Quiet week on election front

Posted by on Feb 22, 2018 in Local Headline News, North Reading News, North Reading Transcript | Comments Off on Quiet week on election front

Published in the February 22, 2018 edition By MAUREEN DOHERTY NORTH READING — With the deadline for candidates to submit nomination papers to run for elective office in the annual town election just under four weeks away, a few openings remain on the ballot. As the Transcript went to press this week, no new candidates had emerged in the various races, according to Town Clerk Barbara Stats. The lack of activity could partly be attributed to the fact that Town Hall was closed Monday for the Presidents’ Day holiday and then...

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WWII B17 crash secrets demystified

Posted by on Feb 22, 2018 in Local Headline News, North Reading News, North Reading Transcript | Comments Off on WWII B17 crash secrets demystified

Published in the February 22, 2018 edition By MICHAEL GEOFFRION SCANNELL NORTH READING — Last Thursday, Eric Evans gave a riveting presentation entitled “North Reading B-17 Crash Declassified: Secrets Revealed.”  The event was presented jointly by the North Reading Historical Society and the Flint Memorial Library where a standing room only crowd filled the library’s the activity room to capacity. Evans, a financial advisor with Edward Jones, started off his talk by saying he was not a historian but loved history. He said he had been influenced by his father’s...

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School safety becomes paramount

Posted by on Feb 22, 2018 in Local Headline News, North Reading News, North Reading Transcript | Comments Off on School safety becomes paramount

Published in the February 22, 2018 edition By MAUREEN DOHERTY NORTH READING — In the wake of the latest school campus massacre – this time on Valentine’s Day at the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida that left 17 students and faculty members dead and 15 injured – Superintendent of Schools Jon Bernard assured the community that the safety of North Reading students and faculty are paramount. He pointed to the numerous protocols that have been in place in all of the town’s schools for a number...

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Girls win first indoor track State Championship in school history

Posted by on Feb 22, 2018 in North Reading Sports, North Reading Transcript | Comments Off on Girls win first indoor track State Championship in school history

Published in the February 22, 2018 edition By JERLIN KAITHAMATTAM BOSTON- Valentine’s Day was 10 times sweeter this year for North Reading Girls’ indoor track and field as they made history winning, their first ever Indoor State Title. In a nail-biting finish, the Hornets did exactly what they needed to do in order to tie their season long rivals Pentucket, for a shared first-place victory. This victory is quite special to the girls’ team for two main reasons: First, the Hornets just moved up from Division 5 to Division...

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Hornets win Jeff Hayes Memorial Hockey Tournament

Posted by on Feb 22, 2018 in North Reading Sports, North Reading Transcript | Comments Off on Hornets win Jeff Hayes Memorial Hockey Tournament

NR (8-8-3) needs a point vs. Danvers in final game to qualify for state tourney Published in the February 22, 2018 edition By STEPHEN MARTELLUCCI BUZZARDS BAY — It was a great day for two reasons for the North Reading High boys hockey team on Tuesday afternoon. The first reason is that the Hornets upset Lowell Catholic, 4-0, in the championship game of the Jeff Hayes Memorial Tournament at Gallo Ice Arena in Buzzards Bay. The second reason is that they kept their Division 2 playoff hopes alive with...

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Boys’ hoop ends season with back-to-back wins

Posted by on Feb 22, 2018 in North Reading Sports, North Reading Transcript | Comments Off on Boys’ hoop ends season with back-to-back wins

Hornets earn CAL Sportsmanship Award Published in the February 22, 2018 edition By DAN NUNN NORTH READING — Nine Hornets scored en route to their 66-44 blowout victory over the Ipswich Tigers on February 13 in North Reading’s final home game of the 2017-18 season. Colin Boucher led the way for NRHS with 17 points and senior Tim Peach was terrific off the bench with 10 points and 7 rebounds. Ipswich got off to a great start and at the 6:37 mark of the second quarter held a 21-13...

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Catherine “Terry” Parsons, 78

Posted by on Feb 22, 2018 in North Reading Obituaries, North Reading Transcript | Comments Off on Catherine “Terry” Parsons, 78

Member of St. Theresa’s Church Published in the February 22, 2018 edition NORTH READING — Catherine “Terry” (Walsh) Parsons, 78, of North Reading, passed away on Wednesday, February 14, 2018, after a lengthy illness. Catherine was the daughter of the late Catherine Edna (Smith) and Joseph Walsh, formerly of Lee Road, North Reading. Catherine was born in Everett and spent her early childhood there before moving to North Reading, where she lived most of her life. She was a member of St. Theresa’s Church for about 70 years, she...

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Michael J. Cady, 62

Posted by on Feb 22, 2018 in North Reading Obituaries, North Reading Transcript | Comments Off on Michael J. Cady, 62

Avid Red Sox fan Published in the February 22, 2018 edition RYE, N.H. — Michael J. Cady, 62, of Rye, N.H., and formerly of North Reading, passed away on Tuesday, February 13, 2018 surrounded by his loving family. He was born on July 16, 1955 in Portsmouth, New Hampshire, to the late Richard F. and M. Elizabeth (Vozella) Cady. Michael was a graduate of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, receiving his bachelor’s degree in Civil Engineering in 1977. Prior to his retirement, Michael was employed as a construction estimator...

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John “Scotty” Parker, 69

Posted by on Feb 22, 2018 in North Reading Obituaries, North Reading Transcript | Comments Off on John “Scotty” Parker, 69

Veteran of the Vietnam War Published in the February 22, 2018 edition WITCHITA, Kan. — John “Scotty” Parker, 69, passed away Saturday, February 17, 2018 at Via Christi Select Specialty Hospital in Wichita. He was born April 4, 1948 in Melrose, Massachusetts to John Phillips and Evelyn Woode (Stark) Parker. On July 22, 1978 he married Linda Sue (Bryan) Parker in Fort Riley, Kansas. He graduated from North Reading High School in 1966. He was a Free Mason. After high school he joined the United States Army where he...

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