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The town’s water is safe to drink

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Published November 7, 2019  By MAUREEN DOHERTY NORTH READING — Call it a perfect storm. During routine water sampling of the town’s drinking water supply last August three samples out of seven tested positive for “total coliform.” Total coliform is a measurement of “bacteria that are naturally found in the soil, in water that has been influenced by surface water, and in human or animal waste,” according to an explanation by the Water Department on the town’s website. When this occurs, the state Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) protocol triggers...

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School Com. preserves post-Labor Day school year

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Published November 7, 2019 By JILLIAN STRING NORTH READING —- School Committee members sent Superintendent Jon Bernard back to the drawing board when they rejected his proposal to have students begin the 2020-2021 school year on Wednesday, September 2, which falls before Labor Day. As is customary, Bernard presented the proposed calendar for the 2020-2021 school year to the committee at its meeting Monday night. “It’s that time of year, believe it or not, where we start to bring forward the draft of the calendar for the next school...

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Traditional Veterans’ Day services Monday

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Published November 7, 2019 NORTH READING — The town’s veterans will be honored in traditional ceremonies on Veterans’ Day, Monday, November 11, at precisely 11 a.m. All are welcome to attend the ceremonies at the top of the town common. Wreaths will be laid at the town’s war memorials. If the weather does not cooperate the ceremony will be moved indoors in the Batchelder School gymnasium. An announcement will be made if the venue changes at www.northreadingma.gov/veterans-services. For more information email: nrvets@northredingma.gov or call 978-357-5212. “I encourage all families...

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PHOTO: Fun at the Big Top

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Front Page: November 7, 2019

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PHOTO: Autumn splendor

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Magner named VSO of the Year

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Published October 31, 2019 By MAUREEN DOHERTY NORTH READING — Compassion for the town’s veterans and a dogged determination to work on their behalf has earned statewide recognition for Director of Veterans’ Services Susan Magner. Magner is known to go to the mat to assist veterans and their qualified family members in obtaining the benefits they’ve earned, the services they require, and the recognition they deserve for the sacrifices they’ve made while serving their country. At the state convention of veterans agents last week in Leominster, Magner’s dedication was...

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‘I am so grateful for every day that I have’

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Team Oligo co-captain Brett Johnson continues advocacy to defeat brain tumors Published October 31, 2019 By JILLIAN STRING NORTH READING — It was a crisp autumn day on October 20 when North Reading resident Brett Johnson assembled the members of his Team Oligo at Carson Beach in South Boston for the 10th Boston Brain Tumor Walk. “It was a particularly terrific day. The weather has never been this good. We’ve had years where the freezing rain has come down sideways off the water,” Johnson recalled. The event was hosted...

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St. Theresa’s third-graders learn the joy of gift giving

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Published October 31, 2019 By MICHAEL GEOFFRION SCANNELL NORTH READING — Joy, a hallmark of the Christmas season, can be fleeting for children living in extreme poverty in developing countries. But last Wednesday, local third-graders spent a few hours of their time ensuring poor children their age who live in developing countries such as Guatemala, the Dominican Republic, Haiti, El Salvador and Nicaragua will have a more joyful Christmas this year. The students worked together to assemble 150 “Boxes of Joy” as Christmas gifts. The service project was part...

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Front Page: October 31, 2019

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