Rudloff seeks CPC seat in town election...

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Published March 14, 2019 By MAUREEN DOHERTY NORTH READING — On Monday, a new candidate took out nomination papers for the last uncontested seat in the 2019 town election. David Rudloff of 29 Duane Drive is seeking nomination to run for the Community Planning Commission (CPC) seat vacated in late January by Jonathan Cody, who has moved from town. Rudloff was one of four residents who had submitted a letter of interest or resume to the town when a joint appointment by the CPC and Select Board for Cody’s unexpired term was still on the table. But since the tenure would have only been for few weeks the boards opted to leave it vacant and encourage the candidates to run for the full term instead.. With five days remaining for all candidates to return...

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Two fires, freak car accident keep first responders busy...

Mar 14, 2019 by

Published March 14, 2019 By MAUREEN DOHERTY NORTH READING — It was quite a week for North Reading’s first responders last week. In addition to their routine calls, the town’s emergency services were called upon to respond to two structure fires and one potential water rescue in a span of five days. Ten Rod Way Just before 5 p.m. last Tuesday, March 5, a homeowner at 4 Ten Rod Way came home to discover visible smoke coming from the home. According to provisional Fire Chief Don Stats, it was a single alarm working fire. “The homeowner reported the fire as she was arriving home and saw smoke coming from the home. We were on-scene for several hours due to the investigative process, although the fire was knocked down quickly,” Stats said. He added that...

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T.A. cites accomplishments under new Public Safety Administration department model...

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Published March 14, 2019 By MAUREEN DOHERTY NORTH READING —The Public Safety Administration budget would remain level funded with one line item to cover the director’s $30,000 stipend under the proposed budget currently under review as part of the town’s FY2020 budget process. Established last year after a change was approved by the Select Board in the town’s organizational structure to create the position of a Public Safety Director, the position was funded at $30,000 in the FY19 budget approved by Town Meeting, and $14,654 was spent to fund it through the end of the 2018 calendar year. The Public Safety Director oversees five departments — police, fire, emergency management, building and health — and reports directly to the Town Administrator. In his presentation to the Select Board March 4, Town Administrator Michael Gilleberto...

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Great season comes to an end for co-op girls’ hockey team...

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Published March 14, 2019 By DAN PAWLOWSKI WOBURN — The Div. 1 girls’ hockey tournament is pound-for-pound the toughest bracket in Massachusetts high school sports. There are no sectionals tournaments, just one big state clash to decide the best. So when it reads that the Peabody/Lynnfield/North Reading girls’ hockey team lost in the quarterfinals don’t buy it. After a magical run that included the program’s first postseason win with victories over Winthrop and St. Mary’s, the Tanners finally hit the end of the road against an extremely talented Methuen/Tewksbury team who entered Thursday night’s game with a 19-1-1 record and were outscoring their opponents by an average of about 5-1. “What we talked about in the locker room was this doesn’t feel great but we did some really good things this season: we won the...

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Lord finishes 5th in the nation in Emerging Elite 60-meter hurdles...

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Published March 14, 2019 NEW YORK CITY, N.Y. — Last Friday, North Reading junior Billy Lord took his Division 4 State Championship, 3rd overall finish in the All-State championship and 5th overall finish in the New England Championship to New York City to compete in at New Balance Nationals. Lord competed in the emerging elite category of the 60 meter hurdles. His preliminary heat was a strong one as he took 2nd and hit a time of 8.16. Lord waited anxiously for the last heats to finish as he had a shot to make the national final. Sure enough, he had the 7th fastest qualifying time and made it to the final which was three hours later. The final race was extremely close as multiple places came down to thousandths of a second. In...

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Hornets shine at postseason meets...

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Published March 14, 2019 BOSTON — Following another successful indoor track season where the NRHS girls’ track and field team captured their second straight Division 4 State Championship, a few individuals qualified to compete at the All State Championship and New England Championships. In order to earn a bid to the All State Championship individuals have to rank in the top 24 across all five state championship divisions. Lindsay Maclellan, Grace Hadley, Megan Lawlor and Katelyn Gorgenyi achieved that feat and earned a spot to compete at this prestigious event. Lindsay MacLellan, who ran 5:10.38 in the mile and finished 3rd at the State Championship ran a 5:14.57 at this meet and finished 11th overall just missing a spot on the podium by three seconds. Grace Hadley who ran 3:04.86 in the 1000 meters and...

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