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U.S. Rep. Seth Moulton (D-MA) addresses the Wakefield-Lynnfield Chamber of Commerce during a meeting last

Tuesday.

Wakefield-Lynnfield Chamber

meets with U.S. Rep. Moulton

By Sam Minton

Thanks to the Wakefield-

Lynnfield Chamber of

Commerce, members of

the community got the opportunity

to have a dialogue

with U.S. Rep. Seth

Moulton on September 14 at

the Four Points Sheraton in

Wakefield.

Moulton represents the

sixth congressional district

and has held his seat since

2015. He made headlines

recently after taking a clandestine

trip to Afghanistan’s

capital city of Kabul with

Us. Rep Peter Meijer (R-

MI), in order to assess the

evacuation of U.S. troops

and allies.

Moulton said that, before

his trip, he and his team had

taken on about 3,000 cases

of people looking to get out

of the Taliban-controlled

country. These cases include

both green card-holders and

American citizens.

When asked by someone

in his crowd to expand on

his experience in Kabul,

Moulton, who went into

public service after serving

in the Marine Corps, said

that the United States needed

to learn from its mistakes.

“At some point very

early on we decided to nation-build

in Afghanistan

and I think most people

agree right now that it was

probably a mistake,” said

Moulton. “But when you go

to Afghanistan and spend

a little bit of time on the

ground, meet some of the

young women, meet some

of the girls who believe they

have a future in a place where

a lot of people tell them they

don’t … when you see the

number of people who have

been lifted out of poverty, I

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COURTESY | TONI REBELO

School Superintendent Kristen Vogel,

left, and Toni Rebelo, winner of this

year’s Dorothy Presser Award.

Rebelo earns

school award

By Sam Minton

When COVID-19 hit, Toni Rebelo was

there to answer the call for the town’s

schools.

Rebelo was hired as a COVID-19 liaison

to help Lynnfield schools navigate

the difficult waters of the pandemic.

“Miss Rebelo was nominated because

of her dedication to the health and safety

and wellbeing of our Lynnfield Public

School students, their families, and staff

members during the challenges we faced

this past year,” said School Committee

Vice Chair Stacy Dahlstedt during a committee

meeting on Sept. 14.

Her peers described her as someone

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George Perkins is 95

and remembers it all

By HannaH CHadwiCk

Lynnfield, meet your most

patriotic citizen.

At 95 years old, George

Perkins III spent almost his entire

life in town; it was here that

he grew up, raised a family, and

grew old with his wife of 70

years, Mildred (Boyle).

Perkins, who was born in

Melrose, was introduced to

the town after going on casual

drives through the area. It wasn’t

long before he met Mildred, a

Lynnfield resident. She taught

Perkins how to do the rumba,

a dance he was struggling with

in the dance classes his mother

signed him up for. Though their

young love was blossoming, it

wouldn’t be long before Perkins

was shipped off with the Navy

during World War II. When he

returned he “pursued the girl of

my dreams.”

Once they got married, he

began working as a movie producer,

lecturer, and historian,

which involved a lot of travel

on his part ― he added that

leaving Mildred behind was the

hardest decision he ever made.

However, in 1956, he moved

his wife and his three children

― George, Clifton, and

Mark ― to Lynnfield, where

Mildred’s parents lived, and

that’s where Perkins’ love affair

with the town began in earnest.

“My family needed stability,

and that became known to us

as ‘living in Lynnfield,’” he

explained.

Perkins watched this town

grow throughout his many

years there.When he built his

house by hand, there were about

6,000 residents in town, he said;

now there are over 12,000.

“I have seen the Summer

Street School built and the high

school become a reality, the old

junior high school is now the

middle school, and I am proud

of the fact we were advocates

for its re-invention,” he said.

The Worthen’s Grocery

Market, a bygone local grocery

store, was one of Perkins’ favorite

spots in Lynnfield. When

it was demolished, he and his

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family were upset over the

loss of a place that held great

memories and encouraged the

community to thrive around it.

But, he countered, there have

numerous positive changes as

well.

“The modifications at the

town center have been, and continue

to be remarkable,” Perkins

said. “In South Lynnfield,

MarketStreet has brought new

people and new energy to a

once-small town.”

Perkins wishes for future

generations of Lynnfield ―

including, he said, his future

great-great-great grandchildren

― could read his stories

and learn about how the town

looked well before they were

born.

“As you now know, at 95

years I am coming to the end

of my days; as they say, I am

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‘a bit long in the tooth.’ I am

an eyewitness to abrupt and

demanding diversions (and) I

have no room in my heart for

even one negative thought,” he

said. “I pledge to you that I am

hopeful for the future ― I urge

you to be a community-orientated

citizen, to meet the challenges

we face by involving

yourself.

“This is a welcoming place

where we continue to widen

our horizons, yet also respect

the foundations that have made

possible the many pathways

that lay before us.” Perkins

added.

Perkins wished to end on

this note: “Lynnfield, our

hidden jewel just 15 miles

north of Boston, is where I am

glad to have lived and raised

my family. Thank you for the

neighborhood!”

Wakefield-Lynnfield

Chamber meets with

U.S. Rep. Moulton

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mean literally the number of

children that are alive today because

of our presence, it’s a little

harder to argue that those sacrifices

were not worth it.”

Moulton had much to say

on the topic of small business

growth and rehabilitation as well,

describing small business as the

lifeblood of the community.

“Everyone likes to say that,

but it’s especially true here in

Massachusetts,” Moulton said.

“We’re not just a region of interstates

and chain restaurants.

We’re a place that’s proud of its

community and the businesses

that built these communities,

and we’ve got to support them.”

Moulton also touched upon the

impact the COVID-19 pandemic

has had on small businesses, as

well as thanking first responders

and front-line workers, “the heroes

of this pandemic.” He also

added that the response from

Washington might have been

miscalculated, and that his colleagues

in the nation’s capital

share culpability.

“We tried to do some work

to help everybody (but) we

were late. We didn’t always do

enough. We didn’t always get it

exactly right,” he said. “I think

overall we did pretty well, but

there are some places where we

overshot a bit and there’s some

places where we got money to

businesses that didn’t need it at

the expense of businesses that

did.

Moulton specifically pointed

out unemployment benefits

as an area where the federal

government might have

overcompensated.

“There certainly have been a

lot of casualties in the business

world because of the pandemic,”

he added.

Executive Director of the

Wakefield-Lynnfield Chamber

of Commerce John J. Smolinsky

said that he was pleased with

Tuesday’s event.

We’ve been working with his

office to try and have (Moulton)

come to Wakefield for quite

some time, so I’m happy that we

were able to develop that communication

to get him here to

talk about some very important

and specific issues,” he said.

“There are many things going

on that I’m sure we won’t get

resolved today that we would

like to have had resolved, but I

feel that his presence here shows

that the chamber and the community

is working to represent

our needs to our congressman

and let him know that we want

to be heard and we have things

we would like to share with him

about what we would like to see

changed.”

Smolinsky went on to point

out Moulton’s commitment to

veterans while also pointing out

the work that the congressman

has done in the fight against

ALS, or Lou Gehrig’s disease.

“He passed a bill that helped

ALS families and victims of

ALS get past the nine-month

waiting period for social security

disability,” Smolinsky noted.

“So we are very happy to have

a congressman come to town

and be willing to meet and speak

with us on a one-on-one basis.”

Rebelo earns award

for her dedication

who made an impact on all levels

of the school system by keeping

everyone safe, and they described

her guidance as invaluable.

Rebelo stated that she was

beyond honored to receive the

award.

“Everybody went above and

beyond for our children,” said

Rebelo. “So for me to sit here and

to receive this solely is tough for

me, because I feel like none of

what I did would have been able

to have been accomplished if it

wasn’t for every person’s piece

of that puzzle. I was new to this

school system last year, and I accepted

a role that I didn’t know

where it was going to lead me,

and I am so happy at how it all

turned out for all of us.”

Rebelo went on to say that she

was thankful to be able to serve

the school district and the community,

and that she was incredibly

grateful to be a part of the

team at Lynnfield Public Schools.

School Committee member

Jamie Hayman talked about

Rebelo’s patience when a lot of

parents were left asking questions

about what was going on

amid the pandemic’s frequent

curveballs.

“You were a calming influence

for this committee,” he said.

“Your expertise was respected

and appreciated ― and frankly

necessary in this town.

Rebelo is the second recipient

of the Dorothy Presser Award,

which was founded during the

2018-2019 school year in honor

of longtime School Committee

member Dorothy Presser upon

her retirement. The peer-nominated

award recognizes an employee

within the public school

community who goes above and

beyond in his or her commitment

to education in town.


SEPTEMBER 23, 2021

COURTESY | KAREN CRONIN

Karen Cronin has been appointed the new interim principal at

the Summer Street School.

Cronin appointed

interim principal at

Summer Street School

By Anne MArie ToBin

Karen Cronin has been appointed

interim principal of the

Summer Street School.

Cronin succeeds former

Principal Dr. Karen Dwyer,

who resigned in late August to

accept a position as assistant

superintendent of curriculum,

instruction, and accountability

in the Uxbridge Public Schools.

“This is the highlight of my

day,” Cronin told the School

Committee. “Everything’s been

great and I am so pleased to be

here and am looking forward to

my time here. I am looking forward

to joining the team.”

Superintendent of Schools

Kristen Vogel said the district

had a “handful of applicants”

and Cronin was one of two persons

who was interviewed.

“Ms. Cronin brings many

years of experience, both as an

elementary classroom teacher

and administrator, to Lynnfield,

“ said Superintendent of

Schools Kristen Vogel at the

most recent School Committee

meeting. “She comes to us with

four years experience as a principal

and another six in administration.

The first day she met

the Administrative Leadership

Team she just dove into the

work and she did the same at the

meet-and-greet we held for her

to meet parents and students.”

Cronin spent 19 years as an

elementary classroom teacher,

both in general and special

education. She most recently

served in the Tewksbury Public

School district as principal of

the North Street School, a position

she held for four years.

Prior to that, Cronin was an

elementary school assistant

principal in the Nashoba Valley

Regional School District. She

began her career as an elementary

school teacher, teaching

at all grade levels ranging first

to sixth grade. She moved on

to become the assistant principal

at the Center School in

Stow. Cronin also taught in the

Billerica and Newton districts

as well as a district in Arizona.

Raised in upstate New York,

near Schenectady, Cronin atten

ded college at the State

Uni versity of New Yord at

Geneseo, Northern Arizona

Univer sity, and the University

of Massachusetts - Lowell.

Cronin’s first day will be

Wednesday, Sept. 29.

In a cover letter submitted

with her application, Cronin

spoke about the importance

of relationships in an ever-changing

world.

“This extraordinary time

in our world has revealed the

symbiotic relationship between

teachers, families, and

students and the extreme importance

of the contribution of

each,” she said. “As principal,

it is my charge to ensure there

is a well-structured path for all

three groups to walk together. I

bring people together to ensure

the idea of their school is inclusive,

dynamic, focused, high

achieving, and rewarding.”

Vogel singled out Christina

Perry and Nicole Hyde Bradford

for their incredible leadership

at Summer Street School after

they were appointed shortly

before the start of school to fill

in temporarily for Dwyer, who

served as principal for three

years.

“As we transition to a new

principal at the start of the

school year I am so appreciative

of everything they have done to

ensure a smooth opening and

beyond, while juggling additional

responsibilities.”

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Resident urges School Committee

to revisit minutes after complaint

By HAnnAH CHAdwiCk

After an Open Meeting

Law complaint, the School

Committee voted during a Sept.

14 meeting to revise the minutes

of its Aug. 31 session.

Resident Cecil Ogren, a

member of the citizens’ group

known as Lynnfield United,

filed a complaint on Sept. 3 involving

the School Committee

meeting on Aug. 31.

The complaint states that

under the Open Meeting Law,

the public is permitted to attend

meetings of public bodies.

Ogren went on to list six different

complaints:

The first allegegaton was related

to the agenda, which itself

listed two subclaims: (a.) that

the meeting minutes were not

listed as a topic on the agenda,

and (b.) that the protocols and

policy topics were not specific

enough.

The School Committee expressed

that this was not intentional;

the posted agenda was

originally intended to be an update

that included the line item

for the meeting.

Chair of the School

Committee Rich Sjoberg explained

that there were many

different policies being worked

on for the opening of the 2021-

2022 school year. “Between

this being the first meeting and

the many moving parts around

incoming information from

the Massachusetts Department

of Elementary & Secondary

Education (DESE) regarding

opening the school this year,

this specificity slipped through

the cracks. It was an honest

mistake,” he said.

As for the protocols and

policy topics not being specific

enough, Sjoberg explained that,

while the onus is on the committee

to provide more information,

there were a number of different

policies being discussed.

The agenda for the evening’s

meeting included the usual details,

he said, adding that the

committee will continue to

comply with OML going forward

and include more specific

agenda notices.

Allegations 2-6 regarded the

development of operating protocols,

public-meeting language

in the operating protocols, language

used by elected officials

in the operating protocols,

public participation not being

permitted until after votes were

taken, and the delegation of responsibilities

to the superintendent

of schools. The Lynnfield

School Committee took no

remedial action to these items

because they said that there was

no apparent OML violation.

Being accused of OML violation

involves a long and expensive

process. School Committee

member Jamie Hayman warned

residents to contact the committee

directly in matters like

this, due to the money and time

something like this takes.

“Something that would take

a five-minute call takes money

from our kids,” Hayman explained.

He added that the

taxpayer money going to attorneys

for the OML violation

process could instead be going

to textbooks, equipment, and

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Committee Vice Chair Stacy

Dahlstedt added that they had

previously asked to be contacted

via phone and email if there is

a problem or concern. She also

expresses that “public participation

has always been available”

to members of Lynnfield.

Member Kate DePrizio was

more sympathetic with Ogren.

She expressed how she believes

the School Committee needs

to handle engaging with residents

differently. When asked

if she could give an example

of someone else the committee

did not engage with appropriately,

DePrizio brought up

Jason Kimball, another member

of Lynnfield United, who wrote

letters to the School Committee

in June accusing them of

teaching critical race theory in

town schools. The town, who

was and is performing an equity

audit in the public schools,

wished to clarify that they

would be waiting for the results

of the audit before any decisions

would be made regarding

changes in curricula.

Hayman stated that public

participation in town hasn’t

been there when it should have

been.

“Engagement is there, not

liking the answer to what we

have to say does not represent

the lack of willingness to engage,”

he said.

The School Committee voted

to move to reapprove the minutes

from the Aug. 31 meeting

at their next meeting on Sept.

28.

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Arrests

Emanuel Rodriguez-Shonyo,

30, of Peabody, was arrested

and charged with larceny of

a motor vehicle, assault with

a dangerous weapon, larceny

from a person, assault to rob,

assault to murder, and leaving

the scene of an accident with

personal injury on Tuesday.

Police Log

FRIDAY 9/17

Complaints

At 7:59 p.m. Friday, a caller

from Atherton Circle reported a

group of youths had lit off fireworks

and took off running towards

Glen Meadow Park.

SATURDAY 9/18

Arrests

Paul C. O’Brien, 54, of 274

Salem St., was arrested and

charged with OUI liquor, negligent

operation of a motor vehicle,

and speeding at 11:46

a.m. Saturday.

Accidents

A report of a motor vehicle

crash at 2:08 a.m. Saturday at

449 Summer St. and 11 Walnut

St. A caller reported a car into a

tree.

A motor vehicle crash was

reported at 11:26 a.m. Saturday

at Sephora at 720 Market St.; at

2:10 p.m. Saturday at Pottery

Barn Kids at 1500 Market St.

A report of a motor vehicle

crash with injury at 11:46 a.m.

Saturday at 585 Salem St. and

1087 Summer St. One person

was taken to Lahey Clinic -

Burlington. A 54-year-old man

was arrested (see arrests).

A motor vehicle crash with

injury was reported at 1:47 p.m.

Saturday on S Broadway.’

At 8:33 p.m. Saturday,

MarketStreet security reported

a group of kids fighting on the

green at MarketStreet Lynnfield.

Driver carjacked, struck

by Peabody man

By Gayla Cawley

A 30-year-old Peabody man

was arrested Tuesday after allegedly

carjacking a person off

Route 1 last Friday and hitting

the driver with their own vehicle

while fleeing the scene, Lynnfield

Police said.

Emanuel Rodriguez-Shonyo

was arrested on a warrant and

charged with larceny of a motor

vehicle, assault with a dangerous

weapon, larceny from a person,

assault to rob, assault to murder,

and leaving the scene of an accident

with personal injury.

He is expected to be arraigned

in Peabody District Court on

Wednesday.

Rodriguez-Shonyo is accused

of stealing a car from Kelly Nissan

at 275 N Broadway off Route

1 shortly after 7:30 p.m. last Friday.

After allegedly carjacking

the driver, Rodriguez-Shonyo

is said to have struck the driver

with the stolen vehicle while trying

to flee the scene, police said.

The incident prompted an

investigation from the Lynnfield

Police Department, which

obtained an arrest warrant. On

Tuesday, Rodriguez-Shonyo

was arrested in New Jersey by

the Massachusetts State Police

Violent Fugitive Apprehension

Section, United States Marshals

and other municipal agencies,

police said.

“The Lynnfield Police Department

thanks all involved

in making this a safe operation

and notes this is an example of

the strong partnerships that exist

between state, local, and federal

law-enforcement agencies,”

said department spokesman and

Interim Police Chief Nick Secatore

in a statement. “This coordination

of efforts resulted in a

safe arrest. We specifically thank

those individuals of all agencies

who worked 24/7 at times to assist

in the investigation.”

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AVOIDING UNNECESSARY LOSSES: SHOULD

I START SAVING FOR MY CHILD’S COLLEGE?

Michael O’Brien.

Student of

the week:

Michael

O’Brien

BY ALLYSHA DUNNIGAN

Senior Michael O’Brien has

spent his time at Lynnfield

High School participating in a

variety of athletics and school

programs, as well as engaging

in community sports.

Growing up, O’Brien participated

in youth golf, baseball,

football, lacrosse, hockey,

soccer, and basketball.

He continued with football

in high school, recently being

named captain, and also joined

the track and field team.

By being a part of these

sports, O’Brien said, he has become

much stronger, both physically

and mentally.

Outside of school and athletics,

O’Brien has begun

learning American Sign

Language through classes offered

at the Beverly School for

the Deaf.

During his junior year,

O’Brien was chosen to become

a part of the COMPASS program,

where selected students

are given a forum to discuss and

model civic, social, and academic

excellence.

Also during his junior year,

O’Brien won four academic

awards: the Forensic Science

Award, Photography Award,

Humanities Award, and the

LHS Book Award.

“Each of these awards means

so much to me as it has shown

me that all of my hard work in

school was being recognized,”

O’Brien said. “Specifically, the

LHS Book Award, where each

of the faculty had to vote for

which student should win this

award. I am both honored and

proud that the LHS faculty had

chosen me for this award.”

With these four accomplishments,

O’Brien also faced adversity

his junior year when

he tore his ACL and meniscus

during his first football scrimmage

of the year.

“Throughout my recovery,

the support of the faculty and

my fellow peers at LHS made

the ups and downs of my

journey better,” O’Brien said.

LHS Assistant Principal

Brian Bates said O’Brien has

worked extremely hard to battle

back from the injury for his senior

year.

“He is an excellent leader and

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families with means and grandparents

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rate.

These days, it’s hard to

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Religious News

Ave Maria Parish

Ave Maria Parish is a Catholic

community of faith comprising

two worship sites in Lynnfield:

Our Lady of the Assumption

Church located at 758 Salem

Street and Saint Maria Goretti

Church located at 112 Chestnut

Street.

Fully-vaccinated people are no

longer required to wear masks or

socially distance in our churches.

All non-vaccinated and partially-vaccinated

people are advised

to continue to wear masks. If you

wish to continue to practice social

distancing, designated pews in

both churches have been reserved.

Pre-registration for Masses is no

longer required.

Our Mass schedule is as

follows:

WEEKEND MASS SCHEDULE

4PM on Saturday at OLA

7:30AM on Sunday at OLA

9:30AM on Sunday at SMG

11AM on Sunday at OLA

DAILY MASS SCHEDULE

OLA - 9am on Mondays,

Wednesdays, and Fridays

SMG - 9am on Tuesdays and

Thursdays

Calvary Christian Church

Calvary Christian Church would

love to see you at one of our eight

weekend services! LYNNFIELD

CAMPUS - 47 Grove St. in

person at 8:30 am, 10:30 am,

12:30 pm. ONLINE CAMPUS -

8:30 am, 10:30 am, 12:30 pm &

5:00 pm on Facebook & YouTube.

HISPANIC SERVICE - 47 Grove

St. Lynnfield in-person & online

at 10:30AM.

If you have a teenager, please

check out our youth group at the

Lynnfield Campus on Fridays

at 7:00 pm. In addition to our

weekly worship services, Calvary

Christian Church provides numerous

groups and classes for

everyone of all ages to enjoy inperson

& online. For more information,

call 781-592-4722 or

check us out online at calvarychristian.church.

Centre Congregational Church

5 Summer St., Lynnfield

781-334-3050

www.centre-church.org

F a c e b o o k . c o m /

CentreChurchUCC

office@centre-church.org

YouTube.com/c/

centrecongregationalchurch/

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.

Our worship services are held

at 10 a.m. every Sunday morning.

Our summer services are in the

air-conditioned chapel. All worshippers

are asked to wear a mask

while indoors for worship until

further notice. Following the service,

we gather on the front lawn

for fellowship.

Our pastor, the Rev. Nancy

Rottman, and our Director of Faith

Formation, Ms. Larainne Wilson,

strive to provide inspiring, downto-earth

messages for people of

all ages that are applicable to everyday

life.

We are committed to providing

children a warm, safe, and inclusive

environment. We will be offering

a summer program for children

called “Compassion Camp.”

The overall theme is Be Loved,

Be Kind, Be You.

Messiah Lutheran Church

708 Lowell St., Lynnfield

(corner of Lowell & Chestnut)

is currently open for in-person

worship Sunday morning at 9:30

am (summer hours). Worship

services will also be streamed

live on Facebook. Like us

on Facebook: facebook.com/

Messiah-Lutheran-Church

Worship times: Sunday mornings

at 9:30 am, Sunday evening

devotion on Facebook Live at 6:30

pm, Wednesday evening Prayer

time at 7:01 pm on Facebook Live.

Messiah Lutheran Church is

served by Rev. Dr. Jeremy Pekari,

and Rev. David Brezina.

Temple Emmanuel/Wakefield

September/October Events:

September 24 - Erev Shabbat

Celebration, Friday Evening at

7:30 PM, Hybrid

September 25 - Shabbat at

Breakheart, Saturday Morning at

9:30 AM

September 27 - Erev Shemini

Atzeret (no service)

September 28 - Shemini Atzeret

Service with Yizkor, Tuesday

Morning at 9:30 AM, Hybrid

September 28 - Simcha Torah

Family Celebration, Tuesday

Evening at 7:00 PM, Hybrid

October 1 - Erev Shabbat

Celebration, Friday Evening at

7:30 PM, Hybrid

October 2 - Shabbat Morning

Celebration including Torah

Study with Rabbi Greg, Saturday

Morning at 9:30 AM, Hybrid

October 3 - Dismantle Sukkah,

Sunday Morning at 9:30 AM

October 3 - Sisterhood Kick-Off

Brunch, Sunday morning at 11:00

AM outdoors and in person! Rain

date October 4 at 7:30 PM via

Zoom. See the Temple Website to

RSVP and for more information.

October 3 - Temple Reads:

The Yellow Bird Sings, Sunday

Evening at 7:00 PM, via Zoom.

For more information, see the

Temple Website.

October 5 - House & Grounds

Committee Meeting, Tuesday

Evening at 6:45 PM, via Zoom

October 5 - Ritual Committee

Meeting, Tuesday Evening at 7:30

PM, via Zoom

For more information about

Temple Emmanuel, a member

of the Jewish Reconstructionist

Communities, call 781-245-1886

or see our Facebook page or website

at www.WakefieldTemple.org.

Request service links to

the Zoom streaming: info@

WakefieldTemple.org

Wakefield-Lynnfield United

Methodist Church

Peace, Hope & Virtual Hugs

Deb Willis Bry, cell:

781-521-9726

Office Assistant, Wakefield-

Lynnfield United Methodist

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Assistant Coordinator, Greater

Boston Project Linus

Wakefield-Lynnfield United

Methodist Church, 273 Vernon

St., Wakefield, Mass., 01880

Church Office: 781-245-

1359, Parsonage: 781-245-0338

Email: WLUMC272@gmail.com

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The Church of Jesus Christ of

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400 Essex St., Lynnfield

www.churchofjesuschrist.org

(781) 334-5586

Bishop Aaron Udy

Missionaries: 978-896-9434

Sacrament meeting: 10 a.m.

Sunday School/Youth/Children

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For the Weekly NeWs

LYNN — One result of the

global pandemic and its longterm

isolation is the need to find

innovative ways through which

people can stay connected.

One such effort includes a

new tool that Greater Lynn

Senior Services (GLSS), which

serves town residents, is piloting

called Uniper — a device

that plugs into your television

set, along with a small camera

which perches on top, enabling

one-on-one communication

with case managers, healthcare

providers, counselors, family

and friends.

“The COVID-19 pandemic

pretty much destroyed the limited

social connections that

many older people or adults

living with disabilities already

experience,” said Kathryn C.

Burns, GLSS’ chief executive

officer. “Research shows that

isolation, particularly long-term

isolation, has a very negative effect

on people’s overall health,

significantly contributing to

premature death from all causes

and increasing a person’s risk of

diseases like dementia.”

Uniper loads an individual’s

contacts into its device,

allowing for immediate virtual

connection.

“This is really the primary

reason we chose Uniper over

the many other platforms we

reviewed,” said Valerie Parker

Callahan, director of planning

and development. “We view

it first and foremost as a communications

tool to help people

better manage their health

and well-being, with Uniper’s

built-in programming as a secondary

— but very helpful

— add-on to reduce social isolation

and promote stronger

connections with the wider

community.”

It is easy to use with a simple

remote that allows people to

quickly transition from Uniper

back to television programming.

Tapping into

“Many platforms that allow

for virtual connection require a

computer, tablet or smartphone,

which many older people do not

have and might be uncomfortable

using,” Parker Callahan

noted. “But Uniper only requires

a TV, which most people

already have and use regularly.”

Uniper’s existing content includes

access to hundreds of

videos — travel, arts and culture,

music and educational

programs, as well as “live” programming

that includes exercise

and other classes, peer-led

discussion groups, support

groups and more — which are

available throughout the day

and scheduled by Uniper.

GLSS is developing its own

content, which will be available

to users through a separate

channel, and is also working on

developing some live programming,

too.

“We envision, for example,

that our Wellness Pathways fall

prevention and health self-management

workshops will be offered

over the Uniper platform,

as well as group and individual

counseling through our Mobile

Mental Health and Family

Caregiver Support programs

in a private, HIPAA-compliant

setting,” Parker Callahan said,

“This would be in addition to

virtual case manager visits with

GLSS consumers.”

UniperCare is an innovative,

Israeli-based company with a

West Coast U.S. hub. Its programming

is starting to pop

up all around the country, but

GLSS is its first Massachusettsbased

customer.

One of the Uniper’s unique

features is the work they

have been doing with Jewish

Federation of North America,

connecting Holocaust survivors,

their descendants and

people of Jewish faith with tailored

supports and group meetings,

bringing together people

from all across the country in

celebration of some Jewish

holidays during the pandemic.

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Seniors

senior connections

They plan to continue this programming

moving forward.

Uniper also offers a lot of content

in Russian and Spanish.

GLSS is initially hoping

to sign up 100 people age 60

and older or adults living with

disabilities in its service area

of Lynn, Lynnfield, Nahant,

Saugus and Swampscott for

the free one-year service. The

product will be reevaluated

after a year and could last beyond

that, depending on its results

and continued interest on

the part of funders.

Uniper offers training and

a helpline to troubleshoot any

issues users encounter. The program

is supported by funding

from the Administration for

Community Living as well

as funding through the Older

American Act administered

through the Massachusetts

Executive Office of Elder

Affairs, and a grant from

Beverly and Addison Gilbert

Hospitals, operated by Beth

Israel Lahey Health.

Interested individuals can

contact Andrew Wallace,

GLSS’ Title III Planner, at 781-

477-6702 or email awallace@

glss.net. More information can

be found at www.glss.net.

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The Lynnfield Senior Center

is open and offering the following

programs. Our new poetry

workshop with Richard will

be on Tuesdays at 10am. This

workshop is for those who write

poetry and want to share their

writings with others and those

that would like to learn more

about writing poetry. Tai Chi

with Nicanor returns on Tuesday,

September 21 st at 9:30.

Our Parkinson’s Fitness class

meets every Friday at 10am.

Come and strengthen your

body, balance, and movement.

Our Diabetes Academy will

meet on Thursday, September

30th at 12:30. This will be an

informal meeting; please join

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call Elaine at 781-598-1078.

Masks are required for all programs

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WEEKLYNEWS.NET - 978-532-5880 SEPTEMBER 23, 2021

LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

To the editor:

The story in the Weekly News

dated September 2, 2021 and

entitled “Responsibility of Old

Town Meeting House falls to

Town Historical Commission”

is inaccurate and extremely misleading

to your readers. Only 3

people in Lynnfield handed it

off. I am a life member of the

Lynnfield Historical Society

and have kept close watch on

the horrible, unprecedented

saga about our Meeting House.

Following are just a few of the

problems with this story:

The article states that the

Historical Society “managed the

Meeting House under a mistaken

assumption that it had authority

to do so.” Wrong! Just plain misleading!

Irresponsible reporting!

The truth is the Lynnfield

Town Meeting minutes of

Thursday, March 17, 1960,

Article 13, says “voted unanimously

that the town allow the

Lynnfield Historical Society,

Inc., to act as custodian of

the building located on the

Common at Main and Summer

streets known as the ‘Old

Meeting House’ and authorize

said Society, with the approval

of the Board of Selectmen, to

make any necessary repairs to

said building to restore it and

enhance its value.” The Weekly

News can find these minutes at

the Town Clerk’s Office as I did.

Until the Society was locked

out, it honored the charge of the

Town Meeting for 61 years. The

Society paid the regular bills and

maintained the Meeting House.

Most recently, the Society paid

to paint the exterior and interior

and replace the roof. The Society

purchased new cabinets for the

little kitchen and planned to replace

the appliances.

The Society saved the taxpayers

hundreds of thousands of

dollars. Now, the taxpayers will

be required to pay the bills. The

Town Meeting has precedence

over the Select Board. Until

now, there were no complaints.

In fact, the Meeting House became

the symbol of Lynnfield.

Its picture appears in countless

places including the town seal,

every street sign, the telephone

book, and even on our police officers’

and firefighters’ uniforms.

Mr. Dalton is quoted as saying

“now that the town has control,

people will see a marked improvement

inside and outside

not only of the Meeting House

but at the Pope-Richard House.”

Please note the Select Board is

not the town. The Select Board

has control of the Pope-Richard

House and let it deteriorate.

Many Lynnfield drivers and

walkers know how the streets

and sidewalks are in disrepair.

The South Library building

needs so many improvements

that the Rotary gave it back to

the town and the taxpayers now

will pay to have it improved in

order to use it as an office for

the emergency management

director.

The Historical Commission,

now put in charge of the Meeting

House by the Select Board, plans

to usurp our fundraiser called the

Country Store that the Historical

Society has run for at least 57

years. How unstatesmanlike!

How childish!

Don’t tell me the Commission

respects Lynnfield’s History!

Perhaps the Commission and

Select Board would like to take

over the PTO Pumpkin Fair,

the Rotary Concerts on the

Common, and Geranium Fest!

Mr. Dalton states the chairs

and tables were “dangerous.”

The taxpayers will have to pay

for the new ones. The “dangerous”

ones had “Historical

Society” written on each one and

the Historical Society removed

them.

The Select Board has not allowed

the Historical Society to

speak at two meetings. At the

most recent meeting, about 12

of our members were present.

In a democracy and a first-class

town, both sides should be allowed

to speak.

Truly fine leaders synthesize

various applications of thought

and research a problem in order

to arrive at a satisfactory solution,

often referred to as a win/

win. Companies and nonprofits

have boards with more than

three people. More brains can

work out problems. Instead, we

have emphasis on power and

CONTROL. I suggest the Select

Board review their own Code of

Ethics and convene a seminar for

all public officials to review its

contents and discuss it in detail

with an impartial canvener in

hopes that they will “embrace its

provisions.”

I hope this newspaper will

stop aiding and abetting and will

cover stories fairly.

I am distraught about how

well-meaning citizens are being

treated in Lynnfield. We are witnessing

a deterioration of town

government in the hands of a

very few.

Sincerely,

Mrs. Pat Campbell

A thank you from LHS Girls Soccer

Dear Lynnfield Community:

We wish to thank you for a

successful LHS Girls Soccer

Car Wash fundraiser. It is with

your help and generosity we

are able to raise money to provide

the LHS Girls Soccer team

practice shirts, socks, a banquet,

senior night festivities and more.

We truly appreciate and would

like to thank all the people

who stopped to have their car

washed or even stopped to just

donate money. We would also

like to thank the Lynnfield Fire

Department and Post Office for

the use of the parking lot.

Regards,

LHS Girls Varsity & JV Soccer

Hegedus: Should I start saving

for my child’s college?

To the editor:

I write this letter in support

of the Select Board severing

ties with the Historical Society

and in support of the Historical

Commission’s handling of

some very troubling recent

events, including its discovery

of the Historical Society’s 13-

year lapse in nonprofit status.

Thirteen years is a long time

for an organization to be collecting

revenue and paying

wages without being certified

as a nonprofit. It is my understanding

that throughout this

13-year period, (a.) a treasurer

was supposedly overseeing the

finances of the Society yet did

not file any financial paperwork

with the IRS; (b.) the Society

was collecting rental fees on

behalf of the Town but was not

sharing any financial paperwork

with the Town; and (c.)

a member of the Society was

being paid an annual salary to

oversee the Meeting House.

How many times was the

Meeting House rented over 13

years? How much revenue was

paid to the Society during this

period? What percentage of that

money is still in the Society’s

bank account? How much of

the rental revenue was spent on

operating costs and/or repairs/

improvements? Did the annual

wages paid to the Society’s

rental manager change over

time, and if so by how much?

Will the Society be remitting

the balance of its bank account

to the town, given it was completely

funded by rental fees of

a public building?

It is my understanding that

the answers to these questions

― many of which would otherwise

have been available via the

state’s Nonprofit Organizations/

Public Charities Division ―

have not yet been revealed to

the Select Board despite months

of inquiries.

These are serious questions

that seem to be downplayed

by recent letters to the editor,

one of which referred to the

Society’s 13-year lapse in nonprofit

status as being due to

the “absent-minded” nature of

history buffs. I could not help

but scoff when I read this comment.

Nonprofits are under intense

government scrutiny for

good reason: not just to ensure

appropriate application of charitable

assets but to investigate

potential breaches of fiduciary

duty. A 13-year lapse cannot

be explained away as “a simple

oversight,” despite what the author

suggests. This is a grave

infraction ― I say this as both

an attorney as well as the board

president of a local nonprofit

―- and should not be swept

under the rug.

Just a few months ago, I visited

the Pope Richard Lynnfield

Historical Centre (formerly the

Lynnfield Historical Centre),

a public building previously

under control of the Society.

This is also the building that

houses most of the artifacts

collected by the Society during

their tenure, items that they were

tasked to secure and preserve.

Looking through the windows

of the Historical Centre, I could

not help but remark at the level

of decay and disarray within the

walls of the building, including

the stacked and strewn contents

inside. I later learned that,

since my visit, the Historical

Commission spent $9600 (64

percent of their annual budget)

on costs to repair the building.

I will simply say that the condition

of the building and its

contents is by no means an endorsement

of the Society’s recent

stewardship.

The Meeting House is still

generating rental revenue, but

now its costs and revenues are

being managed in a transparent

way. Unlike the Society’s president,

the Commission Chair

does not receive a salary in return

for managing the space.

And, because the Commission

is a government body, its meetings

and decisions are completely

open to the public under

the Open Meeting Law, which

did not pertain to the Society.

It seems clear that having the

Historical Commission manage

the Meeting House was the only

rational option available to the

Select Board. The town’s revocation

of the Society’s control

of several public buildings is

neither inappropriate nor some

kind of personal vendetta: It

was simply common sense.

Melanie Lovell

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Sports

PHOTO | SPENSER HASAK

Lynnfield’s Nickson Joseph scored two goals for the Pioneers in a win over Rockport Wednesday

afternoon.

Offense rolls for Lynnfield in win

over CAL foe Rockport

BOYS SOCCER

By Sam Minton

LYNNFIELD ― The

Lynnfield boys soccer team

brought its scoring boots as they

defeated the Rockport Vikings

4-0 on Wednesday evening.

The first five minutes of

the match were spent running

up and down the field, but

Lynnfield struck first as senior

Nickson Joseph got the ball

past Rockport’s senior goalkeeper

Samuel Finer to give

the Pioneers a lead in the sixth

minute of the match. Luckily

for Lynnfield, that wouldn’t be

the last time the senior found

the back of the net.

Lynnfield head coach Brent

Munroe said after the match

that Joseph has been great this

season, especially seeing that it

is his first season on the varsity

squad.

“He put a lot of time and effort

into the offseason and he’s putting

the ball in the net for us and

we’re thrilled for it,” Munroe

said. “I think he’s having a great

time so we couldn’t be any happier

for him.”

Joseph nearly got his first

helper of the match, but junior

Owen Klee would send his shot

over the crossbar in the 10th

minute from just outside the

box.

As the first half progressed,

Lynnfield continued to get

more and more comfortable on

the pitch. They controlled possession

and at times were able

to press the Vikings in their own

third.

In the 12th minute, the

Pioneers got another opportunity

via a free kick 10 yards

outside the box; senior Jake

Mallet fired a shot on net but

Finer made a diving save. They

continued to show their skill

as freshman Dillion Riley displayed

some fancy footwork

with a heel-flick pass to junior

Alex Gentile, but the midfielder

sent the ball wide of the post.

While the Vikings suffered a

defeat, Finer had an impressive

performance. He made a spectacular

one-on-one save in the

30th minute of the half along

with a handful of other quality

saves. He continued his impressive

effort by making another

breakaway save before the end

of the first half.

After the Rockport loss,

head coach Jason Rutkauskas

thought that the goalkeeper had

a great showing on Wednesday

night.

“Our keeper played outstanding,

he really kept us in

the game,” said the coach.

“Lynnfield is a very aggressive

team. They put pressure on us

all game and we just couldn’t

really make anything happen.”

Before the end of the first

half, Mallet nearly got a goal

off a corner, but his header in

the 37th minute couldn’t find

the back of the net.

For the first 10 minutes of

the second half, the Pioneers

continued to dominate possession.

The Pioneers got a lot

out of junior midfielder Henry

Caulfield. He showed some

great skill on the ball and was

able to get by defenders with

ease.

For the rest of the second

half, Rockport went on to withstand

the pressure in a solid

defensive performance. Finer

would add to his save total in

the 60th minute of the match as

he deflected a shot from Gentile

over the net.

Joseph scored his second goal

of the game in the 65th minute

to put the game away for the

Pioneers. Moments later, Klee

found the back of the net to

give Lynnfield a 3-0 lead. Four

minutes later, after Finer made

another one-on-one save on

Joseph, Klee was able to add to

his tally, cleaning up a rebound

for his second goal of the match.

Lynnfield now boasts a 4-2

record (3-0 in CAL).

Lynnfield native and Endicott quarterback Clayton Marengi

has been named the Commonwealth Coast Conference

Offensive Rookie of the Week for the second consecutive week.

Lynnfield’s Marengi

earns second straight

CCC Rookie of the Week

award after big game

By Mike Alongi

Lynnfield native and Endicott

College quarterback Clayton

Marengi doesn’t seem to be letting

go of the starting job any

time soon, as the sophomore

took home Commonwealth

Coast Conference Offensive

Rookie of the Week honors for

the second consecutive week

following another strong performance

on the field.

In Endicott’s 32-29 loss to

Catholic over the weekend,

Marengi also put together another

strong showing for the

Gulls after completing 9-of-15

(60 percent) passing attempts

for 142 yards, while picking up

39 yards on the ground on six

rushes. He also found the end

zone on one of those rushes,

giving him his only score on the

day.

Marengi was joined by

teammates Colin Meropoulos

(Monroe, Conn.), and Tim

Russell (Stoneham) as Endicott

players to earn weekly awards

from the CCC; Russell was

named CCC Co-Defensive

Player of the Week and

Meropoulos was named CCC

Defensive Rookie of the Week.

In Endicott’s 32-29 loss to

Catholic last weekend, Russell

had a career-best two interceptions

and compiled seven

tackles (four solo) to help the

Gulls in their comeback bid.

Meanwhile, Meropoulos did

a lot to keep last weekend’s

game close with his play on the

defensive line. He recorded six

tackles (two solo, four assisted),

including three for a loss.

Meropoulos also recorded two

sacks for a total of six yards.

His last sack forced a turnoveron-downs,

giving Endicott a

chance to pick up the win with

less than a minute left on the

game clock. Lastly, all stats

recorded by Meropoulos last

weekend were personal bests.

Monday’s announcement

marks Russell and Meropoulos’

first career honors and

Marengi’s second straight

weekly award.

Endicott (2-1) travels to

Norwich (1-2) Saturday (2).


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WEEKLYNEWS.NET - 978-532-5880 SEPTEMBER 23, 2021

HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS SCHEDULE

THURSDAY

Golf

Lynnfield at Manchester-Essex (3)

Beverly at Peabody (4)

Boys Soccer

Gloucester at Peabody (4)

Girls Soccer

Peabody at Gloucester (4:30)

Field Hockey

St. Mary’s at Bishop Fenwick (4)

Newburyport at Lynnfield (4:15)

Volleyball

Austin Prep at Bishop Fenwick (5:30)

Lynnfield at Hamilton-Wenham (5:30)

FRIDAY

Football

Ipswich at Lynnfield (6:30)

Beverly at Peabody (7)

Austin Prep at Bishop Fenwick (7)

Boys Soccer

Lynnfield at Masconomet (4)

Field Hockey

Peabody at Saugus (4)

Lynnfield at Tyngsborough (4)

Volleyball

Central Catholic at Peabody (5:45)

SATURDAY

Boys Soccer

Billerica at Peabody (2)

Girls Soccer

Danvers at Lynnfield (10)

Cross Country

Bishop Fenwick at Frank Kelley Invitational (9)

St. John’s Prep at Ocean State Invitational (TBD)

MONDAY

Golf

Gloucester at Peabody (4)

Boys Soccer

Lynnfield at Pentucket (3:45)

Bishop Fenwick at Archbishop Williams (5:15)

Girls Soccer

Archbishop Williams at Bishop Fenwick (3:30)

Pentucket at Lynnfield (3:45)

Field Hockey

Revere at Peabody (4)

Danvers at Bishop Fenwick (7)

Volleyball

Newburyport at Lynnfield (5:30)

TUESDAY

Golf

Catholic Memorial at St. John’s Prep (3)

Lynnfield at Triton (3:30)

Peabody at Gloucester (4)

Girls Soccer

Peabody at Beverly (4)

Field Hockey

Lynnfield at Pentucket (3:45)

Volleyball

Peabody at Saugus (5:15)

Archbishop Williams at Bishop Fenwick (5:30)

Cross Country

Bishop Fenwick, St. Mary’s at CCL Freshman/

Sophomore Meet (4)

WEDNESDAY

Golf

Essex Tech at Lynnfield (3)

Peabody at Saugus (4)

Boys Soccer

Lynnfield at Georgetown (3:45)

Beverly at Peabody (6)

Girls Soccer

Georgetown at Lynnfield (6)

Field Hockey

Peabody at Beverly (4)

Volleyball

Lynnfield at Ipswich (5:30)

Cross Country

Lynnfield at Newburyport (3:30)

FILE PHOTO

Lynnfield native and St. Mary’s senior Sean Mathers scored 19 points in a loss to Bishop Fenwick

at The Meadow at Peabody Golf Course.

Bishop Fenwick outlasts rival

St. Mary’s for season sweep

GOLF

By Mike Alongi

PEABODY ― The Bishop

Fenwick golf team notched a

pretty significant accomplishment

Thursday afternoon, tallying

a 150-135 victory over

Catholic Central League rival

St. Mary’s at The Meadow at

Peabody Golf Course. With the

win, the Crusaders swept both

matches with the Spartans this

season.

“This was a big match for

us and both teams ended up

playing a lot of young guys,”

said Fenwick coach Jim

McHugh. “Our depth really

worked to our advantage in this

one, and we were able to get a

lot of points from the bottom

half of our lineup to pull out the

win.”

Tony Novack led the charge

for the Fenwick golf team, putting

up a match-high 38 points.

Leo Schroeder added 30 points

in the victory, while Louis

Spychalski scored 25 points

and Gianni Mercado scored 16

points.

Despite missing No. 1 player

Aidan Emmerich in the lineup

on Thursday, the Spartans still

got strong performances from

Andrew Potter (26 points) and

Eric Bridges (20 points). Sean

Mathers, Shea Newhall and

Brendan Zollo each scored 19

points in the loss, while Kyle

Rush added 17 points.

“Missing your top player in

a match always hurts, but we

made a good run there and had a

chance,” said St. Mary’s coach

Jay Fiste. “We ended up getting

caught on a couple of tough

holes and that ended up being

the difference.”

A big part of Fenwick’s win

was the team’s home-course

advantage at The Meadow, a

notoriously tricky course that

has plenty of trouble in store for

inexperienced players.

“It’s definitely a little intimidating

for visiting teams,”

McHugh said of The Meadow.

“You have to put the ball in

the right positions out there,

and there are a couple of holes

where you can really get into

trouble.”

While the result wasn’t what

Fiste was hoping for, he was

encouraged by the fact that

his young lineup is starting to

round into form as the season

hits its home stretch.

“Our young guys really are

starting to round into form,”

said Fiste. “We’re trying to get

them into matches, and they’re

playing a lot of golf lately.

We’re hoping that will really

benefit us as we get closer to the

state tournament.”

Fenwick is now 4-1 on the

season.

“I said to the guys after the

match, ‘it’s like Bon Jovi, we’re

halfway there,’” said McHugh.

“We really have to bear down

now and push hard from now

until tournament time.”

St. Mary’s currently sits at

4-4.

“We’ve got a big week next

week with four matches, so

we’re hoping we can come

out of there with a winning

record and put ourselves in a

good position to make the state

tournament.”

FILE PHOTO

The St. Mary’s football team took home its second win of the

season Friday after knocking off Bellingham.

St. Mary’s lights it up

in win over Bellingham

FOOTBALL

By Mike Alongi

The St. Mary’s football team

snapped one of the longest winning

streaks in Massachusetts

Friday night, traveling on the

road to put a 62-14 hurting on

non-conference foe Bellingham

to remain undefeated on the

young season.

The Spartans were led by the

stellar play of multi-sport star

David Brown Jr., who scored five

touchdowns on the day. Brown

rushed for four touchdowns and

returned a punt for another.

Also contributing to the win on

the offensive side were quarterback

Ali Barry and running back

Derek Coulanges, with Barry

rushing for two touchdowns and

Coulanges rushing for one. Alef

Potter also had a solid night, returning

a kickoff 70 yards for a

touchdown.

St. Mary’s (2-0) plays on the

road at Bishop Feehan Friday (6).


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PHOTO | JAKOB MENENDEZ

Lynnfield’s Julia Carbone attempts to steal the ball from a

Triton player during a game at Lynnfield High.

Lynnfield comes up

short to CAL foe Triton

FIELD HOCKEY

By Sam Minton

LYNNFIELD ― Lynnfield’s

field hockey team fell to the

Triton Vikings 2-0 on the

Pioneers’ home turf Tuesday

evening.

Fans watching may have predicted

a different result, as for

the first two quarters Lynnfield

controlled possession and created

some quality scoring chances.

However, the Pioneers defending

on corners would prove to be

their downfall.

Lynnfield head coach

Samantha Pindara said after the

match that the Pioneers knew that

Triton was a quality team that

could capitalize off of corners.

Still, she was happy with the performances

of her players.

“I think, (looking at the) game

as a whole, (I) couldn’t have

asked them to work any harder,”

said Pindara. “They were all over

the field. They were communicating.

They were doing a lot of

the things we have been working

on for the last three weeks. We

have a lot to do, but we have a lot

to work with so it’s a lot of positives

moving forward.”

Triton had a chance to show off

its prowess on corners one minute

into the match, but was denied

by goalie Charlotte Radulski.

For the rest of the first half,

Lynnfield gathered a majority of

possessions. as it tried to get on

the scoreboard. Throughout the

half, Georgia Milne made some

impressive interceptions to jumpstart

the Pioneers’ attack.

Lynnfield was able to distribute

the ball well throughout the

half, but Triton’s goalie Sophie

Chapman was able to make an

impressive save with five minutes

left in the second quarter to

keep the score level at 0-0. The

Pioneers had another opportunity

with just over two minutes left in

the half, but a shot sailed wide of

the net as Triton was able to withstand

the pressure.

As the third quarter began

Lynnfield attempted to maintain

its level of play, but as the clock

neared nine minutes, the Vikings

started to step on the gas pedal.

Madison Hillick sent a shot

wide before assisting on Paige

Leavitt’s goal at 5:25, which put

the Vikings ahead, 1-0. Triton

continued to find success on the

counter and gained possession in

the fourth quarter.

The Vikings finally struck off

a corner with Madison Hillick

securing the second goal of the

match for Triton.

Pindara said after the match

that things did change after halftime

for her side.

“I think in the first half we had

more opportunities; even in the

third quarter we had more opportunities

in the offensive end,” said

Pindara. “Then, (in) the fourth

quarter they seemed to be controlling

the ball a little bit more

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A look back at last week’s sports in Lynnfield

PHOTOS | SPENSER HASAK & JAKOB MENENDEZ

Lynnfield’s Owen Klee, right, moves the ball up the field during a win over

Rockport Wednesday.

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Boys soccer makes a splash at Post Office Square

PHOTOS | Jakob Menendez

From left, Kitch Murphy, Nickson Joseph, Shane

“Thumb Guy” McQueen, and Drew Van Jaco

stand together on the side of the road while promoting

the boys soccer team car wash fundraiser.

A cocker spaniel sits in the passenger seat of a car as its

owner gets their car washed.

Two members of the boys soccer team, Chase

Carney and Alex Gentile, take a break in between

washing cars.

Dillon Reilly, left, and Kelan Cardinal, get splashed

with soap and water during the boys soccer car wash

fundraiser at Post Office Square.

Aidan Ryan, middle, playfully spins a scrubbing pole on and around his back during the boys soccer team car

wash.


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in partnership with

Northeast Arc, will host the

second annual Northeast Arc

5k for Inclusion, which debuted

at MarketStreet Lynnfield

in 2019 and raised $35k

for Northeast Arc in its inaugural

year. The initiative was

created to support Northeast

Arc’s incredible mission of

aiding people with disabilities.

This year, Northeast Arc

and MarketStreet Lynnfield

once again invite runners and

walkers from all over to register

for the fun 5k. The course

will take runners through the

town of Lynnfield and back

to MarketStreet Lynnfield’s

green for the big finish while

walkers will start at Market-

Street Lynnfield and journey

through the expansive shopping

destination to complete

their 5k. At the conclusion of

the fun run and walk, all in attendance

are invited to enjoy

a complimentary Family Fun

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and more.

People of all ages and abilities

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to register for the 2021

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Participants can choose

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Lynnfield firefighters brave the storms

PHOTOS | Lynnfield Fire Department and Jake Wark

Ten firefighters ― three from Lynnfield ― met up in Lee before making the 23-hour trek to Louisiana, where

they reconvened in the town of Thibodaux before performing a wider sweep of the hurricane-affected areas of

the state.

Last week, The Massachusetts Emergency

Management Agency (MEMA) and Department

of Fire Services (DFS) announced that firefighters

Carlisle, Dalton, and Lynnfield would

be traveling to Louisiana to assist in emergency

management after Hurricane Ida and in preparation

for Hurricane Nicholas. The firefighters

are providing assistance to their counterparts in

Louisiana under the Emergency Management

Assistance Compact (EMAC), the national emergency

management mutual aid system that facilitates

state-to-state disaster assistance.

Firefighters from the towns of Lynnfield, Dalton,

and Carlisle worked to put out a fire in Grand

Caillou, Louisiana that occurred as a result of

damage from hurricanes Ida and Nicholas.

From left, Lynnfield firefighters Andrew Nardone and

Jeffrey Fiorentino, and Capt. Kevin Muti are part of

a 10-man team of Massachusetts firefighters providing

emergency services in Louisiana areas hit hard by the

recent rash of hurricanes.


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shared yard area, central air. 2-car deeded parking.

Nancy Peterson

100 Cummings Center, Suite 101K • Beverly, MA 01915 • 978.922.3683

J Barrett & Company, LLC supports the principles of both the Fair Housing and the Equal Opportunity Acts.

www.jbarrettrealty.com

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