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READING - After Town Meeting voted to purchase a parcel of land from the Meadow Brook Golf Club, the Select Board will move forward with a purchase and sale agreement during its meeting on Tuesday night. The board is also expected to discuss an easement on the property as well.

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READING - This Wednesday the Reading Ad Hoc Town Manager Screening Committee will convene to begin the process of selecting Reading’s new Town Manager. The open portion of the meeting will consist of an election of committee chair and secretary and a presentation by Community Paradigm Associ…

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READING – On a night when the leadership of the Reading Municipal Light Department updated the Select Board on what’s ahead for its customers, one thing was certain. Change is coming.

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Dylan Wolter is a devoted, passionate, studious, and kind member of the RMHS community. Dylan is a student who has excelled in his academics and extracurricular activities. Dylan is well regarded by his classmates and teachers as a hard worker who is devoted to everything he does.

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Tallulah Patalano is a creative, ambitious, and considerate person. Since attending Barrows Elementary School, Walter S. Parker Middle School, and then Reading Memorial High School, Tallulah was always a friendly person that anyone could talk to. She has made many impacts at RMHS and will al…

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READING - Organizers couldn’t have picked a nicer morning when CATO (The Coalition of Us) hosted their Reading Remembrance Tour for school and local officials on Sunday. School principals, Metro Director Kurtis Martin, School Superintendent Dr. Thomas Milaschewski as well as State Senator Ja…

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READING - Among the numerous items on its agenda Tuesday night, the Select Board will hear a presentation by the Climate Advisory Committee on the prospective addition of a Sustainability Director, who would help the town achieve its environmental and energy sustainability goals.

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READING – The School Committee last night reviewed vaccine and COVID-19 statistics and declined to make any changes in the mask mandate at Reading Memorial High School, putting off any policy change until at least January.

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READING – The School Committee last night reviewed vaccine and COVID-19 statistics and declined to make any changes in the mask mandate at Reading Memorial High School, putting off any policy change until at least January.

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Bobby Squires is a friendly, outgoing, and intelligent Senior at Reading Memorial High School. Whether it be academics or athletics, Bobby is always held in high regard by his classmates, coaches, and teachers. When asked what he would remember the most about his time in High School, Bobby s…

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Jackie Malley is motivated, kind, and a person who has a good sense of humor. In her previous years, she attended Birch Meadow Elementary School and Coolidge Middle School. To the people that know her, Jackie is a big fan of sports, and when she’s not playing, she is a superfan of all RMHS sports.

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READING - The local School Committee will on Thursday night consider whether to tweak the district’s universal masking mandate to allow for an exception to the rules for vaccinated RMHS students and teachers.

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READING - A new ad hoc committee reporting to the Select Board known as the Reading Center for Active Living Committee (ReCalc) has been established, and town officials are looking for volunteers to serve on the new committee.

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Sabine May is one of the most diligent students at RMHS. In her previous years, she attended Joshua Eaton Elementary School and Walter S. Parker Middle School. Most of her classmates look up to her because of her intelligence. Her friends would describe her as someone that is very honest and…

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Alex Shikhanovich is a dedicated, extroverted, and funny member of the Reading Memorial High School community. Always easy to talk to, Alex is often cracking jokes with friends and classmates alike.

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READING – The price tag made even its supporters cringe, but Reading Town Meeting members decided Monday to bite the bullet and voted overwhelming in favor of replacing the Auburn Street water tank. The vote to add $2.5 million to the project in Article 7, bringing the estimated budget total…

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Carlee Lermond is a thoughtful and helpful person and also a studious student that many students look up to. Before attending Reading Memorial High School, Carlee attended Alice M. Barrows Elementary School and Walter S. Parker Middle School. At RMHS, Carlee is always the perfect person to g…

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Evan Kerr is a motivated, hard working, and kind member of the RMHS community. When asked to describe himself, Evan said, “I am a pretty quiet, shy and introverted person but will always stand up for what I believe in and will always be there for others.” Evan's most memorable moment at RMHS…

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READING - In a live experiment of a proposal to stage the COVID-19 surveillance at a singular location this year, School officials will relaunch a local “pooled testing” program at the Killam Elementary School tomorrow afternoon.

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READING – The School Committee last night honored Amy Hussey, a visual arts specialist at Killam who has also worked at Joshua Eaton. She has been named as the state’s 2021 Art Education Association’s elementary school Educator of the Year.

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Pete Koster is a kind, studious, and involved member of the Reading Memorial High School community. Committed to his activities and academics, Pete is a model student. When asked what he would remember the most about high school, Pete said, “All of the amazing people that I have met througho…

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Christina Sacco has always been a compassionate, charismatic, and friendly person. In her past, she attended Alice M. Barrows Elementary School and Walter S. Parker Middle School. To the Reading Memorial High School community, Christina is always the person who has a friendly face, always sm…

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READING – In a marathon meeting that started Tuesday and ended in the early morning hours of Wednesday, the Reading Select Board made a decision on the Meadow Brook land and named the seven members of the Town Manager Search Committee. The debates on both topics were spirited, passionate, an…

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READING - This Tuesday the Select Board is expected to hold a vote on whether or not to exercise the town’s right of first refusal on purchasing land at the Meadow Brook Golf Club property. The parcel of land in question would offer new access and likely additional parking to the Town Forest…

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READING - With the town’s health inspector tendering his resignation a little over a week ago now, Interim Reading Health Director Peter Mirandi late last week announced his plan to backfill the unexpected manpower shortage with private contractors.

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READING — Citing the community’s high vaccination rates and news that Reading has fewer than 10 active COVID-19 cases within its adult population, the Board of Health last night argued against the reimposition of a town-wide masking order.

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As a kind, considerate, and wise member of the Reading Memorial High School community, George Speros is known well by all. Whether in class, on the track, or playing with the Marching Band, George always has a positive impact on RMHS.

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READING - Late last May, when town officials confirmed Reading would rescind the community’s indoor masking requirement and a host of other pandemic-related restrictions, many celebrated the end of the town’s struggle against COVID-19.

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READING – At the most recent meeting of the School Committee Director of Finance Susan Bottan presented the final financial wrap up for the school budget from the past school year. She announced $831,231 remained unspent and was returned to the town (to go into free cash for use through the …

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READING – The School Committee at their September 30 meeting unanimously approved a new three-year contract with the district’s food service workers. The cafeteria employees will get a 4.5 percent pay hike over the three years with 1.5 percent per year starting this year plus eight contract …

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READING - At the School Committee meeting late last week School Superintendent Thomas Milaschewski presented the first data review in alignment with the commitment the School Committee made with respect to the policy on the wearing of masks.

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READING - Nearly matching the district’s entire virus caseload from the previous two weeks, public health officials documented a dozen new COVID-19 infections within the school district over the past seven days, according to a state report released on Thursday.