TEWKSBURY — The Tewksbury Public Schools’ COVID-19 dashboard has been at zero since Sunday, May 18, 2021. This is a milestone for the Tewksbury Public Schools and one that is surely welcomed. A collective sigh of relief is in order, though it does not mean that the pandemic is over, nor th…
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TEWKSBURY — Last week, the Board of Selectmen heard a presentation about the new combination DPW/school maintenance facility to be built at t… Read more
TEWKSBURY — Antiques are often heralded as glimpses into the past, but for Sheri Purdy and Briana Andella, a found coin was able to serve as … Read more
The rose has long been held as a symbol of life, love, beauty and devotion, and the month of June has been a long standing, popular month for the ultimate celebration of love and devotion, wedding season.
TEWKSBURY — Rewinding to February of 2020, Tewksbury Public Schools’ lead nurse Kelly Constantino remembers learning that a positive case of COVID-19 was reported on the airplane which transported TMHS students home from a school vacation trip to Italy.
TEWKSBURY — A recent attack of a dog by a mother coyote at the state hospital fields in Tewksbury has ignited concern among dog owners and walkers. A dog off-leash was attacked by a coyote when it strayed too close to the den. The mother was protecting her litter from a would-be predator; …
TEWKSBURY — The Tewksbury Community Market is set to begin their 2021 season on June 17. This year, the market will be held in the same location as last season: 300 Chandler St., commonly recognized as the field across from the Tewksbury Public Library.
TEWKSBURY — The Veterans of Foreign Wars’ Patriot’s Pen Essay contest has been providing scholarships for youth for many years. Part of the program is the annual essay contest focused on democracy and patriotism and the vision of that ideal from the perspective of young students.
TEWKSBURY — On Thursday, May 20, the Tewksbury Rotary Club virtually honored Tewksbury Memorial High School members of the Class of 2021, Lovens Lamousnery and Eyhvong Phalla for receiving the May 2021 Hat’s Off Award.
TEWKSBURY — After a pause to in-person celebrations last year due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Tewksbury’s Memorial Day festivities look a bit more normal this year. Following the easing of statewide restrictions on Saturday, May 29, the annual Memorial Day Ceremony and Parade will take pl…
TEWKSBURY — The TMHS theater company presented their spring production, “You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown” in a virtual format on Friday and Saturday, May 21 and 22. The production was viewable via Broadway on Demand, a streaming service.
TEWKSBURY — Last week, the Board of Selectmen heard a presentation on the Pedestrian Mobility Master Plan from DPW Director Brian Gilbert and Town Engineer Kevin Hardiman. Gilbert and Hardiman reviewed the history of the plan’s development, the current status of sidewalks in the town, and…
TEWKSBURY — Lisa Marie Ippolito, of Tewksbury, is departing from her position as Principal of the Joshua Eaton School in Reading to become the Assistant Superintendent of Newburyport. Ippolito has experience working in Wilmington Public Schools, has worked in many facets of school systems,…
The dairy case, if it can be called that any longer, has exploded with a huge variety of non-dairy beverages. Signaling a shift away from cow’s milk, nut, soy and oat milks are commanding more and more real estate on store shelves.
Promenade is in the air for Tewksbury Memorial High School, as well as many other high school communities, but because of the ongoing pandemic, many schools have had to be creative when choosing a venue to hold this year's prom.
TEWKSBURY — The Tewksbury Public Schools district-wide art show premiered online last week in a virtual format curated by Tewksbury’s fine and performing arts educators.
TEWKSBURY — On April 9, 2021, the United States Attorney’s office for the District of Massachusetts announced that Arnold Martel, Sr., age 61, of Tewksbury, was charged with defrauding the government of more than $480,000 by engaging in a multi-year tax evasion scheme.
TEWKSBURY — Occupying more than 700 acres, Tewksbury Hospital commands a fair portion of the landscape in central Tewksbury. The hospital, a former almshouse, ties many people in Tewksbury together through history, lore, services or recreation.
TEWKSBURY — The Tewksbury School Committee met on May 13, 2021 for its first in-person meeting since last summer, held in the TMHS auditorium. Members wore masks and social distancing was observed.
The explosion of interest in nature cameras during the pandemic has provided the world an opportunity to observe nature in all types of remote settings. Armchair naturalists may enjoy hippos at a watering hole in Africa or bears in Alaska.
Ahoy, Me Hearties! If you long for stories of the swashbuckling days of a pirate adventure and treasure hunting, there is no need to travel all the way to the Caribbean. New England is rich with its own history of piracy on the high seas, and a short trip south of Boston to Cape Cod will le…
Tewksbury — Residents came out in large numbers last Saturday to participate in the annual spring town cleanup. Part of the Tewksbury Beautification Committee’s activities, the event has evolved to include the Open Space and Recreation Plan Committee and benefitted the Community Pantry this year.
TEWKSBURY — The Tewksbury Public Schools premiered the online district art exhibition on Friday, May 7 via Tewksbury Telemedia’s YouTube channel. The art show, typically a packed event at Tewksbury Memorial High School in non-pandemic times, went virtual in light of the constraints of pub…
Flower buds and new foliage growth is a telltale sign of the beginning of spring. For seasonal allergy sufferers, it is also a sure sign of the beginning of spring allergy season.
As evidence mounts as to the strains that industrial animal food production places on our ecosystems, producers are looking for ways to ease the industry’s carbon footprint, appeal to a variety of palates, and provide equivalent or superior nutrition profiles through new food products.
TEWKSBURY — The Massachusetts Coalition of Nurse Practitioners (MCNP) recently named Tewksbury resident Mary-Ellen Cooper as the 2021 recipient of the MCNP Distinguished Nurse Practitioner Award. She has been in nursing for over 30 years and is currently a nurse practitioner at Tewksbury Hospital.
TEWKSBURY — A concept plan for new sidewalks along Fiske Street and Andover Street near the Loella F. Dewing Elementary School will be submitted by town engineers for a Complete Streets Grant from MassDOT as part of the town’s Five Year Capital Plan.
Plant-based eating is receiving a lot of attention in the media these days. People are seeking ways to improve their health, reduce dependence on large scale agribusiness, and reverse the environmental impacts that factory farming has produced.
America’s national pastime, baseball, is usually in full swing by mid-spring. The same can be said for the all-American hamburger. It seems grilling burgers has also become a national pastime, especially from Memorial Day to Labor Day, making May the perfect time for National Hamburger Month.
TEWKSBURY — As a way to make an impact on local nonprofits, a new charitable giving organization has formed in Tewksbury. Part of the larger “100 Who Care Alliance,” 100 People Tewksbury is being organized by resident Lorna Garey.
TEWKSBURY — On May 3, 2021, annual Town Meeting will commence in a socially-distanced configuration at Tewksbury Memorial High School. Special Town Meeting will be held on May 5. The following articles make up the 2021 warrant.
TEWKSBURY — Waterline replacement in Tewksbury is an ongoing process, and has been for several years. As the town’s infrastructure ages, town engineers have been working on replacement projects for various sections of water pipe.
Every spring, as the snow recedes and the grass starts to turn green, small shoots of plants emerge and buds on the trees get ready to burst. However, this awakening from the winter slumber is often also combined with a reveal of litter on the landscape, leaving many to wonder how it got the…
Springtime brings warmer temperatures and longer days, and is also the unofficial start of hunting season. I refer not to wildlife hunting season, but to the treasure hunting season.
TEWKSBURY — The Town of Tewksbury has begun its catch basin cleaning which includes the removal of trash and sediments collected in the storm drains. According to the Department of Public Works, catch basin maintenance is important to prevent blockages and minimize the amount of pollutants …
TEWKSBURY — On Thursday, April 15, the Tewksbury Rotary Club virtually honored TMHS members of the Class of 2021, Erin McIntyre and Karlee Gonsalves for receiving the April 2021 Hat’s Off Award.
TEWKSBURY — The Tewksbury School Committee met on April 18, 2021 for a virtual meeting via WebEx, joined by newly elected members Bridget Garabedian and Nicholas Parsons.
TEWKSBURY — Jasmine Won, a Tewksbury resident and first-year student at Bridgewater State University, has recently been named as a Newman Civic Fellow for the 2021-2022 academic year.
April 30 is National Bubble Tea Day. The bubble tea craze, or boba, seems to have gained momentum recently, breaking out of its ethnic market status into a more mainstream drink.
TEWKSBURY — Recently, the method of obtaining public records through the Tewksbury Public School System was a topic of online discussion. Doreen Healy, a 15-year advocate for special education students and families within Tewksbury and the surrounding communities, received a bill for more…
TEWKSBURY — On Saturday, April 10, voters in the Town of Tewksbury took to the polls for the annual town election. Though turnout was low, with only 1,999 out of 23,531 registered voters casting a ballot, the outcome of the election left Tewksbury with two new selectmen and two new School …