Nearly 100 residents have recovered from COVID-19

Posted by on May 28, 2020 in Local Headline News, North Reading News, North Reading Transcript | Comments Off on Nearly 100 residents have recovered from COVID-19

More town amenities re-open during Phase 1 Published May 28, 2020 By MAUREEN DOHERTY NORTH READING — In its weekly update, the Massachusetts Department of Public Health (MDPH) informed the town on Thursday, May 21 that the number of confirmed COVID-19 cases affecting North Reading had totaled 183, which included 119 residents and 64 patients living at or associated with the Royal...

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Virtual Memorial Day tribute still moving

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Published May 28, 2020 By MAUREEN DOHERTY NORTH READING — North Reading’s veterans who died in combat were not forgotten on Memorial Day even without the ability of the town to host a traditional Memorial Day parade led by the North Reading Minit and Militia and the Marching Hornets, and celebrated by people of all ages in the town....

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Human sexuality film will not be shown during remote learning

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Published May 28, 2020 By JILLIAN STRING NORTH READING — Superintendent Dr. Patrick Daly and the members of the School Committee made the decision to postpone the annual viewing of the human sexuality film for grade five students this academic year. “In meeting with our health teachers and principals across the district, we feel that this is a very...

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BREAKING NEWS! Small business owners, respond today to apply for federal aid; town will assist with application

Posted by on May 26, 2020 in Local Headline News, North Reading News, North Reading Transcript | Comments Off on BREAKING NEWS! Small business owners, respond today to apply for federal aid; town will assist with application

Posted: Tuesday, May 26, 2020 at 12 p.m. Indicate your interest to the Town Planner in this potential funding opportunity NORTH READING — The town of North Reading is working with surrounding towns and our regional planning agency to apply for financial relief for small businesses, through HUD.  This program would provide up to $10,000 in financial assistance to...

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Julia Valenti named to Herald’s All-Decade team

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Published May 28, 2020 NORTH READING — Julia Valenti, a 2016 graduate of North Reading High School, was recently named to the Boston Herald’s All-Decade track and field team. Valenti was one of the best pole vaulters in the history of NRHS. She won two All-States titles as a Hornet, clearing 11-9 and 12-4. Her back-to-back All-State victories in...

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Hornet spring coaches talk Masco exit

Posted by on May 21, 2020 in North Reading Sports, North Reading Transcript | Comments Off on Hornet spring coaches talk Masco exit

Published May 21, 2020 By STEPHEN MARTELLUCCI NORTH READING — This spring season was slated to be the final one for one of North Reading High’s biggest rivals, Masconomet, in the Cape Ann League. However, due to the Covid-19 pandemic, that will not be the case as the season was canceled. In September, Masconomet will be moving to the...

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Robert Hunt Memorial Alumni game postponed

Posted by on May 21, 2020 in North Reading Sports, North Reading Transcript | Comments Off on Robert Hunt Memorial Alumni game postponed

Published May 21, 2020 NORTH READING — The annual Robert Hunt Memorial Alumni baseball game, traditionally played on Memorial Day, has been postponed until further notice. Proceeds from the game provide a $500 scholarship to a worthy NRHS senior. Due to the postponement, which will help fund the scholarship, the North Reading Diamond Club is currently accepting donations. Make checks payable to...

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Richard E. Merriman, 94

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U.S. Navy veteran, H-O train enthusiast Published May 28, 2020 WILDWOOD, Florida — Richard E. Merriman, 94, of Wildwood, Fla., went to be with his Lord on Tuesday, April 28, 2020. Dick Merriman was born September 15, 1925 in Buffalo, N.Y. to Harry and Hildred (Eisenhaure) Merriman. He was raised in North Reading, Mass. and upon graduating high school in 1943 he...

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William G. Faria, 87

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The Singing Godfather was beloved teacher, drama coach Published May 28, 2020 LYNNFIELD — William G. Faria, 87, of Lynnfield and formerly from the North End of Boston and Revere, died at his home on Friday, May 22, 2020. Born in Boston on August 14, 1932, he was the son of the late Carlos P. and Rose (DeBellis) Faria....

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Thomas J. Laquidara, 79

Posted by on May 21, 2020 in North Reading Obituaries, North Reading Transcript | Comments Off on Thomas J. Laquidara, 79

U.S. Army veteran, enjoyed racing at N.E. Dragway Published May 21, 2020 NORTH READING — Thomas J. Laquidara, 79, of North Reading and formerly of Boston, died at his home on Saturday, May 9, 2020 after a short illness. Born in Boston on May 1, 1941, he was the son of the late Carmelo and Antoinetta (LaMacchia) Laquidara. He...

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