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Colleen Bedingfield’s dedication to the RMHS and Reading community is evident through her hard work and her kindness. Many know Colleen as someone who is extremely compassionate and a mentor to all. She is an amazing student, achieving highest marks in her classes. Her friends and family say…

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READING – It was the first meeting of the new Select Board, a March gathering in the early days of our health pandemic. Newcomer Carlo Bacci was in the Select Board’s Meeting Room in Town Hall, along with Vanessa Alvarado and Town Manager Bob LeLacheur. It was a brief introduction between re…

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READING - When one defines family, the Moynihans set a very high standard in combining their lumber yard business with interests of family and employees top of mind. The company has been in their own lumber business since 1959, first beginning in North Reading. Since then, they have establis…

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READING - The School Committee Wednesday evening selected the Massachusetts Association of School Committees (MASC) to conduct their search for a new Superintendent of Schools to replace Dr. John Doherty who announced in May he would leaving his post at the end of the current school year, hi…

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When looking for someone who can cheer you up and make you laugh, Sophia Sinagra has got your back. Her friends would recognize her as a caring, thoughtful and overall hilarious person, nonetheless, friend to all.

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Maggie Girouard is an incredible student, friend and sister. Her time at RMHS has been memorable and she has made her mark on the school through her work in the RMHS Drama club and service clubs. She is known for going out of her way to help others. Her friends and family would say that she …

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READING – At the School Committee meeting October 1st Superintendent of Schools Dr. John Doherty informed the board the in person hybrid start date at Birch Meadow elementary school has been pushed back one week to October 19. The change was caused by the delay in the completion of the modul…

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READING - Schools’ Superintendent Dr. John Doherty believes the district needs to reclassify the central office’s human resources (HR) manager position in order to identify a suitable replacement for former HR Administrator Jennifer Bove.

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To the Reading community, Ojasi Shastri is a kind friend and constant volunteer, always wanting to better our town in any way she can. She spends countless hours giving back within our community to tutor kids, showing her selfless and helpful attitude that’s also integrated into her everyday…

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Jenni Wheeler is a dedicated and hardworking student of the Class of 2021. Her friends and family would say that she is a bubbly person who makes others laugh. Her teachers would say that her contributions are essential and insightful. Her time dedicated to her love of field hockey on the RM…

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READING ¬– All it took to stop a year’s worth of work involving numerous town officials and an outside consulting firm was Jean Thomson, a proud 86-year-old woman and 50-year resident of Linden Street.

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READING – You might think almost 900 parking spaces for Downtown Reading’s 210 businesses would be plenty. And on many days, it is. But other days, as you turn into the upper Haven lot behind CVS and see a packed house, it can be a frustrating game of circling and hoping. It’s a game many re…

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READING - Chrissy Cerretani completed a virtual, Boston Athletic Association (BAA) approved marathon last Friday, running around Lake Quannapowitt 7 times before concluding her run at St. Athanasius Church. Chrissy began at St. Agnes Church running 26.2 miles in 3 hours, 47 minutes and 16 se…

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READING - Austin Preparatory School abruptly suspended in-person learning sessions at its Willow Street campus earlier this month after institution administrators discovered that dozens of its students had allegedly attended an off-campus party.

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READING – The School Committee last night endorsed the four season athletic schedule as presented by the State Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE) with specifics approved by the Middlesex League of which Reading is a member. The vote was necessary to allow remote learning…

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READING - When one thinks of a community member who has done much for its residents over many years, Sally Hoyt immediately comes to mind. Since 1971, Sally pursued her many town interests with charm and grace, combining them with an unmatched passion for the things she believed in. She was …

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READING – With the recall election in their rear-view mirror, the Reading Select Board returned to work Tuesday night. Unlike their last meeting, a 50-minute session Aug. 25, this one was four hours long and started with a thank you.

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READING - Reading’s Downton Art Walk will shift to a self-guided format this year due to the COVID-19 pandemic, which hampered plans for a more coordinated single-day gathering.

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READING – At the most recent Reading School Committee meeting members of the Reading Teachers Association (RTA) followed up the email campaign for remote learning only (August 20 meeting) with some 40 emails (at the 8/27 meeting) on that subject but more specifically voicing opposition to th…

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READING - aThe town’s Board of Health believes the COVID-19 outbreak could pose a risk to voters casting ballots at the polls during several elections over the course of the next few months.

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READING – A discussion of parking that had nothing to do with a tent was front and center as the Select Board returned to work Tuesday. In their first meeting since July 21 the board was updated by town officials, led by Community Development Director Julie Mercier, on plans to remake Readin…

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READING - The School Committee last night may have sanctioned a hybrid reopening plan, but union officers representing local educators earlier this week continued to roundly criticize the proposed resumption of in-class learning next month.

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READING - The town’s School Committee last night reluctantly agreed to resume school next September in a hybrid learning format that calls for pupils split their time between the classroom and at-home learning settings.

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READING - For many of us in our formative years, studying English was a challenge that often bordered on intimidation, especially when analyzing pieces of literature or in doing creative writing assignments. We simply dreaded the subject. Poet Moira Linehan fell into this category but accept…

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READING – A “bad taste in your mouth” is the last thing a restaurant owner wants to say or hear. But to Venetian Moon owner Lisa Cavallo, it’s exactly what she feels after the Select Board voted July 21 to revoke her restaurant’s outdoor dining license, signaling an end to the tent in the co…

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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…