Little Leaguers win Jimmy Fund title...

Aug 15, 2019 by

North Reading 9/10s top Wilmington for crown Published August 15, 2019 NORTH READING — The North Reading Little League Hornets brought home the 2019 Jimmy Fund 9/10 year-old District Championship, defeating the Wilmington Wildcats, 13-8, on August 3, on a beautiful morning for baseball at Woburn’s Weafer Park. Nerves were running high after players were announced over the loudspeaker; doffing their caps while lined-up from home to third, with patriotic bunting adorning the outfield fences beckoning to them during a stirring rendition of “The Star Spangled Banner.” But after falling behind early – and following an epic win-or-go-home extra-inning battle two days earlier in the semifinals ­– this resolute team of gamers completed another stunning comeback in front of some raucous home-grown NR travelling fan support. It capped a thrilling summer for the young...

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Hartwell, DeBenedetto help Bulldogs to great season...

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Reading topped by Andre Chiefs in playoffs Published August 15, 2019 By STEPHEN MARTELLUCCI NORTH READING — On Sunday afternoon, the Reading Bulldogs baseball team, which feature two players from North Reading, lost to the visiting Andre Chiefs 6-3 at Morton Field. With that defeat, the Bulldogs trailed the Intercity League first-round best-of-three playoff series one game to none. They lost game two on Monday night 6-1, officially ending their season. The Chiefs scored two runs in the top of the first inning and three more in the third in game one. Reading scored twice in the fourth to cut the lead to three and then both teams plated one run in the fifth frame. The Bulldogs offense had five hits led by Tyler Cedeno who went 2 for 4 with one run scored. Mike...

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Lee Marshall Alexander, 93

Aug 15, 2019 by

Former Selectman, mathematics wiz, ping-pong enthusiast Published August 15, 2019 LITCHFIELD, Conn. — Lee Marshall Alexander passed away peacefully July 26, 2019 at the home of his daughter, Lynne, and her husband, Christian Bratina, in Litchfield, Conn. He was 93. Lee was born in Quincy, Mass. to Nettiedean Coombs Alexander and Ketchum Abner Alexander on June 4, 1926. Lee was the younger of two children and grew up in Glen Rock, N.J, and Wellesley Hills and Quincy, Mass. Lee graduated from Quincy High School in 1944 and, wishing to become a pilot, enlisted in the Navy. He was accepted into the V-5 program, the Naval Aviation Cadet Program, at Dartmouth College. This was an accelerated program to fast track officers into the Navy during WWII. (The V5 program was later transferred to the V12...

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George F. Gillis, 77

Sep 10, 2014 by

U.S. Navy veteran NORTH READING — George F. Gillis, 77, of North Reading and formerly of Wilmington, died unexpectedly at Winchester Hospital on Sunday, Aug. 31, 2014. Born in Wilmington on Feb. 11, 1937, he was the son of the late Malcolm and Ann (Connors) Gillis. He was raised and attended school in Wilmington. He was a U.S. Navy Veteran. George was a retired truck driver for Berman’s Motor Express and Charles River Labs. He was a resident of North Reading for the past 56 years. He was a member of St. Theresa Church, Knights of Columbus, Council No. 4544 and a former member of the North Reading Auxiliary Police. George was also a member of the Teamsters Union. George had great enthusiasm for life and a remarkable ability to make and retain friends...

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