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Wakefield council discusses deteriorating sidewalks


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WAKEFIELD - A Monday evening meeting of the Wakefield city council resulted in city manager Rob Brown volunteering to verify, firsthand, the status of city sidewalks.

"I will go out, and I will try to get a rough estimate of what we're looking at," said Brown, who had begun the discussion by referring to a formal staff report he had prepared for council members.

Brown said that, in the few months he's been in his position, several residents have asked whether the city can share costs in repairing or replacing sidewalks.

Meanwhile, he and other staff...