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Front Page: April 9, 2021

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Town helps Richard Bayrd celebrate 92 years

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A BIRTHDAY BANNER signed by hundreds of well-wishers was presented to Richard Bayrd in front of his Yale Avenue home by his daughter Deb Bayrd and his grandson David Bayrd. (Mark Sardella Photo) By MARK SARDELLA WAKEFIELD — The town turned out in force yesterday afternoon to help one of its most respected citizens celebrate his 92nd birthday. Richard Bayrd stood with family and friends outside his Yale Avenue home and waved as a long line of vehicles, including police cars, fire engines, DPW trucks, passenger cars and pickup...

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Front Page: April 8, 2021

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Warrior logo vote still matters

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Published in the April 8, 2021 edition. By MARK SARDELLA By now, you’ve probably heard that the School Committee voted on March 23 to eliminate the Wakefield Warrior logo. You may have inferred from that 5-2 vote that the issue is settled and the April 27 Town Election vote on the Warrior logo ballot question is now moot. That’s exactly what the School Committee wants you to think. It’s the main reason they voted when they did – to make you believe the April 27 ballot question no longer...

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GMS principal is leaving

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Published in the April 8, 2021 edition. WAKEFIELD — The popular leader of the Galvin Middle School is moving on. Adam Colantuoni wrote in a message yesterday to Galvin families that he has accepted another administrative job in Salem.  He wrote, “It is bittersweet to share this email with you this afternoon. After serving as the principal of the Galvin Middle School for the past six years, I have accepted a new position in Salem, as the Executive Director of Students Services and Family Supports beginning July 1st, 2021....

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FPCC Youth Group glad to be back in-person

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Published April 7, 2021 By GAIL LOWE WAKEFIELD—Over the past year when the coronavirus pandemic forced businesses, organizations and households into lockdown, people found ways to carry on. Zoom meetings became popular meeting places where all age groups could convene and enjoy the company of others or discuss important topics. First Parish Congregational Church’s Youth Group, directed by Julie Bohn, closed down between March and May 2020 and reopened over Zoom. Through it all, youth leaders Brian Foster and Jacob Jackson have been by her side to keep the...

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Front Page: April 7, 2021

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Front Page: April 6, 2021

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Hollywood kingpins hit town

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THE FILM CREW made some alterations to the Wakefield Bowladrome in preparation for shooting yesterday’s scenes for “The Tender Bar,” George Clooney’s forthcoming film starring Ben Affleck and Max Casella. The sign depicts tenpin bowling, whereas the Wakefield Bowladrome has only ever offered candlepin bowling.  (Mark Sardella Photo) Published in the April 6, 2021 edition. By MARK SARDELLA WAKEFIELD — Water Street was transformed into Tinseltown yesterday as director George Clooney and star Ben Affleck were filming scenes at the Wakefield Bowladrome for their forthcoming movie, “The Tender Bar.” DIRECTOR GEORGE...

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Front Page: April 5, 2021

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