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TEWKSBURY — Megan Cunningham of Tewksbury will head back to school this fall as a World Champion af­ter winning the title as a member of the Spartans Drum and Bugle Corps at the Drum Corps Interna­tion­al (DCI) Open Class World Championship Finals in Ma­rion, Indiana on Aug. 7, 2019. Cunning…

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The word is out about Greenville, Maine. The char­ming hamlet on the shores of Moosehead Lake, Maine’s largest freshwater body, steadily bustles with tourists from New England and be­yond.

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Since 1968, visitors to Cape Cod have en­joyed the beauty of the fine quality fused glass of Sydenstric­ker Glass. Located on Route 6A, at 490 Main St. in Brewster, the Sydenstric­ker Glass Gallery and Work­shop is a must see for art enthusiasts.

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ANDOVER — On Tues­day, July 23, the Andover Planning Board continued the public hearing for the special permit for the Lu­poli Company’s self-de­scribed 16.2 acre lifestyle community project at 146 Dascomb Road.

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TEWKSBURY — After a year of investigation, and sev­eral postponements and de­lays, the two suspects connected with the Oct. 28, 2016 death of Tewksbury High School student, Ethan Costel­lo, are set to stand trial starting on Aug. 19, 2019.

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TEWKSBURY — The Board of Selectmen met recently to hear goals and objectives for several town departments.

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Sweeping meadows, soaring cliffs, and roaring waterfalls: few places in the United States match the as­tounding natural beauty of Yosemite National Park in central California.

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Ogunquit, Maine is a summertime vacation spot for many, with it’s beautiful coastline and New England seaside charm. But, besides sandy beaches and quaint gift shops, Ogunquit offers a vast history of fishing, lobstering, and New England architecture.

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TEWKSBURY — Massa­chusetts has two seasons —“winter and construction” — so the saying goes. Route 38 in Tewksbury seems to be following the forecast as de­tours are occurring up and down the town’s main stretch of road.

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WILMINGTON — A Wil­mington resident was nearly the victim of a scam, but some quick thinking saved him (and his bank account).

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A visit to wine country near San Francisco is a wonderful add on to any northern California ad­venture. Situated alongside it’s sister valley and marketing rival Sonoma County, Napa Valley is home to over 400 wineries, though the number is hard to nail down because of the variety of tasting …

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TEWKSBURY — A public auction was held on Thursday, July 18 at 1 p.m. for the old AutoFair Nissan dealership on Route 38 in Tewksbury. AutoFair Auto­motive Group of Man­chester, New Hampshire had purchased the former IRA Nissan dealership in 2012 and updated and ex­panded it.

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TEWKSBURY — While students may be relieved to be out of the classroom dur­ing the summer, the Tewks­bury School Depart­ment stays busy win­ding down the buildings and ramping back up for the next academic year.

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As a kid, was there anything as fun and creative as playing in the sand? Not at a playground sand­box, but at your favorite beach. Under the summer sun, the “free li­cense” to get on your hands and knees in the sand and create was quite an attraction, but not without its disappointments.

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As you move through the summer, perhaps you are inspired to address and clean out a few piles, drawers or closets that have eluded you. There are so many terrific ways to repurpose items that are no longer of use in your home, passing items on to those who could breathe new life into them an…

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TEWKSBURY — Each week, the Tewksbury Com­mu­nity Market is held outside the Tewksbury Public Library. This week, one of the vendors present was Us­borne Books, a company that sells a wide variety of childrens’ books.

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TEWKSBURY — Last Thursday, state representatives Tram Nguyen (18th Essex) and Paul Mark (2nd Berkshire) convened the district’s 2020 Census Kick­off event. Several lo­cal lawmakers, census officials, and community mem­bers joined together at Memo­rial Hall Library in Ando­ver to discuss the …

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TEWKSBURY — The Tewksbury Special Edu­cation Parent Advisory Council traveled to Bos­ton recently to visit with the district’s legislative delegation to discuss how to support and raise visibility for issues impacting students with special learning needs. The group met with State Senator Bar…

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Nothing brings me back to a childhood summer night like a campfire. Hearing the crackle of the fire, the smell of smoke drifting through the warm, summer night air, and of course, the fun of roasting marshmallows.

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Pack your bags and head for the city by the bay — beautiful San Francisco. San Fran­cisco was founded in 1776 by Spanish colonists, and has been home to a wide variety of people, from gold miners to grand Victorians, counterculture hippies to tech innovators. San Fran­cis­co encompasses more…

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TEWKSBURY — The Town of Tewksbury is wasting no time getting on board to support electric vehicles in the community. Through a re­cent National Grid grant, the Green Committee, working with Town Planner Anna McGinty, secured funding for three EV charging stations.

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TEWKSBURY — Recently, the popular local discount store, Discount Madness, an­nounced it would be closing its doors later this summer.

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TEWKSBURY — Resi­dents have an exciting new, no cost way to help reach their fitness goals, all while enjoying the outdoors and providing a way for their families to have fun, too.

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Next door to Sequoia National Park is the beautiful and equally impressive Kings Can­yon. The two parks are in the same range of the Sierra Nevadas and are dually man­aged by the park service.

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As the warm temperatures of summer settle in, everyone's focus turns toward inventive ways to cool off. Trip to the air conditioned malls and restaurants will become more frequent as temperatures rise and widows across the region will become blocked with air conditioning units and window fans.

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TEWKSBURY — At this week’s Community Mar­ket, Dragoonian Farm was in attendance. Located on Blanchard Street in An­dover, the farm provides a variety of local and fresh products.

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TEWKSBURY — Each week, the Tewksbury Community Market is held outside the Tewksbury Public Library. In the market’s first few weeks, one vendor present was been Sweet Lydia’s, homemade candy and sweet shop located in downtown Lowell.

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TEWKSBURY — Our arm­ed services provide a vital sense of security to us as they are stationed around the globe, protecting our home­land and allies. However, many people often lose sight of the sacrifices the families make in the name of freedom, and sometimes just the smallest of gestures c…

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The Fourth of July is upon us, a day of united celebration of our great country’s birth. The day when all Americans wave their American flags with pride, watch a grand display of fireworks, and celebrate with a backyard cookout.

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TEWKSBURY — The Tewksbury 4th of July celebration will take place on Wednesday July 3, 2019 be­ginning at 8:30 a.m. at the Livingston Street Recreation Center and will continue throughout the day concluding with a spectacular firework show scheduled at 9:30 p.m. weather permitting.

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TEWKSBURY — Kids can’t have all the fun at the library this summer! The Tewksbury Public Library is offering 40 FREE programs for ad­ults this July, including outdoor concerts every Monday night at 6:30 p.m. These concerts will pay tribute to some of the greatest musical acts in history, including:

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Our recent travels took us to the great state of California and exploration of some iconic Na­tion­al Parks. Over the next few weeks I’ll highlight some of central California’s sights and offer some suggestions for bucket list trips. California is an enormous place, with an economy larger th…

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School may be out for the summer, but you and your family can still broaden your historical and literary horizons with a visit to the Louisa May Alcott Or­chard House, located at 399 Lexington Road in Concord.

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I recently visited the Canal Street Antique Market in Lawrence. A quick jog off of Route 495, the market is part of an area of mill buildings which have been restored and revitalized into a busy commercial space. Offices, cafes, and an art center are all in the complex.

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TEWKSBURY — On Tuesday June 11, the first Tewksbury Community Market of the season was held outside of the Tewksbury Public Library. Despite a rainy start to the day, the sun was shining by the time the market began, allowing people of all ages to see all it had to offer for the first time t…

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TEWKSBURY — Late last Saturday afternoon, Tewksbury resident Ryan Driscoll, 16, was in a car accident on Interstate 93, heading north between 495 and the River Road exit. He lost control of his vehicle, causing it to roll over and crash into a sign post, according to the press release issued…