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TEWKSBURY — On Nov. 22, 2019 it was announced by the Tewksbury Police Department that Chief Timothy Sheehan has accepted a new position as Chief of Police in South Portland, Maine.
TEWKSBURY — Students and families gathered in the large group instruction room at the high school last week to meet the staff from Tewksbury Public Schools who support students who do not speak English as their first language.
TEWKSBURY — The Planning Board met on Nov. 18. The first order of business was a discussion about Cube Smart. The board denied a bond release request to Cube Smart at 395 Woburn St. on the grounds that the company still has unresolved landscaping issues. No representatives from Cube Smart w…
TEWKSBURY — At the Nov. 19 meeting of the Tewksbury Board of Selectmen, State Representative David Robertson came before the board to discuss House Bill 3976 which addresses sewage overflow into public waterways. Robertson sits on the Joint Committee on Environment, Natural Resources, a…
TEWKSBURY — The Flynn family of Tewksbury gave the City of Everett the spruce tree from their front lawn to be used in Everett’s annual Christmas Tree Lighting on Dec. 6. The donation emerged from a post on Facebook by Katie Hand Flynn, who posted about wanting to get rid of the tree in f…
As you clear the dishes from the table and put away the remains of your Thanksgiving feast, there is only one thing on your mind… or maybe two.
TEWKSBURY — On Saturday, 70 Teamsters women assembled holiday care packages for servicemen and women currently stationed in Afghanistan and Iraq. The organizing, packing, and stacking of boxes full of supplies was set up by the Teamsters Joint Council 10 New England Women’s Committee at…
TEWKSBURY — At the Nov. 13 meeting of the Tewksbury School Committee, the committee first invited fifth and sixth graders from the John F. Ryan Elementary School to speak about the Massachusetts STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) Week Real World Design Challenge.
BILLERICA — Matthew Mixon of Billerica has recently announced that he will be running to represent Massachusetts’ Sixth District in the United States House of Representatives, which includes Tewksbury and Wilmington, in the 2020 Congressional election. Mixon will be challenging incumbe…
TEWKSBURY — The Tewksbury Board of Health conducted a public hearing on Tuesday, Nov. 12, 2019 to discuss whether the Board of Health permit for “the keeping of animals” at 199 Marston St., Oliveira Piggery, should be modified, suspended or revoked, or that any other actions regarding the …
Virtual reality is gaining popularity in the gaming and action entertainment world and while the technology has been around for decades, the penetration into the home gaming market has been sluggish. VR headsets are expensive, and the software is constantly evolving.
TEWKSBURY — Kathleen Nofte, a Tewksbury resident and former nurse at the Bedford Veterans Affairs Medical Center, was indicted by a federal grand jury in Boston last Tuesday, Nov. 5.
TEWKSBURY — In the wake of an article appearing in The Boston Globe on Nov. 5, 2019 revealing that a permit to accept wastewater from a landfill in New Hampshire was approved by state and federal regulators for the Duck Island Wastewater treatment plant in Lowell, Tewksbury officials have r…
Walking in the woods on an autumn day adds a different dimension to the forest. Leaves are crunchy, most have fallen, and the landscape is blanketed in auburn, orange, yellow, red and brown.
As we all try to become more aware of our impact on the environment, we diligently recycle, reduce our carbon footprint, and strive to become more sustainable. We carry reusable bags, put paper in our toters, and shut off our lights when no one in is the room. But how are we doing with food waste?
Nothing says “Welcome Autumn Harvest” quite like a display of festive Indian Corn. Also known as Flint Corn, this colorful and decorative corn differs from the traditional yellow corn that is grown both locally and throughout the country to eat and enjoy at cookouts, bar-b-ques, and dinner tables.
TEWKSBURY — At the Oct. 17 meeting of the Tewksbury Board of Health, Chairman Raymond Barry discussed the issue of non-compliance by the trustees and management company for Cottage Place at 1147 Main St. regarding a transition to sewer and handling of the abandoned septic system.
TEWKSBURY — The Town of Tewksbury’s events for Veterans Day start on Friday, November 8 with the fourth annual Veterans Breakfast from 9 - 11 a.m. at the Tewksbury Senior Center. This free event will be hosted by Veterans’ Service Officer Lisa Downey and served with help from State Senator B…
TEWKSBURY — The Baker-Polito administration has declared a first in the country STEM week, emphasizing the importance of science, technology, engineering and math in schools and encouraging exploration and innovation in these disciplines.
TEWKSBURY — Last week, the Tewksbury Public Library hosted an information session to share critical details about the 2020 US federal census with members of the community.
As we begin to make preparations for the upcoming holiday season, many of us skimp on sleep as a way to have extra time to complete our ever growing “to do” list. This unknowingly puts ourselves at risk, as sleep is one of the most important, but often overlooked, aspects of healthy living.
TEWKSBURY — The School Committee met last week to recognize high achieving students and hear an update on the elementary school project from project management firm CBRE/Heery and design firm Flansburgh Architects. The first order of business an executive session to discuss collective bargaining.
TEWKSBURY — At the Oct. 15 meeting of the Board of Selectmen, representatives from Wamesit Lanes made a request for changes to their indoor and outdoor entertainment licenses, and extension of hours for their liquor license.
Let’s do the Time Warp again... This famous song lyric is from a favorite Halloween movie with a massive cult following that has spanned for decades.
How in the world do you pronounce that name? The village that lies at the northern most end of the cleanest lake in New York state is pronounced “skinny-atlas.” Skaneateles is an Iroquois name meaning “very long lake,” which is appropriate for its 16 mile length and narrow feature.
WILMINGTON — Wilmington’s iPods for Wounded Veterans is hosting an event celebrating Massachusetts veterans while honoring the memory of late State Rep. Jim Miceli on Nov. 1. The “Salute to Veterans” ceremony will welcome service members into the State House’s Memorial Hall from 1:30 to 3…
TEWKSBURY — The sun was shining on Tewksbury on Saturday as scores of residents and non-residents alike spread out over the community to participate in the fall town clean up.
TEWKSBURY — The Planning Board met last week for a brief meeting. Members Eric Ryder and Jay Delaney were not present, so the board did not have a voting quorum. Four hearings were continued to future meetings.
TEWKSBURY — Emily Leggat is the newest teen librarian working at the Tewksbury Public Library as of Oct. 1. After severe budget cuts caused the library to remove the teen librarian position in 2009, Leggat is replacing the previous teen librarian Aimee Villet who was originally hired in 2017.
Halloween and the fall season would not be the same without a Jack-O-Lantern on your front step, or a pile of multi-colored pumpkins on a haystack in your front yard.
This might seem an unusual title for an article when the need to recycle and the push to upcycle is so great. However, “wish cycling” is the act of placing something in a recycling bin with the “hope” that it will find a reuse or recycled benefit down the line. Tossing items into recycling…
TEWKSBURY — November marks the annual clean up of The Pines Cemetery, one of three in Tewksbury that are part of the Tewksbury State Hospital legacy, a former almshouse, tuberculosis and polio infirmary, and pauper care facility opened in 1854.
TEWKSBURY — On Saturday, Sept. 14, 2019, Michelle Moriarty went to work her Saturday morning shift at Reds Laundromat, located at 1768 Main St. in Tewksbury. Moriarty had no idea as she came through the doors of the laundromat that Saturday, it would be a life changing day.
October brings to mind all things that are spooky, scary and go bump in the night. Despite all of the amusement park’s haunted houses and the scary Hollywood horror flicks, nothing can raise the hairs on the back of your neck quite like the writings of Edgar Allan Poe.
For years I have seen the Great River Wall in Lowell but never knew how to get there to stroll along the Merrimack. I finally tracked it down and learned that the Northern Canal Walkway is a delightful 1.6 mile path that is open to the public and operated by the National Park Service.
TEWKSBURY — Tewksbury’s Fall Special Town Meeting opened on Tuesday, Oct. 1 with 285 voters and 24 visitors registered. Keith Rauseo was nominated to serve as moderator as former Town Meeting Moderator Jayne Wellman was elected to the Board of Selectmen and as such had to surrender the r…
TEWKSBURY — Governor Charlie Baker issued a temporary statewide ban on vape products on Sept. 24 in an effort to give public health officials a chance to investigate a string of respiratory illnesses tied to the use of such products. Health departments across Massachusetts had to jump …
TEWKSBURY — The Board of Selectmen met last week to discuss several one-day event applications. Chairman Jay Kelly was not present but joined the board via teleconference.
TEWKSBURY — On Tuesday, Sept. 24, the Tewksbury Community Market held its last market of the season in front of the Tewksbury Public Library. 12 vendors and four food trucks were in attendance.
TEWKSBURY — The Tewksbury Board of Health met on Sept. 19 with a continuance of a show cause hearing for Cottage Place, located at 1147 Main St. As of the meeting, Cottage Place had not secured a sewer tie in as required by the BOH.
WILMINGTON — Since September was National Recovery Month, the Tewksbury Police Department set purple lights around the gazebo in the Town Common to raise awareness and bring hope for recovery. Program Director for the Substance Abuse Prevention Collaborative Maria Ruggerio told the Town C…
BILLERICA — Recently, the Shawsheen Valley Technical High School School Committee released a statement announcing its search for the next Superintendent of Schools. The start date of the position would be on July 1, 2020.