TEWKSBURY — Recently, a Tewksbury landmark has received a much needed face lift. The iconic Mac’s Dairy Farm sign, located at 1863 Main St., was replaced with a new, updated version.
TEWKSBURY — In times like these, with COVID-19 and months that feel like years, it seems like nothing is impossible. Yet, Tewksbury has gotten itself into a bit of “monkey business” when it received a visitor from the wild side.
A notice issued by the Commonwealth of Massachusetts on May 21 urged businesses to flush their plumbing in order to mitigate the hazards of mold and Legionella bacteria in the pipes.
TEWKSBURY — On May 21, 2020, Tewksbury Memorial High School premiered a pre-recorded scholarship and awards ceremony for the community to celebrate the academic and athletic achievements of the class of 2020. 180 scholarships were awarded, totaling $125,000 in fiscal aid for seniors.
TEWKSBURY — The Tewksbury Council on Aging met on Wednesday, May 13 via teleconference. It was the first teleconference for the COA since the governor’s stay at home orders due to COVID-19.
TEWKSBURY — On Monday, Governor Charlie Baker unveiled a four-stage plan to reopen Massachusetts in light of the current COVID-19 pandemic. The four stages, “Phase 1: Start,” “Phase 2: Cautious,” “Phase 3: Vigilant,” and “Phase 4: New Normal,” provide a gradual approach to reopening the s…
The recent announcement of the federal government's National Defense Authorization Act has brought space travel back into the public limelight. This Act specifies plans to redesignate the Air Force Space Command to the U.S. Space Force, and establish it as an independent branch of the U.S…
Looking for a flat, paved stretch of road to explore? The Methuen Rail Trail may be for you. The trail is a 2.4 mile stretch that runs from Methuen to Salem, New Hampshire on a section of the former Lawrence and Manchester branch of the Boston and Maine railroad corridor.
TEWKSBURY — Senior year for parents and families of a high school student is an emotional time. It is the end of one journey, and the beginning of another. Expectations run high for celebrations and a chance to bring family and friends together to congratulate the graduate on a job well done.
TEWKSBURY — Last week, it was announced that Tewksbury Memorial Day festivities, including the annual parade and traditional ceremony at Tewksbury Cemetery, would be cancelled. This cancellation decision comes as a result of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.
TEWKSBURY/WILMINGTON — Farm stand season is here and if you haven’t already figured it out, these small treasures of agriculture are an excellent way to get fruits, vegetables, milk, butter, eggs and some meats without going into the grocery store. Oh, and don’t forget local honey, baked go…
TEWKSBURY/WILMINGTON — With COVID-19 causing Governor Charlie Baker to shut down schools for the remainder of the 2019-2020 school year, students statewide are missing key events in their education year.
May is National Vinegar Month, and I know what you are thinking. I also wondered why an entire month was dedicated to common vinegar, until I did a little research.
Located on a residential side street in Chelmsford, Thanksgiving Ground Forest is a 45-acre wooded area that abuts Great Brook Farm in Carlisle and Russell Mill. There is a small parking area at the end of Janet Road, open to the public for hiking, mountain biking, and canoe or kayaking.
There is a health crisis raging all around us; one that impacts first responders, frontline workers, and families, and it’s not COVID-19. Until it was pushed off the front page in early 2020 by the coronavirus pandemic, the opioid epidemic, a massive focus of federal, state and local health…
TEWKSBURY — For the second time, the Tewksbury Board of Selectmen has voted to postpone the annual town election that was originally supposed to be held on April 4, 2020 to Tuesday, June 16, 2020.
TEWKSBURY — Two months into rehearsals, the Tewksbury Memorial High School Theater Club (TMHSTC) had to halt production of their spring musical, Cinderella, due to COVID-19.
The wonderful world of oil painting has been regarded with respect and admiration for centuries, but for the masses, many feel that they possess neither the talent nor patience that is required to learn to paint.
TEWKSBURY/WILMINGTON — The Tewksbury Food Pantry has been working extra hard during these tough times, as unemployment rates rise for many workers and their families. Across the country, food banks and pantries have seen an increase in need, as well. However, Tewksbury has risen to meet t…
TEWKSBURY — As the weeks wear on and social distancing, stay at home orders, and school cancellations keep us all in a new reality, Tewksbury residents are finding ways to keep connections with their special groups while also help frontline workers and those with COVID-19.
Everyone is grateful for the hard work and dedication of all of the essential workers that have continued to provide much needed services to our community during the COVID-19 outbreak.
TEWKSBURY — The No Excuse Moms exercise group made a generous delivery to Lowell General this week, collecting more than $1,000 in donations from their members, friends and family. The group was able to purchase sandwiches and coffee from Perfecto’s in Tewksbury, supporting a local business.
Bradley Palmer State Park is located in Topsfield, approximately 30 minutes away from our area. The well-maintained park has a little something for everyone, and during the pandemic, is open free of charge to the public.
BILLERICA — On Tuesday April 28, the Shawsheen Tech School Committee voted to appoint Dr. Brad Jackson as the new superintendent. The vote comes after deciding to suspend and restart the superintendent search at the last school committee meeting on April 1.
BILLERICA — According to an email from Shawsheen Valley Technical High School Principal Jessica Cook, the school district has decided not to renew her contract for the next school year. The news was spread first on Sunday night on social media before Cook released a statement to students…
Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker made a live address to the Commonwealth on Tuesday at noon to update residents on the current state of the coronavirus crisis. Baker noted that the state is “still in the surge.”
On Monday, April 20, 2020, Governor Charlie Baker announced that Massachusetts residents who were not eligible for regular unemployment benefits can now expect to have some financial relief by applying under the Pandemic Unemployment Assistance Program (PUA).
TEWKSBURY — The Tewksbury Community Garden, located behind the Tewksbury Public Library, is working on preparing and planting for the 2020 growing season. Co-directors Peggy Bridges and Lauren Cunningham will oversee the garden this year, along with Assistant Library Director Noelle Boc…
TEWKSBURY — Following an outbreak of COVID-19 at the Tewksbury State Hospital, a United States Army Reserve medical team is being sent to help combat the virus. Currently, as of Monday, April 20, 81 patients and 90 staff members have tested positive for the virus.
TEWKSBURY — School activities have ground to a halt as social distancing measures are implemented to keep everyone safe from the spread of COVID-19. However, there is one club that has been able to keep right on competing, meeting and strategizing with no risk to their respiratory health.
TEWKSBURY — The shift that the religious community has had to make in how services are conducted has been a source of challenge but also inspiration. The houses of worship in Tewksbury have moved quickly to serve their patrons, even though technology may not their first calling.
Due to stay at home orders still in place for our communities, many of us have been binge watching far too many TV shows, like the popular Netflix show, “The Tiger King.”
After more than three weeks of a stay at home order in Massachusetts, residents are undoubtedly getting a bit of cabin fever. While some may be immersing themselves in a deep clean, catching up on reading, or binge-watching television, there is also a way to travel around the world without…
BILLERICA — On Wednesday, April 1, the Shawsheen Tech School Committee voted to suspend its search for a new superintendent.