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Lynnfield 8-23-18

Lynnfield

COMING SOON! NEW LISTING! NEW LISTING! COMING SOON! The #1 Selling Real Estate Office in Lynnfield* LYNNFIELD $1,899,000 MEDFORD $599,000 PEABODY $449,900 UNDER AGREEMENT IN 2 DAYS LYNNFIELD $799,900 PEABODY *MLSPIN data 1/1/18-6/19/2018 Louise Bova-Touchette 617-605-0555 Rossetti/Poti Team 781-718-4662 Joyce Cucchiara 978-808-1597 Nikki Cappadona-Martin 781-710-1440 LYNNFIELD WEEKLY Evelyn Rockas 617-256-8500 AUGUST 23, 2018 • VOL. 62, NO. 34 IN THE NEWS Page 2: From Africa to Lynnfield Page 7 and 12: 2017/2018 Bus routes SERVING THE COMMUNITY SINCE 1957 NEWS 16 PAGES • ONE DOLLAR The ride is getting a little smoother on town streets Page 9: Excitement fills the air as Pioneer football preseason gets underway PRSRT STD ECRWSSEDDM U.S. POSTAGE PAID PERMIT #168 WOBURN, MA Scott Evangelista of Sandown, N.H., uses a saw to cut away parts of driveways to ensure the new pavement will line up properly as Victor Carrana of Methuen, left, and Sean Lepore of Reading look on. Story, Page3 PHOTO | SPENSER HASAK POSTAL CUSTOMER LYNNFIELD, MA 01940 Water worries bubble over on Chestnut Street By Thor Jourgensen Lynnfield Weekly Editor A day after upper Chestnut Street area residents raised concerns about their water to the Board of Selectmen, the Lynnfield Center Water District’s superintendent insisted the district’s water is safe. “Our water meets all the criteria of the (federal) Safe Water Act,” Kenneth Burnham said. Burnham acknowledged the water discoloration problems vexing Cortland Lane residents and their neighbors and said a planned high-pressure flushing of the district’s pipe will help reduce discoloration. Karen Colby, Peter Volpe and three other neighbors vented their frustration to selectmen during the board’s Monday night meeting at MarketStreet. Karen Colby, Cortland Lane, held up a bottle of bronze-tinted water she said resembles tea her family likes to drink. “I can’t tell you how many white towels we’ve ruined. This has been going on for a long, long time,” Colby said. Volpe accused the district of “avoiding and denying this problem.” Burnham in a Tuesday interview denied that claim. He said the district is prepared to do flushing with the aim of reducing discoloration as soon as it has sufficient water WATER, PAGE 3 AGREEMENT! UNDER SOLD! The #1 Selling Real Estate Office in Lynnfield* AMESBURY $569,000 MIDDLETON $1,350,000 LYNNFIELD COMING SOON READING $519,000 BEVERLY $475,000 *MLSPIN data 1/1/18-6/19/2018 Rossetti/Poti Team 781-718-4662 Karen Johnson 781-367-8482 Nikki Cappadona-Martin 781-710-1440 Steve Macdonald 508-982-5005 Dan DelGrosso 978-578-5108