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PHOTO: Exploring the tide pool

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Published June 20, 2019

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Water rates will not increase in FY20

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Published June 20, 2019 By MAUREEN DOHERTY NORTH READING — Water Superintendent Mark Clark had good news to share with the Select Board Monday night on his recommendation for the town’s water rates for FY20. Water rates will remain the same as the current year. Clark explained to the board during the annual required public hearing to set the water rates for the coming year that there is no need to increase the water rates because they have healthy reserve funds that had been built up over the past...

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Town meeting wraps up its business

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Published June 20, 2019 By MAUREEN DOHERTY NORTH READING — This year’s installment of the Annual Town Meeting June 10 moved along quite efficiently as the 121 voters present dispensed with all 29 articles in just under two hours. With the exception of the general bylaw change to create a plastic bag ban at retail checkouts in town under Article 27, there was little debate concerning the bulk of the town’s business for FY20. As reported in last week’s Transcript, the bag ban carried on a voice vote following...

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NORCAM to hold annual meeting amid threats to local access TV

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Published June 20, 2019 By MICHAEL GEOFFRION SCANNELL NORTH READING — NORCAM will hold its Annual Meeting next Thursday, June 27 at 6 p.m. in the NORCAM Studio at the Damon Tavern, across from the Flint Memorial Library, in the midst of real risks to continued local television. The purpose of this meeting is for members to elect the organization’s Board of Directors for the upcoming year, discuss recent accomplishments, and plans and goals for the future, including lurking dangers facing all local access TV. Anyone interested who is...

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4th of July early holiday deadlines

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Published June 20, 2019 With the July 4th holiday falling on a Thursday this year, we want to remind everyone of our early deadlines for both advertising and editorial content. You will need to reserve ad space for the Transcript’s Wednesday, July 3 edition by Friday, June 28 at 2 p.m. Please send ad copy only to: ads@wakefielditem.com. Any press releases, photographs or letters to the editor will also be due Friday, June 28 at 2 p.m. Please send news content only to: NRTranscript@rcn.com. Thank you in advance for...

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Restricted access to Rec Center during paving project at IRP

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Posted on: Thursday, June 20, 2019 NORTH READING — Due to paving upgrades taking place on Saturday, June 22 at Ipswich River Park in the area of the Recreation Center, the entrance and exits to the Recreation Center, as well as the perimeter of the center, will be closed to public. This area will remain coned off until Parks Director Marty Tilton has determined that it has sufficiently cured and is ready for traffic. The main entrance to Ipswich River Park on Central Street and the parking lot will...

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Front Page: June 20, 2019

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A passion to make an impact on the world defined the Class of 2019

Posted by on Jun 13, 2019 in North Reading News | Comments Off on A passion to make an impact on the world defined the Class of 2019

Published June 13, 2019 By MAUREEN DOHERTY NORTH READING — The Class of 2019 was granted a golden, sun-splashed evening to celebrate the biggest moment of their young lives with friends and family last Friday — their graduation from North Reading High School. They entered Arthur J. Kenney Field as a unified group of 182 members clad in matching green gowns with gold accents one last time. As the band played “Pomp and Circumstance,” they were greeted by 1,500 well-wishers who packed the bleachers and the sidelines of the...

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We’re No. 122!

Posted by on Jun 13, 2019 in North Reading News | Comments Off on We’re No. 122!

Town Meeting passes plastic bag ban on voice vote; effective Jan. 1, 2020 Published June 13, 2019 By MAUREEN DOHERTY NORTH READING — On a voice vote, after about 45 minutes of discussion, the 121 voters who participated in the annual open Town Meeting Monday night passed a ban on single-use plastic bags given to customers at retail store checkouts within the town’s borders. As Select Board member Stephen O’Leary pointed out, the town isn’t exactly breaking new ground here. Assuming the warrant article passes muster following review by...

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Music programs continue to flourish under new director Ben Owens

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Published June 13, 2019 By ALLISON HASTINGS NORTH READING – This past September, students and faculty welcomed Benjamin Owens, the new band director for the middle and high schools, into the faculty with open arms. A small search committee searched long and hard to find someone capable of filling the shoes of Eric Forman, who served as North Reading’s Middle and High School band director for 19 years. This committee, comprised of the High School Principal Anthony Loprete, Middle School Principal Cathy O’Connell and music teachers Carla Lister and...

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