After more than 50 years in the classroom, St. Mary’s teacher Larry Doherty hasn’t slowed down. (Courtesy photo)

Lynn teacher is a true Spartan warrior

LYNN — When Larry Doherty entered his St. Mary’s classroom early one recent morning, he was greeted by bags and boxes piled across several desks.

It was his birthday, and instead of getting him a single present, his colleagues had pitched in to get him a bunch of smaller gifts — one for each of his 75 years.

“I was completely surprised. I really was,” Doherty said. “The whole day was memorable.”

That afternoon, Doherty was presented with a proclamation from the St. M…

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