Town honors its war heroes on Veterans’ Day...

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Published November 15, 2018 By MAUREEN DOHERTY NORTH READING — Young and old alike took time from their hectic lives on Sunday morning to give thanks to the hundreds of thousands of men and women who have served their country in the armed services in times of both peace and turbulence. The cold temperatures brought the ceremony indoors for the second year in a row, but did not dampen the spirit of the occasion where the walls of the Batchelder School gymnasium remained festooned with the patriotic drawings and first-person biographies of veterans compiled by the students for their annual Veterans’ Day assembly, many of which featured relatives of the young writers. This year’s event also marked the 100th anniversary of the Armistice with Germany that ended World War I. A bell was tolled...

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Light Up Main Street Christmas lighting festival Sunday...

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Published November 15, 2018 By MAUREEN DOHERTY NORTH READING —The first ever Light Up Main Street for Christmas event is rapidly taking shape in advance of the festivities planned by the business community for Sunday afternoon, November 18 to kick off the holiday season. Dozens of business owners have been seen outside this week sprucing up their properties and decking out their windows, split rail fences, sign posts and buildings from stem to stern with strings of matching white lights. One goal of this initiative has been to add sparkle, bling and uniformity along the town’s main business corridor – literally knitting the business community together with strings of light – in an effort to encourage residents and commuters alike to shop locally. Transforming the Main Street business corridor from a four-lane thoroughfare used...

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Community Coffeehouse and open mic night Sat....

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Published November 15, 2018 NORTH READING — The next North Reading Comm. Coffeehouse / Open Mic will be held on Saturday, November 17 at 7 p.m. in the Activity Room of the Flint Memorial Library at 147 Park St in North Reading. We continue to get more talented performers who help provide a great evening of entertainment. We hope you are getting as much enjoyment out of it as we are and that you will continue to come back and give us your support. Your support has made a big difference in the success we have enjoyed. The performers appreciate it and the Friends of the Library have really benefited from your generosity through donations and purchase of refreshments which helps enable them to continue to provide the many programs they offer that support the...

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Hornet harriers cap off season in style...

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MacLellan wins CAL Open, gets 2nd at Div. 4 States Published November 15, 2018 WRENTHAM — On a cold and at times windy morning, the Hornet cross country teams finished up their team campaigns as they competed in the EMass Division 4 State Championship at Wrentham Developmental Center on Saturday morning. The girls’ team finished right in the middle of the pack as they took 10th out of 20 teams and the boys’ team fought hard but were 22nd out of 23 teams. MacLellan and Hadley lead the Hornet Attack Junior Lindsay MacLellan once again demonstrated her dominance as she finished 2nd overall in the Division IV race with a time of 19:01.86. She bested 3rd overall by 28 seconds. “Lindsay’s hard work and dedication has obviously paid off tremendously this season,” said Hornet...

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Tournament title won in shootout...

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Published November 15, 2018 NORTH READING — Congratulations to the North Reading fifth and sixth grade boys’ soccer team which took the top prize in the 28th Annual Peabody Soccer Columbus Day Tournament.  These young athletes truly represented the values of respect and team play that coaches Gina Tammaro, Jay Wesley and Carlos Moreno instill in them. They played hard and won their three tournament games during the first two days of the series to earn the bye into the finals for their age group.  An exciting championship game on the third day of the tournament against host Peabody ended in regular time with a 1-1 tie.  This was followed by a dramatic penalty shootout resulting in a hard-earned, yet well-deserved 2-1 victory for North...

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Czarnota, Lord named CAL All-Stars...

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Published November 15, 2018 By STEPHEN MARTELLUCCI NORTH READING — Two members of the North Reading High field hockey team were recently named Cape Ann League Second Team All-Stars this fall.   The two Hornets to make the squad are sophomores Rees Lord and Ava Czarnota. Lord is a midfielder while Czarnota is a forward.  It is the second year on the varsity team for both players.  Second-year head coach Andrea Slaven was proud of both of them and knows that she will have these two players as cornerstones for the next two seasons.  The team will lose nine seniors to graduation: Leah Ferrazzani, Jessica Ferrazzani, Hailey Sanphy, Jackie Cadena, Abby Carroll, Abby Delano, Maddie Miele,  Erica Burgholzer and  Codi Eicher. Burgholzer and Eicher were the two captains.  “I am grateful for these nine...

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