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Electric usage ties a record

Posted by on Jul 28, 2020 in Wakefield News | Comments Off on Electric usage ties a record

Published July 28, 2020 WAKEFIELD — When it doesn’t get below 90 until 9 o’clock at night, you know it’s hot. With the region mired in its second heat wave in a week, the Municipal Gas and Light Department is carefully monitoring town-wide electricity usage to ensure air conditioners and fans keep working in customers’ homes and businesses. Yesterday, an all-time usage peak was tied, as residents and others used 50.15 megawatts of electricity. The record was first set a week ago Monday. According to meteorologist David Epstein, temperatures...

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Front Page: July 27, 2020

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PSB scuttle try rejected

Posted by on Jul 27, 2020 in Wakefield News | Comments Off on PSB scuttle try rejected

Published July 27, 2020 By MARK SARDELLA WAKEFIELD — The town can now go ahead and begin the process of renovating and expanding the police side of the Public Safety Building after Middlesex Superior Court judge Jackie Cowin shot down Robert Mitchell’s last-ditch effort to stop the project following a hearing late Friday morning. Less than an hour after the 25-minute hearing, held virtually via Zoom teleconferencing, Judge Cowin issued her one-page decision denying Mitchell’s motion for a Preliminary Injunction. She also dismissed his underlying complaint against the town....

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Front Page: July 24, 2020

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New school bus rules detailed

Posted by on Jul 24, 2020 in Wakefield News | Comments Off on New school bus rules detailed

Published in the July 24, 2020 edition WAKEFIELD — The COVID-19 pandemic has changed the way everyone operates, including public school systems and their students. Currently, Wakefield education officials are in the process of putting the final touches on three plans for reopening school for the 2020-2021 academic year. Those plans must be turned into the state Department of Elementary and Secondary Education for review by the end of this month. The following information was sent to the families of Wakefield students by Deidre Sandonato, Transportation Coordinator for the Wakefield Public...

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Front Page: July 23, 2020

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Three promoted at Fire Department

Posted by on Jul 23, 2020 in Wakefield News | Comments Off on Three promoted at Fire Department

Published in the July 23, 2020 edition. WAKEFIELD – Fire Chief Michael Sullivan is pleased to announce three promotions within the department. Captain Thomas M. Purcell III has been promoted to the new position of Deputy Fire Chief, Lieutenant David A. Shinney has been promoted to Fire Captain and Firefighter Gary F. Hill has been promoted to Fire Lieutenant. All three were sworn in yesterday. Deputy Thomas Purcell is a 24-year member of the department. He is a life-long resident and a graduate of the Wakefield High School Class...

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Imagine that

Posted by on Jul 23, 2020 in Wakefield News | Comments Off on Imagine that

Published in the July 23, 2020 edition. By MARK SARDELLA I’ll say one thing for the mob that is currently calling the shots across the country: they’re not shy. They are asking us — strike that. The woke mob doesn’t ask. They are ordering us to “re-imagine policing.” Of course, “re-imagine” is a euphemism. What they really want is to de-fund and dismantle the police. They tried saying that openly at first, but it didn’t go over so well. So, now we have to “re-imagine” that defund doesn’t really...

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Front Page: July 22, 2020

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PHOTO: Serene

Posted by on Jul 22, 2020 in Wakefield News | Comments Off on PHOTO: Serene

Published July 22, 2020

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