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TEWKSBURY — On July 27, leaders of the Mas­sachusetts Teachers Association, the American Federation of Teachers, Massachusetts chapter, and the Boston Teachers Union signed a memorandum of understanding with Commissioner Jeff Ri­ley of the Department of Elementary and Secon­dary Education to…

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TEWKSBURY — On Aug. 3, 2020, the Tewks­bury Public Health Mu­seum announced the launch of The Pandemic Project. The project ser­v­es as an interactive timeline tour of the community spread of disease in America, linking to a series of informational articles.

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Dusty attics and old steam trunks make for an interesting find to the die hard antique lover, who is always out on the hunt for their next great find.

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TEWKSBURY — The Town of Tewksbury is announcing that the electric vehicle charging stations at the Tewks­bury Public Library and Town Hall Annex will begin charging a modest rate for use starting Sept. 1, 2020.

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TEWKSBURY — The Tewksbury School Com­mittee met on Wednes­day, July 22, to discuss reopening plans and re­organize following the town election on June 16, 2020.

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TEWKSBURY — Blood donations have been sev­erely impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic, and the American Red Cross has had to work quickly to revise its blood drive protocols and assure the public of its safety.

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WILMINGTON —Through­out the coronavirus pandemic, charity and service has been found in unique ways throughout local communities across Massachu­setts. From the Tewks­bury Wine Fairies to the Into Action $10,000 raffle, the Tewksbury and Wil­mington communities have found ways to spread good…

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TEWKSBURY — The Tewksbury selectboard met on Wednesday, July 15, for a virtual meeting due to the constraints of meeting in person due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.

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TEWKSBURY — The year 2020 has been a rough year for everyone and taken a toll on mental health. More than ever, it is important to maintain emotional health and wellness. Over the course of the past five months, children, adolescents, and adults alike have had to fight their own mental battl…

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TEWKSBURY — Fol­lowing an approval of minutes of the June 18, 2020 meeting, the Tewks­bury Board of Health conducted their meeting via videoconference. Mem­bers of the board, along with Health director Su­san Sawyer and town nurse Urvi Agarwalla dis­cussed an application for a body art pract…

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TEWKSBURY/WILMINGTON — You may have received an Official 2020 Vote By Mail Application from the Massachusetts Secretary of State Wil­liam Galvin’s office in your mailbox recently. This year, all registered voters in Massachusetts have the option to vote by mail in both the Sept. 1 primary an…

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Governor Charlie Baker declared the week of July 12-18, 2020 as Hurricane Preparedness week. In the wake of the COVID-19 pan­demic, natural and man-made emergency situations are still things that we all need to be ready for, if not more so.

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The City of Boston is rich in history, particularly that of the American Revolution era. Due to the busy pace of our daily lives, many Massachusetts residents take for granted or overlook the many wonderful historical sites our area has to offer.

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July is national ice cream month, so what better excuse is needed to get out and enjoy some cold treats? As travel these days is a bit more of a thoughtful process, and destination day tripping is limited by what may be open, more food places are adapting and service at take out windows is i…

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WILMINGTON/TEWKSBURY — On Friday, July 10, the Massachusetts De­partment of Public Health rescinded the order banning the use of reusable bags for shopping. The ban, put in place as part of COVID-19 safety measures by the Massachusetts De­partment of Public Health on March 25, instructed gro…

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TEWKSBURY — As part of an ongoing pro­cess to improve safety and align compliance with statutory speed limits, the Tewksbury DPW will begin implementing changes to road signage with new posted limits in a phased approach.

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TEWKSBURY — On Tuesday, July 14, the drive-thru Tewksbury Community Market was held at the Tewksbury Public Library. One of the vendors at this week’s market was the Whoo(pie) Wagon, based out of Topsfield Bakeshop in Topsfield.

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TEWKSBURY — There are people who are fixtures in a life; persons who mark milestones that are core to the narratives of our journeys. Often, the individual is a special teacher, a friend, or a high school principal who left an indelible mark on the pathway to adulthood.

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TEWKSBURY — At the weekly Tewksbury Com­mu­­nity Market, attendees have the option to order products from a variety of different vendors. One of the vendors at the market over the past few weeks has been Polish Prince Pierogi, based out of Wil­mington.

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TEWKSBURY — Todd Johnson has worn several different hats in the nearly three decades he’s lived in Tewksbury. He’s a longtime attorney, a lea­der at the Tewksbury Community Pantry, ser­ved on the town Finance Committee, and most re­cently served several terms as a selectman, chairing it for …

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We all have many fond memories of summers past, and many of these memories can be evoked by a variety of sensory stimulation. The sound of the happy chimes of the ice cream truck, or the heavenly aroma of a freshly opened bottle of suntan lotion can bring you back to a hot summer day, even i…

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TEWKSBURY — Grad­ua­ting seniors from TMHS who earned the Seal of Biliteracy distinction were honored this week at a recognition ceremony hos­ted by ELE Department Lead Karen Hodgson and Spanish teacher Sra. Ma­ria de Graça Lealdini-Dudley. Assistant Superin­tendent Brenda Theriault-Regan wa…

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TEWKSBURY — Thanks to a grant award in Feb­ruary from the Massa­chusetts Cultural Council, Tewksbury’s Open Space and Recreation Plan Com­mittee was able to purchase pollinator kits to plant in the community’s open spaces.

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TEWKSBURY — With conventions across the world cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Tewksbury Public Library decided to get creative with a Virtual Library-Con that was held June 22-27.

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The Fourth of July is always celebrated as a summer tradition of cookouts and parades amongst the backdrop of colorful fireworks displays.

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TEWKSBURY — John W. Wynn Middle School 8th grader Kimsan Ngu­yen was recognized re­cently by The Massachu­setts Educational Theater Guild as the Middle School Division Logo Design winner. Nguyen is the stage manager for the Drama Club at the Wynn.

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TEWKSBURY — The Board of Selectmen reorganized as a result of the June 16 local town election. Current Board of Select­man chairperson Jay Kelly was elected to another three year term. Reorgan­ization is customary for boards after local elections.

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TEWKSBURY — The Tewksbury Board of Sel­ectmen met on June 17, 2020 via teleconference to discuss liquor licenses and prepare for Town Meeting.

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TEWKSBURY — An­nual Town Meeting was held on Monday Night at Tewksbury Memorial High School. Masks, gloves, and hand sanitizer were available for residents to use, and almost all attendees wore masks for the entire meeting. Chairs in the gymnasium were spaced six feet apart, and arrows mar­k…

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TEWKSBURY — Steve and Susannah Trudeau have a deep love of family, faith and community. The Tewksbury couple was recently recognized by the Massachusetts Depart­ment of Children and Families as Foster Par­ents of the Year by the Lowell/Chelmsford office.

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The Great Meadows Na­tional Wildlife Refuge is divided into multiple units, consisting of conservation areas in Billerica, Con­cord and Sudbury. We visited the Sudbury refuge earlier this spring and found it to be a nice place to walk, with a variety of terrain and pathways, having explored …

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June brings the official start of summer, offering plenty of outdoor activities for the entire family, including beloved family pets. Hiking, biking, swim­ming and backpacking with the family does not apply to just dogs anymore. With the new trend of “Adven­ture Cats” sweeping social media, …

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TEWKSBURY — Though Tewksbury’s school year is almost over, debates regarding the “Redmen” mascot have begun to spark up again.

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TEWKSBURY — On June 22, annual Town Meeting will commence in a socially-distanced con­figuration at Tewks­bury Memorial High School. Special Town Meeting will commence on June 24. The following articles make up the 2020 warrant.

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TEWKSBURY — The Tewksbury School Com­mittee met last Wednes­day, June 10, for a virtual meeting via Webex teleconference.

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TEWKSBURY — Justin Darrigo is an active Tewks­bury teen; he plays football, lacrosse, participates in student government, and is part of the TMHS theater company.

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TEWKSBURY — On Tuesday, June 16, 2020, Tewksbury held its annual town election. The polls were open from 8 a.m. until 8 p.m., with various safety measures in place for in-person voters in response to the ongoing COVID-19 pan­demic.

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With travel and social distancing restrictions due to COVID-19 still in place, many of us will be spending our summer vacations within the confines of our own backyard.

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Continuing our explora­tion of places to walk during the pandemic, we discovered the Mill Pond Con­servation area in Bur­ling­ton.