Exciting three-game win streak for Hornet baseball...

Apr 26, 2018 by

Published in the April 26, 2018 edition By DAN PAWLOWSKI NORTH READING — Does three consecutive wins and 25 combined runs including a go-ahead dinger in extra innings sound like an exciting week of baseball? Yes, that was a rhetorical question asked in order to create a dramatic effect rather than to get an answer. The Hornets (4-2) beat Newburyport, 11-4 on April 17, Manchester-Essex, 11-10 on April 20 and Ipswich, 3-1 on April 24. North Reading hasn’t struggled to score runs in any of their first six games of the season, but the offense reached a new level during their win over the Clippers. “Our bats came alive against Newburyport,” said North Reading head Eric Archambault. “We had 12 hits, four of them being for extra-bases.” Junior Alex D’Ambrosio led the way in...

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Boys’ track splits against Masco and Newburyport...

Apr 26, 2018 by

State Relay Championship on Sunday, April 29 at NRHS Published in the April 26, 2018 edition BOXFORD — The NRHS boys’ spring track team outlasted the cold and wind Wednesday, April 11 at Masconomet Regional High School as they improved their record to 1-1 with a win over Newburyport 79.5-66.5 and a loss to Masco 75-70. Overall event winners included double winner Billy Lord in the 110 meter hurdles (16.20) and the long jump (18’ 1”), Cam Chinchillo in the high jump (5’ 4”), the 4×100 relay team of Joey McCarthy, Grayson Budny, Jack Donohue and Billy Lord (47.5) and the 4×400 relay team of Casey Robarts, Andrew DeBenedetto, Cam Chinchillo and Nick Carpenter (3:56.4). Senior captain Lionel Beane led the Hornets with 23 points overall in the 400 meter hurdles, discus, javelin and 110...

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After 40 seasons, Condardo is hanging up his clipboard...

Apr 26, 2018 by

Published in the April 26, 2018 edition By TOM CONDARDO NORTH READING — Forty seasons. Four-hundred-and-nineteen games. Road trips from Haverhill to Hull, from Winthrop to Wayland, and from BC’s Alumni Field to Gillette Stadium. It’s time. I’m hanging up my Bic 4-color ballpoint pen, my Sony Cybershot camera, and my trusty clipboard. For 11 seasons (1976-1986) covering North Reading for the Transcript and for the past 29 seasons (1989-2017) following the Pioneers for the Villager, I have spent my fall Saturdays and Friday nights prowling scores of high school field sidelines charting the exploits of over 500 high school football players. And I loved every minute of it. But it’s time to bid a fond farewell. I’m busier than ever with my business marketing copywriting business. I have one grandchild and another on...

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Transitions: Building Inspector retires; 3 employees join ranks...

Apr 26, 2018 by

Published in the April 26, 2018 edition By MAUREEN DOHERTY NORTH READING — Building Inspector Jim DeCola, who will retire on Friday after more than 30 years of service to the town in a variety of roles, was honored by the Board of Selectmen Monday night. Before a packed house of his friends and colleagues, which included many Town Hall employees and Zoning Board members, DeCola received the praise and thanks of the town for his professionalism over the years and was presented with a plaque by Selectmen Chairman Michael Prisco on behalf of the board. DeCola’s career with the town began in 1988 when he was hired as the assistant wire inspector, Town Administrator Michael Gilleberto said. “In 1992, he became the alternate Building Inspector. In 1994 he became a full-time employee serving as...

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Decision on water to be made by May 31...

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Published in the April 26, 2018 edition By MAUREEN DOHERTY NORTH READING — In the continuing quest to obtain as much information about the pros and cons in the MWRA vs. Andover water options for the town, the Board of Selectmen Monday night was unanimous in extending its decision by another month, to May 31. This decision was reached after a detailed presentation by two project managers from the town’s consulting engineering firm, Wright-Pierce, Rob Williamson and Mark Stein, and Utilities Superintendent Mark Clark. The original April 30 date was self-imposed by the board back in October when it was anticipated that the data needed by Wright-Pierce to conduct its peer review evaluation of the Andover water system and future sewerage options would have been obtained by the first of the year. A similar...

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Candidate’s statements in today’s issue...

Apr 26, 2018 by

Published in the April 26, 2018 edition Inside today’s Transcript you will find the first installment of candidate’s statements from those seeking office for the Board of Selectmen and School Committee. Next week we will publish candidate’s statements from those running for Community Planning Commission, Housing Authority and Town Moderator. Although there are no contested races in this year’s Town Election we feel it is of the utmost importance to provide ample opportunity for the town’s citizens to learn all they can about the candidates who wish to represent them and the duties and responsibilities of the offices they seek to hold. We also believe that those who have committed themselves to countless hours tending to the town’s business at the expense of time spent with their own families or devoted to their own...

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