Archive for December, 2008

In Wakefield, Massachusetts No question about it – times are tough. We’re in a recession that rivals any economic downturn since World War II, and some people are even starting to whisper the D-word. That’s why it’s especially heartening this Christmas season to see ordinary people, who may themselves be struggling, going the extra mile […]

Located missing boy in woods on cold December night Two Wakefield, Massachusetts police officers received commendations last night. One of them walks on two legs, the other on four. Police Chief Rick Smith and the Board of Selectmen last night formally commended Officer Brett Rossicone and K9 Leo for rescuing and likely saving the life […]

Christmas lights along Main Street in downtown Wakefield, Massachusetts.

Holiday classic newly relevant for these times What is left to say about “It’s a Wonderful Life,” the story by Philip Van Doren that in 1947 Frank Capra made into a classic holiday film starring Jimmy Stewart, Donna Reed and Lionel Barrymore? Now aired on numerous television networks throughout the holiday season, hardly anyone over […]