Town Election, TM will look different

Posted by on Jun 1, 2020 in Local Headline News, Wakefield Daily Item, Wakefield News | Comments Off on Town Election, TM will look different

Published in the June 1, 2020 edition. By MARK SARDELLA WAKEFIELD — While it has been known for some time that the 2020 Town Election and Annual Town Meeting would be impacted by the response to COVID-19, some specific details were brought to light last week. Annual Town Meeting has again been rescheduled to Saturday, June 20 and will be...

read more

Schools cut $400K from spending plan

Posted by on May 29, 2020 in Local Headline News, Wakefield Daily Item, Wakefield News | Comments Off on Schools cut $400K from spending plan

Published in the May 29, 2020 edition By MARK SARDELLA WAKEFIELD — The School Department will cut $400,000 from its FY 2021 budget proposal as part of the overall plan to trim $2.6 million from the town’s budget due to projected revenue shortfalls as a result of the COVID-19 shutdown. The town anticipates a significant drop in local receipts (excise tax, hotel...

read more

FOLQ, DPW partner on Lake parks project

Posted by on May 28, 2020 in Local Headline News, Wakefield Daily Item, Wakefield News | Comments Off on FOLQ, DPW partner on Lake parks project

Published in the May 28, 2020 edition. WAKEFIELD — Thanks to a gift from the Friends of Lake Quannapowitt, the Gertrude Spaulding and Colonel Connelly parks are in the process of being rehabilitated. The improvements include improved stormwater treatment and erosion measures. These parks are located at the intersection of Lowell Street and Quannapowitt Parkway at the head of the Lake....

read more

Nearly 100 residents have recovered from COVID-19

Posted by on May 28, 2020 in Local Headline News, North Reading News, North Reading Transcript | Comments Off on Nearly 100 residents have recovered from COVID-19

More town amenities re-open during Phase 1 Published May 28, 2020 By MAUREEN DOHERTY NORTH READING — In its weekly update, the Massachusetts Department of Public Health (MDPH) informed the town on Thursday, May 21 that the number of confirmed COVID-19 cases affecting North Reading had totaled 183, which included 119 residents and 64 patients living at or associated with the Royal...

read more

Virtual Memorial Day tribute still moving

Posted by on May 28, 2020 in Local Headline News, North Reading News, North Reading Transcript | Comments Off on Virtual Memorial Day tribute still moving

Published May 28, 2020 By MAUREEN DOHERTY NORTH READING — North Reading’s veterans who died in combat were not forgotten on Memorial Day even without the ability of the town to host a traditional Memorial Day parade led by the North Reading Minit and Militia and the Marching Hornets, and celebrated by people of all ages in the town....

read more

Human sexuality film will not be shown during remote learning

Posted by on May 28, 2020 in Local Headline News, North Reading News, North Reading Transcript | Comments Off on Human sexuality film will not be shown during remote learning

Published May 28, 2020 By JILLIAN STRING NORTH READING — Superintendent Dr. Patrick Daly and the members of the School Committee made the decision to postpone the annual viewing of the human sexuality film for grade five students this academic year. “In meeting with our health teachers and principals across the district, we feel that this is a very...

read more

BREAKING NEWS! Small business owners, respond today to apply for federal aid; town will assist with application

Posted by on May 26, 2020 in Local Headline News, North Reading News, North Reading Transcript | Comments Off on BREAKING NEWS! Small business owners, respond today to apply for federal aid; town will assist with application

Posted: Tuesday, May 26, 2020 at 12 p.m. Indicate your interest to the Town Planner in this potential funding opportunity NORTH READING — The town of North Reading is working with surrounding towns and our regional planning agency to apply for financial relief for small businesses, through HUD.  This program would provide up to $10,000 in financial assistance to...

read more

Mayor: Budget-setting difficult in current climate

Posted by on May 28, 2020 in Local Headline News, Melrose News, Melrose Weekly News | Comments Off on Mayor: Budget-setting difficult in current climate

Published May 29, 2020 MELROSE — The City Council continues to pore over Mayor Paul Brodeur’s first spending plan, an $88.4 million budget document that allocates about 2 percent more than what municipal government and the schools have to work with this year. The mayor’s budget covering the year beginning July 1 proposes $5 million for the Police Department, $4.8 million...

read more

The city reopens

Posted by on May 28, 2020 in Local Headline News, Melrose News, Melrose Weekly News | Comments Off on The city reopens

Published May 29, 2020 MELROSE — Governor Charlie Baker recently announced his plans for opening up Massachusetts and Melrose will begin its transition as well, following the guidelines issued by the state. “It’s important for folks to understand that this is by no means a return to business as usual,” said Mayor Paul Brodeur. “The Statewide ‘Safer at Home’ policy...

read more

Class of 2020 graduates in August

Posted by on May 28, 2020 in Local Headline News, Melrose News, Melrose Weekly News | Comments Off on Class of 2020 graduates in August

Published May 29, 2020 MELROSE — Before the world got run over by the coronavirus, Melrose High’s Class of 2020 was supposed to graduate early Friday night. While that won’t be happening, Melrose High Principal Jason Merrill sent out a message on Twitter this week urging everyone to wear red on May 29 to show their support for this...

read more

Reopening to be ‘slow, methodical’

Posted by on May 28, 2020 in Local Headline News, Lynnfield News, Lynnfield Villager | Comments Off on Reopening to be ‘slow, methodical’

Published May 27, 2020 By DAN TOMASELLO LYNNFIELD — The town slowing began reopening this week after the COVID-19 virus pandemic forced the state to go into lockdown for over two months. During a May 20 press conference, Town Administrator Rob Dolan recalled that Gov. Charlie Baker released a four-phase plan seeking to reopen the economy last week. “It’s...

read more

LHS graduation date uncertain; moving on ceremonies finalized

Posted by on May 28, 2020 in Local Headline News, Lynnfield News, Lynnfield Villager | Comments Off on LHS graduation date uncertain; moving on ceremonies finalized

Published May 27, 2020 By DAN TOMASELLO LYNNFIELD — School officials are still trying to plan a graduation ceremony for the Lynnfield High School Class of 2020. Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE) Commissioner Jeffrey Riley informed superintendents on May 21 that “ceremonies held between now and July 18 should be held virtually or in extremely limited other...

read more

Planners oppose ‘unconstitutional’ zoning change proposal

Posted by on May 28, 2020 in Local Headline News, Lynnfield News, Lynnfield Villager | Comments Off on Planners oppose ‘unconstitutional’ zoning change proposal

Published May 27, 2020 By DAN TOMASELLO LYNNFIELD — The Planning Board unanimously not to recommend a proposed zoning change appearing on the Annual Town Meeting warrant during a recent meeting. Former Planning Board Co-Chairman Alan Dresios submitted Article 14 for the spring session of Town Meeting. The proposed warrant article seeks to ensure that any changes to the...

read more