Volunteers awarded for contributions to town

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Published in the August 17, 2017 edition By BILL LAFORME NORTH READING – Towns have become increasingly dependent on volunteers in recent years for any number of needs, and in many places, volunteers aren’t always easy to come by. With that in mind, the town took time Friday to honor a number of residents who have distinguished themselves by their public service. North Reading’s third annual breakfast for volunteers at the O’Leary Senior Center, organized by the Community Impact Team, featured more than a half dozen awards given to some...

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The Macs are back for their 8th Falmouth Road Race

Posted by on Aug 10, 2017 in Local Headline News, North Reading News, North Reading Transcript | Comments Off

$466,000 raised to date for Sturge-Weber Syndrome support Published in the August 10, 2017 edition Editor’s Note: Due to a production error, the complete version of this story did not appear in print. Read the full version here. By MAUREEN DOHERTY NORTH READING — The Macs are back… and they’re as inspiring as ever!  The McIntyre family — Pam, Dan, Ryan and Ava — is continuing its quest to raise funds and awareness of an orphan neurological disease that afflicts just a few thousand people worldwide: Sturge-Weber Syndrome. The North...

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School policy revisions OK’d

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Published in the August 10, 2017 edition By DAN TOMASELLO NORTH READING — The School Committee approved four policy revisions recently. One of the revised policies is Policy DK, which pertains to the school system’s student activity accounts. Finance Director Michael Connelly said the policy was revamped due to updated state regulations. “We are required to have an outside auditor audit student activity accounts at least once every three years,” said Connelly. “They were audited internally last year, and the town accountant helped perform...

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NRHS baseball seniors close book on summer careers

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Published in the August 17, 2017 edition By DAN PAWLOWSKI NORTH READING — North Reading baseball is finally done with their season. It’s a journey that started in April during NRHS’ spring season, and continued through the summer during the Northeast Baseball League. The Northeast team consisted of mostly players entering their sophomore, junior and senior seasons. For a player, it is a great opportunity to work on your game. The Hornets’ Northeast coach, Marco Vittozzi, was happy how his team progressed, and not just because they made it to...

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Northeast baseball team loses a close one

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Published in the August 10, 2017 edition  By STEPHEN MARTELLUCCI NORTH READING – It all came down to one game for the North Reading Northeast Baseball team (ages 15-18) as they played host Lowell in the third game of their best-of-three finals last Thursday night at Shedd Park. Lowell won game one at Shedd, 12-2, on July 31st. North Reading evened the series on Aug. 1st winning, 12-6, at North Reading High to set up this game. However, North Reading ended up losing in heartbreaking fashion losing, 2-1, in nine-innings. The host scored...

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11 and 12-year-olds capture district 13 Jimmy Fund Championship

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Published in the August 10, 2017 edition NORTH READING — Just one week after Benevento field hosted the dramatic Massachusetts’s Little League finals, the hometown boys faced off in an exciting win over a strong Wakefield team. The Hornets came out on top 8-5 in an exciting six-inning game. The Summer League brings the boys together for the love of baseball with the goal of raising money for The Jimmy Fund. Since 1987, the hard work and winning spirit of the coaches, parents and, most importantly, the players, have raised nearly $5 million...

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Robert Testa, 79

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Army veteran, retired letter carrier Published in the August 17, 2017 edition NORTH READING – Robert P. Testa, age 79, of No. Reading, formerly of Wakefield and Stoneham, died Sunday, August 13 at the Sawtelle Family Hospice House in Reading with his family by his side. Born in Boston on September 8, 1937 he was the son of the late Carmine and Mary (Randolph) Testa. Mr. Testa was raised in Stoneham and was a graduate of Stoneham High School, Class of 1956. He then enlisted in the United States Army and served in Korea. Mr. Testa was...

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Polly Alexander, 92

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Former synchronized swimmer, enjoyed flower arranging Published in the August 17, 2017 edition HEBRON, NH – Polly Robinson Hanson Alexander age 92 died August 10. Born Polly Robinson Hanson on April 18, 1925 in Boston, to Albert and Beth Hanson, she was the oldest of three children graduating from Portsmouth High School, Portsmouth, NH in 1943 and the Chandler Secretarial School while living with her Grandmother, Eva Hamlin. She attended Michigan State College studying journalism and was on the varsity synchronized swim team. Polly paid...

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John M. Hogg III, 70

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Vietnam veteran worked at GE Published in the August 17, 2017 edition WAKEFIELD — John M. Hogg III, 70, of Wakefield died Friday, July 28, at his residence. Born in Melrose on February 20, 1947, he was the son of the late John M. Hogg Jr. and Elizabeth L. (Watts) Hogg. Mr. Hogg was raised in Wakefield and was a graduate of Wakefield High School. He then served in the United States Army during the Vietnam conflict.  He had worked as a machinist at General Electric for 17 years. Mr. Hogg enjoyed his motorcycle and his fishing trips, as well as...

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