Funding approved for Lynnfield athletic fields

At a Special Town Meeting on Oct. 21, Town Meeting members voted 271-67 to approve $250,000 for engineering funding for a major fields project at the high school and other locations. Voters also approved $45,000 for unanticipated environmental testing that was required as part of the high school building project, and $100,000 to start a trust to cover health care and other expenses of retired town employees. An estimated 380 residents attended the meeting, at which they dispatched 15 articles in just under four hours.