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NEW LISTING! COMING SOON! COMING SOON! COMING SOON! The #1 Selling Real Estate Brokerage in Peabody* PEABODY $474,900 LYNNFIELD $1,899,000 MIDDLETON $969,000 PEABODY $469,900 LYNNFIELD $1,299,000 *MLSPIN data 1/1/18-6/19/2018 PEABODY WEEKLY Evelyn Rockas 617-256-8500 Louise Bova-Touchette 617-605-0555 Rossetti/Poti Team 781-718-4662 Nikki Cappadona-Martin 781-710-1440 Debbie Caniff 617-771-2827 AUGUST 30, 2018 • VOL. 62, NO. 35 NEWS SERVING THE COMMUNITY SINCE 1957 16 PAGES • ONE DOLLAR IN THE NEWS Page 3: Promotions at Municipal Light plant The Main event: dining al fresco Page 7: Northshore Mall debuts new dining pavilion Page 9: Tanners return with experience PRSRT STD ECRWSSEDDM U.S. Postage Paid Permit #66 Peabody, MA Main Street was packed for Dinner on Main. Page 12. PHOTO | SPENSER HASAK Council rejects housing concept Persistence pays off for Peabody hiker By Thor Jourgensen Peabody Weekly Editor The city’s Community Development director unveiled a multi-family residential overlay zoning proposal last Thursday only to see it narrowly rejected. The proposal is intended to help Peabody play a role in erasing Massachusetts’ housing shortfall. Curt Bellavance said statewide estimates call for constructing 500,000 new housing units over the next 20 years to stem an exodus in young residents from the state who can’t afford existing housing. “Transitional zoning” would center new housing developments on Routes 1 and 114 focused on new construction with By Steve Krause Persistence paid off for Paul Truesdale of Peabody, even if his 40-year trek up and down the Appalachian Trail wasn’t exactly planned. “I’ve always liked hiking, and being outdoors,” said Truesdale, 74, who just completed a series of day hikes that covered the entire trail, from Maine through Georgia — though not necessarily in that order. “There are two parts to that question,” Truesdale said when asked how long it took him to hike the whole trail. “I did 90 percent of it in the last 10 years,” he said, “and the rest of it in the first 30.” HOUSING, PAGE 3 HIKER, PAGE 2 APARTMENTS UNDER AGREEMENT 1 DAY UNDER AGREEMENT NEW LISTING! The #1 Selling Real Estate Brokerage in Peabody* SAUGUS $2,000+ MEDFORD $599,000 WINTHROP $574,900 MIDDLETON $1,350,000 LYNN $649,900 *MLSPIN data 1/1/18-6/19/2018 Louise Bova-Touchette 617-605-0555 Rossetti/Poti Team 781-718-4662 Carole Rocha 781-462-7067 Karen Johnson 781-367-8482 Joyce Cucchiara 978-808-1597