Town honors its war heroes on Veterans’ Day...

Nov 15, 2018 by

Published November 15, 2018 By MAUREEN DOHERTY NORTH READING — Young and old alike took time from their hectic lives on Sunday morning to give thanks to the hundreds of thousands of men and women who have served their country in the armed services in times of both peace and turbulence. The cold temperatures brought the ceremony indoors for the second year in a row, but did not dampen the spirit of the occasion where the walls of the Batchelder School gymnasium remained festooned with the patriotic drawings and first-person biographies of veterans compiled by the students for their annual Veterans’ Day assembly, many of which featured relatives of the young writers. This year’s event also marked the 100th anniversary of the Armistice with Germany that ended World War I. A bell was tolled...

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Light Up Main Street Christmas lighting festival Sunday...

Nov 15, 2018 by

Published November 15, 2018 By MAUREEN DOHERTY NORTH READING —The first ever Light Up Main Street for Christmas event is rapidly taking shape in advance of the festivities planned by the business community for Sunday afternoon, November 18 to kick off the holiday season. Dozens of business owners have been seen outside this week sprucing up their properties and decking out their windows, split rail fences, sign posts and buildings from stem to stern with strings of matching white lights. One goal of this initiative has been to add sparkle, bling and uniformity along the town’s main business corridor – literally knitting the business community together with strings of light – in an effort to encourage residents and commuters alike to shop locally. Transforming the Main Street business corridor from a four-lane thoroughfare used...

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Early deadlines for Thanksgiving edition...

Nov 15, 2018 by

Published November 15, 2018 In honor of the Thanksgiving holiday on Thursday, November 22, we will have early editorial and advertising deadlines for the Wednesday, November 21 edition of the Transcript. The deadline to submit press releases and other editorial copy is Friday, November 16, at noon. The deadline to submit advertisements is 3 p.m. the same day. We appreciate your assistance and cooperation and wish all of our readers a wonderful...

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Community Coffeehouse and open mic night Sat....

Nov 15, 2018 by

Published November 15, 2018 NORTH READING — The next North Reading Comm. Coffeehouse / Open Mic will be held on Saturday, November 17 at 7 p.m. in the Activity Room of the Flint Memorial Library at 147 Park St in North Reading. We continue to get more talented performers who help provide a great evening of entertainment. We hope you are getting as much enjoyment out of it as we are and that you will continue to come back and give us your support. Your support has made a big difference in the success we have enjoyed. The performers appreciate it and the Friends of the Library have really benefited from your generosity through donations and purchase of refreshments which helps enable them to continue to provide the many programs they offer that support the...

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Late ex-POW remembers town with generous bequests...

Nov 8, 2018 by

Published November 8, 2018 By MAUREEN DOHERTY NORTH READING — It is said that still waters run deep and this would certainly be true of the late Charles A. Anderson. A widower without children who passed way last November at the age of 95, Charlie was a member of the Greatest Generation who proudly served his country in the Army during World War II. Captured by the enemy in Europe, he spent over a year as a Prisoner of War (POW). Like so many WWII veterans, after the war he entered the General Electric Apprentice Program and for the next four decades he worked as a Machine Cutting Tools Specialist for the General Electric Turbine Manufacturing Department at the River works in Lynn, retiring in 1984. He had resided in North Reading for over...

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