Thursday, December 6, 2012
The committee released the interim redistricting report on Nov. 29.
The Stoneham Elementary Redistricting Committee recently released an interim redistricting report related to the Middle School project, according to the Stoneham Public Schools website. The 13-member committee released the interim redistricting report on Nov. 29. The report provides an overview as to why redistricting is necessary and some of the potential changes that may be on the horizon. Why Redistrict? In 2012 at a Stoneham Special Town Meeting, voters approved the estimated $40 million Middle School project, which involves converting the existing Central Elementary School into the Central Middle School for grades 5-8, according to the report. Additional reasons for redistricting also include opportunities to improve educational …
Tuesday, August 21, 2012
Demolition work kicked off at 7 a.m. Monday.
The walls of the aging Stoneham Middle School came crumbling down Monday morning, as demolition work got underway at the site. From 7 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., Essex Newbury North Construction demolished the technology wing and gym section of the middle school, according to Timothy Hurdelbrink, vice president of operations and project executive for Boston-based Shawmut Design and Construction. Shawmut hired the Haverhill construction firm to handle the demolition project. "We're happy with the progress," Hurdelbrink said Monday night following a Stoneham School Committee session at the High School. "The goal really is with the benefit of starting a little earlier than we expected is to try and get as much of the debris hauled offsite before the …
Thursday, June 21, 2012
The Stoneham Building Committee has scheduled a final site plan review for June 25 at 6 p.m in the High School Library.
Monday, June 18, 2012
The Stoneham Building Committee scheduled a final site plan review for June 25 at 6 p.m in the High School Library.
The School Building Committee recently devised a traffic and parking plan for the Stoneham Middle School project, according to a letter from the School Building Committee. The traffic flow and parking plan, which is expected to run during the 2012-2014 school years, was created with help from the design and consultation team as well as town officials, according to the June 6 letter sent to parents and neighbors of Central Elementary School and Middle School students. Central Elementary School Plan "All traffic will approach the school from William Street up Pomeworth Street toward Washington Street," reads the letter. "We anticipate that the Board of Selectmen will declare Pomeworth to be one-way from William to Washington. "No parent or …
Thursday, May 10, 2012
Follow along and ask questions during our chat with Stoneham school officials from 11 a.m. to noon Thursday on Stoneham Patch.
Stoneham Patch is hosting a Cover It Live online chat session with School Building Committee chairperson Jeanne Craigie and Superintendent Dr. Les Olson from 11 a.m. to noon Thursday to discuss the Stoneham Middle School project. The pair will be answering your questions during the chat, and we'll be posting a recap of the session on Friday. The chat is our second with Craigie about the project.
Check out the Patch Facts column for May 10.
1. Got questions? Superintendent Dr. Les Olson and School Building Committee chairperson Jeanne Craigie will be answering your questions about the future of the Stoneham Middle School project during a live chat from 11 a.m. to noon Thursday. 2. Hidden gems: The Stoneham Senior Center is hosting their Barn Sale from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Thursday. Several types of items will be up for sale, including vintage jewelry, games, music, books and small furniture, to name a few things. All proceeds support the senior center. 3. Love stories? Stoneham Public Library will provide children ages 3 1/2 and older with a storytime and the chance to make simple crafts from 10:30 a.m. to 11:15 a.m. Thursday in the Children's Room. The program is free and open …
Thursday, May 3, 2012
Post your questions in the comments section below and we'll pose as many of them as we can to School Building Committee chairperson Jeanne Craigie during our Cover It Live session on Thursday, May 10 from 11 a.m.-noon. You can also ask questions during th
Do you have questions about the estimated $40 million Stoneham Middle School project? If so, you're in luck. On Thursday, May 10 from 11 a.m.-noon, Stoneham Patch will be hosting a Cover It Live chat session with School Building Committee chairperson Jeanne Craigie to discuss the future of the project. Important: You can post a maximum of two (2) questions in the comments section below until 5 p.m. Wednesday, May 9 that may be asked during the online session. Alternatively, you can follow along during the chat Tuesday and ask questions then. We'll do our best to get to as many questions from this post and the live chat as we can. We look forward to seeing your questions and we hope you can attend the Cover It Live chat.
Friday, April 6, 2012
The Stoneham School Committee addressed both topics during their Thursday night session at the high school.
The School Committee was pleased to announce that on election day Tuesday, voters approved moving forward with the estimated $40 million Stoneham Middle School project. The project narrowly passed, 2009-1688, according to the official voting results. The School Committee is encouraging the public to attend their Monday night meetings concerning the project to get more input from residents interested, because as committee member Jeanne Craigie put it, “The real work begins now.” The project will be discussed at the School Building Committee's session at 6 p.m. on Monday at the Stoneham High School Library. No Tri-Board Meeting, Informal Budget Talk Commences After a Tri-Board meeting between the School Committee, Finance and Advisory Board …
Wednesday, April 4, 2012
Check out our Town Election video featuring newly elected Stoneham Board of Selectman Tom Boussy and Town Clerk Maria Sagarino. Dr. Les Olson also discusses the Middle School plan moving forward after receiving the green light from voters on Tuesday.
Of the three contested races in Stoneham, the biggest surprise may have been Tom Boussy tallying the most votes of the four Selectmen candidates vying for two seats on the board and chairperson Paul Rotondi not being re-elected on Tuesday. Boussy joins incumbent Robert Sweeney as the two candidates elected as Selectmen. Meanwhile, Maria Sagarino won the town clerk race convincingly, beating the four other candidates seeking the post. As for the race for Constable, incumbents Robert Nardone and Robert Moreira were reelected and will be joined by newcomer David Luciano. View our complete voting results that first appeared on Stoneham Patch on Tuesday night. Check out our Town Election video featuring newly elected Stoneham Board of Selectman…
Tuesday, April 3, 2012
Check out the "Patch Facts" column for April 3.
1. Election Day: Voters can cast their Ballots from 7 a.m.-8 p.m. on Tuesday at the polling place, which is the Town Hall Auditorium. 2. Ballot preview: Take a gander at the sample Town Election Ballot available on the Town of Stoneham website. There are three contested races and one question on the ballot which asks voters to approve a debt exclusion for the estimated $40 million Stoneham Middle School project. 3. Candidates on video: Check out Stoneham TV's videos from the candidates nights in March. Two candidates nights were held for the three contested races, including Board of Selectmen, Constable and Town Clerk. 4. In case you missed it: See our video featuring Stonehamites atteding the "Light It Up Blue" autism awareness event that…