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Wakefield to host national boat races throughout next week


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WAKEFIELD — In the coming week, for the 18th time since 1980, Wakefield will feature the American Power Boat Association’s National Boat Races on Sunday Lake.

Trials will take place on Monday, followed by races from Tuesday through Saturday.

Sunday Lake will be closed to public use during those six days.

The town is ready, said John Siira, president of Forward Wakefield, on Monday.

“We’ve been working on it for months,” he said. “Now we’re making sure everything falls into place.”

He estimates that nearly 400 racers will attend, but he is not aware of an...

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