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Tuesday, September 11, 2012
Wednesday, February 8, 2012
Find out what else happened during the Tuesday night session at Town Hall.
With 482 people in attendance at a Special Town Meeting Tuesday night at a packed Town Hall Auditorium, voters approved putting the Stoneham Middle School project warrant article on the April 3 Town Ballot. Article 1, which asks voters to approve funding the estimated $40 million Middle School project proposed to be built as an addition to the existing Central Elementary School to house 775 students in grades 5-8, was approved by a two-thirds majority vote. It appeared a dozen or so people voted in opposition to the project. Prior to the voting, longtime resident Paul Means spoke favorably about the project. "Can we afford not to build this school?" asked Means. "The answer to that question is no. We need this school for financial and …
Tuesday, February 7, 2012
The session kicks off at 7 p.m. Tuesday at Town Hall in the Auditorium.
Determining whether they will fund part of the estimate $40 million Stoneham Middle School project will likely be on the minds of voters heading into Tuesday's Special Town Meeting. The Special Meeting is slated for 7 p.m. at Town Hall in the Auditorium. Voters will have the opportunity to vote on four warrant articles. Here's a look at the articles: Article 1 Article 2 Article 3 Article 4
Saturday, November 19, 2011
Thursday's meeting was the first in a series of meetings aimed at better informing the public about the project.
The School Building Committee updated the full School Committee and members of the public Thursday on the new middle school project. Although the School Building Committee has been working in open session since it was formed in May 2010, Thursday’s meeting marked the first real meeting intended to educate the public on the specifics of the project, since the project’s schematic design was approved by the Massachusetts School Building Authority (MSBA) in September. “This is really exciting,” Jeanne Craigie, chairwoman of the School Building Committee and a School Committee member, said at Thursday’s meeting in the Stoneham High School library. Public Awareness Campaign Craigie added that in the coming months, the School Building Committee …
Friday, May 13, 2011
Central Elementary School parents shared the concerns of their children with the Stoneham School Committee Thursday night while the Committee tried to allay the parents' worries about the Stoneham Middle School project.
The Stoneham School Building Committee’s decision to propose building the new Stoneham Middle School at the site of the current Central Elementary School site drew several voices of opposition from local parents at the committee's meeting Thursday night at Stoneham High School. Several parents, all of whom have children currently going to the Central School, were concerned the reorganization would cause emotional stress among students potentially being separated from their friends. The issue became such to children of the parents in attendance that some of them banded together during a snack period recently to take their own vote on how to approach the issue. While School Committee members were appreciative that the parents were in …
Tuesday, May 10, 2011
Despite a narrow 4-3 vote in favor of the Central Elementary School site over the Stoneham High School proposal, the Stoneham School Building Committee came together and unanimously approved the Central School location Monday night.
STONEHAM — While neither of the proposed Stoneham Middle School sites are a perfect solution, the Stoneham School Building Committee ultimately chose the Central Elementary School location over the Stoneham High School one Monday night. The comittee was split 3-3 on the initial vote to decide the future Middle School site, with vice chairperson Lisa Gallagher, Bill Previdi and Paul Rotondi supporting the Central School site and Marie Christie, Ben Caggiano and David Bois in favor of the High School location. "I like the school project up here," said Christie of the High School site. "It sort of stabilizes the school system and I think it gives parents a sense of stabilization. "I think by eliminating a central school it will eliminate the …
Tuesday, March 29, 2011
The veteran School Committee member is now on point for the proposed Stoneham Middle School building project.
The proposed Middle School project appears to have a new point person as Stoneham School Committee member Jeanne Craigie was tabbed chairperson of the Stoneham School Building Committee at its last meeting earlier this month. Craigie takes the reins from Peter D’Angelo, who also served on the Finance and Advisory Board for 25 years before stepping down from that post in 2004. “(Peter) resigned due to personal reasons,” Craigie said. “I learned a great deal from him, and consider him a mentor and a friend.” Holding a spot on the School Committee from 1989-2002 and again from 2009 to the present, Craigie hopes to use her past experience guiding previous construction projects such as those at South Elementary School in 2000 and the Central …
Thursday, March 3, 2011
An electrical problem may have been to blame for a basement fire at the old Central School early Tuesday morning, according to a fire official.
An electrical problem may have caused a fire to break out in the basement at the old Central Elementary School early Tuesday morning, according to Stoneham Fire Chief Joseph Rolli. At about 1:30 a.m., firefighters received a report of a fire at the school, which is located at 25 William St. The fire, which started in the maintenance room, caused the sprinkler system to activate and also triggered the school's fire alarm, Rolli said. "We ran a line in there and were able to knock down the fire in about 15 minutes," he said. "The sprinkler actually helped us get ahead of the fire." No equipment was stored in the maintenance room, but some ceiling tiles and walls had to be taken out to tame the blaze, according to the chief. No one was …