Three incumbents stepping down in May...

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Published January 17, 2019 By MAUREEN DOHERTY NORTH READING — Three long-term incumbents on the local political scene have announced that they will not seek re-election in the 2019 Town Election. Select Board member Robert Mauceri, who has served in this post for the past 15 years, among numerous other elected and appointed seats over nearly 50 years, announced his intention to step down in May at Monday night’s board meeting. A few minutes later, Select Board Chairman Michael Prisco also took a few moments to announce his intention not to seek re-election to the board after three terms and nine years of service on this board. Mauceri and Prisco are the only two candidates on the Select Board whose terms expire in May. Additionally, over the weekend on social media, long-term School Committee...

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Townspeople flood MassHousing, Beacon Hill in opposition to 20 Elm St. 40B...

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Published January 17, 2019 By MAUREEN DOHERTY NORTH READING — “Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world; indeed, it is the only thing that ever has.” This quote, attributed to American anthropologist Margaret Mead aptly describes the mission being pursued by hundreds of townspeople in their opposition to the Ch. 40B application of NY Ventures to build 200 units of rental housing on 19 acres of the former Thomson Country Club at 20 Elm St. Nick Yebba, owner and operator of Teresa’s Function Facilities, Grille 19, Teresa’s Prime and Resorts North on the property, purchased the site from the Thomson Country Club six years ago. His proposal under NY Ventures would subdivide the site, leaving these facilities intact on the remaining 5.2 acres. He has proposed to...

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Town withdraws offer for 217 Main St....

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Published January 17, 2019 By MAUREEN DOHERTY NORTH READING — The town has withdrawn its offer to purchase the former New England Spring Water property at 217 Main St. for $3.5M The announcement was made at Monday night’s Select Board meeting by Town Administrator Michael Gilleberto just about a day and half prior to the deadline for the town to sign the purchase and sales agreement. The change in direction came about as a result of the review process town departments and board members had undertaken to determine if this investment would indeed be worth a big chunk of the town’s available capital. It was initially believed that the 36,000 square feet of garage space would easily house the town’s large fire apparatus and larger DPW vehicles. The 2.88 acre site also had potential...

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Hornets beat Lynnfield for third straight victory...

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Published January 17, 2019 By DAN NUNN LYNNFIELD — The Hornets traveled to Lynnfield on Friday night and pounded the rival Pioneers 61-46. Julia Howse was outstanding once again with 22 points and eight rebounds. Senior captain Casey McAuliffe scored 13 and junior Lauren Sullivan added 11 points.  With the win, North Reading improves to 6-2 overall and they are currently in second place in the CAL Kinney Division with a 5-1 conference record. Storm back to beat Manchester-Essex  The Lady Hornets erupted with 20 points in the fourth quarter to turn a four point deficit into a 52-43 victory over the Manchester-Essex Hornets on January 8. Junior Allie Grasso led the way with 17 points and six steals. Sophomore Julia Howse, who was in foul trouble for a good part of the game, still...

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Future looks bright for girls’ track and field...

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Hornets impress at Freshman-Sophomore Championships Published January 17, 2019 ROXBURY CROSSING — The NRHS girls’ track and field team sent a group of 9th and 10th grade athletes to the Reggie Lewis Track and Athletic Center on Saturday, Jan. 5 to compete amongst the state’s best freshman and sophomore athletes at the Red Auerbach Freshman- Sophomore Championships – Small Schools. The event was attended by all small schools in Massachusetts from Division’s 4-5 and part of 3 as Divisions 1-2 and part of 3 competed the following day. Schools with enrollments under 1,100 compete in the small schools division. At the meet the Hornets took home a gold medal in the 4×400 meter relay and had two individual (Katelyn Gorgenyi and Julia Thorstad) medal winners. In the 55 meter dash, Lindsay Keller lowered her personal...

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Black and Gold dismantles Essex Tech, Salem...

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Published January 17, 2019 By DAN TOMASELLO NORTH READING — The Lynnfield-North Reading co-operative wrestling team went 2-3 last week, improving the Black and Gold’s record to 4-16. The Black and Gold competed in a super quad meet against Essex Tech, Salem, Gloucester and Melrose on Jan. 12 at North Reading High School. LNR defeated Essex Tech and Salem, and lost to Gloucester and Melrose. LNR narrowly defeated Essex Tech 39-36. Sophomore Christian Real-Costa (113 lbs.) pinned his opponent at 2:50. “Christian bumped up from 106 lbs. to get a pivotal win,” said Black and Gold head coach Craig Stone. Captain Stuart Glover (126 lbs.) defeated his counterpart by fall at 1:37. Junior Dan Ryan (160 lbs.) won his match by a 7-1 decision. Captain Sean McCullough (182 lbs.) pinned a returning sectional place...

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