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Front Page: July 9, 2020

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Airman deployed for nine months surprises wife at work

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Published July 9, 2020 By MAUREEN DOHERTY NORTH READING — There is nothing more sweet than a surprise homecoming between newlyweds, especially when they’ve been separated by a deployment that had taken one spouse half way around world for nine months. Enter U.S. Air Force Senior Airman Anthony Arroyo who wanted to make his homecoming special for his wife, Taylor. She works as a hair stylist at Salon 77 on Main Street. After having his homecoming delayed several times over the past few months during the coronavirus pandemic, Anthony reached...

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Three distinct web pages help Bd. of Health educate public on COVID-19

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Published July 9, 2020 By ALLIE HASTINGS NORTH READING — The Board of Health (BOH) and the Health Department in North Reading has had to face an array of difficult tasks, administrative changes, and public health issues within the last nine months, specifically in the wake of the novel coronavirus outbreak. Comprised of three volunteer members appointed by the Select Board – Chairman Gary Hunt, Pamela Vath and Karen Martin – the BOH is given the authority under state law to oversee the town’s Health Department and Director of...

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Seven Acres Special Town Meeting likely to be held outdoors on a Saturday

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Published July 9, 2020 By MAUREEN DOHERTY NORTH READING — The Select Board discussed at length Monday night, in a virtual meeting, how to go about holding the Special Town Meeting on the potential purchase of the Seven Acres Poultry Farm at 4, 12 and 14 Concord St. The rules are different for Special Town Meetings, which in North Reading requires a quorum of 150. However, under the COVID-19 State of Emergency rules in place, the town has the option to reduce that number by as much as just...

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NRHS Commencement to be held July 24

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Published July 9, 2020 By MAUREEN DOHERTY NORTH READING — The Class of 2020 will finally get its official Commencement Ceremony on Friday, July 24 at the Arthur J. Kenney Field at NRHS at 6 p.m. All participants should arrive by 5:30 p.m. Since it must be held outdoors, a rain date is set for Saturday morning, July 25 at 10 a.m., with participants arriving at 9:30 a.m. This event is open to immediate family members only, not the general public. Each family will be assigned a 9-foot by...

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Front Page: July 2, 2020

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First socially distanced Town Meeting a success

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Published July 2, 2020 By MAUREEN DOHERTY NORTH READING — The inaugural socially distanced Annual Town Meeting went off without a hitch Monday night as voters acted on the entire 24-article warrant in under 40 minutes. That has to be a record for North Reading voters. In fact, it took less time to work through the articles than it must have taken the entire buildings and grounds crew to set up the chairs and tables spaced precisely six feet apart in the NRHS gymnasium. Or for this crew to...

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Manupelli to lead Select Board again

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Published July 2, 2020 By MAUREEN DOHERTY NORTH READING — Kathryn Manupelli was voted to continue to lead the Select Board as its chairwoman for the second year in a row at board’s re-organizational meeting last Wednesday night. The meeting was held virtually following the June 23 annual Town Election. Ordinarily, this would have occurred the day after the annual election in May, but that election had been postponed to late in June due to concerns over COVID-19. At one meeting per year, the gavel is passed to Town...

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Music Boosters launch capital campaign for percussion instruments

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Published July 2, 2020 By ALLIE HASTINGS NORTH READING — The North Reading Music Boosters organization has started a capital fundraising campaign to purchase two new percussion instruments for the town’s music programs – in preparation for the fall 2020 Marching Band season – and they are seeking support from the community at this time. For decades, the North Reading High School Band specifically has brought music into the local community, performing at town-wide ceremonies and parades, holiday celebrations at the Town Common, home football games, and Thanksgiving Day...

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PHOTO: A frog in his throat?

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