Rudloff seeks CPC seat in town election...

Mar 14, 2019 by

Published March 14, 2019 By MAUREEN DOHERTY NORTH READING — On Monday, a new candidate took out nomination papers for the last uncontested seat in the 2019 town election. David Rudloff of 29 Duane Drive is seeking nomination to run for the Community Planning Commission (CPC) seat vacated in late January by Jonathan Cody, who has moved from town. Rudloff was one of four residents who had submitted a letter of interest or resume to the town when a joint appointment by the CPC and Select Board for Cody’s unexpired term was still on the table. But since the tenure would have only been for few weeks the boards opted to leave it vacant and encourage the candidates to run for the full term instead.. With five days remaining for all candidates to return...

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Two fires, freak car accident keep first responders busy...

Mar 14, 2019 by

Published March 14, 2019 By MAUREEN DOHERTY NORTH READING — It was quite a week for North Reading’s first responders last week. In addition to their routine calls, the town’s emergency services were called upon to respond to two structure fires and one potential water rescue in a span of five days. Ten Rod Way Just before 5 p.m. last Tuesday, March 5, a homeowner at 4 Ten Rod Way came home to discover visible smoke coming from the home. According to provisional Fire Chief Don Stats, it was a single alarm working fire. “The homeowner reported the fire as she was arriving home and saw smoke coming from the home. We were on-scene for several hours due to the investigative process, although the fire was knocked down quickly,” Stats said. He added that...

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T.A. cites accomplishments under new Public Safety Administration department model...

Mar 14, 2019 by

Published March 14, 2019 By MAUREEN DOHERTY NORTH READING —The Public Safety Administration budget would remain level funded with one line item to cover the director’s $30,000 stipend under the proposed budget currently under review as part of the town’s FY2020 budget process. Established last year after a change was approved by the Select Board in the town’s organizational structure to create the position of a Public Safety Director, the position was funded at $30,000 in the FY19 budget approved by Town Meeting, and $14,654 was spent to fund it through the end of the 2018 calendar year. The Public Safety Director oversees five departments — police, fire, emergency management, building and health — and reports directly to the Town Administrator. In his presentation to the Select Board March 4, Town Administrator Michael Gilleberto...

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Wallner, Pappavaselio latest to announce candidacies...

Mar 7, 2019 by

Published March 7, 2019  By MAUREEN DOHERTY NORTH READING — The landscape in the annual town election has changed significantly in the past week, with a probability of at least two contested races on May 7. In the run up to the March 19 deadline to return nomination papers, two more residents have entered the race. Chris Pappavaselio of 54 Spruce Road is a new candidate for School Committee. He pulled his nomination papers on March 1. Rich Wallner of 57 Lakeside Boulevard is the latest candidate for the Select Board. He pulled his papers on March 4. Pappavaselio joins incumbent Janene Imbriano, who is running for her third consecutive three-year term, and another newcomer, Tracy DeGregorio, in seeking a seat on the board. There are two seats available for three-year terms on the...

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