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ZBA approves more parking at Sunrise

The Zoning Board of Appeals (ZBA) voted unanimously on Oct. 3 to allow the addition of 22 parking spaces at Sunrise of Lynnfield on Salem Street.

Prior to the vote, Sunrise Executive Director Stephen Ostrander said 21 spaces would be regular standard spaces and the remaining space would be reserved for handicapped drivers. “Assisted living has changed drastically,” he said. “We only have five residents with cars.” Therefore, the current number of parking spaces quickly become occupied on a regular basis, thus forcing other visitors to park across the street.

Peter Ogren of Hayes Engineering reminded the members of the board that they had already approved the project’s site plan and that the additional parking spaces would be a “minor modification.”

The ZBA did not hear any of the other six items that were on the agenda.

The Special Permit application for a clubhouse and equipment building at King Rail Reserve Golf Course was once again continued, as has been the case since June.

Residents Kevin and Maura Smith of Pillings Pond Road withdrew their application for a variance to demolish their current home and build a new house, as they have decided to sell the property instead.

Attorney Jay Kimball asked that the Special Permit application be withdrawn from MAS Builders to “raze and remove the existing non-conforming one-story structure and construct on a slightly larger footprint, a new two-story dwelling.” Kimball requested another continuance for the Special Permit application from resident Michael Prousalis of Wing Road to “raze and remove the existing structure and foundation on the lot located in the Ground Water Protection District and construct a new larger non-conforming foundation and two-and-a-half-story dwelling on the lot.”

The variance application from resident Stephen Sampson of Edgemere Road to build a stairway platform was continued as well.

The application from T-Mobile Northeast for an “Administrative Site Plan Review to modify transmission equipment” was continued as no one was in attendance to speak on behalf of T-Mobile.

By Christopher Roberson


Friends of the Lynnfield Library’s Annual Used Book Sale on October 20 & 21


The Friends of the Lynnfield Library are making final preparations for our favorite fall event. The Annual Used Book Sale takes place Saturday, October 21 from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. at the Meeting House with the “bag of books for $8” taking place in the final hour. A Preview for Friends’ members only will be from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. on Friday, October 20, and all Friends’ members are welcome at that time.

Please come and check out our great selection of high quality used adult hardcover nonfiction, small and large fiction and nonfiction paperbacks, DVDs, and music CDs. Our collection of children and young adult materials should also not be overlooked! Just a gentle reminder that we are no longer seeking material. Our storage space is filled to capacity.

This year we are pleased to announce an exciting new sale feature. Make a purchase to enter the free drawing for a chance to win gift cards and other giveaways donated by several local businesses, including Amazon, Learning Express, and Paper Source. A big thank you to these stores for their generous sponsorship.

The Friends of the Lynnfield Library is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization supporting Library programs and activities both financially and through hundreds of volunteer hours each year. If you are interested in joining the Friends or would like information about the organization, please visit the Friends’ website,, or email the Friends at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it . Thank you for supporting the Friends of the Lynnfield Library.



The Massachusetts Down Syndrome Congress will be hosting the 21st Annual Buddy Walk and Family Festival at 1:30 p.m. on Oct. 8 at Lake Quannapowitt in Wakefield. Participants are asked to arrive at noon. There is $25 registration fee for adults and a $10 registration fee for anyone under 22.

The Board of Health and the Council on Aging will have an influenza clinic from 8:30 a.m. to noon on Oct. 13 at 525 Salem St. Those who would like to be vaccinated cannot be allergic to eggs or egg products and cannot have a history of Guillain Barre Syndrome. Most insurance policies will be accepted.

The PTO at Summer Street Elementary School is looking for additional volunteers to fill the noon, 1 p.m. and 2 p.m. time slots during the Pumpkin Fair, on Oct. 14.

Chef Ned Grieg will be hosting a cooking demonstration from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. on Oct. 15 at Williams Sonoma, which is located at 1310 Market St.

Special Town Meeting will be held at 7 p.m. on Oct. 16 at Lynnfield Middle School, which is located at 525 Salem St.

The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society will be hosting the Light the Night Walk at 5 p.m. on Oct. 21 at 1 Church St. in Wakefield. The event is open to the public and free of charge. For additional information, contact Rachel Soll at 508-810-1342 or send email to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

The Lynnfield Moms Group will be hosting the Halloween Trunk or Treat Costume Parade from 3:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. on Oct. 22 at the Town Common.

Fit Revolution, Skeleton Key, Neem Medical Spa and Quinstance will be opening at MarketStreet Lynnfield before the end of the year.


PACC begins third year of YEA! on Oct. 25



Students from Peabody, Lynnfield and other North Shore communities will once again have the opportunity to cash in on their dreams of having their own businesses with the return of the Young Entrepreneurs Academy (YEA!).

YEA! Program Manager Maria Terris, who is also the event coordinator for the Peabody Area Chamber of Commerce, said there are currently 12 students enrolled in this year’s class, four of whom are from Peabody and three from Lynnfield. Those students include Taylor Ross, an eighth grade student at Higgins Middle School, Alex Locke, a junior at Peabody Veterans Memorial High School, Dylan Blacker, a senior at Lynnfield High School, Gianfranco Sacco, a sophomore at Lynnfield High School, Jacob Bettencourt, a senior at Essex Technical High School, Adam Hoffman, a senior at Peabody Veterans Memorial High School and Christopher Areglado, a junior at Lynnfield High School. The other five students will be coming from Danvers and Westford.

“The students from Peabody and Lynnfield range in age from 13-18 and are all excited to be a part of this innovative program,” said Terris. “They know that it will be work above and beyond school and sports, but they are a committed, dedicated group who want to stand up and stand out.”

“Students are chosen based on a written application and interview,” said Terris. “We look for students who have the entrepreneurial spirit, the desire to create something whether it is a product, service or social movement.”

Starting on Oct. 25, YEA! will meet every Wednesday from 4-7 p.m. at North Shore Community College in Danvers.

Terris said YEA! teaches students how to brainstorm business ideas, write a business plan, participate in trade shows and register a business. “We walk them through every stage of starting a business … It is a huge confidence builder and a great addition to their college application,” she said, adding that YEA! culminates with students presenting their business before a panel with the goal of obtaining start-up funds.

Former YEA! students include Matthew Ciampa of Lynnfield, who at the age of 12 created Treasure Socks, a line of custom-made socks designed to carry medications. Ciampa was also selected to present his business idea to MassChallenge and is currently planning to launch his product in 2019.

“YEA! gave me the business knowledge and tools to turn my idea into a business,” he said. “As the YEA! program progressed, I was inspired to keep developing my business. YEA! was and is inspirational for kids like me.”

Michael Axiotakis of Lynnfield, a high school student at the time, emerged from YEA! with AxioCovers, a custom line of chrome book covers.

After high school, Ashley Hurton of Peabody went on to launch HappiWear, a line of exercise clothing, which she currently runs out of her dorm room at San Diego State University. Hurton was the winner of the East Coast Regional Competition in 2016 and presented HappiWear at the U.S. Small Business Summit in Washington, D.C.

By Christopher Roberson


Father Cronin returns to celebrate Mass at St. Maria Goretti and Our Lady of the Assumption



Father John Cronin returned to Lynnfield to celebrate Mass at St. Maria Goretti and Our Lady of the Assumption Parishes last weekend. Fr. John served as a transitional deacon for the Lynnfield Catholic Collaborative throughout 2016, and he was ordained to the priesthood this past June in the Diocese of Albany, N.Y.

On Sunday, October 1, a reception was held in honor of Fr. John at the Priests’ Residence on Chestnut Street. Parishioners enjoyed hearing about his new assignment in Albany and wishing him well.


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