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Time capsule awaiting future NRHS students

Posted by on Jun 22, 2017 in Local Headline News, North Reading News, North Reading Transcript | Comments Off

Published in the June 22, 2017 edition By BILL LAFORME NORTH READING – A group of past and present North Reading High School students have put up a plaque at the school commemorating the time capsule they buried on the grounds a couple of years ago. This week, recent NRHS graduates Madison Cezzuto (’14), MacKenzie Sturtevant (’15) and Class of 2017 members Emily Zhang and Gabby Lanzaro joined current Student Council members and student council advisor Amy St. Arnaud The four graduates had devoted considerable time and effort to getting the...

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Town has more than 1,000 LED streetlights now

Posted by on Jun 22, 2017 in Local Headline News, North Reading News, North Reading Transcript | Comments Off

Published in the June 22, 2017 edition By BILL LAFORME NORTH READING – More than 1,000 LED streetlights have been installed in North Reading as part of Reading Municipal Light Department’s pilot program, which began in fiscal year 2015. Jane Parenteau of RMLD told selectmen that the utility had installed 581 LED streetlights in North Reading in fiscal year 2016, followed by 516 during the current one, fiscal year 2017. RMLD has also been installing LED streetlights in the other communities it serves – Reading, Wilmington and Lynnfield,...

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Mexican style restaurant expected on Main Street

Posted by on Jun 22, 2017 in Local Headline News, North Reading News, North Reading Transcript | Comments Off

Published in the June 22, 2017 edition By BILL LAFORME NORTH READING – A new Mexican style restaurant is set to open later this fall in the spot most recently occupied by the Great American Tavern on Route 28. Selectmen Monday night voted to approve the transfer of the common victualler and all-alcohol licenses previously held by the Great American Tavern to the new restaurant, Dos Lobos, at their meeting on Monday night. Dos Lobos will be the latest restaurant from the owners of Joe Fish, which has two locations in North Andover and North...

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PHOTO: We are one!

Posted by on Jun 22, 2017 in North Reading News | Comments Off

Published in the June 22, 2017 edition

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NRHS grads advised to ‘Make your bed’

Posted by on Jun 15, 2017 in North Reading News | Comments Off

Published in the June 15, 2017 edition NORTH READING – The members of North Reading High School’s Class of 2017 held their commencement ceremony last Friday evening, with 186 students graduating. In his opening remarks to the graduates, Principal Anthony Loprete said that some of them had adopted the phrase “The ‘90s saved the best for last” about their age group. Loprete said that the phrase does seem to have a deeper meaning as the students begin to establish clearer identities for themselves. “There are real challenges ahead,...

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Elementary schools lay out improvement plans

Posted by on Jun 15, 2017 in North Reading News | Comments Off

Published in the June 15, 2017 edition By BILL LAFORME NORTH READING – The town’s three elementary principals presented their respective school improvement plans to School Committee members on Monday night. All three of the elementary schools will place an emphasis on cutting student proficient gaps in half. Hood School Principal Glen McKay cited his school’s 100% score on a recent state accountability report, noting it was an improvement from last year’s score – 99%. He added that one of the school’s priorities is to continue building up its...

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Girl Scouts set up ‘Free Little Library’

Posted by on Jun 15, 2017 in North Reading News | Comments Off

Published in the June 15, 2017 edition By BILL LAFORME NORTH READING – The town has its first Little Free Library, courtesy of two troops of North Reading Girl Scouts. This week, members of Brownie Troop 69175 and Daisy Troop 62548 met at Ryers Store Tuesday afternoon to put the finishing touches on the little library, housed in a decorated wooden box just off the front stairs of the business. The box for the library was reportedly donated by parent Landrey Fagan. All of the girls are reportedly North Reading residents who attend the three...

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Author Halle Ephron at Flint Library June 22

Posted by on Jun 15, 2017 in North Reading News | Comments Off

P0sted on: Thursday, June 15, 2017 NORTH READING -  Best-selling author Hallie Ephron will make a special appearance at the Flint Memorial Library on Thursday, June 22 at 7 p.m. in the library’s activity room in celebration of her new novel, “You’ll Never Know, Dear.” Ephron will discuss her books, the art of writing suspense novels, and growing up in a Hollywood family during the Golden Age of film. “You’ll Never Know, Dear” is Ephron’s fifth solo novel and went into second printing immediately upon publication earlier this month. Ephron,...

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Town approves drone bylaw

Posted by on Jun 8, 2017 in North Reading News | Comments Off

Published in the June 8, 2017 edition By BILL LAFORME NORTH READING – North Reading is now one of the few municipalities in Massachusetts to have a bylaw on the use of drones, following a vote at Monday night’s town meeting. The drone bylaw specifically bans interference with emergency officials in their duties, prohibits the use of drones in violating a restraining order, prohibits photography in a way that violates reasonable privacy, prohibits reckless operation of a drone – including keeping them 25 feet away from others, and which...

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Voter approve MWRA project funding

Posted by on Jun 8, 2017 in North Reading News | Comments Off

Published in the June 8, 2017 edition By BILL LAFORME NORTH READING – Voters took a significant step toward becoming part of the Massachusetts Water Resources Authority system at Monday night’s Town Meeting. Following up on previous town meeting votes that authorized joining the MWRA and which also approved planning, design and land acquisition for the project, residents Monday night voted to bond $8.22 million for the tasks of constructing a pump station as well as system improvements that will be needed in both North Reading and Reading....

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