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TEWKSBURY — A plaque, written in handsome script, was laid at the base of a beautiful, leafy tree in the courtyard of the John F. Ryan Ele­men… Read more

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TEWKSBURY — Every week throughout the summer, the Town of Tewks­bury hosts a Community Market outside the libra­ry. While some local vendors take the opportunity to sell various goods and crafts, others use it as an opportunity to promote community service projects.

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Looking to take a trip into Boston this summer? De­spite the high costs of many Boston attractions, there are many family-friendly and cost-efficient options available for the summer months and throughout the year.

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Planning on visiting Cape Cod this summer? Known for its beautiful beaches and charming atmosphere, the Cape is home to many shops, restaurants, and attractions. Hidden amongst these are dreaded tourist traps, designed to draw in unassuming tourists under false pretenses, for high prices. Fe…

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TEWKSBURY — This year, the Town of Tewks­bury is offering town residents a variety of fun and family-friendly activities to participate in to celebrate of the Fourth of July. The festivities, directed by the Tewksbury Patriotic Com­mittee, will take place on Tuesday, July 3, and they will ru…

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TEWKSBURY — At their meeting on Wednes­day, June 20, the Elemen­tary School Building Com­mittee voted on a final design plan for the new Tewksbury elementary school. Owner’s Project Manager (OPM) CBRE/Heery and design firm Flansburgh Architects presented three design options to members of th…

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TEWKSBURY — The School Committee met last week to recognize several honorees and discuss updates in the elementary school building process. After honoring re­tirees, the committee recognized Lilah Fitz­patrick, Madelin Gamlin, and Jenna Cole, students who had won the Dewing School’s poster c…

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Conveniently located right off the downtown mall, the New­seum provides a different DC experience. As their mission states, it “pr­omotes, explains, and de­fends free expression and the five freedoms of the First Amendment.”

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TEWKSBURY — Are you smarter than a middle schooler? The students on the John W. Wynn Middle School Knowledge Bowl team could definitely put you to the test. Students on the team competed in the 2018 Kendall M. Wallace Greater Lowell Regional Knowledge Bowl this week at Chelmsford High School.

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TEWKSBURY — The Har­dy-Pike House on Route 38 at 464 Main St. is coming down soon. Town Manager Richard Montuori was notified that the demolition was imminent.

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WILMINGTON – This fall, Judy O’Connell, a former Wilmington School Com­mittee member and former Wilmington Selectwoman, will be a candidate for the state representative seat previously held by Jim Mi­celi.

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TEWKSBURY — On Tues­day, an email statement came from the office of State Senator Barbara L’Ital­ien whereupon she announced her endorsement of Select­man Mark Kratman. The quote from the Congress­woman explains that she finds Kratman to be the best candidate given her experience working alo…

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TEWKSBURY — The Tewksbury Public Schools’ 2018 retirees were honored at the School Committee meeting last Wednesday for their years of commitment to the children of Tewks­bury. The 14 retirees represent nearly 300 years of ex­perience in education.

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TEWKSBURY – Resi­dents have been enjoying an up­graded playground at Liv­ingston Street park, new tennis courts at Tewks­bury Memorial High School, up­graded playgrounds at the elementary schools, and now two new recreation en­hance­ments are on their way.

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TEWKSBURY — The Tewksbury Senior Center honored its volunteers re­cently with a luncheon and entertainment at the center. Newly appointed Coun­cil on Aging Director Ni­cole Hutcheon addressed the 150 or so volunteers, thanking them for their “tireless help on a daily basis,” helping others a…

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“What airfield?” That is the question I get when I tell people the landmark location to get to the new Pinnacle Loop trail off of Pinnacle Street. The entrance is across from Oganowski Field, a radio-controlled aircraft field where hobbyists gather and fly their model planes.

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WILMINGTON — Wil­ming­ton’s Michael McCoy adds his name to the growing list of candidates for the 19th district seat in the House of Representatives. After 28 years serving the Town of Wilmington on the Board of Selectmen, this moderate democrat is looking to follow in his late uncle Jim Mic…

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TEWKSBURY — This fall, current Tewksbury Selectman Mark Kratman will run for Jim Miceli’s seat within the Massa­chusetts House of Rep­resentatives. A resident of Tewksbury for almost 20 years, he plans to actively work with individuals of all backgrounds to promote positive change in the com…

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TEWKSBURY — Despite the slightly chilly temperatures, the sun was shining on the many families who turn­ed out for the Annual Bike Safety Rodeo and Health Fair held at Tewksbury Memorial High School. A partnership between the Tewksbury Police Depart­ment and the Tewksbury Board of Health, th…

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TEWKSBURY — The Board of Selectmen met Tuesday evening for the annual de­partment reviews. Heads of town departments present goals and accomplishments on an annual basis to the Board of Selectmen.

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By now you’ve figured out that Washington, D.C. is a destination chock full of opportunities for folks to tour and enjoy our nation’s heritage. Most of the museums are free, and the Smithsonian Institute and its signature galleries are the anchors for the Na­tional Mall — a must-see stop for…

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TEWKSBURY — As part of the ongoing improvements to Tewksbury’s Open Space Lands, annual Town Meeting on May 7 voted to allocate $39,000 from the Community Pre­ser­vation Fund to The Pines cemetery off of East Street, part of the Tewksbury State Hospital and Tewksbury Conservation Lands.

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TEWKSBURY — Though Tewksbury Memorial High School senior James Tag­gart will be graduating soon, he’s leaving behind a long legacy of service to his community.

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TEWKSBURY — This sum­mer, the Tewksbury Public Library will be bringing back its popular summer Outdoor Living History Ser­ies. Starting Wednesday, June 6, the series will offer a glimpse back in time as at­tendees are invited to spend an evening with famous and significant historical figure…

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The United States Botan­ic Garden is a terrific stop during any Washington, D.C. visit. Take a break from the museums and stroll through a different type of collection, one that is calming, diverse, and immersive.

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TEWKSBURY — Over the past decade, the amount of students across the state taking Advanced Placement (AP) courses has rapidly doubled in size. Here in Tewksbury, similar results have been observed as the number of students enrolled in, as well as the amount of different AP classes offered by …

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TEWKSBURY - Long Pond is a treasure for the Tewksbury community and is continuously being upgraded and resuscitated. According to Town Planner Kyle Boyd, the pond’s health and recreation value are both on the upswing thanks to monies voted from Town Meeting. Additionally, significant volunte…

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Attending high quality music events is something that is enjoyable and en­tertaining. However, the hassles of everyday life and the pressures of traffic, expensive tickets, tric­ky parking and nosebleed seats have led people to dismiss these events from their social agendas.

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TEWKSBURY — Commu­nity, school, law enforcement and parents from Tewksbury and surrounding towns participated in a fo­rum on Monday night to learn about the issues and risks associated with the youth epidemic of vaping. Vaping, or e-cigarette use, is the practice of using a handheld, battery…

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TEWKSBURY — As Town Meeting continued on Wed­nesday, May 9, the first or­der of business was to convene Special Town Meeting at 7 p.m. Moderator Jayne Miller opened the proceedings with a recognition of Joseph Dermody.

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The Brimfield Antiques mar­ket has been on my list for a very long time. I finally had the chance to visit on Sunday, the last day of the May mar­ket week. To those in the collecting world, just say “Brimfield” and they know what you are talking about — the granddaddy of all antique markets …

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TEWKSBURY — The an­nual Town Meeting was held Monday night at Tewks­bury Memorial High School. Just over 100 residents and interested attendees passed 31 warrant articles in an hour and 15 minutes. Minimal debate or discussion was entertained on any of the articles.

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No matter what your opinion of Congress is these days, visiting our nation’s capital and touring the namesake building which anchors the district is a must do.

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TEWKSBURY — The Tewksbury Board of Sel­ectmen met recently to discuss The Regional Emer­gency Communication Cen­ter Project. Town Manager Richard Montuori gave a slide presentation outlining the history and progress of the project.

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TEWKSBURY — This past fall, TMHS recent graduate Ameen Kalkhoran was awarded the University of Connecticut’s coveted IDEA grant to continue his work developing better ways to connect titanium implants to human bodies. The grant allows him $4,000 towards summer research in stabilizing implant…

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TEWKSBURY — In an effort to continuously find ways to save money and improve its environmental footprint, the Town of Tewksbury has embarked on a program of ownership and maintenance of its street lights. An audit of the town’s street light inventory is completed and bulbs and arms will be p…

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TEWKSBURY — As homesteading gains popularity and backyard farmers are seeking to produce and control their own food sources, Tewksbury has recently released its revisions to its regulations relative to keeping chickens. Technically, only female chickens or hens are al­lowed to be kept in Tew…

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On a recent trip to Wash­ington, D.C., we visited the impressive Li­brary of Congress, a series of three massive buildings which include the U.S. Copyright Office.

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WILMINGTON — On Sat­urday, April 21, the Tewks­bury/Wilmington communities lost a dedicated public servant in Represen­tative Jim Miceli following his tragic passing at the Wilmington Little League Opening Day Ceremony at Rotary Park.

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Map packets will soon be available for residents to follow to enjoy these properties. Residents are en­couraged to email clean.up.tewksbury@gmail.com to be added to the email list for upcoming events, and the newly formed Friends of Tewksbury Op­en Space is actively seeking members to help p…

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TEWKSBURY — When a community comes together, great things can happen. And this past Saturday, ap­proximately 200 volunteers fanned out all over Tewks­bury to make a significant leap forward in the quest for clean, green spaces.

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The National Museum of the American Indian has been on my list for a while, and this past April vacation we had a chance to finally visit. The museum was opened in 2004 and is part of the Smithsonian collection of buildings in Washington, D.C.