Plenty of interest in Seven Acres Poultry Farm land...

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Published February 13, 2020 By MAUREEN DOHERTY NORTH READING — There was no shortage of ideas for future uses of the Seven Acres Poultry Farm at 14 Concord St., if the town successfully moves forward in exercising its right of first refusal for the property. Senior housing, passive recreation, dog park, cannabis farm, space reserved for a future pump station for anticipated sewerage project from Concord Street to Andover, intergenerational center, sports complex, playing fields, land banking, and more. That was one take-away after a nearly one hour and 45 minute discussion at Monday night’s public hearing. The Select Board’s meeting room at Town Hall was packed and over 20 residents addressed the board, many of whom have lived in the neighborhood for five or six decades as well as one resident still in...

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North Reading Farmers Market ends its five-year run...

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Published February 13, 2020 By CAMBIA DAVIS NORTH READING — The Farmers Market Committee had a momentous decision to make when they met Wednesday evening, February 5. They had to decide whether or not to continue the Farmers Market this summer. The two members who had led the organization of the market for five years, Ken Tarr and Margie Salt, needed others to step up and assume more of the leadership, as they had new responsibilities and had to step back. None of the assistant members of the committee felt able to fill the huge roles Ken and Margie had played so, reluctantly, the six members present at this meeting decided to cancel the market due to several factors. Our market did not generate enough regular shoppers to make it profitable for the vendors,...

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Meet Project 351 Ambassador for 2020 Sophie Saquet...

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Published February 13, 2020 By JILLIAN STRING NORTH READING — Sophie Saquet, an eighth-grade student at North Reading Middle School (NRMS), was chosen as the new Project 351 Ambassador and represented the town at the annual Launch Day on January 18. “Doing little things every day, just being nicer, actually pays off,” Saquet said. “When I realized that I was chosen (as ambassador) I was like, ‘Oh wow!’” Founded in 2011 by then-Governor Deval Patrick, Project 351 unites eighth-grade students from each of the commonwealth’s 351 cities and towns in a day of service, seeking to develop a rising generation of “community-first” leaders. Launch Day, convened by Governor Charlie Baker, served to honor the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. on the holiday held as a tribute to the slain civil...

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Repeat: Hornets win CAL Open title...

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Score 97 points; runner-up Triton with 85 Published February 13, 2020 BOSTON — On Tuesday, Feb. 4, the North Reading boys’ indoor track and field team accomplished one of their season goals as they won the Cape Ann League Open Meet title for the second year in a row. The Hornets scored 97 points, besting second place finisher Triton (85 points) and third place finisher Amesbury (70 points). Anchored by six first-place finishes in 13 overall events, the Hornets absolutely had their best meet of the season. “This is quite an amazing accomplishment for our program. The boys wanted to repeat as CAL Open Champions and it was a primary focus of ours throughout the season. I can’t say enough good things about our coaching staff of Sotirios Pintzopoulos, Kirsten MacLellan, Andrew Falanga, Joe Davis,...

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Black and Gold goes 2-2 in Haverhill Tournament...

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Published February 13, 2020 By DAN TOMASELLO HAVERHILL — The Lynnfield-North Reading co-op wrestling team went 2-3 last week, bringing LNR’s overall record to 16-15. The Black and Gold went 2-2 in the Haverhill Dual Meet Tournament on Saturday, Feb. 8. Twelve teams competed in the tournament. LNR began the tournament defeating Excel Charter 54-30. Junior Christian Real-Costa (113 lbs.) pinned his opponent at 3:14. Senior captain Timmy Leggett (132 lbs.) won his match by fall at 1:35. Senior captain Stuart Glover (138 lbs.) brought his counterpart to the ground at 1:13. Senior Cam Randazzo (145 lbs.) pinned his opponent at 1:41. Sophomore Ryan McCullough (160 lbs.) won his match by fall at 1:23. Senior Dan Ryan (170 lbs.) pinned his counterpart at 1:32. Senior Giovanni Colucciello (182 lbs.) brought his opponent to the...

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Boys’ hoop beats Masco, punches ticket with Ipswich win...

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Published February 13, 2020 By DAN NUNN NORTH READING — The Ham.-Wen. Generals banked in a 3-pointer with 1.2 seconds left to stun the Hornets and hand North Reading a heartbreaking 59-56 defeat on Feb. 4. Soph. Cody Cannalonga had yet another scintillating shooting performance with 22 pts including five 3’s. Jr. captain Will Taylor scored 16 pts. The Generals got off to a great start and led 14-6 midway through the first quarter. But NRHS was undeterred and controlled the rest of the first half. They went on to outscore Hamilton-Wenham 25-10 and led 31-24 at the break. The Hornets kept the Generals at arm’s length in the third quarter and maintained a 47-38 lead after three. The Generals completely turned things around in the fourth. Hamilton-Wenham whittled down the lead little by little...

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