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Lost dog back home after month long search

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Published in the January 19, 2017 edition By BILL LaFORME NORTH READING – A nearly month long search for a lost pet came to a happy conclusion this week, with help from locals who helped get the word out via social media. Cody, a four year old Yorkie, was reported missing on Dec. 29 by Michael Creamer of Reading, who said he lives about four miles from where the dog was found. In a phone conversation with the Transcript this week, Creamer explained that Cody had escaped out a door when he was letting in a friend. He put up some flyers for...

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Discussion continues on proposed medical marijuana facility

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Published in the January 19, 2017 edition BILL LaFORME NORTH READING – Selectmen expect to negotiate with representatives of a nonprofit seeking to establish a medical marijuana dispensary in town, with an eye on deciding whether to support the proposal at their Jan. 30 meeting. Earlier this month, the Founder of the Cardiac Arrythmia Foundation, Jayne Vining, appeared before selectmen to make her case for the dispensary, which would be one of three run by the organization – the others being approved facilities in Cambridge and...

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Griswold set for premier “Space People 2” film

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Published in the January 19, 2017 edition By Bill Laforme NORTH READING – Filmmaker Adam Griswold is set to premier his latest project “Space People 2” next Friday evening, Jan. 27 at 7 p.m. at the Capitol Theater in Arlington. Griswold, a town resident who graduated from North Reading High School in 2006, is following up on his first “Space People” movie, a science fiction comedy that was released last year. In a recent conversation with the Transcript, Griswold said that he’s been making his own films for about five years now, each of...

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PHOTO: Geography Bee Winner

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Published in the January 19, 2017 edition

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Selectmen seek info on medical marijuana plan

Posted by on Jan 12, 2017 in North Reading News | Comments Off

Published in the January 12, 2017 edition By Bill Laforme NORTH READING – A proposed medical marijuana dispensary in town has selectmen seeking further information before potentially signing off on the idea. Representatives from the Cardiac Arrythmia Syndromes Foundation made their case for establishing a dispensary at 61 Concord Street, while also emphasizing a potentially lucrative new revenue source for the town. The medical marijuana application has a unique story behind it. CAS Foundation founder Jayne Vining explained to selectmen...

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First Baby of New Year contest deadline extended

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Published in the January 12, 2017 edition MAUREEN DOHERTY NORTH READING — It’s two weeks into the new year and the North Reading Transcript is eagerly looking for the first baby born in 2017 to a North Reading family. The Transcript and many other local businesses are poised to shower the lucky first baby of 2017 with a variety of generous gifts in the newspaper’s 11th annual First Baby contest. Since no winners came forward by last Friday’s deadline, the Transcript has extended the deadline to Martin Luther King Jr. Day on Monday, Jan. 16 at...

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Interest in space helped launch a career

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Published in the January 12, 2017 edition BILL LAFORME NORTH READING – A North Reading resident has taken a lifelong interest in rocketry and outer space and found a unique niche for himself in the world of photography. Peter Zawistowski photographs satellite launches for SAT Magazine, a publication covering the satellite industry, and its website, SAT Mag. Zawistowski reports he has been with the company for a fairly short time and also does some video and writing work for them. For his latest project, Zawistowski was at Cape Canaveral for...

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PHOTO: Winter scenery

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Published in the January 12, 2017 edition

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Officials back 55 and up housing for Berry property

Posted by on Jan 5, 2017 in North Reading News | Comments Off

Published in the January 5, 2017 edition By: BILL LaFORME NORTH READING – Selectmen have voted to join the town’s community planning commission and economic development in recommending a proposal that could bring 450 new 55 and up housing units to the former Berry property on Lowell Road. At their last meeting, selectman Michael Prisco reported to fellow board members that four companies had responded with five proposals to the town’s request for proposals on the Berry property, the 34+ acre site of a former state facility. Pulte Homes...

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It’s never too late to donate

Posted by on Jan 5, 2017 in North Reading News | Comments Off

Published in the January 5, 2017 edition BY BILL LaFORME NORTH READING — If you’ve been thinking about making a donation to Christian Community Service this season, it’s not too late. We’re actually fairly close to meeting last year’s fundraising total, and your donations can still help bring us beyond that goal. The holidays are now behind us for another year, but it’s never too late to make a donation. Every dollar you send helps your fellow North Reading residents who have come up against some challenges or difficulties. This fund has been...

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