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WINCHESTER - As the town closes the book on FY20, Comptroller Stacie Ward told the Select Board this week, “we closed in a much better position than (we) anticipated” in regards to how badly COVID-19 affected the town’s budget. She added how the Department of Revenue should certify the town’…

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WOBURN - Many Woburn and area TV watchers on Sunday morning were surprised to find a Woburn story sandwiched between major national and international news items and featured a humanitarian effort by a Woburn electrician John Kinney and tradespeople who came to help a 72-year-old woman in the city.

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WINCHESTER - In what might be one of the easiest approvals the Select Board make all year, the board authorized the installation of four four-way stop signs, two at the intersection of Foxcroft Road and Yale Street and the other two at the intersection of Warren Street and Cabot Street, plus…

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BURLINGTON - Throughout the Commonwealth, all school districts have been mandated to conduct an assessment of the HVAC systems in each building, and Burlington is no exception.

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BURLINGTON - Digital Alloys Inc. recently earned approval to get into the research and development realm of 3D printing at its Burlington headquarters on North Avenue.

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WINCHESTER - Contrary to what some people on TV or the radio said this week (or last week or the week before), the coronavirus remains a serious threat to the safety and well-being of all US citizens (including those in Massachusetts and those in Winchester and surrounding communities). In f…

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READING - Reading’s Downton Art Walk will shift to a self-guided format this year due to the COVID-19 pandemic, which hampered plans for a more coordinated single-day gathering.

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READING – At the most recent Reading School Committee meeting members of the Reading Teachers Association (RTA) followed up the email campaign for remote learning only (August 20 meeting) with some 40 emails (at the 8/27 meeting) on that subject but more specifically voicing opposition to th…

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WAKEFIELD - The Wakefield Department of Public Works (DPW), in conjunction with Wakefield Municipal Gas & Light Department (WMGLD), and BlueSel Home Solar, recently installed 60 solar panels on the DPW Water Department building at 108 Broadway. Funding for the project was obtained throug…

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WINCHESTER - To quote New England Patriots head coach Bill Belichick, “On to November.”

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WINCHESTER - The (preliminary) results are in and with 42 percent of registered voters participating US Sen. Ed Markey defeated challenger and Congressman Joe Kennedy III in Winchester, 3,805 votes to 1,837 in the most anticipated race on the democratic side of the ballot. Sen. Markey also c…

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WOBURN - The city's COVID-19 outbreak will likely surpass the unwelcome 700-case threshold within the next couple of days, assuming the unpleasant milestone hadn't already been reached over the weekend.

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WINCHESTER - Polls opened this morning at 7 a.m. at the usual locations: Precinct 1 & 2 at the Muraco School at 33 Bates Road, Precinct 3 & 4 at the McCall Middle School at 458 Main St., Precincts 5 & 6 at the Vinson Owen School at 75 Johnson Road, and Precincts 7 & 8 at the …

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WINCHESTER - “The risk of breaking at some point is increasing,” Select Board Chair Michael Bettencourt said in reference to the town’s North Reservoir Dam located in the Middlesex Fells Reservation.

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WOBURN - Explaining similar public health considerations factored into a decision to end in-school learning days at lunchtime, the School Committee last night instituted a districtwide mask mandate that extends to kindergarteners and first graders.

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WINCHESTER - Decorative or standard was the question the Select Board answered in regards to a new mast arm for a traffic signal at the intersection of Johnson Road and Ridge Street designed to replace the temporary one already there. In a 3-2 vote, the board chose the standard mast arm.

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BURLINGTON - The Massachusetts Legislature recently passed a bill authorizing up to $1.8 billion in spending for the improvement of information technology equipment and other capital projects in Massachusetts, including an authorization to support technology infrastructure upgrades at Burlin…

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WINCHESTER - The Select Board approved the taking of several temporary and permanent easements including at 137, 140, 142, 146, 149, 150, 154, 157, 164, and 170 Ridge St., 2 Vinson Circle, 75, 76 and 78 Johnson Road, and 1 Aricia Lane, all related to work involving the Safe Routes to School …

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WINCHESTER - Wear a mask. That’s the message from the Select Board (and just about any sane, rational person) to anyone heading downtown.

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WOBURN - After the council earlier this summer questioned whether the proposal met zoning criteria, electric car-maker Telsa Inc. recently agreed to resubmit plans to install vehicle-charging stations at a Commerce Way department store.

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BURLINGTON - Digital Alloys Inc. is looking to get into the research and development realm of 3D printing at its Burlington headquarters on North Avenue.

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WOBURN - With the new metrics showing the virus' prevalance in Woburn decreasing over the past 14 days, the city again easily met newly-established COVID-19 thresholds set for communities looking to return local students to the classroom next month.

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READING - aThe town’s Board of Health believes the COVID-19 outbreak could pose a risk to voters casting ballots at the polls during several elections over the course of the next few months.