Barker named U.S. Lacrosse All-Academic player...

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Published July 11, 2019 NORTH READING — The North Reading High School Athletic Department and girls’ lacrosse program is proud to announce that senior captain Gabrielle Barker has been selected as a U.S. Lacrosse All-Academic Player for the commonwealth of Massachusetts. A U.S. Lacrosse All-Academic Player is one who exhibits exemplary lacrosse skills, good sportsmanship on the field and represents high standards of academic achievement in the classroom. This is the first time in program history of a Hornet player receiving the accolade. “Our entire North Reading lacrosse and academic community is incredibly proud of Gabby,” said head coach Matt Costello. “Gabby is the epitome of a student-athlete and has raised the bar for her teammates to follow suit. For Gabby to be recognized by U.S. Lacrosse, the national governing body of lacrosse in the United...

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Northeast Hornets win third in a row...

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Published July 11, 2019 By STEPHEN MARTELLUCCI NORTH READING — The North Reading Northeast League (ages 15-18) baseball team won their third game in a row on Monday night as they hammered visiting Billerica 13-3 at North Reading High in a five-inning mercy-rule game. With that victory, North Reading improved to 5-2 as they are in first place in the South division. “We hit the ball very well that night,” said North Reading manager Marco Vittozzi. The team had 12 hits in the game although it only went five innings. Jim Currier, who was also the winning pitcher, led the way at bat going 3 for 4 with one run batted in. Mario Perrone was a perfect 2 for 2 with two RBI and two runs scored while Frank Cassarino was 2 for 3 with...

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Youth Track and Field Program another big success...

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Published July 11, 2019 NORTH READING — The North Reading Parks and Recreation Youth Track and Field Program was another huge success. The program ran for six afternoons from June 11 to June 27. Each day’s two-hour session consisted of expert instruction from NRHS track coach Sotirios Pintzopoulos followed by competition. Instruction included event rules, proper techniques, safety issues and insights into gaining a competitive edge in track and field. On Thursday, June 27, awards were presented to the top boy and girl as overall athletes in their respective grades. All athletes were presented a participant ribbon and received a camp t-shirt on that date. The best all-around athletes from each grade were as follows: Kindergarten – Megan Millis and Daniel Molla. First Grade – Devon Vant and William Nussbum. Second Grade – Ruby...

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Saved from the wrecking ball

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Food Pantry’s future home may be the ultimate in recycling Published July 11, 2019 NORTH READING — Just a few months after its launch, The Food Pantry HOME Fund is gaining momentum as news of the partnership between Christian Community Service (CCS) – the interfaith nonprofit that operates the pantry – and the Union Congregational Church, spreads. CCS has run the North Reading Food Pantry since 1996 and serves 110 households monthly. The pantry had long ago outgrown the 450 square feet of secure space the town has generously allowed the nonprofit to use by carving out space on the former stage at Town Hall in the Murphy Center. Enter the Union Congregational Church, which is gearing up for its 300th anniversary in 2020 and wanted to mark the milestone with an equally momentous...

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Tree removal, roadway project humming along this week ...

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Published July 11, 2019 By MAUREEN DOHERTY NORTH READING — By all accounts the road reconstruction project on Peter and Anthony roads, as well as the shorter connecting streets between them of Victoria and Richard roads remains on schedule, with tree removal begun this week. DPW Director Patrick Bower told the Transcript on Tuesday morning, “It’s going very well. We started yesterday with tree removal. They took quite a bite out of the project. We finished all but three of the trees and we were back today to finish the last few.” Bower added, “We’ll be following that up with stump grinding.” Town Engineer John Klipfel explained that a bigger crane was needed for those three trees. “The crane will be here (Wednesday) morning to remove the last three big trees.” Klipfel said 31 trees were originally slated...

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Chapter 40B Housing Development Application for 20 Elm Street filed with ZBA...

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Posted on: Thursday, July 11, 2019 After many months of discussion and speculation, the official application proposing a 200-unit apartment complex on the site in and around the former driving range at the Thomson Country Club at 20 Elm St. was filed with the town’s Zoning Board of Appeals (ZBA) Wednesday, after press time.  This means the first PUBLIC HEARING on this application must be opened by the ZBA within the NEXT 30 DAYS, which starts the clock ticking in the 40B process of a decision being rendered by the ZBA within 180 DAYS of this process being initiated… this is a provision under the “comprehensive” aspect of developments filed under 40B — that hearings be held expeditiously to prevent a community from dragging its heals on giving the applicant its public hearing…..However, the...

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