Special Town Meeting Saturday 9 a.m.

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Published August 6, 2020 By MAUREEN DOHERTY NORTH READING — Four out of five Select Board members supported the acquisition of the 14-acre Seven Acres Poultry Farm at 14 Concord St. and will recommend in favor of the passage of Article 1 at Saturday’s Special Town Meeting. The majority opinion was offered during Monday night’s virtual Select Board hearing...

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John Friberg: A man for all seasons

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Published August 6, 2020 By MAUREEN DOHERTY There are few times in a person’s life when you are dealt a heart wrenching blow that stops you in your tracks. July 28, 2020 was that day for many of us. In a year filled with unbearable loss, the North Reading community and this newspaper lost a true unsung hero with...

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Hybrid plan alternates in-person and remote learning for most students

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Published August 6, 2020 By MAUREEN DOHERTY NORTH READING — The School Committee voted 3-2 last Thursday morning to submit the school district’s preliminary reopening plan to the state Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE) by the July 31 deadline. All districts in the state must submit their final plans by next Monday, August 10. Superintendent of Schools...

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Seniors enjoy one last game on the diamond

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Published August 6, 2020 NORTH READING — The seniors on the North Reading High baseball team finally got an opportunity to run onto the field at Carey Park together on Saturday. It was the first time and the last time the nine from the class of 2020 put on their Hornet jerseys this year. They left with a wonderful...

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Dear John Friberg,

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Published August 6, 2020 The sports section of the North Reading Transcript is inviting all to send in their memories of John Friberg, Hornet sports photographer and NRHS Hornet Hall-of-Famer. As can be seen in editor Maureen Doherty’s featured story this week, the Transcript has already received many notes, memories and stories of John to share with the community....

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Hornets drop two in a row in summer softball league

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Published August 6, 2020 NORTH READING — The North Reading summer softball team suffered back-to-back defeats at the hands of two strong opponents this past week. Their usually reliable hitting and strong defense was on hiatus as they lost early leads in both contests and could not mount comebacks. On July 28, the Hornets traveled to Tewksbury to take...

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John Philip Friberg III, 65

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His warm, compassionate and light-hearted soul touched many Published August 6, 2020 WINDHAM, N.H. — John Philip Friberg III, 65, of Windham, N.H., formerly of North Reading, died on July 28, 2020, after a long, courageous battle with cancer. John was born on January 14, 1955 to John and Mildred (Butler) Friberg. After his father passed at a young...

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Deacon Alfred O. Balestracci, 89

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Navy veteran; devoted to family, nursing career and ministry Published August 6, 2020 NORTH READING — Deacon Alfred O. Balestracci, 89, of North Reading and formerly of Connecticut, died peacefully in his sleep on Wednesday, July 29, 2020. He was predeceased by his loving wife of 65 years, Marjorie M. (Burdick) Balestracci. Born in New London, Connecticut, on September...

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Katherine E. Mahoney, 78

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Enjoyed traveling, reading, family Published August 6, 2020 PEABODY — Katherine E. “Kay” (Walsh) Mahoney, 78, of Peabody, formerly of North Reading, passed away on Saturday, August 1, 2020. Born on August 13, 1941, Katherine was the adored daughter of the late Albert Walsh and Pauline (Hale) Walsh. She was the beloved wife of the late Redmond Mahoney and...

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