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WOBURN - The city's Zoning Board of Appeals (ZBA) will soon continue talks over a Connecticut developer's plans to distribute crushed stone and gravel to buyers traveling to the Ledges at Woburn site at 1042 Main St.

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BURLINGTON – Pedestrians frequenting the Landlocked Forest trails will have dry feet, thanks to a wooden walkway that is set to be erected on one of the muddier trails.

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WINCHESTER - HeatSmart is a community-based education program that uses group purchasing to help drive down the cost for residential and small-scale commercial installations of clean heating and cooling technologies. Vetted installers provide quality equipment and installation and, along wit…

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WOBURN - The City Council recently sanctioned Mayor Scott Galvin's proposed $3.3 million capital budget for FY'20, which will slate significant funding for fire department equipment upgrades and for the demolition of the old Plympton School.

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BURLINGTON - The Board of Selectmen soundly rejected a proposal to allow the Shell gas station convenient store at 61-63 Middlesex Turnpike to have the ability to sell beer and wine.

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WINCHESTER - The McCall Middle School projects in Phase I and II will add classrooms and expand the cafeteria as well as fix the athletic rooms. The town passed a debt-exclusion override to pay for the work and the Capital Planning Committee asked if any additional funds, should they exist, …

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WOBURN - Mayor Scott Galvin yesterday marched one-step closer to capturing a record-setting sixth term by easily winning the top spot in a three-way Preliminary Election, but political newcomer Elizabeth Pedrini still stands in the incumbent's way.

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WINCHESTER - For the first time in ages, members of the Capital Planning Committee came to a Select Board meeting and didn’t beg for money.

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WOBURN - Leery South End abutters joined with Ward 2 Alderman Richard Gately in challenging CVS Pharmacy's proposed leasing takeover of its largest competitor's retail outlet by Main and Fowle Streets.

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WAKEFIELD - Boys and Girls Clubs of Stoneham and Wakefield members met with Boston Bruins Goalie Tuukka Rask (3rd from left) on Tuesday, September 3, as they concluded their Summer golf camp.

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Beth Leavitt was appointed Principal of our Barrows Elementary School last year and has just started her second year guiding her faculty, staff and students with parental support in a world becoming increasingly technological.

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WINCHESTER - After two months of back-and-forth, Town Manager Lisa Wong, along with Town Counsel, reached an agreement with electronic scooter company Skinny Labs Inc. d/b/a Spin. Last night, the Select Board formally approved an electric scooter share program agreement with the company.

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WOBURN - Mosquitoes collected in surrounding area town tested positive for both West Nile virus and Eastern equine encephalitis in late August.

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BURLINGTON – The updated plans for the new Department of Public Works (DPW) and Parks & Recreation Department facilities on Great Meadow Road earned unanimous approval from the Planning Board.

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WOBURN – The City Council recently empowered Mayor Scott Galvin to accept an easement for traffic mitigation in East Woburn by Washington, Salem, and Cedar Streets.

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WINCHESTER - The En Ka Society is a volunteer non-profit organization comprised of women in Winchester. The Society’s objective is to provide aid, through volunteer services and through raising funds, for local charities, non-profit organizations and other groups that serve the people of Win…

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WOBURN – The City Council last night granted Verizon Wireless permission to attach a new small-cell antenna to a utility pole on New Boston Street, but not before hinging the approval upon the company’s provision of a favorable structural integrity report.

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Representatives from The Savings Bank enjoyed the ice cream served by Honey Dew owner Derek Robertson (back left) and his associate Gabby Denardo during the recent summer outing hosted by the Wakefield Lynnfield Chamber of Commerce. Enjoying the evening were Lynnfield and South Lynnfield Bra…

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READING — The Daily Times Chronicle has learned of the death of Reading benefactor Nelson Burbank, on August 29, at age 98. The unassuming financial supporter of many town projects, World War II veteran and 95-year resident of Reading is undoubtably the Town of Reading’s greatest philanthrop…

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WOBURN - City Council President Michael Anderson this week voiced continued apprehension about encouraging the construction of dense housing complexes along Commerce Way and other areas of the community.

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WINCHESTER - On Thursday, Sept. 19 at 7 p.m. in the Vinson-Owen Elementary School Library at 75 Johnson Road in Winchester, MassDOT will hold a design public hearing to discuss proposed improvements at the Vinson-Owen Elementary School concerning the Safe routes to School project in Winchester.

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WOBURN - City officials and area citizens face a Sept. 20 deadline for offering feedback about Leggat McCall's latest environmental filing as it attempts to obtain state permits for its proposed Atlantic Gelatin site redevelopment.

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Emelia Attridge was recently called as the new Pastor of our First Congregational Church succeeding the Rev. Lisa Stedman who served with distinction in that capacity for 9 years before accepting broader responsibilities for the United Church of Christ throughout New England.

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WINCHESTER - The Select Board approved the sale of the $8,845,000 General Obligation Municipal Purpose Loan of 2019 for McCall Middle School Phase II and Wildwood Street drainage to Robert W. Baird & Co., Inc. at the price of $9,481,429.41 including accrued interest.

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WOBURN - In an unusual change-of-heart, the Zoning Board of Appeals (ZBA) last week granted a Border Street landowner permission to build a two-and-a-half story residence by the Winchester line.

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BURLINGTON - English Language Learner (ELL) instructors in the school district will now have a coordinator after the School Committee unanimously approved the creation of a new position.

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READING - The Reading Fall Street Faire 5k Race will take place at Washington Park, 100 Washington Street, at 8:30 am on Sunday, September 8, 2019. The race takes place before the 11th annual Reading Fall Street Faire festivities, which begin at noon.

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WINCHESTER - Richard Nadel, a resident of Maple Road (off Forest Street), came by the Select Board’s meeting this week to alert the members to an issue involving large deliveries from Winchester Hospital in his neighborhood and the noise those deliveries can create, especially during the ear…

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WOBURN - A Boston developer secured just enough City Council support to shield a proposed elderly housing complex at the old Kraft Foods site from the application of the community's affordable housing mandates.

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WOBURN - More than a year after first announcing his plans to save the historic Tidd Home, West Street resident John Flaherty recently became the first local landowner to file a special permit application under Woburn's new historic property preservation ordinances.

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WINCHESTER - DPW Director Jay Gill and new Transfer Station Coordinator Nick Parlee (taking over for the recently retired Norm Doucette) updated the Select Board on commercial hauler rates. Gill started by reminding the board the town’s solid waste contract with Covanta expires next June.

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WOBURN - Absentee ballots are available for all eligible voters citywide for the Municipal Preliminary Election State Election to be held on Tuesday, September 10, 2019. The deadline for filing an application for an absentee ballot in the office of the City Clerk is Monday, September 9, 2019…