North Reading News

Police charge Methuen man in local bank robbery

Posted by on Sep 25, 2020 in Local Headline News, North Reading News, North Reading Transcript | Comments Off on Police charge Methuen man in local bank robbery

Posted on: Friday, September 25, 2020 NORTH READING — Chief Michael Murphy reports that the North Reading Police Department has charged a man who allegedly robbed a local bank in August. Nicholas O’Neil, 37, of Methuen, was charged with unarmed robbery. According to North Reading police, on Tuesday, August 25, at approximately 2:50 p.m., North Reading police responded to Citizens Bank, 80 Main St., for a report of a bank robbery. Through a subsequent investigation, police determined that a suspect, later identified as O’Neil, allegedly entered the bank and...

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PHOTO: The end of a happy day!

Posted by on Sep 24, 2020 in North Reading News | Comments Off on PHOTO: The end of a happy day!

FIRST GRADER Johnny Mara gets off his school bus like a pro after a great first day of school at the Batchelder School last Thursday. It was the first day of in-person school in town in six months for Cohort B students. (Kimberly O’Neil Mara Photo) Published September 24,...

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Town leaders acknowledge legacy of Bradley H. Jones Sr., 89

Posted by on Sep 24, 2020 in Local Headline News, North Reading News, North Reading Transcript | Comments Off on Town leaders acknowledge legacy of Bradley H. Jones Sr., 89

Published September 24, 2020 By MAUREEN DOHERTY NORTH READING — Members of the Select Board offered their condolences to the family of Bradley H. Jones Sr. at their meeting Monday night. Jones, who died on Labor Day just three weeks shy of his 90th birthday, dedicated several decades of his life volunteering on numerous town committees and offering his fiscal acumen to the town’s affairs. An Air Force veteran of the Korean War, Brad and Jean, his wife of 67 years, moved to town in 1959 and raised their...

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Cardinal O’Malley to preside at 75th Anniversary Mass

Posted by on Sep 24, 2020 in Local Headline News, North Reading News, North Reading Transcript | Comments Off on Cardinal O’Malley to preside at 75th Anniversary Mass

Published September 24, 2020 NORTH READING — In January 2020, the parishioners of St. Theresa Parish in North Reading were getting ready for a year of special events to commemorate their 75 years as a parish. The events encompassed all the values the parishioners hold dear: faith, family and community. The year started with a special Mass to kick-off the anniversary year, followed by a drive to collect Valentine gift bags to give to North Reading’s senior citizens. Then COVID hit. As the year went on, events had to be...

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Over 4,000 mail-in ballot requests received

Posted by on Sep 24, 2020 in North Reading News | Comments Off on Over 4,000 mail-in ballot requests received

Published September 24, 2020 NORTH READING — The Town Clerk’s Office would like to advise voters that the ballots for the Presidential Election have not yet been received from the state, however the office is preparing envelopes in advance in order to start processing the mailings as soon as ballots are received. “There are over 4,000 applications for mailed ballots currently on file, which increases daily. These requests will be processed in the order of receipt – first in/first out. Please be patient!”  Town Clerk Barbara Stats said on...

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Front Page: September 24, 2020

Posted by on Sep 23, 2020 in North Reading News | Comments Off on Front Page: September 24, 2020

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PHOTO: On Golden Pond

Posted by on Sep 17, 2020 in North Reading News | Comments Off on PHOTO: On Golden Pond

SILHOUETTED against a golden yellow sunset, a trio of boaters soak up the serenity of a summer night on Martin’s Pond. (Maureen Doherty Photo) Published September 17,...

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Not all heroes wear capes

Posted by on Sep 17, 2020 in North Reading News | Comments Off on Not all heroes wear capes

Ford adapts programming to suit changing needs during pandemic Published September 17, 2020 By ALLIE HASTINGS NORTH READING — Youth Services Director Jennifer Ford has spent the last six months adapting to the “new normal” like the rest of us, and she has taken it upon herself to not only look after her family, but also those in our community who may be feeling most affected by the changes that have resulted from COVID-19. The mission of North Reading Youth Services (YS) specifically is to allow for the voices...

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Informational hearing on Oct. TM warrant Mon.

Posted by on Sep 17, 2020 in North Reading News | Comments Off on Informational hearing on Oct. TM warrant Mon.

Published September 17, 2020 By MAUREEN DOHERTY NORTH READING — Sixteen articles have been approved for inclusion on the October Town Meeting warrant by the Select Board. The meeting, originally scheduled for Monday night, October 5, will instead be held on Saturday morning, October 3 at 11 a.m., most likely on the football field, if weather permits, due to concerns about COVID-19 (see related story). To prepare for the meeting and in an effort to potentially cut down on the need for extended debate on the floor of Town...

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Front Page: September 17, 2020

Posted by on Sep 17, 2020 in North Reading News | Comments Off on Front Page: September 17, 2020

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