Water, sewer rates up; service charges added

Posted by on Jun 26, 2019 in Local Headline News, Wakefield Daily Item, Wakefield News | Comments Off on Water, sewer rates up; service charges added

Published June 26, 2019 By MARK SARDELLA WAKEFIELD — Water and sewer rates are going up for fiscal year 2020 (which begins July 1, 2019) and there will also be a combined $38 per quarter service charge. After a public hearing this week, the Town Council approved the rate increases and new fees as recommended by the Advisory Board...

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July 4th parade needs your help

Posted by on Jun 25, 2019 in Local Headline News, Wakefield Daily Item, Wakefield News | Comments Off on July 4th parade needs your help

Published in the June 25, 2019 edition. By MARK SARDELLA WAKEFIELD — With just eight days until Wakefield’s iconic Fourth of July Parade, the Wakefield Independence Day Committee (WIDC) has issued another plea for volunteers and donations. The WIDC leadership team came before the Town Council last night carrying the familiar parade route donation buckets to underscore the dire need...

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Rev. John T. Dale installed as senior pastor at FPCC

Posted by on Jun 25, 2019 in Local Headline News, Wakefield Daily Item, Wakefield News | Comments Off on Rev. John T. Dale installed as senior pastor at FPCC

Published in the June 25, 2019 edition. By GAIL LOWE WAKEFIELD — The installation of Reverend John T. Dale at First Parish Congregational Church on Church Street was held at 4 p.m. Sunday, June 23. A celebratory dinner followed the hour-long service, which included readings from Scripture and music. In addition to Rev. Dale, participating in the service were...

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Three superintendent finalists announced

Posted by on Jun 25, 2019 in Local Headline News, North Reading News, North Reading Transcript | Comments Off on Three superintendent finalists announced

Public ‘meet and greets’ and interviews June 26 at NRHS Posted on: Tuesday, June 25, 2019 NORTH READING — On Monday, the North Reading Superintendent Search Committee announced the names of three finalist candidates for the next Superintendent of the North Reading Public Schools to succeed Jon C. Bernard, who will retire January 1, 2020. They are: Dr. Earl...

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Water rates will not increase in FY20

Posted by on Jun 20, 2019 in Local Headline News, North Reading News, North Reading Transcript | Comments Off on Water rates will not increase in FY20

Published June 20, 2019 By MAUREEN DOHERTY NORTH READING — Water Superintendent Mark Clark had good news to share with the Select Board Monday night on his recommendation for the town’s water rates for FY20. Water rates will remain the same as the current year. Clark explained to the board during the annual required public hearing to set the...

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Town meeting wraps up its business

Posted by on Jun 20, 2019 in Local Headline News, North Reading News, North Reading Transcript | Comments Off on Town meeting wraps up its business

Published June 20, 2019 By MAUREEN DOHERTY NORTH READING — This year’s installment of the Annual Town Meeting June 10 moved along quite efficiently as the 121 voters present dispensed with all 29 articles in just under two hours. With the exception of the general bylaw change to create a plastic bag ban at retail checkouts in town under...

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Later school start times reviewed

Posted by on Jun 20, 2019 in Local Headline News, Melrose News, Melrose Weekly News | Comments Off on Later school start times reviewed

Published June 21, 2019 MELROSE — The academic year that wrapped up last week was the first one in Melrose where the high school and middle school began later. Both schools began the day at 8:15 and ended about 2:40 in the afternoon. Supt. Cyndy Taymore wrote a memo to the School Committee reviewing the time change. “As of this...

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Protecting the Fells is Friends’ mission

Posted by on Jun 20, 2019 in Local Headline News, Melrose News, Melrose Weekly News | Comments Off on Protecting the Fells is Friends’ mission

Another in a series of “Around Town” columns. Published June 21, 2019 MELROSE — The Middlesex Fells reservation has been aptly described as a unique flourishing urban forest of 3,400 acres. Managed by the Massachusetts Department of Conservation and Recreation, this “gem” in our back yard was created in 1894 and supported for over a quarter century by The Friends...

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A note to candidates

Posted by on Jun 20, 2019 in Local Headline News, Melrose News, Melrose Weekly News | Comments Off on A note to candidates

Published June 21, 2019 This is an extremely active election season in the city, and those who are running for office have raised some excellent points about our role in it. To clarify: The Weekly News will accept a statement of candidacy from each office hopeful, most of which have already been published along with the candidate’s photograph. We...

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SC: Schools have a great leader in Tremblay

Posted by on Jun 20, 2019 in Local Headline News, Lynnfield News, Lynnfield Villager | Comments Off on SC: Schools have a great leader in Tremblay

Published June 19, 2019 By DAN TOMASELLO LYNNFIELD — The School Committee commended Superintendent Jane Tremblay’s job performance during a June 11 meeting. As part of the state-mandated educator evaluation, School Committee Chairman Jamie Hayman recently distributed evaluation forms for committee members to use in order to evaluate Tremblay’s job performance. After collecting each member’s evaluation, Hayman created an...

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SC honors system’s retiring educators

Posted by on Jun 20, 2019 in Local Headline News, Lynnfield News, Lynnfield Villager | Comments Off on SC honors system’s retiring educators

Published June 19, 2019 By DAN TOMASELLO LYNNFIELD — The School Committee honored seven retiring teachers on June 11. High school special education teacher Andrea Knight, Huckleberry Hill School physical education teacher Mary Robertson and elementary reading specialist Mary Vardaro appeared at the school board’s meeting in order to be recognized. Middle school physical education teacher Elisa Burns, high...

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Library kicks off Summer Reading Thursday

Posted by on Jun 20, 2019 in Local Headline News, Lynnfield News, Lynnfield Villager | Comments Off on Library kicks off Summer Reading Thursday

Published June 19, 2019 By AVA FIGUCIA LYNNFIELD – The Lynnfield Public Library’s “A Universe of Stories” encourages children to read this summer through attending group events and setting personal reading goals. The theme of this year’s Summer Reading program, “A Universe of Stories,” is sponsored by the Lynnfield Public Library, the Massachusetts Library System, the Boston Bruins and...

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