Friday, June 10, 2011
An outdoor summer escape right in North Reading.
The weather has finally turned and a recent string of cloudless days makes the case that summer is truly here. That means the school year is over and it may be tougher to carve out Great Escape time. But given two resources you can sneak some grown-up down time into the daily routine: other families and Martins Pond. It is probably safe to say that other parents will be craving adult company this summer and Martins Pond offers a safe and pretty outdoor gathering spot. Meet neighborhood families at the Clarke Park playground, where the kids can run off and play and adults can hang out and talk. The Martins Pond Association has also scheduled events, which include a canoe trip on Saturday, June 18 guided by Mass Audubon Naturalists and a …
Wednesday, June 1, 2011
This is an excerpt from the North Reading police log for May 31.
- POLICE & FIRE
Wednesday, June 1, 2011
The following is a look at some of the calls handled by the North Reading Police Department from Tuesday. The information is open to the public. Tuesday, May 31
Tuesday, May 31, 2011
Around 8 a.m. this morning, a man was saved after spending an hour in the water.
A North Reading resident was rescued from Martins Pond this morning by the Fire Department. He was soaked and tired, but no other injuries were reported. At 8 a.m., the town Building Inspector Jim DeCola, who lives on the backside of the pond, called the Fire Department to report a man screaming for help. The Fire Department rushed to the scene, and found a North Reading resident in the water. The man, who often spends time at the pond, was out on his boat when it tipped over. The flat bottom boat had a trolling motor, and the man was unable to flip it back over. "He was in the water for about an hour," Firefighter Kevin Carter said. "He was exhausted when we found him; he was laying flat out on the boat. We had launched our boat and …
Tuesday, January 25, 2011
Several readers correctly identified the inaugural Where Is It? photo as the kiosk at Clarke Park at Martins Pond.
Any more snow this winter, and the roof of this spot in town may not be visible at all. But you readers of North Reading know your town. Many of you correctly guessed that the spot photographed here was Clarke Park at Martins Pond, specifically the information kiosk. Thank you to all who participated in our inaugural Where Is It? column. We hope you enjoyed it. And congratulations to Peggy Pike, the winner of a $5 Dunkin' Donuts gift card.