Tewksbury Top News

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TEWKSBURY — The Tewksbury Police Depart­ment is happy to an­nounce the addition of a furry, new member of the department, a labradoodle puppy that will soon serve as a community comfort dog.

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TEWKSBURY — The Tewksbury Select Board met for an in-person meeting at town hall. All members were present.

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TEWKSBURY — On Saturday, Nov. 6, 2021 at approximately 4 p.m., players and parents were involved in a physical al­tercation after a fight en­sued on the ice during a youth hockey game.

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TEWKSBURY — On Thursday, Nov. 18, 2021 the Tewksbury Rotary Club honored TMHS members of the Class of 2022, Ashley Bielecki and Alexis Waterworth for receiving the November Hat’s Off Award.

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TEWKSBURY — The Tewksbury Plan­ning Board met for an in-person meeting lasting just under an hour on in Tewksbury Town Hall. All members were present.

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TEWKSBURY — Just in time for the holidays, the Tewksbury Farm and Craft Market has open­ed, showcasing crafters and vendors from the area. Open every day, 10 a.m. - 6 p.m., and located in the old Dollar Valley location between Papa Gino’s and Ocean State Job Lot at 553 Main St., this is the …

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TEWKSBURY — Noah Brooks comes from a long line of family who has taken the path of military service, and the Shaw­sheen Tech freshman is honoring that service, and those of others, through his Eagle Scout project this year.

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TEWKSBURY — Re­cently at the Blaire House in Tewksbury, a case containing a Pur­ple Heart, along with other medals and ribbons, was found while cleaning out an old filing cabinet.

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TEWKSBURY — On Friday, Dec. 3, 2021, Tewks­bury Memorial High School will host an informational presentation for the parents of 8th grade students who are planning on attending TMHS in the fall of 2022.

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TEWKSBURY — Lead­ers from over a dozen lo­cal communities and mu­nicipal organizations came together in Tewksbury last month to discuss the threat of cybercrime. Hos­ted by the Town of Tewks­bury, the forum was the first of its kind collaboration between municipalities and cyber professionals.

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TEWKSBURY — As if the redrawn legislative dis­tricts for Tewksbury were not enough of a headache, congressional redistricting is putting yet another layer of complication on the town clerk’s office and may result in increased voter confusion.

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TEWKSBURY — The town’s pink bag recycling program offered through Simple Recyc­ling has now changed it’s pick up model. Re­sidents used to put the pink bags, filled with clothing or textiles for recycling, next to their recycling toter on collection day. The company is now working on a sched…

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TEWKSBURY — Sha­ron Pierce and Joy Bea­trice were busy working the register at the Apple­fest food court last weekend. Despite no longer having kids in the school system, the intrepid pair, veterans of collectively over 40 years of leadership in the parent advisory councils, showed up to hel…

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New Hampshire’s Mt. Washington has many ways to reach the summit, and on this hike, the Hun­tington Ravine Trail was the choice for the group. Known as the most difficult and treacherous of all the trails in the White Moun­tains, guides do not re­commend this journey for the novice hiker. Pl…

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Recently, the CDC has released new guidelines and recommendations concerning COVID-19 booster shots, as well as vaccine eligibility for children ages 11 and un­der.

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TEWKSBURY — The Tewksbury Plan­ning Board met for an in-person meeting on Oct. 25, 2021 in Tewksbury Town Hall. All members were present. The board welcomed back Town Planner Anna McGin­ty.

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Last week’s nor'easter was an unwanted re­min­­der that old man winter is lurking just around the corner. Before your lawn is covered with a white blanket of snow, take the time now to do a thorough fall clean up of your home’s exterior and yard.

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WILMINGTON/TEWKSBURY — Following limited festivities last year due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, both the towns of Wilmington and Tewks­bury have plans in place to celebrate local veterans in honor of Veterans Day in person as gathering re­strictions have lessened. This year, the holiday…

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TEWKSBURY — At the Tewksbury Local Housing Partnership meeting on Oct. 13, 2021, several members voted to tender their resignations and recommended that the group be dissolved.

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TEWKSBURY — On Thursday, Oct. 28, 2021, the Tewksbury Rotary Club honored TMHS members of the Class of 2022, Madeline Anderson and Shreya Athalye, for receiving the October 2021 Hats Off Award.

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TEWKSBURY — On Tuesday, Oct. 19, the Mas­sachusetts House of Rep­resentatives voted to ac­cept a new version of House redistricting maps for cities and towns in the Commonwealth as part of a mandated initiative to create as many majority-minority voting districts as possible, reflecting the …

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TEWKSBURY — After a defeat at annual Town Meeting by two votes, the Zoning Bylaw Re­view Committee reconvened last week to as­sess the viability of bring­ing the updated zon­ing bylaw article back to the voters for consideration.

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TEWKSBURY — As Tewksbury loses one bakery with the closing of Mirabella’s, it looks forward to the opening of an­other with La Vita Dolce. According to co-owner Todd Arsenault, “The Life Sweet” will be a bakery and fast casual restaurant offering bread, traditional Italian bakery items, bake…

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October’s end is a favorite time of year for those of us with an uncontrollable sweet tooth. Whether you are a diehard chocolate lover, or prefer the challenge of more chewy sugar treats, Halloween night offers ev­eryone’s favorite confections, with the exception of one infamous holiday sweet.

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As the frost warnings start and the tree leaves turn color and fall, we know that the window of time has run out for our tomatoes and leafy greens in the garden. However, starting this week, crops can be planted that will overwinter and yield an early bounty for the spring.

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TEWKSBURY — On Saturday, Nov. 27, 2021, the public is invited to enjoy an evening of metaphysical messa­ges with psychic medium Linnea Star Johans­son at the Tewksbury/Wilmington Elks Lodge, 777 South St. in Tewks­bury.

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TEWKSBURY — The Heath Brook and Trahan Parent Advisory Council completed hosting a third Fun Run fundraiser for the schools recently. Along with the support of the company, Boos­ter­thon, a partnership that has yielded strong fund­raising for the Heath Brook and Trahan, the PAC had its most …

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New England has long been known as the hub of some of the finest higher learning institutes in the country. Many of these schools, like the State of Massachusetts itself, are rich with history and folklore.

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On a recent trip to central New York, the foliage was doing its best to show off its potential despite a very wet summer. The chasm at Letchworth State Park was a perfect place for some good walking, na­ture observing, and en­joyment of the season.

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TEWKSBURY — She thought she was attending a board meeting to accept a donation from a supporter of Community Teamwork, a vital services organization she works with in Lowell. But, when Rita O’Brien Dee saw her face on colorful t-shirts and friends and family under a festive tent, she realize…

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TEWKSBURY — Rough­ly a month into the 2021-2022 school year, students at Tewksbury Memorial High School are fully immersed in the busy balance of academics, sports, and ex­tra­curriculars. Though many are excited for the return to a mostly normal school year, with this normalcy comes po­tent…

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Central New York is experiencing its peak seasonal beauty as the trees turn shades of red, orange, and yellow. If you’re in the market for a leaf-peeping trip this fall, why not cut across beautiful upstate and make for the port city of CNY — charming Oswego, New York, located on the banks o…

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TEWKSBURY — Tewks­bury Lego enthusiast Do­novan Conway was selec­ted recently to participate in Brick Fest Live, a Lego enthusiast touring event making its way around the country this fall.

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TEWKSBURY — The Tewksbury Board of Sel­ect­men met on Sept. 28, 2021, for an in-person meet­­ing at town hall. Member Todd Johnson was not in attendance. The pledge of allegiance was led by mem­bers of VFW Post 8164.

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TEWKSBURY — On Saturday, Oct. 2, members of the Tewksbury community gathered in support of LGBTQ friends and neighbors at the first “Show Your Pride, Tewks­bury” event, hosted by the Tewksbury Democra­tic Town Com­mittee, and Indivisible Billerica, Tewksbury, Wil­mington.

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TEWKSBURY — Last week, the Tewksbury Com­munity Market held its last market of the 2021 season at its Livingston Street location. This season proved to be a season of growth for the market, hosting larger numbers of vendors and customers alike in both the new and former location.

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TEWKSBURY — The Tewksbury Plan­ning Board met for an in-person meeting on Oct. 4, 2021 in Tewksbury Town Hall. All members were present.

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The end of September offers a mixture of weather, as warm daytime temperatures make way for cool fall evenings. A sure sign of this seasonal transition is the appearance of fall pumpkins on every doorstep.

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TEWKSBURY — On the evening of Wednesday, Sept. 22, a sea of red flooded the Tewksbury School Committee meeting. Teachers and aides from schools across the town gathered in the parking lot of Tewksbury Memorial High School and silently marched into the building. There, they waited in a line f…

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TEWKSBURY — The Tewksbury Plan­ning Board met for an in-person meeting on Sept. 27, 2021 in Tewksbury Town Hall. All members were present, though the meeting had several audio issues.

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TEWKSBURY — The Tewksbury Board of Sel­ect­men met on Sept. 14, 2021, for an in-person meet­­ing at town hall.

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TEWKSBURY — The war­rant for the upcoming Oct. 5, 2021 special Town Meeting is online now for residents to review on the town’s website at www.tewksbury-ma.gov. Here is an over­view of the articles.

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TEWKSBURY — Mira­bella’s Bakery has been a fixture in Tewksbury since 1974, and will close its doors on Oct. 16. Owner Anita Mi­ra­bella Potter said the outpouring of letters, calls, and tears has been heartwarming and wonderful.