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WINCHESTER - Following a joint meeting with the Select Board, the Planning Board welcomed a new member to its ranks in the form of resident Kurt Spring. He takes over the vacant seat, for a term to expire next March.

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READING – The Select Board Tuesday unanimously approved the warrant for the Oct. 18 Special Town Meeting. What wasn’t unanimous was how each of the five members felt about spending additional town money contained in four of the nine articles. One of those articles dealt with the Auburn Stree…

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BURLINGTON - The town’s Economic Development Director, Melisa Tintocalis, presented the Select Board with a year-in-review regarding the state of the economy in Burlington.

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WINCHESTER - Proving that women can have it all, the Select Board just approved Town Engineer Beth Rudolph as the new acting town manager, effective Saturday, Oct. 2.

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WAKEFIELD — Superintendent David DiBarri and the Northeast Metro Tech Building Committee are pleased to share that the Massachusetts School Building Authority (MSBA) has awarded the district a grant of up to $140.8 million grant for a new building.

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READING - As the ongoing effort to improve Reading’s downtown parking system continues, the Parking Advisory and Recommendations Committee will meet this Wednesday to discuss the latest plans and ideas.

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BURLINGTON - The Burlington Board of Health confirmed today that the Massachusetts Department of Public Health (MDPH) has changed the West Nile Virus (WNV) risk level from moderate to high for Burlington. MDPH has raised the WNV risk level due to findings of WNV in humans, an animal and mult…

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WAKEFIELD - Northeast Metropolitan Technical High School officials cancelled classes for a second day today as contractors make repairs to a damaged propane line that resulted in the evacuation of the vocational facility yesterday morning.

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WOBURN - Confident the new policy would not result in a legal challenge, the School Committee late last week ordered the district’s workforce to get a full COVID-19 vaccination or otherwise submit to regular testing for the SARS-Cov-2 virus that causes the infection.

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WINCHESTER – Former Winchester resident Nicholas A. Danella has been appointed by the District Court to the Federal Court in Birmingham, Alabama. Danella is the son and stepson of Wendy and Brian LaPointe, also of Winchester, and a 1997 graduate of WHS.

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READING - There are still spots available to participate in the town wide Cornhole Classic at the Reading Fall Street Faire. The top two winners will go home with cash prizes, but everyone knows this event is more about bragging rights.

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WOBURN – The window for local-area nonprofits to apply for the Cummings $25 Million Grant Program will close Friday, September 10 at 5:00 PM. The place-based initiative annually supports 140 Massachusetts nonprofits, each of which will be awarded a grant ranging from $100,000 to $500,000.

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WOBURN – Project Bread, the state’s leading anti-hunger organization spearheading Massachusetts’ COVID-19 hunger relief efforts, is pleased to welcome Meg Meaney, Vice President of Marketing Operations at Acoustic, LLC, to the nonprofit’s new Advisory Council.

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WINCHESTER - There’s one less active case of COVID in Winchester than last week, according to the town’s COVID dashboard (www.winchester.us). As of yesterday, 16 residents were confirmed to have tested positive for the virus and they are currently infectious and in isolation.

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WOBURN - With the future of the New Boston Street bridge project at stake, it took the City Council just minutes this week to sanction a series of land takings along and around New Boston Street.

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READING - This Tuesday paving work will be conducted on several roads across town, including the stretch of County Road from Wescroft Road to the cul-de-sac, all of Jere Road, Longwood Road from West Street to 57 Longwood, Prospect Street from Woburn Street to the end of the public way, and …

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WOBURN - Ignoring planning department suggestions that the petitioner prove control of at least 14 onsite parking spaces, the City Council recently endorsed a Peabody restauranteur’s proposal to open a new pizza business in a tiny North Woburn strip mall.

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READING - The Antique Car Show is an annual highlight at the Reading Fall Street Faire. This year we can expect to see upwards of 50 different classic cars on Sunday September 12 between noon and 5 PM at the Faire.

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WINCHESTER - For the first time in some years, the Capital Planning Committee came before the Select Board asking for a little bit of money. After the operating override passed a couple of years ago, the committee received an influx of cash to help them fund the various projects around town.…

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WOBURN - As expected, Mayor Scott Galvin called for a special meeting of the City Council on Wednesday night in order to meet a Sept. 3 deadline for finalizing a series of land takings needed for the New Boston Street bridge project.

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WAKEFIELD – In a joint meeting held Monday, August 30th, 2021, Wakefield’s Board of Health and Town Council voted to require that masks be worn by staff and visitors of Wakefield’s municipal buildings. These properties include the Albion Cultural Exchange, Americal Civic Center, Beebe Librar…

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WINCHESTER - A couple of weeks ago, the Town of Winchester re-instituted an indoor mask mandate due to the rise in COVID-19 cases in town and statewide. Since then, numbers of infected resident decreased (down to 1.44 percent), showing the mandate appears to be working.

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WOBURN - With pandemic-related worldwide computer chip shortages and other supply-chain issues plaguing the automotive industry, Woburn Foreign Motors (WFM) recently obtained permission to reduce the size of its inventory lot at its flagship Washington Street dealership.

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WOBURN - The vacant Waxy O’Connor’s in East Woburn near Rte.I-93 has been vacant for several years but the site will now have a new tenant with the King of Cool LLC, dba Lucy’s American Tavern.

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READING - Tuesday evening the Finance Committee, Select Board and School Committee will hold a Financial Forum in which the two bodies will discuss a wide range of issues, including federal grant funding, long-term financial planning, the town’s capital plan and current projects, future proj…

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WINCHESTER - At last Monday’s Select Board meeting, Chair Susan Verdicchio alerted the board of two vacancies, the Select Board vacancy and vice-chair vacancy. Verdicchio stated that when it comes to the vice-chair vacancy town council advised her to fill that they would need to put it on th…