Town’s latest COVID-19 news: 18 confirmed cases; 3 recovered, 15 being monitored...

Mar 31, 2020 by

Posted:  Tuesday, March 31, 2020 at 9:15 PM HERE’S THE LATEST COVID-19 UPDATE. The town presently has 18 confirmed cases; 3 of whom have recovered and 15 of whom are being monitored. The town will issue updates on Tuesdays and Fridays going forward.   ==================================================== Town of North Reading Coronavirus (COVID – 19) information Updated March 31, 2020 at 8:00 PM To date, the Massachusetts Department of Public Health has notified the Town of North Reading of 18 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in North Reading. Three cases have recovered, and the North Reading Health Department continues to monitor the remaining 15 cases. The Town has assigned additional Town and other resources to assist the Health Department in investigating the new and potential future cases, and will be notifying close contacts as defined by the...

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MIAA vote: Spring season extended to June 27...

Mar 31, 2020 by

Tournaments still alive Published in the March 31, 2020 edition. The Massachusetts Interscholastic Athletic Association’s Board of Directors held a conference call meeting yesterday consisting of over 30 participants representing the board, the Tournament Management Committee (TMC), MIAA staff and members of the press. Discussions were focused on the recommendations brought to the board from the TMC’s March 19 meeting regarding the spring sports season.  A motion passed unanimously to determine that the spring season will begin no earlier than May 4 and will be completed by June 27 with consideration of June 28 for weather and/or facility needs.  This means there is still a possibility of spring tournaments. The TMC will schedule meetings to set forth proposed tournament guidelines based on yesterday’s votes. Those votes mean that spring practice can start on May 4...

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Christopher Mirasolo Sr., 91

Mar 31, 2020 by

Published in the March 31, 2020 edition. WAKEFIELD — Christopher Mirasolo Sr., 91 years young,  of Wakefield passed away peacefully after a courageous fight with Alzheimers Disease, in his home surrounded by his family and two granddogs, Huey and Captain, on Saturday, March 21, 2020. Chris was born on February 3, 1929 to the late Joseph and Elizabeth Mirasolo. Raised in East Boston, Chris met and married his wife of 60 years, Constance (Masse), and the two raised three children in Revere. Chris was in the clothing industry for several years before moving to Wakefield in the 1980’s, where he was a welcome addition to Wally’s Cleaners on Princess St. Chris is survived by his loving wife, Connie, and their three children, Christopher, Jr. and wife Diana, Carol Jenard-Campbell, and Cynthia Currant and husband...

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Long-range road plan headed for TM...

Mar 31, 2020 by

Published in the March 31, 2020 edition. By MARK SARDELLA WAKEFIELD – The Town Council last week approved a number of public works-related articles for Annual Town Meeting. Among them was funding for a long-range road improvement plan. The plan was presented in detail at the Feb. 24 Town Council meeting, but before voting, councilors wanted to see exactly how the town would fund the $19,654,743 long range plan for upgrading the town’s 88 roadway miles. Dialing in by phone to last week’s Town Council Meeting due to ongoing virus concerns, DPW Director Joseph Conway and Town Engineer William Renault briefly summarized the plan. The goal of the strategic roadway plan would be to systematically improve the town’s 88-mile road network to an acceptable standard. To do that, the DPW will request funding to...

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