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READING - As Reading Public Library Director Amy Lannon eyes the partial restoration of department services, the Board of Health earlier this week removed a major barrier to those reopening goals by revoking the emergency order that shuttered the Middlesex Avenue facility.

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READING – It’s a celebration with a dual purpose. On Sept. 26 Reading will celebrate the 90th anniversary of its Town Forest. There will be bird walks, educational talks, and maybe even a couple snakes. But there’s another reason to join in. You can rip an invasive species from the ground an…

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READING – At the end of a long evening of discussion, the School Committee at their latest meeting apparently had no energy or appetite for a change in leadership as they voted to continue under the steady hand of veteran School Committee member Chuck Robinson.

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READING - School officials advocated for hosting a modified in-house graduation ceremony for the RMHS Class of 2020 later this month, when graduates can invite two guests to sit beside them at the high school’s main turf field for the rite-of-passage event.

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As an incredible person, friend and student, Ella Ramos is someone who has made a mark on RMHS. She is known for outreaching kindness, inclusivity and leadership. Her friends and family would say that she is an overall amazing person. Her teachers would say that her contributions to the clas…

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Catherine Adams has been a constant pillar of kindness, inclusivity, and positivity to the Reading community since the time she was enrolled in CCP Preschool, to her time spent at RMHS. Teachers would describe her as someone who's outgoing and driven to be the best version of herself, while …

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READING - Linda Snow Dockser fully exemplifies the meaning of volunteering and championing community service with abundant experience as an educator, administrator and writer. She’s been a Reading resident for many years and her life’s been packed with doing things for others. Her selection …

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READING – Thursday evening the School Committee heard a presentation from Superintendent of Schools Dr. John Doherty summarizing last week’s survey of parents, the staff survey, and the guidance from the State Dept. of Education’s for the return to school in the fall which was released that …

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Autumn Goldy is known for her kindness, compassion and dedication. She is outgoing and can be seen throughout the RMHS halls with a smile on her face. Many people share that her empathy towards others makes her an approachable and kind student. Not only is Autumn a kind person, but she is a …

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Bex O’Connor is an outgoing, kind and committed senior at Reading Memorial High School and a part of the class of 2020. She is known by her teachers as dedicated to her studies, as well as kind to her peers. She credits some of her favorite times at Reading Memorial High School as being spen…

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READING - The Reading Police and Fire Unions have generously donated funds to support local businesses. The donation was used to purchase a supply of 3-ply disposable masks, available to any business owner by contacting the Reading-North Reading Chamber of Commerce at lynn@rnrchamber.com or …

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READING - With local businesses and out-of-work household heads shouldering substantial financial burdens due to the COVID-19 crisis, Reading school officials will continue providing free meals to children and young adults throughout the summer.

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READING - Local business owners and self-employed workers have just days left to take advantage of a federal assistance program aimed at preventing a massive wave of permanent layoffs due to the nation's response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Olivia is a dedicated student who has proven her academic and athletic excellence through her great accomplishments.

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For the past four years, Lisa Li has immersed and devoted her time to her academics as well as maintaining a friendly face to all. She is a kind and inclusive classmate and person in the Reading community, whose passions include biology, reading, playing the piano and spending quality time w…

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READING – The School Committee at their meeting June11 conducted their annual staff recognition honoring retiring educators and those achieving length of service milestones and newer teachers obtaining Professional Teacher Status.

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READING – Imagine a romantic, starlit summer night in Reading. Now imagine it while relaxing under a tent, enjoying tiramisu while sipping a Pomegranate Lime Martini. Believe it or not, all this was on the agenda of Tuesday's Select Board meeting.

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Through her hard work and outgoing personality, Christina DiCostanzo has held different leadership roles and won awards that have signified her as a pillar of the Reading Community. She’s a part of her different clubs that she’s helped cultivate and better, which is shown throughout her club…

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Elisa is a kind, compassionate, and dedicated student athlete, who has made a substantial impact on the community. Classmates of Elisa would often describe her as intelligent, helpful and extremely considerate. One shared that “her compassion and thoughtfulness makes her approachable and hel…

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READING - In a presentation to the School Committee Thursday night School Chief Financial Officer Gail Dowd announced there would be “significant delays” in the modular classrooms project at the Birch Meadow School.

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For the past four years, Kelly has immersed herself in many different clubs and teams that she’s helped make a difference in. Her teammates would describe her as determined as well as encouraging. Kelly has loved the time spent with the soccer team as well as her time inside the school, cred…

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READING – At the most recent meeting of the School Committee Chief Financial Officer Gail Dowd presented a financial update on the fiscal 2020 school budget which showed $355,638 in unencumbered funds projected through June, 0.7% of the total fiscal 2020 budget. Dowd reported the school clos…

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READING - Steering more municipal resources towards reopening the town’s battered economy, the Board of Health will revert to a once-weekly update of COVID-19 figures as data increasingly indicates an abating of the outbreak. Since last Friday, according to town officials, there have been ju…

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READING – Your Reading Select Board set a date for the recall election, had something to EAT, and in a packed agenda Wednesday night even discussed breaking the law. It was that kind of night.

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WAKEFIELD – Northeast Metropolitan Technical High School officials recently began studying options for replacing or renovating the 240,148 square foot vocational facility by Breakheart Reservtion.

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READING - The plans for graduation ceremony for the class of 2020 is coming into focus as Reading Memorial High School Principal Kate Boynton has notified parents of seniors to save the dates of Sunday July 26, and Sunday August 2, for graduation.

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Colin DuRoss is a dedicated and committed senior at Reading Memorial High School. He is known by his peers as determined in his work, outgoing, and above all, kind. He's a part of the varsity football team, along with Samantha’s Harvest club. He credits some of his favorite times at Reading …

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Olivia is a kind and quiet girl who puts 110-percent effort into everything she does. She is widely known to the RMHS staff and students as someone who cares for others and does very well in school. Many will miss her smile and generosity on the RMHS campus.

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READING – It was a near three-hour meeting that began with technical challenges and ended with a toodaloo. Thursday afternoon the Board of Registrars approved the rules for a public hearing on challenges to the recall petition of Select Board member Vanessa Alvarado. The hearing will begin o…

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READING – The Finance Committee recently dealt with a budget shortfall in the upcoming fiscal year by adding $270,000 to the reserve fund to help cover Covid-19 unknowns and preserve the School Committee’s top two priorities facing the budget axe.

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Alli is known to many as a kind and compassionate person with an inner drive to perform her very best. To the Reading Memorial High School community, Alli is a dedicated and motivated student. She is caring and someone who is always smiling and laughing. Teachers and students would often des…

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For the past four years, James Kiikka has immersed and devoted his time to his academics and the many clubs he’s a part of at Reading Memorial High School, getting leadership roles and grades that are well deserved.

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To the Reading Memorial High School community, Abigail Carnes is one of the most compassionate and most contributive students of RMHS. Staff and students would often describe Abigail as kind and welcoming, as well as always bringing a positive outlook to class. The last of her family to walk…

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For the past four years, Jakob Santucci has immersed and devoted his time to his academics, athletics, and friendships while being a part of the Reading Memorial High School Class of ‘20. He is a friendly face in the Reading community, whose passions include Environmental Studies, and outdoo…

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READING - Proving an invaluable resource for all local businesses, regardless of membership or affiliation with the advocacy group, the Reading/North Reading Chamber of Commerce is a great resource for area entrepreneurs during the novel coronavirus emergency.

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As a kind, open and welcoming person, Catherine is well on her way to success. She stands out in the RMHS community as someone who always helps out and is understanding of others. Her mark on the school is one that many will not forget. She is there always for others and helps out both her f…