School budget balanced, layoffs avoided

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Published in the April 27, 2017 edition By DAN TOMASELLO NORTH READING — School officials have developed a plan to close the fiscal year 2018 budget gap while avoiding lay offs, Superintendent of Schools Jon Bernard announced at the School Committee’s budget workshop on Monday. Bernard said the Finance Planning Team met on Monday morning, where local officials announced additional revenues were identified. He said the additional revenues, coupled with an existing plan outlining budget reductions, enabled school officials to close the gap...

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Man charged after dirt bike pursuit

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Published in the April 27, 2017 edition NORTH READING – North Reading Police arrested a 19-year old town resident who allegedly attempted to steal a dirt bike and led them on a short pursuit Saturday afternoon. North Reading Police told the Transcript that a caller reported the theft of a 2006 Honda CRF 250R dirt bike during what was supposed to be a private sale transaction for the bike. A local resident and his 15 year old grandson reportedly made arrangements for the transaction with a man who identified himself to them as “Chris...

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Town continuing toward MWRA, talking with Andover

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Published in the April 27, 2017 edition By BILL LAFORME NORTH READING – The town is continuing to take steps toward joining the MWRA water system, with one of those steps being a June town meeting warrant article to fund a new pump station for that project. Town Administrator Mike Gilleberto updated selectmen on the town’s long-term water plans at Monday night’s meeting, adding that permitting activities for the pump station are also set to begin later this spring, with an eye on construction running through later this season into early 2019,...

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Boys’ lacrosse flying high after blowout victories over Peabody, Bedford, Austin Prep

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Published in the April 27, 2017 edition By DAN NUNN Pummel Peabody 15-4 NORTH READING — Sophomores Sean Fagen and Mike Sheridan had 4 goals and 1 assist each to help lead the Hornets to their 15-4 blowout victory over the Peabody Tanners boys’ lacrosse team on April 18. Senior Jack Schille potted 3 goals and 2 assists and junior captain Kevin Murphy added 2 goals and 2 assists. North Reading got rolling early. They scored six times and held the Tanners to just one goal in the first half to take a 6-1 lead at the break. NRHS opened the...

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Lady Hornets tennis team off to 1-1 start

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Published in the April 27, 2017 edition By DAN NUNN Stung in season opener by Marblehead NORTH READING — The Marblehead Magicians traveled to NRHS and spoiled the Hornets home opener with their 4-1 victory on April 5. Junior Megan Griffin picked up the only win of the match in a tough two-set affair at third singles 7-5, 6-2. Senior captain Aly Budny suffered her first loss in over a year at second singles in straight sets, 6-4, 6-4. At first singles senior captain Marissa Galuppo was sunk in a two-set sweep 6-3, 6-1. Juniors Meghan Landers...

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Hornets hammer Amesbury, 21-1

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Published in the April 27, 2017 edition By STEPHEN MARTELLUCCI NORTH READING – Last Saturday, the North Reading baseball team hammered Amesbury, 21-1, at home in a five-inning mercy-rule game. With the victory, the Hornets improved to 4-1 overall and in the Cape Ann League. “Pretty much everybody got to play,” said Hornets manager Eric Archambault, about the rout. The Hornets plated 11 runs in the first inning and never looked back. Ryan Connor was the winning pitcher going to 2-0 as he went three innings not allowing a run. Senior,...

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Diana Freeland, 72

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Loving grandmother, enjoyed golf, swimming and tennis Published in the April 27, 2017 edition TEWKSBURY – Diana L. (Brandt) Freeland – 72, of Tewksbury, formerly of North Reading, died unexpectedly on Sunday, April 23 at Brigham & Women’s Hospital in Boston. Born in Lowell, MA on July 18, 1944, she was the daughter of the late Arthur E. and Lena “Blanche” (Karlsen) Brandt. Diana was raised and attended school in North Reading and was a graduate of North Reading High School, Class of 1963. Diana worked in management for Wilson Art...

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John A. Greene, 93

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Longtime Raytheon employee Published in the April 27, 2017 edition AUBURNDALE, Fla. – John A. Greene, 93, of Auburndale, FL formerly a long time resident of North Reading, died on Wed. April 12th, 2017. Born in Milford, MA on Sept. 7, 1923, he was the son of the late Louis B. Greene and Marie (Lavoie) Greene. John worked at Raytheon Corporation for 42 years where he started as a technician and moved up to become a finance manager of the TRMF Department. John was a very active member of the Union Congregational Church of North Reading...

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Kathleen Byrnes, 93

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Longtime certified nurse’s aide Published in the April 27, 2017 edition Kathleen (Kay) Byrnes, 93 of Middleboro, MA (formerly of Marshfield and North Reading) passed away peacefully on April 24th. Kay was the daughter of the late Francis and Elizabeth Murphy of Malden; the wife of the late Robert Byrnes for 53 years, and beloved sister to the late Patricia Molis. Kay grew up in Malden, but spent most of her life in North Reading. She worked as a certified nurses aide at the Meadow View Nursing Home for 20 years where she helped elders...

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