News Nearby: School Will Cost Millions More, Nude Man Busted At Bus Stop

Each week we take a look at some of the stories making headlines in nearby Patch towns.


Now there are three finalists for town manager and one of the trio is a familiar face: Assistant Town Manager and Finance Director Robert LeLacheur.

North Reading

School Building Project Estimated to Cost $13 to $16 Million More

The Secondary School Building Committee (SSBC) held its second public forum Thursday evening to explain why the school building project is over budget and how much more the town will need to complete the school the way it was originally designed. The range of additional funds will be $13 to $16 million.


Nude Man Apprehended at East Arlington Bus Stop

A nude man at an MBTA bus stop in East Arlington was taken into custody by police early Sunday morning. Arlington police responded to the bus stop in front of Homewood Suites on Mass. Ave. at about 6:30 a.m. Sunday for a report of a nude white male.

Upon arrival, officers found the man, who was completely naked, sitting on a concrete slab. The man told police that he had been walking around for a few hours in the buff (it was snowing early Sunday morning). He said he was not sure how he got to the bus stop but he thought he might have walked there from Somerville, according to police.


Chelmsford Public Schools Prepare For Sequester

It's been a topic in Washington, and it was a topic at the Chelmsford School Committee meeting this week as well as local officials prepare for the fallout coming from possible federal level cuts.


Wilmington to Merge Municipal Election with Senate Primary

In a rare move, the Board of Selectmen has accepted a recommendation by the Town Clerk to change the date of the annual Municipal Election.

By shifting to April 30, Wilmington will merge its Municipal Election with the Primary Election for the U.S. Senate seat vacated when John Kerry was sworn in as Sec. of State. On Feb. 1, Gov. Deval Patrick signed a piece of special legislation allowing Massachusetts communities with spring municipal elections with the Senate Primary as a cost-saving measure.


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