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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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…

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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.

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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 …

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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.

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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.

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Few things say “spring is here” like the thousands of happy, little yellow faces that adorn the island of Nantucket in the month of April.

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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.

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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…

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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 …

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TEWKSBURY — After a year that defies all description, Shannon Sullivan is rea­dy to go as Tewksbury’s new Health Director. Succeeding Susan Sawyer, who retired in January, Sullivan had been side by side with Sawyer through some challenging de­partment and community is­sues since 2016 and fee…

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TEWKSBURY — In this year’s School Committee race, Jamey Cutelis is one of the four candidates vy­ing for an open seat. The only incumbent candidate in this year’s race, Cutelis hopes to continue his work on the committee with the goal of developing the school system to be the best it can be.

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TEWKSBURY — Within this year’s Board of Sel­ectmen race, George Fer­dinand is one of the four candidates vying for an open seat. As a former Board of Health member and one who is active in the town community, Fer­dinand is running on the slogan “Change with experience.”

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TEWKSBURY — In this year’s Board of Sel­ectmen race, Todd John­son is one of four candidates in competition for the two open seats on the ballot. A former member of the Board of Selectmen, Johnson hopes to return to the board in order to utilize his prior experiences in formulating solutions…

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TEWKSBURY — As the weather improves, the town’s DPW and en­gineering crews are getting ready to work on roadway projects and continue the process of improving the town’s transportation arteries. According to Town En­gineer Kevin Hardiman, roads are treated based on three levels: crack sealin…

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TEWKSBURY — In this year’s Board of Sel­ectman race, Mark Krat­man is one of the four candidates vying for an open seat. As the only incumbent member in this year’s race, Krat­man hopes to continue his work finding solutions to the issues of residents and local businesses.

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The Lowell Ceme­tery on Knapp Avenue is situated along the Con­cord River. Opened in 1841, the property is listed on the Na­tional Historic Register of Places and is a lovely place to walk and enjoy the serenity.

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With the warmer weather approaching, the looming thought that bathing suit season is just around the corner makes for the perfect motivator to awa­ken us from our self in­duced “couch potato co­ma” to pursue a healthier lifestyle.

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WILMINGTON — On Thursday, March 25, two members of the TMHS Class of 2021 were virtually honored by the Tewksbury Rotary Club as the recipients of the March 2021 Hat’s Off Award.

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TEWKSBURY — In this year’s School Committee race, Bridget Garabedian is one of the four candidates vying for an open seat. A lifelong Tewksbury resident, Garabedian is running in order to provide a quality education to every child in Tewksbury, as well as to help the district become a region…

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TEWKSBURY — Tewks­bury students have been working consistently during the pandemic, attending to their studies remotely or in a hy­brid manner. Part of ev­eryone’s coursework is reading and understanding books not only for enjoyment, but for in­tent, writing style, comprehension and to gain …

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TEWKSBURY — Last week, the Tewksbury Teachers Association an­nounced their endorsement of candidates for this year’s School Com­mittee election. Out of the four candidates in competition for the two open seats on the ballot, the TTA decided to endorse Nick Parsons and Deb Wall for Tewks­bury…

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TEWKSBURY — In this year’s Board of Selectmen race, James Mackey III is one of four candidates in competition for the two open seats on the ballot. In deciding to run for office, Mackey hopes to pursue local public service as a means of continuing to serve the nation and the commonwealth, as…

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The Easter season is a welcomed time of year for most New Englanders. Af­ter the harsh and gloomy weather of a long New Eng­land winter, hope springs eternal with every colorful Easter bulb plant.

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If you happen to be up along Route 128 near the North Shore Mall, the Peabody Bikeway is a small, flat, converted trolley line which has been converted to a multi-use path. The trail runs from the mall out into Peabody and back.

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TEWKSBURY — The Tewksbury Historical Com­mission met on March 15, 2021. Chairman Bill Wyatt discussed a planned wall display at the new Plea­sant Street elementary school building which would highlight Tewks­bury history. The display would potentially include photographs, maps, or possibly t…

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As we transition from late winter to early spring, many of us are on board for getting a little more physically fit after a long winter of be­ing stuck indoors.

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The snow and slush of the recent freeze/thaw cycle has made areas with paved surfaces a little more sought after for weekly walks. Lowell’s Shedd Park, located on the Tewksbury line, is a tremendous re­source for all types of ac­tivity and gives walkers options for completing their fitness goals.

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TEWKSBURY — Dur­ing a requested well-being check in April of 2020 by Tewksbury Animal Con­trol regarding concerns from a pet rescue organization about lack of re­sponse from a resident who had recently adopted a dog, it was revealed that former Tewksbury Coun­cil on Aging director Ni­cole Hu…

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TEWKSBURY — The Tewksbury Open Space and Recreation Plan Com­mittee is being featured as a case study throughout the month of March at the Massachusetts Open Space Conference. The con­ference is a collaboration of the Massachusetts De­partment of Conservation and Recreation (DCR), the Univer…

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TEWKSBURY — With this year’s annual town election rapidly ap­proa­ch­ing, the candidates in the Board of Selectmen and School Committee races will soon meet in a Candidate Forum spon­sored by the Town Crier. The forum will be held on March 18, 2021, from 6 - 8:30 p.m.