TEWKSBURY — The Tewksbury Planning Board met for an in-person meeting on Sept. 13, 2021 in Tewksbury Town Hall. Board member Eric Ryder was not present.
TEWKSBURY — Recent home robberies and car break-ins in Tewksbury have prompted residents to step up their awareness of activity in their neighborhoods and communicate more closely with those around them.
As summer comes to a close, so does the 18-day annual run of the Great New York State Fair in Central New York. This year’s theme, “Together Again,” saw hundreds of thousands of visitors from across the country flock upstate to enjoy the best of the state’s culinary and cultural traditions.
After record rainfall amounts this summer, many are experiencing a green lawn speckled with tiny mushrooms. This unusual occurrence for early September makes for an ironic segway into the fact that September is National Mushroom Month.
TEWKSBURY — At this week’s 10th Community Market of the season, Tiny Arms Coffee & Ceramics will be among almost 40 vendors present. Based in a mill’s loading dock on Western Avenue in Lowell, Tiny Arms specializes in sustainable coffee and ceramics products.
While backyard birdwatching may be a meditative pastime for many, Massachusetts residents are urged to take precautions when filling their bird feeders to help stop the spread of a mysterious communicable disease killing birds across the Eastern seaboard.
TEWKSBURY — After a defeat at special Town Meeting on May 5, 2021, the zoning bylaw review committee reconvened to debrief and plan for next steps. An updated zoning bylaw for Tewksbury, which consolidates overlay districts, addresses signage, building height, density, and so forth for the c…
TEWKSBURY — With this year marking the 20th anniversary of the 9-11 attacks, cities and towns across the nation will honor the victims of the attack through memorial ceremonies. In this spirit, the Tewksbury 9-11 Memorial Ceremony will be among those held on Saturday, Sept. 11, 2021 at 8:46 a.m.
TEWKSBURY — After a successful first week at the new Livingston Street Park location, the Tewksbury Community Market is planning for another triumphant market this week, with over 30 vendors set to attend. Among the vendors in attendance will be Wood Working Ladies, a business specializing …
TEWKSBURY — The Tewksbury Board of Health met on Aug. 19 for its regular meeting to discuss continuation of a moratorium on new body art establishments, impending actions relative to Oliveira farm, and to hear COVID-19 updates.
TEWKSBURY — This week will mark the first week the Tewksbury Community Market will be held at their new location, Livingston Street Park. One of the vendors in attendance at the newly-relocated market will be Ackreations Treasures, a business specializing in hairpiece accessories.
TEWKSBURY — The Tewksbury Board of Health held a show cause hearing on Aug. 26, 2021 for Oliveira Farm, located at 199 Marston St., last week. Member Tony Boschetti was not present.
TEWKSBURY — Despite reports in local media recently that “pet” goats were taken from Oliveira farm and destroyed, records provided to The Town Crier by the Massachusetts Department of Agricultural Resources and the US Department of Agriculture confirm that the animals were not pets, an…
As the weather turns cooler and more bearable, now is a great time to check out the beauty and color of northern New England. New Hampshire’s White Mountains, millions of years old, contain more than 40 scalable peaks, including many 4,000 foot giants.
This week brings the start of school for many communities. As students return to the classroom, many parents are faced with the problem of how to get their picky eaters to eat a healthy lunch when they go back to school.
TEWKSBURY — The Tewksbury Board of Health met Wednesday, Aug. 18, for a special meeting to discuss the wearing of masks in the Tewksbury Public Schools for the upcoming school year and to provide input to the Tewksbury School Committee.
TEWKSBURY — The Tewksbury School Committee met on Aug. 18, 2021 at TMHS, during a power outage caused by a car hitting a utility pole on Pleasant Street just before the meeting. TMHS generators were in use.
TEWKSBURY — This week, Bittersweet Herb Farm will be among the vendors present at this week’s Tewksbury Community Market, located at the Tewksbury Public Library.
In spite of tremendous physical damage, Wilmington fared well in the hurricane of 1938. The storm with no name, the worst since 1869, ripped through New England on Sept. 21, killing 682 people. Wilmington had no fatalities and only minor injuries.
The long awaited harvest season for much of the locally grown produce begins as many of us are still in the mindset of summer. August is when we all enjoy the last few pleasures of summer, and the harvest of locally grown plums is certainly one of those summertime pleasures.
Ahead of the Commonwealth’s “Hurricane Awareness Month” in September, Hurricane Henri made its way up the eastern seaboard, bringing rain and strong winds to the region. Hurricane season typically runs from June 1 to Nov. 30 in Massachusetts.
TEWKSBURY — On Aug. 19, it was announced that the Tewksbury Community Market would be moving locations for its final five markets of the 2021 season. While the market is currently being held in field space adjacent to the Tewksbury Public Library, it will be moving to Livingston Street P…
TEWKSBURY — The Tewksbury Planning Board met for an in-person meeting on Aug. 17, 2021 in Tewksbury Town Hall. All five members were present to hear about a citizen petition that will be submitted for consideration on the warrant for special Town Meeting on Oct. 5, 2021.
TEWKSBURY — While the weather has not been cooperative for much of the Tewksbury Community Market’s season this year, there have been a variety of unique vendors in the line-up for previous and upcoming markets. Among them is Naturel Juicing LLC.
TEWKSBURY — As students graduate high school and get ready to head off to college and career, it is important to instill in them a sense of civic duty and remind them to register to vote. Even if students move out of state, they may vote absentee by mail for local and national elections. Whi…
TEWKSBURY — Former TMHS marching band and winter guard performers Megan Cunningham, Jasmine Won and Ian Mangan took part in summer workshops in July with the Spartans, continuing a tradition of music and performance participation by graduates of the TMHS performing arts program.
TEWKSBURY — Taught a Lot Childcare, located in Tewksbury, has had an eventful year! Shirley Connolly, owner and Childcare Educator, recently held an extravagant graduation ceremony for her “ducklings” that are moving on to kindergarten, while also fundraising $600 towards a comfort dog an…
What better way to spend a warm, summer evening than a leisurely stroll amongst the glow of the ancient art of Chinese lanterns. Mix in the excitement and natural beauty of a few of Franklin Park’s wild animals, and you have the recipe for an evening of family fun.
Hiking in the White Mountains of New Hampshire is appealing to people for a host of reasons. Part of the 48 4,000-foot peaks in the Granite State, Mount Liberty falls at number 18, with an elevation of 4,459 feet.
TEWKSBURY — The TMHS Titans Robotics team competed in BattleCry, a regional robotics competition hosted by Worcester Polytechnic Institute on Aug. 1, 2021. FIRST (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) teams from around the northeast traveled to Worcester to particip…
TEWKSBURY — On Friday, July 30, members of the Tewksbury Public Schools Summer Academic Credit Recovery program gathered for a celebration to mark the completion of their High Quality Service Learning Project. Featuring students from grades 7-12, the group worked alongside Strongwater Farm …
TEWKSBURY — A recently reported vulnerability in a software system used by many municipalities was disclosed last week by PeopleGIS. The vendor was reviewed in an “ethical hack” by WizCase, an organization of cybersecurity researchers who found the exposure.
Though summer may be drawing to a close, the North Shore continues to offer recreation opportunities beyond beaches and camping. If you’re looking to get up to the coast for sea breezes and exercise, seek out the area’s impressive network of paved trails for walking and biking.
TEWKSBURY/WILMINGTON — The Girl Scouts are an integral part of the fabric of Tewksbury and Wilmington, and Joyce Hamlyn has been the master weaver for over 20 years. The coordinator of the Baldwin Unit of Tewksbury and Wilmington, Hamlyn is retiring and will be departing for Arizona in t…
TEWKSBURY — The incidence of COVID-19 cases is on the rise in Massachusetts, and Tewksbury is not spared. The Tewksbury Public Schools COVID-19 dashboard had its first case reported since May.
TEWKSBURY — An institution in Tewksbury, Noelle Boc has seen a generation of Tewksbury children grow and launch into the world. And now, as the Tewksbury Public Library assistant director prepares to take over the helm at the Peabody Institute Library in Danvers, it seemed fitting to refle…
LOWELL — On Thursday, July 29, 2021, a hearing was held pertaining to the upcoming trial date of Joseph Zagarella and Thomas Ogden who are accused of being connected with the October 2016 death of Tewksbury resident Ethan Costello.
TEWKSBURY — Last week, KRM Chocolates was one of over 30 vendors present at the weekly Tewksbury Community Market. Based out of Salem, KRM Chocolates offers a variety of handmade, gourmet chocolate products.
Tybee Island is a barrier island on the northern coast of Georgia, not far from the more famous Hilton Head Island in South Carolina. Warm water, white sand beaches, history, a giant pier, laid back outdoor dining — all things people seek in a summer destination.
Summertime is filled with visions of beauty. The majestic sight of the ocean surf crashing on a sandy beach. The peace and tranquility of a field of flowers blowing gently in a summer breeze. The simplistic glimpse of children running through a sprinkler on a lazy, summer afternoon.
TEWKSBURY — This Thursday, July 29, Kiss the Cook Mac and Cheese will be among the vendors present at the Tewksbury Community Market. Based out of Derry, New Hampshire, Kiss the Cook offers locally made macaroni and cheese for pick up, delivery, and shipped frozen.
LOWELL — More delays may be in store for the upcoming trial of the two suspects connected with the October 2016 death of Ethan Costello.