2020 Sweetser Lectures announced

Posted by on Nov 21, 2019 in Local Headline News, Wakefield Daily Item, Wakefield News | Comments Off on 2020 Sweetser Lectures announced

Published in the November 21, 2019 edition. WAKEFIELD — Wakefield’s venerable Sweetser Lecture Series has three speakers booked for its 2020 season. All three lectures will be in The Savings Bank Theatre at Wakefield High School, 60 Farm St., Wakefield. Each lecture will begin at 7:30 p.m. on its scheduled evening. Tickets for a single lecture are $10 with a special discount price of $25...

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Charging forward

Posted by on Nov 21, 2019 in Local Headline News, Wakefield Daily Item, Wakefield News | Comments Off on Charging forward

Published in the November 21, 2019 edition. By MARK SARDELLA If you thought the local plastic bag ban passed by the town a couple of years ago was bad, take heart. It’s about to get a lot worse. The Massachusetts Legislature is considering a measure that would ban plastic bags statewide. The State Senate is now debating the legislation...

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Veterans Advisory Board would like to grow

Posted by on Nov 20, 2019 in Local Headline News, Wakefield Daily Item, Wakefield News | Comments Off on Veterans Advisory Board would like to grow

Published November 20, 2019 By MARK SARDELLA WAKEFIELD — The chairman of the Veterans Advisory Board would like to see the board expanded so that additional members can do more to assist in getting the word out to Wakefield veterans about services and benefits available to them. Chairman Jay Pinette appeared before the Town Council last week to update...

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Community comes together to honor Larry Dysart

Posted by on Nov 21, 2019 in Local Headline News, North Reading News, North Reading Transcript | Comments Off on Community comes together to honor Larry Dysart

‘We interrupt this marriage for basketball season’ Published November 21, 2019 By MAUREEN DOHERTY NORTH READING — How do you measure the impact a life genuinely well lived? For starters, when a room filled with old friends from each decade of that life come together to share many laughs, shed a few tears and then smile again upon hearing...

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Light Up Main Street Christmas festival Sunday

Posted by on Nov 21, 2019 in Local Headline News, North Reading News, North Reading Transcript | Comments Off on Light Up Main Street Christmas festival Sunday

Published November 21, 2019 By MAUREEN DOHERTY NORTH READING — It’s back, it’s free, and it’s bigger than last year. After a successful inaugural event held to kick off the holiday season in 2018, Light Up Main Street for Christmas returns this Sunday, November 24 in the parking lot at Kitty’s, 123 Main St., from 2-5 p.m. Come for...

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Town’s new tax rate $15.60

Posted by on Nov 21, 2019 in Local Headline News, North Reading News, North Reading Transcript | Comments Off on Town’s new tax rate $15.60

Single rate remains Published November 21, 2019 By MAUREEN DOHERTY NORTH READING — In fiscal year 2020, the town’s new property tax rate has increased slightly, by two cents, to $15.60 per thousand of valuation. The Select Board voted unanimously Monday night to both establish this new tax rate and to keep the single tax rate in place for...

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Mayor Brodeur gets down to business

Posted by on Nov 21, 2019 in Local Headline News, Melrose News, Melrose Weekly News | Comments Off on Mayor Brodeur gets down to business

Published November 22, 2019 MELROSE — Paul Brodeur got to work this week as the first newly elected mayor in nearly 20 years. He was sworn into office Monday morning. The former state representative and aldermen-at-large, a lifelong Melrose resident, said there’s much to do, and that he needs everyone’s help for the city to realize its full potential...

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Just the facts for Parent U.

Posted by on Nov 21, 2019 in Local Headline News, Melrose News, Melrose Weekly News | Comments Off on Just the facts for Parent U.

Published November 22, 2019 MELROSE — Here are a few important facts about Saturday’s Parent University. When: Saturday, November 23 from 8:30 a.m. to 12 noon. Check-in (and coffee!) starts at 8 a.m. Where: Melrose High School, 360 Lynn Fells Parkway Who: Parents of preK-Grade 12 students What: Keynote speech followed by two workshops (1 hour each) of the participant’s...

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Thanksgiving Week Schedule for DPW Operations, Trash & Recycling

Posted by on Nov 21, 2019 in Local Headline News, Melrose News, Melrose Weekly News | Comments Off on Thanksgiving Week Schedule for DPW Operations, Trash & Recycling

(No Yard Waste Collection Next Week) Published November 22, 2019 Thanksgiving Collection Delay Trash and recycling collection will be delayed one day due to the Thanksgiving holiday. Therefore, Thursday’s pickup will be done on Friday and Friday’s pickup will be done on Saturday. Public Works Operations Hours All Public Works Operations and Offices (Operations/Resident Services, Cemetery & Engineering) will...

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Wyland named permanent HHS principal

Posted by on Nov 21, 2019 in Local Headline News, Lynnfield News, Lynnfield Villager | Comments Off on Wyland named permanent HHS principal

Published November 20, 2019 By DAN TOMASELLO LYNNFIELD — After receiving rave reviews from both parents and educators, Huckleberry Hill School Interim Principal Melissa Wyland was appointed the elementary school’s permanent leader on Friday, Nov. 15. Wyland had been leading the elementary school on an interim basis since this past summer. She succeeds former Principal Brian Bemiss, who left...

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Students’ SAT scores up again at LHS

Posted by on Nov 21, 2019 in Local Headline News, Lynnfield News, Lynnfield Villager | Comments Off on Students’ SAT scores up again at LHS

Published November 20, 2019 By DAN TOMASELLO LYNNFIELD — Lynnfield High students’ SAT scores have increased for the third straight year, Principal Bob Cleary told the School Committee on Nov. 12. Cleary recalled that the College Board overhauled the SAT exam a few years ago. Before the SAT was updated, students were graded on three different areas on the...

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LCWD launches engineering study, testing in Apple Hill area

Posted by on Nov 21, 2019 in Local Headline News, Lynnfield News, Lynnfield Villager | Comments Off on LCWD launches engineering study, testing in Apple Hill area

Published November 20, 2019 LYNNFIELD — Superintendent John Scenna has announced that the Lynnfield Center Water District will begin studying possible options for improving water distribution and quality in the Apple Hill area, off Lowell and Chestnut Streets near the North Reading line. The LCWD has attributed the discolored water issues to iron and manganese. Customers in the Apple Hill...

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