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WINCHESTER - Crista Dix, Executive Director of the Griffin Museum, came before the Select Board at their most recent meeting to ask the board to release some of the museum’s funds the town has been keeping since the museum signed a land lease with the town 30 years ago. Or, to put it another…

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BURLINGTON – Karma Asian Fusion was recently awarded “Best Sushi” on the North Shore by the editors of Northshore magazine for the second year in a row. The Asian Fusion restaurant received the “Editor’s Choice” at the 2022 BONS (Best of the North Shore) awards. Noted for its cross between J…

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WINCHESTER - According to Capital Planning Committee member Roger McPeek, the committee has a “mountain of projects” to consider for fall Town Meeting. Even though he admitted the committee can’t do some of them, he asked the Select Board to consider supporting a debt-exclusion override to p…

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WINCHESTER - Nicole Langley, new Director of the Winchester Public Library, is settling in as she started work on July 25. She replaced longtime Director Ann Wirtanen who recently retired.

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WINCHESTER - Robin Shevland, a Winchester resident, will be riding her 8th PMC ride on Aug. 6. Shevland originally started riding when her husband was diagnosed with cancer as training rides were an outlet for her to clear her head and raising money for Dana Farber was a way she could fight …

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WINCHESTER - Winchester resident Randolph Williams is gearing up for his seventh PMC ride on Aug. 6 and 7 with a lot of training. He has ridden with the PMC for the past seven years and has raised over $45,000. This year he plans to raise an additional $10,000.

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READING – If the first nine meetings of the Reading ARPA Advisory Committee (RAAC) were focused on numbers big and small, Wednesday’s night’s four-hour meeting at Town Hall focused on stress. And sacrifice. And frustration.

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WOBURN - The City Council recently authorized the execution of an out-of-court settlement with National Amusements’ successor company that could pave the way for the redevelopment of a portion of the Showcase Cinemas site off of Middlesex Canal Parkway.

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READING - With temperatures expected to flirt with the 100-degree-range today, Reading Municipal Light Department (RMLD) staff expect the region will experience its peak monthly energy demand this evening.

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WOBURN - The summer months should be a quiet time in the restaurant business as far as the names of restaurants, owners, managers and the like usually stabilize.

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WINCHESTER - With two elections coming up (in September and November), Town Clerk MaryEllen Lannon asked the Select Board to allow her to request a police detail for the general election in November. Under the new law passed recently by the House and Senate and signed by Governor Charlie Bak…

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WINCHESTER - John Wilson, Winchester resident, has been riding in the Pan Mass Challenge (PMC) for what will this year be his 25th year. He comes back each year for the people, the cause and the camaraderie.

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WINCHESTER - With the region facing a level 3 critical drought, and the North Reservoir already lowered due to construction, the Select Board, under the recommendation of DPW Director Jay Gill and interim Town Manager Beth Rudolph, authorized a voluntary water restriction to take place on Tu…

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READING — Few would dispute that Reading’s firefighters bore the brunt of the pandemic during the early days of the emergency. While the rest of society hunkered down at home the town’s first responders continued reporting to work, where they often found themselves in close contact with the …

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WINCHESTER - As summer continues on (and the unbearable temperatures only seem to get hotter), the Select Board has their eyes on fall, and more specifically fall Town Meeting.

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READING - Participate in our small but mighty Community Read! Read a book, share perspectives, attend a library event. Celebrate community dialogue around the themes of body positivity because every body is a good body. Copies of featured titles are available at the library for checkout and …

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WOBURN - With the community averaging around 61.5 new weekly cases since the end of June, the city’s COVID-19 outbreak continues to tread sideways, based on the latest state data.

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WINCHESTER - Since being designated a Green Community in 2010, Winchester has utilized the Massachusetts Green Communities grant program and utility incentive monies to accomplish significant energy conservation and efficiency measures in its municipal and school buildings and street lighting.

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READING - The Town of Reading recently inked a contract with a national energy consultant in an effort to slash $4 million from the town’s utility bills while also moving the community closer to being officially designated a “Green Community”.

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WOBURN - With a key piece of legislation in place to help the City of Woburn with its Hurld Park project, the Massachusetts House of Representatives recently passed an economic development bill, which utilizes American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA), Fiscal Year 2022 (FY22) surplus funds, and bonds …

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WINCHESTER - When the Select Board released the Request for Proposals (RFP) for the parcel of land at the corner of Washington Street and Swanton Street, four developers put in a request for it. Any responses to the RFP are due by Monday, Aug. 1, according to interim Town Manager Beth Rudolph.

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READING - With worldwide fuel and energy prices rocketing in the face of the Russia/Ukraine conflict, RMLD officials recently disclosed that customers’ should expect to pay roughly $180 more this year for electricity service.

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WOBURN - Satisfied City Hall’s full compliment of experts had a chance to scrutinize the modifications, the City Council this week approved a series of layout and access changes to a future solar farm off of Atlantic Avenue.

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BURLINGTON - A tentative project that hasn’t been discussed since 2019 was brought in front of the School Committee at its most recent meeting.

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WINCHESTER - Call it Christmas in July. The Select Board continues to spend the town’s American Rescue Plan Act funds on various needs throughout Winchester. Previous appropriations included money for broadband access and to replace the synthetic surface at Manchester Field.

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READING - Over the past week Reading has seen the most oppressive heat wave of the summer grip the region, and with high temperatures expected to continue throughout the week residents without access to air conditioning or at risk of heat-related illness should be aware that the town has sev…

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WINCHESTER – More than 100 Winchester residents of all ages splashed and swam this past sunny Sunday at a Community Swim/Swimathon hosted at Hall Memorial Pool in Stoneham by Swim Winchester, the grassroots group working to build an indoor pool in town.