• December 14 2018,  Lynnfield,  Lynnfield Sports,  Sports

    Brandon Troisi earns District 1 football academic honors

    WATERVILLE, Maine – Colby College football player Brandon Troisi of Lynnfield, Mass., was named to the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA) 2018 Academic Division III All-District I Football Team on November 13, 2018. The 2018 Google Cloud Academic All-District Football Team, which is selected by CoSIDA, recognizes the nation’s top student-athletes for their combined performances on the field and in the classroom. The Google Cloud Academic All-America program separately recognizes football honorees in four divisions: National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Division I, NCAA Division II, NCAA Division III and National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA). First-team Academic All-District honorees advance to the Google Cloud Academic All-America ballot. For…

  • December 14 2018,  Lynnfield

    LHS Guidance Dept. personnel explain role in students’ lives

     By Christopher Roberson   Guidance Director Kathryn Moody and her colleagues recently went before the School Committee to discuss the ways in which they assist students with navigating through four years at Lynnfield High School. Moody said her department held a series of small group meetings with freshmen during the first weeks of school. She said there is now a second series of meetings to check back in with those students and review their first quarter of high school. However, those meetings do not last very long. “Ninth graders don’t really like to talk to us, but that’s OK, relationships take time,” Moody said during the committee’s Dec. 11 meeting.…

  • December 14 2018,  Lynnfield

    Lynnfield Center Water District Debuts New Website

       The Lynnfield Center Water District is pleased to announce the launch of a brand new website. The site, which remains at the district’s existing lcwd.us web address, will provide residents and visitors with all of the latest water district news and information. The website features a clean layout and a user-friendly design with large, bright photos and an easy-to-navigate menu. The website is equipped with a news blog, which is integrated with the District’s existing social media profiles to ensure timely dissemination of important district updates. “We’re well aware of the need to make a wide variety of information readily available to the members of our community, and this…

  • December 14 2018,  Lynnfield

    Letter to the Editor: Veterans Services Officer attends USS Thomas Hudner commissioning ceremony

    Letter to the Editor: Veterans Services Officer attends USS Thomas Hudner commissioning ceremony Dear Editor: On Dec. 1, I had the great pleasure and honor of attending the commissioning ceremony of the USS Thomas Hudner in Boston. The Hudner is the U.S. Navy’s newest guided missile destroyer, named after Thomas J. Hudner, Jr., born on Aug. 31, 1924 in Fall River. Hudner was a Navy pilot who, in 1950 during the Korean War, flew F4U Corsairs off the deck of the USS Lete for an armed reconnaissance mission north of the Chosin Reservoir. His element leader was Ensign Jesse L. Brown, the Navy’s first African American fighter pilot. On Dec. 4,…

  • December 14 2018,  Lynnfield

    Another successful Hour of Code in Lynnfield elementary schools

    By Christopher Roberson The second, third and fourth grade students at Huckleberry Hill and Summer Street Elementary Schools recently took a break from their usual curriculum to participate in the district’s fourth annual Hour of Code. Sarah Perkins, the digital teaching coach for the Lynnfield Public Schools, said the team at Code.org, which sponsors the Hour of Code, has tailored the computer science event in a way that captures young minds. Perkins said the themes from “Star Wars,” “Frozen” and “The Grinch” are embedded into the block coding to make it more like a game. “They’re hitting the kids right where their interest level is. This is highly engaging,” she…

  • December 14 2018,  Lynnfield

    Free Community Dinner at Horizon House Offers Food and Friendship to All

    Hosted by Emmanuel Episcopal Church in Wakefield on Tuesday, December 18, at 5:30 p.m.   Members of Emmanuel Episcopal Church in partnership with Horizon House, a service of Riverside Community Care, will host a community dinner on Tuesday, December 18, 2018, at 5:30 p.m. in the Horizon House dining room located at 78 Water Street, Wakefield, MA (next to the Bowladrome).  The dinner is free and open to all and will feature Asian chopped salad with carrot-ginger dressing; Chinese “Moo Shu” style Pork and Vegetables with rice; fruit cup and fortune cookies.  For more information, call Horizon House at 781-245-4272 and ask for David or Rob in the Culinary Services…

  • December 14 2018,  Lynnfield

    Frank Solivan & Dirty Kitchen return to Linden Tree Coffeehouse

    Saturday, Jan. 5 The Linden Tree Coffeehouse welcomes back for the third time, Frank Solivan & Dirty Kitchen. With chops so hot, Frank Solivan & Dirty Kitchen were named the 2016 Instrumental Group of the Year by the International Bluegrass Music Association (IBMA) for the second time, with a third nomination in 2017. Their critically acclaimed album “Cold Spell” earned a 2015 Grammy nomination for Best Bluegrass Album of the Year, yet the accolades don’t end there. Solivan and banjoist Mike Munford – the 2013 IBMA Banjo Player of the Year – award-winning guitarist Chris Luquette and bassist Jeremy Middleton simmer a progressive bluegrass stew of infinite instrumental, vocal and…

  • December 14 2018,  Lynnfield

    Improbable Players educate middle school students on dangers of addiction

    By Christopher Roberson   Through a theatrical performance, the four members of the Improbable Players, known only by their first names, recently taught students at Lynnfield Middle School what happens when drugs and alcohol take hold of a family. “Everyone thought we were perfect, but we weren’t,” said Zack, who played the role of the older son during the Dec. 7 performance, detailing the lives of a family of four over a 20-year period. Early on in the performance, it quickly became evident that Megan, playing the role of the mother, had a drinking problem. “Mom, you were drunk. You passed out in front of my friends,” said Christian, playing…

  • December 14 2018,  Lynnfield

    LCWD customers approve $250K for MWRA study

    By Christopher Roberson During the Dec. 10 special meeting of the Lynnfield Center Water District (LCWD), ratepayers voted to pass Article 5 to appropriate $250,000 for a study that will look at the feasibility of drawing water from the Massachusetts Water Resources Authority (MWRA) or from “another source.” “We have a quality problem and a quantity problem; we definitely need this study because we’re going to run out of water,” said ratepayer Stephanie Rauseo, who sponsored the article, adding that she expects the study to be completed by April 8, 2019. “This is enough time for them to give us an answer.” Angela Moulton, an environmental engineer at CDM Smith,…