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To the Reading community, Margaret is the co-president of both Girl Rising Club and Politics Club, secretary of Model UN, and a founding member of We The Youth, as well as a member of the track team. More personally, Margaret is a friend to all and a kind person. Many people notice her as a …

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READING – Her position is Economic Development Director and her Master’s thesis was entitled “Comparative Analysis of Maori of Aotearoa and James Bay Ceree of Eeyou Istechee Cultural Heritage Values and Political Histories of Land Tenure Systems.” But her UMass Amherst days didn’t prepare Er…

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As a dedicated and caring student of the RMHS class of 2021, Dana Granara is a notable student who is well deserving of recognition. Dana is one of the nicest members of the senior class. She cares for others and always is there to help or put a smile on your face. Her excellence in academic…

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From her time spent in the Reading community, Emma has been a devoted student and friend to her peers and teachers. Throughout her many academic and personal achievements lie her integrity and scholastic perseverance.

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READING – The Reading Select Board voted Wednesday to slash the alcohol license fees for the town’s restaurants and clubs by roughly 75 percent. It was another effort by town officials to help an industry that has been hit hard by Covid-19 and bracing for a long, difficult winter.

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READING – The Reading Municipal Light Department (RMLD) hired GreatBlue Research to conduct a customer satisfaction survey via phone and online to seek input in the areas of service reliability, rates, customer service, energy efficiency programs, power supply, and more. The phone portion of…

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READING – The most recent meeting of the School Committee, Thursday Nov. 17 heard the annual Reading Memorial High School Guidance Report on presented by Guidance Director Lynna Williams.

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When looking for a friendly face and kind classmate, Ava Coelho is the equivalent. Her teachers would describe her as someone who brings a light to the classroom and creates an encouraging and inclusive environment. To her friends and classmates, Ava would embody a kind, dedicated and approa…

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Olivia Celiberti is a nice, caring and hardworking individual. Many know her for her smile and kindness. Others know her for her dedication to the Reading community. One friend describes Olivia as “A really good person and someone who I go to for help. She is one of the kindest people I know…

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READING – Budget fantasy took precedent over town realities as department heads laid out their Christmas wish list for FY22 Tuesday night. The Reading Select Board heard presentations on facilities, public services, public safety, and capital/debt all coming with a mandate from Town Manager …

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WILMINGTON - Mass. State Troopers say an intoxi cated Reading man narrowly escaped being at fault for a Christmas Day catastrophe after he pulled onto the wrong side of I-93.

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Ava DelloRusso is an intelligent, caring and hardworking individual. Many know her for her smile and kindness. Others know her for her dedication to the Reading community. She is passionate about social justice and is always willing to help others. Classmates often describe Ava as “the best …

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To the Reading Memorial High School, Jordan is a friendly face, kind classmate, and a diligent student. Her classmates would describe her as an outgoing addition to the class and a welcoming partner. And her teachers label her as “a studious and well informed extension to classroom discussio…

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Emily Clarkson is a kind and compassionate individual. Her strength in both academics and soccer, have made her a notable student athlete of the RMHS Class of 2021. She is known for her compassion and empathy and is a student that classmates go to for help. Many teachers share that her dedic…

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With all her hard work through the many clubs and teams she's a part of, Ally has made a substantial impact on the town of Reading. Ally has racked up many hours of community service because she loves to see others succeed and prosper, and if she can help that process then she's more than happy to.

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READING – The School Committee last night asked Superintendent of Schools Dr. John Doherty to seek an change to the just announced Middlesex League winter sports regulations to allow at least one parent to attend the sporting event of their child in the season in which games will start Janua…

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READING - Pointing out that several major Reading Center housing projects relied upon state-encouraged, transit-oriented development initiatives, the town’s State House delegation strongly objects to the MBTA’s proposal to eliminate a major bus route and slash local commuter rail runs.

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Laura Haas is an amazing friend, student and volunteer. She is known as a friendly person around the halls of RMHS and always has a smile on her face. Her friends know and love her as a reliable person who is generous and kind. One friend shared, “Laura is a friend that I always rely on and …

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Being born and raised in Reading, Molly has made a wide impact in and around the poolside, along with within the town's community. To the girls she swims with, Molly encapsulates a dedicated, approachable, and talented captain and teammate, always cheering others on and keeping the atmospher…

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READING - Though frustrated by the recent cancellation of RMHS’ novel volunteer program, School Committee member Carla Nazzaro heralded dozens of parents and citizens for stepping forward to join the herculean effort to fill key staffing vacancies at the high school.

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Maddy is a kind, compassionate, and dedicated student, who has made a substantial impact on the community. Classmates of Maddy would often describe her as intelligent, helpful and extremely kind. Even people who do not know her see her as a bubbly and welcoming person. To the RMHS community,…

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Whether you’ve met her through the school's drama club or have been in one of her classes, you understand the inclusive, kind, and outgoing person Bridget Parks is. Students from the drama club would describe her as someone who makes a point to see that all are having a good time, always hav…

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READING – The Venetian Moon tent is back, even if it’s been more than three months since the last Reading resident sipped a Pink Passion martini outdoors on the cobblestone lot.

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WASHINGTON, D.C. .— Melrose Congresswoman Katherine Clark, who previously represented Reading as a state senator, recently rose to the rank of Assistant House Speaker after easy fending off a re-election challenge from Stoneham Select Board member Caroline Colarusso earlier this month.

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READING - School Superintendent John Doherty on Tuesday sent out a short message in his blog that he was shutting down the volunteer effort to have parent volunteers support teaching staff at Reading Memorial High School. That volunteer program was to start November 30th and was an effort to…

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READING - Philmore Phillip II is a 2009 graduate of Reading Memorial High School and a former METCO student who has come back to make a difference in how Black students experience the Reading Public Schools and community.

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READING - Reading Municipal Light Department (RMLD) recently joined with 20 other municipal utility providers to ink a historic deal to purchase environmentally-friendly hydroelectric electricity from a power plant along the shores of the Connecticut River.

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When reflecting on his high school experience and his best moments, Adam shares many of them revolve around winning sports games and spending time with friends. His most exciting moment was being on the state championship winning high school lacrosse team and playing on the Boston University…

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Kylie McKenna is a genuine, outgoing and compassionate person. She cares about others, does very well in school and loves to help her community. Her kindness is evident in her words and actions and her effort is evident in her awards. Those who know her say she is kind and trustworthy. One f…

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Autumn Brian is known for her smile and her outreaching kindness. Her stellar academics prove her success at RMHS. Friends and classmates of Autumn always say that she lights up the room and is an amazing person to be around. One shared, “Autumn is the friend you laugh with all the time and …

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The dedication and devotion Nicole has shown to the Reading Community over the past four years has made her an example of success to the students of RMHS. Those who know her recognize her as a friendly face, encouraging to others, and over all, a kind person. Nicole shows these traits with h…

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Sofia Azevedo is a generous and outgoing person who is also an excellent student and a person many look up to. Many of her friends and classmates share that she is a bubbly person who is always smiling. One student shared, “Sofias kindness is contagious and she is just a fun person to be aro…

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To the RMHS community, Kate Faucon is a friend and ally to all. For the past four years, Kate has played a vital role on the lacrosse team, winter track, and cheer team, but has also volunteered to make this a better town. Kate's teammates would describe her as someone who brings inclusivity…

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READING MA: The Reading Public Library Foundation is proud to welcome Neil L. Cohen, Esq. as legal counsel to its Board of Directors. Neil, a prominent local attorney and long-time Reading volunteer, is generously volunteering his time to assist the Foundation on legal matters.

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READING – If you only see the tip of the iceberg, there were problems. The Venetian Moon tent, the cell tower plans, the Health Department, parking, and police morale, all 2020 issues that pointed to poor communication.

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READING – Town leaders spent much of Tuesday pleading with the young people of Reading to be smart this Halloween. It started with Reading Memorial High School principal Kate Boynton in the morning and continued later at the Select Board meeting.

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Grace Brenner is known for her outreaching kindness and inclusivity. Her stellar academics prove her success at RMHS. Aside from her work in the community, her national recognition for horseback riding has been memorable for her and well deserved. She placed second in the National Horseback …

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For the past four years, Riley has been included in many different clubs that she’s helped make a difference in. Her friends would describe her as someone that helps promote an inclusive and fun atmosphere. Her teachers would describe her as someone who's outgoing and contributes to the ever…

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READING - Public health officials say Reading's COVID-19 outbreak wandered into a moderate-risk category for the first time since August after the town in late October was assigned its first-ever "yellow" label under a state classification system.

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READING – The School Committee October 15th expressed their displeasure with a proposed policy to have all school children immunized against the flu by December 31st in order to attend school in January. The proposed policy (in first reading) would bring Reading schools in line with a recent…