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PHOTO: Elementary my dear Shrek

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Published December 13, 2018

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Transcript’s Christmas fund tops $24,000 this week

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Published December 13, 2018 By MAUREEN DOHERTY  NORTH READING — What makes North Reading such a special place to call home? For starters, it’s the friends and neighbors who give their valuable time and resources to help their neighbors in need. Through their generous support of the Transcript’s Neighbor Helping Neighbor Fund they are ensuring that the volunteers at Christian Community Service (CCS) can assist town residents experiencing financial difficulty make ends meet in the coming year. Now in its 29th year, each Christmas season the Transcript’s campaign stands...

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‘Love is where the joy is,’ Travis Roy tells students

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Published December 13, 2018 By GAIL LOWE NORTH READING — Faced with the prospect of spending the rest of your life as a quadriplegic in a wheelchair would send many people into an abyss of self-pity and despair, but there are other stout-hearted souls who would use this unfortunate set of circumstances to help people. That’s what Travis Roy did following his accident on Oct. 20, 1995 while playing ice hockey for Boston University. Eleven seconds into his first game, he slammed head first into the boards and fell...

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Little School Pre-K open house and registration 2019-20

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Published December 13, 2018 NORTH READING — The public is invited to an open house and registration for the North Reading Public Schools’ pre–kindergarten program on Wednesday, January 9, 2019 from 10 a.m. to 12 noon at the E. Ethel Little School on Barberry Road. This is a perfect opportunity to meet the staff, explore the classroom, visit the gym, discover the library and register for the 2019-2020 school year. Required at time of registration: $100/$200 deposit, (check or money order only), a copy of your child’s birth certificate, and proof...

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Early deadline Dec. 20

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Published December 13, 2018 With the holidays upon us, the Transcript’s early deadline for both the issue of December 27 and January 3 will be Thursday, December 20. All advertising copy, press releases and photographs will be due that day by 4 p.m. Thank you in advance for your cooperation, and we hope you have a great Christmas and New...

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Front Page: December 13, 2018

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Amazing response pushes Neighbor Helping Neighbor Fund to $18,300

Posted by on Dec 6, 2018 in North Reading News | Comments Off on Amazing response pushes Neighbor Helping Neighbor Fund to $18,300

Published December 6, 2018 By MAUREEN DOHERTY NORTH READING — The generosity of this community never ceases to amaze us. In only the second week of the Transcript’s annual Neighbor Helping Neighbor Fund (NHNF) Christmas drive an additional $17,950 donations has been donated. When combined with the $350 donated in the first week we’ve raised $18,300 to date to support the year-round services provided by Christian Community Service (CCS) to local neighbors in need. For example, Morton & Company, Inc. of Wilmington continued its longstanding tradition of supporting the NHNF and...

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Select Board votes to evaluate options on 217 Main St.

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Published December 6, 2018 By MAUREEN DOHERTY NORTH READING — The Select Board has determined that the commercial property at 217 Main St. is unique and does warrant further evaluation for potential acquisition for multiple municipal purposes. This determination was made during the public portion of a special meeting held November 29 exclusively for this purpose. After a presentation by Chief Assessor Debbie Carbone and a discussion that lasted for about 45 minutes, the board voted to enter into executive session under exemption 6 of the Open Meeting Law....

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NRHS graduate has starring role in NSMT’s ‘A Christmas Carol’

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Published December 6, 2018 By GAIL LOWE NORTH READING — The curtain at North Shore Music Theatre went up this week when “A Christmas Carol” was performed for the first time this season for school children on Wednesday, December 5. These children had the pleasure of seeing the town’s own Andrew Tighe (pronounced “tie”) in the lead role of “Fred,” Ebenezer Scrooge’s optimistic nephew. Slipping into a Victorian role might be difficult for some, but for Tighe it comes naturally because he says he has always been a lover...

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PHOTO: Remembering Barbara

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