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Front Page: March 18, 2019

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The wonders of STEAM

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Published in the March 18, 2019 edition. By SARAH ROEHRICH WAKEFIELD — On Thursday, March 14 — Pi Day — the Wakefield Public Schools STEAM Community Task Force hosted STEAM Night for the second time at the Galvin Middle School. STEAM Night is an opportunity for educators and professionals from science, technology, engineering, art and math to share their passion for STEAM through interactive demonstrations. The fair partners high school students with STEAM professionals to offer a variety of free, hands-on STEAM activities for Wakefield students and their families....

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Town seeking volunteers for board and commission openings

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Published in the March 18, 2019 edition. WAKEFIELD — The Town Administrator’s office is accepting applications from residents interested in serving on one of the following committees. Interested candidates should submit a resume and letter of interest via email to Sherri Dalton, Executive Assistant to the Town Administrator at sdalton@wakefield.ma.us by Monday April 1 at 4:30 p.m. Appointments will be made in April 2019 by the Town Council. Conservation Commission The Conservation Commission meets the first and third Thursday of every month as needed to review petitions from land owners and or developers in...

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TSF’s 39th annual phonathon March 23

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Published in the March 18, 2019 edition. WAKEFIELD — Local high school students will be calling Wakefield residents on Saturday, March 23 between noon and 4 p.m. as part of The Scholarship Foundation of Wakefield’s 39th Annual Phonathon. The student volunteers will be calling from the Americal Civic Center where TSF has its office. According to TSF of Wakefield Phonathon chairperson Michael Kilkelly, the annual phonathon helps raise funds for scholarships awarded to Wakefield residents in their pursuit of higher education. Each donation, regardless of the dollar amount, goes a...

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In the spirit

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Front Page: March 15, 2019

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A look at Tuesday’s rail trail meeting

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Published in the March 15, 2019 edition. By DAN TOMASELLO LYNNFIELD — The Massachusetts Department of Transportation (MassDOT) will be holding a public hearing on the proposed 25 percent design of the Wakefield-Lynnfield Rail Trail on Tuesday, March 19, beginning at 6:30 p.m. in the Lynnfield Middle School auditorium. The public hearing’s purpose is help residents from both communities learn more about the proposed 25 percent design of the rail trail. Residents from both towns will be able to comment on the project. The rail trail project entails constructing...

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Full STEAM ahead 

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Ascolillo named Wakefield’s Substance-Use Recovery Coach

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Published in the March 14, 2019 edition WAKEFIELD — The Massachusetts Department of Public Health reports that almost 16,000 opioid-related deaths occurred in Massachusetts from 2000 to 2017, with 2,913 in Middlesex County during that timeframe. In 2018, Wakefield Police responded to more than 100 calls related to substance-use issues. The crisis is not unique to Wakefield, and the town has launched an innovative program aimed at curbing these statistics. Through a partnership with Eliot Community Human Services, Wakefield welcomes Tracy Ascolillo as a part-time recovery coach to support residents...

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Front Page: March 14, 2019

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