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Lynnfield honors its fallen on Memorial Day By Melanie Higgins


hanks to a rainy day, the scheduled ceremony commemorating Lynnfield’s fallen heroes took place inside the Lynnfield Middle School auditorium Monday. Yet the ceremony was still as poignant as ever. The Lynnfield High School and provided music, and veterans service director Bruce Siegel provided a gift to the town in honor of its fallen soldiers: a splendid painting commemorating one of the lesser known battles in the Korean War. Captain Leach, one of Lynnfield’s most decorated he-

roes, spoke at the ceremony as well. Heavily involved in the town himself, he emphasized community service, and spoke of his experiences serving in the U. S. Marine Corps. Selectman Chris Barrett gave a strong speech in tribute of our fallen heroes, and reminded the audience that freedom is not free – that it is paid for by the sacrifices of our fellow citizens who serve. “As proud Lynnfield Pioneers, let us never forget that many of those veterans who gave their lives so that this ‘government of the people, by the people, for the peo- U. S. Marine Capt. and Lynnfielder Charles Leach poses for a photo with his wife and children, his mother, Maria, father, Gary, and other family members during the town’s annual Memorial CELEBRATES | SEE PAGE 8 Day ceremony at Lynnfield Middle School Monday.



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Lynnfield History: Let there be light By Helen Breen Old town days Today it is difficult for us to imagine the simplicity of our town of 900 people just after the turn of the 20th century. Roads were unpaved and no public lighting existed. Cash for our farm families was usually in short supply, so it behooved them to keep public expenditures to a minimum. Each year from 1910-1913, Lynnfield hosted an Old Home Day “to welcome sons and daughters back … and provide a day of enjoyment and social pleasure to our Townspeople.”A gala Centennial Celebration was held in 1914.

To mark these occasions George C. Frolich, representing the Lynnfield Center Civic League, asked the Reading Electric Light Company to “put up a few lights around the Common.” Much to everyone’s surprise, it agreed. Lighting the way Local citizens loved the lights and “chipped in the necessary money” to keep them up a bit longer. Then the company sent a bill for $94.50 to maintain 12 lights for one year. Finally, the town fathers agreed to underwrite $25, with the League adding a donation. The remainder was raised by some local ladies who provided “a delightful May

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breakfast” so that “the financial cloud that hung heavily about us for so long was lifted.” The circuitous process of procuring the lights around the Common had taken some four years. In a short reflection contributed to the June 17, 1913, Old Home Day program, D. F. Parker apologized that the tax rate went up to secure the electricity. Of particular concern had been the lack of lighting at the railroad station on Summer Street (where Saint Paul’s Episcopal Church now stands). He recalled that a few years before “… someone on the evening train from Boston asked as to the whereabouts of

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Lynnfield and was told that when the train left Wakefield it‘plunged into outer darkness,’ and somewhere in that darkness was Lynnfield Center.” Lighting at the depot was somewhat improved, but still unsatisfactory, according to Parker. Railroad officials maintained that they were “running some trains that they know we need as a village, although these trains are unprofitable to run and that is all we should ask for the present.” Civic action About this time several so-

cial/civic groups were formed in town. Among the most ambitious of these organizations was the aforementioned Lynnfield Center Civic League, founded in 1907. By 1910 the group boasted 232 active members. According to“Lynnfield: A Heritage Preserved, 1895-1976” (Marcia Wilson Wiswall, ed.), the League was “truly remarkable and effective.” Its accomplishments included procuring train service to town, “walkways across the Common, a telephone exchange, new baseball field and tennis court, and the first horse drawn lawn mower owned by the town.” In effect, the League was the precursor to our present Planning Board. The installation of street lights in town remained the League’s crowning accomplishment. The battle to extend public lighting throughout the community continued at Town Meetings for several years thereafter. Parker then informed us regarding the lack of adequate lighting at the depot: “All that has passed, and we can tell our friends now that when the train emerges somewhere in that darkness – that is Lynnfield Center.” (From an article by D. F. Parker written in 1913, reprinted in the Lynnfield Historical Bulletin, November 1976.)

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Dalton rails against superintendent, schools Selectman’s Facebook post rattles parents, school district By Melanie Higgins


Facebook post by Selectman Dick Dalton earlier this month has caused quite the stir around town. Titled “REPUTATION AS A SUPERIOR DISTRICT QUESTIONED,” Dalton’s letter, which was posted on the night of May 20 and contained a number of inaccuracies, cited a number of purported and real issues in the school district which he claimed were reason to worry about the future of Lynnfield’s schools. The post comes as Lynnfield schools wrap up their school years and present their school improvement plans before the School Committee. Dalton spoke to a range of issues – from the school curriculum, to a number of lawsuits against the town schools, to U.S. News passing over Lynnfield in its latest “Best High Schools” rankings. Concerning the curriculum,

Dalton called out two books included in Lynnfield’s curriculum, past and present. He condemned the inclusion of a book for 9th graders called “Sexy” by Jhumpa Lahiri, a short story that includes themes such as sex and adultery, and which he described as “trash pornography.”He also condemned the book for its portrayal of the main character, a “teenager,” in Dalton’s words, having an affair with a married man – in truth, the character is 22 years old, a point that drew confusion from some on social media who responded to the post. Dalton also took issue with another book included in the Middle School curriculum – the now adapted Netflix series “13 Reasons Why.” The book deals with many teenage issues, but centers primarily on suicide. The 2007 novel, written by Jay Asher, follows a teenager’s life as she leaves a series of cassette tapes

to her friends describing the 13 reasons why she decides to take her life. The book has come into the spotlight recently as the adapted series shows explicit scenes involving suicide that have alarmed parents and administrators nationwide, including Lynnfield’s own. “Are complex issues such as suicide and adultery appropriate issues for 8th and 9th grade students?” Dalton asked. He also voiced concern that parents were not warned in advance. “Social media does not lend itself to meaningful discussion of important issues – but it can act as a catalyst for bringing issues to the forefront,” Dalton said. To date, the post has garnered nearly 30 responses and over 70 individual interactions. “While I may not agree with every point here, I do share some of these


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Plans for nearby marijuana facility go up in smoke Green Street spared traffic, dangers

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Lynnfield. That frightened many Green Street and nearby resihe medical marijuana zone dents, who feared that potenthat was slated for a sec- tial customers would get high tion of Peabody bordering Lyn- after visiting the dispensaries nfield is no more, the city says. and drive through their neighAt a meeting on Tuesday night borhood, endangering their chilof the Peabody City Council, the dren and families. city decided to strike the pro“We all depend on a safe, staposed zone from the map and ble environment to raise our relocate it to a different area. The family,” said Danielle Berdahn, proposed zone, which would Green Street resident and achave been located behind the tive voice against the original Lynnfield residents were in attendance at the May 25 Peabody City Holiday Inn off Route 1 in Pea- proposal. “The original pro- Council meeting to oppose the proposed medical marijuana zone. body, would have only been ac- posed zone would have dracessible through Green Street in matically and adversely af- fected the lives and homes of den of these type [sic] of facilmany decent people. Living ity, including traffic, trash and, with the uncertainty of people potentially, crime. We would ask potentially getting high and that you give the Lynnfield resdriving down our streets im- idents abutting this proposed paired, while our children play, zoning district the same conwould have been agonizing for sideration you are giving your the residents of this area.” own constituents and find a On May 22 the Board of Se- location that does not impact lectmen in Lynnfield discussed any residential districts, wheththe issue and presented a letter er in Peabody or a surrounding Over 50 years in business. that would be sent to the May- town,” the letter reads. We have access to over 40 carriers. or of Peabody, Edward BettenIt continues, “The residents find you the BEST VALUE for your insurance needs. court, Jr. “We understand Pea- of Green Street have suffered HOME • AUTO • LIFE • BUSINESS body’s desire to locate these enough with the traffic, lights, type [sic] of facilities away from and noise from the abutting Call us at: 781-593-9393 residential neighborhoods in business district in Peabody. Peabody in order to spare those They should not be asked to sufor email us: neighborhoods from the bur- fer additional impacts from the


proposed marijuana district.” At the meeting of the City Council in Peabody, Bettencourt addressed the issues and acknowledged the problems. He also said that he would be removing the issue from consideration, that there would be no facility at the proposed site. The mayor said that he visited the previous proposed zone, and after meeting with residents and seeing the area, realized that “they were absolutely right.” “I was immediately sympathetic to their concerns,”the mayor added. “My intention was to create a zone that limited the places where it could go in our city. I did not want it near neighborhoods, I did not want it near schools or parks. … The last thing I wanted to do was create something that affected our neighbors, the Town of Lynnfield.” “We consider Peabody a good friend to us, and I want to thank the mayor especially for being very proactive to the needs of the residents,” Lynnfield Board of Selectmen Chairman Chris Barrett said, thanking Bettencourt and the city of Peabody. “The fact that you guys paused, took a moment to consider the needs of Lynnfield, it’s something that we won’t forget.” “I can’t be more appreciative that they took into consideration our neighborhood,” Berdahn said. “I know we’re not part of Peabody, but we are neighbors, and it was very neighborly to think about us.” Lynnfield is still in the process of addressing marijuana within its own borders. It has repeatedly rejected any notion of bringing recreational marijuana facilities to the town, but currently allows medical marijuana facilities to operate, albeit in their own zone. The proposed facility must be located within the designated “commercial district,” which in Lynnfield is the extreme southwest corner of the town by Salem Street, containing Kimball Lane. There are currently no medical marijuana dispensaries in Lynnfield. The closest one nearby is in Salem.

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School response At the School Committee meeting on May 23, committee members addressed Dalton’s post in strong terms:“We are very disappointed that at no time did Mr. Dalton take the time to bring his concerns to the School Committee meeting, nor did he reach out to Superintendent Tremblay [Jane] or any member of the board.” Speaking on behalf of the schools, School Committee

Chairperson Timothy Doyle also addressed the inaccuracies, including Dalton’s claim that the inclusion of “13 Reasons Why” was a revelation. In fact the book has been on the Middle School’s reading list since 2013, and had been taken off last fall for reasons unrelated to the subject matter. He also pointed out that“13 Reasons Why” was optional reading and that parents were required to sign off on the book before handing it to their children. Doyle said that Dalton’s “insinuation” that the schools are “non-responsive to the needs of our students and the concerns of the parents and the community” is inaccurate:“We have zero tolerance for staff whose actions or inactions compromise the health, safety and welfare of our students or employees.” Concerning the Lahiri story, Doyle noted that the Pulitzer Prize–winning collection in which the story is included appears in top schools around the Commonwealth and country and is suggested under Common Core standards. He said that the story was not a“harlequin romance novel,” as Dalton characterized, but a story that “explores race, gender, class, and other parts of identity.” “The curriculum is designed to teach students how to navigate real life issues responsibly and appropriately,” he continued. “The committee, the superintendent and her administrative leadership team and our teachers work diligently to educate, nurture and protect our students. … The Lynnfield Public Schools are not perfect; however, the School Committee and superintendent Tremblay are com-




concerns and am glad you are opening up discourse,” wrote one, Bill Gardner. Christine Feeney Breslow said that she was “very thankful we have a selectman asking all the right questions and making certain the taxpayers are aware of recent situations.” “The common thread is all three issues call into question our school department,”wrote Jacqui Doucette Driscoll. Others were not as appreciative of the post. “What a disappointment that Mr. Dalton chose to air his issues on social media,” said Town Moderator Arthur Bourque III. “Learn the facts before you trash someone’s reputation particularly a Superintendent that has been faced with some pretty difficult situations during her tenure.” “As a Lynnfield parent and a school librarian with 15 years experience in several other districts, I absolutely DO NOT want the reading material that has been thoughtfully selected by highly trained and professional educators to be CENSORED in any way by other parents in town,” wrote Alison Pierce-Connelly. “Censorship is not the answer.”

mitted to achieving excellence as a district.” On the subject of the lawsuits against the town that Dalton mentioned, Doyle called one of them “inaccurate.” Dalton had claimed that one Lynnfield teacher had successfully sued the town for $400,000. The Advocate was unable to immediately verify that information. The other lawsuit is an open case against the town by a former METCO employee who was terminated as the result of an incident on a bus last November. Doyle concluded by imploring concerned residents to reach out directly to the School Committee rather than making “blanket statements” on social media platforms. In an email, Middle School Principal Stephen Ralston responded to “13 Reasons Why” and the issue of mature titles. “There is always the goal to identify novels that are engaging and touch upon relevant themes,” Ralston wrote, echoing Tremblay’s point that the novels, when containing sensitive material, always include a note home for parents. The committee also addressed Dalton’s other claims, including the idea that Lynnfield’s schools are in decline. Speaking to the U.S. News report, Tremblay said that the schools were not included not because they did not perform well enough, but because “we simply did not apply.” Tremblay gave no further detail. On the subject of school performance, Tremblay praised the schools and pledged to help improve the Middle School, which is lagging behind at Level 2. “We will continue to work on that diligently, as will the administration and the incredible teachers at the Middle School.”

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Beacon Hill Roll Call By Bob Katzen THE HOUSE AND SENATE: Beacon Hill Roll Call records local senators’ and representatives’ votes on roll calls from the week of May 22-26.

“No” vote is against the ban.) Rep. Stephan Hay Yes Rep. Bradley Jones No Rep. Theodore Speliotis Yes Rep. Thomas Walsh Yes

PROHIBIT PRISONERS FROM WORKING OUT-OFSTATE (H 3034) House 120-35, approved and sent to the Senate a bill that would prohibit prisoners in Massachusetts from working out of state. Supporters said these prisoners should remain in Massachusetts and cited the success of inmates’ work in Bay State communities including the one in Bristol County which has saved taxpayers $1.3 million annually. They noted that current law might be designed to ban this practice but it is vague and needs to be clarified by this bill. Opponents said current law already prohibits this practice. They questioned why the House is working on a solution in search of a problem while the state deficit is growing and there are many more important pieces of legislation to consider. This controversy was started back in January by Bristol County Sheriff Thomas Hodgson who has said that he would like to help the construction of the wall by sending inmates from the Bristol County House of Correction to the south and help with the construction President Donald Trump’s U.S. - Mexico border wall. The bill was supported by the 9-member Trump Administration Working Group that was created to provide guidance on how the Legislature should respond to the actions of the Trump Administration and help find possible legislative responses and solutions. The group, created by House Speaker Bob DeLeo (D-Winthrop), has a mission to determine the local consequences of Trump’s actions with the focus on economic stability, health care, higher education and the state’s most vulnerable residents. All nine members of the group are Democratic legislators. The group is co-chaired by Reps. Patricia Haddad (D-Somerset) and Ronald Mariano (D-Quincy). (A “Yes” vote is for the ban. A

STUDY THE EFFECTS AND COST OF THE PRISONER BAN (H 3034) House 38-117, rejected a GOP-sponsored alternative bill that would replace the ban with a study of the effect of prisoner work programs, reciprocity agreements between the state and neighboring states and the costs or savings associated with restricting such programs. The 13-member study committee would report its findings and recommendations to the Legislature by October 1. Supporters of the study said the bill is unnecessary because current law already bans this practice. They argued that a study of the effects of this ban and of someday lifting the ban should both be examined by the study committee. Opponents of the study said this is a move by Republicans to essentially kill the bill. They said current law is a little vague and that the bill would make it clear that there is a ban on this practice. Ironically, Republicans were the ones who made the motion to study the bill, a move that would’ve prohibited a vote on the original bill banning the use of Bay State prisoners in other states. Usually, it is the Democrats who propose to kill a bill and avoid a direct vote on it by proposing a study. The Republicans said they were serious about a study and were not trying to avoid a vote on the ban itself. (A “Yes” vote is for the study. A “No” vote is against it.) Rep. Stephan Hay No Rep. Bradley Jones Ye Rep. Theodore Speliotis No Rep. Thomas Walsh No $45.5 MILLION SUPPLEMENTAL BUDGET (H 3718) House 153-1, approved and sent to the Senate a $45.5 million supplemental budget for fiscal year 2017. Provisions include $15 million for the Department of Correction to cover the payroll for the month of June; $14 million for snow and ice remov-

al; and $1.5 million for staffing the state’s summer pools. Supporters said the package is a balanced one that helps close out the books on fiscal 2017 and funds necessary programs while continuing fiscal responsibility. They said this is a lot less money than many supplemental budgets but it is money that must be spent to ensure snow plow contractors are paid in a timely fashion and that prison and pool staff are paid. The lone opponent said that the state currently has a $500 million shortfall and argued that the budget process needs major reforms and more transparency so that taxpayers know how their money is being spent. He noted there is no firm figure on the amount of money being spent on illegal immigrants but estimates run as high as almost $2.5 billion. He argued that spending on MassHealth has increased from $8 billion to $16 billion in eight years and 30 percent of the state’s population is on subsidized health care. (A “Yes” vote is for the budget. A “No” vote is against it.) Rep. Stephan Hay Yes Rep. Bradley Jones Yes Rep. Theodore Speliotis Yes Rep. Thomas Walsh Yes $40.4 BILLION FISCAL 2018 BUDGET (S 3) Senate 38-0, approved a $40.4 billion fiscal 2018 budget. Over a 3-day period, the Senate added an estimated $50 million to the budget and considered and voted on more than 1,000 proposed amendments. All but one of the amendments which were voted on by a recorded roll call (in which people can see how their senator voted,)

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were not controversial and were approved unanimously -- garnering the support of all Democratic and Republican senators. Conversely there were many controversial amendments that that were decided by voice votes or standing votes -- neither of which allows you to see how an individual senator voted. Some of the amendments approved without a roll call vote were ones to increase the tax on flavored cigars; hike from $20 to $45 the Registry of Deeds fee that funds the Community Preservation Act Trust Fund; and eliminate the $80 per month parole fee charged to prisoners who are on parole. Some of the amendments rejected without a roll call were ones to reduce the sales tax from 6.25 percent to 5 percent; reduce the income tax from 5.1 to 5 percent; and establish a two-day sales tax holiday in August Supporters said the budget is a fiscally responsible and balanced one that makes vital investments in the state while continuing fiscal responsibility. The House has approved a different version of the budget. A House-Senate conference committee will hammer out a compromise version. (A “Yes” vote is for the budget.) Sen. Joan Lovely Yes Sen. Thomas McGee Yes REIMBURSE REGIONAL SCHOOL TRANSPORTATION COSTS (S 3) Senate 38-0, approved an amendment increasing funding for the reimbursement of regional school transportation costs by $1,250,000 - from

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Selectmen’s Meeting Room could get a new name By Melanie Higgins


he Board of Selectmen is weighing the idea of renaming their meeting room after one of the town’s most prominent citizens. The room, which is located on the second floor of the Merritt Center (named after town father Al Merritt) does not currently have a name. Selectmen conduct the majority of their business in that room, which regularly draws many members of town. Selectmen floated the idea at their May 23 meeting of renaming the room after “town father”Joe Maney, Sr. Maney, as the board members pointed out, has been and remains a huge contributor to the town in many

Tom Westmoreland’s band of LHS students plays a tribute while veterans salute.

Selectmen are considering renaming their meeting room after “town father” and longtime public servant Joe Maney, Sr. (Courtesy photo)




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Capt. Charles Leach addresses the Memorial Day attendees, Fr. Paul Ritt offers the Blessing. Selectman Chris Barrett gave thanking the veterans for their a speech and reflected on the service and the community for lives lost of Lynnfield soldiers. their attendance.

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ple, shall not perish from the earth’ proudly called Lynnfield their beloved home and now their final resting place is forever a sacred reminder to us that our very own were instrumental in the Cause for Liberty. “ Bar-

rett said. “It’s up to us to remain dedicated every day to honoring their memory because they lost their lives in order that we may live in country that is full of peace and prosperity.” Following a blessing by Father Paul Ritt, the town also

acknowledged its honor roll of fallen veterans. Listed off by Lynnfield’s youngest citizens, the town reflected on the following lives lost in service of our country: Vietnam War: Allan H. Jor-



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THE LYNNFIELD ADVOCATE – Friday, June 2, 2017 Pictured at left, Lynnfield’s Bill Wilkinson speaks about the painting given to the town titled “Off to the Chosin”, the painting commemorates one of the lesser known battles in the Korean War. According to Veterans affairs director Bruce Siegel, officials will soon announce where the painting will take its designated place in Lynnfield. The caption on the painting reads: “With 150,000 horsepower churning, the USS Leyte steams into the wind to launch her fighter aircraft. Four hundred miles away, in the mountains of the Chosin Reservoir, the Marines and their Army brethren are surrounded by two Chinese armies, outnumbered ten to one, they must fight their way out. To answer their call, the U.S. 7th fleet closed dangerously close the coast to launch the Corsairs of the “Fighting VF-32”. All thirtytwo planes will deliver air strikes against the enemy to help turn the tide in the most dire battle of the Korean War.”

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ways, earning him the title “Mr. Lynnfield.” Maney served on the Board of Selectmen (from 1968 to 1974), was a town moderator for 18 years (the longest ever) and was Town Manager for 12 years, from 1992-2003. Maney is the father of Joe Maney, Jr., the town’s current Fields Manager. “There hasn’t been anyone in this town who has had a larger impact on the town than Joe Maney Sr,” said Board of Selectmen Chairman Chris Barrett. “I can’t think of anyone more deserving for that honor,” Selectman Phil Crawford rejoined. The town does not take the

naming of facilities lightly. At the May 15 meeting of the board they voted to adopt a“naming of town facilities policy”that opts to name facilities“sparingly.”The idea came up after a townsperson submitted an article for town meeting asking people to consider renaming the Middle School. The proposal was to rename the Middle School after the only Lynnfield firefighter to perish in the line of duty, Alan C. Melanson. (The item was removed from consideration at the request of Melanson’s widow.) Selectmen will take up the matter at a public hearing in the near future.

BEACON | from page 7 ilies. The cabinet would include many of Gov. Charlie Baker’s current chief secretaries and commissioners including the secretaries of education, health and human services and administration and finance. Also included are the commissioners of early education and care, elementary and secondary education and higher education. The cabinet would be required to submit a report of its findings and recommendations by March 1, 2018. Amendment suppor ters said there are many state agencies that serve children and this new group will help coordinate their efforts to ensure children, youth and families are getting the best services possible. (A “Yes” vote is for the amendment). Sen. Joan Lovely Yes Sen. Thomas McGee Yes

Senate 38-0, approved an amendment allowing the closest surviving relative of a soldier who qualifies for the Massachusetts Medal of Liberty to be eligible for the medal. Current law only allows the medal to go to the spouse, children, siblings or parents. The medal is awarded by the governor to families of Bay State service men and women killed in action or who died in service while in a combat area or who died as a result of wounds received in action. Amendment supporters cited the example of a nephew of a Korean War veteran who was not allowed to receive the medal under current law. They argued the law should be changed to ensure that some family member receives the medal. (A “Yes” vote is for the amendment.) Sen. Joan Lovely Yes Sen. Thomas McGee Yes

RETROACTIVE BENEFITS FOR GOLD STAR FAMILIES (S 3) Senate 38-0, approved an amendment allowing Gold Star Families to be eligible for a $2,000 annual benefit retroactive to the date of the soldier’s death. Current law only pays the benefits from the date on which the family applies for them. Amendment suppor ters said many families take a while after the soldier’s death to apply because they are grieving. They argued that denying these retroactive benefits is cruel and unfair to these families whose child made the ultimate sacrifice for this nation. (A “Yes” vote is for the amendment.) Sen. Joan Lovely Yes Sen. Thomas McGee Yes

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Lynnfield High School Class of 2017 Senior Prom At the Boston Harbor Hotel

Valentina Russo and Gianluca Maffei.

Kane Nugent and Mike Federico.

Liz Reed and Nick Zhang.

Kathleen Hamm and Chris Kinslieh.

Jessica Badger and John Lynch.

Matt Collins and Sarah Norton.

Caroline Buckley, Jimmy Whelan, Gianna Leone, David Mineo, Lila Alaka, and Evan Moore.

William Klotzbier and Lauren Maloney.

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Lynnfield High School Cl

Jillian Zahar and Marcus Zeraschi.

Isabella Floramo and Brian Basilesco.

Lilli Patterson and Nathan Drislane.

Yasmeen Abdalla and Tamer Abedrabbo.

Anthony Metrano and Allie Wing.

Kingsley Corona and Gracie Sperling.

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ass of 2017 Senior Prom

Brandon Tammaro and Morgan Roccia.

Cameron DeGeorge and Lindsay Kenyon.

Brianna Weir and Tom Powers.

Rebecca Simonetti and Ryan Freitas.

Mike Landau and Alyssa Stelman.

Pete Look and Liv Pascucci.

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Lynnfield High School Class of 2017 Senior Prom At the Boston Harbor Hotel

Declan Burt and Toni DiGiovanni.

Erika Glowik and Zack Huynh.

Mary Zheng and Max Lang.

Kristen Cave and Andrew Robins.

Mike Stellato and Jaylin Grabau.

Alex Boustris and Mia Ford.

Chris Burke and Olivia Berardino.

Katelyn Boehner and Scott Sullivan.

Ryan and Linda Kyes. (Advocate photos by Ross Scabin)

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~ Advocate Sports ~ Pioneers baseball team begins postseason Sunday at home Lynnfield secures third seed in Division 3 North with an 18-2 record

By Joe Mitchell


he Lynnfield High School (182, third seed) is getting ready for the Division 3 North state tournament, which begins for them at home on Sunday, June 4, against the winner of the SaugusNorth Reading preliminary round game that takes place Saturday in North Reading, starting at 4 p.m. The winner of that game will head to Lynnfield the next day to face the Pioneers at the same time in a first-round match-up. The Hornets are the 14th seed with a 10-10 record, while the Sachems are 8-12 as the 19th seed. Whittier Tech and Latin Academy own the top two spots in the sectional tournament. The Lynnfield boys wrapped up their Cape Ann League regular season slate last Tuesday, May 23, against those same Hornets, and they defeated their North Reading counterparts, 9-2. The Kinney Division champions sent

Before their closing game of the regular season, Coach John O’Brien honored the 10 Pioneers for the immense contributions they have made to the program the last four years. The graduating Pioneers baseball seniors are, from left to right, are, (top row) Michael Stellato, Jr., Kyle Hawes, Andre Padovani, Bryant Dana, Matthew Collins, Alexander Boustris, (bottom row), Nicholas Aslanian, Justin Juliano, Thomas Powers, and Michael Federico. (Advocate file photo)

Nick Aslanian to the mound to to go all seven innings to secure hits and one walk. Cooper Marenface the Hornets, and proceeded the win after allowing just two gi blasted a three-run homer to

help pace the offensive attack. The Pioneers eventually broke the game open with four runs in the sixth. It was a relatively close 5-2 game for the first five innings. Before the game, Coach John O’Brien honored the 10 seniors on the roster for the immense contributions they have made to the program the last four years: Alex Boustris, Matt Collins, Bryant Dana, Mike Federico, Kyle Hawes, Justin Juliano, Andre Padovani, Tom Powers, Mike Stellato and Aslanian. Lynnfield completed the regular season with non-league games against perennial postseason powers in Belmont and Reading. They lost to the Marauders, 5-2, but defeated the Rockets, 3-1. The local nine was scheduled to face host Lexington on Wednesday, May 31 (after press deadline) for another tune-up before the state tournament begins on Sunday.

Lynnfield girls’ tennis team gets ready for the postseason with three more wins By Joe Mitchell


he Lynnfield High School girls’ tennis team got ready for Thursday’s (June 1) start of the state tournament with three more wins to wrap up the regular season with a 16-1 overall record and another Cape Ann League championship. On Tuesday, May 23, the Lynnfield girls shut out Austin Prep, 5-0. Sarah Mezini showed no ill effects from her weekend at the North sectional individual state tournament, while continuing to overpower another first-singles opponent in straight sets, 6-0, 6-1. Camie Foley got off to a slow start against her backboard opponent, trailing 4-1 in the first set, before winning 11 of the next 12 games to win the match, 7-5, 6-0. Katie Nevils combined her topspin ground strokes and drop shots to frustrate her thirdsingles foe, 6-2, 6-2. Katie Nugent and Alexa Vittiglio, the newly formed first-doubles tandem, had little difficulty picking up a win, 6-0, 6-1. The second doubles team of Laura Mucci and Allison Carey came from behind in the first set, trailing 4-2, to steal it in a tiebreaker, and then they repeated the action after going down 3-2 in the second set to win the overall match, 7-6, 6-3. Austin Prep was a quality opponent, coming into last week’s contest as the Catholic Conference champions with a 15-0 record, and it was definitely a precursor of what could be a mem-

Camie Foley was a powerhouse for the Pioneers against Ipswich last Wednesday, winning 12 of her 13 singles games. (Advocate file photos)

orable state tournament for the Pioneers. Lynnfield then took on Ipswich last Wednesday, May 24, and promptly defeated the Tigers, 4-1. Coach Craig Stone gave Mezini the day off after an exhausting few weeks, but Foley then seamlessly stepped up to take her place at first singles, and was equal to the task by winning 12 of 13 games. Nevils followed suit, taking Foley’s place at second singles, and had the same winning results, 6-1, 6-0. Nugent made a rare singles appearance at the third spot, and had a very competitive match, only to lose the heartbreaker, 3-6, 2-6. Mucci and Carey moved up to first doubles, and after a couple of previously close matches they were in control of this encounter from start to finish, 6-0, 6-2. The Rachels – Strout and Collins – combined in second doubles for an eventful first set marathon loss in a tiebreaker, before dom-

inating the next two to secure the win, 6-7, 6-1, 6-1. “It wasn’t Senior Day, but we still fielded an all senior lineup for the first time this season,” said Stone. “We graduate eight seniors this year, so it was nice to get most of them in the lineup together one more time before the regular season ends.” The Lynnfield girls experienced the same winning results against non-league Marblehead last Thursday to complete the regular season. Mezini, looking to end the regular season with a perfect record, returned to the starting lineup and battled Michelle Shub, who had also not lost a match this season. The two aces exchanged ground strokes at the speed of light, according to Stone, with each hitting their fair share of winners. However, it was Mezini who was able to come through in the clutch to prevail, 6-3, 6-1. Foley then continued to impress at second singles. She

Sarah Mezini overpowered her Austin Prep singles opponents last Tuesday in straight sets, 6-0, 6-1.

trailed, 2-0, in the first set, but then rallied for the win. She also trailed, 1-0, in the second set, but that certainly didn’t deter her from winning the overall match, 6-4, 6-1. Nevils was untouchable in third singles while dictating the pace of the match to win going away, 6-0, 6-0. The first doubles team of Nugent and Vittiglio fought to deuce several times in the first set, only to come up empty. Then in the second set, they seemed to find a rhythm, but the undefeated Marblehead twosome just had too many correct answers to combat it in order to wrap up the win in straight sets, 0-6, 3-6. Carey and Mucci held on for a close first set win in second doubles, but lost focus in the second, only to come back to cap-

ture a third set super tiebreaker to come away with the victory, 6-4, 0-6, 10-5. This match was played indoors at Bass River Tennis Center, due to the inclement weather, once again. Only one and a half sets separated the teams, so the coaches agreed that if the players split sets they would play a super tiebreaker in the third and deciding set, and it ended up being Marblehead’s first loss of the season (19-1). “We played our best tennis this year in this match against Marblehead from top to bottom,” said Stone. “It was a great way to end the regular season against a great team, and, hopefully, this catapults us into the tournament season and we continue to play the type of tennis that we are capable of playing.”

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LHS Girls Varsity Lacrosse Senior Night

Rob, Dawn, Caroline, Abby, Sharon, and Don Buckley.

Jeff, Nancy, Rachel, and Dayle DiTullio, with Shirley and Michael Morelli.

David, Lilli, and Mei Patterson.

Tanya, Lucia, Tia, and Michael Johnson.

Elaine, Lila, and Gus Alaka.

(Advocate photos by Ross Scabin)

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LHS Boys Varsity Baseball Senior Night

Justin Juliano with parents, Lisa and Michael.

Nick Aslanian with parents, Julia and Ray.

Bryant Dana with parents, Lisa and Michael Federico with parents, Lisa and Tony. Bob Dana.

Mike Stellato with parents, Susan and Mike.

Andre Padovani with parents Matt with his father, Mark Carmelina and Walter. Collins.

Kyle Hawes with his mother, Tom Powers with parents Annie and Matt Alex Boustris with mom, Malia, brother, Nick, and father, Jim Boustris. Rhonda. Powers. (Advocate photos by Ross Scabin)

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~ Advocate Sports ~



Girls’ lacrosse team tunes up for the postseason with decisive win over North Reading By Joe Mitchell


he Lynnfield High School girls’ lacrosse team is the eighth seed in the Division 2 North state tournament, and they opened up the postseason against visiting St. Mary’s of Lynn, the ninth seed, in a first-round game on May 31 (after press deadline). Both teams had identical 13-5 records going into the game. If the home team wins, they would take on the winner of the Gloucester-Newburyport game in a North quarterfinal round match-up; time and date TBA. The Lynnfield girls warmed up for the postseason by totally dismantling North Reading, 14-3, on May 24. It was Senior Night for the Lady Pioneers, and all five available seniors saw playing time. But Lynnfield was without senior defender Alyssa Stelman, who was in Tennessee competing in the Destination Imagination finals, but her classmates Lila Alaka, Caroline Buckley, Rachel DiTullio, Tia Johnson

Lilli Patterson lead the offense in the Pioneers’ domination of North Reading May 24, scoring four of the team’s 14 goals. (Advocate file photo)

and Lilli Patterson picked up the pace in her absence. The game itself was competitive early on with Lynnfield holding a 5-2 lead halfway through the first frame. But then the Pioneers broke it open, scoring seven straight goals to close out the half with a 12-2 advantage. Tacking on two more early on in the second half to push the lead to 14-2, Lynnfield then

played a ball control game, ultimately giving up one final goal as time expired. Patterson led the team on offense with four goals and an assist plus five groundballs and four caused turnovers. DiTullio scored her first varsity goal on a pretty shot to the top right corner of the cage, and she also forced a turnover and picked up a groundball. Buckley controlled the draw circle, winning seven of them, while also being credited with a pair of caused turnovers and three groundballs. Johnson scored her second goal of the season, and she contributed throughout the game on offense and the re-defend. Senior captain and defender Lila Alaka played a solid, unselfish all-around game, passing up scoring opportunities in the second half for the benefit of the team, according to coach Ethan Blanchette, who hopes his squad has a long postseason championship run throughout the next couple of weeks.



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his past Tuesday, May 30, 2017, the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Cour t (SJC) handed down a pretty big blow to MassHealth by ruling in favor of the appellants. The SJC decided to hear the Daley case and the Nadeau case at the same time as the issues in both cases were so intricately related. This favorable decision was due to the endless work by members of the Massachusetts Chapter of the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys as well as assistance from the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys and the Massachusetts Real Estate Bar Association. The Daley case involved the transfer of a remainder interest in real estate into an irrevocable trust with a retained life estate in the deed itself on the part of the applicant. The Nadeau case involved simply a transfer of the entire fee simple interest in real estate into an irrevocable trust without a retention of a life estate in the deed itself on the part of the applicant. The court held in both cases that the real estate housed in each of the irrevocable trusts was not a countable asset and reve r s e d t h e p r i o r j u d g ments that were in favor of MassHealth. As a re sult, the applicants should now become eligible for MassHealth benefits. In other words, these trusts have passed muster insofar as the highest court in the land is concerned. MassHealth had presented what I believe to have been an outrageous argument by claiming that the Health Care Financing Agency (HCFA) Transmittal 64 in effect contained language that should lead to

the conclusion that a right to use, occupy and possess real estate held in an irrevocable trust was a “payment” to a MassHealth applicant/ nursing home resident. The SJC rebuked MassHealth’s argument unequivocally. In a nutshell. The SJC stated a use and occupancy right does not rise to the level of a Trustee being able to sell the underlying real estate and use the net sales proceeds therefrom to pay for nursing home care. The SJC also indicated that a reserved life estate in and of itself does not render the underlying real estate a “countable” asset for MassHealth eligibility purposes. It went on to say, regarding the Daley Trust, that the remainder interest that was transferred into the irrevocable trust itself was not a “countable” asset as well. It is great news for elderly applicants who have placed their home in an irrevocable trust that included a provision for use and occupancy. The SJC could have gone a lot further in setting MassHealth straight on many other issues pertaining to irrevocable trusts. My guess is MassHealth will continue to try to attack irrevocable trusts by pivoting to the next absurd argument. Therefore, the fight is not over and will most likely continue. However, this was a big step in the right direction. The decision was just released as this column was written so members of the elder bar (including me) will spend many months digesting it and of course revising trust provisions accordingly. Hopefully, these two decisions along with the previously-decided Heyn appellate court case will at least make MassHealth think twice before making an unreasonable and legally-flawed argument in an attempt to attack an otherwise properly drafted irrevocable trust. The Massachusetts elder bar should be commended for such voracious advocacy on behalf of the elderly community.

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LCWD Outside Water Use Restriction The Lynnfield Center Water District has a year round watering restriction. By order of the Mass Department of Environmental Protection, sprinkler use is permitted 5:00PM to 9:00PM on even numbered calendar days only. A hand held hose may be used at any time. Violations of the restrictions are subject to a fine or fines. Excess watering outside of this time period causes low pressure affecting both Fire Protection and everyday use. Further restrictions may be imposed by the Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection and will be posted on the District web site www.LCWD.US and published in local newspapers. Customers are cautioned that excessive outside water use will result in a very high water bill due to the tiered water rates that are intended to promote conservation per Mass DEP. Constance E. Leccese, Chairwoman Board of Water Commissioners Lynnfield Center Water District 83 Phillips Road Lynnfield, MA 01940 +1.781.334.3901 www.LCWD.US

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Pleasure Island Walking Tour on Sunday, June 4 The Advocate HOROSCOPE Aries (March 21-April 20): Your head was likely in the clouds most of this week, so ground yourself back down to earth this weekend. Double-check your calendar and make sure you didn’t miss any important birthdays or events that might require an apology. Start off next week super organized and you’ll get it all done (even though it seems impossible!). Taurus (April 21-May 20): Observe closely this week where you give energy and where you receive. There is a good chance you are allowing someone to take and take and take from you without giving anything back, which isn’t like you, which tells me it’s family. Put your foot down and demand some more help on their end! Gemini (May 21-June 20): Your natural Gemini nature might get the best of you this weekend and next week, causing you to flip back and forth with your personality. One second you’ll want to be in a big crowded place, the next you’ll want to hide at home with the windows shut. The only way to handle these kinds of ups and downs is to not make plans too far ahead of time!


n Sunday, June 4, Friends of Pleasure Island President Bob McLaughlin will conduct a free walking tour of the former Pleasure Island amusement park site at Edgewater Office Park, which is located off Audubon Road in Wakefield (Rte.

128, Exit 42). The tour will be held from 10:00 a.m. to noon, rain or shine. This event is open to the public and does not require reservations. Participants will meet in the first parking lot on the left after entering Edgewater Office Park.

Cancer (June 21-July 22): Friends and family might overstay their welcome or demand too much this weekend. Don’t allow anyone to steal your time or resources!! Especially if they aren’t the type to show true gratitude. Put up some boundaries and even use a white lie if needed; you are likely to need some relaxation, not stress right now!

For more information about this tour or other events celebrating the unique history of Pleasure Island, please contact Bob McLaughlin at bob@ Leo (July 23-August 22): This weekend you are likely to feel very, or go to www.friendsofpleasuredrained and not yourself. Surrounding yourself with people and enthusiasm could be just the fix – maybe a concert or event in the city? Partying and letting loose will have you feeling 100% by Monday. Just say no next week when a self-centered friend asks you for yet another favor.

Master Plan Committee hosts Volunteer Fair on June 7


n response to the many people who expressed interest in volunteering for the Town of Lynnfield in the recent Online Community Survey, the Master Plan Committee will host a Volunteer Fair on June 7 from 6 to 8:30 p.m. at California Pizza Kitchen, which is located at MarketStreet. Free

pizza and beverages (nonalcoholic) will be offered, and information on volunteer roles in each department (or board or committee) will be available. Those who are curious about volunteering should drop in to meet current volunteers and staff from town de-

partments and learn how to become involved in the town. Enjoy an evening of networking and conversation and find out how you can connect with the causes that interest you most. Make a difference in Lynnfield! This event is free and open to the public.

MarketStreet Lynnfield announces Summer Celebrations, a summer-long series with fitness, music and movies, beginning May 3 MarketStreet Lynnfield announces Summer Celebrations, an outdoor series of events and activities featuring everything from fitness classes to movie nights to pooch socials. Summer Celebrations will run May 3 through August 22, taking place on The Green and in Market Square. All activities and events in the series are complimentary. MarketStreet Lynnfield is located at 600 Market St. in Lynnfield ( Th e co m p l e te M a r k e tStreet Summer Celebration 2017 calendar is below. Yappy Hour Series on The Green June 7, July 12 and August 9 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. The Yappy Hour Series will benefit a local dog rescue operation and feature doggy vendor tables, a photo booth, Instagram dog celebrities, and activities and entertainment for dog owners and their four-legged friends. The Yappy Hour Se-

ries is in partnership with Music in the Slobbr and PolkaDog Bak- Square Series ery. Every Thursday in June 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. Athleta Sunday Fitness In June, MarketStreet LynSeries on The Green nfield will feature live muEvery Sunday from until Oc- sic from popular local bands tober 23 from the surrounding North 10:00 a.m. Shore region. The schedule Each week, different lo- is below. cal studios will offer comJune 1 – Classified (clasplimentary classes through sic hits from the 60’s, 70’s Athleta’s Sunday Fitness Se- and 80’s) ries. Classes will range from June 8 – The Shana Stack barre to yoga to boot camp; Band (country hits) updates will be available June 22 – S cooby Snax through Athleta’s social me- (party covers) dia pages. June 29 – Wildfire (Top 40, rock, dance) Lululemon Thirsty Thursday Fitness Outdoor Movie Nights Series on The Green on The Green Every Thursday from June 1 August 1, August 8, August to August 31 15 and August 22 6:30 p.m. Movies Start at sundown Each week, different loMarketStreet Lynnfield cal studios will offer compli- will screen family-friendly mentary classes through Lu- flicks every Tuesday in Aululemon’s Thirsty Thursday gust. The schedule is below. Fitness Series. Classes will August 1 – “Trolls” range from barre to yoga August 8 – “Moana” to boot camp; updates will August 15 – “The Lego Batbe available in-store at Lu- man Movie” lulemon. August 22 – “Sing”

Virgo (August 23-September 22): You are always a busy bee, Virgo, but this week and next you might feel like your head is spinning off. Most of these tasks, though, were taken on by choice, and therefore might leave family/friends feeling like they come second if you cancel plans with them. Be sure to make time for what really matters. (Hint: It’s not your job.) Libra (September 23-October 22): When drama starts to brew this week, nip it in the butt right away. Don’t stoop to the level of those around you and give into the he said/she said junk – go right to the source and present only facts. Keeping things professional will keep you out of the fire, and also looking much more mature than your childish coworkers! Scorpio (October 23-November 22): This weekend Mars entering fellow water sign Cancer will have you craving adventure and new hobbies. You might also develop a little too much confidence as far as spending goes. Be easy on your wallet but don’t turn down any activity opportunities! Sagittarius (November 23-December 21): Make sure to dot you i’s and cross your t’s this week and next, Sagittarius. Little details are likely to slip your mind, causing bigger problems in the long run. Slow yourself down and you won’t forget anything! What’s the rush anyways? Capricorn (December 22-January 19): You might find yourself in a very fragile state lately, ready to breakdown over even small things. Let it all out, Capricorn, there are probably quite a few things you have suppressed that are causing you to act this way. Don’t beat yourself up – in fact, you might be the source of all this pressure … Aquarius (January 20-February 19): Proud is a good word for you this week and next. Now is an important time to celebrate graduations and other big events in the lives of those around you. Pay attention to them and be generous with your gifts; you were likely the one who watched them tackle so many great challenges! Pisces (February 20-March 20): Don’t offer time or money you don’t have just because you feel bad. Giving away resources you yourself are going to need isn’t smart, not to mention there is a good chance that those complaining around you are actually okay. They are just dramatic, and you, overly sympathetic – a lethal combination!

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