Transitions: Building Inspector retires; 3 employees join ranks...

Apr 26, 2018 by

Published in the April 26, 2018 edition By MAUREEN DOHERTY NORTH READING — Building Inspector Jim DeCola, who will retire on Friday after more than 30 years of service to the town in a variety of roles, was honored by the Board of Selectmen Monday night. Before a packed house of his friends and colleagues, which included many Town Hall employees and Zoning Board members, DeCola received the praise and thanks of the town for his professionalism over the years and was presented with a plaque by Selectmen Chairman Michael Prisco on behalf of the board. DeCola’s career with the town began in 1988 when he was hired as the assistant wire inspector, Town Administrator Michael Gilleberto said. “In 1992, he became the alternate Building Inspector. In 1994 he became a full-time employee serving as...

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Decision on water to be made by May 31...

Apr 26, 2018 by

Published in the April 26, 2018 edition By MAUREEN DOHERTY NORTH READING — In the continuing quest to obtain as much information about the pros and cons in the MWRA vs. Andover water options for the town, the Board of Selectmen Monday night was unanimous in extending its decision by another month, to May 31. This decision was reached after a detailed presentation by two project managers from the town’s consulting engineering firm, Wright-Pierce, Rob Williamson and Mark Stein, and Utilities Superintendent Mark Clark. The original April 30 date was self-imposed by the board back in October when it was anticipated that the data needed by Wright-Pierce to conduct its peer review evaluation of the Andover water system and future sewerage options would have been obtained by the first of the year. A similar...

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Candidate’s statements in today’s issue...

Apr 26, 2018 by

Published in the April 26, 2018 edition Inside today’s Transcript you will find the first installment of candidate’s statements from those seeking office for the Board of Selectmen and School Committee. Next week we will publish candidate’s statements from those running for Community Planning Commission, Housing Authority and Town Moderator. Although there are no contested races in this year’s Town Election we feel it is of the utmost importance to provide ample opportunity for the town’s citizens to learn all they can about the candidates who wish to represent them and the duties and responsibilities of the offices they seek to hold. We also believe that those who have committed themselves to countless hours tending to the town’s business at the expense of time spent with their own families or devoted to their own...

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Aerial Application To Control Mosquito Larvae Over Wetlands Scheduled for Tuesday, April 24th...

Apr 24, 2018 by

Posted on: Tuesday, April 24, 2018 The East Middlesex Mosquito Control Project will be conducting a helicopter application of the biological larvicide, Bti, to control mosquito larvae over large wetland areas located in North Reading on Tuesday, April 24th. Wetlands currently being evaluated for this application are located at or near Anderson Meadow, Batchelder Ave., Chestnut St., Crestwood Rd., Equestrian Dr., Essex St., Ipswich River flood plain by Elm St., Lakeside Blvd., Linwood Ave., Marblehead St., Martins Brook, Oakdale Rd., Swan Pond Rd., Takoma Circle, Tarbox La., and Winter St. The Bti will be applied in a granular formulation by a helicopter flying low directly over the wetlands. Residents do not need to take any special precautions for this application. The material to be applied Bti (Bacillus thuringiensis var. israelensis) is a natural bacterium...

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SC and community praise Parent University...

Apr 19, 2018 by

Published in the April 19, 2018 edition By JILLIAN STRING NORTH READING — North Reading Public School’s first annual Parent University was a big hit among residents, students, and staff. “I’m really pleased with how the day went. I’m very grateful,” Superintendent Jon Bernard said. The purpose of the event, as described by Bernard on the public school website, was to provide “a day of informational programs for parents to further strengthen the partnership that exists with the North Reading Public Schools and to provide parents with greater insight into their child’s education and other useful information in three areas: Educating the Whole Child, Curriculum and Technology.” The event was held at the Middle School/High School campus on Saturday, April 7, and featured workshops run by school district personnel, students and community partners, as...

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