ACS presents ‘Abraham Lincoln Walks at Midnight’ Saturday, May 4...

May 4, 2019 by

Long time North Reading resident Don Miller is a member of the Andover Choral Society. Tickets are available at the door. NORTH ANDOVER — The Andover Choral Society, directed by Dr. Michael Driscoll, is delighted to present the premiere performance of “Abraham Lincoln Walks at Midnight” by African-American classical composer Florence Price on Saturday, May 4 at 3 p.m. in the auditorium of North Andover High School. Chicago-based composer Florence Price was the first African-American woman to have a composition performed by a major orchestra when the Chicago Symphony Orchestra performed her Symphony in E Minor in 1933. Price composed over 300 works, and her songs and arrangements were performed by some of the most admired voices of her day, including Marian Anderson and Leontyne Price. In 2009, a substantial collection of Price’s works...

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Selectmen endorse Woods of Lynnfield with reduced number of units...

Apr 26, 2019 by

DEVELOPER Angus Bruce has reduced the number of proposed units in the Woods of Lynnfield elderly housing development from 66 to 56. This means there would be a total of 28 duplex units as shown in this rendering. The Board of Selectmen also voted to endorse Article 16 at their meeting on Wednesday night, April 24 (after press time). ARTICLE 16 seeks to rezone the property at 1414 Main St. from Residence D to Elderly Housing. Approval of this change by Town Meeting would allow the developer to seek a special permit from the Planning Board to develop this project on nearly 23 acres of land. The annual Town Meeting is Monday, April 29 at 7 p.m., LMS auditorium. A quorum of 175 voters is required for the meeting to commence....

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BREAKING NEWS ALERT #3 Merrimack Valley Natural Gas Emergency – Update...

Sep 14, 2018 by

BELOW IS THE LATEST INFORMATION PROVIDED BY THE TOWN OF NORTH READING regarding the Columbia Gas-related explosions and fires in Andover, North Andover and Lawrence. POSTED ON: SEPTEMBER 14, 2018 – 1:45PM NORTH READING — Town of North Reading officials continue to monitor the Columbia Gas situation in Lawrence, Andover and North Andover.  North Reading’s natural gas utility, National Grid, informs the town that North Reading is served by a separate distribution system and there is no indication of a threat to North Reading. “COMFORT CENTERS” NOT NEEDED HERE Municipal and school officials extended offers of assistance to neighboring communities yesterday afternoon, evening, and again this morning.  These offers included hosting a comfort station or shelter in North Reading, which as of this morning has not been necessary.  POLICE & FIRE MUTUAL AID As...

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Bruce F. Lowthers Sr., 82

Jul 27, 2018 by

U.S. Air Force veteran, retired manager of Atlantic Food Mart; active in youth sports and  Knights of Columbus NORTH READING — Bruce F. Lowthers Sr., 82, of North Reading, passed away on Thursday, July 26 at his home after a heroic battle with cancer. Bruce served in the U.S. Air Force as a Military Police Officer. He graduated from Northeastern University and was a retired manager from Atlantic Food Mart. Bruce was involved over the years in North Reading Pop Warner Football, Little League, Knights of Columbus and North Reading Boosters.   He was the beloved husband of 55 years to Eleanor (Digby) Lowthers and the beloved father to Bruce Jr. and his wife Leslie Lowthers of Jacksonville, Florida; Kimberley Lowthers of Boston; and Todd and his wife Tracy Lowthers of Gloucester. He was...

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All Around the Common — Part 6...

Jul 26, 2018 by

~ THOSE WERE THE DAYS ~ By VIRGINIA McNEIL SLEP  Published in the July 26, 2018 edition From the Flint Memorial Hall back to the Grange Hall isn’t far at all. Just a two minute walk, and we’ve completed our tour around the Common as it was back when I was growing up in North Reading in the ‘40s and ‘50s. I can’t say much about the Weeks Memorial Library… now known as the Damon Tavern… because the library didn’t move from the Flint building to that building until after I started college. My use of the library during those years was limited to summer reading… and then I moved away. When I was a child, I just saw the building as another big white house, and I sometimes used to wonder if anybody...

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