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Top Five Stories Last Week, Including Getting to Know New Town Manager

Check out the five stories that topped the charts this past week.

Were you busy this week? Did you miss some news? Here are the top five stories that topped the charts:

1. New Town Manager Looks to Improve Internal Communication. The Board of Selectmen voted unanimously last week to name Assistant Town Manager and Finance Director Robert LeLacheur the new town manager. LeLacheur will take over for Peter Hechenbleikner, Reading’s first and only town manager, who will retire on June 1 after 26 years in the position. This article will help you get to know the new town manager.

2. Reading Man Arraigned on Fraud Charges. A Reading resident, and newspaper delivery man in Woburn, is allegedly behind a string of identity fraud, forgery and larceny incidents. He was arraigned in court this week.

3. Selectmen Support Window Work at Killam School. The Board of Selectmen voted Tuesday to support the filing of a Statement of Interest, the first step for potential partial funding from the state School Building Authority, to replace the original, 40-plus-year-old single-pane non-insulated classroom windows at the Killam Elementary School.

4. Barrows Elementary Principal Retiring in June. The search is on for a new prinicpal at theBarrows School. Current Principal Karen Callan has plans to retire at the end of the school year, according to the Daily Times Chronicle.

5. 3 Selectman Candidates Questioned at Forum. The three candidates for two open seats on the Board of Selectmen faced a dozen questions, including those two, during an hour-long forum Monday night, organized and televised by Reading Community TV.

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