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Christian Church has donated

$5,700 to restore the bell on

Lynnfield’s town common,

which is part of a larger effort to

revitalize the historic Lynnfield


Executive Pastor Jamie

Booth, on behalf of his congregation,

presented a check

to Select Board Chair Richard

Dalton last week in an unofficial

ceremony on the common.

The donation will fully fund

restoration of the bell, one of

the town’s most visible and significant

historical artifacts.



Select Board Chair Richard Dalton and Executive Pastor Jamie Booth pose with

the bell that will be restored through a donation from Calvary Christian Church.

Tree bylaw chopped from

Town Meeting warrant

By Anne Marie Tobin

LYNNFIELD — The warrant

for the June 12 Town

Meeting has been closed.

The real news, however,

is the Select Board declined

to include a proposed tree

preservation bylaw on the


Planning Board Chair

Brian Charville told the

Select Board during the

latter group’s meeting last

Wednesday that he had

hoped to give an update

about the work done on the

bylaw since the last Town

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“I understand it only recently

has come to your

desks, and would hate more

than anything for procedure

and process to get in the way

of a substantive discussion,”

he said. “My board would

love to say, ‘gentlemen, put

it on the warrant.’ ... We understand

if you’d like more

time. We’re open to it being

held for the October Town

Meeting. We want everyone

to know that we’ve pared it

back and this draft really only

applies to building activity.”

“It was a very controversial

issue at the last meeting

and (we need to) have appropriate

time as a board for

us to vet it so people realize

that it’s been drastically rewritten.”

Select Board Chair

Dick Dalton said. “I think

that would be the best way

to present it to the town.”

Select Board members

Phil Crawford and Joe

Connell agreed.

“Brian is right on track

here,” said Crawford, who

said he did not see the revised

bylaw until two days

earlier. “To give it its due

process, it’s best we take





it up early in the fall as we

get prepared for the October

Town Meeting when we

have time to properly review

and vet it.”

“They’ve worked very

hard on this,” said Connell.

“Truthfully, there’s a lot

of great information, but

not for the town to get it so

quickly and to understand it,

so this is best.”

Planning Board member

Amy MacNulty felt passionately

about the contents of

the bylaw.





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LYNNFIELD — Families will have to

fork over more cash for their students to

play sports at Lynnfield High School next


Athletic user fees will increase by 50

percent next school year, with individual

fees increasing from $400 to $600 per student

athlete and capping at $1,200 (from

$800) for families.

The School Committee voted for the increase

last Tuesday, citing a need to bring

in more revenue to pay for other athletic

program costs at the high-school level.



While seniors like Chloe Shapleigh,

left, will be graduating this spring, juniors

like Ava Marotta and other returning

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Lynnfield student Ashley Sjoberg recently completed her freshman year at High Point University

where she is studying business administration and interior design.



finishing her senior year at

Lynnfield High School remotely

due to the COVID-19 pandemic,

Ashley Sjoberg wanted

nothing more than to go back to

class in person. Fortunately, she

got her wish.

“It wasn’t bad at all,” said

Sjoberg, who just finished her

freshman year at High Point

University in High Point, N.C.,

where all of her classes were

in person. “I know some of my

friends from home were all remote.

I would be so miserable if

I had to do that.”

Sjoberg, who is studying

business and interior design at

the private college, said that

every day before her classes,

where small groups of students

would all wear masks, she had

to fill out an online survey

to make sure that she had no

symptoms or risk of infection

with COVID-19.

Students who got sick, or were

exposed to others with COVID-

19, quarantined in nearby hotels

rented by the school. Sjoberg

was able to avoid that fate.

She said her choice to double-major

was an easy one.

“I’ve always wanted to one

day start my own business, and

recently I was so into interior

design,” she said. “I figured if I

majored in both, it would be the

best of both worlds.”

She said that her interest in

interior design started with

constantly rearranging the furniture

in her bedroom at home

in Lynnfield. She hopes to one

day work on people’s homes

— not commercial spaces — in

keeping with that passion.

Even though she and her

fellow students were on campus

for their classes, Sjoberg said

that she hasn’t gotten a chance

to get involved with many extracurricular

activities yet due

to the pandemic.

In the fall, she hopes to join

a sorority, but didn’t bother

during her freshman year because

there were no events to

attend anyway.

Meanwhile, though, she

said there was plenty to do on

campus while socially distanced.

The university brought

in food trucks every Wednesday,

Sjoberg said, and even built an

ice rink for students to enjoy.

“I was so lucky,” Sjoberg

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“The residents are very worried

and concerned and we want

to respond to that concern,” she

said. “So we’re ready. I know

you’re not ready and I wish you

were. I don’t know why it took

this delay, but this is what’s

going to come in October, too.

We’re ready to go.”

The highlights of the warrant

are the operating and capital



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Article 6 — referred to by

Assistant Town Administrator

Bob Curtin as “the big one”

— asks the town to approve the

proposed fiscal year 2022 operating

budget of $60.84 million.

The figure represents a 2.37

percent increase from FY21.

During a public hearing on

the budget earlier this month,

Town Administrator Rob Dolan

said he was extremely proud of

the budget and that it “speaks

to the community’s core values

and choices” by investing in

education, public safety and

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Article 7 asks the town to

approve a capital budget of

$1,045,431 for several projects

including Pillings Pond water-quality

improvement, new

return bins and self-checkout

software/hardware at the library,

police radio site replacement

and funds for a utility interceptor

vehicle, a command

vehicle and PPE-turnout gear

for the Fire Department, and

various Department of Public

Works projects — including

road construction, a new dump

truck and mowers for the golf


Article 13 seeks an appropriation

for security equipment,

drainage and site improvements

in connection with the elementary

school project.

Article 14 seeks to rescind

borrowing authority for completed

capital projects where

the stipulated amount exceeded

actual costs.

Article 15 seeks approval of

a lease-purchase agreement for

the acquisition of energy-efficiency

improvements, while

Article 16 seeks to amend the

town’s bylaws regarding fees.

Article 17 seeks to increase

the number of hours residents

may work under the so-called

“senior tax reduction program”

to 125 volunteer-service hours.

Article 18 seeks to provide an

additional exemption.

“This will match the state

amount for real-estate tax exemptions

for veterans, the

blind, seniors and others who

are state-qualified based on assets

and income,” Curtin said.

Article 19 seeks a vote to add

Zepaj Lane as a public way,

while Article 20 seeks to amend

the stormwater management


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as the changes to the stormwater

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“On behalf of the Town of

Lynnfield, I am deeply appreciative

of the generosity

of the Calvary Christian

Church,“ said Dalton. “This

represents one more important

step forward in the

beautification of the town

common and the Center


Rev. Booth said Calvary

is committed to helping

Lynnfield’s residents.

“Calvary has been a proud

member of the Lynnfield



The fee increases will go

into effect in the fall 2021

sports season.

“In order to increase revenue

for the district as costs

for transportation, uniform

replacements, equipment

fees continue to increase

over the past 10 years, we

feel that it is fiscally responsible

at this time to increase

our athletic user fees,” said

Superintendent of Schools

Kristen Vogel. “The School

Department doesn’t have

many opportunities to generate

revenue, but the one

area we do is athletic user


Vogel initially proposed

the fee increases during

the school board’s April 27


The town’s user fee is

currently the lowest in

the 11-member Cape Ann

League — which includes

Lynnfield High — according

to Vogel, who said the increase

next fall would put

the district somewhere “in

the middle of the pack.”

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community for over 60

years,” he said. “We want

to take good care of this

community, whether that is

by partnering with local organizations,

such as Good

Hope — to provide meals

to seniors and others in need

— or by assisting with rehabbing

the town common

and historical town bell.”

The bell dates from 1859

and was originally installed

in the Meeting House. It

was used as the town’s fire

alarm bell for many years. It

currently stands on a base of

Lynnfield granite, and was

built by Taylor Vickers &

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Calvary Christian Church answers the town’s bell

while North Reading charges

$400 for the first sport and

$200 for a second sport, with

a family cap of $1,300.

Masconomet uses a different

approach, with fees

varying depending on the

sport. For the 2021 spring

season, fees ranged from a

low of $300 for track and

field, to as high as $500 for

lacrosse, $550 for softball,

$600 for baseball, and $650

for wrestling.

School Committee Chair

Rich Sjoberg was supportive

of the increase, saying current

user fees only cover about 10

to 15 percent of athletic department


“This increase will give the

school an additional $90,000

in revenue, which will cover

another 10-15 percent of

overall costs,” he said.

Co. The Town has engaged

the services of Woburnbased

Skylight Studios for

the restoration. Skylight recently

completed the restoration

of the Massachusetts

54th Regiment memorial on

Boston Common.

The restoration of the bell

is one part of larger-scale efforts

to revitalize the Town’s

historic common and central

district. Recent improvements

to the common include

a new septic system;

new lighting, pathways

and improved walkways,

curbing and crosswalks; and

a new organically-maintained


In addition, the Historic

Centre on South Common

Street has been rededicated

as the Pope-Richard Family

Lynnfield Historical Centre.

The interior of the center is

currently in the process of

receiving a face lift, in the

form of new paint.

Rev. Booth said the church

looks forward to future partnership

opportunities in


“We believe we are

stronger together,” he said.

“This is our home and we

want to do our part.”

“It’s been a pleasure to

But some committee members

felt the fee increase proposed

by the superintendent

was not enough to keep up

with district expenses.

“We hope not to have to

raise it again for a number of

years,” said member Jamie

Hayman. “But is this enough

so that we don’t have to come

back in five or six years? It

seems like yes, but I don’t


“I am also thinking, is

it enough?” member Phil

McQueen added. “Is $600

enough to get us through the

next five years, and can we

start looking aggressively for

other ways of funding?”

“I am concerned that $600

isn’t enough,” said Kate

DePrizio, another committee


Despite the pushback,

work with Pastor Jamie

Booth,” said Dalton. “We

are custodians of Lynnfield’s

history and as such have an

obligation to maintain historically-significant


and items.

“This donation is a personal

thing for him, as he

and the church are so committed

to giving back to

Lynnfield and many other

neighboring communities.

We are fortunate to have

so many churches who are

leaders in the community.”

School’s athletic fees will face 50 percent hike


Lynnfield’s Henry Caulfield, who plays soccer and baseball, along with other athletes in public schools, will see a hike in athletic

fees next season.

Vogel opted to stand by her

original recommendation.

“I’ve had conversations

with (Director of Finance)

Tom Geary and (Athletic

Director) Michael Bierwirth,

and while the fee hasn’t

changed in 10 years, an increase

of more than $600

might serve as a deterrent

and we will lose student-athletes,”

Vogel said.

“We feel strongly that we

should stick to the $600.

Perhaps we should look at a

four-year cycle and also explore

other revenue options,

but we don’t want to risk

losing kids,” she said.

The user fee for non-athletic

extracurricular activities

at the high school and middle

school will remain at $300

per student next fall.


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Police assisted with medical

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assisted with transport from

Salem Street to Melrose-

Wakefield Hospital on

Tuesday at 12:43 p.m.; aided

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Police assisted with transport

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Police responded to an

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Tuesday at 12:20 p.m.


Police were informed of

debris in Chatham Way on

Tuesday at 3:54 p.m. and notified

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Wednesday, May 12


Police received a fraud report

from a Salem Street resident

on Wednesday at 11:22


Thursday, May 13


Police assisted with medical

transport from Saunders

Road to Lahey Burlington for

a person bitten by a dog on

Thursday at 8:15 a.m.


Police assisted with medical

transport from Salem

Street to Massachusetts

General Hospital on Thursday

at 8:47 a.m.


A report of an accidental

alarm at 17 Huntington Road

Thursday at 6:44 a.m. The

resident said he gave an incorrect


A report of an accidental

alarm at Lynnfield Middle

School Thursday at 1:53 a.m.


Police responded to a

motor vehicle accident reported

on Thursday at 9:59



Police issued a traffic rule

violation citation on Essex

Street on Thursday at 10:20

a.m. and on Main Street on

Thursday at 10:49 a.m.


Police responded to a report

of a missing child on

Thursday at 3:48 p.m. and

found and transported the

child home to Cider Mill


Friday, May 14


Police received a report on

Friday at 6:08 a.m. from a

Temple Road resident complaining

his car was egged



Police conducted motor

vehicle traffic rule enforcement

on Salem, Main and

Walnut streets on Friday, issuing

warnings and citations.

Police issued a trespassing

warning on Friday at 5:47

p.m. to people fishing in

Hawkes Pond.


Police received a fraud report

from a Lowell Street resident

on Friday at 6 p.m.

Saturday, May 15


Police responded to

Oakridge Terrace on Saturday

at 4:43 a.m. to a report of

a 17-year-old male having



Police assisted with medical

transport from Highland

Avenue to Salem Hospital

on Saturday at 12:30 p.m.;

assisted with transport from

Heather Drive to Melrose-

Wakefield Hospital on

Saturday at 8:18 p.m.


Police issued motor vehicle

traffic rule enforcement warnings

and citations to drivers

from Saugus, Boston and

Lexington on Salem Street

on Saturday at 2:48 p.m. and

issued a traffic citation to a

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Police assisted with medical

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on Sunday at 3:38 p.m.; and

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p.m.; assisted with transport

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In the Centre since 1720, Centre

Church is an open and affirming

congregation of the

United Church of Christ. No

matter who you are or where you

are on your life’s journey, you are

welcome at Centre Church.

Messiah Lutheran Church

708 Lowell St., Lynnfield (corner

of Lowell and Chestnut), is

currently open for in-person worship,

following state COVID-19

guidelines, safety protocols and

capacity limitations. In-person

worship is on Sunday morning at

10:30 am by reservation. Masks

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To reserve seats for worship,

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Boy Scouts of America Troop 48 in Lynnfield has seen five Scouts earn their Eagle Scout rank

during the COVID-19 pandemic. Back row, left to right: Paul Wehle, Cole Trainor, Michael

Madden Seated, left to right: Jacob MacPherson, Lucas Williams.


Eagle Scouts fly high

despite pandemic

By Elyse Carmosino

LYNNFIELD — Like many

things over the past year, most

local Boy Scouts programs came

to a halt during the COVID-19


However, five members of

Boy Scouts of America (BSA)

Troop 48 — Cole Trainor, Jacob

MacPherson, Lucas Williams,

Paul Wehle and Michael Madden

— all managed to move

ahead on the trail to Eagle, completing

their Eagle Scout projects

in spite of unique challenges

presented by the pandemic.

“They have interesting stories.

One of the young men had

to get an extension because he

was going to bump up against

his 18th birthday — which is

the deadline — but, because of

the pandemic, the national office

approved an extension,” said

Gordon Forrest, assistant scoutmaster

for BSA Troop 48. “He

was working with the town government,

and obviously in Lynnfield

the town government shut

down as well, so it was kind of

hard to communicate the issues

with the town.”

Cole Trainor’s Eagle Scout

service project was to develop,

fund and install a new entryway

sign and landscaping concept for

St. Joseph’s Church on Union

Street in Lynn, Forrest said.

Cole, a senior at Lynnfield High

School who will attend Massachusetts

Maritime Academy in

the fall, led a team that raised

over $4,000 to develop the new

church entrance.

For Jacob MacPherson’s project,

the Lynnfield High School

junior created a comprehensive

survey of trees in the town common

and surrounding areas, including

identification, condition

and geographical information

system (GIS) data. Forrest said

this information will be used by

the Town of Lynnfield to plan

for future tree restoration and

planting programs.

Lucas Williams, also a junior

at Lynnfield High School,

wanted his project to benefit the

Massachusetts Society for the

Prevention of Cruelty to Animals

(MSPCA) in Methuen. As

winter approached last year, his

team built 15 feral cat houses

that the MSPCA provides to local


Paul Wehle worked with

Lynnfield’s Conservation Commission

to plan and deliver improvements

to the town’s Partridge

Island Trail. A new trail

gateway sign was created and

installed, and trail maintenance

was performed on this popular

recreational path. Wehle, a senior

at St. John’s Prep, plans to

attend the University of Rochester

in the fall.

A Lynnfield High School

senior, Michael Madden developed

a project in conjunction

with the Lynnfield High School

Athletic Department, the town’s

Conservation Commission, and

the Department of Public Works.

As part of his project, a new

public access walking and jogging

path was developed in the

town-owned Pine Hill Lot off

of Durham Drive. His goal was

to provide an off-road training

course for the high school

cross-country team, as well as

recreational opportunities on

this previously-unused lot. Michael

will attend the University

of Massachusetts - Amherst in

the fall.

“Despite the pandemic,

we’ve had (five) scouts who

earned the rank of Eagle during

2020 into 2021,” Forrest said. “I

think that’s pretty impressive.”

BSA Troop 48 is chartered

to the Centre Congregational

Church in Lynnfield and has

graduated a total of 134 Eagle

Scouts in its 68-year history.

MAY 20, 2021

To the editor:


Town doesn’t need tree law

I am a 19-year-plus resident

who moved to Lynnfield for

several reasons: I like its convenience

to all highways, its school

system, and I like the fact that it

is just rural enough without feeling

like I live in the woods.

We have lots and lots of

wooded areas here in town and

throughout our neighborhoods.

Our town is not lacking trees. I

am writing to you because I feel

there are two sides to the tree

bill proposed for our next town

meeting (Editor's note: the proposed

tree preservation bylaw

has been pulled off the June 12

Town Meeting warrant. See story).

As a taxpayer, I am not alone

in thinking that the Town of

Lynnfield does not have a right

to delegate to us what trees we

are allowed to have and not have

in our yards.

I feel this is a personal violation

of my rights as a voter and

taxpayer, and I am not for this

Lynnfield library deserves praise

To the editor:

Last Thursday, for the first

time in more than a year, I was

allowed to enter the Lynnfield

library to browse.

I was impressed with the

steps that have been implemented

in order to provide a safe environment

for patrons and staff.

new bill being passed and sugar-coated

in the local paper.

At the last town meeting, the

vote for the tree bill was moved

due to the fact that the opposition

knew on that day that there

were more people who disagreed

with the Town coming onto our

property and telling us how to

landscape our yards.

They dismissed the vote and

now are using the media to talk

people into giving up their rights

as property owners and let the

town decide how we can treat

our own properties.

All the "blah blah" in the recent

articles means nothing as

far as preserving the trees in our

town. I think we do a pretty good

job already and we do not have

poor air quality as a town.

All the tree-hugging data to

me is just another way of making

people think we need every tree

to improve our air quality. No

proof of this scientifically has

been proven or studied as far as

Lynnfield goes. If it has, I have

not seen any of it. Proponents

Starting with sidewalk service,

the library staff has found

unique and innovative methods

of maintaining a connection

with the community. They made

books, magazines and videos in

traditional and electronic formats

available in addition to

Zoom meetings, classes and lessons.

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are just using basic information

from other studies not done on

town property here.

Our town needs new paved

roads — it's a disgrace how our

streets look everywhere — yet

they worry about fining you

if you take a tree or two away

from your property. They want

to make money for a town that

can't maintain its streets.

My point is there are more

important issues that need attention

here in town. This is just a

smokeshow to take the focus off

more important issues, like our

poor quality of water.

One of the men on the Tree

Committee told us at the last

town meeting how Needham

and Newton have laws in place

allowing the town to tell you

what to do with your property.

If he feels like he likes those

towns' rules better, may I suggest

he moves there and leave

the taxpayers of Lynnfield alone.

Cher Ornae


In-person browsing is another

example of the library’s commitment

to providing services to

the community during these unprecedented

times. Thank you.

Jim Noonan

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LYNNFIELD — It’s official:

Lynnfield is planting trees.

The tulip tree planted at Town

Hall for the Arbor Day celebration

on May 1 was the first one

toward many. In addition, 10

white spruce seedlings were taken

home from the ceremony.

The Lynnfield tree warden/

Department of Public Works is

planting more trees, but now it’s

up to you. Plant a tree and enter

it into our database at LynnfieldTreeCommittee.org;


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On Sunday, May 23, 3 p.m.,

at the high school, come get

dirty with the Lynnfield Tree

Committee for a tree planting


Join us in this educational

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and fun event. We will be adding

a birch and maple to the canopy

and you could be lucky enough

to take home a native tree to

plant in your yard.

The Tree Committee encourages

the community to plant

trees, as it is necessary to keep

regenerating our woodlands and

property with, and for, the next


Even more important is to

respect our elder trees, as they

have been contributing to our

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Learning the science of painting


LYNNFIELD — The Lynnfield

Art Guild (LAG) is

proud to announce a Zoom

program on the science of

painting, featuring two of its

members sharing their knowledge

on light and perspective

on Thursday, May 20, from

7-8:30 p.m.

Dan Abenaim will share his

knowledge about light.

“As an engineer, I am interested

in what makes things

tick. Light is what enables us

to see. So, naturally I wondered

about all aspects of light

and why we see what we see.

This presentation explores the

topic with a minimum of technical

jargon and a maximum

of examples from the world of

painting,” he said.

At age 20, Dan came to the

United States as an engineering

student. He had a French

education and a love of the

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arts. He also had a small portrait

and an unfinished rolled


He painted as a hobby,

practicing in bursts while busy

with a demanding career and a

family. Over time, he learned

to love discovering new techniques,

styles and media,

which he did with abandon.

After retiring, he became a

prolific painter and joined the

LAG, where he recently accepted

the role of guild president

beginning June 1.

Bill is a local watercolor

artist, with a career background

in technical art, who

will share his knowledge of

perspective. He has exhibited

and won many prizes throughout

the area. Bill is inspired by

the natural beauty of New England

and by his travels.

He teaches painting at both

the Lynn and Lynnfield senior

centers and always says

he learns a lot more from the

students than they learn from

him. Bill has been an executive

board member of the

LAG for many years.

This presentation is open

to all members via invitation.

Prospective members are encouraged

to join the LAG at

www.lynnfieldarts.org to take

advantage of this and upcoming

special artistic opportunities,

including free attendance

at all live and virtual

demonstrations and the ability

to display art, network with

other artists, and show pieces

in our popular online and live

shows — such as our judged

May show and sale, which

includes art from Lynnfield

High School students and

will be online from May 15 to

June 30. Make sure to visit the

show and also vote for your

popular choice.

Please visit our website

www.lynnfieldarts.org and

our Facebook and Instagram


Fred E. Garofalo, 92

1929 - 2021

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PEABODY - Fred E. Garofalo,

92, of Peabody, formerly of Lynn,

passed away on Wednesday, May

12, at the Masconomet Healthcare

Center, following a brief illness. He

was the beloved husband of the

late Barbara (Hillman) Garofalo.

Fred was born in Lynn, MA, on

March 29, 1929, son of the late

Isadore and Lucia (Lonero) Garofalo.

He was raised and educated

in Lynn.

Fred had been the proprietor of

Salem TV and Radio for almost

50 years. Aside from dedicating

himself to his business, he was a

devoted husband, father, grandfather,

and great grandfather. He enjoyed

spending time with his entire

family, especially in the summer,

enjoying Sundays by the pool. He

was also known for large summer

gatherings, especially the Fourth of

July, with family, friends, and even

strangers. He will be sorely missed

by all who knew him.

He is survived by his children,

Mark R. Garofalo and his wife Linda

of Peabody, Richard R. Garofalo

and his wife Heidi of Lynn, Michael

M. Garofalo and his wife Shani of

North Hampton, NH; his grandchildren

and great-grandchildren,

Nicholas Garofalo and his wife

Amy and their children Thea and

Benjamin, Christopher Garofalo

and his wife Jennifer and their

children Grace, William, Camden,

Emerson, Nicole Moffatt and her

husband Joseph and their children

Alexis, Olivia, Kylie Moffatt , Michelle

Garofalo, Haley Devine and

her husband Chris, Matthew Garofalo,

Elijah, Noah, and Corbin Garofalo;

a sister, Josephine Mahoney

of Lynn, Ralph Nasuti, and many

nieces, nephews, and friends. He

was predeceased by his siblings,

Lena Vitale, Vincent Vitale, Samuel

Vitale, Salvatore Garofalo, Mary

Fratangelo, John Garofalo, Angelo

Garofalo; longtime friends, Felix

Felice and Henry Monaco.

Service Information: A visitation

will be held on Tuesday, May

18, from 4 -8 P.M at the Conway,

Cahill-Brodeur Funeral Home,

82 Lynn St., Peabody. Burial

services will be held privately.

Memorial contributions may

be made in his memory to the

Alzheimer’s Association, 225 N.

Michigan Ave., Fl. 17, Chicago,

IL 60601. For online guestbook,

please visit ccbfuneral.com



Painter Dan Abenaim will host an online seminar on light and

perspective in painting on May 20th.

James Michael Sheehan, 76

1945 - 2021

LYNNFIELD - James Michael

Sheehan, age 76, of Lynnfield died

Sunday, May 16 at his residence

surrounded by his loving family after

a short illness and undoubtedly

a broken heart following the loss

of his beloved wife of almost 40

years, Donna.

Born in Malden on January 23,

1945 he was the son of the late

John and Nora (Walsh) Sheehan.

“Jim” was raised in Malden and

was a graduate of Malden Catholic

High School and then went on to

receive his bachelor’s in business

from Boston College. He married

Barbara Clark with whom he had

four children before Barbara died

at a very young age of cancer.

While working in Boston’s leather

district Jim met Donna St. Pierre,

his future bride. In 1992, the two

began their own business, Sheehan

Sales Associates, Inc. where

they successfully trademarked and

patented textiles that are used in

performance products for the footwear

industry. Donna and Jim went

on to have three more Sheehan

children and raised their family of

seven in Lynnfield. Jim was devoted

to his family and loved nothing

more than time spent together. He

was an avid golfer and enjoyed

making trips all over New England

to play different courses. Jim loved

all music and the news, he also

enjoyed watching the local sports

teams, but not more than watching

his children and grandchildren

in their own athletic endeavors.

Together Jim and Donna enjoyed

traveling, most especially to Ireland

to visit family. They shared a

beautiful marriage.

He was the beloved husband

of the late Donna S. (St. Pierre)

Sheehan. He was the loving father

of Kerry A. Connelly and her

husband John of Peabody, Monica

Sullivan and her husband

James of Amesbury, Michael P.

Sheehan and his wife Kathryn of

Rowley, Christopher Sheehan and

his wife Juliana of Brazil, Patrick

J. Sheehan and his wife Brenna

of Topsfield, Kathleen M. Simione

and her husband Joseph of Lynnfield,

and Ryan C. Sheehan and

his wife Amanda of Lynnfield. He

was the brother of John V. Sheehan

of Quincy and Kathleen McKenna

and her husband Harold of

Wakefield. He was the cherished

grandfather of Daniel and Timothy

Connelly, Sam, Will and Owen Sullivan,

Bridget Sheehan, Emilia and

Theodore Sheehan, and Victoria

and Abigail Sheehan. He is also

survived by many loving nieces

and nephews, cousins, and extended

family members.

Service Information: Visitation

for relatives and friends at

the McDonald Funeral Home, 19

Yale Ave., Wakefield on Thursday,

May 20 from 4-7pm. His Funeral

Mass will be celebrated in St.

Joseph Church, 173 Albion St.,

Wakefield, on Friday, May 21 at

11:30am. COVID guidelines in

effect. Masks and social distancing


In lieu of flowers, donations

may be made to Seasons Hospice

Foundation: https://seasonsfoundation.org/donate/

MAY 20, 2021

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Taking the

field for fun



youth track and field meet

held May 15 at the middle

school featured high school

school track and field athletes

working as coaches and


Eighth-grader Chase

Carangelo won three events

including the high jump, the

100-meter dash (14.29), and

the 100m hurdles (17.06).

The crowd erupted when

she cleared 4 feet 10 inches

in the high jump, having

only practiced the event

twice prior to the meet.

Equally impressive was her

classmate, Shea McCarthy,

who won both the one-mile

run (6:34) and the 100-meter

hurdles (16.09).

Connor Preston, a fourth

grader, and sixth-grader

Audrey Manning each took

home a Rising Star Award

for their impressive performances

against older athletes.

Connor jumped 9 feet

6 inches in the long jump

to earn second place, and

ran 15.81 in the 100m dash.

Audrey was the youngest

athlete to clear 4 feet in the

high jump.

Other noteworthy



1st place, long jump:

Emma Greenleaf at 12 feet 4


1st place, shot put:

Gabriella Bottaro at 18 feet

1st place, one mile: Chloe

Ciewlewicz at 7:09


1st place, high jump:

Cameron Carangelo at 4 feet

4 inches

1st place, shot put:

Matthew Squadrito at 23 feet

2 inches

1st place, 100-meter hurdles:

Shea McCarthy & Isaac

Medford at 16.09

1st place, 100-meter dash:

William Fuller at 14.1

1st place, long jump:

Joseph Ferullo at 9 feet 11



Audrey Manning took home a Rising Star

Award for her impressive performances

against older athletes.

Shea McCarthy won both the one-mile run

(6:34) and the 100-meter hurdles (16.09).

Eighth-grader Chase Carangelo won three events including the high jump, the 100-meter dash

(14.29), and the 100m hurdles (17.06).






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From left, Sagamore Golf Inc. President Richard Luff, State Rep. Bradley Jones, Lynnfield

Selectman Phillip Crawford and Lynnfield champion golfer Anne Marie Tobin were the honorary

starters at the National Golf Day event held in support of A Healthy Lynnfield Thursday.


Lynnfield native and St. John’s Prep senior captain Pat D’Amico

went 1-for-3 with a home run and three RBI in a win over St.

Mary’s Friday afternoon.

Lynnfield’s D’Amico

homers in win for

St. John’s Prep


By Mike Alongi

DANVERS — The St. John’s

Prep baseball team got the bats

working early and rode a fast

start all the way to victory

Friday afternoon, taking down

St. Mary’s 7-3 in a non-conference

bout at Pete Frates Field.

Senior captains Pat D’Amico

and DJ Pacheco led the offensive

charge for the Eagles, with

D’Amico — a Lynnfield native

— going 1-for-3 with a home

run and three RBI and Pacheco

going 2-for-3 with a home run

and one RBI. Payton Palladino

went 2-for-4 with a triple and

one RBI, Gavin George went

2-for-3 with one RBI and Nick

Salitro went 1-for-4 with a


On the mound, it was Peter

Martin who got the start and

earned the win for the Prep.

Martin pitched four innings,

allowing two runs on five hits

with four strikeouts. Patrick

Hosman pitched one inning

of relief and allowed one run

before Cam Wodarski finished

the game with two innings of

scoreless relief.

The Spartans threatened

in the top of the first after a

two-out triple from Cabral, but

the Eagles escaped unscathed.

The Prep came right back in

the bottom of the first, moving

a man to third before scoring

on a passed ball to make it 1-0


In the second, the bats woke

up for St. John’s. It started with

an RBI single from George

to push the lead to 2-0, then

Palladino followed that up

with an RBI single of his own

to make it 3-0. Next up was

D’Amico, who took the first

pitch and belted it over the left

field fence to make it a 5-0


But the Spartans weren’t

done, and St. Mary’s finally

got on the board in the top of

the fourth on a solo home run

from Ortiz. Another runner

came home on a passed ball

later in the inning, cutting the

deficit to 5-2.

St. Mary’s got one more in

the top of the fifth, when Ortiz

once again came up in a big

spot and came through with an

RBI single to make it 5-3.

But the Eagles answered

right back, getting a solo home

run from Pacheco in the bottom

of the fifth before D’Amico

notched an RBI groundout to

round out the scoring.

Sagamore Spring celebrates National

Golf Day with A Healthy Lynnfield

By Mike Alongi

LYNNFIELD — It was a

picture-perfect day on the first

tee at Sagamore Spring Golf

Club, as golfers, local organizations

and politicians joined

together to celebrate National

Golf Day with a day of charity

and good fun.

“This all started because

we’ve been thinking about

the past year with golf and the

pandemic and how it ended

up being a very safe, healthy

sport to participate in,” said

Sagamore Golf Inc. President

Richard Luff, whose family

has owned Sagamore since its

founding in 1929. “And for

us in the golf industry, we realized

that we don’t do a great

job of advocating for that sort

of thing and that we needed to

spread the word.”

Luff, who is also the president

of the New England Golf

Course Owners Association

(NEGCOA), has done a lot of

work over the past year with

the Alliance of Massachusetts

Golf Organizations (AMGO)

in terms of advocating for the

game’s benefits in all aspects

of life.

“Our plan with these

events, which people from

the NEGCOA and AMGO are

doing all over the state, is to

build relationships with local

and state representatives and

introduce them to these parts

of the game of golf,” said Luff.

“We found that those relationships

were the ones that gave

golf a voice during the pandemic,

and we realized that

we need to do a better job of

building those relationships.”

Some of the facts that Luff

cites include the 25,500 direct

and indirect jobs created by the

golf industry in Massachusetts,

which in itself is supported

by the 650,000 golfers in the

Commonwealth. Golf also

brings in $796.8 million of total

wage income, $366.7 million

in hospitality and tourism and

$2.7 billion in total economic

output — just in Massachusetts


And, as Luff points out, golf

was one of the only outlets that

people have had for the past


The day at Sagamore sported

a very fun atmosphere, with a

straightest drive competition

set up on the first tee for all

groups that teed off between 11

a.m. and 2 p.m. on Thursday.

The rules of the competition

were simple. Golfers would

tee off trying to get as close

to the painted center line in

the fairway as possible, then

wait to see if one of a rotating

cast of honorary starters —

which included Massachusetts

State Sen. Brendan Crighton,

Massachusetts State Rep.

Bradley Jones, Chairman of the

Lynnfield Board of Selectmen

Phil Crawford, Lynnfield Town

Administrator Rob Dolan and

seven-time Massachusetts

Women’s Amateur champion

and Lynnfield legend (and the

Item’s own) Anne Marie Tobin

— could hit it closer. For every

group that teed off, Luff and

Sagamore Spring donated $50

to A Healthy Lynnfield — an

organization aimed at raising

awareness about substance

abuse prevention in Lynnfield

as well as opioid recovery resources

in the community. For

every drive that the honorary

starters hit straightest, Luff

doubled the donation to $100.

“It’s a beautiful day to be out

enjoying the fresh air, and the

golf industry in Massachusetts

obviously brings a ton of benefits

including economic development

and a great place

for people to get outside and

enjoy all the health and mental

health benefits it provides,”

said Crighton. “We certainly

saw a huge uptick over the past

year with people using state

and city parks and facilities

to get outside, and hopefully

that’s a trend that continues.

And to partner with A Healthy

Lynnfield, a great organization

that I’ve had the pleasure to

work with over the years, that’s

a great bonus.”

“A Healthy Lynnfield has

really taken off over the last

few years and has been a great

cause for Lynnfield in helping

to talk about a myriad of substance

and mental health issues,”

said Jones. “And to get

out here and enjoy the outdoors

and the game of golf all

together with them, it’s like a

perfect marriage for everyone


In the end, Luff was happy to

simply share the day with some

great people and donate to a

great cause, all while touting

the benefits that the game of

golf provides.

MAY 20, 2021

WEEKLYNEWS.NET - 978-532-5880 11

Essex County Girls Softball League 2021

Lynnfield has six softball teams this year in the 2021 Essex County Girls Softball League.

The Bears, the Legends and the Thunder play in the Senior League, while the Cosmos, the

Stingers and the Warriors play in the Junior League.

The Bears are leading the way in the Senior League at 6-0 with the Legends at 3-3 and the

Thunder at 2-4.

The Stingers and the Warriors also started strong in the Junior League, each winning their first

four games with the Cosmos close behind.


The Bears are (back row, from left) Marianna

Axiiotakis, Gia Gagnon, Caitlin Buoniconti,

Rori Caprio, Mallory Desilvio, Kalia George

and (front row, from left) Morgan Hubbard,

Lulu Dias, Gia Marotta, Julia Corrente

and Izzy Fiorentino. Sydney Danese is not


The Legends are (back row, from left) Hailey Burrill, Ellie Grieves, Libby Considine, Lauren

Lane, Ciara Long and (front row, from left) Gabriella Giannasca, Nicole Sorrentino, Aubrey

Rocha and Olivia DeLeo. Taylor Collins is not pictured.




Pentucket at Lynnfield (3:45)

Catholic Memorial at St. John’s Prep (4)

Boys Lacrosse

Peabody at Salem (4)

Girls Lacrosse

Salem at Peabody (4)



Peabody at Gloucester (4)


Lynnfield at Georgetown (3:45)

Winthrop at Peabody (4)

Boys Lacrosse

Lynnfield at Newburyport (3:45)

Girls Lacrosse

Newburyport at Lynnfield (3:45)

Boys Tennis

Lynnfield at Pentucket (3:30)

Archbishop Williams at Bishop Fenwick (4:15)

Girls Tennis

Archbishop Williams at Bishop Fenwick (3)

Pentucket at Lynnfield (3:30)



Georgetown at Lynnfield (10)

Bishop Fenwick at Bishop Stang (12)

Boys Lacrosse

Marblehead at Peabody (11)

Bishop Stang at Bishop Fenwick (4)

Girls Lacrosse

Bishop Fenwick at Bishop Stang (4)

Peabody at Marblehead (7)


Lynnfield at Triton (9)



Bishop Feehan at Bishop Fenwick (12)



St. John’s (Shrewsbury) at St. John’s Prep (4)

Bishop Fenwick at Swampscott (4)

Danvers at Peabody (4)


Lynnfield at Newburyport (3:45)

Bishop Fenwick at Bishop Feehan (4)

Boys Lacrosse

Pentucket at Lynnfield (3:45)

Girls Lacrosse

Lynnfield at Pentucket (3:45)

Boys Tennis

Bishop Fenwick at Arlington Catholic (3:30)

Girls Tennis

St. Mary’s at Bishop Fenwick (3:30)

Gloucester at Peabody (4:30)


Lynnfield at Hamilton-Wenham (3:30)



Newburyport at Lynnfield (3:45)


Peabody at Austin Prep (4)

Girls Lacrosse

Swampscott at Peabody (4)



Marblehead at Peabody (4)


Amesbury at Lynnfield (3:45)

Boys Tennis

Lynnfield at Newburyport (3:30)

Girls Tennis

Newburyport at Lynnfield (3:30)

Peabody at Beverly (4)


Peabody at Beverly (4)

Lynnfield can’t overcome

slow start in loss to Triton

The Thunder are (back row, from left) Lily

Williams, Erika Pasquale, Chase Carangelo,

Lily White, Olivia Kelter, Sierra Scanlon

and (front row, from left) Arianna Atsales,

Shealyn Moore, Gabby Bottaro, Emrys Klee

and Cassidy Dembro.

The Stingers are (back row, from left) Chloe

Bergeron, Victoria Minor, Chloe McEwen,

Stefania Bonavita and (front row, from left)

Molly McMahon, Lauren Mattia, Jillian

Martin, Cassie Angilly and Mia Capidilupo.

The Cosmos are (back row, from left) Calleigh

Caprio, Tessa MacDonald, Sabrina Hayman,

Estelle McClory and (front row, from left)

Sabrina Capachetti, Alexandra Scanlon, Aba

Ragusa, Meghan Geary, Fiona Golden and

Jamie Broady.

The Warriors are (back row, from left) Faith

Angelo, Gaby DeNardo, Lily Briggs, Rachel

Long and (front row, from left) Carina DeLeo,

Maggie Pavao, Sydney Moore, Lilly Gately and

Serena Long. Lucia Palmer is not pictured.


By Daniel Kane

LYNNFIELD — The Lynnfield

girls lacrosse team battled back,

but couldn’t overcome a slow

start in a 15-11 home loss to Triton

Thursday. The Pioneers fell behind

6-1 early before picking things up

heading into the second quarter.

“I think we made some adjustments

after the first quarter

that the girls seemed to like,”

Lynnfield coach Ethan Blanchette

said. “That was good. We had

some success when we had the

ball, but we just didn’t have the

ball enough.”

Between turnovers and some

inconsistencies for the Pioneers,

Triton dominated possession

time. The most glaring issue for

Blanchette was often during the

start of play at the draw.

“This game went how a lot

of games will go this season,”

Blanchette said. “We grinded it

out. We’re not going to be super

sharp a lot of the time, but my one

area I would like to see us improve

on is the draws. I think we can improve

on those. Triton won a lot

more of the draws than we did and

that’s an area that coming into the

season I thought we could have

some success in. That area was a

little disappointing.”

Despite the loss, Erin Sharkey

dominated defensively with six

forced turnovers, three ground

balls and two blocked shots.

On the offensive side, Jen Flynn

led the way with six goals. Maddie

Mastrangelo and Molly Murphy

each scored two goals, while

Maddie Murphy had one.

Lynnfield started to gain a foothold

in the second quarter with

a pair of goals from Flynn and

Molly Murphy, cutting the Triton

lead to 6-5 before the half.

But Triton started the second

half just as hot as the first and

jumped out to a 10-5 lead in the

third quarter.

Two more goals from Flynn

and another from Mastrangelo cut

the deficit to two. Triton followed

with another run followed by

Flynn’s fifth goal to put Lynnfield

down 12-9 before the fourth.

Another Mastrangelo goal cut

the lead to two again, but Triton

ripped off three straight goals to

take a commanding 15-10 lead in

the final minutes.


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Home loss for Pioneers lacrosse versus Triton

PHOTOS | Spenser Hasak

Lynnfield’s Maddie Murphy fires a shot at the Triton net last Thursday.

Lynnfield’s Jen Flynn makes her way to the net.

Lynnfield goalie Ava O’Brien readies in the net as Triton closes in.

Lynnfield’s Mariella Calvani looks for an open teammate as

she brings the ball down field against Triton.

Lynnfield’s Jen Flynn weaves between Triton’s Allison Pugh, left, and Kathryn Trojan as she

readies a shot. Triton beat the Pioneers at home 15-11 (see story page 11).

MAY 20, 2021

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Hitting the links for A Healthy Lynnfield

PHOTOS | Julia Hopkins

Sagamore Springs President Richard Luff explains the

straightest drive competion during National Golf Day at

Sagamore Springs Golf Club last Thursday.

Honorary starters Anne Marie Tobin, State Rep. Bradley Jones, and Lynnfield Selectman Phillip

Crawford prepare for the straightest drive competition to benefit A Healthy Lynnfield.

Honorary starter Anne Marie Tobin celebrates after a successful

tee-off with golfer Richard Comeau.

Lynnfield Selectman Phillip Crawford helped Sagamore Springs Golf Club raise money for A

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It’s always time for manicotti

As I look back in time, I see

faces, events and places that

reflect my life. Most of the

faces that I remember were of

my family, with lots of aunts,

uncles and cousins getting together

making lots of noise in

happiness; all relating to food.

There were weddings, bridal

showers, anniversaries, birthdays

and any get-togethers possible.

If you could not make it

you were either sick, dead or in

the hospital.

There were continuous buffet

tables with glorious meats, antipastos,

pastas and desserts.

There was always a celebration

of food and its preparation

in our homes or in our backyards.

We did not have gardens

or pools; just plain old dirt

backyards with no grass and a

broken swing set. A few tomato

plants were struggling to grow;

we were fortunate to end up

with a dozen.

On Sundays there was the

big tomato sauce simmering on

the stove while Italian music

was playing on the radio.

Sometimes my mother would

sing; she had a good voice for

singing and yelling. My parents

bickered in the kitchen all

the time. They must have liked

each other a little — they had

seven children. I was No. 7.

My father came to this country

when he was 14 years old, met

my mother and started a family.

The whole neighborhood permeated

with those same intoxicating

aromas. I lived in

an Italian area, a poor section

of town. Everyone made their

Sunday sauce in the morning. I

lived in a tenement house on the

third floor. Everyone knew each

other and helped each other.

Most of them moved away

and I am sure that those sweet

people are gone now. We

rushed home from church and

changed our good clothes to our

dungarees to have dinner. The

family always ate together on

Sunday, no ifs, ands or buts. We

were poor but did not know it.

We did not have much, but the

rent was paid and our bellies

were full. After dinner, my father

would give me 50 cents to

walk to the drug store for an ice

cream sundae or a banana split

with my friends. Those were the

days that I remember so well.

There are so many amazing

pasta sauces which are so incredibly

easy to make that take

no more than 20 minutes: fish

sauce, pesto, meat sauce, white

sauce and my favorite — marinara


I have an infectious enthusiasm

for cooking pasta; I want

to eat it every night but, at the

risk of looking like the side of

a barn, I refrain. There are so

many different variations of

pastas in markets today: spaghetti,

linguini, ziti, fettuccine

and fusilli.

Nowadays, with newly-remodeled

kitchens, people are

making their own pasta with

machines; not as hard as you


My mother-in-law taught

me how to make manicotti

many years ago. She had such

skills in the kitchen. It sounds

frightening but, trust me, if

you can make pancakes, you

can make manicotti. It is filled

with ricotta, rolled, placed in

your baking pan and covered

with your sauce — usually a

marinara sauce. Served with

a simple salad or an antipasto;

what a delight. A smooth red

wine tops off this dinner.

Preheat oven to 350


1 cup sifted flour

4 eggs

1 cup of water

Pinch of salt

Clean coffee scoop (good


Mix all. Butter a six-to-eightinch

fry pan. When hot, pour

one coffee scoop of batter onto

pan, swirl around to cover pan.

In 10 seconds flip over for another

10 seconds, remove.This

yields about 16 crepes.

Marinara sauce:

Olive oil

1 can whole tomatoes (I like

Pastene) mashed and broken up

4 cloves of garlic

Chopped basil or parsley

Grated cheese

Touch of red wine (optional)

Heat olive oil to cover bottom

of small saucepan. Sauté garlic,

add tomatoes, let cook for about

twenty minutes, add parsley or

basil, grated cheese, salt and


Ricotta filling:

1 pound of ricotta (I like


1 egg

1 half cup grated cheese

Chopped parsley

Sprinkle of mozzarella cheese


Mix and fill each crepe with

mixture, roll, seam side down,

lay in baking pan, pour sauce,

then grated cheese. You may

like a touch of mozzarella, but

it’s optional.

Bake for 30 minutes. Sprinkle

with parsley or basil.

Enjoy with a smooth red

wine. Single girls, make this on

your first date and I guarantee a

ring! Who knows?

Elizabeth Cavallaro is a

Lynnfield resident, a retired

secretary currently finishing

college, and a mother of three

daughters, who loves to cook

and bake.


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