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Town Meeting OK’s funding for 40B appeal

Posted by on Oct 10, 2019 in Local Headline News, North Reading News, North Reading Transcript | Comments Off on Town Meeting OK’s funding for 40B appeal

Published October 10, 2019 By MAUREEN DOHERTY NORTH READING — It was a rare sight. Nearly a full house packed the Daniel H. Shay Performing Arts Center participate in October Town Meeting Monday night. The official tally of voters, according to Town Clerk Barbara Stats, was 547. Checking in that many voters took an additional 50 minutes, delaying the start of the semi-annual affair to 7:50 p.m. The main attraction was the request under Article 7 to amend the FY20 Operating Budget with a transfer of $125,000 from Free...

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Town’s ‘Safe Harbor’ declaration denied by DHCD

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Published October 10, 2019 By MAUREEN DOHERTY NORTH READING — The town received notification from the Department of Housing and Community Development (DHCD) late Friday afternoon, October 4, that its claim of “Safe Harbor” from the 20 Elm St. Chapter 40B comprehensive permit application has not met its burden of proof. DHCD issued this determination for both the General Land Area Minimum (GLAM) and Subsidized Housing Inventory (SHI) claims by the town. This notification explained that the town has the option to file an appeal of this decision with...

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Three-day alcohol suspension for Convenience Plus

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Published October 10, 2019 By MAUREEN DOHERTY NORTH READING — Following a Show Cause hearing before the Select Board September 30, Convenience Plus, 7 Main St., will have its package store/wine and malt beverage license revoked for three days over the upcoming Columbus Day weekend for selling alcohol to a minor. The store owner must turn in his liquor license to the Police Department at the end of the business day on Friday, October 11. No sales will be allowed all day Saturday, Sunday and Monday, October 12-14. He...

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Front Page: October 10, 2019

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PHOTO: New recreational water trail kiosk

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Published October 3, 2019

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Town Meeting Monday night

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Published October 3, 2019 Updated from the print edition October 4, 2019 By MAUREEN DOHERTY NORTH READING — It’s time for the annual rites of autumn: apple picking, foliage peeking, cooler temperatures, and everyone’s favorite, October Town Meeting. The gavel will drop at 7 p.m. when the meeting is called to order by Town Moderator John Murphy on Monday, October 7 at the Daniel H. Shay Performing Arts Center at NRHS. Additional parking for those needing easier accessibility to the PAC will be provided at the main entrance to the...

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Little School named national Blue Ribbon School of Excellence

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One of only six schools in the state to be honored Published October 3, 2019 By JILLIAN STRING NORTH READING — The E. Ethel Little School was deemed a Blue Ribbon School of Excellence by the U.S. Department of Education on September 26. U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos announced the names of the 362 winning schools across the nation via video message. The Little School is one of only six schools in Massachusetts to receive the honor for 2019. “We are very excited about our designation as a...

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Local man wins vacation getaway for losing half of his weight

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Published October 3, 2019 By GAIL LOWE NORTH READING — For many, weight control is a lifelong struggle. A new diet or surgical procedure might inspire confidence in a person, only to have it spirited away when the pounds silently return. North Reading resident and carpenter Damien McCudden knows all too well the struggles that go along with trying to keep a healthy weight. At his heaviest, the 36-year-old man weighed 395 pounds. But this year he waxes triumphant. With the help of an individualized physician-supervised program called Medi-Weightloss,...

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Front Page: October 3, 2019

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PHOTO: Sunrise sentinel

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Published September 26, 2019

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