Breaking News: Water main break on North Street...

Feb 20, 2018 by

Town Hall closed; CPC meeting rescheduled Posted February 20, 2018 NORTH READING — On Tuesday afternoon, another water main break on North Street, between the North Reading Town Hall and Lowell Road, was being repaired by the Department of Public Works (DPW). Due to the break and loss of water, Town Hall was forced to close at 2:15 p.m. and evening meetings were cancelled. Additionally, all items scheduled for Tuesday night’s Community Planning Commission meeting have been rescheduled for Tuesday, February 27. Residents in the neighborhoods off North Street and Lowell Road in the area of the break may experience several hours of no water, reduced water pressure, discolored water, or fine air bubbles in their water. The DPW is working as quickly as is safely practical to repair the water main break and restore full...

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Selectmen OK more budgets

Feb 20, 2018 by

Published in the February 20, 2018 edition. By MARK SARDELLA WAKEFIELD — The Board of Selectmen approved 10 more small departmental budgets last week. Town accountant Kevin Gill presented the FY 2019 budgets, which he said all together were up about 3 percent over last year. Most of the department heads were on hand at the meeting to answer any questions. Gill said that the $202,875 Town Treasurer’s budget included an increase of $2,657, all of which reflected negotiated contractual salary increases. The selectmen approved the budget with no discussion. The Tax Collector’s budget was up $8,343, Gill said, which was also due to negotiated salary increases. After a brief discussion, the board approved the Tax Collector’s budget at $255,954. The Assessors budget was up $9,185, according to Gill, all of which was for...

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Cool ride

Feb 20, 2018 by

Published in the February 20, 2018 edition.

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