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WINCHESTER - The world is on fire, but that doesn’t mean everything has shut down. Even though you can’t congregate at your favorite restaurant, you can still show support through curbside takeout or delivery (via apps such as Uber Eats and Grubhub).

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WINCHESTER - The Town of Winchester lags behind many communities when it comes to paying their public safety personnel. According to Town Manager Lisa Wong, patrol officers and superior officers in the police department are 10 percent and 14 percent, respectively, behind other comparable com…

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WOBURN - The Woburn Mutual Aid Network has arrived at just about the right time to help out the Woburn Community get through through tough times during the coronavirus COPID-19 crisis.

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READING - Two Reading police department employees recently tested positive for COVID-19 after developing mild symptoms of the viral infection in recent days, Town Manager Bob LeLacheur and Police Chief David Clark confirmed last Friday.  

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WOBURN - With educational facilities statewide now closed until at least May 4, Superintendent Dr. Matthew Crowley and others will update the School Committee about the options for furthering student learning during the prolonged interruption.

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WINCHESTER - The Town of Winchester has a shortage of firefighters and that poses a risk to public safety. To remedy that situation, the Town Manager and her staff worked collaboratively with the fire department on a Memorandum of Understanding that if approved would see an increases in wage…

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READING — Reading’s local Home Depot and a town resident recently earned the praises of Fire Chief Greg Burns and Police Chief David Clark for their donations of personal protective equipment (PPE) to protect first responders during the COVID-19 outbreak.

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BURLINGTON – During the School Committee’s first-ever virtual meeting, the members unanimously approved a plethora of capital projects that will head to Town Meeting in May for a final ratification.

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WINCHESTER - More changes are coming to the Transfer Station and these don’t necessarily have to do with the coronavirus.

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WINCHESTER - After many meetings and much discussion, including a vote at Town Meeting that failed, the Select Board, on the recommendation of DPW Director Jay Gill, approved an increase to service fees and a rate adjustment for water & sewer.

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WOBURN - On a day when the local number of confirmed COVID-19 test results tripled from three to 9 cases, Mayor Scott Galvin and the community's public safety chiefs delivered a unified message to citizens: Stay the course and don't lose hope.  

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READING - Months from now, when virus fears have subsided and temperatures have risen, Reading residents will fill downtown stores again. When that happens, Jonathan Barnes isn’t asking you to stop and smell the roses. But the town’s chair of the Historical Commission has another request. Ma…

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BURLINGTON – The Board of Selectmen adhered to a request from the Department of Public Works (DPW) to enact a full outdoor watering ban, effective this past Monday.

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BURLINGTON – Social distancing was executed perfectly during Monday night’s Board of Selectmen meeting, allowing the members to vote on the town’s new town treasurer/tax collector.

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WINCHESTER - More changes are on the way thanks to the coronavirus. Winchester has elected to postpone the upcoming town election set for Tuesday, March 31. No new date has been scheduled, though the town can hold the election up to and including June 30.

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IN WAKEFIELD, Saint Joseph School's first grade class recently enjoyed a delicious breakfast of green eggs and ham in celebration of Dr. Seuss' birthday. Students also wore Cat in the Hat hats and proudly displayed their favorite Dr. Seuss books to continue this fun Grade 1 tradition. Teache…

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WOBURN - Taking advantage of an emergency order enacted earlier this month, the City Council held its last meeting in a "virtual" setting in order to limit social gatherings during the ongoing novel coronavirus crisis.

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READING – The Daily Times Chronicle has learned Reading resident and Assistant Superintendent of Schools, Christine Kelley is a finalist for Superintendent of Schools in Lynnfield. There are four candidates remaining in the search to replace Lynnfield Superintendent Jane Tremblay who will be…

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READING - With the number of local residents testing positive for COVID-19 climbing to three people, the Board of Health over the weekend ordered the closure of all personal care services beginning this morning.  

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READING - Schools Superintendent John Doherty yesterday advised parents that Reading's first confirmed COVID-19 case is the parent of Coolidge Middle School and Reading Memorial High School students who are now too experiencing common symptoms of the illness.  

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WINCHESTER – Should the town ever have a women’s hall of fame, among the first names to go on should be the first women members of the School Committee, elected and serving as town officials decades prior to the 19th Amendment, whose centennial is being celebrated this year.

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READING - Refuting allegations she acted improperly during talks in early January about a new police chief, embattled Select Board Chair Vanessa Alvarado for the first time yesterday pushed back against those trying to oust her from public office through a recall campaign.  

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WINCHESTER - Because the MBTA has taken so long finishing up the design phase of the Winchester Center Commuter Rail Station project (and, no, it has nothing to do with the coronavirus), the project has become so expensive it forced the transit authority to make some cuts. This mean if the T…

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WOBURN - Following several close calls, city officials confirmed Woburn's first recorded COVID-19 case after the state's Department of Public Health (DPH) acknowledged one adult resident tested positive for the potentially fatal viral illness earlier this week.

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BURLINGTON – It’s not going to happen overnight, but the community’s initiative to join the Massachusetts Water Resources Authority (MWRA) is making strides at the state level.

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WINCHESTER - With COVID-19 (coronavirus disease 2019) talk dominating the news nowadays, it might be easy to forget there are other important topics worth discussing. One such topic includes the state of Winchester’s elementary schools.

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WOBURN - As Mayor Scott Galvin continues to oversee arrangements to ensure continuity of government services during the COVID-19 emergency, first responders continue to review their plans for handling a potential influx of 911 and medical aid calls.  

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READING - Community leaders late yesterday afternoon ordered Town Hall and other municipal offices closed to the public in the latest emergency measure aimed at curbing the potential spread of COVID-19.

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WINCHESTER - The Winchester Select Board has spent more than a year and a half debating what to do about stormwater and MS4. First, they backed the use of a stormwater fee via a tiered structure and sent a warrant article to Town Meeting last fall. After Town Meeting voted it down, the board…

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READING - Bringing his directive in-line with a superseding state order, Schools Superintendent John Doherty last night confirmed Reading's schools will remain closed until April 7 to combat a growing statewide COVID-19 outbreak.

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WINCHESTER - The Town of Winchester has been actively working with state and local officials, emergency medical teams, public safety, and the Board of Health in developing protocols for mitigating the current COVID-19 virus.

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READING - Town Clerk Laura Gemme yesterday confirmed receipt of a recall petition from citizens who purport to have met the statutory burden to advance the campaign to oust Select Board Chair Vanessa Alvarado from public office.

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WOBURN - School custodians will clock in some overtime hours this weekend to vigorously disinfect all local school buildings after local health authorities ordered a Shamrock School pupil to self-quarantine due to recent contact with an unspecified individual with COVID-19.

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Cousins Luke Pastore, a junior at St. John’s Prep in Danvers, and Jonathan Theodore, a seventh grade student at Stoneham Central Middle School, organized a February food drive--supported by their neighbors in Wakefield and Stoneham--for the Wakefield Food Pantry. This is the fifth neighborho…

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WINCHESTER - Current Chair of the School Committee, Michelle Bergstrom, who has already made quite the impact on the town in just her first term, is running for re-election on March 31 and has completed her first term as chair. She was elected in 2017.

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WOBURN - In the first test of new minor modification regulations, the City Council last night okayed floor plan revisions that could change up the mix of dwelling types in North Woburn's Tidd Home redevelopment.

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BURLINGTON – A cultural renaissance is on the horizon in town after the Board of Selectmen decisively supported the addition of a Sculpture Park.