Finding ‘Hope and Friendship’ after a breast cancer diagnosis...

Oct 22, 2020 by

Published October 22, 2020 BONDING through activities like drumming, music, art, yoga and meditation during Hope and Friendship support group meetings contributes to a decrease in feelings of anxiety, fear and isolation among members who also feel more empowered to become educated self-advocates. (Heather LoRe Photo) By HEATHER LoRe NORTH READING — I heard the words, “You have Stage IV Metastatic Breast Cancer” from my oncologist, Dr. Harold Burstein, at the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute 12 years ago. He went on to say that the average life-expectancy with metastatic breast cancer (breast cancer that has spread beyond the breast, often to the brain, liver, lungs and bones) is two to three years, but that he suspected that I might live three to five years. I was 42 years old at the time, and living and working in North Reading as the Hood School...

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Early Voting has smooth start

Oct 22, 2020 by

Published October 22, 2020 By MAUREEN DOHERTY NORTH READING — By all accounts, Early Voting and mail-in voting have both been hugely popular in town in advance of the Nov. 3 election, with 575 voters casting their ballots in the first three days alone, Town Clerk Barbara Stats reported to the Select Board Monday night. This included four hours of voting on both Saturday and Sunday and seven hours on Monday. During this presidential election year, there will be two full weeks of Early Voting, including two weekends, all of it taking place at the Town Hall gymnasium, 235 North St. from Saturday, Oct. 17 and Friday, Oct. 30 inclusive. Mail-in voting is also setting records. “We’re well into the election period right now. We’ve mailed out 4,600 ballots and they are coming back...

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Help the Scooby gang save the town from a mad scientist!...

Oct 22, 2020 by

Masquers’ Haunted Walk-Thru at North Reading High School this weekend Published October 22, 2020 By MICHAEL GEOFFRION SCANNELL HAUNTED PREP. Masquers officer Molly Giunta edits scripts on her laptop (in foreground) while Christina Musgrave rewrites a scene for the Scooby Doo mystery theme for this weekend’s Haunted Walk-Thru. (Courtesy Photo) NORTH READING — A Scooby Doo Mystery is the theme of the Masquers’ Club Haunted Walk Thru on Friday, Oct. 23 and Saturday, Oct. 24. The walk thru will be open from 6:30-9:30 p.m. on Friday and from 5:30-9:30 p.m. on Saturday in the upper parking lot of North Reading High School, 189 Park St. Masquers co-President Rachel Schladenhauffen, a North Reading High senior, said the walk thru is not scary. She said it is suspenseful at times as well as funny, silly and...

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Hornets earn hard-fought victories over Lynnfield, Rockport...

Oct 22, 2020 by

Published October 22, 2020 KAITLYN COPELAS scored North Reading’s first goal and helped the defense keep the Vikings at bay during a 2-1 Hornet victory in Rockport on Oct. 14. (Kathy Magner Photo) By DAN NUNN NORTH READING — Sophomore Jenna DiNapoli’s goal in the 19th minute held up and the North Reading High School girls’ soccer team upended rival Lynnfield 1-0 on October 10. Senior captain Julia Thorstad made five saves to earn her second straight shutout.  Beat Rockport 2-1 The Hornets extended their winning streak to three games with a hard fought 2-1 road victory over the host Rockport Vikings on October 14. Senior Kaitlyn Copelas and junior Maddie DiNapoli both scored for North Reading. After a scoreless first half, the action really heated up in the second half. Copelas opened the scoring in...

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Field hockey Hornets winners in three of last four games...

Oct 22, 2020 by

Published October 22, 2020 AMELIA MILANO makes a play while head coach Andrea Slaven and the Hornet bench looks on. The senior had a clutch defensive stop against Hamilton-Hamilton to preserve a one-goal lead on Tuesday. (Dan Pawlowski Photo) By STEPHEN MARTELLUCCI NORTH READING — It was a busy stretch for the North Reading High field hockey team as they played four games in a six-day span. On Tuesday afternoon, the Hornets won at Hamilton-Wenham by a final of 5-2. With that victory, their third in their last four games, the Hornets improved to 4-2-1. Senior co-captain Morgan Majeski scored two goals in the first quarter, The first one was unassisted while her sister Mary, assisted on the second one. Junior Kiersten Fortin made it 3-0 with 2:04 left in the first assisted by Karleigh...

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Hornets pick up huge 1-0 win over Pioneers...

Oct 22, 2020 by

Published October 22, 2020 LANDON PHILLIPS assisted on Jake Mikulski’s goal during North Reading’s 1-0 win over Lynnfield on Oct. 10. (Dan Pawlowski Photo) By DAN NUNN NORTH READING — The NRHS boys’ soccer team shut out Lynnfield 1-0 on Oct. 10. Despite not playing their best in the first half, NRHS still managed to score the lone goal in the 15th minute.  The scoring play started when Landon Phillips rolled an indirect free kick short to Sam McGeachie almost 40 yards from the Lynnfield goal.  McGeachie then played the ball to Kiernan Schulz who found Mark Tramontozzi making a run toward the goal line outside the left post.  Mark then dropped a pass to Phillips at the top of the penalty area.  Phillips passed to the far post where an unmarked Jake Mikulski...

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