House fire linked to drug making operation

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Published in the February 16, 2017 edition NORTH READING – North Reading Police have issued arrest warrants for two town residents accused of running a drug manufacturing operation linked to last week’s house fire on Travelled Way. According to an announcement from the department, police have issued warrants for Lowell Navarro, age 28, and Jacob Stanish, age 31, both North Reading residents. The two are reportedly facing charges of unlawful manufacturing of a Class B controlled substance (MDMA), and conspiracy to violate drug laws. As...

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Winter weather brings few safety issues

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Published in the February 16, 2017 edition By Bill Laforme NORTH READING – Last weekend’s winter weather passed through town with few significant safety issues, with a handful of icy roads and trees down accounting for most calls from residents. Among the public safety calls received over the weekend, a car reportedly slid into a snow bank on Orchard Drive on Friday night and was freed with no damage. Several hours later, a plow truck struck a fire alarm box near Fordham Road and late Saturday morning a town-owned vehicle was in an...

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Iconic Ship restaurant slated for demolition

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Published in the February 16, 2017 edition By MAUREEN DOHERTY LYNNFIELD — Plans have been filed with two town boards in Lynnfield seeking to demolish The Ship Restaurant, a landmark on Route 1 south since the mid-1920s. The first public hearing in the process of converting the area currently occupied by The Ship Restaurant into a small three-unit strip mall plus a free-standing bank building was held before the Lynnfield Zoning Board of Appeals Feb. 7. After a lengthly discussion on the site plan, traffic circulation, proposed building...

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Hornets capture CAL title

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Corrieri’s goal with seconds left gives North Reading the win Published in the February 16, 2017 edition BY STEPHEN MARTELLUCCI Matt Corrieri’s goal with 38 seconds left gave the North Reading High hockey team a thrilling, 2-1, home win over Newburyport last Saturday afternoon at Kasabuski Rink in Saugus. Pat Scanlon and Colin Chase both assisting on the game-winner. “It was the most exciting game of the season,” stated North Reading head coach John Giuliotti. “To do it on Senior Day against a good opponent made it even bigger.” With...

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Hornets qualify for state tourney for second straight season

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Published in the February 16. 2017 edition By DAN NUNN Rout Notre Dame 89-43 NORTH READING — With their 89-43 blowout victory over the Notre Dame Cristo Rey Hurricanes on February 6, the Hornets boys’ basketball team qualified for the state tournament for the second straight season and the fourth time in five years. Senior Mike McCauley was the game’s high scorer with 17 points. Senior Cam Davis poured in 13 points and senior Matt McCarthy, who continues to work back from injury, added 11 points. Juniors Burke Riesenberg and Lionel Beane...

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Girls’ hockey defeats Oakmont 4-1; in hunt for first tourney berth

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Published in the February 16, 2017 edition By DAVID McCOUBREY ASHBURNHAM — The girls’ co-op hockey team continues to receive excellent play from young talent, as they beat Oakmont 4-1 on the road on Saturday at Cushing Academy. Already a good team, the Tanners, comprised of players from Peabody, Lynnfield and North Reading, have a bright future ahead with so many freshmen and sophomores contributing at a high level. Sophomore Abby Buckley, an aggressive and gymnastic goalie, continued her excellent run. “Abby is a consistent force...

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Todd Verdonck

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NRHS grad, coach and athlete Published in the February 16, 2017 edition NORTH READING – Todd S. Verdonck of North Reading died Feb. 8. He was the beloved husband of Kerianne (Forrest). Devoted and loving father to his son Cole. Son of Robert and Paula Verdonck of both NH and FL. Son-in-law of Michael and Janice Forrest of North Reading. Brother of Scott Verdonck and his fiancee Patty Sievert of FL. Brother-in-law of Tara and her husband George McCormack of Stoneham and Adam Forrest and his wife Lindsay of Newburyport. Grandson of Frank...

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Susan J. Calvino, 66

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Worked at local salon, enjoyed crafts Published in the February 16, 2017 edition Tewksbury –  “Love is like a butterfly: It goes where it pleases and it pleases wherever it goes.” Susan  J. (Feudo) Calvino, beloved wife of  James R. Calvino, a resident of Tewksbury, formerly of North Reading passed away surrounded by her family on January 31, 2017, following an extended battle with a brain tumor. She was 66. Born in Everett on October 1, 1950, she was a daughter of the late Christopher and Jeanette (Fugazzotto) Feudo. Sue was employed...

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Julia Ciampa, 34

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Published in the February 16, 2017 edition WAKEFIELD – Julia G. (Healey) Ciampa, 34, of Wakefield, formerly of North Reading, died on Monday, February 13.  She was the daughter of Julie (Wahlefield) Brachanow;  sister of Casey (Melvin) McGah, Nathania and Frankie Brachanow. Arrangements are incomplete at press time and are under the direction of the Croswell Funeral Home, 19 Bow Street, North Reading. www.croswellfuneral...

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