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WINCHESTER - For the first time ever, the Winchester Select Board is comprised of a majority of female members since the election of two new members on March 26. New additions Amy Shapiro and Susan Verdicchio are both excited and honored to be a part of this historic moment in Winchester history.

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Beth Israel Lahey Health recently presented a donation to the 12th annual Blossoms at the Beebe, as a Harlequin Sponsor of the flower show, gala and silent auction benefitting the Lucius Beebe Memorial Library and the Wakefield Lynnfield Chamber of Commerce. The event will be held on April 2…

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Hayley Barrett, a long time Reading resident, introduced her first children’s book to a packed house at Whitelam Books the first Saturday in April. The book, “BABYMOON”, is published by Candlewick Press, a top national publisher of children’s books that’s located in Davis Square, Somerville.

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WINCHESTER - After about an hour of discussion, the Select Board chose to continue a public hearing concerning adding a “Do Not Enter 7:30 - 8:30 a.m.” sign at the corner of Stone Avenue and Highland Avenue in the area of the Muraco School until a later date. The next hearing will be held at…

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WOBURN - Though individual members voiced near unanimous opposition to the idea, the City Council as a whole recently refused to immediately dispose of a proposed zoning change that would allow the construction of two digital billboards along I-93.

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READING - Joseph Ryan, 32, of Temple St. led the Reading runners across the finish line Monday, finishing under three hours. He completed the 26.2 miles in 2:56.08 good for 1,842nd place out of slightly under 30,000 runners that completed the historic marathon from Hopkinton to Boston. He wa…

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WINCHESTER - The Winchester Chamber of Commerce recently announced the 40th Citizen of the Year Award to more than deserving resident Sally Quinn. Quinn and her husband have been living in Winchester since 1982 and currently reside on Grove Street.

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BURLINGTON – It took almost one year, but the Planning Board finally made a decision to support three applications that will result in the existing Audi/Porsche dealership on Cambridge Street to co-locate in separate buildings on adjacent properties.

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WINCHESTER - The Jenks Center will host its first annual Senior Resource Fair from 1:30 – 3:30 p.m. on Wednesday, May 8, at the Jenks Center, 109 Skillings Road, in honor of Older Americans Month.

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WOBURN - City leaders last week again urged local post office officials to exempt new Garvey Road homeowners and other approved subdivisions from new centralized mailbox regulations.

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WINCHESTER - At a recent Select Board meeting, Town Manager Lisa Wong informed the board the Lake Street Bridge is in poor condition. She said the bridge has been inspected by Weston & Sampson. She added how the state has no inspection system for any bridge under 20 ft (the Lake Street B…

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BOSTON – Senator Jason Lewis was awarded the Distinguished Advocacy Award, a prestigious honor bestowed by the American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network (ACS CAN) in recognition of his leadership and commitment to strong public health policies around tobacco and other cancer issues.

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WAKEFIELD - Dave McGillivray, author, athlete, motivational speaker and philanthropist will be the featured VIP at the 12th annual Blossoms at the Beebe, an event to benefit the Lucius Beebe Memorial Library and the Wakefield Lynnfield Chamber of Commerce. The adult-only event will be held o…

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READING - Town Manager Robert LeLacheur yesterday released a subsequent status update on Police Chief Mark D. Segalla. A special prosecutor reportedly has approved the filing of charges against Segalla in a domestic incident which occured in Tewksbury while he was off duty.

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WOBURN - A Lawrence construction company will break ground on the Salem Street bridge replacement project this week, when motorists in the area can expect to run into increased traffic due to associated lane closures.

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WINCHESTER - HeatSmart is a group purchasing program for clean heating and cooling technologies for homes and businesses. The program is now moving into the next phase where residents and businesses can sign up for a free evaluation to determine if their home/business is suitable for heat pu…

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WINCHESTER – In its “Fingerprint Factory” in Washington D.C. the FBI kept multiple millions of fingerprints during World War II, as the Bureau gathered information about suspected spies and saboteurs, draft dodgers, federal workers, and others.

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WOBURN - National Grid has finally responded to local developer Scott Seaver's pleas for the natural gas distributor to connect its infrastructure to his Village at Shannon Farm development off Lexington Street.

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WINCHESTER - Finding new ways to help students become their best selves was the theme that dominated the latest round of grants made by the Winchester Foundation for Educational Excellence.

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BURLINGTON - The Burlington Police Department is participating in a statewide Distracted Driving Enforcement Campaign, and is reminding residents to remain focused and vigilant behind the wheel.

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WINCHESTER - At a recent Select Board meeting, Town Comptroller Stacie Ward submitted a report highlighting the budget through Feb. 28 of this year. She noted how motor vehicle revenue is low compared to this time last fiscal year because the first 2019 commitments aren’t due until late March.

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WOBURN - The City Council authorized Eversource's proposal to move various utility poles around the Goodyear School and Washington Street, where a private contractor later this spring will commence the long-awaited widening of Montvale Avenue.

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WINCHESTER - Lee Kilpatrick’s fascination with group dynamics is clear in his series “Together.” He brings his camera to outings of family and friends and creates panoramic scenes in which the viewer can examine each participant’s level of engagement or interaction. Highly energetic individu…

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WOBURN - The City Council recently scrubbed a use restriction from the 2016 special permit that allowed for a small expansion of the Dunkin Donuts plaza by the intersection of Montvale Avenue and Washington Street.

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BURLINGTON – This year’s Town Election was full of surprises with challengers ruling the day in the most prominent contested races.

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WINCHESTER – Winchester Hospital’s Community Health Initiative (CHI) Grant Selection Committee, comprised of hospital leaders and community partners from across Winchester Hospital’s service area, awarded seven local nonprofit organizations more than $170,000 in grant money to support the he…

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WOBURN - A new indoor trampoline playground and entertainment center will join with a fitness center to move into Horn Pond Plaza's vacant Toys R Us building on the West Side.

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BOSTON - On Wednesday and Thursday, the Massachusetts House of Representatives and the State Senate voted to allocate $8 million in funding for family planning clinics in the Commonwealth to offset potential cuts to the federal Title X program proposed by the Trump administration (see relate…

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READING — A 236 High Street two family home was damaged in a two alarm fire this morning reported at 4:55 a.m. According to Deputy Fire Chief Paul Jackson the fire started in the basement of the home and the cause of the blaze is under investigation by the State Fire Marshal’s Office and the…

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WOBURN - Complying with a judicial order, the City Council significantly slashed the size of a mitigation payment demanded of a Waltham developer for a townhouse project at the old Verizon trucking terminal on the West Side.

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WINCHESTER - With Town Meeting fast approaching, the Select Board and Town Manager Lisa Wong discussed several articles she and/or the board will be sponsoring.

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WOBURN - School officials will wait until next fiscal year to fully implement a comprehensive overhaul of cafeteria service guidelines that enables administrators to utilize debt agencies to collect unpaid bills, but also expressly prohibits the denial of lunches to pupils.

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BURLINGTON – For the eighth year in a row, the Board of Selectmen unanimously approved the School Department’s statement of interest (SOI) project submission to the Massachusetts School Building Authority (MSBA).

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WINCHESTER - If Spring Town Meeting approves the PILOT (Payment in Lieu of Taxes) agreement and safety railings, then solar panels will be installed on the high school roof. Currently, solar panels have been installed on the DPW roof and will be installed on the Vinson-Owen roof starting dur…

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This week is the first time that four members of the senior class will receive the High 5 Award in the same week. We are pleased to recognize today Jessica O’Neil, Kaitlin O’Neil, Kevin O’Neil, and Ryan O’Neil, known to many in the school and the community as the O’Neil quadruplets. 

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WINCHESTER – The Mount Vernon Street bridge project was recognized in March by the American Council of Engineering Companies of Massachusetts with a Silver Engineering Excellence Award.

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WOBURN - The School Committee last week unanimously ratified a new three-year contract with the Woburrn Teachers' Association (WTA) that authorizes a 6 percent pay raise to union members during the length of the agreement.

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BURLINGTON – With May Town Meeting less than two months away, the School Administration recently presented the School Committee with 16 capital projects that are being proposed for the warrant this spring.