NRHS Principal Anthony Loprete named Administrator of the Year by MASC...

Apr 8, 2021 by

Published April 8, 2021 By MAUREEN DOHERTY NORTH READING — When you’re as actively involved in mentoring students and their activities as North Reading High School Principal Anthony Loprete, it’s pretty hard to have a couple of carloads of out-of-town guests go unnoticed and not spoil the surprise when they arrive on your campus. How do you get them inside and where do you put them so they don’t cross paths? Fortunately, EVERYONE at NRHS was in on the secret during the Friday powerblock on March 26, except the man of the hour, who was being kept pre-occupied by a meeting with the Senior Class officers at the other end of the school. SUPERINTENDENT Dr. Patrick Daly (left) congratulates NRHS Principal Anthony “AJ” Loprete upon his selection as the 2021 Administrator of the Year...

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H.S. Youth Action Team honors women of North Reading making history...

Apr 8, 2021 by

Published April 8, 2021 NORTH READING — In honor of Women’s History Month, held annually in March, the High School Youth Action Team (YAT) undertook a project to publicly acknowledge all women employed by the town of North Reading. We celebrate and applaud you for making the difference in the lives of so many. We are proud of you for being our champions and your obvious commitment to serving the public and youth. In addition to being our mothers, sisters, aunts, grandmothers, cousins and friends, you are our role models and humble leaders. Thank you for being our advocates, biggest cheerleaders, and the fiercest of the fierce when we needed you most. Thank you for having the unmatched strength to pick us up when we’ve fallen and the insight of knowing when we needed a...

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Local traffic only on North St....

Apr 8, 2021 by

Published April 8, 2021 NORTH READING — The traveling public is reminded to expect significant traffic impacts during three major water main replacement projects this spring by the North Reading Department of Public Works: • Phase 1: North Street from Main Street to Lowell Road • Phase 2: North Street from Main Street to Moose Hill Access Road • Phase 3: Mt. Vernon Street from Haverhill Street to Woodland Drive During the first phase of the project, which began Monday, April 5, the section of North Street between Main Street and Lowell Road will continue to be open to Town Hall and local (abutter) traffic only. Access to Town Hall will be limited to deliveries, town employees, use of the outside drop-box, scheduled Parks and Recreation programming, and pre-scheduled office appointments. All other traffic will be detoured around the work area.  At...

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SC candidates weigh in on the issues...

Apr 7, 2021 by

Published April 7, 2021 LYNNFIELD — The Town Election on Tuesday, April 13 features a three-way race for two seats on the School Committee. The three candidates running for a three-year term on the School Committee are incumbent Phil McQueen, Planning Board Chairman Brian Charville, and Together We Grow President Kate DePrizio. SC MEMBER PHIL MCQUEEN KATE DEPRIZIO BRIAN CHARVILLE The Villager asked the three candidates to answer six questions. The following are their responses. With students in grades K-12 officially back in school full-time this week, what role should the School Committee play while educators’ head into the trenches to help get students caught up academically and socially-emotionally? Phil McQueen: The superintendent and the School Committee has a number of policies and operating protocols from the Massachusetts Association of School Committees (MASC) that define...

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Doyle: School Committee tenure was a ‘fun ride’...

Apr 7, 2021 by

Published April 7, 2021 By DAN TOMASELLO LYNNFIELD — It’s the end of an era for School Committeeman Tim Doyle. Doyle decided against running for a third three-year term in the Town Election on Tuesday, April 13. He previously served four terms on the school board from 2000-2012. After a three-year break, Doyle ran for an open seat on the School Committee in 2015. He was re-elected three years ago. “It feels good, but it’s bittersweet,” said Doyle in an interview with the Villager. “I put my heart into it and I have given everything I have had for the past 21 years. Moving away from it when it has been a big part of my life is difficult, but it’s time. I am at peace with the change.” SCHOOL COMMITTEE MEMBER TIM DOYLE...

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Counselors: In-person learning transition will require patience...

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Published April 7, 2021 By DAN TOMASELLO LYNNFIELD — The school system’s four adjustment counselors offered parents some back-to-school advice during a recent School Committee meeting. Superintendent Kristen Vogel invited the counselors to the meeting in order to help parents and students gear up for the return of full-time in-person learning, which began on Monday. Summer Street School adjustment counselor Heather Hunt gave an overview of the different types of behavior parents and educators might see once full-time in-person learning begins. She said elementary students often have a difficult time discussing what makes them feel anxious. “It may manifest in physical symptoms such as headaches, stomach aches and difficulty sleeping,” said Hunt. “It is completely understandable considering the big transition. For some students, it has been over a year since they were inside the...

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