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NR man pleads guilty to prescription drug sales

Posted by on Mar 24, 2017 in Local Headline News, North Reading News, North Reading Transcript | Comments Off

Published in the March 23, 2017 edition WOBURN – Middlesex District Attorney Marian Ryan and North Reading Chief of Police Michael Murphy have announced that on Friday, March 10, 2017, John McNeil, 57, of North Reading pled guilty to two counts of possession with intent to distribute a Class B substance, distribution of a Class B substance, two counts of possession of a Class B substance and possession with intent to distribute a Class C substance in connection with the defendant operating a drug distribution scheme. Judge Stacey Fortes...

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Selectmen approve beer and wine license transfer

Posted by on Mar 24, 2017 in Local Headline News, North Reading News, North Reading Transcript | Comments Off

Published in the March 23, 2017 edition NORTH READING – The long saga of one of the town’s beer and wine licenses came to an end Monday night as selectmen voted to approve its transfer to the Lucky Mart on the corner of North Street and Route 28. At a meeting back in December, selectmen voted to approve an extension until the end of March for previous license holder Chris Pendleton to find a new buyer or make other arrangements. Pendleton had owned the former Tedeschi Food Mart in North Reading before that company was purchased by 7-11 and...

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Schultz announces selectman campaign

Posted by on Mar 24, 2017 in Local Headline News, North Reading News, North Reading Transcript | Comments Off

Published in the March 23, 2017 edition By Bill Laforme NORTH READING – North Reading voters will have a contested selectman’s race awaiting them in the May 2 town election, with Andrew Schultz having announced his candidacy last week. Schultz, who has lived in North Reading since 2005 with his wife Leslie and two sons, is an attorney with offices in North Reading, Worcester, and Salem, New Hampshire. His nine-employee legal practice focuses on real estate and zoning, family law, and personal injury. Schultz graduated from the University of...

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PHOTO: St. Patrick’s Day tradition

Posted by on Mar 24, 2017 in North Reading News | Comments Off

Published in the March 23, 2017 edition

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June town meeting to take up restrooms plan

Posted by on Mar 16, 2017 in North Reading News | Comments Off

Published in the March 16, 2017 edition By Bill Laforme NORTH READING – The town’s long saga over restroom facilities at Arthur Kenney Field will continue for at least several more months. On Monday night, voters at the special town meeting approved a request for $50,000 to complete the design of the facility with an eye on bringing a complete proposal, with an exact price, to voters at the June town meeting. Town officials had initially expected to seek funding for the restroom facility itself at the town meeting, but were dismayed by steady...

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Schools to resurrect dormant trust funds, scholarships

Posted by on Mar 16, 2017 in North Reading News | Comments Off

Published in the March 16, 2017 edition By DAN TOMASELLO NORTH READING — The School Committee is currently working with the North Reading Trustees of Trust Funds as part of an effort to transfer two different funds to the school department as well as resurrect two dormant scholarships. During last week’s School Committee meeting, Trustees of Trust Funds member Dallas Coffman said his committee has identified two trust funds that the school department “has authority over,” and requested the school system to take ownership of the funds. “We are...

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TM bans commercial marijuana sales, 124-36

Posted by on Mar 16, 2017 in North Reading News | Comments Off

Published in the March 16, 2017 edition By Bill Laforme NORTH READING – By a 124-36 margin, Town Meeting voters approved a zoning bylaw banning commercial sales of recreational marijuana in North Reading, following a decision by the state’s voters to legalize it back in November. The warrant article voted on Monday night at town meeting was a zoning change, meaning that it needed a two-thirds vote from those in attendance to pass. At least 150 residents must be in attendance to have a quorum at town meeting. Among residents who spoke,...

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PHOTO: Cardinal in the snow

Posted by on Mar 16, 2017 in North Reading News | Comments Off

Published in the March 16, 2017 edition

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‘First Time Homebuyer Seminar’ March 29 at The Savings Bank

Posted by on Mar 10, 2017 in North Reading News | Comments Off

Posted on Friday, March 10, 2017 WAKEFIELD — The Lending Office of The Savings Bank will sponsor a free “First Time Homebuyer Seminar” on Wednesday March 29 from 7–9 p.m. at the bank’s main office, 351 Main Street, Wakefield. The seminar provides an opportunity for area residents who are preparing for the purchase of their first home to receive professional guidance which will help them better understand what is involved in the home buying process. Among the topics to be addressed will be: Is now the right time to buy? The seminar will...

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Free Parent University March 11 open to all

Posted by on Mar 10, 2017 in North Reading News | Comments Off

Posted on Friday, March 10, 2017 WAKEFIELD – The fourth annual Parent University is slated for Saturday, March 11 at Wakefield’s Galvin Middle School, 525 Main St., from 8 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. Parent University is open to residents of all cities and towns in addition to Wakefield residents. It offers knowledge and advice from community experts through a series of free workshops held throughout the morning with a focus on the educational experience and well-being of students. Attendees choose from a variety of workshops covering curriculum,...

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