TEWKSBURY — Social distancing measures, handwashing, stay at home orders and “don’t touch your face” are guidelines which have been drilled into the global conscience for weeks now.
TEWKSBURY — Over the past week, different changes have been brought to the Tewksbury Memorial High School community and the events students have been looking forward to.
TEWKSBURY — Once Governor Charlie Baker issued the order on March 15 to close all Massachusetts schools until at least April 7 due to the coronavirus pandemic, parents have been left to pick up where teachers left off with respect to continuing classroom learning — no easy task.
After a week of the kids being home from school with no organized activities or play dates, they probably have had their fill of Netflix and video games and are starting to get restless.
As part of our continuing goal of getting a walk in every day during the coronavirus pandemic we investigated the Reformatory Branch Trail in Bedford.
TEWKSBURY — A new program produced by Tewksbury Telemedia recently set out to investigate happenings in Tewksbury Town Hall that are not related to any committee or board meeting, primary or election result, or the somewhat noisy new heating system.
TEWKSBURY — At the meeting of the Tewksbury Board of Selectmen on March 10, 2020, Tewksbury Department of Health Director Susan Sawyer and Board of Health Chair Ray Barry came before the board to discuss the current coronavirus situation.
Last week, the spring semester for many local college students was turned upside down, as various colleges and universities across the country have halted in-person classes and activities, and are ordering students to move off campus. This comes in response to COVID-19, as schools work to li…
TEWKSBURY — During a phone call on Tuesday with Tewksbury’s Health Director and the Town Crier, several issues that the department is dealing with in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic were discussed.
TEWKSBURY/WILMINGTON — The coronavirus epidemic has swept the nation and caused the closure of Catholic churches, Disney Parks, restaurants, bars, and schools. In communities like Tewksbury and Wilmington, students and faculty are experiencing many changes to their school year.
With the recent health threat of COVID-19, there have been school cancellations, work from home orders and cancellation of all town and school sports activities.
COVID-19 is pushing us all to find ways to stay sane during the social distancing and recommended shut downs. Since we’ll be home for the next three weeks at least, I am committing to get my family out for a walk every day as long as weather permits. And while we always enjoy finding new pla…
TEWKSBURY — Sponsored and hosted by the Tewksbury Public Library, The Boston Women’s Heritage Trail marched into Tewksbury on March 5, 2020, at 7 p.m. to celebrate the 100th anniversary of women getting the right to vote.
TEWKSBURY — Last week, more than 40 students and staff at Tewksbury Memorial High School were required to self-quarantine in their homes after returning from a school-run trip to Italy. The State Department of Public Health reported that a passenger on the same flight as the students was pr…
BEVERLY — Democratic candidate Angus McQuilken kicked off his campaign for a seat in Congress for Massachusetts’ 6th district last Saturday, March 7 in Beverly.
As the coronavirus continues its march across the planet, media is bombarding us with hand washing and hand sanitizing messages. Stores are sold out of sanitizer and cleaning wipes. And though it took a rapidly spreading virus to raise the level of handwashing awareness, it is important to u…
TEWKSBURY — On Tuesday, March 3, 14 states voted in the presidential primaries, dubbed “Super Tuesday” based on the amount of states voting, as well as the amount of delegates up for grabs. The states that voted include: Alabama, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Maine, Massachusetts, Minneso…
TEWKSBURY — On Thursday, March 5, at 7 p.m., the Boston Women’s Heritage Trail will be holding a special event at the Tewksbury Public Library to celebrate 100 years of the 19th Amendment passing.
TEWKSBURY — At the Feb. 24 meeting of the Tewksbury Planning Board, members reviewed plans for the new center fire station and returned to a discussion on traffic for the new elementary school.
BILLERICA — Republican John Paul Moran of Billerica has announced his candidacy for the Middlesex 6th district Congressional seat. Seth Moulton (D) has occupied the seat since 2014, winning re-elections in 2016 and 2018.
March is known to be the month that we celebrate all that is green. A time to notice that special green leaf plant that almost seems to have magical properties.
Even though there is no snow on the ground here in the Merrimack Valley, areas up north continue to offer winter wonderland conditions. While skiing is exciting and athletic, there are other ways to enjoy the snow without zooming downhill.
TEWKSBURY — Town Nurse Urvi Agarwalla loves to get out into the community. With a passion for public health and community outreach, Agarwalla is excited to continue the work of former town nurse Sarah Kinghorn, and be involved in education and activities that will help the residents of Tewksbury.
I’ve always thought that nothing was as calming as the repetitive, yet restful sound of waves crashing against the shore. The smell and taste of salt in the air and the warming comfort of sunshine on your face can always drop your anxiety level by a notch or two.
Open until April 5, 2020, Imagine Van Gogh is an immersive experience in the art of Vincent Van Gogh that is different than any you may have experienced. Housed in the giant warehouse-like art space of the Arsenal Contemporary Art in downtown Montréal, a restored shipyard, Imagine Van Gogh…
TEWKSBURY — On March 3, 2020, also known as Super Tuesday, registered Tewksbury voters will have the opportunity and duty to head down to the voting polls and cast their votes in the Presidential Primary. Denise Graffeo, Tewksbury’s Town Clerk, was able to spare some time and talk further a…
TEWKSBURY — Joe Crotty, who passed away this week at 92, left an undeniable impact on those he taught through his time at Tewksbury Memorial High School. Former students know him as their history teacher, or most notably, vice principal, up until his retirement in 1992.
TEWKSBURY — During the Feb. 10 meeting of the Tewksbury Planning Board, the board reviewed a non-substantial change determination for Breakaway Ice Center at 20 Carter St. The board has expressed concerns over the safety of the parking lot; in response, the lot has been restriped.
TEWKSBURY — Friday, Feb. 14 was the last day for candidates to turn in nomination papers to be eligible to appear on the ballot for the 2020 annual town election. Across all open offices, 10 candidates submitted nomination papers.
The Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has reported a total of 15 confirmed cases of the coronavirus in the United States, with one case so far in Boston from a man who visited the area of China where the virus started.
TEWKSBURY — The Public Health Museum in Tewksbury is currently looking for volunteer docents. The Public Health Museum works to preserve artifacts and records of the nation’s history in public health and serves as a community resource to educate and promote topical public health initiatives.
With warm weather just around the corner, it’s time to start planning for spring flower-peeping. While many spots across the United States bloom perennially, perhaps none are as spectacular as Washington D.C.'s cherry blossoms at the Tidal Basin.
Just a few minutes drive down route 495, you can travel hundreds of years back in time at the Westford Historical Society and Museum, located at 2 Boston Road in Westford.
TEWKSBURY — During last week’s meeting of the Tewksbury School Committee, business manager Dave Libby presented the FY21 budget hearing public session. The budget consists of four major parts: salary, operating, and capital outlay, which are managed by the school, and fixed costs, which ar…
ANDOVER — Tewksbury School Committee Chairman Keith Sullivan was arrested Friday night during the Tewksbury-Andover boys’ basketball game in Andover. Two Andover police officers placed Sullivan under arrest for trespassing when he did not leave the game at their request, said Andover Pol…
TEWKSBURY — The Tewksbury Food Pantry operates in an expanded cinderblock building tucked behind the DPW on Whipple Road. Since 1995, the pantry has been helping Tewksbury residents get through challenging circumstances.
LOWELL — After being plagued with many postponements and delays, the trial of the suspects connected with the 2016 death of a Tewksbury Memorial High student has had another trial date delay.
In this information age, it is easy to be overwhelmed with marketing messages for all kinds of products and services that corporate computer algorithms “think” we are interested in. We are barraged by telemarketers and emails for products and services that companies who mine our data believe…
On Monday, Feb. 3, the Iowa Caucuses were held, marking the first nominating event in the 2020 presidential election cycle. In the days leading up to the caucuses, presidential candidates travel the state, reaching out to potential voters in a true display of “retail politics.”
TEWKSBURY — At the meeting of the Tewksbury Planning Board on Monday, Jan. 27, the board returned to a previous discussion about the parking situation at 20 Carter St. which is Breakaway Ice Rink.
TEWKSBURY — On Tuesday, Jan. 28, Brenda M. Fitzgerald, of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts Department of Children and Families, held a meeting at the Tewksbury Public Library for potential foster care parents. The meeting was provided to inform and educate potential foster parents of how…
TEWKSBURY — 10 members of the Tewksbury Fire Department raced on Sunday, Jan. 26 in the Boston Bruins BFit Challenge in support of fellow first responders.
TEWKSBURY — Recently, the Town Clerk’s office released the 2020 annual town election calendar. This outlines notable dates regarding filing as a candidate, as well as when the elections themselves will take place.
As my Grandma used to say, the way to a man’s heart is through his stomach. I think it is safe to say the same goes for women, as who doesn’t love to unwind while enjoying a delicious meal?
Lynn Woods Reservation sounds like an oxymoron in some ways; woods in the middle of a city? But yes, this oasis has long been known to the trail walking and mountain biking set as a fine option for exploring and diving into nature without having to drive too far off the beaten path.