Posts Tagged ‘John Carney’

Taxing Times

26Nov09

Wakefield, Massachusetts votes itself a new tax The 2009 Regular Town Meeting proved to be a taxing one – and not just for those who hung in for the entire three and a half hours. Town Meeting backed two new local taxes: one that will bring the tax on a restaurant meal in Wakefield to […]


Veterans Day 2009 in Wakefield, Massachusetts As featured speaker at yesterday’s Veterans’ Day exercises, US Army veteran Sam Stella delivered his remarks in an auditorium lined with the photographs of Wakefield soldiers who died in battles fought in distant places long ago. He focused his comments on the roles that United States servicemen and women […]


Canoe race raises $660 for World War II Memorial in Wakefield, MA It was billed as the “War on the Water,” a contest where youth would challenge age in a canoe race on Lake Quannapowitt, with the more “seasoned” Wakefield Board of Selectmen taking on the relatively youthful School Committee members. In the end, age […]


Hundreds of local residents attend ceremonies in Wakefield, Massachusetts “I get to stand here today because of those who served before me,” Chief Master Sgt. Alfred Wilkes of the U.S. Air Force told the crowd assembled yesterday in front of the World War II Memorial, “and I’m damn proud of them.” “Gathering here today is […]


I won’t say that last week’s public hearing on RCN’s request for a renewal of its cable license in Wakefield, Massachusetts brought back fond memories. There were, however, occasional moments of déjà vu that reminded me how little some things change. If I closed my eyes and listened to RCN Vice President Thomas Steel explaining […]


Selectmen deny responsibility for canceling Homecoming Although Wakefield 350 has withdrawn its request to use the Common for the annual “Homecoming Festival” in September, issues related to the organization surfaced at the July 9 selectmen’s meeting, as members of the board took exception to being blamed by Wakefield 350 for causing the cancellation of this […]


Fall Festival request still on hold A request by Wakefield 350 to use the Upper and Lower Commons on September 15 for a “Homecoming Festival,” remained a serious bone of contention and sparked another heated discussion at the June 25, 2007 meeting of the Wakefield (MA) Board of Selectmen.