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READING – Superintendent of Schools Tom Milaschewski proudly announced at the School Committee meeting December 1st the donation of $1.3M to the RMHS scholarship fund from the estate of the late David B. Libby, a lifelong Reading resident.

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BURLINGTON - The properties on Middlesex Turnpike that house the Shell gas station/convenience store and former D’Angelo sub shop will finally be made over and built into one developed, usable site.

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WINCHESTER - Once again, Winchester chose not to classify the tax levy, instead voting to leave it at 1. This means everyone pays the same tax rate. Shifting the rate would put more burden on the town’s small commercial and industrial properties while not necessarily benefiting residents eno…

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READING - For the past few months local officials have been surveying the Reading public on what the community wants out of a new Senior/Community Center to replace the aging Pleasant Street Center. That survey is now complete and on Tuesday experts from UMass Gerontology are expected to pre…

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READING — On December 6, 2022 the Reading Public Library and the Pleasant Street Center will co-host a special intergenerational screening of Cycle of Memory, the new award-winning documentary about two siblings' bicycle adventure to find and explore the memories their grandfather lost to Al…

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To the Reading community, Abbey Brenner is kind, hardworking, and passionate. She has previously attended J.W. Killam Elementary School and Walter S. Parker Middle School.

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This week we highlight senior Mina Willander. Motivated by an artistic impulse toward capturing images through photography, Mina’s creativity and personality radiates and inspires as she collects moments and memories with her camera at RMHS. She has a great spirit for adventure and is sponta…

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WINCHESTER - Ph.D. scientist turned pastry chef, Winchester resident Fred Csibi-Levin, is looking forward to his upcoming appearance on the Food Network Channel on Dec. 11 for the Christmas Cookie Challenge. The Christmas Cookie Challenge showcases five talented cookie artists and they compe…

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WINCHESTER - Finding a permanent town manager isn’t like ordering a coffee at Starbucks; you can’t just walk up to the counter, tell the barista what you want and then wait as they bring it to you in a cup with your name on it.

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READING - Though agreeing a banner denigrating President Joseph Biden contains offensive language, Town Manager Fidel Maltez recently opted against taking any actions against the private resident(s) who erected the political sign on a Main Street fence.

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BURLINGTON - The Burlington Department of Public Works (DPW) recently earned unanimous approval from the Select Board with three separate programs for construction of new sidewalks on Gateway and Collector Streets in town.

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BURLINGTON – Residential and commercial tax rates will increase after the Select Board approved the tax classification for Fiscal Year 2023 at its meeting last night

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BURLINGTON - In lieu of Food Service Director Karen Damaso retiring from his position of 24 year at the end of November, school officials are discussing a proposal to hire a food service management company to fill the void sometime in January.

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WINCHESTER - The Griffin Museum now has two things to celebrate this year: one, the museum hit the 30-year milestone, and two, Town Meeting voted to authorize the Select Board to amend the terms of a certain lease by and between the town and the trustees of the Winchester Museum Trust for th…

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WINCHESTER - 2023 is shaping up to be the year of change in Winchester. DPW Director Jay Gill, Fire Chief Rick Tustin and Town Planner Brian Szekely all plan to move on at (or just after) the end of the year. The town is also searching for a permanent town manager (who may or may not be curr…

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READING - Reading’s annual winter parking ban will go into effect starting Monday, Dec. 5, and starting then no overnight parking will be allowed on any public way or municipal parking lot from 1 to 6 a.m. in order to help keep the roads clear in the event of snow.

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WINCHESTER - Like the Titanic, the Capital Planning Committee is taking on water, this according to Capital Planning Committee Chair Roger McPeek (who even showed a photo of the Titanic during his presentation to Town Meeting, though he did admit his committee hasn’t fully sunk yet).

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WINCHESTER - The most hotly debated motion during fall Town Meeting involved a citizen’s petition to restrict the use of gas-powered leaf blowers. With passionate arguments on both sides, Town Meeting ultimately voted to indefinitely postpone the article (most likely until the spring).

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WINCHESTER - With Town Meeting’s full support, the question of whether to pass a debt-exclusion override to pay for the replacement of the Lynch Elementary Schools now heads to voters on Saturday, Jan. 7.

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WINCHESTER - It’s quite the interesting conundrum when so many people want something, yet almost all of them vote against it. Such was the case during Town Meeting this week, when members voted down a citizen’s petition involving the Community Preservation Act.

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WINCHESTER - The state of the town is financially healthy, according to interim Town Manager Beth Rudolph, as the town closed out FY22 with solid departmental turn backs and a motor vehicle excise tax that rebounded to pre-COVID levels.

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This week we highlight Ally Clarkson, a hardworking, enthusiastic, and passionate Senior at Reading Memorial High School. Ally attended Birch Meadow Elementary School and Parker Middle School before coming to the High School.

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Elizabeth Strack is a motivated, thoughtful, and sincere member of the Reading community. She has previously attended J.W. Killam elementary school and Coolidge middle school.

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READING - Tonight the Select Board is scheduled to discuss a proposal to celebrate the town’s diversity as part of the annual winter holiday display on the Town Common, specifically by posting a menorah in recognition of Hanukkah on the common along with a Christmas tree.

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BOSTON – House Minority Leader Bradley H. Jones, Jr. (R-North Reading), State Representative Richard M. Haggerty (D-Woburn), and State Senator Jason Lewis (D-Winchester) joined with the Baker-Polito administration on America Recycles Day to announce that Reading has been awarded a $4,550 Rec…

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WOBURN - Granted some leeway largely due to his favorable reputation as a local businessman, developer Scott Seaver can finalize various pending home sales at a new townhouse development in North Woburn before realigning the intersection of School and Merrimac Street.