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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PHOTO: On guard

Apr 1, 2021 by

AN EAGLE keeps watch over its territory in search of prey high above the Ipswich River. Photographer Jacob Mullin-Bernstein captured the image while kayaking along the Ipswich in the Audubon Sanctuary. Published April 1,...

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Major water main replacements begin next week...

Apr 1, 2021 by

Published April 1, 2021 NORTH READING — The town of North Reading will be starting water main replacement projects on North Street and on Mount Vernon Street over the next few weeks. This work will replace the older water mains with new, larger diameter water mains, and will provide new connections to homes supplied by these new water mains. “The North Street and Mt. Vernon Street projects were bid together, with the low bidder being Joseph Cardillo & Son Inc. of Wakefield, at a bid amount of $1,698,722.60. They were lowest of the 14 bids submitted,” according to Water Superintendent Mark Clark. The highest bid of the 14 submitted was 47% more than the accepted bid, at nearly $2.5M, from FED Corp. North Street The existing water main in portions of North Street will...

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