NRHS bids farewell to the Class of 2020...

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Published July 30, 2020 By MAUREEN DOHERTY NORTH READING — The trifecta is complete! The long-awaited Commencement Exercises to usher nearly 200 members of the Class of 2020 into the world as graduates of North Reading High School was held without a hitch Friday night at the Arthur J. Kenney Athletic Field. The July 24 ceremony, attended by about 500 immediate family members of the students in an otherwise empty stadium, brought the entire class together one last time after their senior year was abruptly and permanently interrupted back on March 12 due to the novel coronavirus 2019 pandemic. It was the sincere wish of all the members of this class to hold a real ceremony rather than a virtual one, as many other communities had done, and a small army of student leaders, administrators,...

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PHOTO: Re-opening celebration

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Published July 30, 2020

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Primer on Seven Acres Special Town Meeting August 3...

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Published July 30, 2020 By MAUREEN DOHERTY NORTH READING — The Select Board will hold a primer for the public during its next virtual meeting on Monday night at 8 p.m. The topic is the Special Town Meeting being held outdoors on Saturday, August 8 at 9 a.m. at the Arthur J. Kenney Field on the potential purchase of the Seven Acres Poultry Farm. How to join virtual meeting Residents can participate in Monday’s Select Board meeting either through Zoom video conferencing or by phone. To join via internet go to: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/88938151460. To use one tap on a mobile phone go to: +19292056099 or +13126266799. To dial in for an audio-only experience dial: (929) 205-6099 or (312) 626-6799 and enter meeting ID: 889 3815 1460 #, then press # again. The poultry farm, owned...

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Parks and Recreation prioritizing safety precautions alongside fun and games...

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Published July 30, 2020 By ALLIE HASTINGS NORTH READING — It has been a challenging and unexpected year for us all, as the COVID-19 pandemic continues to affect every aspect of the economy and our everyday lifestyles. As state and CDC restrictions concerning social distancing protocols begin to loosen, local organizations and businesses are navigating the ways in which they can start to branch out while keeping all community members safe and protected from the virus. Ever since the onset of the COVID-19 outbreak, Parks and Recreation Director Lynne Clemens has been working non-stop with her staff members to provide programs for the community that allow all participants to remain engaged in events while being kept socially distanced from one another. Given that the organization does not currently have access to many public facilities,...

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The Wicked Pickers to jam on the pond Friday...

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Published July 30, 2020 NORTH READING — Music enthusiasts who live in the vicinity of Martins Pond will have a unique opportunity to enjoy live music from a safe distance Friday night. Local musician Bill Morris, who lives on Travelled Way, is a member of The Wicked Pickers. This Friday, July 31, the five-member group will be practicing in his yard. Neighbors and friends are invited to listen from their own yards, docks or water toys (canoes, kayaks, boats) which offer some of the best socially distanced “seats” in the house. They expect to be practicing from 6:30 – 8 p.m. According to his bio on www.wickedpickers.com/home, as a guitarist Morris has covered a gamut of styles, from the early days of rock to jazz, fusion, folk and classical, in formats ranging from solo to big...

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