Personalized learning excites students and teachers at NRHS...

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Published January 16, 2020 By JILLIAN STRING NORTH READING — North Reading High School (NRHS) Principal Anthony Loprete, along with faculty and students, shared their enthusiasm for personalized learning with School Committee members on Monday evening. “There are a number of things that are happening at the high school. (We are) highlighting three tonight, specifically, around the idea of a more personalized approach to learning,” Loprete said. “It really is more about the how than the what, I think, in providing the best learning opportunity for students.” Loprete stated that personalized learning focuses on six realms: Learner Profiles, Personal Connections, Competency Based Progression, Technology, Personal Learning Paths, and Flexible Learning Environments. “A number of these (realms) are flowering at the high school,” Loprete said. NRHS Universal Design for Learning (UDL) coaches Shellie Kerrigan and...

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Seven Acres Poultry Farm up for sale...

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Published January 16, 2020 By MAUREEN DOHERTY NORTH READING — An iconic business frequented by generations of townspeople who loved their fresh turkeys, chickens and eggs – the Seven Acres Poultry Farm – has been put on the market. Owner Paul Magliozzi, 4 Concord St., notified the town in late December of his intention to sell his agricultural land of about 14 acres, which also contains three barns, at 14 Concord St. (map 18, parcel 015). Because of its tax status under MGL Ch. 61A, Sec. 14, the town has the right of first refusal to purchase it. He provided the town with a purchase and sales agreement dated Dec. 11, 2019 for an intended “industrial use” entered into with Sergio Coviello, Trustee of Concord Street Realty Trust, 55 Concord St., for a purchase...

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Majority of Select Board stands by its appointment process...

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Published January 16, 2020 By MAUREEN DOHERTY NORTH READING — A full house greeted the Select Board at its first meeting of the year Monday night. What a difference a month makes. When the board last met on Dec. 16 the room was virtually empty during their end-of-the-year appointments. But on Jan. 13, there were few empty seats. They came to speak during the public comment period to voice their opinion on the appointment process at that meeting. In a surprising turn of events, a new candidate for the Zoning Board of Appeals (ZBA), Bob Breen, was appointed to one of the two seats on that three-member board over longtime member Paul O’Leary by a split vote. Current chairman Jim Demetri was also reappointed to the post. The terms are for three years. Subsequently,...

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Taylor’s free throws give Hornets last-second 54-53 win in Lynnfield...

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Published January 16, 2020 By DAN NUNN LYNNFIELD — Junior captain Will Taylor nailed a pair of foul shots with four seconds left to give the Hornets a pulse-pounding 54-53 road victory over the arch rival Lynnfield Pioneers on Friday night. Sophomore sharpshooter Cody Cannalonga hit seven 3-pointers and was the leading scorer with 25 points. “Will is the one we want on the line in that situation as he’s our team leader,” said head coach Joe Casey. “Big time players make big time plays when it counts and that’s exactly what Will did. I’m hoping this is a momentum builder for us.” North Reading took an early lead and held a 13-6 advantage by the end of the first quarter. Lynnfield fought back to tie the game early in the second as NRHS allowed the Pioneers...

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Hornets tie Amesbury, crush Pentucket...

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Published January 16, 2020 By DAN ZIMMERMAN SAUGUS — This season, the Massachusetts Interscholastic Athletic Association (MIAA) floated a two-year pilot program that provides an overtime option for high school hockey teams to potentially resolve tied scores via a five-minute, four-on-four segment. While many schools have adopted this voluntary measure, others have chosen to hold out and continue with business as usual. The Bay State Conference and the Middlesex League, for instance, have exercised their right to choose and thus far, rejected the overtime option. Individually, North Reading coach Brian McAuliffe admits that the measure plays a role in preparing players for the potential of overtime games that often take place during the playoffs. But as the regular season unfolds, there is agreement that at times, it is a bitter pill to swallow. In nine...

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Girls’ hoop wins four of five, improve to 4-3...

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Published January 16, 2020 By DAN NUNN NORTH READING — Ali Grasso’s 19 point performance carried the Hornets to a tight 39-36 victory over rival Lynnfield on Friday night. It was the North Reading’s fourth win in their last five games. NRHS struggled shooting the ball early on. They didn’t make a field goal for the first nine minutes and trailed 12-4 early on in the second quarter. But after a timeout at the 7:06 mark, the Hornets cranked up the defense and the offense responded. They closed the half on a 15-6 run to go up 19-18 at the break. North Reading maintained the lead for most of the second half but couldn’t shake the Pioneers. With a little over two minutes left in the fourth quarter, the advantage was 35-29. With 43.2 seconds...

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