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Lynnfield Troop 48 honors seven new Eagle Scouts

Municipal audit firm applauds town’s FY17 finances By Christopher Roberson


Shown at Troop 48’s newest Eagle Scout honorees, from left to right, are Jack Madden, Joseph Mackey, Zachary Boone, Gerald Hinch, Alex Ichimura, Jamie Kassiotis and Kevin Travers. (Courtesy photo)


oy Scouts of America (BSA) Troop 48, which was chartered by the Centre Congregational Church in Lynnfield, celebrated its newest seven Eagle Scout honorees on Sunday, May 6. Zachary Boone, Gerald Hinch, Alex Ichimura, Jamie Kassiotis, Joseph Mackey, Jack Madden

and Kevin Travers each were presented their Eagle Scout Badges. During the Court of Honor ceremony, the Eagle Scouts received their BSA Eagle Scout certificates along with proclamations from the Lynnfield Board of Selectmen presented by Chairman Richard Dalton, Massa-

chusetts State Representative Brad Jones, Massachusetts State Senator Brendan Creighton and Elks Lodge Exalted Ruler Keith Rhoades. These seven young men are part of a proud Eagle Scout tra-


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ackary Fentross, an audit supervisor at Melanson Heath, praised town officials for striving to keep Lynnfield in a secure financial position. Following his audit of the town’s monetary activities for fiscal year 2017, Fentross called attention to Lynnfield’s net obligation of $36.9 million for Other PostEmployment Benefits (OPEB) and the $634,941 balance in the OPEB Trust Fund. “This is a hot topic for bond rating agencies right now,” Fentross said during the May 14 Board of Selectmen meeting, adding that Lynnfield’s historical OPEB contribution of $200,000 per year is sufficient – “They’re not looking for large contributions, but steady contributions.” Selectman Christopher Barrett asked if the town’s contribution was “aggressive enough.”

“You’re right in line with other communities,” said Fentross. “I have communities that haven’t started an OPEB fund.” However, he did not want to make any comments about adjusting the contribution, as that is the board’s decision. “I don’t want to overstep our bounds,” said Fentross. He also spoke highly of the town’s AA+ credit rating issued by Standard & Poor’s Financial Services. “Having a AA+ is very admirable,” he said, adding that Lynnfield is in the “upper echelon” of the credit rating world. According to the Standard & Poor’s website, AA+ is the second-highest credit rating that a municipality can receive. Therefore, Fentross said, having a Comprehensive Financial Report could be all that separates Lynnfield from an AAA credit rating. In addition, Fentross said


ConCom looks at wetlands adjacent to Summer Street properties By Christopher Roberson


he Conservation Commission voted unanimously during its May 15 meeting to accept the 354-linear-foot wetland delineation for the parcels at 333, 339 and 349 Summer St. “Right now, we’re analyzing the feasibility for a residential development; it’s the first step on a long road,” said Gregory Hochmuth of William & Sparages, representing project applicant Hannon Property Investments. Calling the properties “boring with respect to wetlands,” he said there is a two-foot drop in elevation at the rear of the parcels where the wetlands begin. “It’s a very abrupt wetland area,” said Hochmuth, adding that it is categorized as Bordering Land Subject to Flooding. Hochmuth said he also discovered a manmade hole, which he initially thought was a vernal pool, adding that the water in the hole is “knee-deep and nutrient-rich.” Conservation Administrator Emilie Cademartori said the hole did not appear naturally. “It doesn’t look like it belongs

there,” she said. In addition to walking the site with Cademartori on May 9, Hochmuth said he has explored the area numerous times. However, he could not find evidence of mole salamanders, wood frogs, fairy shrimp or any other species that thrive in a vernal pool. What he did find were green frogs and a substantial amount of algae. “It’s not even shown as a potential vernal pool; my guess is it’s not deep enough,” he said, adding that the water level has “dropped about six inches.” According to the Vernal Pool Association, “a few feet” is the required depth for a vernal pool. Should a residential development be constructed, Conservation Commission Chairman Paul Martindale told residents, the hole is “on record as an isolated wetlands.”“It will remain there, they can’t touch that,” he said. In addition, Martindale said he did not take issue with the presented demarcation of the wetlands. “My feeling here is


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he 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.


Traffic study submitted for MarketStreet theatre proposal By Christopher Roberson


HB Traffic Engineer Randy Hart recently went before the MarketStreet Advisory Committee to present the results of the traffic study that was conducted for a potential movie theatre at MarketStreet Lynnfield. During the May 10 meeting, Hart said evaluations were conducted based on current conditions and conditions seven years from now. He also said five intersections in Lynnfield were studied as well as four intersections in Wakefield. Current conditions showed 17,600 vehicle trips between 4-6 p.m. on a weekday in the area of Market Street west of Walnut Street. Hart said 22,400 trips were counted on a Saturday between 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. He said that by 2025, there would be 167 additional trips during the weekday and 183 additional trips on Saturday. If the project is ultimately approved, he said, National Development would fund the installation of an Adaptive Traffic

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Advisement Framework In other news, the committee voted unanimously to adopt an Advisement Framework to present to the Board of Selectmen. Prior to the vote, Committee Member Eugene Covino said the framework should be “more about information and

less about decisions.” “At the end of the day, it’s the will of the people,” he said, adding that public comment is a crucial component that should be part of the framework. “If the public comes and speaks and we don’t capture that, then shame on us.” In response, Committee Member Jocelyn Fleming assured Covino that all public comments and emails are documented by the committee. However, Breen shared a different thought. “I’m not too sure we should get too deep into the public comment,” he said. “I think we should let the public speak for themselves.” Committee Member Philip Doucette suggested that public comment be presented in two groups: one group being residents who abut MarketStreet and the other group being non-abutters. Board of Selectmen Chairman Richard Dalton said the committee should not get bogged down in discussing the framework. “We’re going around in circles here, you’re overthinking this,” he said. “The town will get some really good insight, and that’s important to the whole process.”

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Fire Dept. keeps 18-year-old ambulance in service By Christopher Roberson

the road. “When we’re made aware of problems, we fix them right away,” he said, adding that the Fire Department received the Ford/Horton ambulance 18 years ago, and “It’s in remarkably good condition for its age.” The Fire Department’s other ambulances include a 2012


fter one of the Fire Department’s ambulances was found to have two health violations last June, Fire Chief Mark Tetreault and his colleagues acted swiftly to resolve the matter and get the emergency vehicle back on

F-450/Horton 4X4 and a 2006 GMC 4500/Horton. WHDH-TV, NBC’s Boston affiliate, aired a story on May 8 of this year reporting that Lynnfield’s oldest ambulance had been taken out of commission. However, Tetreault said the information for that story was gathered almost one year ago

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and was never updated. Tetreault said ambulance inspections are conducted every year by the state Department of Health. During last year’s inspection, it was found that the ambulance had body rot and an air-conditioning system that “wasn’t blowing cold enough air.” “The inspector just knew where to look,” said Tetreault. “They were relatively minor things; at no time was the ambulance unsafe.” In the weeks prior to the state inspection, the ambulance had been checked over by the Fire Department’s mechanic, who

reported that everything was in working order. During last year’s Fall Town Meeting, residents voted in favor of purchasing a new ambulance for the Fire Department. Tetreault said that vehicle is expected to arrive in September. In addition, he said the objective is to keep ambulances on the road for 15 years. Although the Fire Department requests that a new ambulance be purchased every five years, Tetreault said that is not always possible given the budget constraints in a particular year. The next state inspection is scheduled for June 1.


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Preliminary improvement plans outlined for Summer Street By Christopher Roberson


fter its being on the proverbial back burner for the past four years, representatives from Bayside Engineering recently presented a robust plan to improve the entire length of Summer Street. During a May 9 meeting, Bayside Engineering President Norman Brown said the idea for the project surfaced four years ago and has recently begun to gain traction. However, he said construction would not begin until 2026. At that point, it would take another “24-30” months to complete the project. Brown said he is looking to have the project funded through the state’s Transportation Improvement Program. To do that, he said, a substantial need would have to be established. “Need is determined by more than just lousy pavement,” he said. Brown said he does not expect any major problems in garnering state funds. He said that in addition to the pavement, Summer Street’s sidewalks are also in deplorable condition. In addition, Brown called attention to the Pillings Pond culvert, which is often blocked by debris and forces turtles onto the roadway and into the path of oncoming traffic. “There was some evidence of turtle mortality,” he said. Senior Highway Engineer Michael Rizzo presented two proposals for the project’s overall design. The first plan would widen Summer Street to 50 feet, which would include two 11-foot travel lanes and two 5.5foot sidewalks. The second design would also be 50 feet wide and would feature two 11-foot travel lanes. Rather than having two sidewalks, Rizzo said there would be one 10-foot sidewalk, which would be open to both cyclists and pedestrians. In addition, Rizzo said temporary construction easements and permanent utility easements could be necessary, adding that an easement must be in place

Shown, from left to right: Bruno Campea, Norman Brown, Bree Sullivan and Michael Rizzo of Bayside Engineering pitched their initial proposal for a Summer Street Improvement Project on May 9 at the Merritt Center. (Advocate Photos by Christopher Roberson)

before contractors can do any work on residents’ property. Senior Project Engineer Bruno Campea said some of the intersections being studied are Summer Street at Main Street, South Common Street at Main Street, Summer Street at Walnut Street and Summer Street at Salem Street. Campea said excessive traffic volume was cited at the Summer Street/Main Street intersection and, therefore, he suggested installing a traffic light. He also recommended realigning Summer Street with Walnut Street to create “as much of a T-type intersection as possible.” Campea made two suggestions for the Summer Street/ Salem Street intersection. The first one would be to install an island and streamline traffic. His second idea would involve realigning the intersection for better traffic control and replacing a section of pavement with grass. Senior Civil and Environmental Engineer Bree Sullivan spoke about some of the project’s drainage obstacles. “There are several challenges and opportunities with a corridor such as this,” she said. Sullivan said there are a number of flat areas along Summer Street making it difficult for water to flow. She also said the curb cuts would make it chal-

One part of the Summer Street Improvement Project would be to replace the Pillings Pond culvert, which is often blocked by debris. As a result, turtles are often struck by cars as the turtles must climb up over the road to reach the other side of Summer Street.

lenging to install storm drains. In addition, Sullivan said 25 percent of the storm water runoff from Summer Street goes into Pillings Pond, which leads to “excess algae and nuisance

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Rail Trail not beneficial to Lynnfield Dear Editor, The Letter to the Editor, “Correcting the record on the Lynnfield Rail Trail” in the April 27th Lynnfield Advocate said that the pro-trail people are trying to obtain funds for the $300,000 remainder of the design phase by asking local businesses to contribute. They may contribute with the incentive of possibly improving their sales by bringing more people into Lynnfield, but are they doing it without knowing what the impact would be to our town? This could actually hurt their relationships with all the residents who are opposed to the trail. Many people may decide to no longer patronize those businesses which contribute to it, thus defeating their purpose. At the Town Meeting in 2017, the vote for the selectmen to sign the lease for the trail passed by just one vote (needing just a simple majority), but if it had been taken earlier in the meeting, it would have easily been defeated because many people had to leave early. If the funds are not raised by the pro-trail people for the final design phase, they would have to ask the town for money. It would go to another Town Meeting and would need to pass by a 2/3 vote, so it would likely be defeated. If it did pass, we would have to pay the balance, which means that we could have to pay hundreds of thousands of dollars to finish the design. No matter how it is broken down per household, it is still a lot of money that could have been used for other more important town projects. The trail project would still have to go to before the town for a final vote where it would likely be defeated, so all


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ties in MA have Rail Trails (e.g. Andover, Concord, Dover, Lexington, Newburyport, Topsfield, Wenham, Weston, Winchester). Not a single community has ever decommissioned a single mile of Rail Trail because these Trails are treasured community assets. Rail Trails benefit all townspeople by offering safe, healthy recreation for all ages and abilities. The MA DOT will schedule in the coming months a public meeting to discuss the current design. The MBTA is prepared to lease the rail corridor to Lynnfield at no cost. That saves Lynnfield the $6.1 million Natick recently paid to buy a similar length rail corridor from CSX (private RR company). Lynnfield’s Recreational Path Committee, an independent committee appointed by the Lynnfield Selectmen, recently issued a “Status Report to the Town of Lynnfield Board of Selectmen” dated March 5, 2018, which can be found at The Report includes the following important independent findings: “DOT full funding for construction of the final design including increases in the original estimates.” (report page 8)

“Recreation safety is [an] issue for our community . . . Distracted drivers, bike-car collisions a serious risk factor.” (report page 12). “Conclusion: Rail trail would improve transportation safety.” (report page 12) “The data suggest that crimes happen much less frequently on rail trails.” (report page 13) “Neighbors of many bike paths/ rail trails believe the trails are a good use of open space, in the case of abandoned railways [they] are an improvement from before, quality of life of their neighborhood has been improved.” (report page 15) “Many abutters are happy with the trails, even some who were originally opposed to their construction.” (report page 15) The Friends of Lynnfield Rail Trail, Inc. (FLRT) is a non-profit 501(c)(3) composed of volunteers committed to facilitating the construction and maintenance of the Rail Trail. FLRT has no affiliation with the Recreational Path Committee created by the Lynnfield Selectmen. We look forward to Lynnfield’s Board of Selectmen working with Wakefield’s Town Council to move this project forward to construction. Signed, Patrick G. Curley Friends of Lynnfield Rail Trail


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St. Paul’s Episcopal Church celebrates Centennial with Evensong, Bishop’s visit

The congregation at St. Paul’s 100th Anniversary Evensong gathered following the service on Saturday, May 5. (Dick Shafner photos)


hat do you do for your 100th birthday? At St. Paul’s Episcopal Church in Lynnfield, you have a joyous celebration with Evensong officiated by the Bishop of the Diocese of Massachusetts, The Right Reverend Alan M. Gates, including music with organ and choir followed by a festive reception. You also pledge to continue your tradition of bringing faith, hope and love to your congregation and Greater Lynnfield. In 1918 St Paul’s Church in Lynnfield was founded through the efforts of several Episcopalians led by Gertrude Emery. The congregation was authorized as a mission church in 1924 with the rector from the Church of the Good Shepherd of Reading in charge, and services were held at the Centre Congregational Church. As the mission grew, the house at 123 Summer St. was purchased and converted into a place of worship. Rectors from Emman-

uel Church in Wakefield supported worship there. In 1950 the church was built at its current location, 127 Summer St. In 1958 this mission church was admitted to the Diocese of Massachusetts as a full parish church. A school, now called The Bethlehem School, was established in 1956. The church has grown with a number of additions over the years and, through its first century, both in times of joy and times of challenge, St. Paul’s has survived and been an anchor for many in the community. The Rev. Robert Bacon, rector of the parish, said, “We strive to bring the love of God to those near and far.” Over the years St. Paul’s has engaged in many community service projects, including supporting My Brother’s Table in Lynn​, helping build Habitat for Humanity homes in Peabody and Salem, providing Christmas gifts for the Murphy and Condon Schools

in Boston, supporting the Bishop’s Summer Academic Fun and Enrichment (B-SAFE) program, serving victims of Hurricane Katrina, taking a mission trip to El Salvador and serving at St. Luke’s Community Dining Room in Chelsea. “Through all our activities – community outreach, worship, hospitality, Christian education and pastoral care – our congregation continues to seek opportunities to live our call to love each other, as God loves us,” Rev. Bacon said. The Evensong on May 5 was just one of the activities the parish has planned to celebrate its first 100 years. St. Paul’s Youth Group is currently gathering items to bury in a time capsule to open at the parish’s bicentennial in 2118. A series of concerts and community sings is in the planning stages for the summer. And the parish’s Junior Warden is working with the Bethlehem School to reno-

gle Scouts in the past 10 years and a total of 124 Eagle Scouts dition here at Lynnfield Troop 48. since 1956. That is truly a remarkThe Troop has honored 42 Ea- able level of accomplishment

and one that our Scouts of today and yesterday, their families and their past and present leaders are all proud of. It should be noted that the recent seven Eagle Scout service projects organized and led by these young men provided over 600 manhours of community service in Lynnfield and the surrounding area. In all of Massachusetts, there were 1,103 Eagle Scouts in 2017. In 2017, 55,494 young men earned the award nationwide. Those numbers only represent about 6% of all the boys enrolled in Boy Scouts last year, and only about 3% of all the boys who have ever been in Boy Scouts go on to earn the rank of Eagle.




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vate their space on the ground floor as well as planning improvements to the sanctuary’s entryway to provide a more open, welcoming space. “Just as it has from the beginning in 1918, God’s love for us and our call to love each other continues to guide us as we step into the first days of our second century,” said Rev. Bacon. “We invite the community to join us as we continue along this path – connecting with God and sharing our gifts with each other and the wider world.” From September to June, St. Paul’s worships Sundays at 8:30 and 10 a.m. During July and August, there is one Sunday service at 9 a.m. Childcare is available. Centering Prayer takes place Mondays at 6 p.m. All are welcome. For more information about St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, see http://www. or call the church office at 781-334-4594.

The Right Reverend Alan M. Gates, Bishop of the Diocese of Massachusetts, officiated at St. Paul’s 100th Anniversary Evensong Celebration.

Olivia LaMarche named to dean’s list at Bates College LEWISTON, ME – Olivia LaMarche was named to the dean’s list at Bates College for the winter semester ending in April 2018. This is a distinction earned by students whose cumulative grade point average is 3.71 or higher. LaMarche, the daughter of Mr. and Ms. Stephen L. LaMarche of Lynnfield, Mass., is a 2016 graduate of Phillips Academy. She is majoring in environmental studies at Bates. Located in Lewiston, Maine, Bates is internationally recognized as a leading college of the liberal arts, attracting 2,000 students from across the U.S. and around the world. Since 1855, Bates has been dedicated to educating the whole person through creative and rigorous scholarship in a collaborative residential community. With a commitment to affordability, Bates has always admitted students without regard to gender, race, religion or national origin. Cultivating intellectual discovery and informed civic action, Bates prepares leaders sustained by a love of learning and zeal for responsible stewardship of the wider world.

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KIDS DAY | FROM PAGE 3 number of sponsors, amusements, event volunteers and gross income has grown. This year we are still gathering numbers, but we received about $20,500 in sponsorships, about $800 in raffles and about $3,400 in registrations.” Some of the community organizations that participate in the event are Destination Imagination, Lynnfield for Love, and the Boy Scouts as well as Lynnfield Youth Football and Cheerleading. Through the years, Price said, GeraniumFest/Kids Day has continued to maintain Dr. Robin Schumacher, owner of Schumacher Dental, and its small town atmosphere. Laurie Hinds (left) and Tes Mercedat of The Savings Bank. Samantha Romboli of Everett Bank. “Friends who grew up here recall coming to GeraniumFest and the other events on the common as children,” she said. “It would be wonderful to one day see this grow to be even more of a true Town Day with even more of downtown used for the purposes of drawing the community together to support all of these local groups that benefit the culture and quality of our town.” Price said she would like to thank the following individuals for their ongoing involvement with GeraniumFest and Kids Day: Paula Parziale, Arthur Bourque, Joan Bourque, Kendall Inglese, Betty AdelShown, from left to right, are Dr. Robin Schumacher, Nicole Pagano, Brianna son, Richard Sjoberg, Melissa Balloon artist Magic Mike. DiCarlo and Liz Schumacher of Schumacher Dental. DiBlasi, Jessica Incerto, Philip and Ellen Crawford, Karen Panos, Stephanie Couey, Nicole DiVirgilio, Alexis Leahy, Kate Kielty, Lindsay Braley and Heather Pizzotti. “Each of these people spent time planning this event, with work beginning in November,” said Price. “Alongside each of these individuals were a large number of local residents who volunteered to help set-up, oversee and take down the event, and Nicholas Roberson, 1, of Wakefield sits in the driver’s seat of this event truly could not the Lynnfield Fire Department’s Engine Four. Lynnfield residents Andrea Griffin (left) and Georgann Leib. function without that.”

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Baseball Pioneers cruise past foes to remain in CAL elite

MEET THE 2018 LHS BOYS VARSITY BASEBALL TEAM: Shown, from left to right, are (top row) Salvatore Marotta, Brian Cardarelli, John Singer, William Garofoli, Fernando Gonzalez, Matthew Fiore, Cole DiSilvio, Jaret Simpson, Clayton Marengi, (bottom row) Head Coach John O’Brien, Zachary Rothwell, Nicholas Torosian, Jonathan Luders, Nicholas Giammarco, Cooper Marengi, Joseph Mack, Daniel Jameson, Michael Gerardi, and Asst. Coach Ryan Sheehan. (Advocate photos by Ross Scabin)

SENIORS: Zachary Rothwell, Nicholas Torosian, Nicholas Giammarco, Cooper Marengi, Joseph Mack, CAPTAINS: Jonathan Luders, Nicholas Giammarco, Daniel Jameson, and Michael Gerardi. and Cooper Marengi.

By Joe Mitchell


he Lynnfield High School baseball team continues on a roll after winning two more games this past week against North Reading (6-1) and nonleague Arlington Catholic (101). They are currently 10-2 in the Cape Ann League tied with Masco for first place, 12-2 overall. The Pioneers went up against the Chieftains May 17 after press deadline in a late-season showdown for the top spot.

They will then host Newburyport on Tuesday, May 22, which will also be Senior Day, giving the team an opportunity to recognize this year’s graduates one last time for their contributions to the program the last four years. The game itself will begin at 3:45 p.m. Junior Fernando Gonzalez (4-1, 1 save) went the distance on the mound against the Hornets, giving four hits and no earned runs, while striking out nine. Gonzalez also helped out

his own cause offensively with three singles and an RBI. Cooper Marengi was credited with a single and a triple, driving home a run. Centerfielder Will Garafoli singled in a run, along with right-fielder Joey Mack. Matt Fiore was the winning pitcher against the Arlington Catholic Cougars after going the first five innings. Fiore allowed just two hits and one walk, while fanning three. Nick Torosian pitched the final two frames, yielding only one hit,

and he also whiffed one. The Pioneers pounded out nine hits, led by shortstop Jonathan Luders with three singles and three RBI. Centerfielder Clay Marengi almost hit for the cycle after connecting on a single, double and triple to account for three RBI. First baseman Dan Jameson drove home two runs with a single and a sacrifice fly. Gonzalez singled in two runs. Right-fielder Sal Marotta was credited with a run-producing base hit.

Coach John O’Brien’s team went up against Pentucket May 16 after press deadline. The game was originally scheduled for Tuesday, but Mother Nature had other ideas. It made for a nice lead-in for what might be the game of the year in the CAL against aforementioned Masco. The Pioneers are cruising, and appear to be destined for a top seed in Division 3 North, when the pairings are announced at the end of the month.

Lynnfield girls’ lacrosse team drops two to Newburyport, Ipswich By Joe Mitchell


he Lynnfield High School girls’ lacrosse team dropped a pair of contests last week to Newburyport (16-1) and then Ipswich (13-11). The Pioneers took on one of the top teams in the state when they faced undefeated Newburyport, and despite a valiant first-half effort the second half was an entirely different story. Lynnfield struggled to win draws in the first half, but it still forced turnovers on defense. A few unforced errors

of their own caused the Pioneers to forfeit several possessions early on in the game, but at halftime the score was still a respectable 6-1. Newburyport continued to win the draws – 14-5 in its favor. They also controlled possession in the second half to seize outright control of the game. Ashley Barrett scored the lone goal for Lynnfield in the first half, while Gracie Sperling led the Pioneers on the defensive end with four caused turnovers and three groundballs. Senior defender Hannah Filipe was also

credited with three groundballs. The game against the Tigers was an entirely different story. In one of their best efforts of the season, according to coach Ethan Blanchette, the Lynnfield girls went back and forth with a very strong Ipswich club. The host Tigers came out fast, winning the first four draw controls to take a 4-0 lead early in the first half. The visiting Pioneers then settled down, and while Ipswich continued to control the draws – 19-7 in the game – Lynnfield generated numerous defensive stops and fought

back to make it a game at 4-3. They trailed by just two at halftime, 6-4. The second half was more of the same. Ipswich would win the draw, but Lynnfield would lockdown defensively to eventually come away with the ball to keep the game close. While the Pioneers could never get closer than two goals in the second-half, the Ipswich lead fluctuated between two or three for most of the game. Senior Liv Smyrnios led the offense with four goals and three draw controls, while class-

mate Gracie Sperling dished out four assists. The defensive combination of Hannah Filipe, Sophia Ellis, Brianna Barrett (the team leader with three groundballs) and Mac Schena made life difficult for the hosts throughout most of the game, while goalkeeper Grace Magno came up with several big saves, especially in the first half, when her teammates started slowly. Ashley Barrett (3), Olivia Sarni (2) and Jen Flynn (2) were the other goal scorers for Lynnfield in this game that could have gone either way.

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Skelley, Gallucci advance to North quarterfinals during last weekend’s state individual tennis tournament

Shown, from left to right, are (top row) Coach Dunn, Max Rothermund, Arlex Correa, Colin Lamusta, Lorenzo Russo, Sean Murray, (bottom row) Andrew Seelig, David Gentile, Jamil Khodr, Mike Maffeo, Matt Gunning, and Andy DePalma.

SENIORS: Shown, from left to right, are (top row) Max Rothermund, Arlex Correa, Colin Lamusta, CAPTAINS: Coach Dunn, Colin Lamusta, and Arlex Correa. Lorenzo Russo, Andrew Seelig (bottom row) Coach Dunn, Sean Murray, Andy DePalma, and (Advocate photos by Ross Scabin) Owen Foley.

By Joe Mitchell


he Lynnfield girls’ tennis team won four more matches last week against Ipswich, Masco, Triton and North Reading, before Coach Craig Stone took his team to the State North individual sectionals at Newton North last weekend. On Saturday and Sunday, May 12 and 13 at Newton North, the state individual sectionals got underway.

In the first round, Megan Nevils defeated Katelyn Wojtowicz of Methuen (6-0,6-2), but she then lost in the second round to Kate Sollowey of Lincoln-Sudbury (2-6,3-6). “There were lots of long rallies and deuce games. It was a well-played match by both opponents,” said Stone. Alexa Vittiglio, won by default in the first round, but lost to Ntalia Chaoul of Weston, 2-6, 1-6 in the second round.“This

match was a mirror of Nevils’ second round match, but unfortunately was unable to convert the advantage games,” said tone. Bela Ferreira defeated Elizabeth Keefe of Lowell Catholic (7-5,7-5) in the first round, but she too lost in the second round. Marabelle Berman of Boston Latin ended up defeating her Lynnfield counterpart. “Both matches were examples of contrasting styles, with

Ferreira being the ultimate retriever and playing great defense, while frustrating her opponents. But her second round opponent had just a little too much offense,” said Stone. The first doubles team of Gillian Skelley and Emma Gallucci had a bye in the first round, and then in the second round defeated Coichauna and Maher of North Andover (6-4,6-0). “Again, the pair started slowly, but still came from behind

to win the first set. They then won six games in a row to advance to the quarterfinals next weekend. The second doubles team of Celese Joly and Clare Yang lost to Lou and Josephs of Weston (6-7,5-7) in the first round. “They had their chances. This match could have easily swung in their favor, but they had trouble holding leads, while making costly mistakes,” said Stone.

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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 7-11. RAISE AGE FROM 18 TO 21 TO PURCHASE TOBACCO (H 4479) House 147-4, approved and sent to the Senate a bill raising from 18 to 21 the age to legally purchase cigarettes and electronic cigarettes in the Bay State. Other provisions ban e-cigarettes and other vape devices from the workplace and prohibit pharmacies and health care facilities from selling any tobacco products and vape products. “When teens start smoking, studies show that they often become smokers for life,” said Rep. Kate Hogan (D-Stow), Chair of the Committee on Public Health. “Youth are particularly susceptible to nicotine addiction and fall victim every day to the damaging effects nicotine has on the developing brain, heart, and lungs. The legislation passed by the House aims to prevent our kids from starting a dangerous habit that can last a lifetime.” “Today is a real victory for Massachusetts youth,” said Dr. Lynda Young, pediatrician and Chair of Tobacco Free Mass. “I see kids in my practice who are already addicted—to cigarettes, vaping, chewing tobacco. Raising the age of sale will help break that cycle.”

“… Simply changing 18 to 21 in our current state law, will have a profound and lasting impact for generations to come [by] saving thousands of lives and billions of dollars,” said Rep. Paul McMurtry (DDedham), the sponsor of one of the original bills that was rolled into this new version that was approved last week. “To me, there is nothing more meaningful in our role as policy makers than that. By raising the age to purchase to 21 we eliminate smoking from the high school social setting and give teenagers time to make a more informed decision about whether or not to begin the oftentimes deadly habit of smoking.” “You can vote at 18. You can serve in the military at 18. You should be able to buy cigarettes at 18,” said Rep. Jim Lyons (R-Andover) one of four representatives who voted against the bill. Rep. Nick Boldyga (R-Southwick) noted that supporters of the age hike stated that 90 percent of tobacco users start smoking before the age of 18, yet current laws prohibit the sale to youths under 18. “Current laws did not curb tobacco use and neither will adding yet another law to the books.We need to educate people and incentivize them to make responsible choices in life.” “At the age of 18 in Massachusetts, one can get married, get a tattoo, get your FID[Firearms Identification Card], serve in the military and vote in elections,” said Rep. Marc Lombardo (R-Billerica). “If at 18 in Massachusetts you have the right to make these major decisions, I’m not

convinced that taking away the right to purchase tobacco makes sense. In addition, the research fails to show that taking away the ability to purchase tobacco from adults will make significant impacts on stopping underaged smoking.” (A “Yes” vote is for the bill. A “No” vote is against it.) Rep. Bradley Jones Yes CHANGES IN PUBLIC EDUCATION FUNDING (S 2506) Senate 38-0, approved and sent to the House a bill that would make changes to the way public schools are distributed funds by the state. The bill is a response to the recommendations of the Foundation Budget Review Commission that in 2015 reported that the current funding formula and system underestimates the cost of education by $1 billion to $2 billion every year. The 1993 Education Reform Act established a “Foundation Budget” to make sure all school districts could provide their students with a quality education. This current proposal requires the Secretary of Administration and Finance and the Senate and House Committees on Ways and Means to hold a public hearing and then meet annually to determine an implementation schedule to fulfill the recommendations of the commission. Another provision permits the implementation schedule to be changed by the Senate and House Committees on Ways and Means chairs to reflect changes in enrollment, inflation, student populations or other factors that may affect the remaining costs in the schedule.

Supporters of the bill said that the 1993 formula is outdated and failed to consider the costs of skyrocketing health care and special education, and understated the funding to provide the resources necessary to close achievement gaps between affluent and poor students. “This is an historic day for Massachusetts,” said Massachusetts Teacher’s Association President Barbara Madeloni. “We are hearing from a growing number of school districts that the lack of funding is taking a toll on our students. It’s time to update the funding formula to guarantee students in our low-income urban and rural districts the same opportunities as students have in our affluent suburbs.” “Every year, schools are being forced to cut critical programs and our state has one of the worst achievement gaps in the country — one of the core problems the Foundation Budget was supposed to address when we first created it in 1993,” said Sen. Sonia Chang Diaz (D-Boston), the sponsor of the bill, on her Facebook page. “This bill will repair our 25-year-old education funding formula — to give schools the resources they need to give every student a quality education. Thanks to my colleagues for standing behind these important reforms, and all of the students, teachers, parents, administrators, school committees, education experts, and concerned community leaders who have pushed for these reforms year after year.” (A “Yes” vote is for the bill.) Sen. Brendan Crighton Yes

HOW LONG WAS LAST WEEK’S SESSION? Beacon Hill Roll Call tracks the length of time that the House and Senate were in session each week. Many legislators say that legislative sessions are only one aspect of the Legislature’s job and that a lot of important work is done outside of the House and Senate chambers. They note that their jobs also involve committee work, research, constituent work and other matters that are important to their districts. Critics say that the Legislature does not meet regularly or long enough to debate and vote in public view on the thousands of pieces of legislation that have been filed. They note that the infrequency and brief length of sessions are misguided and lead to irresponsible late-night sessions and a mad rush to act on dozens of bills in the days immediately preceding the end of an annual session. During the week of May 7-11, the House met for a total of five hours and 48 minutes while the Senate met for a total of 13 hours and 23 minutes. MON. MAY 7 House11:00 a.m. to 11:23 a.m. Senate 11:01 a.m. to2:31 p.m. TUES.MAY 8 No House session No Senate session WED. MAY 9 House11:00 a.m. to4:11 p.m. Senate 11:11 a.m. to4:09 p.m. THURS. MAY 10 House11:00 a.m. to 11:14 a.m. Senate 11:22 a.m. to4:17 p.m. FRI. MAY 11 No House session No Senate session Bob Katzen welcomes feedback at

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Upcoming adult programs at Lynnfield Library


ay has been a busy month at the library with plenty more to come. Don’t miss out on our May Book Talks, which continue on Thursday, May 17 at 6:30 p.m. with local author Len Sandler. He will talk about his book “Because of You, We Live!”This is the story of Simone de Cruzel, a defiant 19-year-old spy for the British, and an American pilot named George Stalnaker. George and Simone may have been people born worlds apart, but they were alike in one important way – heroism was in their DNA. This is the epic true story of how this remarkable couple manages to survive, meet and fall in love. On May 31, we’ll be joined by Marina Dutzmann Kirsch, author of “Flight of Remembrance: A World War II Memoir of Love & Survival.” Marina has a unique connection to World War II; her father was in the Luftwaffe and eventually began working for the U.S. Space Program after the war. This is a true story from the losing side of the war that includes two German veterans. Against the backdrop of World War II tragedy and devastation in Latvia, occupied Poland and Germany, and three tumultuous decades of European history, it provides a window into the palpitating heart of wartime upheaval through the lives of Rolf Dutzmann and Lilo Wassull – a young Latvian aeronautical engineering student and the young woman he meets in 1940 Berlin after being forced to flee Latvia. These programs take place in the Meeting House on the Common. Free and open to the public – no registration is required to

LETTER | FROM PAGE 6 that money would have been wasted! Lynnfield has a strong education system with many recreational options for our students, and a trail would not constitute the backbone of our town, but it would be a pain in the neck to everyone in town! It would increase the number of vehicles on streets and would take our parking spaces. It would make our narrow roads less safe because of the number of people riding their bikes to the trail. Peabody, Topsfield and Danvers all have large dedicated parking lots with many smaller lots along their trails. Lynnfield has NEITHER, so we cannot be compared to them. We would be building a tourist trap with the causeway through Reedy

LCWD | FROM PAGE 2 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

attend. Our financial literacy series “It’s YOUR Money” wraps up on Wednesday, May 23 at 6:30 p.m. with a visit from representatives from the Southern Essex Registry of Deeds. They will be sharing information and signing people up for their new Property Fraud Watch Alert service. Space is limited and registration is requested. Please call the Library today at 781-334-5411 to reserve your space. Finally, just in time for Foster Care Month, our Foster Care Information session that was cancelled in March due to weather has been rescheduled for Wednesday, May 30 at 6:30 p.m. on the Library Mezzanine. There is a need for foster parents to provide care for overnights, longterm, foster-to-adopt, and respite. We invite you to attend this session to learn all about this important service and learn more about how you can become involved. No registration is required to attend. To find out more information about all of the programs happening at the library, check out our online calendar, follow us on Facebook or Twitter or sign up to get our monthly eNewsletter sent right to your inbox; all information is available on our website: We would also like to recognize and thank the Friends of the Lynnfield Library for their continued support in funding these programs. The Friends provide both their time and financial support, which makes it possible to invite in these exciting guests and more year after year. Meadow, along with a paved path that would disrupt our neighborhoods. We need to think about the far-reaching effects on our residents and our natural environment. We voted down the sale of the farm in the center of Lynnfield to developers in order to preserve our town’s character, and we voted down the huge senior condo project so that our streets wouldn’t be flooded with more traffic and so the abutters wouldn’t have their quality of life diminished. A trail would have the same effects on the town, so we contend that any aspect of the trail coming before the town for a vote should be defeated. Signed, Jim Gerace Citizens of Lynnfield Against the Rail Trail to promote conservation per Mass DEP. Customers may contact the Lynnfield Center Water District Office at 1.781.334.3901 or refer to the District’s web site www.LCWD.US for more information.

Lynnfield Art Guild announces awards and prizes for 53rd annual spring judged show


n Saturday, May 12, the annual spring fine arts and crafts, judged show of the Lynnfield Art Guild (LAG) featured over 140 paintings and photographs by talented local artistmembers and Lynnfield High School (LHS) students. Judges Caleb Stone, Jeff Fioravanti and Ken Jordan gave out the awards. Best in Show was awarded for the pencil drawing “Untitled” by LHS junior Zoe Chen. Jane Gandolfo’s watercolor “The River Seine in April” won for the show theme “Springtime in Paris.” Judge’s Choice awards were given to Maya Jacob for her painting “Unloading Grain” and to James Ryan for both “The Boat Yard” and “Putting the Catch on Ice.” Wakefield Co-operative Bank’s special $100 cash prize was awarded to Jane Booras for her watercolor “The Littlest Warrior,” and its $50 student prize was awarded to Zoe Chen for her pencil drawing “Untitled.” The People’s Choice award went to Hedy Sanni for her watercolor “Seaside Vista.” Additional awards were in the paintings under glass category: a first-place to Bill Deveney for “Blue Shutters,” a second-place to Maya Jacob for “Mumbai Market” and a thirdplace to Andrea Maglio-Macullar for “Sunniest Flower.” Honorable Mentions were given to Anne Mullen and Joyce Fukasawa. In the not under glass category, the first-place and second-place prizes were awarded to James Ryan for “Putting the Catch on Ice” and “The Boatyard,” and third-place went to Frank Tomasello for “After the Storm.” Honorable Mentions went to Jeannette Corbett and Frank Tomasello. In the photography/digital media category, the judges selected “Sunset on Lake Quannapowitt” by Lenny Malvone (first) and Michael Nichols’s “Vintage Ladder” (second) and “Struttin” (third). Mia Ichimura won both Honorable Mentions in this category. In the Miscellaneous category, the awards went to Virginia Dodwell for “Neighborhood Garden” (first), Beth Aaronson for “My Grandmother’s Journey” (second) and Robert Evans for “Sweet Joy.” The student prizes were awarded to Zoe Chen for “Untitled” (first), to Molly Smedra for “Rehab” (second) and to Barbara Dickey for “Tangled.” Honorable Mentions went to Rashani Patel and Maddy Johnson. LAG thanks all the artists, supporters, patrons and visiting public who made this show such a wonderful success.

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The Advocate’s Super Trivia Quiz 1. What is philately? 2. Dr. Bob and Bill W. founded what 12-step organization? 3. What U.S. president, in May 2002, visited Communist Cuba? 4. What N.E. newspaper is the country’s oldest continually published one? (Hint” Courant.) 5. What is Guido’s scale? 6. On May 18, 1832, what N.E. state passed the first school attendance law in the country? 7. What did Rudyard Kipling catch in Oregon’s Clackamas River before saying “I have lived!”? 8. What is the Memorial Day flower? 9. Who was Aimee Semple McPherson, who, on May 18, 1926, disappeared for several weeks from Venice, Calif.? 10. Has the word unicorn ever appeared in the Bible? 11. Is there such a thing as a lovebug? 12. What is golden syrup also called? 13. What TV sitcom youngster said, “There’s something neat about a sweater with a hole. It makes you look like a tough guy”? 14. During the first Memorial Day, the graves of soldiers from what war were decorated? 15. In swimming which is faster, the butterfly or the crawl (freestyle)? 16. What letter of the alphabet was slang for a German submarine? 17. Solitaire is a girl’s name in what James Bond movie? 18. On May 24, 1543, Nicolaus Copernicus died; what field of expertise is he well known for? 19. What beef dish was named after a Russian count? 20. What was the name of a sitcom with Eddie Albert and Eva Gabor about N.Y. socialites who purchase a rundown farm?

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FINANCES | FROM PAGE 1 the town was able to replenish the $1.4 million that was taken from Free Cash during fiscal year 2017. He also said the town’s Free Cash account is supported by the Unassigned Fund, which carried a balance of $5.6 million – a figure that is higher than what is expected by bond rating agencies. Town Administrator’s goals In other news, Town Administrator Robert Dolan outlined 12 goals focusing on policy and procedures, communications, finance and capital budget requests. Regarding policy and procedures, Dolan said each department must have a mission statement. He also said interdepartmental committees would be created for energy management, budget and capital improvement. Speaking about communication, Dolan said each depart-

ment head would submit an activity report to the selectmen in September, January and May. He also spoke about continuing to bolster Lynnfield’s information technology infrastructure and improving communication with residents. Regarding finance, Dolan said the board would be provided with monetary updates on a quarterly basis. He also said that a long-term analysis is needed for the town’s debt and operating budget. In the area of capital budget requests, Dolan suggested developing a “comprehensive sidewalk plan.” In addition, he said a five-member Strategic Planning Committee would be beneficial in establishing a long-range plan for capital needs and funding alternatives. Board of Selectmen Vice Chairman Philip Crawford said he appreciates Dolan’s idea for a Strategic Planning Committee, as it would generate a “strong

future plan for the town.” Board of Selectmen Chairman Richard Dalton urged the board to be selective in choosing members for that committee. “I would suggest that all five people be people who really bring something to that committee,” he said. During his update for A Healthy Lynnfield, Crawford said the group will continue its fundraiser at Whole Foods Supermarket through the end of May. He also said that a survey, similar to the Youth Risk Behaviors Survey, will be available to parents of students in grades 5-12 in the coming weeks. Regarding the School Enrollment, Capacity and Exploration Committee, Barrett said the committee will have its first meeting next month. Members will then begin touring the schools and working on a demographic study. Barrett said the study should be completed by the end of the summer.


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The line would be 24 inches wide and would begin under that the delineation of the wet- Route 1 North. It would then lands is accurate; there’s no rea- travel under Maple Street, Sason not to accept the wetlands lem Street, Summer Street and delineation,” he said. Moulton Drive before ending However, the commission at the Lynnfield/Peabody line. will send its wetlands scientist Moulton said the plans for out to the site for a final deter- the line did not continue along mination on whether or not a Route 1 to avoid the Interstate vernal pool is present. 95 interchange. Regarding a possible timeline, she said conPeabody water pipeline struction is expected to begin project in 2019 and be completed the I n other news, Angela following year. Poyant said the Moulton and Andrew Poyant current plan is have the work were on hand from CDM Smith on Route 1 be done at night. ad 2-col. x 5-inch highHe said Summer Street could toPaid present the Wide proposal for an May and June 2018water see press nextforpage 11,410-linear-foot line. release be slated night work as well.

Angelina (Rodophele) McArron

O 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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vived by her loving cousins Joan and John Rocco, Gloria Mattera and her late husband Gabe. Funeral from the Salvatore Rocco and Sons Funeral Home, 331 Main Street, Everett, MA.A Funeral Mass will be held in St. Anthony Church, 250 Revere Street, Revere on Friday, May 18, at 10 am. Interment at Holy Cross Cemetery, Malden. For more info 1-877-71-ROCCO or www.


Richard A. Drinkwater

f Lynnfield, May 11. Bereatly Loved Of Saugus, loved wife of the late formerly of Everett on Leonard P. McArron. Lov- May 14th. Beloved husband ing sister of the late Sar- for 60 years to Phyllis (Marchah Sanchez and Louis & Jo- ant). Loving father of Gail seph Rodophele. Cherished aunt of Elaine Capone, Carol Costello, and Dr. Frank Sanchez, all of Swampscott, Joseph Rodophele of Methuen, John Rodophele of Quincy, Louis Rodophele of Las Vegas, NV, Robert Rodophele of Boston. Ser vices held at the McDonald Funeral Home, Wakefield, on Tuesday, May 15. For obit/guestbook,

Irene A (DeMattia) DeNunzio


Denish and her husband William, Richard Drinkwater, Elaine Drinkwater, Judith Dailey and her husband Scott, Jill Muscarella and Louis and David Drinkwater and his wife Debra. Richard is survived by his 12 beloved grandchildren, 6 great grandchildren and many loving nieces and nephews. Loving brother of Leonard Drinkwater. A Funeral Mass occured at St. Anthony’s Church in Everett on Thursday, May 17. In lieu of flowers, donations in Richard’s memory may be made to the American Cancer Society . IntermentWoodlawn Cemetery in Everett. 1-877-71-ROCCO

Funeral, Cremation or Prearrangement Services available in the city or town of your choice.

f California, formerly of Revere on May 7. Beloved wife of the late Louis J. DeNunzio. Loving mother of Lynne DeNunzio of California, Mary Joan “MJ” Moore of Arizona and the late Leonard A. DeNunzio. Also sur-

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