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Superintendent of Schools Kristen Vogel

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improvement through the lens of equity.

“I will collaborate with the leadership

team and educators to strengthen instructional

practices with a focus on equity, social

justice and diversity,” Vogel told the School

Committee, adding she will do that by identifying,

revising and updating “district policies,

practices and procedures to best support

the increasing diverse needs of students

and families and will provide leadership and

teacher training on examining curricula and

resources through an equity lens.”

Vogel said she intends to develop, expand

and improve programming for METCO

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School superintendent’s goals start with equity


From page 1

Superintendent’s Induction program.

This will strengthen me

in my role as an effective district

leader,” said Vogel.

Increased communications is

also a high priority for Vogel,

which she hopes will be accomplished

through a new website,

the School Internet Server

(SIS), and Smores newsletter


Vogel’s student-learning goal

is to establish an increased presence

in the classroom and community

by engaging in regular

school visits to ensure that students

have access to the highest

level of learning.

“I will observe classrooms

with principals so that we can

support and better align the

evaluation process to help ensure

teachers have the tools and

resources to provide students

with the highest quality of instruction,”

said Vogel.

Other highlights of Vogel’s

goals included examination of

districts needs; the identification

of priorities and development

of “widely-understood

priorities; development of skills

in the area of negotiations;

strategy development; data

analysis, budget, technology

and institutional leadership.

Vogel said another goal is

providing support for the professional

development for the

leadership team

School Committee member

Jamie Hayman said considering

this was Vogel’s “first real year

not in total crisis, just partial

crisis, you know we’ve made a

lot of progress.”

Hayman said he had two

observations about the presentation

- increased communications

and thoughtful professional

development to address

non-academic deficiencies.

“Increased communication is

really important and something

that parents and the community

are always asking for,” said

Hayman. “The other … is how

to address the needs that are beyond

academic. We know there

are going to be academic skill

gaps but just getting them functioning

and getting everyone

working together, we’ve made a

lot more progress than I thought

we would.”

Fellow committee member

Kate DePrizio was impressed

with what way Vogel’s presentation

depicted her accessibility.

“The other piece that strikes

me was seeing all those pictures

of you in the classrooms and

you out in public,” DePrizio

said. “It’s been such a joy to

have you be so accessible. To

see that is just wonderful.”

Committee Vice Chair Stacy

Dahlstedt said the district faced

additional challenges over the

past year.

“You came in and hit the

ground running (but) this year

was just as, if not more challenging

than last year because

you’ve had to balance multiple

restrictions and meeting the

changing and challenging needs

of our students,” Dalhstedt said,

noting the additional challenges

that came with the elementary

school building project, filling

two key positions (Summer

Street School principal and

the new Athletic and Wellness

district-wide K-12 director) as

well as addressing diversity and

inclusion issues and ongoing

relationship building efforts.

“I also appreciate your effort

to identify areas in need

of improvement because there

is always room for continued


said.”You talk about your compass,

the student’s being your

compass and that you’re always

putting the student voice and

student advocacy needs first.”

Vogel said she plans to step

up efforts in that area going


“I think you will see as I work

on my goals for next year you’ll


Superintendent of Schools Kristen Vogel listens while A Healthy Lynnfield presents to the School


start to see more of my incorporating

the student voice in

my goals,” Vogel said. “That’s

something that Kevin (Cyr) and

I and the entire leadership team

have been talking a lot about

this year, so you’ll see that reflected

in my goals for next


Prior to the presentation,

School Committee member

Jamie Hayman outlined the

goal-review process under the

Massachusetts Model System

for Educator Evaluation rubric,

a comprehensive educator evaluation

system designed by the

Department of Elementary and

Secondary Education (DESE),

pursuant to the state’s educator

evaluation regulation. He said

over the next few weeks, each

committee member will fill

out evaluation forms for Vogel.

The evaluations will be based

“solely on what (Vogel’s) goals


School Committee Chair

Rich Sjoberg will then consolidate

the information into one

summary document, which will

be presented for approval at the

September meeting.

“That’s a very, very difficult

job of pulling that all together,”

Hayman said.


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Davis’ successful 20-plusyear

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Realtor Madelyn Davis has joined J Barrett & Company in the

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Established in January

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Chamber and comedy on July 7


The Wakefield Lynnfield

Chamber of Commerce

will host its Second Annual

Comedy Club on Thursday,

July 7 from 5:30-8 p.m. at

Giggles Comedy Club.

The night will feature food,

fun, and laughter. Lenny

Clarke, Mitch Stinson, and

Paul D’Angelo will perform.

Tickets are $40 per person

and include unlimited pizza

and soda before and during

the show. A cash bar will be

available. Doors open at 5:30

p.m. with the show beginning

at 6:30 p.m. This is a 21+ only


Tickets can be purchased

at the Arlington, Melrose,

Malden, Lexington, Stoneham,

Wilmington, Tewksbury,

Waltham, and Winchester

Chambers of Commerce.


Lynnfield resident Kevin Sullivan spent most of last week volunteering

in U.S. Open merchandise tent at The Country Club

in Brookline.

“Having AFCNS on your team

makes everything

a little easier.”


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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 permits.

The collectors will check

in with the police department

and will have photo IDs. For

questions, call the Assessors

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Sunday, June 19


A report of an accident at 11

Walnut St. and 449 Summer St.

Sunday at 12:34 a.m.

A report of an accident on

Condon Circle Sunday at 2:44


A report of an accident on

Condon Circle Sunday at 6:28


Breaking & Entering

A report of a break-in of two

motor vehicles at 7 Saunders

Road Sunday at 9:03 a.m.


A report of a loud party at 15

Maple St. Sunday at 9:15 p.m.

A report of a loud party at 3

Pizzuti Way Sunday at 10:59

p.m. Police determined an unwanted

party arrived at the party.

The gathering was dispersed.

Multiple reports of a horn

sounding for over 10 minutes

behind building 1 at 375N

Broadway Sunday at 3:32 a.m.

Police determined a person was

locked out of his house and was

attempting to gain someone’s

attention to let him in.

Saturday,June 18


A report of a hit-and-run on

I-95 SB at exit 63 Saturday at

1:05 p.m.

A report of an accident

with property damage at 354

Broadway and 31 Maple St.

Saturday at 6:54 p.m.


A report of a water break at

67 Pillings Pond Road Saturday

at 11:02 a.m. Lynnfield Center

Water District was notified.

Medical aid

A request for medical aid at

1301 Essex Village Saturday

at 3:17 p.m. The patient was

transported to Lahey Clinic in


A request for medical aid at

42 Lincoln Ave. Saturday at

4:19 p.m. The patient was transported

to Salem Hospital.

Friday, June 17


A report of an accident with

property damage at 7 Olde

Towne Road Friday at 8:28 a.m.

A report of an accident with

personal injury at 683 Walnut

St. and 9 Bluejay Road Friday at

3:40 p.m. The patient was transported

to Melrose/Wakefield


Medical aid

A request for medical aid at 11

Edward Ave. Friday at 8:29 a.m.

The patient was transported to

Melrose/Wakefield Hospital.

A request for medical aid at 4

Rossmore Road Friday at 9:21

a.m. The patient was transported

to Lahey Clinic in Burlington.

A request for medical aid at

Davio’s, 1250 Market St. Friday

at 8:51 p.m. A female was transported

to a hospital.

Thursday, June 16


A report of a suspicious blue

vehicle turning around in a

neighbor’s driveway on Windsor

Road Thursday at 12:38 a.m.

Wednesday, June 15


A report of an accident with

property damage on Green

Street Wednesday at 6:56 a.m.

The caller said he struck a piece

of construction equipment and

the airbag deployed and he complained

of chest pain.

A report of an accident with

property damage at Lululemon

Wednesday at 4 p.m.


A report of a suspicious auto

on Market Street Wednesday at

2:24 a.m. It was determined that

the operator was doing security

for one of the buildings and

was sleeping in his car between


A report of a motor vehicle violation

at 123 Summer St. and

9 Forest Hill Wednesday at 4:48



A report of a check fraud at

695 Salem St. Wednesday at

2:28 p.m.

Tuesday, June 14


A report of a motor vehicle

parked on a sidewalk at 8 Olde

Towne Road Tuesday at 9:17

a.m. The caller said she asked

the operator to move it and he

backed up and almost hit her.

A complaint of harassment at

40 Homestead Road Tuesday at

12:35 p.m.

Medical aid

A request for medical aid at the

Central Middlesex Assoc. Group

Home, 223 Salem St. Tuesday

at 11:27 a.m. The patient was

transported to Winchester


A request for medical aid at

Huckleberry Hill School, 5 Knoll

Road Tuesday at 12:21 p.m.

The patient was transported to

Beverly Hospital.

Monday June 13


A report of an accident

with property damage at 40

Homestead Road Monday at

6:56 p.m. The caller said a resident

across the street has struck

his vehicle and refuses to exchange



A report of a young boy running

in and out of traffic at 300

Lowell St. and 1 Cider Mill Road.

The child was returned to home

or family.

A report of youths on dirt

bikes in the roadway on Juniper

Road and Hart Road Monday at

6:10 p.m. A youth was located

on Juniper and advised not to

ride on the roadway.

A report of a youth on a green

and white dirt bike operating erratically

on Russett Lane at Cider

Mill Road Monday. Police spoke

with the operator and parent

who were advised of violations

and given a verbal warning. The

operator walked the bike to his


Medical aid

A request for medical aid at

7 Putney Lane Monday at 3:04

p.m. The patient was transported

to Salem Hospital.


A report of malicious destruction

of property at Market Street

Monday at 10:50 a.m.

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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

Michael Garabedian

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

Facebook. Like us on Facebook:




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.





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Religious News



From page 5

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

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:


Facebook & Instagram: @


Adult events coming

to the library


Tammy Syrigos Irrera is offering

two yoga programs at the

library this summer. Weekly

Yoga with Tammy Syrigos

Irrera will be held on Thursdays

at 12 p.m. on Zoom.

The class is a 60-minute yoga

flow that will match breath

with movement to bring peace

of mind while simultaneously

building core strength and stability.

Please register in advance

at www.lynnfieldlibrary.org.

Irrera is also offering Virtual

Chair Yoga on Wednesday, June

29 at 1 p.m., also on Zoom.

The class will be 45 minutes.

Participants are advised to be

sure to have a chair with all of

the legs touching the ground as

well as light hand weights (2-5

lbs.). This class will be done

partially in the chair and part

standing up showing how the

chair can be used as a prop to

assist with the yoga poses. We

will incorporate breath work,

matching breath with movement

to help achieve mindfulness.

Other library events geared

for adults include the Last

Tuesday of the Month Book

Club, which will be held on

Tuesday, June 28 at 6 p.m. in

the library Mezzanine.

The Last Tuesday Book

Club is the Lynnfield Library’s

fiction book group. The June

book pick is “Eleanor Oliphant

is Completely Fine” by Gail

Honeyman. Copies are available

for pickup at the library’s

circulation desk.

Thursday, June 23

8:00 Hairdresser

9:00 Manicurist

8:10 Zumba Gold

8:15 Shopping on Van

9:00 NEW! Knitting w/Gail

9:00 Let’s Build LEGO’S!

10:00 Scrabble

10:00 SIT and TONE w/Joie

(live and zoom)

8:30 Breakfast Bunch

11:00 Lunch: GRAB and GO

11:30 Dominos

12:00 Bridge

12:30 Downsizing &


12:00 Movie: The Queen of


Friday, June 24

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


11:15 Lunch: Chicken

Salad on Croissant


Monday, June 25

8:00 Hairdresser



8:00 Shopping

9:30-10:15 Tap Dance (cx)

10:00 Line Dancing

10:00 Creative Writing

10:00 Chair Yoga Video

10:15-11 BROADWAY



12:00 Oil Painting

12:30 Mah Jongg

1:30 ZOOM Trivia or In


TRIP: Kennebunkport

Tuesday, June 28

8:00 Hairdresser

8:10 ZUMBA

8:15 Grocery Shopping


9:00 Scrabble

9-11 Bingo

9:30 TAI CHI

10:00 YOGA

11:00 Lunch: GRAB & GO

(For Lynnfield Residents)

12:00 Watercolor

12:00 Shopping on van

12:30 Book Club

Wednesday, June 29

8:00 Hairdresser

8:15 Senior Strength

8:30 YOGA w/Michelle

9:00 Manicurist

9-12 Artist Drop In

9:00 Walking Club

10:00 Embroidery

10:00 Interm. Italian

10:00 ZOOM Accountability

12:15-2:30 Canasta

12:00 Bridge

12-2 Acrylic Class

Diana DeLeo joins A Healthy

Lynnfield coalition staff


A Healthy Lynnfield, an active

community partnership

working hard to prevent substance

misuse and to ensure

those impacted have the help

they need, has hired Lynnfield

resident Diana DeLeo as its

new community outreach and

engagement coordinator.

“Diana comes to us with incredible

experience from the

Boys & Girls Club of Greater

Salem, where she served as the

director of development,” said

A Healthy Lynnfield Substance

Use Prevention Coordinator

Peg Sallade. “Diana will be

instrumental in mobilizing and

engaging community organizations,

residents, and youth

to work together to implement

multiple evidence-based

and environmental strategies

to promote the mission of A

Healthy Lynnfield.”

In her new role, DeLeo will

provide key support to the

town and A Healthy Lynnfield

Coalition in the areas of substance

use and mental health.

She will develop, coordinate,

and implement best practices



Diana DeLeo has been

hired as the new community

outreach and engagement

coordinator for A Healthy


to address health disparities

and prevent substance use.

“I’m excited to work on promoting

the great work being

done by A Healthy Lynnfield,”

said DeLeo. “As a Lynnfield

resident, I have seen this organization

develop over the

past few years and feel it has

tremendous potential for it to

grow. I’m looking forward to

working to make the community

that I live in the best that

it can be.”

In addition to her time at the

Boys & Girls Club of Greater

Salem, DeLeo worked at the

American Cancer Society for

thirteen years in multiple leadership

roles, including senior

director of community events.

A Healthy Lynnfield

Chairman Phil Crawford, commented,

“I think the interview

committee did a fantastic job

in selecting Diana and I look

forward to working with her in

this important role.”

A Healthy Lynnfield is an

active community partnership

and charitable organization

working hard to prevent substance

abuse and to ensure

those impacted have the help

they need.

Its mission is to empower

residents to make positive

choices every day by preventing

substance misuse, improving

the quality of life for

those impacted, and supporting

programs that help all young

people thrive. Learn more at


JUNE 23, 2022

WEEKLYNEWS.NET - 781-593-7700 7

Summer reading and fun at the Library

For The Weekly neWs

“Read Beyond the Beaten

Path,” a summer reading theme

that celebrates camping of

all types, is slated to begin on

Wednesday, June 29.

From backpacking to summer

camp, and the joy of being out

in nature children, teens, adults,

and library staff will be racing

to the end of the hiking trail as

they see who can read the most


This summer, the library (18

Summer St.) will be running its

Summer Reading Challenge on

Beanstack, an online program

that tracks reading and allows

users to write book reviews as

they participate in a variety of


Libraries across the country

use Beanstack for their summer

reading programs as well as

other challenges throughout

the year. Beanstack is completely

free for library patrons

to sign up and participate. Head

to lynnfieldlibrary.beanstack.

org or download the Beanstack

Tracker app to sign up and

join the challenge for your age

group team.

Parents can sign up their children

for their appropriate age

groups on their Beanstack accounts.

If you’d prefer to use

paper, you can come into the

library to register and log your


Stop by throughout the

summer to check your team’s

progress on the game board

outside of the children’s room.

By registering and logging

books, you’ll be entered to

win Summer Reading raffle

prizes. For more information on

Beanstack, head into the library

to pick up a brochure with tips

on how to register, log books,

and more, or email lfdyouth@


Events for all ages will be happening

throughout the summer,

so keep your eyes on the library’s

calendar. Some events

require registration, so sign up

today if you don’t want to miss

out. We will be kicking off with

an ice cream social with J. P.

Licks on the Town Common on

Wednesday, June 29, from 2:30-

4:30 p.m, sponsored by the

Wakefield Cooperative Bank.

We’ll also have face painting,

an instant camera photo booth,

and coloring at our kick off

event, which is open to all ages.

Other programs planned

during our summer reading program

include magic shows, art

classes, concerts, puppet shows,

storytellers, and so much more!

Check out our website and calendar

and lynnfieldlibrary.org

for updates and more information.

Thank you to the Friends

of the Lynnfield Library for

making these events and the

prizes for summer reading


Looking for summer reading

books for Lynnfield Public

Schools? We’ve got those, too!

Starting soon, you can head to

the children’s room to browse

through our cart of books that

the schools recommend or require

for summer reading. For

more help finding or choosing a

book, you can ask a children’s

or reference librarian.

How many books do you

think Lynnfield can read this


Other youth events planned

by the library:

Button Maker

Bonanza for Kids

Monday, June 27 from 3-4

p.m. in the Library Children’s


Show off your style by

making some buttons! Draw

anything you’d like and turn

your design into a button using

a button maker. We’ll also have

some special designs to get you

excited for summer reading!

Our button maker will be set

up until 4 p.m., so stop by anytime

from 3-4 p.m. to make a

button. Ages 3-10. Register to

reserve your spot and receive

reminders. Walk-ins are also

welcome if space allows.


Folktales from Asia

Monday, July 11 at 3 p.m.

Come enjoy some fun and

engaging folktales from Asia as

told by Parents’ Choice Awardwinning

storyteller Motoko!

Tales may include a humorous

Japanese tale about sumo wrestling,

a Chinese fable about

compassion, and a wisdom tale

from Old Korea.

You’ll even get to learn

a simple origami activity.

Motoko’s stories are geared towards

children in kindergarten

through eighth grade, but all

ages are welcome. No registration

required. This program

is funded by a grant from the

Lynnfield Cultural Council, a

local agency which is supported

by the Mass Cultural Council.

LAG scholarships awarded to Lim, Condon

By Anne MArie ToBin

The Lynnfield Art Guild

(LAG) is proud to announce

that the 2022 winners of its

art-based scholarships from

Lynnfield High School are

Lauren Lim and Emma Condon.

Class of 2022 Valedictorian

Lauren Lim is the recipient of

the $1,000 Karen Rae Simpson

Duggan Memorial Award,

which honors a graduating

senior interested in fine arts,

graphic arts or computer design

who plans to keep art in her life.

“I have been interested in the

arts since my adolescence and

intend to continue deepening

those interests in my higher education,”

Lim said. “I will be

attending Dartmouth College

and one of the biggest reasons

I chose to commit there was

their dedication to their arts


Lim says she intends to learn

as much as possible about how

people communicate information,

education, policy, and

news through visual media, including

studio art, infographics,

animations, edited videos, cartoons,

and design.

Emma Condon is the winner

of the $650 Marjorie Gershaw

Scholarship, which recognizes

Gershaw’s love of and

commitment to art and understanding

that art is a passport to


Condon plans to major in

illustration at Rhode Island

School of Design (RISD).

“I am excited to be able to

dedicate my time to reaching

my full artistic potential in these

next four years in such a creative,

passionate, environment.


The Lynnfield Art Guild (LAG) announced that the 2022

winners of its art-based scholarships are Lauren Lim, above,

and Emma Condon, right.

Art is my outlet, when I can’t

translate a concept, or how I

feel into words. Art will always

be a part of my life; it gives me

my voice,” she said.

Earlier this year, Condon beat

out 107 other student artists to

take home the grand prize at the

28th annual Sixth Essex District

Congressional High School Art

Show, held at the Montserrat

College of Art Gallery in


Her submission, a self-portrait

entitled “Superposition,”

was the winner, receiving high

praise from U.S. Rep. Seth


“I am proud of all of you, no

matter who takes first prize; this

is really an impressive achievement

and you should all take

pride in that,” said Moulton.

The Guild offers Lynnfield

High School students the

chance to participate in the

Fall and Judged Spring Shows.

Student members can join to

enjoy all the other privileges

of membership at a discounted

rate for an entire year.

For more information, please

visit www.lynnfieldarts.org

and check out our Facebook

and Instagram pages under

Lynnfield Arts.


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WEEKLYNEWS.NET - 781-593-7700 JUNE 23, 2022

Compost kits

available at DPW

For The Weekly NeWs

A limited number of Black

Earth Composting kits are still

available at the DPW office

at Town Hall. These kits are

funded from the last state grant

awarded to our DPW aimed at

encouraging more residential

composting in Lynnfield. These

kits are free to residents who

sign up for curbside Black Earth


Residents are encouraged to

stop in to the DPW office during

business hours and claim their

kits while they last. Those who

sign on with Black Earth will be

entered into a drawing for a free

tree that DPW Director John

Tomasz will arrange to have

planted in your front lawn.

“Right now, we are trying

hard to incentivize residents

to begin composting,” said

Tomasz. “Taking organic matter

out of the trash stream is not just

environmentally beneficial but

provides the Town significant

trash disposal cost savings.”

Black Earth CEO Conor

Miller fully supports this incentive

program. Once the number

of participating residents

reaches 200, he will drop the

monthly collection cost for all

Lynnfield participants. The cost

will be further reduced when

the number of participants

reaches 400.

Savvy Senior: How to Choose a

Medicare Supplemental (Medigap) Policy



SENIOR: I’m planning to enroll

in original Medicare in a

few months and have been told

I probably need to get a Medicare

supplemental policy too.

Can you offer any tips on selecting



Dear Almost,

If you’re enrolling in original

Medicare, getting a supplemental

policy (also known as Medigap

insurance) too is a smart

idea because it will help pay for

things that aren’t covered by

Medicare like copayments, coinsurance

and the Part A deductible.

Here are some tips to help

you choose an appropriate plan.

Medigap Plans

In all but three states (Massachusetts,

Minnesota, and Wisconsin),

Medigap plans, which

are sold by private health insurers,

are available to new enrollees

in eight different standardized

plans. These plans are

labeled with the letters A, B, D,

G, K, L, M and N, with two

more, C and F, that are only

available to those eligible for

Medicare before 2020.

Plan G is the most popular

policy among new enrollees because

it covers the most comprehensive

range of benefits.

Monthly premiums for Plan G

typically range between $100

and $300, depending on your

age and the state you reside in.

If that’s more than you’re willing

to pay, there are also

high-deductible plans that have

lower premiums but impose

higher out-of-pocket costs.

For more information on the

different types of plans and coverage

details, including Medigap

options in Massachusetts,

Minnesota, and Wisconsin, go to

Medicare.gov/publications and

type in “choosing a medigap policy”

in the Keyword box, and

download their 2022 guide. Or

call 1-800-MEDICARE and ask

them to mail you a copy.

How to Choose

To pick a Medigap policy that

works best for you, consider

your health, family medical history

and your budget. The differences

among plans can be

small and rather confusing.

To help you choose, visit



type in your ZIP code. This will

give you a list of the plans available

in your area, their price

ranges and the names, and contact

information of companies

that sell them. But to get specific

pricing information, you’ll

need to contact the carriers directly

or call your State Health

Insurance Assistance Program.

See ShipHelp.org or call 877-

839-2675 for contact information.

Since all Medigap policies

with the same letter must cover

the exact same benefits (it’s required

by law), you should shop

for the cheapest policy.

You’ll get the best price if you

sign up within six months after

enrolling in Medicare Part B.

During this open-enrollment

period, an insurer cannot refuse

to sell you a policy or charge

you more because of your


You also need to be aware of

the pricing methods, which will

affect your costs. Medigap policies

are usually sold as either:

“community-rated” where everyone

in an area is charged the

same premium regardless of

age; “issue-age-rated” that is

based on your age when you

buy the policy, but will only increase

due to inflation, not age;

and “attained-age-rated,” that

starts premiums low but increases

as you age. Community-rate

and issue-age-rated policies

are the best options

because they will save you money

in the long run.

You can buy the plan directly

from an insurance company, or

you can work with a reputable

insurance broker.

Drug Coverage

You also need to know that

Medigap policies do not cover

prescription drugs, so if you

don’t have drug coverage, you’ll

need to buy a separate Medicare

Part D drug plan too. See

Medicare.gov/plan-compare to

compare plans. Also note that


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Medigap plans do not cover vision,

dental care, hearing aids

or long-term care.

Alternative Option

Instead of getting original

Medicare, plus a Medigap policy

and a separate Part D drug

plan, you could sign up for a

Medicare Advantage plan (see


that provides all-in-one coverage.

These plans, which are sold

by insurance companies, are

generally available through

HMOs and PPOs that require

you to get your care within a

network of doctors.

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”


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JUNE 23, 2022

WEEKLYNEWS.NET - 781-593-7700 9


The Lynnfield boys tennis team fell to Weston in the Division 4 state final.


Pioneer boys tennis trail goes cold in state final


By Steve Krause


seem, at first glance, that the

Lynnfield High boys tennis

team was as cold as the abnormally

chilly and windy weather


After all was said and done,

Lynnfield was on the short end

of a 5-0 match with Weston in

the Division 4 state final. That

was the same score as last year,

when the Pioneers fell to the

Wildcats in the Division 4 North


But digging deeper, the

Pioneers vowed to give Weston

everything they had, and that

they did — on a day when a

swirling wind wreaked havoc

on all who darfed set foot on

the duPont tennis courts at MIT

First singles player Harrison Luba seems to be giving himself

a pep talk during his match with Bennie Gilligan of Weston


and spectators expecting a nice

sunny day went diving for their

sweatshirts and blankets. .

No. 1 singles player Harrison

Luba may have gone down in

straight sets to Bennie Gilligan,

6-2, 6-2, but Luba gave Gilligan

some long games in the first set

before Gilligan broke him when

he was up 3-2 and sailed to the


“Harry fought him in that first

set,” said coach Joe Dunn, “but

after that he seemed to lose a

little focus. He’s played that kid

before and beat him.”

Sophomore Dan Levin’s

second set loss to Noah Gilligan

left the younger brother of

Bennie fully aware he’d been

in a match. The scores were

6-4 and 7-5, which means the

younger GillIgan had to go to

a tiebreaker before eliminating


And in second doubles,

Russell Kasden and Jason Yang

came within a whisker of winning

a set. They were ahead, 4-3,

in the second set against Zunan

Luo and Alex Ko — after falling

in the first set 6-0 — and were

still in the match, forcing a tiebreaker

with Weston. Alas for

Lynnfield, the Wildcats were on

their game, and pounced on the

Pioneers in the tiebreaker runoff

to capture the win.

“There were three matches

that could have gone either

way,” said Dunn. “This team

was confident all season. They

just never give up. They fight for

every point, in every match, and

you saw that in how Russell and

Jason played. They were ready

to play.”

In third singles, Shea

McCarthy, a freshman, had his

hands full with Zac Regalman

— a transplanted Floridian who

brought a lot of swagger into the

Coach Joe Dunn puts a runner-up medal on the neck of David

Kasdan as Rafik Khodr looks on.

match. Regalman was a hard

hitter, but every time he got

McCarthy locked into a series

of end-to end volleys, he’d come

up with a drop shot that would

force McCarthy to rush in and

upset his rhythm. The score was

6-0, 6-2.’

In the other doubles match,

David Kasden and Rafik Khodr

fell to Max Ding and Magnus

Starrett, 6-3, 6-1.

“We knew what we had to

do,” said Dunn. “We came out

aggressive. Our motto was ‘win

big or go home.’ Unfortunately,

we’re going home. But I’m so

proud of them. That battled all

year long.”

Though Dunn loses seniors

Luba and David Kasden, he has

a good nucleus coming back, including

McCarthy, who is only

a freshman, Levin and Russell


And that includes Dunn.

“I’m not going anywhere until

we win a state title,” he said.


WEEKLYNEWS.NET - 781-593-7700 JUNE 23, 2022

The St. John’s Prep boys lacrosse team huddles up midway through their 12-8 win over Needham in the Division 1 state semifinal.

Prep boys lacrosse team flies like

an Eagle into the state final



By Maddi Filip

BURLINGTON –– It took a

bit of a tussle to get there, but

the St. John’s Prep boys lacrosse

team will be playing for

a state championship Tuesday.

The Eagles won the right to

play Catholic Conference rival

BC High for the Division 1 title

Tuesday (5) at Worcester State

University with a grueling 12-8

win over Hingham Saturday


“It’s a great game you want

to be in,” said the Eagles’

Jimmy Ayers. “ That’s a great

team we just played. Their defense

did a great job. So it was

really difficult for us to start

putting balls in the net.”

The top-seeded Eagles fell

behind early in the first quarter

to the No. 4 Harbormen, but

kept climbing out of the hole

until Ayers scored to give them

the lead.

The second quarter was a

copy and paste of the first,

once one team scored the other

tied it back up. Lucas Verrier

and Harlan Graber took turns

keeping the game tied while

Tommy Sarni put the team

ahead for however short the

time was. As the two teams

headed to halftime Hingham

scored a last-second goal tying

the game at 5-5.

“We knew that they were

going to come out aggressive

and ready to play and we

were excited for that,” said

the Eagles’ Charlie Wilmot.

“We haven’t really had a game

where we’ve been on our


The Eagles trailed for most

of the third quarter until Ayers

not only reminded Hingham

who he was by tying the game,

but scoring the go-ahead goal

too. That didn’t last long.

Hingham tied it right back

up again at 7-7 going into the

fourth quarter.

The final period started like

the previous three with the

Eagles trailing by one. Again

Ayers reminded Hingham

that he was still a force to be

reckoned with by bringing the

game to its eighth tie. Sarni

then brought The Prep to its

fourth lead of the game. And

this time, The Prep ran it it.

Tim Haarmann added to the

lead, and Ayers extended it

15 seconds later with his fifth

goal of the game. Wilmot put

the final nail in the coffin just

under the two-minute mark

leading the team to its 12-8


“It’s been close in the third

fourth quarter, so I think as

the game went on we kind of

settled into that,” said Wilmot.

“At the beginning of the game,

we were holding the sticks too

tight. At halftime, the message

was ‘you prepared for this, be

ready for this, and just loosen

up on the sticks.’”

The Eagles are now set to

make a return trip to the finals

after winning last year.

“It’s awesome. Obviously

the final is where you want

to be. Fortunately enough we

might be able to get another

one after coming off of the win

last year in the championship,”

said Ayers.

“I say this a lot but it’s really

nice for the seniors to know that

that’s their last game. Not a lot

of teams get to say to their seniors

— (that) this is gonna be

our last game no matter what.

So all the effort’s going to be

put out on the field and it’s if

we can get a result or not.”

“We’re just thrilled that we

get three more days together.

It’s like we are maxing out

the amount of time this team

can spend with each other by

getting to the state championship,”

said Prep coach John

Pynchon. “Whatever happens

in the state championship

there’s no more lacrosse. After

that, there are no more practices,

no more daily emails, no

more of all the stuff that we’ve

been doing. So, we’re just excited

to be back.”

Tony Lena goes from fast food

to the fast action of tennis


By Steve Krause

CAMBRIDGE –– If you grew

up anywhere in the last century,

you probably had a submarine

sandwich at Tony Lena’s.

That was a long time ago. At

its zenith, Lena had 29 sandwich

shops strewn around the Greater

Boston area. Today, he has but

one — in Swampscott.

But that’s by design. Lena has

a different passion these days

— tennis — a game he took up

when he was 30. Now, at the age

of 77 (he’ll be 78 in July), Lena

has parlayed what he’s learned

from all the tennis matches he’s

played at the North Shore Tennis

Club — which he managed for 15

years — to coaching. He began

coaching at Swampscott High as

an assistant, left for a spell, and

came back to Lynnfield to be

Jack Dunn’s assistant when the

Pioneers needed a boys tennis


It’s impossible to get the smile

off Lena’s face. And on a cold,

raw day in Cambridge, with

the wind off the Charles River

swirling around and causing the

tennis balls being lobbed back

and forth in the Division 4 state

final against Weston to do all

sorts of weird things, there was

Lena, in sun glasses and short

pants. And loving every minute

of it.

Oddly enough, it was his exwife

Carolina who introduced

him to tennis.

“We went away, and she

bought me a racquet, so I started

to play,” he said. “I think I

played 10 matches down there,

and thought it was fun for me.

“It’s great exercise,” he said.

“You don’t have to go running,

or walking, and there are no

weights. You go out and play a

game, you have fun, and you’re

not all stiff afterward.”

Another member of that North

Shore Tennis Club was Joe

Dunn, who has been playing

tennis all his life.

“We ended up playing doubles

together and becoming friends,”

Dunn said.

“Yeah,” said Lena. I’d play up

front and he’d play in the back,

and if a ball went over my head,

I’d call for him to get it.”

Lena still plays, though he

admits he’s nowhere what he

used to be. He’s had some leg

issues, and they’ve slowed him

down a bit. But when Dunn

came calling, Lena was willing.

And there he was Saturday,

coaching the Pioneers as they

fell to Weston, 5-0, in the state

title game. .

He says coaching high school

players again keeps him young.

“You do feel young,” he said.

“I hadn’t done it in 35 years, and

now here I am.”

And he knows there’s nothing

else he’d rather be doing with

his time.

“Tennis is a passion,” he said.

And — and for sub sandwich

fans this may be a little hard to

hear — he considers what he’s

doing now much more enjoyable

than making sandwiches.


Tony Lena says coaching high

school tennis helps him feel


JUNE 23, 2022

By Madison Filip

LYNNFIELD — The boys

tennis Division 4 second-seed

Lynnfield High fought for its 5-0

win against Cohasset High June

13 that sent them to the Division

1 state final.

As a result of the win, the

Pioneers got the opportunity to

face Weston again — the team

that defeated them last year in the

Division 4 North final.

“I’m very excited. Any time

you have a team that could play

the way they did to get to this

point, 19 and 1, their only loss

to a Division 1 School, is great,”

said Lynnfield High School

Coach Joseph Dunn.

David Kasdon-Rafik Khodr,

at first doubles, took their first

set 6-2. “The first set we just

played really well and inconsistent

tennis,” said Kasdon. “We

were getting to the net more than

the start of the second set and we

weren’t missing shots really.”

The senior-junior team came

By Steve Krause

back and tied their second set at

6-6. Sending them into a best of

10 tie-breaker. After an uphill

battle, the pair came away with

a 7-4 win. “They started taking

charge more, like something

changed when they talked to their

coach there at the second set,”

said Kasdon. “We had to bring

it in a little more and then play a

little more aggressively. We just

played our best and ended up

winning it.”

“They definitely felt more

comfortable. They got a bunch

of games off us. With the tiebreaker

we just hit the shots that

we needed to in order to win the

big points and we always came

through,” said Khodr.

Russel Kasdon-Jason Yang, at

second doubles, also had a hard

match up. As they too were sent

into a tie-breaker. All eyes were

on the pair as they came out victorious

over their Cohasset opponents

and rounded out the final

score of 5-0.

The Pioneers are now onto

the championship game without

taking a loss this tournament.

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Lynnfield boys blanked Cohasset to cap off run to final


The final game will be a rematch

from last year’s tournament with

Weston High. “We’re excited,

last year against Weston they

definitely outplayed us a lot,

But I’m hoping to do better this

time,” said Kasdon. “We’ll do

our best to win obviously, but we

just want to have a good time and

we’re happy to be in the finals.”

“Definitely happy to make it

this far especially with the new

bracket. We are able to go all

the way to the state final rather

than just the north section final.

But, just mostly happy that we’re

here,” said Khodr.

“It’s always fun to be in the finals.

They’re just a strong team,

they want to win, and they want

to have fun,” said Dunn. “If

Weston’s tougher then we are, so

be it. Congratulations, but we’re

going to give our best.”

Other Lynnfield winners were

Harrison Luba at first singles,

Dan Liven at second singles, and

Shea McCarthy at third singles.

David Kasdon-Rafik Khodr at

first doubles and Russel Kasdon-

Jason Yang at second doubles.

Agganis games kick off Sunday


Coach Joe Dunn guided the Pioneers through the tournament

to the state final againsT Weston.

LYNN –– Get ready for

Agganis Week. The schedule of

games honoring Harry Agganis,

who was picked by a turn-of-thecentury

poll as the greatest athlete

in Lynn history, will commence

Sunday, June 26.

The four-day tour de force of

athletic events begins with an

opening ceremony at Manning

Field and four of the nine all-star

games scheduled for the week.

The opening ceremony,

which will be held at 9 a.m.,

will include the presentation of

the 2022 Agganis Foundation

Scholarships, five major awards,

and the introduction of this year’s

Agganis All-Stars in the following

sports: girls and boys lacrosse,

softball, baseball, girls and boys

basketball, girls and boys soccer,

and football.

The lacrosse doubleheader will

also be held June 26 at Manning

Field, with softball and baseball

played at the adjacent Fraser


Action continues the following

day with the girls and boys basketball

doubleheader at Lynn

Classical High School. The girls

and boys soccer games will be

June 28 at Manning Field. And

the 60th annual Agganis All-Star

Football game will close the week

Wednesday, June 29, at Manning


The games are played in

memory of legendary Lynn athlete

Harry Agganis, an All-American

quarterback at Lynn Classical and

Boston University. He was expected

to be the first-round draft

pick of the Cleveland Browns, but

he opted for a professional baseball

career and was the starting

first baseman for the Boston Red

Sox when he died of a pulmonary

embolism in 1955 at the age of 26.

The Agganis Foundation was

created by longtime Agganis

friend Attorney Charles Demakis,

with assistance from Harold O.

Zimman, a coach and mentor, and

2022 Agganis All-Star Games

Sunday, June 26

Opening Ceremony

Manning Field 9 a.m.

All-Star Girls Lacrosse

Game Manning Field 11


All-Star Softball

Game Fraser Field Noon

All-Star Boys Lacrosse

Game Manning Field 1


All-Star Baseball

Game Fraser Field 2 p.m.

the Boston Red Sox shortly thereafter,

with a mission of awarding

college scholarships in Agganis’

name. Since 1955, the Foundation

has awarded more than $2.3

million in scholarships to 1,040


The scholarship winners are as


Matthew Bushway, Lynn

Classical, Holy Cross; Abigail

Constine, St. Mary’s, UMass

Amherst; Isabella Faessler,

Classical (James Baldini

Scholarship), UConn; Sydney

Finnigan, Classical, UMass

Lowell; Anna Flaherty,

Classical, University of New

England; Rberssi Reynoso

German, Charlestown (Yawkey/

Agganis Scholarship), Bucknell;

Allison Golden, Boston Latin

(Yawkey/Agganis Scholarship),

Georgetown; Annika Haley,

Monday, June 27

All-Star Girls Basketball

Game Lynn Classical 5:30


All-Star Boys Basketball

Game Lynn Classical 7


Tuesday, June 28

All-Star Girls Soccer

Game Manning Field

5:30 p.m.

All-Star Boys Soccer

Game Manning Field 7


Wednesday, June 29

All-Star Football

Game Manning Field

6:30 p.m.

Marblehead, Trinity; Cody

Huynh, St. Mary’s, Merrimack;

Ella Kramer, Marblehead, Boston

College; Courtney Lambright,

O’Bryant (Yawkey/Agganis

Scholarship), Georgia State; Jesse

Maggs, Lynn English (President’s

Scholarship), Endicott; Shane

McQueen, Lynnfield (President’s

Scholarship), Mass Maritime;

Grace Miller, Marblehead,

UCLA; Aalina Tejada Lara, St.

Mary’s, Gordon; Lily Newhall, St.

Mary’s (President’s Scholarship),

St. Anselm; Anna Radulski,

Lynnfield (Greg Agganis

Scholarship); Purdue; Samantha

Simmons, Peabody, WPI;

Madison Spencer, St. Mary’s

(Edward H. Cahill Scholarship)

UMass Amherst; Steven Woods,

Bishop Fenwick, Bryant; y-Luxi

Yu, Boston Latin (Yawkey/

Agganis Scholarship), Brown.


Harry Agganis, as a qauarterback for Boston University, was

already commanding attention.

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By Steve Krause

The annual District 16 Little

League All-Star tournament —

also known as the Williamsport

Tournament — will begin

Friday night at Peabody West’s

Cy Tenney Park with Pine Hill

playing against East Lynn.

There are some changes this

year, and they involve the Lynn

Little League system. Once

seven strong, Lynn’s Little

Leagues are down to four: East

Lynn, West Lynn, Wyoma and

Pine Hill.

Over the years, charters for

both Lynn Central, which was

located in the city’s Highlands;

and West Lynn National had

their charters revoked. The Nats

played at Barry Park, which is

now the home of the West Lynn


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District 16 Little League tournament opens Friday


East Lynn, which plays on

Alice O’Neil Field behind Lynn

English, merged with Lynn

Shore prior to the start of the

season. Pine Hill and Wyoma

remain the same, “but once the

two leagues merged, I changed

the boundaries a little bit to

create more balance,” said district

administrator Joe Baglieri.

Other changes over the last

two years are that Saugus is

officially one league. Initially,

said Baglieri, the two leagues

remained in place, but with one

board of directors.

“But Little League, without

giving too much warning, took

all the leagues working with

one board and merged them.”

Saugus’ main field is behind

the Veteran’s School —

Grabowski Field.

The teams competing to dethrone

Peabody Western in

District 16 are: West Lynn, East

Lynn, Pine Hill, Wyoma, Saugus,

Swampscott, Revere, Winthrop,

Lynnfield, Peabody and Peabody

Western and Salem.

Peabody Western won the state

championship last year, but lost

in the New England tournament.

The last team from the district to

make the Little League World

Series was Western, in 2019.

Saugus American — one of the

two merged Saugus teams —

made it in 2003.

A look back at weekend tournament action


St. John’s Prep’s Luca Winter celebrates a goal during the state

lacrosse semifinal win over Needham.


Russell Kasden gets ready to receive a serve during Saturday’s boys tennis match against Weston.

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Kathryn L. Aylward, 70

LYNNFIELD - Mrs. Kathy (Coughlin)

Aylward, age 70, of Lynnfield,

Mass and Fort Myers, Fla. Passed

away peacefully surrounded by

family, on Saturday, June 19, 2022

after a courageous battle with

cancer. She is survived by her husband

and high school sweetheart,

Thomas Aylward with whom she

was set to celebrate 51 years of

marriage this year.

Born and raised in Lynn, she

was the daughter of the late Bruce

and Shirley Coughlin. She was a

graduate of St. Mary’s High School

in Lynn with the class of 1969

where she excelled at sports such

as basketball and softball and

was recently inducted to the Varsity

Hall of Fame for her athletic

prowess and role as a trailblazer in

women’s sports.

She spent the majority of her

adult years raising her three boys

as the family moved to New York,

California and Delaware, before

eventually returning home to

Lynnfield. In the 90s, she owned

and operated the “Bun and Run”

restaurant on Route 1 in Saugus,

extending the family legacy of

serving award-winning roast beef

sandwiches to loyal patrons of

the North Shore. Most recently,

until her retirement in 2018, she

worked for 20 years at the Department

of Defense in medical

recruiting where she earned many

prestigious coins from high-ranking

U.S Army officers. In her spare

time, she was passionate about

supporting veterans and active

service members of the U.S. military,

organizing efforts such as

sending care packages overseas,

bowling ten pin with the Alley Kats,

and following all New England

sports. She was also the inaugural

member and president of the

Ladies Auxiliary of the Knights of

Columbus, where she spearheaded

several fundraising efforts.

Above all, Kathy’s greatest joy

was spending time with her family.

Every Sunday she hosted her three

sons, their wives and 11 grandchildren

at her home where everyone

would gather together for a meal,

building lifelong precious memories

with the many activities she

planned. She beamed with pride

at every birthday, special event

and family holiday, particularly

large annual family Thanksgivings

in Wells, Maine.

In addition to her husband, she

is survived by her three children

Scott Aylward and his wife Amy, of

Rowley, Michael Aylward and his

wife Alicia, of Amesbury, and Ted

Aylward and his wife Erica of Lynn.

She leaves 11 grandchildren: Alia,

Remy, Sabrina, Adriana, Katrina,

Hensley, Ireland, Brielle, Breccan,

Thomas and Natalie. She is survived

by a brother Kevin Coughlin

and his wife Judy Powers, Joyce

Blais and her husband Joe, Janet

Rowe and her husband Charlie,

Theresa Young and her husband

Andy and Peggy Phelps and her

husband Michael, brother-in-law

James Mahoney, and dozens of

nieces and nephews. She was

predeceased in death by her sister

Ellen Mahoney.

Service Information: Visiting

hours will be 4pm – 8 pm Thursday

at Solimine Funeral Homes

426 Broadway (RTE129), Lynn.

A Funeral Mass at 10 Friday

at St. Mary’s Church will be

followed by internment at St.

Mary’s cemetery. Relatives and

friends are respectfully invited.

For those that wish donations

can be made “In Memory of

Kathy Coughlin Aylward” to St.

Mary’s School, 35 Tremont St.

Lynn, MA 01902 www.Stmaryslynn.com.

Directions and guestbook

at www.solimine.com

Barbara A. Hopkins, 90

1932 - 2022

PEABODY - Barbara (DeCosta)

Hopkins age 90, of Peabody,

passed away on Friday, June 17,

2022, at Beverly hospital surrounded

by her loving family. She

was the beloved wife of the late

Kenneth M. Hopkins with whom

she shared 72 years of marriage

prior to his passing in September

of 2021.

Born and raised in Malden, she

was the daughter of the late Ernest

and Winifred (Lavoie) DeCosta.

A resident of Peabody for over

54 years. She was a faithful parishioner

of St. Adelaide’s Church

in Peabody. Barbara enjoyed traveling

the world with her husband

while he was in the Air Force. She

was a devoted wife and was the

rock behind Kenneth. She loved

bowling and dancing with her love.

Above all, she adored her family

and she enjoyed spending time

with them. She was a loving wife,

mother, grandmother, great grandmother,

sister, aunt, and friend,

who will be missed by all who

knew her.

She is survived by her children,

Susan Mazzola and husband,

Ronald of Peabody, Donna Hopkins

Bourque and companion,

Ronald O’Rourke of Danvers, Kenneth

D. Hopkins and wife, Donna

of Peabody, and Karen Powers and

husband, Christopher of Boxford,

eight grandchildren, Melanie Erickson,

John Bourque and his wife,

Jina, Allani and Lyndsay Mazzola,

Ashton Hopkins, Kristin DeBaggis

and her husband Adam, Samuel

and Kenneth Powers, four great

granddaughters, Makenzie and

Charlotte Erickson, Julia Bourque

and Cecelia DeBaggis, and many

nieces and nephews.

She was predeceased by her

brothers, Manuel, Ernest, and Arthur

DeCosta, and her sisters, Mildred

Bryan and Winifred.

Service Information: Her funeral

Mass will be celebrated

at St. Adelaide’s Church, 708

Lowell St., Peabody, Wednesday,

June 22, 2022, at 10:30

a.m. Relatives and friends are

invited to attend. Visiting hours

at the Conway Cahill-Brodeur

Funeral Home, 82 Lynn St., Peabody,

Tuesday from 4 to 7 p.m.

Burial in Cedar Grove Cemetery,

Peabody. In lieu of flowers, contribution

may be made in her

memory to Alzheimer’s Association,

309 Waverley Oaks Road,

Waltham, MA 02452. For directions

and online guestbook,

please visit www.ccbfuneral.



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The Lynnfield Art Guild (LAG) has announced that local artist

Donna Barnes, whose work, A Feast of Fruit, is shown on the

right, will be LAG’s featured artist through August 9.

Art for Donna’s sake

By Anne MArie ToBin

The Lynnfield Art Guild

(LAG) has announced that local

artist Donna Barnes will be

LAG’s featured artist through

August 9.

Thirty-nine of her oil, acrylic

and watercolor paintings will be

displayed on the website, www.

lynnfieldarts.org for a six-week

period on the guild’s Members’

Art page.

“As far back as I can remember

I have always been

intrigued by the arts, even if

it was a coloring book and a

brand-new box of Crayolas,”

said Barnes.

Barnes’ introduction to

drawing and painting began

in the 1970’s in a Lynn public

school drawing class. As she

learned the skills involved with

drawing, both with pencil and

pastels, she said her eyes were

opened to the joy of creating on

paper with marking tools.

Barnes studied painting and

embraced oil paints. Over time

she settled into using mostly

acrylics and watercolor. Still

life has always been among her

favorite subjects.

“The process begins with setting

up objects to paint. I can

work on a still life for weeks,

always learning as I paint,”

Barnes said. “Landscapes

are another favorite subject,

working from life as well as

photos. I find such gratification

participating in the arts and

crafts, it all appeals to me. I also

paint on slates in acrylic and ran

a successful glass-painting business

for several years, painting

on a variety of everyday objects

such as wine glasses, vases, and

mailboxes. There are no limits

to what you can accomplish.”

A member of the Lynnfield

Art Guild and Peabody Art

Association, Barnes has studied

with Paulette Langone, Pauline

Bacon, and Paul Goodridge.

She is currently working with

Steve Greco (acrylic) and Bill

Deveney (watercolor).

“I’m grateful to both Lynn

and Lynnfield (as) in these two

cities I’ve had so many wonderful

teachers who have both

given me the tools and the inspiration

to paint,” Barnes said.

The Guild is proud to showcase

Donna Barnes’ work and

invites the public to check out its

website www.lynnfieldarts.org.

Visit the Guild’s Facebook and

Instagram pages (Lynnfieldarts)

to learn more about the premier

arts organization in Lynnfield.


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Three times is a charm for Water District

By Anne MArie ToBin

The Lynnfield Water District

(LWD)has received the 2022

Public Water System Award

from the Drinking Water

Program of the Massachusetts

Department of Environmental

Protection (Mass DEP).

The award is the third consecutive

for LWD, which was

recognized for outstanding

performance and achievement

in compliance. LWD received

one of the top scores

among all public systems in


“The district works daily to

achieve and maintain this level

of excellence in carrying out

its mission of protecting and

supplying safe, high-quality

water to its customers,” said

Superintendent Matthew

O’Connell, who accepted the

award for the district at a Mass

DEP awards ceremony at the

Devens Common Center in

Devens, MA on May 10.

LWD is located at 842 Salem

St. in South Lynnfield.

The LWD is bordered on

the north by the Lynnfield

Center, on the east by the city

of Peabody, on the south by

the city of Lynn and town of

Saugus and on the west by the

town of Wakefield. In addition,

the district also provides water

to over 90 percent of all commercial

customers in the town

of Lynnfield.

The mission of the LWD is to

provide reliable, cost-effective,

high-quality water and maintain

customer confidence.

For more information about

LWD, visit its website, www.





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Walking and talking Juneteenth

Photos | Joseph Brown

Lynnfield School Committeeman Phil McQueen was one of the

speakers at the Juneteenth ceremony on the common.

The Juneteenth walk in Lynnfield proceeds on Main Street

towards the common.

Volunteer Kate Iantosca plants a sign marking the beginning of the Storywalk –– an series of

signs explaining Juneteenth’s history.

A jogger passing through the common takes a moment to read the signs along the Storywalk.

State Sen. Brendan P. Crighton reads the town proclamation

honoring Juneteenth before offering his remarks on the holiday.


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