Traditional commencement exercises Friday at NRHS...

Jun 10, 2021 by

Published June 10, 2021 By MAUREEN DOHERTY NORTH READING — Commencement exercises for the 64th class to graduate from North Reading High School will be held on Friday, June 11 at 6:15 p.m. These graduates have plenty to celebrate and they have been anticipating this moment for months. The outdoor ceremony will begin with a processional of the graduating seniors led by Class Marshals Sarah Gerber and Dylan Kelleher. They will enter the school’s Arthur J. Kenney Field to the traditional “Pomp and Circumstance” and will be seated together. Their families will be seated separately on the field, in family units. This arrangement differs slightly from last year’s commencement during which graduates were required to sit only with their families on the field. This change is indicative of the progress being made in combatting the...

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Hot voters approve $80M operating budget, 32 warrant articles in 70 minutes...

Jun 10, 2021 by

Published June 10, 2021 By MAUREEN DOHERTY NORTH READING — The 161 voters attending last Saturday’s annual Town Meeting, held outdoors, were met with a scorching hot day on the Arthur J. Kenney turf field as temperature reach 90 degrees at the start of a four-day heat wave. The hot temperatures definitely contributed to the sprint to the finish line as the voters dispensed with all 32 warrant articles in about 70 minutes once the meeting got underway at about 9:15 a.m. GIVE ME SHELTER. A large golf umbrella provides a voter at Town Meeting with a reprieve from the scorching heat Saturday morning at Arthur J. Kenney Field. (Maureen Doherty Photo) “The temperature had ticked up a couple more degrees than we were expecting in the forecast but we opted to push forward...

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Ipswich River Community Chorus tribute concert to Nancy Ferretti...

Jun 10, 2021 by

Published June 10, 2021 NORTH READING — The Ipswich River Community Chorus (IRCC) is delighted to present an afternoon of free live music dedicated to renowned local music educator, performer and vocal coach Nancy Ferretti. The concert will be held on Saturday, June 19 at 4 p.m. at the gazebo at Ipswich River Park, 15 Central St., with a rain date of June 20. NANCY FERRETTI, local music educator, performer and vocal coach extraordinaire (front row, center) is surrounded by members of the IRCC at a recent rehearsal for the group’s tribute concert to her. The free event at IRP is June 19 at 4 p.m. (Courtesy Photo) Ferretti has been a beloved North Reading resident for many decades and served the community’s singers in a number of capacities. These include music educator in...

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Resilient Class of 2021 soars into a bright future...

Jun 9, 2021 by

Published June 9, 2021 By DAN TOMASELLO LYNNFIELD — In the aftermath of an incredibly challenging and daunting senior year, the Lynnfield High School Class of 2021 was able to celebrate its impressive accomplishments during commencement exercises on Friday, June 4. While the COVID-19 pandemic forced Lynnfield High to hold drive-up graduation and socially distant graduation ceremonies for the Class of 2020 last spring and summer respectively, the high school was able to hold a mostly traditional ceremony last Friday. Similar to prior years, the 171 graduates sat on the field of Pioneer Stadium together for one last time. The stands and sidelines were full of proud family members, friends and town officials, who frequently cheered the graduates during the hour-long ceremony. ECSTATIC Lynnfield High School graduates toss their mortarboards in the air at...

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Town Meeting is Saturday at LHS...

Jun 9, 2021 by

Published June 9, 2021 By DAN TOMASELLO LYNNFIELD — With COVID-19 virus regulations now lifted, Lynnfield Recreation will be offering summer trips for children once again. Lynnfield Rec was unable to hold its “Rec-Ventures” trips last summer due to the global pandemic, but the popular trips are back this year for children entering third grade and older. “Kids entering grade 9 and 10 are welcome and will be able to stay in their own group,” Recreation Director Julie Mallett stated in a program booklet. “The bus leaves and returns to Lynnfield Middle School. There will be no refunds or account credits given if parents and guardians cancel anytime within two weeks of a trip unless they have a doctor’s note. If people cancel before the two weeks, a credit will be put on their...

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Lynnfield Rec’s popular trips returning this summer...

Jun 9, 2021 by

Published June 9, 2021 By DAN TOMASELLO LYNNFIELD — With COVID-19 virus regulations now lifted, Lynnfield Recreation will be offering summer trips for children once again. Lynnfield Rec was unable to hold its “Rec-Ventures” trips last summer due to the global pandemic, but the popular trips are back this year for children entering third grade and older. “Kids entering grade 9 and 10 are welcome and will be able to stay in their own group,” Recreation Director Julie Mallett stated in a program booklet. “The bus leaves and returns to Lynnfield Middle School. There will be no refunds or account credits given if parents and guardians cancel anytime within two weeks of a trip unless they have a doctor’s note. If people cancel before the two weeks, a credit will be put on their...

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