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WINCHESTER - The Select Board discussed the possibility of erecting a “Do Not Enter” sign at the top of Stone Avenue near the Muraco School at the recommendation of Town Engineer Beth Rudolph. This would limit the traffic onto Bates Road where the school is located. She suggested doing this …

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BURLINGTON – Residential and commercial tax rates are set for another modest increase after the Board of Selectmen unanimously approved the tax classification for Fiscal Year 2020 at its meeting last night.

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WOBURN - The Woburn License Commission has given a green light to Arena WL LLC for a new amusement Center in West Woburn at 350 Cambridge Road in Horn Pond Plaza.

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 READING – Town meeting Thursday November 21, voted without dissent to name the lighted softball field in the Birch Meadow complex Frank Driscoll Field. Driscoll was a former youth softball leader, Reading Veterans Agent and 25 year member of the Reading Fire Department who died last year. T…

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WOBURN - The city’s election from Tuesday, November 5, continued this morning with a recount - or more accurately a “recanvass” procedure at the City Clerk’s office.

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Andrea Fiorillo was recently appointed Head of Research and Reader Services for the Reading Public Library (RPL). She has been with RPL for 8 years and her background as well as experience make her ideally suited for her new responsibilities. Her job incorporates a variety of tasks including…

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WINCHESTER - With all the money Town Meeting approved for various bridge and traffic improvement projects, 2020 may become the year of gridlock in Winchester.

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WOBURN - After initially refusing to sanction any international excursions or overnight field trips this year, the School Committee this week indicated it may revisit that hardline stance.

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WOBURN - Unconvinced the developer can meet his own revised timeline, the Planning Board last night granted a brief one-month extension for a six-house subdivision off of Wood Street.

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READING – Superintendent of Schools John Dohertyat the November 12th Town Meeting announced the winners of the Massachusetts Association of School Superintendents Award for Academic and Community Excellence. He made the announcement as part of his annual State of the School Address to Town Meeting.

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BURLINGTON – Verizon Wireless recently earned approval from the Planning Board regarding its special permit to install rooftop antennas atop Wegmans Food Market at 53 Third Avenue in Northwest Park.

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WINCHESTER - The town warmly welcomed Chief Rick Tustin as Winchester’s new fire chief on Oct. 21, his first day on the job. He noted that his first day was a busy one as he was getting settled in. The new fire chief has been with the Winchester Fire Department for 33 years starting out as a…

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WOBURN - A new restaurant and bar is expected fairly soon at the old Waxy O’Connor’s site at 1 Rainin Road in East Woburn after a give-’n-take between the Woburn License Commission and the property owner in recent days.

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WINCHESTER - Town Meeting supported all six Capital Planning Committee sponsored articles, three of which involved bridges in town. The Select Board and Finance Committee recommended favorable action on all motions.

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WOBURN - The Planning Board could consider a loosening of subdivision regulations where city officials would more frequently waive dimensional and design standards in exchange for larger mitigation concessions.

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READING – Reading’s Town Meeting is coming up starting Tuesday, November 12. The Town Warrant contains an important article, Independent Audit of Natural Gas Leaks, that addresses the problem of leaking natural gas from the aging pipes under the town’s streets.

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WINCHESTER - Winchester’s Public Schools are zipping along thanks to the override passed in the spring that gave the town extra money to help grow the school department’s educational budget. It also allowed them to add a much desired world language program to the middle school.

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READING -  As part of its ongoing 125th anniversary festivities, Reading Municipal Light Department (RMLD) held a special birthday celebration during its October 24th Open House. On behalf of the Massachusetts House of Representatives, Minority Leader and RMLD customer Bradley Jones presente…

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WINCHESTER - The town spent less and brought in more revenue last fiscal year, according to Finance Committee Chair Nicole Soto during her address to Town Meeting this week.

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WOBURN - In addition to the race for Mayor, there were contested races in the city on Tuesday for School Committee and three seats on the City Council.

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WINCHESTER - The Town of Winchester is no stranger to increasing taxes or paying fees for important needs or projects. In the past decade, residents supported overrides for the high school project, culvert work, the general budget, and a new Vinson-Owen Elementary School. Therefore, when Tow…

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WOBURN - Ward 6 Alderman Edward Tedesco recently brokered a City Hall compromise over a proposed ordinance change aimed at expediting the permitting process for excavation work related to new developments.

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READING – Reading Municipal Light Department (RMLD) is upgrading its Electric Vehicle (EV) Charging Station Rebate Program. The purpose of this program is to encourage the use and awareness of plug-in EV’s by providing incentives for EV charging. RMLD recognizes that EV’s have the potential …

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 Mr. Grant Hightower, Reading’s new Director of our METCO program, has truly hit the ground running in taking the initial steps to strengthen even more a vibrant program that serves as a model for surrounding communities to observe and learn from. His immediate past experience puts his staff…

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WINCHESTER - The town keeps working to lower its Other Post-employment Benefit plan (OPEB), which is money the town puts away for retirees. This week, the Select Board heard from Parker Elmore, the President and CEO of Odyssey Advisors, concerning Winchester’s OPEB plan and his company’s act…

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WOBURN - The City Council during its latest City Hall gathering swiftly okayed a Salem Street area couple's request to construct a new three-bay garage with an oversized entry door.

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BURLINGTON - The Board of Selectmen supported an Energy Reduction Plan to take another vital step in Burlington formally joining the Green Communities Designation and Grant Program.

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WINCHESTER - Fall Town Meeting begins this Monday at the Winchester High School auditorium. At 6:30 p.m., about an hour prior, the newly-promoted Fire Chief Risk Tustin will be officially sworn in. All residents, even non-Town Meeting members, are encouraged to attend.

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WINCHESTER - With Fall Town Meeting on the horizon, this year’s warrant is packed with important articles. One such article, 8, involves a new stormwater fee the town hopes to implement to help it deal with its MS4 (municipal separate storm sewer system) obligations.

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WOBURN - The Zoning Board of Appeals (ZBA) late last week posted a draft decision that attaches about a dozen conditions to Woburn 38 Development's plan to fulfill crushed rock orders directly from the Ledges at Woburn construction site.

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READING – The Killam PTO will be sponsoring a Child Cyber Safety presentation on Thursday, November 7th, from 6:30-8:00 p.m. in the Killam Cafeteria. The US Attorney's office and the Reading Police Department have joined forces to sponsor this program to help educate the community about cybe…