Traditional commencement exercises Friday at NRHS...

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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...

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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...

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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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Hornets win 5th straight MSTCA Relay Championship...

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Published June 10, 2021 WENHAM — On Sunday, May 30, the North Reading High School girls’ track and field team arrived at Gordon College on a rainy day with temperatures in the 50 degree range, oppressively cold and wet with June just two days away. They knew the weather predicted, so they came equipped ready to compete in the less than ideal conditions. They spent the week working on their skills and mechanics while their coaches fine tuned the rosters to put together winning combinations of teams. The Hornets set their sights on winning a fifth straight state relay championship and that’s exactly what they did. North Reading contested all 15 events and scored in 12 of the 15, winning five events at 10 points each for 50 total points . They amassed another 38 points...

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Boys’ track improves to 6-0 with win over Triton...

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One win from league title Published June 10, 2021 NORTH READING — The North Reading boys’ spring track team improved to 6-0 last Wednesday evening on Senior Night, with a 80-65 victory over a solid Triton team. This win puts the Hornets one win away from an undefeated regular season campaign and a league regular season title. The Hornets have claimed the CAL League title three times in school history (2013, 2016 and 2017). Leading the charge for the Hornets were eight individual event winners, 10 second place finishers and 10 third place finishers to balance out the attack. The throwers led the Hornet point scorers as they took down the Vikings by a score of 25-2 in the shot put, javelin and discus. THE SENIORS on the NRHS 2021 boys’ spring track and...

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Hornets win eighth straight by shutting out Rockport...

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Published June 10, 2021 By STEPHEN MARTELLUCCI NORTH READING — The red-hot North Reading High softball team won its eighth-straight game on June 4 as they blanked guest Rockport 10-0. It was the team’s second-straight shutout and third of the season. Pitcher Shea Hanson improved to 10-1 in the circle as she posted her second shutout in a row. The senior co-captain gave up only one hit, no walks and she fanned 12 Viking batters as she pitched all seven innings. “She has been unbelievable the last couple of games,” stated Hornets assistant manager Paul Greene. “She is very accurate and doesn’t walk anybody.” SHEA HANSON continued her phenomenal season with two shutouts, first against Lynnfield on June 3 then the next day against Rockport. (File Photo) The Hornets scored five runs in the first...

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