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Richard Haggerty to serve as head of City Council

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The City Council recently elected at-large member Richard Haggerty to serve as its president for the next two years. Haggerty, who was reelected to a third term last November, was chosen at a council reorganization meeting that followed the city’s inauguration ceremonies. “I’m excited to have the confidence of my peers and I look forward to having a dynamic, cooperative, and strong council that can lead the city the next couple of years,” said Haggerty, who is general manger in the business office of the Reading office of the Daily Times Chronicle. “We have some serious capital projects coming down the pike,” he said of proposals to build a new elementary school, a new fire station, and an addition to the public library. “All are important. We are going to have to find a way to get them done in an affordable way.”

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