PHOTO: Friends throughout the journey...

May 23, 2019 by

Published May 23, 2019

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Board: Swan Pond Road survey should proceed...

May 23, 2019 by

Published May 23, 2019 By MAUREEN DOHERTY NORTH READING — The Select Board held its standard informational public hearing Monday night on the 29 articles that comprise the June 10 Town Meeting warrant. While there were a couple of people in the audience for at least part of the presentation, no direct questions from the public to the board were asked about the $70.5M budget proposed for FY20 under Article 15 or the multi-million dollar capital improvement plan under Article 16, both of which will be recommended for passage by the board at Town Meeting, or any of the other 27 warrant articles. Town Meeting warrants were scheduled to be mailed out to all residents on Wednesday and should be arriving by Friday or Saturday. It was the first full meeting since the board...

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Bob Mauceri to lead Memorial Day parade...

May 23, 2019 by

Published May 23, 2019 NORTH READING — The town’s traditional Memorial Day parade on Monday, May 27, will be led by former Chairman of the Select Board, Bob Mauceri who will serve as honorary parade marshal motoring the route in a convertible. Stepping down from his Select Board post after 15 years, Mauceri was recently honored for his 47 years of combined service to the town which dates back to 1972 when he was appointed to a sewer study committee. Over the decades Mauceri also served on the School Committee (1973-1986), the Finance Committee (1986-1992) and the Hillview Commission (1992-2004) in addition to countless subcommittees and chairmanships. Veterans of all wars will follow the parade marshal’s convertible on a special parade float. They are also welcome to walk the route if they so desire....

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Rec offers yoga, bootcamp, CPR and more...

May 23, 2019 by

Published May 23, 2019 NORTH READING — The staff at North Reading Recreation has announced the following programs. Do you see a program of interest but it’s full? We strongly encourage putting your name on the wait list. We will try our best to accommodate. North Reading Recreation offers programs for and welcomes all ages and abilities from tots to adults, residents and non-residents alike. For full details on all programs, visit us online at www.northreadingma.gov/parks-recreation or give us a call at 978-664-6016. Adult Yoga – For ages 18 and older. This program runs on Thursdays from June 6-27 from 5-6 p.m. for a cost of $40. Yoga is held in the Flint Memorial Library activity room. This four week mini Yoga session is designed for all levels and will focus on balance, strength, flexibility and...

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Seeking a living kidney donor

May 23, 2019 by

Published May 23, 2019 Dear Editor: My name is Kayla St. Pierre and I am 30 years old. I live in North Reading. I am a psychiatric nurse at McLean Hospital in Belmont. I contracted bacterial meningitis when I was 10 years old and by 12 years old, I was in kidney failure as a result. I underwent six harrowing months of dialysis and then, I was able to receive a kidney transplant from my parent, Tony. That was 17 years ago. The kidney I received from Tony has given me the opportunity to live a normal and healthy life for 17 years. I am so grateful to Tony and have always been so inspired by Tony’s gift of life. My nephrologist recently told me that the kidney I received from Tony is failing...

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Early holiday deadlines

May 23, 2019 by

Published May 23, 2019 With the Memorial Day holiday arriving on Monday, we want to remind everyone of our early deadlines for both advertising and editorial content. You will need to reserve ad space for the Transcript’s May 30 issue by Thursday, May 23 at 2 p.m. Advertising copy will be due Friday, May 24 at noon, sent to: ads@wakefielditem.com. Any press releases, photographs or other editorial content also will be due Friday, May 24, at noon. Please send news content to: NRTranscript@rcn.com. Thank you for your cooperation and have a safe holiday...

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