State to Postpone April 15 Tax Deadline...

Mar 27, 2020 by

Posted on: Friday, March 27, 2020 By MATT MURPHY State House News Service BOSTON — The April 15 deadline for filing state income tax returns will be postponed until July 15 under a deal announced Friday between Gov. Charlie Baker and legislative leaders. The change, which requires legislation, means the state tax deadline will now align with the new federal tax deadline, which was postponed last week by Internal Revenue Service. “In partnership with our colleagues in the Legislature, we are committed to providing this flexibility to taxpayers in a way that protects the Commonwealth’s strong fiscal footing that we have all worked hard to develop over the past several years,” Baker said in a statement announcing the agreement. Conservative groups like the Pioneer Institute and the Massachusetts Fiscal Alliance, along with the Massachusetts...

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Hornet coaches discuss state of spring sports...

Mar 26, 2020 by

Published March 26, 2020 By STEPHEN MARTELLUCCI NORTH READING — Due to the COVID-19 crisis, Massachusetts high school sports have been put on hold. The date for the first spring practices was originally scheduled for March 16. The MIAA (Massachusetts Interscholastic Athletic Association), who canceled the championship games in hockey and basketball on March 14 and 15, initially pushed the start date of the spring season to March 30. They later moved the start date back to April 27. The plan, if they do start on April 27, is to play a shortened season with the playoffs ending by June 20. If they get the season started later, the plan would be to have a regular season without a playoff. Second-year North Reading High girls’ lacrosse coach Matt Costello met with his team at the beginning of March before...

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A student’s perspective on learning outside the classroom...

Mar 26, 2020 by

Published March 26, 2020 By JILLIAN STRING NORTH READING — North Reading High School senior Bridget Grew dialed into the School Committee’s virtual meeting Monday evening to provide student perspective regarding the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic and school closure. “Distance learning is a little unique, but I think both teachers and students alike are really making the best of it,” Grew said. “I’m really enjoying the different opportunities that are being presented to me.” Grew stated that teachers are sharing resources primarily through Google Classroom, but also through email. “One of the best parts of the teachers in North Reading, and teachers in general really, is the unique passion they have for their subject and how much they work to educate themselves on it, and how much it’s changing outside of school,” Grew said. “It’s...

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Baker announces new health care resources, small business relief in wake of COVID-19...

Mar 26, 2020 by

Published March 26, 2020 BOSTON – New initiatives, including new financial support for health care providers, expanded relief for small businesses, and a new federal waiver request to give the state expanded flexibility to respond to the public health emergency, have been announced by the Baker-Polito administration to support the ongoing COVID-19 response. The administration also joined life sciences leaders to highlight a new partnership to provide additional medical supplies for hospitals. Other initiatives included in this action by the administration include new tax penalty relief for businesses and further action to limit the need for customers to visit the Registry of Motor Vehicles (RMV) in person intended to support the commonwealth’s residents and communities throughout the COVID-19 outbreak. Financial support for health care providers: The administration’s COVID-19 Response Command Center continues to identify and prioritize...

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Great run comes to end for Prep’s DiNapoli, Lopilato...

Mar 26, 2020 by

Published March 26, 2020 By STEPHEN MARTELLUCCI FRAMINGHAM — It was a heartbreaking end to the season for the St. John’s Prep hockey team, which features two players from North Reading, on March 11 as they lost 3-2 in overtime to Pope Francis at Loring Arena in Framingham in the Super Eight semifinals. Jack Kennedy was the hero for the Cardinals as his wrist shot took a funny hop off the ice and found the back of the Eagles’ net 4:37 into the 4-on-4 overtime session. With the loss, the Eagles ended the year at 16-6-5. The Cardinals, meanwhile, improved to 16-5-2 and, due to the COVID-19 virus, were named Super Eight co-champs along with Arlington as the title game was canceled by the MIAA. The Cardinals scored the game’s first goal 3:04 in...

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Marianne T. Quam, 70

Mar 26, 2020 by

Known for her caring demeanor and making others happy Published March 26, 2020 NORTH READING — Marianne T. (Amorello) Quam – 70, of North Reading, formerly of Chelsea, died from injuries after being hit by a motor vehicle on Main Street in North Reading, on Thursday, March 19, 2020. Born in Revere on October 3, 1949, she was the daughter of the late Peter and Mary (Kneeland) Amorello. Marianne was a graduate of Chelsea High School. She was a retired Certified Nursing Assistant and she worked at the Meadow View Nursing Home in North Reading for 25 years. She also worked part time at Stop & Shop in North Reading. She was a full-time wife and grandmother. Marianne was an incredibly loving and caring person who never had a bad word to say about anyone. She...

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