Transcript on newsstands now

Feb 22, 2018 by

NORTH READING — Like what you see online in the Transcript? Then you’ll love to get these stories, photos, sports and more in our print edition, available now at these North Reading retailers: • 7- ELEVEN – 237 Main Street (corner North & Main Rte. 28N) • CARR’S HALLMARK – 265 Main Street (Stop & Shop Plaza) • CHRISTOPHER’S – 2 Washington Street • CONVENIENCE PLUS – 1 Main Street (Corner of Park & Main, Rte. 28N) • EASTGATE LIQUORS – 12 Main Street (Eastgate Plaza, Rte. 28S) • LUCKY MART – 202 North Street (corner of North & Main Rte. 28S) • ROUTE 28 CONVENIENCE – 4 Lowell Road • RYER’S – 162 Park Street • SPEEDWAY  – 231 Main Street (Rte. 28N) • STOP & SHOP – 265 Main Street (Stop &...

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Coffeehouse performance airing on Local Access Cable...

Feb 22, 2018 by

NORTH READING — We’d like to give a shoutout to North Reading Community Coffeehouse whose January show of local artists performing at the Flint Memorial Library, was filmed by NORCAM Public Access. The show is currently airing on Comcast Ch. 8 and Verizon Ch. 26 on Thursdays at 8 p.m. and Sundays at 5 p.m. The next Community Coffeehouse and Open Mic Night event will be held on St. Patrick’s Day in the activity room at the Flint Memorial Library at 7 p.m. All are welcome to attend and share their musical talents or simply sit back, relax and enjoy the music.  For more information, connect with the Coffeehouse on Facebook at...

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Quiet week on election front

Feb 22, 2018 by

Published in the February 22, 2018 edition By MAUREEN DOHERTY NORTH READING — With the deadline for candidates to submit nomination papers to run for elective office in the annual town election just under four weeks away, a few openings remain on the ballot. As the Transcript went to press this week, no new candidates had emerged in the various races, according to Town Clerk Barbara Stats. The lack of activity could partly be attributed to the fact that Town Hall was closed Monday for the Presidents’ Day holiday and then had to close early at 2:15 p.m. Tuesday due to a water main break on North Street, and it is also February school vacation week. To date, four incumbents and one newcomer have announced their intentions to run for elective office by taking out nomination...

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WWII B17 crash secrets demystified...

Feb 22, 2018 by

Published in the February 22, 2018 edition By MICHAEL GEOFFRION SCANNELL NORTH READING — Last Thursday, Eric Evans gave a riveting presentation entitled “North Reading B-17 Crash Declassified: Secrets Revealed.”  The event was presented jointly by the North Reading Historical Society and the Flint Memorial Library where a standing room only crowd filled the library’s the activity room to capacity. Evans, a financial advisor with Edward Jones, started off his talk by saying he was not a historian but loved history. He said he had been influenced by his father’s interest in plane crashes and their causes. He went on to explain how he had seen a news story about a B-25 bomber that struck the Empire State Building in July of 1945 on its way to Newark Airport. In looking into that crash he came across...

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School safety becomes paramount...

Feb 22, 2018 by

Published in the February 22, 2018 edition By MAUREEN DOHERTY NORTH READING — In the wake of the latest school campus massacre – this time on Valentine’s Day at the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida that left 17 students and faculty members dead and 15 injured – Superintendent of Schools Jon Bernard assured the community that the safety of North Reading students and faculty are paramount. He pointed to the numerous protocols that have been in place in all of the town’s schools for a number of years and how the school district is constantly striving to improve those protocols and safety infrastructure. Asked if anything else would change because school shootings have become more prevalent, he said in a broad way, yes, but also stressed that the district is more...

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