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This is so surreal

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The writer is a lifelong artist and art educator facing a new reality with a little more time on her hands. Published April 1, 2020 By JOY SCHILLING What does it mean when someone says, “This is so surreal?” When people refer to something as surreal it means it is so strange you cannot believe it is real. A situation or experience that is surreal is bizarre and difficult to understand, like something from a dream or in the instance of COVID-19, a nightmare. So you might wonder what...

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Front Page: March 31, 2020

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Long-range road plan headed for TM

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Published in the March 31, 2020 edition. By MARK SARDELLA WAKEFIELD – The Town Council last week approved a number of public works-related articles for Annual Town Meeting. Among them was funding for a long-range road improvement plan. The plan was presented in detail at the Feb. 24 Town Council meeting, but before voting, councilors wanted to see exactly how the town would fund the $19,654,743 long range plan for upgrading the town’s 88 roadway miles. Dialing in by phone to last week’s Town Council Meeting due to ongoing...

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Front Page: March 30, 2020

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Full-community quarantine at Brightview

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Published in the March 30, 2020 edition. WAKEFIELD — Residents of the seminal Brightview Senior Living complex on Crescent Street are under a full-community quarantine following a death there caused by the coronavirus. Last Thursday, Executive Director Amy Murray wrote that the now-deceased resident presented with symptoms on Tuesday, March 24. “As you are aware,” she continued in a message to all residents, families and associates, “we immediately implemented a full-community quarantine for the 14 days recommended by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The Massachusetts Department of...

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Police update public on current operations

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Published in the March 30, 2020 edition. WAKEFIELD — As we continue to deal with a highly-contagious coronavirus strain, everyone has to do things differently and the Wakefield Police are no different. In order to comply with Gov. Charlie Baker’s social distancing guidelines, for example, local police will be suspending in-person firearms license processing until further notice. New and renewal applicants are requested to submit their full application by mail to the Wakefield Police Department, 1 Union St., Wakefield, MA 01880 to the attention of “Firearms Licensing.” Instructions and forms can...

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Lakeview Ave. home hit by lightning

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Published in the March 30, 2020 edition. WAKEFIELD — Quick action by the homeowner and neighbors with garden hoses along with a rapid response by the Fire Department likely saved a Lakeview Avenue home from more serious damage after it was hit by lightning during last night’s thunderstorms. According to Fire Chief Michael Sullivan, at about 9 p.m. a neighbor witnessed the lightning strike and called the Fire Department. Fortunately, only a small area of vinyl siding and some insulation were burned thanks to the combined efforts of neighbors and...

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Distance walking

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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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