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Front Page: March 27, 2020

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More budgets approved

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Published in the March 27, 2020 edition. By MARK SARDELLA WAKEFIELD — The business of the town must go on, even in the era of coronavirus, and to that end the Town Council approved several more budgets at this week’s meeting. Under mandated social distancing rules, the meeting was conducted with just Chairman Edward Dombroski and Town Administrator Stephen P. Maio in the WCAT studio, with other town councilors participating via telephone conference call. The public was not permitted to attend but could watch on live cable TV or...

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The medium is the message

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State to Postpone April 15 Tax Deadline

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Posted on: Friday, March 27, 2020 By MATT MURPHY State House News Service BOSTON — The April 15 deadline for filing state income tax returns will be postponed until July 15 under a deal announced Friday between Gov. Charlie Baker and legislative leaders. The change, which requires legislation, means the state tax deadline will now align with the new federal tax deadline, which was postponed last week by Internal Revenue Service. “In partnership with our colleagues in the Legislature, we are committed to providing this flexibility to taxpayers in...

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Front Page: March 26, 2020

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FinCom chair sounds schools’ budget alarm

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Published in the March 26, 2020 edition. By MARK SARDELLA WAKEFIELD — In spite of dire warnings from the chairman of the Finance Committee regarding the size of the School Department’s FY 2021 budget, the School Committee went ahead and unanimously approved Superintendent Doug Lyons’ recommended $47,976,659 FY 2021 School Department budget. The proposal includes a $2,045,611 (4.88 percent) increase over the current year’s budget. Dan Sherman’s comments were read by School Committee Chairman Cristopher Callanan at Tuesday night’s School Committee meeting. Due to COVID-19 social distancing requirements, the meeting featured...

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She is now State Rep. Lipper-Garabedian

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Published in the March 26, 2020 edition. BOSTON – Early yesterday afternoon, Kate Lipper-Garabedian of Melrose was sworn in as state representative of the 32nd Middlesex District representing Malden, Melrose and Wakefield. Lipper-Garabedian, formerly a Melrose city councilor, ran a grassroots campaign in the special election to replace former state representative and current Mayor of Melrose Paul Brodeur. She was sworn in at the Statehouse with a limited audience due to restrictions put in place surrounding the coronavirus social distancing protocols. Joining Kate at her swearing in (all at least...

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More COVID-19 cases reported here

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Published in the March 26, 2020 edition. WAKEFIELD — The Wakefield Health Department has been informed of additional cases of COVID-19 among Wakefield residents, bringing the current total to seven. The number of COVID-19 cases in Massachusetts also continues to rise. As of March 25, the state total was 1838. This is an increase of 679 from the previous day. The Wakefield cases are a mix of people who had direct contact with a person who was positive, as well as community acquired, (i.e., no known contact with a...

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Wakefield and Surrounding Communities Cancellations due to Coronavirus (COVID – 19)

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Posted on: Wednesday, March 25, 2020 • Governor Baker extends the closure of schools until May 4, 2020.  Wakefield Public Schools will be closed until that date. Posted on: Monday, March 17, 2020 • MIAA updates the spring sports season start date to Monday, April 27, 2020. • Temple Emmanuel cancels all religious, educational, and social event for March and April including Passover services and Community Sedar. Questions can be sent to Rabbi Greg Hersh or President Evan Pressman at 781-245-1886 or info@WakefieldTemple.org. • First Parish Congregational Church discontinues...

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Front Page: March 25, 2020

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