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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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Anthony R. Cota Sr., 79

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Owner of Cota Family Funeral Home who comforted and eased everyone who came his way Published June 10, 2021 METHUEN — Anthony R. “Tony” Cota Sr., 79, of Methuen, formerly of North Reading, Reading and Somerville, passed June 6, 2021 surrounded by his loving family after a courageous battle with cancer and kidney disease. Born in Somerville, Mass., Anthony...

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Dorothy H. Gillis, 84

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A very outgoing woman known for her laughter and boundless love Published June 10, 2021 NORTH READING — Dorothy H. “Dottie” Gillis, 84, of North Reading, died March 25, 2020 at MelroseWakefield Hospital. Born in North Reading on May 21, 1935, she was the daughter of the late Vincent and Helen (Lyons) Sarcone. Dottie was married to the late...

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David Thornton, 71

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A Vietnam veteran who loved to travel, loved all kinds of animals Published June 10, 2021 LEBANON, N.H.— David Thornton was born on September 11, 1949, in Lebanon, N.H. and passed away on Wednesday, May 26, 2021. He was the son of Burt and Eleanor (Chesley) Thornton. He is survived by his wife of 20 years, Diane (Hashem) Thornton...

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