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This evening reception is a Now Accepting Applications for SUMMER DAY CAMP Ages 4.5 to 14 Jim Loscutoff’s CAMP EVERGREEN Our 55 th Year Providing a Wonderful Camping Experience for Boys & Girls in a Natural Forest Setting. 2 Pools • Softball • Tennis • Archery • Boating and More!!! Door to Door Transportation February & April School Vacation Camp Available www.campevergreen.com Phone: 978.475.2502 166 Jenkins Road, Andover, MA This camp complies with the regulations of the M.D.P.H. & is licensed by the Andover Board of Health. $9.99 The developers of the proposed Sagamore Spring senior housing development have submitted their paperwork to get three zoning articles on the April Town Meeting Warrant. If approved by voters, the zoning amendments will help pave the way for 154 units of senior housing at the Sagamore Spring Golf Club. The 18-hole golf course will remain on the property. The rezoning includes changing the east side of the property from a residential to an elderly housing district, allowing a golf course as a permitted use in an elderly housing district, and increasing the maximum number of units allowed in an elderly housing district from 136 to 154, according to Ted Regnante, the local attorney representing the Residences at Sagamore Spring project. The project is being proposed by developer Richard Bonvie, president of Mashpee-based Bonvie Homes. Bonvie has been behind several high-end over 55 communities across the state, including the New England Country Club project in Bellingham. The planned residences will be attached two-bedroom townhomes ranging from 2,400 to 3,000 square feet, built in clusters of duplexes, triplexes, and quads, with expected listing prices from $700,000 to $900,000, according to Regnante. The Sagamore Spring Golf Course has been owned by the Luff and Strobel/Thompson families since 1929. Richard Luff, speaking on behalf of the landowners during the initial presentation to selectmen, said the proposed free event and open to the public. Art-In-Bloom is the signature Spring event that combines multi-media art creations with fresh floral First time participants • Boxing gloves with sign-up active adult community was the most attractive option of several he and his family considered for the land. “Working with Ron and his team will ensure the best use of the land and allow the golf course to remain open to the public,” he said. Richard Tisei, owner of Northrup Associates, is working with Bonvie on the marketing of the community. Tisei said the community will provide much needed residences for adults 55 and over who want to remain in Lynnfield as they become empty nesters. Tisei, Bonvie, and Regnante have all noted that allowing senior housing will have less of an impact on the town than allowing single family residences, which would place a greater burden on the schools and other town services. design interpretations. Artists from the Lynnfield Art Guild, and art students from the Lynnfield High School and Lynnfield Middle School submit art selections, which are then interpreted through fresh floral designs by members of the Lynnfield Home & Garden Club and local professional floral designers. At the April 9 reception, attendees will hear brief presentations about the inspirations and creativity from both the artists and the floral designers. The pairings of the art and floral arrangements will remain on display through April 13. The April 9 reception is free and open to the public. The Lynnfield Village Home & Garden Club welcomes the evening’s attendees with refreshments and beautiful themed raffle items for home and garden. Lynnfield Water District closing warrant The Lynnfield Center Water District Board of Water Commissioners will vote at 7 p.m. on Monday March 12 during their regular board meeting to close the Warrants for the April 2 Annual and Special District Meetings. Any articles to be placed upon the Warrant for either meeting must be received in writing by the Clerk of the District prior to 7 p.m. Monday March 12. BRUCE MCCORRY’S MARTIAL ARTS Route 1 South, Newbury Street, Peabody Est. 1978 978-535-7878 www .brucemccorry.com Looking for past issues? Find them on weeklynews.net
MARCH 1, 2018 WEEKLYNEWS.NET - 978-532-5880 3 Town considers opioid class action suit SUIT From Page 1 Commonwealth of Massachusetts,” said Dolan. “Communities are coming together to file a class action suit against leading pharmaceutical companies that have provided opioid-based pharmaceuticals to residents of the commonwealth.” Last fall, Healey expanded an ongoing investigation in the marketing and sales of opioids to include multiple manufacturers of branded painkillers and three major drug distributors. As part of the 39-member bipartisan coalition of attorneys general, Healey was investigating whether drug manufacturers sought to increase profits by misrepresenting the dangers of prescription painkillers and ignoring the public health risks of spiking opioid sales. 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