Archive for the ‘Opinion’ Category

So you thought that the idea of a parking garage on the town-owned lot between and behind the Cooperative Bank and Jeffrey’s Package Store was as dead as Parke Snow’s or The Armory? Think again. The Selectmen at their last meeting talked about reviving the possibility, noting that parking hasn’t gotten any easier in the […]


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03Feb17

Today would be Curtis Guild’s birthday. Who the hell is Curtis Guild, you ask? How soon we forget. He was a three-term Massachusetts governor, from 1906 to 1909. If you’ve never heard the name Curtis Guild, apparently you’re so confused by the striping on the Route 129 Rotary that you’ve never taken a right onto […]


With the various measures they pass on the federal and state level, lawmakers come up with some interesting ideas when it comes to their own powers. They even think they can control the weather by passing climate regulations. (I wonder what the Supremacy Clause under Article VI of the Constitution says about the doctrine of […]


I want to state up front that this column may have been hacked by the Russians. So if you find anything objectionable, you know who to blame. (Snarky lot, those Ruskies.) The New Year is known for lists. New Year’s columns typically feature lists of “bests” and “worsts” of the previous year. Predictions for the […]


By MARK SARDELLA Last month, through the efforts of a number of local people, local dog lovers and their canine friends received the gift of a new dog park in the Junction. But this long-vacant parcel and its neighboring property have an interesting, but mostly forgotten, history dating back to May 17, 1969. Let’s set […]


Well, it’s that time of year again. The holiday season is upon us and that means it’s once again time to review my annual Christmas list. My list includes gifts for both naughty and nice, because who am I to judge? So, without further ado… To Selectman Peter May: automatic canine voter registration. To Fred […]


By MARK SARDELLA What do you give the Wakefield resident who has everything? The perfect, outside-the-box Christmas gift idea might just be something available from the unlikeliest of shopping venues – Town Hall. The 2016 Town of Wakefield Annual Street List is available while supplies last at the Town Clerk’s Office for the low price […]