Bus contract extended for final year

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Published January 23, 2020 By JILLIAN STRING NORTH READING — The School Committee voted unanimously to extend the school district busing contract with North Reading Transportation (NRT) for the fifth and final year at its January 13 meeting. Assistant Superintendent of Finance and Operations Michael Connelly reminded the committee that the three-year contract with NRT expired on June 30,...

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Scott Buckley first to announce candidacy

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Published January 23, 2020 By MAUREEN DOHERTY NORTH READING — Current School Committee Chairman Scott Buckley was the first candidate to pull nomination papers for the May 5 town election when they became available Tuesday morning to kick off the 2020 campaign season. Buckley is seeking his second three-year term. Seats on four boards plus the town moderator’s position...

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Measuring PFAS in drinking water is a moving target

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Published January 23, 2020 By MAUREEN DOHERTY NORTH READING — When it comes to measuring PFAS contaminants in drinking water, the testing protocol has been a moving target for the suppliers of public drinking water because a “maximum contaminant level” or MCL has not yet been established by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, according to Water Superintendent Mark Clark....

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North Reading-Wilmington swim teams finish last home meet strong

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Published January 23, 2020 By HENRY PELMAS READING — The North Reading-Wilmington Wild Hornets swim teams had a strong last home meet on Friday, Jan. 17, as both the boys’ and girls’ teams won. Since it was the last home meet of the season, the team also celebrated senior night, as the team made posters and bought gifts for...

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Co-op gymnasts move to 2-1 with win over Beverly

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Published January 23, 2020 By STEPHEN MARTELLUCCI BEVERLY — The Danvers-North Reading High co-op gymnastics team improved to 2-1 on Jan. 16 as they defeated host Beverly, 136.85-132.0, at the Beverly Y. Allie Taylor led the way, coming in first place in the all-around with a total score of 35.5 in the four events. The North Reading sophomore was...

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Girls’ hoop wins six of seven to improve to 6-3

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Published January 23, 2020 By DAN NUNN NORTH READING — Twelve players cracked the score sheet as the NRHS girls’ basketball team improved to 5-3 with their gargantuan 58-24 victory at Georgetown on January 14. Senior captain Ali Grasso had 13 points and freshman Faith Newton scored a career-high 11 points. Senior captain Lauren Sullivan chipped in with eight points,...

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June E. O’Donnell, 87

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Cancer survivor for 41 years Published January 23, 2020 CITRUS HILLS, Fla. — June Elaine (Batchelder) O’Donnell, 87, of Citrus Hills (Hernando), Fla., passed away on January 12, 2020. She was born July 24, 1932 in Winchester, Mass. to Lester and Gladys Batchelder of North Reading, Mass. June graduated from New England Deaconess Hospital School of Nursing, in Boston,...

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Verlie M. Rajaniemi, 87

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Former resident of North Reading for 34 years Published January 23, 2020 GORHAM, N.H. — Verlie M. (Gendron) Rajaniemi, 87, of Gorham, N.H., passed away on January 17, 2020 at Parkland Medical Center in Derry, N.H. She was born in Berlin, N.H. on May 3, 1932, the daughter of Elton F. and Hulda W. (Dahlsing) Gendron. She lived in North...

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Angela C. Ross, 97

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Prolific gardener, loved cooking and sewing Published January 23, 2020 MELROSE — Angela C. (Cimino) Ross, 97, of Melrose, surrounded by family, passed away peacefully at the Life Care Center in Stoneham on January 16, 2020. She was the beloved wife of 66 years to the late Robert E. Ross Sr., U.S. Navy retired, and the cherished daughter of...

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