55-plus communities for active adults...

Mar 30, 2018 by

Published in the March 29, 2018 edition By EDDIE MADDEN Realtor, Farrelly Realty Group NORTH READING — The population in the United States is getting decidedly older by the day. By the year 2030 it is estimated that 20% of the population will be 65 years of age or older. That equates to approximately 70 million people. My wife and I fall into this category, but please do not tell her that you heard this from me. We have two sons in college and a daughter who will be entering her senior year at NRHS this coming fall. For the better part of twenty years we have enjoyed our current home and it has provided us with a tremendous amount of comfort and wonderful memories. However, the reality of it all tells us that in...

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Donald W. LeSaffre, 82

Mar 30, 2018 by

Published in the March 30, 2018 edition. WAKEFIELD — Donald W. LeSaffre, 82, a longtime resident of Wakefield, passed away peacefully at Bear Hill Nursing Center in Stoneham on Wednesday, March 28, 2018. Don was born in Saugus on March 20, 1936, one of six children of the late Robert C. LeSaffre and Anna M. (Carothers) LeSaffre. Don was raised in Melrose where he graduated from Melrose High School in 1954. Raised in a car family, Don’s father founded the automobile dealership, Daniels LeSaffre Motors, Inc. on Main Street in Melrose in 1939. With an appreciation for automobiles, Don worked in sales before moving to service manager. Don loved both playing and watching sports. As an adult, he played softball, and served as “setter” for his volleyball team. He enjoyed watching the Patriots and...

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Audrey Giuliano walks to help end hunger...

Mar 29, 2018 by

Published in the March 29, 2018 edition By MAUREEN DOHERTY NORTH READING — Not all superheroes wear capes. Nor must they possess bulging muscles beneath their Under Armour to make an impact on the world. Some are petite and soft-spoken kitten-cuddling great-grandmothers imbued with a passion for a cause and the conviction to make a difference. Such is the case with Audrey Giuliano. At 80 years young, she has a pep in her step and the energy of a woman half her age, which helps her keep up with Traci, her tiny ragdoll kitten, and her large, extended family. A big reason behind her vigor is her desire to see no child go to bed hungry at night. This is why she supports Project Bread and will soon travel to Boston to participate in...

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Write-in candidate for S.C. seat...

Mar 29, 2018 by

Published in the March 29, 2018 edition By MAUREEN DOHERTY NORTH READING – A political newcomer to local politics has announced her candidacy for one of the two open seats on the School Committee in the May 8 Town Election. Dyana Natale Boutwell of 13 Shasta Drive submitted a letter to Town Clerk Barbara Stats notifying the office of her intention to run as a write-in candidate for a three-year position on the School Committee.  Boutwell’s announcement came less than a week after the deadline passed for candidates to officially get their name on the town election ballot by submitting nomination papers to the Town Clerk with the signature of at least 50 certified North Reading voters. There are two open seats on the School Committee in May due to the intention of both...

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‘Everything is good at the Hood’...

Mar 29, 2018 by

Faculty and students share Hound Dog highlights Published in the March 29, 2018 edition By JILLIAN STRING NORTH READING — J. Turner Hood School faculty, students and parents had the opportunity to host School Committee members Monday evening. “These are the most exciting nights for the School Committee,” said committee chairman Mel Webster. “We started doing this about 10 years ago, going around to every school. We know that it’s a lot of extra work for the staff, and the teachers, and the students, and in some cases the parents, but it gives us a good feel as to what’s going on in each school, and it also gives the school a chance to show off what they want to show off.” Hood School Principal Dr. Glen McKay presented an overview of happenings at...

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