Saturday, February 9, 2013
Do you agree with the governor's decision or was it too drastic?
All non-emergency drivers were ordered off the roads on Friday when Gov. Deval Patrick issued an executive order banning travel during the blizzard. (Editor's note: The ban is lifted statewide as of 4 p.m. Saturday.) Patrick's executive order is being praised by some and bashed by others, reported The Boston Globe. While former Massachusetts Gov. Michael Dukakis, who was in charge of the commonwealth during the Blizzard of ’78, praised the governor’s move, others called the order “tyrannical” and say the strict ban and hefty fines were too much, according to The Globe. Those caught violating the ban would face up to a year in jail and a $500 fine. What do you think? Do you agree with the governor’s decision or do you think the travel ban …
Friday, January 25, 2013
A Patch blogger's post about not helping her children on the slide is being debated across the country.
A Patch blog from Alameda, Calif., called “Please Don’t Help My Kids” has struck a nerve with readers across the country. Posted in September, the blog has taken off over the past few weeks as it has found a second life through social media sharing. The blog has 124,000 Facebook recommendations and 833 people have tweeted the blog. The blog is an open letter to other parents at the playground. The blogger Kate Bassford Baker’s basic request is for parents to not help her daughters on the slide. She wrote that she wants her daughters to do things and learn things on their own. Learning to walk up the slide’s ladder is the first step to learning new things and overcoming obstacles, she wrote. “Because, as they grow up, the ladders will only …
Sunday, December 23, 2012
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Sunday, December 23, 2012
The following is an opinion piece from State Senator Katherine Clark: This is a question many of us are asking ourselves and our loved ones. Last Friday’s horror in Newtown, Connecticut stands in sharp contrast to the warm scenes of holiday joy and togetherness that permeate our communities and our homes at this time of year. The fact that this act of shocking violence occurred during the holidays, a time of such joy for so many children, adds to the heartbreak. At times of such devastating, national grief, it can be difficult to come together and enjoy the holidays without guilt or aching sadness. But that is what we must do. While we process our own confusion and anxiety and help our children do the same, we have another challenge …
Tuesday, November 13, 2012
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Tuesday, November 13, 2012
Lynnfield Cub Scout Pack 47 and Pack 48 would like to extend our sincerest gratitude to all who participated in our 2012 Popcorn Fundraiser. Special thanks to Amy Summers, Town Clerk, and the dedicated Cub Scout volunteers and their families for making the Election Day sale a smashing success! The goal of the popcorn sale is to raise the needed funds to support our program with a total of 70% going back to our local scouting program. Events like this serve to bring people together, allowing us to provide an atmosphere for creating a strong sense of community, spirit and pride. Your overwhelming support is an inspiration to all and is much appreciated. Sincerely, Cub Scout Pack 47 & Pack 48 (Linda Fair, Pack 47- Treasurer)
Sunday, November 11, 2012
Each week, Lynnfield Patch runs a photo taken somewhere in town and invites readers to guess where it's from.
In a remote corner of Lynnfield sits the National Pizza Memorial, an homage to the early restaurateurs who braved the bland franks 'n beans mores of early New England to set up a veritable Wild West of bold new flavor options... And, um, ok, never mind... Like all great photography, this image is meant to inspire questions - such as, "Do you know where this was (really) taken?"
Friday, November 9, 2012
Looking for a new pet? Consider adopting one of these from PAWS.
Did you say party? My name is Tuxedo Tom and I am ready to go. Dressed up in my beautiful shiny, black coat, lovely, white ascot and stunning, amber eyes, I always look my best. Yet, I am really not a formal guy. Instead of going out, I would rather sit on your feet when you are at the computer or by your side when you are watching TV. On the other hand, I’m also not a couch potato. I love to play, especially with toys that I can hunt and stalk. So, if we do go to the dance, you should know that I would want to lead. My foster mom says that makes me lots of fun to live with and she always tells me I am amazing. While I am clearly the most elegant, I do have to confess that PAWS has several black and white felines who are all …
Thursday, November 8, 2012
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Thursday, November 8, 2012
To the Editor: On behalf of the Lynnfield Athletics Association, I would like to thank the residents of Lynnfield for their generosity on Tag Day (Sunday, October 14). Each year on Tag Day, all Lynnfield High School athletes from all seasons go door to door seeking donations from the Lynnfield community. This year’s Tag Day was a success, despite the wet weather. Donations will be used to benefit all LHS student-athletes. Nearly two-thirds of all LHS students are involved in LHS sports. The Lynnfield Athletics Association (LAA) is a booster group that provides financial support throughout the year for every team at Lynnfield High School. LAA purchases uniforms, equipment, trophies, and other basic items. LAA also sponsors scholarships and …
Monday, November 5, 2012
Each week, Lynnfield Patch runs a photo from the files of the Lynnfield Historical Society and talks about what's there today.
A couple of weeks ago in this column, I made a passing reference to Willow Castle, which was built in 1680 approximately across from where Essex Street meets Main Street. Along with being the home of the Gowing family, the place was later apparently the home of Thomas Wellman, author of the history of Lynnfield books who has been regularly cited in this website's history articles. Personally, this is my idea of the perfect house - well over 300 years old, surrounded with a fair amount of land, and with a connection to the Revolutionary War. And this picture is just great from the perspective of a history enthusiast. The photo is of such a long-ago moment that the people shown almost seem unreal. Or maybe surreal. Or possibly even like a …
Tuesday, October 30, 2012
For much of the past week, Hurricane Sandy dominated the region's media coverage. Now that the storm is largely behind us, the question is - was it over hyped?
Much of the Northeastern United States slowed down on Monday to watch Hurricane Sandy make its way up the coast toward its eventual landfall on the Jersey Coast. Throughout the day, residents of the North Shore and elsewhere endured high winds and power outages and in some cases, downed trees and wires. But that said - was the media attention to this major weather event right on the money or was it all a bunch of overkill? Share your thoughts in the comment box below!
Monday, October 29, 2012
Each week, Lynnfield Patch runs a photo from the files of the Lynnfield HIstorical Society and talks about what's there today.
This week in New England, Hurricane Sandy is very much the main area of concern for a large part of the population. Over the span of many years though, hurricanes are a fairly common occurence in New England. Just over a year ago, local residents were getting ready for Hurricane Irene, which mostly left behind a trail of downed branches as it passed to the west. As far as this particular photo goes it was dated 1948 in the files of the Lynnfield Historical Society. No major hurricane comes up in an online search in the Boston area for that year, although this tree could have simply been brought down in some lesser kind of weather event. I do not recognize the house or the street in the picture. If anybody does, I'd love to hear from you in…