Time capsule awaiting future NRHS students

Posted by on Jun 22, 2017 in Local Headline News, North Reading News, North Reading Transcript | Comments Off

Published in the June 22, 2017 edition By BILL LAFORME NORTH READING – A group of past and present North Reading High School students have put up a plaque at the school commemorating the time capsule they buried on the grounds a couple of years ago. This week, recent NRHS graduates Madison Cezzuto (’14), MacKenzie Sturtevant (’15) and Class of 2017 members Emily Zhang and Gabby Lanzaro joined current Student Council members and student council advisor Amy St. Arnaud The four graduates had devoted considerable time and effort to getting the...

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Town has more than 1,000 LED streetlights now

Posted by on Jun 22, 2017 in Local Headline News, North Reading News, North Reading Transcript | Comments Off

Published in the June 22, 2017 edition By BILL LAFORME NORTH READING – More than 1,000 LED streetlights have been installed in North Reading as part of Reading Municipal Light Department’s pilot program, which began in fiscal year 2015. Jane Parenteau of RMLD told selectmen that the utility had installed 581 LED streetlights in North Reading in fiscal year 2016, followed by 516 during the current one, fiscal year 2017. RMLD has also been installing LED streetlights in the other communities it serves – Reading, Wilmington and Lynnfield,...

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Mexican style restaurant expected on Main Street

Posted by on Jun 22, 2017 in Local Headline News, North Reading News, North Reading Transcript | Comments Off

Published in the June 22, 2017 edition By BILL LAFORME NORTH READING – A new Mexican style restaurant is set to open later this fall in the spot most recently occupied by the Great American Tavern on Route 28. Selectmen Monday night voted to approve the transfer of the common victualler and all-alcohol licenses previously held by the Great American Tavern to the new restaurant, Dos Lobos, at their meeting on Monday night. Dos Lobos will be the latest restaurant from the owners of Joe Fish, which has two locations in North Andover and North...

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NR A’s season gaining momentum

Posted by on Jun 22, 2017 in North Reading Sports, North Reading Transcript | Comments Off

Published in the June 22, 2017 edition By STEPHEN MARTELLUCCI NORTH READING – Last summer, the North Reading A’s lost to the Swampscott Sox in the North Shore Baseball League best-of-three first-round playoff series two games to none. The A’s finished at 8-17 overall as they were 8-15 in the regular season. This season, the A’s returned 21 of 30 total players as the 2017 campaign opened on May 24th. After 11 games, the A’s record sits at 3-8 as they are in eighth place out of 11 total teams (the top eight qualify for the playoffs which...

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Team CJM Builders takes U10 softball championship

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Published in the June 22, 2017 edition NORTH READING – Team CJM Builders (Visitors) beat out Farrelly Realty (Home) 12-10 to become the 2017 North Reading U10 Division Softball Champions. Team CJM went into the playoff with a strong season standing – 10 game win out of 13 played against five other North Reading U10 teams as well as Reading and Wakefield.  The visitors started off at bat and quickly closed the first inning with the maximum inning tally of 4 runs led by strong hits from both Samantha Cassarino and Talia Ranieri. The...

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NRPD participates in Special Olympics torch relay

Posted by on Jun 22, 2017 in North Reading Sports, North Reading Transcript | Comments Off

Published in the June 22, 2017 edition NORTH READING – Chief Michael P. Murphy recently announced that the North Reading Police Department participated in the 10th annual Law Enforcement Torch Run Cruiser Convoy to benefit athletes competing in the Special Olympics of Massachusetts Summer Games. On Saturday, June 10, North Reading officers formed a “Cruiser Convoy” with over 100 police departments from across the state making the drive to the Harvard University athletic complex to show support for the athletes. Lights flashed and sirens...

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Priscilla Drinkwater, 96

Posted by on Jun 22, 2017 in North Reading Obituaries, North Reading Transcript | Comments Off

World War II veteran Published in the June 22, 2017 edition VERO BEACH, Fla. – Priscilla (Atwood) Drinkwater, 96, of Vero Beach, FL and formerly of North Reading for many years, died at her home on May 31. She was the wife of the late Arthur S. Drinkwater. Born in Waterbury, CT on June 19,1920, she was the daughter of the late Harry F. and Julia (Allen) Atwood. She attended Watertown High School, National Park College in Maryland and Pierce Secretarial School in Boston. Priscilla was a Veteran of World War II and was a Wave in...

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David Burke, 76

Posted by on Jun 22, 2017 in North Reading Obituaries, North Reading Transcript | Comments Off

Verizon manager, family man Published in the June 22, 2017 edition READING – David W. Burke, 76, of Reading and formerly of North Reading, lost his courageous battle with a lengthy illness, Wednesday, June 14, at Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston. Born in Fairhaven, MA on November 29, 1940, he was the son of the late George and Helen (Tucker) Burke. He was a graduate of Beverly High School and he later attended the University of Massachusetts. David worked for Verizon for 39 years, he was a Marketing Manager. He was known for his...

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Arthur Harkness, 66

Posted by on Jun 22, 2017 in North Reading Obituaries, North Reading Transcript | Comments Off

Vietnam veteran, business owner Published in the June 22, 2017 edition NORTH READING – Arthur “AJ” Harkness, 66, of North Reading and formerly of Lynn, died peacefully at home on June 13, 2017. Born in Lynn, MA on June 12,1951, he was the son of the late James and Julie (Rogers) Harkness of Lynn. AJ was a Veteran of the U.S. Army and served in the Vietnam War. AJ owned his own business, Star Trucking and Paving for twenty years. He was a truck driver for 50 years for a variety of local trucking companies. AJ had a great love for...

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