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Wallner, Pappavaselio latest to announce candidacies

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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...

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Crafting an education system that ‘really served the kids’

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Webster reflects upon 15 years with SC Published March 7, 2019 By JILLIAN STRING NORTH READING — School Committee member Mel Webster will be completing nearly 15 years as a member of the School Committee on March 18. Webster was officially elected in 2004, however he stated that he first became involved with the committee during a budget crisis a few years prior. “There was a budget crisis, and they had to cut a lot of purchases out of the budget, so another North Reading resident, Bob Armacost, and...

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Let the games begin

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FY2020 budget hearings underway Published March 7, 2019 By MAUREEN DOHERTY NORTH READING — The extensive process of reviewing each departmental request that comprises the “town” side of the Fiscal Year 2020 budget began early Saturday morning at a joint meeting of the Select Board and Finance Committee with the heads of the Police, Fire and Public Works departments that lasted for five hours. Each department presented its accomplishments in the past year and its goals and objectives for the coming year, detailing departmental needs in staffing and capital...

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PHOTO: “Snow” White

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Published March 7, 2019

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Front Page: March 7, 2019

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Community Planning Commission Vacancy – Deadline Extended

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Posted on: Thursday, February 28, 2019 The Select Board and the Community Planning Commission are accepting letters of interest from individuals to fill an unexpired term on the Community Planning Commission.  The Board and Commission are expected to make a joint appointment in March. The term will run until May 7, 2019, at which time it will be filled by election. Interested applicants should submit a letter of interest, with resume, to the Town Administrator’s Office, 235 North Street, North Reading, MA 01864 or via email to townadministrator@northreadingma.gov. Letters...

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Historic Reading home faces demolition unless new buyer is found

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Posted on: Thursday, February 28, 2019 By Virginia Adams and Amelia Devin Freedman Reading Historical Commissioners READING — Standing proudly but like a neighborhood orphan, the house at 24 Grove Street is up for adoption! The Reading Historical Commission is looking for a visionary who loves old houses and is willing to save this historic gem on Grove Street. This announcement is part of an effort to find a new owner to save the house from demolition. The house is now under a six-month demolition delay, during which alternatives...

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Pearce, DeGregorio pull papers for May election

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Webster stepping down from SC Published February 28, 2019 By MAUREEN DOHERTY  NORTH READING — The odds of having at least one candidate on the ballot for each available seat in the town’s May 7 election increased this week. That is because one incumbent and one newcomer pulled nomination papers at the Town Clerk’s office for a chance to get on the ballot by the March 19 deadline. Longtime Community Planning Commission (CPC) member Warren Pearce, of Haverhill Street, who is the board’s current chairman, pulled his papers on...

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Bus 4 driver to receive additional training support

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Published February 28, 2019 By JILLIAN STRING NORTH READING — Superintendent Jon Bernard, along with Director of Finance and Operations Michael Connelly, North Reading Transportation (NRT) owner John McCarthy, NRT Representative to North Reading Public Schools Maritza Baez, and NRT Safety and Training Coordinator Lisa Faretra, met with parents of Batchelder School students on Bus 4 on Tuesday afternoon. Bernard opened the meeting with introductions and an acknowledgement of concerns with NRT. “It would be disingenuous of me to not acknowledge to all of you, as parents, as taxpayers,...

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Golfers can get cold brews once again

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Published February 28, 2019 By MAUREEN DOHERTY NORTH READING — It may not be the ideal solution, but it will do the trick for now. Come this spring, after a round of golf at the Hillview Country Club, golfers will be able to enjoy a cold brew once again. After a lengthy discussion Monday night, the Select Board voted 4-0, with one member absent, to grant a seasonal wine and malt liquor license to Golf Facilities Management Inc. (GFMI), the company that has successfully operated the golf course for...

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