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4 WEEKLYNEWS.NET - 978-532-5880 MARCH 1, 2018 PEABODY WEEKLY NEWS Serving the community since 1957 (USPS #66) Telephone: (978) 532-5880 • Fax: (978) 532-4250 Mailing Address: P.O. Box 5, Lynn, MA 01903 News and Advertising Offices: 110 Munroe St., Lynn, MA 01901 Office Hours: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday Editor: Adam Swift Sports Editor: Anne Marie Tobin Advertising Reps: Ralph Mitchell Kerry Smith Patricia Whalen Subscription Rate: $35 per year (52 issues) • Single Copy: $1.00 Deadlines: News: Monday, noon; Display Ads: Monday, noon; Classified Ads: Monday, noon; No cancellations accepted after deadline. The Peabody Weekly News is published 52 times per year on Thursday by Essex Media Group, Inc. No issue is printed during the week of Christmas. The Peabody Weekly News is delivered via US Mail to homes and businesses in Peabody. It is also available in several locations throughout Peabody. The Peabody Weekly News will not be responsible for typographical or other errors in advertisements, but will reprint that part of an advertisement in which a typographical error occurs if notified immediately. Advertisers must notify the Peabody Weekly News of any errors in advertisements on the FIRST day of insertion. The publisher reserves the right to reject, omit or edit any copy offered for publication. Historical society presents clairvoyant lecture A TRADITION OF TRUST, CARING & PROFESSIONAL SERVICE TO THE COMMUNITY SINCE 1952 ▲ Service to all faiths ▲ Complete Pre-Need Planning ▲ Medicaid Approved Trust & Insurance Plans 19 YALE AVE., WAKEFIELD, MASS. The Peabody Historical Society & Museum will present “Moll Pitcher: 17th Century Clairvoyant”, a lecture by Anne Barrett on Sunday, March 11, 2018 at 2 pm at the Smith Barn, Felton Street, Peabody. Learn about Moll Pitcher considered a clairvoyant and fortune-teller from Lynn. She was known as a fortune-teller, and a tea leaves reader with clients that continued increasing during her lifetime. Ms. Pitcher was consulted by all classes even noblemen from Europe. Though her predictions varied from love affairs to legacies, she was mostly remembered for her predictions involving the outcome of voyages. Members free; non-members $5. For information 978-531-0805. Wheelchair accessible. ▲ Spacious Modern Facilities ▲ Ample Private Parking ▲ Handicapped Accessible Area Code 781 245-3550 • 334-9966 Conveniently Located off Exit 39 (North Ave.) Rt. 128 Wednesday, Feb. 21 At 2:22 p.m., a caller reported a dead raccoon in her yard on America Drive. The caller was advised that the homeowner is responsible for the removal and disposal of dead wildlife. At 3:10 p.m., there was a reported of an intoxicated woman with no pants on Central Street. The woman was taken to the hospital. At 3:19 p.m., a caller reported a dead raccoon in her yard on Highland Street. The caller was advised that homeowners are responsible for the removal and disposal of deceased wildlife. At 3:55 p.m., a breaking and entering was reported on Woodlawn Avenue. At 5:47 p.m., there was a motor vehicle accident on Andover Street. At 6:58 p.m., there was a motor vehicle accident on Main Street at Caller Street. Thursday, Feb. 22 At 8:07 a.m., there was a motor vehicle accident on Lynnfield Street. At 5:23 p.m., there was a report of an attempted burglary on Warren Street. At 5:34 p.m., there was a motor vehicle accident on Newbury Street. At 5:44 p.m., there was a motor vehicle accident on Andover Street. At 9:26 p.m., there was a report of suspicious activity Come one, come all — bring your child, or bring the child in you, to find out how to build a Kano ( computer kit. “The UK’s fast-growing startup,” “the creator of build-it-yourself tech,” Kano “trains a generation to perceive the world as endlessly programmable,” and has “the potential to unshackle from the past and usher in a new world of computing.” Don’t miss this Police Log on Spring Pond Road. Friday, Feb. 23 At 8:08 a.m., there was a motor vehicle accident on Winter Street at Oak Street. At 5:19 p.m., there was a motor vehicle accident on Andover Street. At 11:31 p.m., police arrested Adrian D. Townsend, 35, of 658 Metropolitan Ave. in Boston on charges of assault and battery on a family or household member, strangulation or suffocation causing serious bodily harm, and assault and battery with a dangerous weapon. Saturday, Feb. 24 At 9:07 a.m., there was a report of vandalism to a gravestone at the Cedar Grove Cemetery. At 12:18 p.m., there was a hit and run motor vehicle accident on Newbury Street. At 12:21 p.m., a caller reported that someone stole his trash barrel on Antrim Road. At 3:31 p.m., there was a motor vehicle accident on Washington Street. At 8:14 p.m., there was a motor vehicle accident on Brooksby Village Drive. At 11:08 p.m., there was a report of a woman ingesting heroin in an ATM vestibule on Main Street. Sunday, Feb. 25 At 10:33 a.m., there was a report of vandalism to a hotel Build a Kano Computer Kit special opportunity to see and hear Mr. Paul Ramos, Kano’s Head of Education Sales, as he describes and demonstrates the almost endless possibilities at the North Shore Computer Society’s Thursday, March 8 meeting. All meetings of the North Shore Computer Society are free and open to the public, and start at 7 p.m. The presentation will be held at the McCarthy Auditorium room on Newbury Street. At 2:32 p.m., police arrested Nicholas Fortin, 29, of 18 Krochmal Road in Peabody and charged him with possession of a class A drug and shoplifting. At 5:19 p.m., there was a motor vehicle accident on Veterans Memorial Drive. At 5:50 p.m., police arrested Salyn Chhay, 35, of 21 7th Ave. in Lowell on charges of assault and battery and malicious destruction of property under $250. At 9:05 p.m., police arrested Jordan Curtis, 30, of 23 Mason St. in Salem on a charge of operating a motor vehicle with a suspended license. At 11:12 p.m., police arrested Ezequiel Dominguez, 26, of 16 New Derby St. in Salem on a warrant. Monday, Feb. 26 At 7:30 a.m., there was a motor vehicle accident on Pulaski Street. At 8:03 a.m., there was a motor vehicle accident on Washington Street. At 8:49 a.m., a snowblower was stolen on Jackson Avenue. At 12:24 p.m., a neighbor reported that there was a house on fire on Washington Street. The fire department reported that it was a false alarm and that there was a smoke machine being tested on the property. at the Peabody Municipal Light Plant, 201 Warren Street Extension, Peabody. (Please note: Seating is limited). Tech Talk Time will also be held – your chance to share your technology-related questions and answers. Remember, to be eligible to win any door prize offered, you must be a member of the North Shore Computer Society. Mayor Edward A. Bettencourt Jr. and The City Of Peabody Congratulate City Councilor Tom Gould, on being a Person Of The Year A man whose charity and compassion know no bounds, MAIL TO PEABODY WEEKLY NEWS, P.O. BOX 5, LYNN, MA 01903 CHECKS AND MONEY ORDERS ALSO ACCEPTED. MAKE PAYABLE TO: ESSEX MEDIA GROUP, INC. a friend and mentor to so many in our community, and one who personifies Peabody pride. THE 2017 ESSEX MEDIA GROUP PERSONS OF THE YEAR

MARCH 1, 2018 WEEKLYNEWS.NET - 978-532-5880 5 Search is on for new Essex Tech superintendent By Adam Swift Editor The search is on for a new superintendent for the Essex North Shore Agricultural and Technical school district. William Lupini, the current superintendent, is leaving in August to lead the Hampton, NH school district. Essex Technical High School serves students from 17 North Shore districts, including Peabody, Lynnfield, Swampscott, Nahant, and Marblehead. “We’ve decided to go with the Massachusetts Association of School Committees (MASC) for assistance with the selection process,” said Beverley Ann Griffin Dunne, Peabody’s representative on the Essex Tech school committee. “We’re having the MASC conduct a survey asking for comments from people in all 17 member communities.” The survey is available on the municipal websites of the district’s member communities. It will close on March 14, and the Essex Tech school Honoring those who have made an impact committee will tabulate results at its March 15 meeting. Topics covered in the survey include qualities desired in a new superintendent and the top issues the new superintendent will face. The goal is to have a new superintendent hired in time to work with Lupini before Lupini heads to New Hampshire, said Gary Hathaway, Lynnfield’s representative to the district school committee. “It would definitely be a plus for us to get somebody with vocational education experience, but it would not be a disqualifier if they didn’t have that experience,” said Hathaway. For Dunne, the superintendent search is a familiar process. As a member of the Peabody school committee, she took part in a multi-year search process to replace interim superintendent Herb Levine. “It’s very interesting,” she said. “I can see a distinct difference in the searches. The world of vocational education is much smaller with a They include a philanthropic power couple, an innovator who helped sow the seeds for artists’ murals to sprout in downtown Lynn, and an inspirational teen. On March 7, from 6-9 p.m. at the Lynn Museum, 590 Washington St., Essex Media Group (EMG) introduces and honors its 10 Persons of the Year. The inaugural event salutes inspirational people who have improved the quality of life within our communities. The Persons of the Year include Marblehead residents and YMCA benefactors Rose-Marie and Eijk van Otterloo; Swampscott resident and Old Neighborhood Foods owner Tom Demakes; Beyond Walls CEO and founder Al Wilson; and Zack Cummings of Saugus, who galvanized a community fight against cancer even while undergoing treatment. Nahant resident and former Lynn Mayor Tom Costin is a Person of the Year for his decades of generosity. Revere resident Monse Torres-Hood is honored for her work empowering the Latino community. Malden’s Anne D’Urso-Rose worked with Malden Reads to harness literature’s ability to forge community unity. In a similar vein, Lynnfield for Love focused the town’s energies on kindness and racial amity; and John Pet of the week smaller pool of qualified candidates.” Dunne and Hathaway both said Lupini did a good job stabilizing and leading the school district. “He brought stability to Essex Tech,” said Dunne. “The other committee members I’ve spoken to have all mentioned that Lupini is leaving the school in a good place and made a lot of positive changes.” In 2004, the state legislature approved the merger of the North Shore Vocational Technical School, Essex Agricultural Institute, and the Peabody High vocational programs. The Essex Technical High School opened in 2014. Prior to coming to the Essex Technical district in 2015, Lupini served as superintendent in Brookline for 11 years, in Beverly for seven years, and in Kutztown, Penn. for two years. “Dr. Lupini took over at a very critical time when the three schools merged,” said Hathaway. “It was a pretty big job, and he did it very well.” Veneziano of Medford and Tom Gould of Peabody are honored for translating their entrepreneurial skills into community-building efforts. EMG invites everyone to take part in the Person of the Year celebration on March 7 and to help launch an annual tradition dedicated to honoring people who go above and beyond to make their community a better place to live in. Tickets may be purchased by going to or calling EMG at (781) 593-7700. For answers to any questions, please contact EMG Community Relations Director Carolina Trujillo at Four-year-old Miss Triss was found high up in a tree on a Friday. When she was still there on that following Sunday she was rescued using a cherry picker. She then came here to be checked out by a vet. We scanned for a microchip and did not find one. She was held for a few days while we hoped that her family would come for her while the lady that initially noticed her in the tree hung up posters in the area. Miss Triss is a 4-year-old sweet girl. She enjoys being petted and receiving attention and is looking for a home. If you are interested in meeting to adopt Miss Triss, she can be visited at the Northeast Animal Shelter located in Salem, MA. Visiting hours are Monday-Friday 10-8 and weekends 10-6. You can also view more information online @ Wakefield Lynnfield Chamber hosting legislative breakfast The Wakefield Lynnfield Chamber of Commerce will host a Legislative Breakfast on Friday, March 9 at the Four Points by Sheraton Wakefield Boston Hotel & Conference Center, One Audubon Road, Wakefield, from 7:30 a.m. to 9:00 a.m. The breakfast is open to the public and all are welcome to attend. Guest speakers State Senator Jason Lewis, State Representative and Minority Leader Brad Jones, State Representative Donald Wong and State Representative Paul Brodeur will discuss a number of timely and business-related topics. 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