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Lynnfield turns out to celebrate diversity

By Allysha Dunnigan and

Anne Marie Tobin

The Town Common was the place to

be Sunday as residents turned out to celebrate

diversity at Lynnfield for Love’s

Sixth annual Race Amity Day.

The event featured plenty of family-friendly

activities for people of all ages

and a central message about the importance

of multicultural and multi-racial engagement.

“Lynnfield celebrates Race Amity Day

every second Sunday in June to acknowledge

and celebrate the richness in friendships

across races and cultures, as the

beauty of the world lies in the diversity of

its people,” said Jessica Tortola, president

of Lynnfield for Love.

The festivities included performances

by the Lynnfield Middle School’s Pioneer

Singers (under the direction of Middle

School Music Director Stephen Bloom).

Featured selections highlighted a variety

of music from all over the world,

including India, Greece, Ireland, Turkey,

Mexico, Italy, Brazil, Africa and, of

course, the United States.

Other events and activities included

a reading of the Proclamation of Race

Amity Day by students from the

Huckleberry Hill and Summer Street elementary

schools. The day also featured

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Loving Day 2022 (celebrated

on Sunday, June 12) was also

acknowledged, which Tortola

said marks the 55th anniversary

of the Supreme Court’s

ruling that overturned all bans

on interracial marriage.

Handouts included information

about Race Amity Day

and a listing of the many languages

spoken by Lynnfield’s


“It’s amazing how many

languages are spoken here

and just this year there were at

least seven more added to the

list,” Tortola said. “It’s so cool

and amazing that even within

countries like India, there are

so many different languages

spoken. It’s amazing to see all

the different languages spoken

in Lynnfield, this tiny little

town that is so rich in the cultures

and languages we have


Lynnfield School Committee

member Phil McQueen attended

the event with his


“I want to commend the

Pioneer singers on a fantastic

performance and also Lynnfield

for Love for organizing this

event,” said McQueen. “We

need more events like this.

They bring people together.

It’s a great family day and is



sending a great message.”

Invited guest and House

Minority Leader Rep. Bradley

Jones, Jr. (R-North Reading)

said Race Amity events like

this promote awareness of the

importance of people finding

common ground even when

they disagree.

“Oftentimes youth activities

are the best ways of breaking

down barriers so people can

come together and find a point

of commonality, be it cultural

or other areas of life where

people can find common

ground so that even when they

disagree, they can nonetheless

find a way to work together

respectfully. We need to find

ways to do that more often.

Just because you may disagree

on a particular topic, we still

need to be able to continue the

dialogue,” Jones said.

Tortola said the National

Center for Race Amity’s logo is

America’s motto of E Pluribus


“Out of many, one, that’s

really what we are all about,”

she said. “It’s about coming

together and it gives us hope

that we can accomplish anything

coming together as one,

utilizing each other’s strengths

to move forward as one diverse

people. We celebrate that hope

on Race Amity Day, a day

when we can come out together

and celebrate friendships.”

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The Wakefield Lynnfield

Chamber of Commerce

annual meeting June 16

For the Weekly News

The Chamber annual meeting

will be held at the Four Points

Sheraton Hotel, 1 Audubon

Road, Wakefield, June 16, from

5-8 p.m.

A social reception will take

place at 5 p.m. Dinner, meeting,

and awards ceremony follows

at 6 p.m. The cost is $50 per

chamber member. Tables for

eight may be reserved at a cost

of $400.

The USS Constitution Cmdr.

Billie J. Farrell, will be the special

guest speaker. Farrell is the

first female commanding officer

— and 77th commanding

officer — in the ship’s 224 year

Assessors office

data collectors to

visit properties

For the Weekly News

Assessing Manager Victor

Santaniello has announced

that a data collector from

Patriot Properties will be visiting

properties in the next

few weeks to inspect building


The collectors will check

in with the police department

and will have photo IDs. For

questions, call the Assessors

office at 781-334-9450.

PMLP hosts energy

awareness forum

For the Weekly News

The Peabody Municipal

Light Plant (PMLP) will host

its second energy awareness

forum at 201 Warren St.

Extension on Tuesday, June

21 at 6 p.m.

PMLP Manager Joseph

Anastasi will present an overview

of PMLP’s activities in

the community, and provide insights

on the electric industry.

Ratepayers are also welcome

to ask questions.

As the new manager at

PMLP, Anastasi introduced

the quarterly forums with a

kick-off meeting in March.

For those who cannot make

an evening meeting, the

September meeting will be

held in the morning.

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Chamber of Commerce is

hosting a multi-chamber

Women in Business series

on Wednesday, June 22 from

5:30-7p.m. at the Nobility

Hill Tavern, 432 Main St.,


Participants will have the opportunity

to meet, socialize, and

network with members of area

chambers while completing a

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be a cash bar. The cost is $10

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Former Lynn mayor calls for

estate tax laws changes

By Charlie McKenna

A Lynnfield man who once

served as the mayor of Lynn

is helping lead the charge to

amend Massachusetts’ estate

tax law — aiming to reform the

policy, which he feels has created

an “injustice” for many,

due to the rise of housing costs

and inflation.

Albert V. DiVirgilio, who

served as the mayor of Lynn

from 1986 to 1991, has been

pushing for changes to the

law as part of his work with

Massachusetts Retirees United,

an advocacy organization for

retired public employees.

As currently structured, the

state’s estate tax law taxes all

the money in estates exceeding

$1 million — meaning an estate

worth $1.1 million would be

taxed on all $1.1 million, not

just the $100,000 over the limit.

Just 10 other states have estate

taxes, and only Oregon matches

the $1 million threshold in


However, estates exceeding

$1 million in Oregon are only

taxed on the money exceeding

that limit, a key difference from

the policy in Massachusetts,

which DiVirgilio says many are

unaware of.

“The estate tax has always

existed, but it’s something no

one paid attention to because

very few people in the state

would have an estate that was

a million dollars,” DiVirgilio

said Wednesday. “But, with the

increase in real estate values

throughout the state, especially

here on the North Shore over

the past couple of years, all of

a sudden, people have estates at

over a million dollars because

of the value of their home, their


Gov. Charlie Baker, as part of

his $48.5 billion spending plan,

submitted to the state legislature

in January, called for a number

of new tax breaks for residents

— including reshaping the estate

tax. Under Baker’s proposal,

the estate tax threshold

would be doubled, bringing it to

$2 million, and the state would

only tax the amount over $2

million in a given estate.

Baker’s tax relief package

was not included in either the

House or the Senate’s bud-


Former Lynn Mayor Albert

V. DiVirgilio.

gets, but, last month, Senate

President Karen E. Spilka indicated

that the Senate would be

pursuing a “tax relief package”

before the end of formal sessions

next month.

House Speaker Ron Mariano

expressed similar sentiments,

noting that the House was

working on a tax relief bill and

hoped to pass something before


DiVirgilio said he was hopeful

the legislature would take action

on the estate tax issue in

four to six weeks, noting that he

believed Baker’s proposal was a

good compromise.

“You’d like it to be in line

with the other states that charge

absolutely nothing,” he said.

“But at the same time, you

would look for a compromise.”

With the state bringing in billions

more than anticipated in

tax revenue this year, DiVirgilio

said the time is now to reform

the estate tax law.

“This is the year to do it because

the tax revenues were

very good last year, and the

tax revenues are going to be

even better this year [so] the

change in the law can take place

without penalizing any other

program that the state has,” he


By amending the law, the

state would face a decline in the

amount of revenue it collects in

taxes each year. But, DiVirgilio

said, the amount could be made

up if fewer people seeking to

avoid the tax established residency

in other states.

Changing the law would

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“at most” cost the state of

Massachusetts $234 million,

according to Department of

Revenue estimates, DiVirgilio

said, noting that the figure

“does not take into consideration

all of a sudden people

not moving out of the state and

staying in the state and paying

the state income tax and paying

their sales tax and other things

12 months a year instead of

only six months a year.”

“It could come out and be

neutral,” he said.

With the average price

of a single-family home in

Massachusetts reaching an alltime

high of $560,000 in April,

according to The Warren Group,

a Peabody-based real estate

market watcher, many residents

of the state likely have estates

worth more than $1 million.

“When you’re talking about

your estate, it’s the value of

all your personal property, the

value of a bank account, the

value of a life insurance policy,

the value of your home, where

maybe you might have had only

5 percent [of people] 10 years

ago, now maybe it could be up

to 25 percent of the people,”

he said. “In Lynn maybe only

10 percent, but if you go to

Marblehead, Swampscott’s

probably going to be closer to

75 percent of the people will be

affected by it.”

On an estate worth $1.5

million, estate taxes could exceed

$68,000, according to

the Massachusetts Taxpayers

Foundation. DiVirgilio said the

tax was especially punishing

for those who see the value of

their homes as the legacy they

are leaving behind for their


“The value of a house is

something that people will always

consider … the way it’s

set up right now probably the

biggest expenses you have in

your lifetime are your marriage

and your death,” he said.

With inflation continuing to

rise, DiVirgilio said he hoped

the Legislature would consider

adjusting the threshold of the

tax for inflation.

“They should consider

making … whatever deduction

they come up with, might be

adjusted for inflation. So they

don’t have to deal with the subject

again,” he said.

YMCA of Metro

North charity golf

tournament is June 27

For the Weekly News

The 37th Annual YMCA of

Metro North Golf Tournament

will be held on Monday, June

27 at Kernwood Country Club

in Salem.

Registration includes 18

holes of golf, an exclusive commemorative

gift, a boxed lunch,

and a post-golf reception with

raffles and prizes.

Check in begins at 11 a.m. for

the 12 p.m. shotgun start.

Space is limited, so early registration

is recommended.The


Commission to

hold Locksley Road

hearing on June 21

For the Weekly News

The Conservation Commission

will hold a public meeting at

6:45 p.m. on Tuesday, June 21

in the Joseph Maney Meeting

Room at Town Hall, 55 Summer

St., relative to a Request for




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Determination of applicability

filed by Suk Han Lam, 108

Locksley Road, for design of a

subsurface disposal system to

replace an existing septic system.

The work proposed entails limited

work in a buffer zone.


Scholarship awards were recently granted under the

Walter and Elizabeth Kuestenmacher Scholarship Fund.

The fund provides for two annual scholarship to be awarded to

worthy graduates of Lynnfield High School who manifest a serious

and sincere desire to embrace a career in one of the health

professions. Past as well as present graduates are eligible

This year’s award winners are:

Gianna Fuccillo, LHS Class of 2022

and Brooke Hubacz, LHS Class of 2022

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Monday, June 13

Medical aid

A request for medical aid at 449

Essex St. Monday at 12:08 a.m.

The caller reported a six-year old

was having difficulty breathing.

The child was transported to

Winchester Hospital.

Sunday, June 12


A report of a motor vehicle accident

at 596 Salem St. Sunday at

11:30 a.m.


A report of a suspicious auto on

Heritage Lane Sunday at 7:29 p.m.

Saturday, June 11


A report of an accident with

property damage at Baubles

on Broadway, 495 N Broadway

Saturday at 2:18 p.m.

A report of an accident with

property damage at 425 Walnut

St. and 425 Market St. Saturday

at 11:13 p.m. The caller reported

a deer hit his vehicle.


A report of fireworks at a block

party on Smith Farm Trail Saturday

at 9:20 p.m. The parties were advised

not to light off any more.


A report of a larceny at Whole

Foods Market, 100 Market St.

Saturday at 6:07 p.m.

Friday, June 10


A report of an accident with personal

injury on I-95 northbound

exit 59 Friday at 6:26 p.m. A

person was transported to Salem



A report of an unwanted party

at 17 Keniston Road Friday at 7:24


Police Log

A report of a group of youths

on a patio next to a clubhouse at

7201 Heather Drive Friday at 9:19

p.m. The youths were dispersed.


A report of a larceny at iStorage,

102 S Broadway Friday at 1:50


Thursday, June 9


A report of a motor vehicle

accident with personal injury

Wednesday at 5:35 p.m. on I 95,

southbound exit 61. A person was

transported to Lahey Burlington. A

report was taken by State Police.

A report of a hit-and-run accident

at Market Street Wednesday

at 6:18 p.m. The operator said her

vehicle was struck by an orange

Jeep Wrangler.

A report of an accident with

property damage at Market Street

Wednesday at 7:27 p.m.


A report of a fire alarm at 29

Pine Hill Road Thursday at 12:05



A report of a suspicious customer

coming in two nights in a

row at Kernwood Liquor, 12 Salem

St. A report was taken.

A report of a neighbor being

loud in the pool at 17 Melch Road

Wednesday at 9:52 p.m. The

parties agreed to keep the noise



A report of a fire at the United

Parcel Service, 8 Kimball Lane

Wednesday at 8:44 a.m. A

smoking box of lithium batteries

was placed in a container, moved

away and covered with sand.


A report of a fraud at 4 Smith

Farm Trail Wednesday at 4:09 p.m.

Wednesday, June 8


A report of a breaking and entering

at iStorage, 102 South

Broadway Wednesday at 2:44



A report of a white pickup truck

parked on a resident’s lawn at

618 Main St. The vehicle will be


A report of a suspicious motor

vehicle at 34 Alexandra Road

Wednesday at 10:55 p.m.

Medical aid

A request for medical aid at

Lynnfield High School, 275 Essex

St. Wednesday at 6:03 p.m. The

person was transported to Boston

Children’s Hospital.

Tuesday, June 7


A report of a concrete truck

parked on the sidewalk at 200

Main St. and 7 Olde Towne Road

Tuesday at 8:37 a.m.

Medical aid

A request for medical aid at

Whole Foods Market, 100 Market

St. Tuesday at 8:39 a.m. The

person was transported to Salem


A request for medical aid at 4

Goldenrod Lane Tuesday at 9:05

p.m. The person was transported

to Winchester Hospital.

Monday, June 6

Malicious destruction of property

A caller reported Monday at

9:30 a.m. that a windshield was

shot out while driving on Route

128. It was determined the incident

occurred in Peabody and

state police were notified.


A report of threats Monday at

1:43 p.m. at the United Parcel

Service, 8 Kimball Lane.

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Lynnfield High School graduate, U.S. Navy seaman Phineas Mitchener reported to the

Great Lakes Naval Station Monday June 13. He will attend boot camp there and then report

to Norfolk, Virginia to train as an intelligence analyst before being deployed. Pictured

with Mitchener is his favorite math teacher, Emily LeBlanc, during senior week activities.

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Religious News

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.

Our Mass schedule is as follows:



4 p.m. on Saturday at OLA

7:30 a.m. on Sunday at OLA

9:30 a.m. on Sunday at SMG

11a.m. on Sunday at OLA


OLA - 9 a.m. on Mondays,

Wednesdays, and Fridays

SMG - 9 a.m. on Tuesdays and


Calvary Christian Church

We would love to see you at one

of our eight weekend services!


Grove St. in person at 8:30

a.m., 10:30 a.m., 12:30 p.m.

ONLINE C a.m.PUS - 8:30

a.m., 10:30 a.m., 12:30 p.m. &

5 p.m. on Facebook & YouTube.


Grove St. Lynnfield in-person &

online at 10:30 a.m.

If you have a teenager, please

check out our youth group at

the Lynnfield C a.m.pus on

Fridays at 7 p.m.. In addition

to our weekly worship services,

Calvary Christian Church

provides numerous groups and

classes for everyone of all ages

to enjoy in-person & online. For

more information, call 781-592-

4722 or check us out online at


Centre Congregational Church

An Open and affirming congregation

of the United Church of


5 Summer St. (corner of

Summer and Main), Lynnfield

781-334-3050 or www.centre-church.org

Pastor: Rev. Nancy Rottman

Director of Faith Formation:

Larainne Wilson

Sunday worship services are

held at 10 a.m. in the sanctuary.

We do not require masks at this

time, but recommend you wear a

mask if you are unvaccinated or

immunocompromised. We also

offer worship via live stream.

You can find our live stream

access on our website: www.


We gather for fellowship following

worship. If you would

like more information, please

email our office at office@


Our Church School is also

meeting in person again

every Sunday. Please email

Larainne Wilson at larainne@

centre-church.org for more


The Church of Jesus Christ of

Latter-day Saints

400 Essex St., Lynnfield


Bishop Aaron Udy


Missionaries: 978-896-9434

Sacrament meeting: 10 a.m. s

Sunday School/Youth/Children

Class: 11 a.m.

Youth Night: Wednesdays at 7


Visitors Welcome!

Lynnfield Community Church

Believe: The Little

Church that Could

Lynnfield Community Church,

gathered in 1854, is located at

735 Salem St. Our 167-year-old

colonial church is revitalizing

physically and spiritually with

prayer, faith, and community as

our core values. Please explore

our website at lynnfieldcomchurchma.org.

One of the great hardships of the

pandemic was the isolation and

loneliness that resulted from it,

and one of our commitments is

to be a place of fellowship and

fun to help people overcome the

pain of the last few years. Please

join us for Sunday worship

services from 10:00 a.m. to

11:00 a.m. in our Sanctuary,

followed by refreshments and

fellowship in Marshall Hall.

You’ll find a warm and inviting

congregation that welcomes

all who come to worship in

Christian fellowship. Rev.

Martha Swanson offers messages

of hope centered on the

word of God that resonate with

today’s uncertainty and fill the

spiritual needs of everyone

regardless of age.

Parking is available at the rear of

the building, and entry to Church

is through the green double

doors at the side entrance. The

stairs to the Sanctuary are on the


Martha’s office hours:

Tuesdays from 11:00 a.m. to

2:30 p.m. and 4:30 p.m. to 7:00

p.m. Church phone #: 781-

842-0679. You can also reach

Reverend Swanson at 617-894-

2577 or

Email: fourswans41@gmail.


Afternoon Bible Study meets

every Tuesday from 3:00 p.m.

to 4:00 p.m. Everyone is

welcome to attend regardless

of whether you’ve studied the

Bible for a long time or are just

learning; we’d love to have you

join us. Afterward, please stay

for refreshments and fellowship.

Contact Rev. Martha Swanson

@ 617-894-2577 for more information

or to sign up. Drop-ins

are also welcome!

Share the Love Mission -

We’re collecting cash donations

to purchase supplies for the

dinner bags we put together for

My Brothers Table (plastic dinnerware,

snacks, desserts, and

drinks). If you’d like to donate

money, you can send a check to

Lynnfield Community Church

with ‘Mission Fund’ specified

on the memo line. We could

also use donations of large paper

bags, preferably with handles,

and brown lunch bags, which

you can drop off at the office

on Tuesdays between 11:00 and

2:30 p.m. or 4:40 p.m. to 7:00

p.m. All donations will be very

appreciated. Contact Donna

Marino @ 781-581-2022 for

more information.

The American Legion meets

here on the first Tuesday of

every month from 1:00 to 3:00

in Marshall Hall. New Members

welcome. Contact Jack Marino

@ 781-696-7390 for more


Lynnfield Carving Group:

Meets every Wednesday from

1:00 to 3:00 in Marshall Hall

and is open to anyone interested.

You needn’t be a church member

to join, and all skill levels are

welcome from novice to master

carver. We share refreshments

and conversations, and there’s

a free-will donation toward refreshments.

Contact Jack Marino

@ 781-696-7390 for more


The LCC Steeple: If you’d like

to join our newsletter list, contact

Donna Baldwin at 781-593-

3824 or email your name and

address to donna70baldwin@

gmail.com and specify whether

you’d prefer receipt by email or

regular mail. You may also leave

prayer requests which she’ll

add to our Prayer Corner. You

may also find newsletters and

a Prayer request section on our



Our Church is also home to

the Seventh-Day Adventist

Church | Iglesia Adventista Del

Septimo Dia Revelation. We’re

a two-church family working

together to serve the Lord and

our community.

Messiah Lutheran Church

708 Lowell Street, Lynnfield

(corner of Lowell & Chestnut)

is currently open for in-person

worship, following state COVID

guidelines. In-person worship

Sunday morning at 10:30

am. Worship services are also

currently being streamed live on

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Sunday mornings at 10:30 am,

Sunday evening devotion at 6:30

pm, Wednesday evening Prayer

time at 7:01 pm.

Messiah Lutheran Church is

served by Rev. Dr. Jeremy

Pekari, and Rev. David Brezina

St. Paul’s Episcopal Church

127 Summer St., Lynnfield



St. Paul’s Church is located at

127 Summer St., Lynnfield, MA


The parish of St. Paul’s, founded

in Lynnfield in 1918, is a

growing parish of the Episcopal

Church that works to connect

with God and each other through

worship, prayer, service, and

study. More information about

St. Paul’s is available at www.

stpaulslynnfield.org or call the

church office at 781-334-4594.

Temple Emmanuel/Wakefield

Temple Emmanuel is a small,

open, and welcoming Jewish

community in Wakefield,

Massachusetts. We offer a contemporary

approach to Judaism

while maintaining a respect for

traditional Jewish values. We

invite all to participate in our

active schedule of religious

services, and educational and

cultural events.

In 2013, Temple Emmanuel

affiliated with the Jewish

Reconstructionist Movement.

We are dedicated to creating a

caring and inclusive community,

and to enhancing Jewish life

through learning and communal

activities. In doing so, we

hope to pass on our values and

traditions to future generations

A Proud Supporter of a Healthy Lynnfield

of Jews.

At Temple Emmanuel, our doors

are open to all Jews regardless

of marital status, race, national

origin, gender, economic

condition, disability, or sexual


Join us for Friday night and

Saturday morning Shabbat

Celebrations in June. After

our July and August break, we

will return on the weekend of

September 9-11 with special

programming to celebrate the

75th signing of our Temple’s


Our CHAI School will also

return in the fall with registration

in progress. Up

to date information can be

found on our website: www.

WakefieldTemple.org. Rabbi

Greg Hersh can be reached

by calling (781)-245-1886 or


Temple Emmanuel is a member

of the Jewish Reconstructionist


Join us for Friday Night Shabbat

Celebration on the 1st, 2nd, and

4th Friday nights and Jewish

Meditation Circle on the 3rd

Friday night of each month.

Join us for a Saturday Morning

Celebration on the first four

Saturdays of each month.

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.


Wakefield/Lynnfield United

Methodist Church

273 Vernon St., Wakefield,




Church: (781) 245-1359 Email:


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WEEKLYNEWS.NET - 781-593-7700 JUNE 16, 2022

Thursday, June 16

8:00 Hairdresser

8:10 Zumba Gold

8:15 Shopping on Van

9:00 NEW! Knitting w/Gail



9:00 Manicurist

10:00 Scrabble

10:00 SIT and TONE w/Joie

(live and zoom)

8:30 Breakfast Bunch

11:00 Lunch: GRAB and GO

(For Lynnfield Residents)

11:30 Dominos

11:00 Caregivers Support


w/Michelle Parr fm GLSS

12:00 Bridge

12:00 Movie: Belfast

Friday, June 17

8:15 Shopping on van

9:00 Acrylic Painting

9:45 – 10:30 Tai Chi

10:00 Chair Yoga Video

10:00 Parkinson’s Exercise


10:00 Art Guild Meeting

11:15 Lunch: Cheeseburger


Monday, June 20



Savvy Senior: Adaptive Clothing

Takes the Stress Out of Dressing


What kinds of clothing options

are available to mobility challenged

seniors who have a difficult

time dressing?


Dear Looking,

The chore of dressing and undressing

in traditional clothing

can be difficult, time-consuming

and even painful for millions of

people with certain health and

mobility problems. Fortunately,

there’s a wide variety special

clothing, known as “adaptive

clothing,” that can help with

most dressing challenges. Here’s

what you should know.

What is Adaptive Clothing?

Adaptive clothing is specially

designed garments for people

with mobility issues, disabilities

and cognitive challenges who

have a difficult time getting

dressed. This type of clothing incorporates

discreet design features

to make dressing and undressing

easier, while still having

the outward appearance of typical


Depending on your mom’s

needs, here are some of the many


Tuesday, June 21

8:00 Hairdresser

8:10 ZUMBA

8:15 Grocery Shopping


9:00 Scrabble

9-11 Bingo

9:30 TAI CHI

10:00 Low Vision Support

10:00 Armchair Travel to

Boliva w/Richard

10:00 YOGA

11:00 Lunch: GRAB and GO

(For Lynnfield Residents)

12:00 Watercolor

12:00 Shopping on van

12:00 MOVIE:Queen of


Wednesday, June 22

8:15 Senior Strength

8:30 YOGA w/Michelle

8:00 Hairdresser

9:00 Walking Club

9:00 Manicurist

9-12 Artist Drop In

10:00 ZOOM Accountability

10:00 Interm. Italian

10:00 Embroidery

12:15-2:30 Canasta

12:00 Bridge

12-2 Acrylic Art Class

12:30 Reminisce - canceled

Looking for past issues?

Find them on weeklynews.net

different types of adaptive clothing

options that could help.

For self-dressing seniors who

suffer from Parkinson’s or other

disabilities that affect dexterity,

there are pants, shirts, dresses

and outerwear made with Velcro

or magnetic closures instead of

buttons and zippers, which are

much easier to fasten and unfasten.

But be aware that magnetic

closures are not suitable for those

who have pacemakers.

For those who are disabled or

who have limited range of motion

and need assistance dressing,

there are adaptive pants with

zippers or snaps on both sides of

the pants that are easier to pull

on. And a wide range of rear closure

shirts, tops and dresses with

Velcro or snap fasteners in the

back for those who can’t raise

their arms over their head.

For wheelchair users there are

higher back and elastic waistband

pants that don’t slip down,

as well as pants with fabric overlaps

at the seat to allow for easier

toileting access.

For people with tactile sensitivity,

there are garments you can

purchase that have soft and

stretchy fabrics without tags and

Lynnfield’s Mealey receives

Cotting School Award


Liam Mealey, with Cotting School President Bridget Irish, is a Lynnfield resident and son

of Catherine and John Mealey, who graduated from Cotting School in Lexington on June 4

as a member of the 128th graduating class. Mealey received The Cotting School Award for

Increased Independence and Self-Confidence, given to recognize a Cotting graduate who

has demonstrated independence and self-confidence at work, with household tasks and

throughout the School. Founded in 1893, Cotting School serves children ages 3-22 with a

broad spectrum of learning and communication disabilities, physical challenges, and complex

medical conditions. Its mission is to enable students with special needs to achieve their

highest learning potential and level of independence.

are sewn with flat seams to help

preventing chafing.

And for seniors with Alzheimer’s

disease there are one-piece

jumpsuits that have a back-zipper

access to prevent the wearer

from disrobing inappropriately.

Where to Shop?

Because each person’s dressing

needs and style is so specific,

finding appropriate adaptive

clothing can be difficult.

Recently, mainstream clothing

stores like JCPenney (jcpenney.

com), Target (target.com) and

Tommy Hilfiger (usa.tommy.

com) have started offering a line

of adaptive clothing for adults

that combines fashion and functionality,

but their instore options

are limited. To get a bigger

selection, visit the store’s website

and type in “adaptive clothing” in

their search engine.

You can also find a large selection

at online stores that specialize

in adaptive clothing like Buck

& Buck (buckandbuck.com) and

Silverts (silverts.com). Both of

these companies have been selling

adaptive clothing for decades

and offer a wide variety of garments

to accommodate almost

any need, condition or style, for

independent self-dressers and

for those who need help.

Some other adaptive clothing

sites you should visit include Joe

& Bella (joeandbella.com), Ovidis

(ovidis.com), and IZ Adaptive (izadaptive.com),

which sells clothing

primarily designed for wheelchair


And, if your mom is in need of

adaptive footwear, Velcro fastening

shoes (instead of shoelaces)


461 Boston Street, Unit B1 Topsfield


have long been a popular option

and can be found in most local

shoe stores.

Some other new lines of adaptive

shoes that may interest her

include Kiziks (kizik.com) and

Zeba (zebashoes.com), which

make fashionable sneakers and

comfortable walking shoes that

just slip on, hands-free, along

with Billy Footwear (billyfootwear.com)

and Friendly Shoes

(friendlyshoes.com), which

makes uniquely designed zip-on


Send your senior questions

to: Savvy Senior, P.O. Box

5443, Norman, OK 73070, or

visit SavvySenior.org. Jim

Miller is a contributor to the

NBC Today show and author

of “The Savvy Senior” book.

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JUNE 16, 2022

School retirees’

careers span decades

WEEKLYNEWS.NET - 781-593-7700 7

Our Ask the Expert question

of the day is answered by

By Anne Marie Tobin

Twelve School Department

employees have announced

their retirement.

The group, which includes

five teachers, three school

nurses, one aide, one technology

coordinator, and a

human resource manager, each

logged between 15 and 34 years

of service to the district.

School Committee Vice Chair

Stacy Dahlstedt estimated the

group had “several hundred”

combined years of service.

“My family had the good

fortune and pleasure to have

actually built relationships with

some of tonight’s retirees, and I

can say with certainty that these

teachers and staff members

have made a difference in my

son’s life and his educational

experience,” Dahlstedt said.

“I am also certain that all of

the retirees here tonight have

impacted hundreds, if not thousands,

of students and families

in a very meaningful and positive

way, so I want to thank all

of you for your countless years

of service.”

The retirees were honored for

their dedication and service at

the June 7 committee meeting.

Each retiree was presented with

a set of glasses adorned with

the town seal, which had been

etched by Lynnfield’s Essex

Tech students.

Summer Street School fourth

grade teacher Michelle Burpee-

Robert caps a 36-year teaching

career. She began teaching in

Lynnfield in 1988. A Lynnfield

resident, her children attended

Summer Street School.

Human Resource Manager

Linda Call has been with the

district for 18 years, managing

payroll and benefits for every

district employee. She also

spent the last six years coordinating

substitution reachers and

tracking staff absences.

“She was responsible

to assign substitutes every

day before 6 a.m.,” School

Superintendent Kristen Vogel

said. “She’s always handled (all

duties) with grace and a strong

sense of professionalism.”

Kathleen Dario started as a

para volunteer 20 years ago,

working her way up the ladder

Lynnfield for Love’s

Juneteenth walk is June 18

For the Weekly News

Lynnfield for Love (LFL)’s

Juneteenth Opal Lee Walk

will be held on Saturday, June

18 from 10:30a.m.-12 p.m. on

the Town Common. The walk


Kathleen Dario is one of 12 Lynnfield Public Schools staff

members retiring this year.

begins at Lynnfield Middle

School, 505 Main St. and

ends several blocks away at

the Meeting House. The event

honors Opal Lee, the grandmother

of Juneteenth. A small

ceremony will follow on the

Town Common.

to become an education technology

coordinator. Vogel said

she has been responsible for

many changes in technology.

“She’s wired classrooms,

tracked down phone lines, set

up copiers and Smartboards,

had laptops delivered via school

bus and so much more,” Vogel

said. “Through all the changes,

the constant has been Kathleen.

Her dedication will be missed.”

Middle School Nurse Diana

Gerbick is retiring after 25

years. Vogel said she tended to

thousands of students, always

with care and compassion,

“whether it was a small paper

cut or sprained ankle or headache.”

Vogel noted the demands

on school nurses have increased

“immensely” due to more students

with medication issues

and severe allergies.

“She has never wavered and

has taken on every additional

responsibility with professionalism

and the highest level of

medical care,” Vogel said.

Lynnfield High School nurse

Mary Homan is retiring after

more than 17 years in the district.

Vogel said Homan was

more than “band-aids and

cough drops, and she worked

tirelessly with the community

to create wellness events. We

couldn’t have made it through

COVID without her.”

Vogel said Lynnfield Middle

School paraprofessional Melinda

Johnson retires after “countless

years,” working in multiple roles

in special education and providing

both in the classroom,

with small groups and oneon-one

with students.

High School business teacher

James Thoen was lauded by

Vogel for raising “the business

IQs” of Lynnfield High students.

She noted he made the

“transition from the boardroom

to the classroom,” and was a

huge positive for the Lynnfield


Susan Hayden logged 20

years of service as a kindergarten

aide at the Summer

Street School, starting in 2002.

Lorie Kelly, a fourth grade

teacher at the Summer Street

School, began her career

in 1990 and also served as

Lynnfield Teachers Association


Summer Street School ELL

teacher Stephanie Stella Klove

is retiring after 24 years. She

grew up in Lynnfield and started

her teaching career in 1997.

Huckleberry Hill School

Art Teacher Kathleen Lorenzo

and Nurse Lauren Sullivan are

also retiring. Lorenzo retired

at the beginning of this year.

She started her teaching career

in Lynnfield in 2005, while

Sullivan started her career in


Vogel said Sullivan’s smile

and calm demeanor created a

welcoming environment for

students. “She made Lynnfield

students instantly feel at ease

and also maintained protocols

to keep everyone safe,” said


For more information about

these or any other LFL events,

go to LFL’s website, www.lynnfieldforlove.com

or email LFL

at LynnfieldForLove@gmail.

com. or to sign up for LFL’s

email mailing list.

Why should you

have a primary

care physician?

Answered by Dr. Bernard Bettencourt

The right doctor can have a positive impact on

your health and well-being. Choosing one in your

health plan can save you money as well.

What is a primary care physician?

A primary care physician (PCP) serves as your

main doctor and is your first stop when you need

care. When you see the same doctor over time,

they can:

• See the full picture of your health. They know your health

history and can connect the dots quickly if you have a health


• Save you time and money. A PCP helps you stay healthy with

preventative care and can help manage chronic conditions and


• Coordinate your care and treatments. PCPs help ensure tests

aren’t needlessly repeated, your medicines work well together,

and your other doctors agree on your health needs.

• Help you avoid costly ER visits. Call your PCP first when you

have an illness, minor injury, or flare-up of a chronic condition.

They can advise you where to go for care. However, if you

believe you are having a life-threatening emergency, or your

health is in serious jeopardy, call 911 immediately.

• Assist you after hours. Many PCPs now have evening and

weekend hours. Some may also offer telehealth virtual visits.

What are the different types of primary care


There are three types of primary care physicians.

Family practitioners and general practice doctors

treat people of all ages. This type of doctor might

be a good choice if you want to keep your family’s

care “under one roof.” Internal medicine doctors,

also called internists, treat adults and may have

special knowledge about certain health problems.

If you have a long-term health condition, an

internist who specializes in your issue may be a

good fit. Finally, pediatricians specialize in caring

for children, from birth to early adulthood.

What should I consider when choosing a primary

care physician?

Every doctor is different. Take time to find a doctor

who makes you feel comfortable, listens to your

needs, and explains things clearly. It’s also

important to find out if the doctor:

• Is part of your health plan’s network. You’ll pay less out of

pocket for your visits, preventative care screenings, vaccinations,

and annual physicals. If your doctor is not in your plan’s

network, you may not be covered at all.

• Has the training and background to treat your health


• Has an office in a convenient location, close to your home or


• Holds office hours that work with your schedule.

• Offers telehealth options, such as text, email, phone, or video


You can visit different doctors in your plan’s

network to find the one who is right for you. If

you’re not happy with your first choice, it’s okay.

You may be able to change your primary care

doctor depending on your plan.

Having a primary care physician as part of you

and your family’s healthcare team is important to

coordinating your care and keeping your healthcare

costs affordable.

Bernard Bettencourt, DO, MPH, is the medical

director for UniCare. He is a board-certified

specialist in emergency and occupational and

environmental medicine. Learn more about

UniCare at www.unicaremass.com.

Learn more at unicaremass.com


WEEKLYNEWS.NET - 781-593-7700 JUNE 16, 2022

Commemorating Ethel R. Strong

and the Moses Richardson House

By Judit Armitstead

For the Weekly News

Come one, come all

to the Summer Street

library this month

Ethel R. Strong (1888-1979)

was a long-time resident of

Lynnfield who lived on Main

Street not far from the border

of Wakefield. Her family’s

farm, which burned in 1940,

later became Edwards Avenue,

North and South. Mrs. Strong

was a self-taught artist who

was known at the time as “the

artist of Lynnfield.”

Beginning in the 1930s, she

was a miniaturist who had a

studio in her home. Among

other miniature works, she created

tiny oil paintings by hand

which were sold throughout the

country for dollhouses.

Many of her miniature paintings

featured historical New

England sites, but a handful of

her paintings were of important

and historic Lynnfield homes

and structures.

An example of one of Mrs.

Strong’s miniature paintings

depicts the antique Moses

Richardson House at 244 Main

Street, which is pictured here

on a miniature mahogany easel

created by the Lynnfield dollhouse

furniture maker, Chester

H. Waite, in the late 1930s.

Mrs. Strong’s rendition of the

Moses Richardson House is a

splendid example of preserving

in miniature one of Lynnfield’s

early homes. Marcia Wiswall’s

book, Lynnfield 1895-1976, “A

Heritage Preserved” discusses

the history of the house. It is

not known exactly when the

house was built, but in 1745, it

was moved from Wakefield to

its location on Main Street.

When Mrs. Strong executed

the painting of the lovely historic

house around 1940, it

was owned by her good friend

and neighbor, Katherine Ross

(1886-1972) who was an active

member in the town and known

for her many contributions. The

painting is a mere 2.5 inches

by 1.5 inches painted on a thin

piece of wood. The reverse of

the painting has a tag in Mrs.

Strong’s writing, “K. Ross,


This is a miniature painting by artist R. Strong of the Moses

Richardson House at 244 Main St. The home is one two historic

homes on Main Street formerly owned by Historical

Society member Roy Sorley, who sold them to developer

Mario Zepaj. Both homes were recently demolished to make

way for new housing.


The sides of the miniature

painting had been painted

gold to mimic a gold frame,

a signature feature of Mrs.

Strong’s miniature paintings.

The painting illustrates how

the dwelling looked at the time

of Miss Ross’ residence. The

house was painted white with

numerous paned large and

small windows and the large

red brick center chimney dominated

the slanted black roof.

The lovely gardens with numerous

flowers prominently

featured two arbors, an arched

one over the front door and a

large flat-top one at the side of

the house which appears to be

covered with climbing roses.

A similar photograph, taken

at a later date, of the Moses

Richardson House showing

the two arbors, is pictured in

the Wiswall book. In the past,

the two arbors were a significant

identifying feature of

the Moses Richardson House,

which had been removed by the

time the recent photo was taken

shown here. Sadly, the house

was demolished during the

week of May 23 of this year.

The miniature painting of the

Moses Richardson House must

have been very special to Mrs.

Strong, as it had always been

in her family until recently.

The story of Mrs. Strong’s long

and productive life was relayed

to me by her daughter, Rhoda

Buttrick, many years ago.

Judit Armitstead, a long-time

resident of Lynnfield, is a researcher

and writer of antiques

and historical artifacts.

PMLP conducting customer

satisfaction survey

By Magella Cantara

The public Lynnfield library

is offering a variety of

free programs this month for


Tarot Tricks with Mike

Richmond will be held on

Tuesday, June 21 at 6:30 p.m.

in the mezzanine.

Participants can learn the basics

of some tricks to help understand

how to use and interpret

a set of 78 cards designed

for guidance and insight. Tarot

cards are a great tool for self

understanding and decision

making, allowing someone to

see their situation from a different

perspective and offer

potential awareness of how

actions could affect the future.

The 90-minute beginner

class reviews the meaning behind

the suits and numerology

of the cards, break down the

deck into sections and practice

reading with simple spreads.

Attendees can bring their

own deck, but some will be

available to use during the

class. This program is for

adults only and will be sponsored

by the Friends of the

Lynnfield Library. Registration

recommended but not required.

Story Time

Story Time features singing

songs and listening to stories at

the Meeting House, a block up

Main Street from the library.

Suitable for ages 5 and under.

In case of a nice day, story

time will be held outside on the

Lynnfield Town Common between

the library and Meeting


Parents are welcome to

bring a blanket or chair to sit

on, note that indoor story time

will have a limited capacity

and attendees will be let inside

in the order of arrival, there is

no registration, recurring every

Wednesday mornings at 10


Zoom Yoga

Yoga on Zoom with Tammy

Syrigos Irrera, register online

or email aporter@nobleet.org.

There will be 60 minutes of

yoga flow, this class will match

breath with movement to bring

peace of mind while simultaneously

building core strength

and stability. A yoga mat or

towel is suggested, along with


Attendees who have registered

will receive an email

with login information a half

hour before the class starts.

This program is funded by

the Friends of the Lynnfield

Library. This program is for

teens and adults on Thursdays

at 12 p.m.

Button Maker

The Button Maker Bonanza

for teens and tweens program

will provide pre-made design

buttons and of course attendees

will be able to make their own.

The button maker will be set

up from 2:30-3:45 p.m.

Registration is recommended,

but walk-ins are also

accepted. This program will

take place upstairs in the mezzanine.

This program is for attendees

between ages 11-18 on

Thursday, June 16, 2:30 p.m.

Best-Selling Author

Lynnfield resident and

best-selling author David A.

Morales will discuss his new

book “American Familia” with

football coach and educator

David Dempsy. Morales’ message

has resonated with readers

and the media. This program

will be held, discussing his new

book in the mezzanine of the

library. Registration is recommended,

but not required. This

event is for adults on Thursday,

June 16, 6:30 p.m.

Mitzi Stories

Mitzi, a trained therapy

dog, will be visiting Lynnfield

Library hoping to hear some

great stories. Children can sign

up for a 10-minute session and

choose a book or excerpt from

a book to read to her.

This program is geared toward

children in kindergarten

through fourth grade and space

is limited to six children.

When registering, select an

available time, and be sure

to be on time! If registration

is full, join the wait list by

emailing, ifdyouth@noblenet.


The event is on Wednesday,

June 22, 3:30 p.m.

For the Weekly News

From now through July 12,

the Peabody Municipal Light

Plant (PMLP) is conducting a

survey among its ratepayers in

Peabody and South Lynnfield.

The purpose of this survey

is to measure customer satisfaction

levels and opinions,

as well as identify opportunities

to improve PMLP moving


The survey, available in

both English and Spanish, is

being conducted by GreatBlue

Research, Inc., a professional

research firm located in

Glastonbury, CT.

As required by the Code of

Ethics of the National Council

on Public Polls and the United

States Privacy Act of 1974,

GreatBlue Research, Inc.

maintains the anonymity of respondents

to surveys the firm

conducts. No information will

be released that might, in any

way, reveal the identity of the


Customers of PMLP may

complete the survey at https://tinyurl.com/PMLPCustomerSat.

The Peabody Municipal

Light Plant is the community

owned, not-for-profit utility

company serving the residents

of Peabody and South


Looking for a house?

Check the real estate section!

JUNE 16, 2022

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Lynnfield senior Anna Radulski won her match 6-1, 6-1 in a loss to Manchester-Essex in the Div. 4 tournament Round of 8 Saturday afternoon.

By Mike Alongi

Pioneers falls to Manchester-Essex

in Div. 4 quarter finals


The Lynnfield girls tennis

team once again found itself in

a stellar back-and-forth battle

in the Division 4 state tournament,

but unfortunately for the

No. 3 Pioneers, this time ended

in a loss to No. 6 Manchester-

Essex in a Round of 8 game

at Lynnfield Middle School

Saturday afternoon.

“We’ve had an incredibly

competitive rivalry with

(Manchester-Essex) for as long

as I can remember, and it’s

always been really back-andforth,”

said Lynnfield coach

Craig Stone. “We had an opportunity

to tie things up and

maybe pull out the win, and

it ended up coming down to a

tiebreaker in the very last set.

We have a lot to be proud of

despite losing.”

Part of that pride comes from

how far his very young and relatively

inexperienced roster

made it after the Pioneers

graduated five of its top eight

players last spring.

“We had a lot of new players

coming to fill roles in the

starting lineup, and we went

out there and finished 15-6 and

ended up as one of the final

eight teams in the state,” said

Stone. “We have a lot to feel

happy about from this year, and

I think this is a great place for

us to build from.”

The two wins on the day for

Lynnfield came from the top

two singles players, as Paige

Martino took her match in the

No. 1 spot (6-2, 6-0) and Anna

Radulski rolled in the No. 2

spot (6-1, 6-1).

On the other courts, the first

doubles team of Lauren Grava

and Maddie Sieve suffered a

1-6, 2-6 loss and the second

doubles team of Sarah Breslow

and Leticia Marafon fell by set

scores of 2-6, 2-6.

It all came down to third singles

player Genna Gioioso, and

she got locked into a stellar

battle with the Hornets’ Vanessa

Gregory. After dropping the first

set 1-6 and falling behind in the

second set, Gioioso battled back

to tie things up a 6-6 to force a

tiebreaker. Gioioso fell behind

early in the tiebreaker as well,

but once again she battled back

to make it a match. But in the

end, Gregory notched the final

two points to win the tiebreaker

8-6 and win the match overall —

sending Manchester-Essex on to

the Final Four.

Lynnfield closes out the 2022

season at 15-6.

“It’s been a great season, but

the girls are certainly upset and

I think this loss will serve as

motivation for all of them in the

offseason,” said Stone, who will

only see three of his players —

Radulski, Grava, and Breslow

— graduate this year. “We’ve

made it this far and gotten our

younger players a lot of experience

this year, and now it’s time

to keep building and take that

next step.”


By Madison Filip

The Division 4 second-seeded

Lynnfield High boys tennis

team moved into the Final Four

of the spring state tournament

Monday afternoon with a 5-0

shutout over West Bridgewater.

Coach Joseph Dunn said he

didn’t have much to go on when

the Pioneers took to their home

court for the match.

“We knew nothing about

West Bridgewater,” he said.

“Unfortunately, they do not

play in our league so we did

not have much of a plan. We

watched very closely when they

were warming up and right off

the bat, I could tell that they

were an extremely talented

team and that we were going to

have a battle. So, my mind was

trying to find anything that my

player could attack. If I find any

weaknesses and if they need

to adjust the game they adjust

their game.”

Shea McCarthy, at second

singles, one of the freshmen for

Lynnfield, won both in straight

sets, 6-4, and 6-4, against

Chance Ryan.

“He (Ryan) was intimidating,”

McCarthy said. “He

looked very intimidating, and

I knew he was tall so I had to

move around him which is why

I won today.”

“He (Ryan) has an epic

serve,” Dunn said. McCarthy

started pretty close to the fence

to try and receive but slowly

moved back in and he got them

all back.

“I have to say he (McCarthy)

plays so smartly with all his

shots. He took charge at the

net and he made sure that the

six-foot-seven or eight-player

came to the net as few times as

possible. He definitely kept him

at that and was such a smart

match,” Dunn said.

Co-Captain Harrison Luba,

at first singles, went into a

tricky matchup with his West

Bridgewater opponent. Luba

came back to win the second

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Members of the Lynnfield boys tennis team show off their Final Four trophy and banner after winning their quarter final match.

set, sending the pair into a tiebreaker

as the other matchups

came to an end. Both sides were

hyping their player up as the

heat of the match ramped up. In

the end, Luba came out victorious,

taking not only his match,

but making it a clean sweep.

The Pioneers, 17-1, are two

matches away from the state


The No. 2 ranked Pioneers

were scheduled to take on No.

6 Cohasset in the semifinals on

Wednesday, June 15 at Newton

North High School (4 p.m.). The

winner of that match takes on

the winner of Tuesday’s match

between top-seeded Weston

and No. 4 Hamilton-Wenham, a

team swept by the Pioneers back

in May by a 5-0 score.

“Anything could happen when

you have close matches. We are

just going out there to play our

game and whatever happens at

that point happens, we’ll give it

our all. That’s the team who’ll


Other Lynnfield winners were

Dan Levin, at second singles,

and David Kasdon-Rafik Khodr

at first doubles, and Russell

Kasdon-Jason Yang.

Boys lacrosse advances to state quarterfinal

Lynnfield’s Drew Damiani fires a shot around Wakefield’s Caden Munroe.



By Mike Alongi

The Lynnfield boys lacrosse

team has punched its ticket to

the state quarterfinal round,

as the No. 6 Pioneers knocked

off No. 11 Advanced Math &

Science Academy by a score of

14-9 in the Div. 4 tournament

Round of 16 Saturday morning.

The Pioneers were led by

the offensive talents of Will

Steadman, who finished the

game with three goals and

three assists. Drew Damiani

added three goals and two assists,

while Jack Calichman

had two goals and three assists.

Will Norton notched four

goals to lead the scoring attack,

while Kelan Cardinal notched

two goals and two assists. AJ

Chiaradonna picked up seven

ground balls, while goalie Ben

Pimentel notched seven saves

to earn the win in net.

Lynnfield (16-4) will now be

faced with its first road game

of the state tournament, as the

Pioneers will move on to face

No. 3 Wahconah Tuesday afternoon

(4:30) in the Div. 4

Round of 8 (results too late to


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Moynihan Lumber marks 30 years

of celebrating student achievement

Moynihan Lumber observed

its 30th year of honoring its

North Shore Student Athletes

of the Year program by

bringing back one of the first

winners of the scholarship.

Peabody Mayor Ted

Bettencourt was given the Post-

Graduate Award and served as

the featured speaker at the luncheon

at Salem Country Club


Arianna Bezanson of

Danvers High and Tyler Knox

of St. John’s Prep were the

two winners of this year’s


Bettencourt, from Peabody

High, was the 1991-1992

winner along with Lauren

Maney of Lynnfield High. Both

ended up going to Holy Cross,

and they remain good friends,

Bettencourt said. The girls’

winner that year was Lauren

Maney of Lynnfield, who was

unable to attend the luncheon.

“I remember the pride

I felt winning the award,”

Bettencourt said. “I also remembered

my parents, sisters

and brothers. It’s a family

thing. The love and support

from my family matters.

“This award meant a tremendous

amount to my mother,”

he said, “that it was for student

achievement too.”

Bettencourt congratulated

Moynihan Lumber for

“keeping a 30-year tradition

alive. There is something special

about this award.

“I have always been a lover

of local sports,” he said. “I

keep track of all the scores, and

get to as many games as I can.”

“This award means something,”

Bettencourt said.

“It means something to me,

my family, and to the North


Moynihan also presented

Bob DeFelice with a lifetime

achievement award. DeFelice,

of Winthrop, retired after a

54-year career as a coach,

including 30 as the baseball

coach/athletic director at

Bentley University. He is in

nine halls of fame.

“This has been a great life

for me, being involved in

athletics,” DeFelice said. He

joked that he was sitting at a

table of Marblehead people

“who didn’t enjoy their lunch

very much,” and also said he

had to sit next to his big brother

Frank, another coaching legend

on the North Shore.

Others honored included basketball

referee June Murphy and

Independent Newspaper Group

reporter/editor Cary Shuman,

both receiving the Lifetime


Award; Marblehead assistant

athletic director Mark Tarmey

and Manchester-Essex coach

Margaret “Muffin” Driscoll,

Lifetime Commitment/Schools

Award; and Lynn Cable TV

broadcaster John Hoffman, Fan


A special presentation was

given posthumously to longtime

Peabody High athletic

secretary Kathy Strange,

who died last winter. Strange

was also given the Lifetime

Commitment/Schools Award.

Former AD Phil Sheridan

accepted the award in her


Bezanson, a girls soccer

player, won the first of the

monthly awards of the school

year, last September. Coach

Jim Hinchion, who introduced

her, said he has known

her since she was six years old

and could tell that she was a

good athlete, and that she was

extremely competitive -- two

traits that only grew as she got


The Falcons won the

Northeastern Conference all

four years she played for them.

But beyond accolades, what

impressed Hinchion was her

leadership abilities.

“She is a leader in every

sense of the word,” he said.

During her senior year,

Bezanson scored 22 goals and

finished with 34 points.

“She carried us on her back

to the state quarterfinal,” he


Among her highlights this

year, she was the team MVP, an

all-star in the NEC and Eastern

Mass, was on the All-American

Team, and is the Gatorade

Player of the Year nominee

from Massachusetts. She will

be attending Colgate in the fall

and majoring in biology. She

hopes to become a surgeon.

Knox, or “Knoxie,” as coach

Manny Costa called him, was a

special wrestler. He’s the third

St. John’s wrestler to win the

yearly Moynihan award — the

other two being Ryan Malo and

Costa’s own son, Hunter.

This year, en route to a perfect

season that took him to the

national championship, Knox

— a junior who has already

committed to Stanford —

didn’t even allow a point until


Arianna Bezanson of Danvers and Tyler Knox of St. John’s Prep were honored by Jack Moynihan

of Moynihan Lumber at the North Shore Student-Athletes of the Year at Salem Country Club

on Tuesday.

the New England quarterfinals.

He is currently ranked seventh

in the nation in his 120-pound

weight category.

Equally impressive, said

Costa, was Knox’s 4.39 GPA.

“Already, he’s had three Ivy

League schools looking at him,

but he got a call from Stanford

and went out there,” said Costa.

“And he called me and said the

place seemed right for him. So,

after he’s done here, he’ll be

going out to Stanford.”

Knox, Costa said, “respects

the sport of wrestling as much

as possible. The objective in

wrestling is to pin your opponent.

I’ve seen him begin

matches with a handshake, pin

his opponent, and then get up

and shake his hand again.”

The awards ceremony has

been held every year since

1992 except for 2020, when

it was canceled due to the

COVID-19 pandemic.

Jack Moynihan of Moynihan Lumber welcomes people to the

30th annual North Shore Student-Athletes of the Year award

ceremony at Salem Country Club on Tuesday.


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Boys advance to semis; girls

come up short in quarterfinals


Lynnfield tennis player Genna Gioioso serves the ball during a

match against Manchester-Essex on Saturday.


Lynnfield’s Harrison Luba chases down the ball during his singles match.


Lynnfield’s Dan Levin rises in the air before serving the ball

during his singles match against West Bridgewater.


Lynnfield tennis player Lauren Grava returns a volley during a match against Manchester-

Essex on Saturday.

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Words in support of Ukraine were paper-macheted at a station at Lynnfield’s Race Amity Day


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