PHOTO: Top dogs

Jan 17, 2019 by

Published January 17, 2019

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Three incumbents stepping down in May...

Jan 17, 2019 by

Published January 17, 2019 By MAUREEN DOHERTY NORTH READING — Three long-term incumbents on the local political scene have announced that they will not seek re-election in the 2019 Town Election. Select Board member Robert Mauceri, who has served in this post for the past 15 years, among numerous other elected and appointed seats over nearly 50 years, announced his intention to step down in May at Monday night’s board meeting. A few minutes later, Select Board Chairman Michael Prisco also took a few moments to announce his intention not to seek re-election to the board after three terms and nine years of service on this board. Mauceri and Prisco are the only two candidates on the Select Board whose terms expire in May. Additionally, over the weekend on social media, long-term School Committee...

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Townspeople flood MassHousing, Beacon Hill in opposition to 20 Elm St. 40B...

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Published January 17, 2019 By MAUREEN DOHERTY NORTH READING — “Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world; indeed, it is the only thing that ever has.” This quote, attributed to American anthropologist Margaret Mead aptly describes the mission being pursued by hundreds of townspeople in their opposition to the Ch. 40B application of NY Ventures to build 200 units of rental housing on 19 acres of the former Thomson Country Club at 20 Elm St. Nick Yebba, owner and operator of Teresa’s Function Facilities, Grille 19, Teresa’s Prime and Resorts North on the property, purchased the site from the Thomson Country Club six years ago. His proposal under NY Ventures would subdivide the site, leaving these facilities intact on the remaining 5.2 acres. He has proposed to...

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Town withdraws offer for 217 Main St....

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Published January 17, 2019 By MAUREEN DOHERTY NORTH READING — The town has withdrawn its offer to purchase the former New England Spring Water property at 217 Main St. for $3.5M The announcement was made at Monday night’s Select Board meeting by Town Administrator Michael Gilleberto just about a day and half prior to the deadline for the town to sign the purchase and sales agreement. The change in direction came about as a result of the review process town departments and board members had undertaken to determine if this investment would indeed be worth a big chunk of the town’s available capital. It was initially believed that the 36,000 square feet of garage space would easily house the town’s large fire apparatus and larger DPW vehicles. The 2.88 acre site also had potential...

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PHOTO: It’s a joy to give back...

Jan 10, 2019 by

Published January 10, 2019

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