Gilbane asks for mediation on disputed school charges...

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Published in the December 31, 2015 edition By BOB TUROSZ NORTH READING – Gilbane Construction, the main contractor on the high school-middle school project, has notified the Secondary Schools Building Committee they are seeking to carry the work on the school’s lower softball field and drainage into 2016 due to the presence of ledge at the site where the fields are planned. At the same time, Gilbane has applied for mediation regarding disputed change orders still outstanding on the project. SSBC Chairman Chuck Carucci said Gilbane walked out of a meeting Tuesday afternoon, Dec. 22, because they didn’t agree with the SSBC’s numbers regarding the change orders still due. Gibane representatives Joanna Kripp and Matt Skillin left the meeting after they were asked “very simple questions” on whether Gilbane has provided supporting documentation on...

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CCS fund enters home stretch with $31,000 total...

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Published in the December 31, 2015 edition By BOB TUROSZ NORTH READING – Well done, North Reading. The holiday mail brought another $4,000 in donations to the Transcript’s Neighbor Helping Neighbor Fund, raising to over $31,000 the amount to be distributed by the North Reading Christian Community Service, the volunteer organization that operates the town’s Food Pantry. There have been over 100 separate donations to the Fund drive this year. This week’s donations include, among other generous gifts, $1,000 from Dental Health Concepts, $500 from Paul and Marci Bailey, $300 in memory of Al and Frances Sylvia, founders of the Neighbor Fund, and $200 from Michelle and Fred Driscoll. But all donations to the fund are equally honored with gratitude by the CCS and those who will directly benefit, needy residents of North Reading....

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PHOTO: Ipswich Park in white

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Hornets beat Andover in first round of tournament...

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Published in the December 31, 2015 edition By STEPHEN MARTELLUCCI NORTH READING — On Monday afternoon, the North Reading High hockey team defeated Andover, 5-1, in the first round of the Kasabuski Christmas Classic Tournament in Saugus at Kasabuski Rink. With that win, the Hornets improved to 3–0 as they faced Winthrop in the title game on Dec. 29 (results not available at press time). “This is one of the best wins in school history,” stated Hornets head coach John Giuliotti. “This is the first time we have ever beaten Andover and it is a statement game that we can play with anybody.” The Golden Warriors are a Division 1 team while the Hornets are a Division 2 squad. Brian Cotter gave the locals a 1-0 lead 7:16 into the first period. Mike Driscoll...

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Boys hoop extends record to 4-0...

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Published in the December 31, 2015 edition By DAN NUNN Get Past Sachems, 72–58 NORTH READING — Behind double-doubles from senior captains Justin Dorosh and Adam Goldstein the Hornets downed the defending Division 3 North Champion Pentucket Sachems 72–58. Dorosh stuffed the stat sheet with 19 points, 13 rebounds and 5 assists and in the words of Coach Casey “continues to play like an all-league player.” Goldstein added 18 points and 10 rebounds. North Reading got off to a slow start in their first road game of year, missing their first six shots. But after junior Mike McCauley finally got them on the board with a three the offense got rolling. The Hornets took an 18-13 lead at the end of the first quarter. In the second quarter their full court defense wreaked havoc...

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