Old-fashioned Apple Festival does not disappoint

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Published September 19, 2019 By MAUREEN DOHERTY NORTH READING — You’d think after a quarter of a century the volunteers who put on the town’s beloved Apple Festival every September would be slowing down. But that’s just not the case. Chalk it up to their hearty New England lineage. Every year, for the past 25 years, the members of...

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School enrollment numbers remain low for 2019-20

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Published September 19, 2019 By JILLIAN STRING NORTH READING — It was a smooth start to the 2019–20 school year, Superintendent Jon Bernard reported to the School Committee at their meeting on September 9. Bernard stated that as of the first day of school on September 4, enrollment for the district totaled 2,407 students. This number represents a slight...

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North Reading Rotary to tackle addiction prevention exclusively

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Published September 19, 2019 NORTH READING — The Rotary Club of North Reading has announced that it will now serve as the local Rotary District’s first cause-specific Rotary Club. Rotary world-wide is known for tackling humanitarian issues, including the global eradication of polio, water and sanitation issues, women’s health, literacy and more. These issues are addressed locally and globally at...

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Hornet offense rolls again; beats Greater Lawrence 35-20

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Heffernan throws 9th touchdown in just two games Published September 19, 2019 By DAN ZIMMERMAN ANDOVER — Despite stiff competition from a pair of non-conference opponents, the North Reading football team claimed back-to-back wins during the first two weeks of the season and is off to an impressive start. After dismantling Northeast Metro Tech in the opener, 42-14, North Reading...

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Hornets make history with first win over Masco in 23 years

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Published September 19, 2019 By DAN NUNN NORTH READING — Senior captain Cam Chinchillo scored the lone goal as the Hornets earned a monumental 1-0 victory over the Division 2 and CAL powerhouse Masconomet Chieftains on September 10. It is the first time NRHS has beaten Masco since 1996. “Obviously, this is a satisfying win,” said head coach Mark Bisognano....

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Field hockey shocks Masco for tie in last second; improves to 2-2-1

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Published September 19, 2019 By STEPHEN MARTELLUCCI NORTH READING — On Tuesday afternoon, the North Reading High field hockey team edged visiting Ipswich 3-2. With that win, the Hornets got back to the .500 mark as they improved to 2-2-1 overall and in the Cape Ann League. Morgan Majeski scored the game-winning goal with a little over ten minutes...

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Gail I. Nelson, 76

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Talented artist, was longtime resident Published September 19, 2019 NASHUA, N.H. — Gail I. (Fudge) Nelson, 76, of Nashua, N.H., formerly of North Reading and Lynnfield, died on Saturday, September 14, 2019 at Langdon Place in Nashua, N.H. She was the beloved wife of 53 years to the late Allan R. Nelson. Born in St. Johnsbury, Vt. on December...

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Alice M. Nickerson, 91

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Lifelong resident; winner of Apple Fest Apple Pie contest Published September 19, 2019 NORTH READING — Alice M. (Tarbox) Nickerson, 91, of North Reading, died Friday, September 13, 2019 at Hathorne Hill Genesis Healthcare in Danvers. Born on September 11, 1928, she was the daughter of the late Theodore and Laura (Hamilton) Tarbox. Alice was a “true townie” and...

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Arthur A. Pickett Jr., 76

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Founder of Royal Air Systems; enjoyed summers at Sebago Lake Published September 19, 2019 NORTH READING — Arthur A. Pickett, Jr., 76, of North Reading passed away at Lahey Hospital on September 13, 2019 after a courageous battle with Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis. Born in Malden on April 1, 1943, he was originally from Everett, the son of the late...

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