....

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Frank A. Tredinnick Jr., 96

Posted by on Dec 7, 2017 in Wakefield Daily Item, Wakefield Obituaries | Comments Off on Frank A. Tredinnick Jr., 96

Published in the December 7, 2017 edition. WAKEFIELD — Frank A. “Sandy” Tredinnick, Jr., 96, of Wakefield died Monday, December 4, 2017, at the Rosewood Nursing Home in Peabody. Born in Wakefield, on July 26, 1921, he was the son of the late Frank A. and Mary Louise (Hutchinson) Tredinnick. Mr. Tredinnick was raised in Wakefield and was a graduate of Wakefield High School. He then went on to receive degrees from Tufts University in 1943 and Columbia University in 1947. He received honorary degrees from Franklin Pierce College,...

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Mary E. Collins, 87

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Was a Eucharistic Minister taught CCD at St. Theresa’s Published in the December 6, 2017 edition NORTH READING — Mary E. (Desmond) Collins, 87, of North Reading and formerly of Sudbury and Belmont, died at her home surrounded by her loving family on Wednesday, November 29, 2017. She was the beloved wife of the late Arthur J. Collins. Born in Cambridge on July 16, 1930, she was the daughter of the late Timothy and Grace (Casey) Desmond. She was raised and attended school in Belmont. Mary worked as a...

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Francis E. O’Laughlin, 71

Posted by on Dec 5, 2017 in Wakefield Daily Item, Wakefield Obituaries | Comments Off on Francis E. O’Laughlin, 71

Published in the December 5, 2017 edition. WAKEFIELD — Francis E. (”Frank”) O’Laughlin, 71, of Wakefield, formerly of Melrose and Boston passed away on December 3, 2017. Beloved husband of Deborah (Giglio) O’Laughlin and devoted father of Frank O’Laughlin and Abigail O’Laughlin. Son of the late Lorraine O’Laughlin Guido and Francis O’Laughlin. Brother of David O’Laughlin, Stephen Guido and Christine Guido. Frank was a Vietnam War veteran who served his country with pride as a member of the US Marine Corps from 1966 to 1970 earning the National Defense...

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