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Homemade bread is so ap­pealing on cold, snowy days, but making it might seem intimidating. Using a bread machine is one way to achieve uniform, rectangle-shaped loaves which are easy for slicing. However, artisanal bread, with its more uneven shape and crunchier crust, is more conducive to …

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TEWKSBURY — The adoption of Tewksbury’s Hazard Mitigation Plan is required by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) in order to qualify Tewksbury for state and federal grants to ad­dress infrastructure weaknesses in the community.

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Growing up in the 1970s and 80s, it seemed like ev­ery­one had one of grandma's cro­chet afghans resting on the back of their living room couch. This hand crafted item was such a staple in homes across America, it was prominently featured every week on the set of the TV show, Roseanne, and d…

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Fishing is a sport of pa­tience. Hooks are baited, lines are cast, and the angler waits. While the warmer weather brings crickets, quiet, and mosquitos, winter ice fishing has its own charm and challenges.

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TEWKSBURY — The Heath Brook Elementary School on Shawsheen Street was another beneficiary of the Green Committee’s work to secure grants for energy improvements in the community.

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Despite the snow, the Lowell-Dracut-Tyngsboro (or Tyngsborough) State Forest is a good place to get out for a walk with your two-legged or four-legged friends. Accessed most easily from Trotting Park Road in Lowell, right near the new Market Bas­ket off of Pawtucket Bou­levard, the popular r…

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On Wednesday Jan. 27, the State of Massachusetts opened appointment sche­duling for COVID-19 vaccinations for the first round of Phase 2 recipients: individuals aged 75 or older. Monday, Feb. 1 will be the first day this group will be eligible to receive the vaccine.

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TEWKSBURY — A pub­lic hearing was held on Jan. 15, 2021 regarding a dangerous dog. Accor­ding to Animal Hearing Offi­cer Sergeant Patrick Har­rington, hearings such as this are typically undertaken as a result of an action by the Animal Con­trol Officers. While the hear­ings are not frequent…

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TEWKSBURY — As the wea­ther gets colder, salt on our roadways, walkways and driveways help keep us safe. How­ever, once the salt is washed off it can make its way into nearby wetlands, streams, riv­ers and groundwater. Impacts of salt include raising the sa­linity in soil and water, making i…

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TEWKSBURY — The Tewks­bury Board of Selectmen met for a virtual meeting via WebEx on Jan. 26, 2020. The board first entered into executive session to discuss collective bargaining.

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TEWKSBURY — With the pandemic greatly chan­ging the learning landscape within the public school system this year, many across the district are missing the usual sense of predictability. Students and parents across Tewks­bury have expressed disappointment with the district’s decision during t…

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TEWKSBURY — The Board of Selectmen met on Tuesday, Jan. 19, for a virtual meeting via WebEx to review the proposed FY22 budget.

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TEWKSBURY — In Jan­uary, the Tewksbury Town Clerk’s office started mailing the town census to residents. Not to be confused with the federal census which happens every 10 years, the town census is mailed every January to residents and must be completed in order to stay on the voter list. The…

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TEWKSBURY — On Thursday, Jan. 28, the Tewksbury Rotary Club will virtually honor two TMHS Class of 2021 students, Shayne O’Neil and Richard Lavargna, for re­ceiving the January 2021 Hat’s Off Award.

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BOSTON — A bill just signed into law by Gov­ernor Charlie Baker will require communities to be notified promptly when releases of un­treated combined sew­age occur into any river in the Commonwealth. Known as CSOs or combined sewage overflows, these large releases of stormwater and sewage oc…

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TEWKSBURY — Earlier this week, the account “Pro­gressive Tewksbury” took to Twitter to call on the Town of Tewksbury to follow the lead of several surrounding towns by changing the name of the Board of Sel­ectmen to a more gender-neutral title. This change would acknowledge the pre­sence of …

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As winter lingers on, the cold and darkness of the season can have a profound effect on your mood. This is particularly true for the avid, outdoor gardener who is forced to put the joys of gardening to bed for a long winter’s nap while they patiently wait for spring.

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WILMINGTON/TEWKSBURY — The COVID-19 vaccines are beginning to be administered to health-care workers across the country in the first sta­ges of vaccine implementation. The two types of coronavirus vaccines are developed by Pfizer and Moderna, and both are being administered after being appro…

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TEWKSBURY — The Tewksbury School Com­mittee met last Wednes­day for their first meeting of 2021. The meeting was held via Webex per the governor’s emergen­cy order.

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TEWKSBURY — On Jan. 13, 2021 the Econo­mic Development committee met via teleconference per the Open Meet­ing Law policy set forth by the governor during the current State of Emer­gency.

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TEWKSBURY — The Green Committee met on Wednesday, Jan. 13, 2021 to discuss opportunities for 2021 energy saving projects as part of Tewks­bury’s Green Communities designation. The meeting was held virtually via Webex.

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As New England set­tles into the winter season, Janua­ry often brings a mixture of bad weather and colder temperatures. So it seems on­ly fitting that January is also National Hot Tea Month.

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The Fells, Fellsway, Mid­dlesex Fells… there are many ways to refer to the over 2,275 acres of parkland which straddles Route 93 in the towns of Stone­ham, Melrose, Medford, and Winchester.

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WILMINGTON — Mas­sa­chusetts has a robust presence in the film in­dustry, with sites all over the Commonwealth being chosen for their historical or picturesque qualities. The industry also provides economic benefit to all types of lo­cal businesses, and Tom Derian’s Certified Clean­ing Co. i…

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TEWKSBURY — Pro­cess improvements and customer service are part of the objective of the new online abutters list system just implemented by the Tewksbury Assessor’s of­fice.

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As the last of the Christmas decorations are safely packed away until next year, a sub­tle somberness seems to take over the house come mid-January.

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Walking along rail trails has become a favorite activity as the trails provide a flat and level, usually paved, wide path along which to get some exercise and fresh air.

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TEWKSBURY — TMHS graduate class of 2016’s Taylor Ward competed in the Nationals pageant of USA National Miss this past November. The competition took place over the week of Thanksgiv­ing at Orlando’s Caribe Royale Resort and Con­ven­tion Center for six age groups of girls ranging from ages 4 to 28.

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TEWKSBURY — While most Tewksbury Memo­rial High School sports and clubs have had to curtail their seasons or reimagine their events due to COVID-19, there is one team that has been able to keep right on meeting, strategizing and competing with no risk to their respiratory health. The TMHS RE…

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TEWKSBURY — Across the nation, 2020 has been a year of great political significance. With high stakes elections occurring on both the presidential and congressional level, the 2020 elections brought forth new opportunities for change and progress within the United States. In the face of thes…

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As getting exercise be­comes increasingly complicated during the coronavirus pandemic, more and more people are turning to woodland trails. De­spite the requirement in Massachusetts to wear masks outdoors, exploring is still as interesting as ever and in the chilly weather, the mask now adds…

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TEWKSBURY — Dur­ing this time of year, coy­otes are frequently spotted throughout Tewks­­bury and the State of Mas­sachusetts as a whole. Territorial animals, coyotes can often be seen be­tween dawn and dusk patrolling their territory, often in proximity to lo­cal homes and businesses.

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TEWKSBURY — On Fri­day, Dec. 18, the Tewks­bury Rotary Club virtually honored TMHS members of the class of 2021, Maria Luiza Zeleya DaSilva and Michael Dug­gan for receiving the De­cember 2020 Hat’s Off Award.

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TEWKSBURY — Start­ing on Monday, Jan. 4, 2021, nomination papers for Town of Tewksbury elected offices will be available at the Town Clerk’s Office, located within Town Hall at 1009 Main St., between the hours of 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Fri­day. The papers are in­tended for tho…

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The Tewksbury Board of Selectmen had a challenging year, navigating the coronavirus pandemic and learning to govern remotely. Here are some of the most notable moments of the past year.

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TEWKSBURY — Despite the coronavirus pandemic, the Tewksbury Planning Board met throughout 2020 and discussed several im­portant development issues in town. Here are some of the most notable moments of the past year.

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TEWKSBURY — 2020 presented many challenges for the Tewksbury School Committee. Be­tween virtual meetings, remote learning, union negotiations, and coronavirus restrictions, here are some of the most notable moments of the past year.

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LOWELL — COVID-19 has thrown a curve ball at all types of events, including annual holiday gatherings put on by companies, friend groups, church groups and the like. While most can shrug off the loss of a party and deal with it, there are those for whom a holiday gathering is the only bright…

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TEWKSBURY — At the Dec. 17, 2020 of the Tewks­bury Board of Health, the board discussed matters before it including delinquent food establishment permit renewals and hear­­ings regarding citations issued for COVID-19 violations of the governor’s mask and travel orders.