Archive for April, 2013

Town Meeting Notes

April 30, 2013

The Town Meeting completed in one evening, passing the 43 million dollar budget with little controversy.

Two note of interest though.

First, when the town says that the golf courses are profitable they do not include the approximately 500,000 a year in debt that is paid. The debt is for the 12 million dollars that was paid for Reedy Meadow.

Second, in a hallway conversation, we learned that Ted Tye was at the Rotary Club meeting talking about the cineplex. If anyone hears about the coffee hours starting let us know.

Annual Town Meeting this evening at 7:30

April 29, 2013

Lynnfield’s Annual Town Meeting takes place this evening at 7:30 at the Middle School. No zoning articles relating to the multiplex at Market Street are on the warrant, but a quorum is needed. Hope to see you there.

Fire Dept Stats continued

April 25, 2013

From the 2012 Town Annual Report

The total number of fire calls last year was 111

Last year there were 827 Medical and Rescue calls:

Vehicle accidents 62

Emergency Medical 727

Vehicle accidents 36
Lock in 1

Stalled Elevator Assst 1

Almost eight times the number of medical and rescue vs fire

Fire Dept activities

April 24, 2013

Nice numbers to see in the 2012 annual report from the Fire Dept. Less than 1 building fire per month, but close to 4 food on the stove fires per month

Fires Other                  10
Building Fires               8
Cooking Containers   7
Food on Stove           46
Chimmney Fire           2
Burner Boiler                5
Vehicle Fire                  4
Woods Brush Fires   28
Dumpster                        1
Total                             111


Thank you and Congratulations

April 23, 2013

At the Lynnfield Business Coalition candidates night, all four candidates for Selectman said they would have the selectman meeting agenda posted and sent through the Town’s website. This is a capability that has existed for several years but only the planning board utilizes this capability.

It was a pleasant surprise when last evening’s Selectman’s agenda

rrived in my email in the afternoon. Good job by the Selectman.

Now if they can just get all the other boards and commissions to use it, perhaps there will be more citizen involvement.

The town pays money each year for the website, so they should use it.

If you want to sign up for the agendas and alerts, just go to

and sign up.

Election Analysis

April 22, 2013

Here is an interpretation of the recent town election.

The town has published its annual report and over the next few days, we will publish some of the interesting facts and figures contained in it, so please visit to see the daily posts.

2013 Election Results.pdf

Terranova, Crawford, Presser and Cleary win

April 8, 2013

Unofficial Results

April 8, 2013

These are the unofficial results. Final results will probably not vary by more than a few votes.

Unofficial Election Results.pdf

Election Day results

April 8, 2013

We will publish the selectmen and school committee races as soon as we know them and will publish full results as soon as they are available. We will publish them on

Race results are usually available by 9:00 PM and full results by 9:30

It will be interesting to see who is elected chair of the Board of Selectman. It is usually the person who is up for re-election. In this case it would be either Kennedy or Crawford, neither who has served on the Board before.

Tomorrow Monday April 8th – Town Election

April 7, 2013

Please remember to vote tomorrow, Monday April 8th from 7:00 AM to 8:00 PM. Everyone votes at the the High School.

Please send a note to info with any questions.