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WOBURN — The city’s Zoning Board of Appeals (ZBA) intends to review a proposed truck circulation and rock and gra­vel loading plan this week as the local officials resume deliberations over extraordinary activity from the active construction site.

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Wilmington’s LeRoy Bed­ell worked as a tower man for the Boston & Maine Railroad. In 1920, he was manning the B&M tower at East Somerville. Anoth­er railroad man, Hughey Turner of Reading High­lands had just told of seeing a lakeside battle in Wakefield between a snapping turtle and …

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WILMINGTON — On Oct. 21, a new episode of the show Family Feud will air at 8 p.m. on chan­nel 7 featuring the Caira family from Wilmington. The Cairas flew out to Los Angeles to film the episode earlier this summer after being selected through a casting pro­cess.

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WILMINGTON — Last Wednesday, Oct. 2, the Wil­mington Police De­part­ment teamed up with three coffee places in town to host “Coffee with a Cop” in honor of Na­tional Coffee with a Cop Day. The event invited residents to have a chance to bring concerns or just get to know Wilmington’s police …

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WILMINGTON — They heed the call. A fellow veteran needs a helping hand, and Tom Fisher, a veteran himself and motorcycle rider, jumps into action.

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WILMINGTON — At a meeting on Sept. 23, Town Manager Jeff Hull announced to the Board of Selectmen that the town has received a SAFER grant (staffing for adequate fire and emergency response) from FEMA.

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A teenage girl commuting by train to Boston had a harrowing experience 85 years ago. Christine Car­ter was a freshman at Rad­cliffe College in Cam­bridge. On the morning of Oct. 24, 1934, she was late for the morning train at the Silver Lake station.

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BILLERICA — Re­cently, the Shawsheen Valley Technical High School School Commit­tee released a statement announcing its search for the next Superin­tendent of Schools. The start date of the position would be on July 1, 2020.

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WILMINGTON — On Sept. 25, Superinten­dent of Schools Dr. Glenn Brand updated the School Com­mittee on the school start time committee. He told the board that he has sent information to the community in order to so­licit volunteers. Poten­tial volunteers were ask­ed to re­spond the week prior…

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WILMINGTON — The Wilmington Board of Selectmen has voted to approve a change of of­ficers/directors/LLC managers and alteration of premises for an all alcohol-restaurant license for Michael’s Place Restaurant. The update was approved by the four members of the board present; Sel­ectman and f…

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TEWKSBURY — Eric Griffin, who was arraign­ed and charged on Sept. 16 for assault and battery on a household or family member in connection with a suspicious death, has since been scheduled for a pre-trial hearing on Oct. 25. The Tewksbury na­tive, 39, was held and brought back to court after…

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WILMINGTON — Edu­cators and town officials are trying to determine a workable solution for the town’s aging school buil­dings, particularly the Wildwood. Superinten­dent of Schools Glenn Brand expressed concern that the current buildings do not adequately fit Wilmington’s needs.

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WILMINGTON — Is­sues with the Wilming­ton High School gymnasium floor persist, al­though the town now has a better idea of the costs involved.

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WILMINGTON — The lights at Palmer Park, be­hind the Wil­ming­ton Town Hall, were replaced this summer. Director of Public Buildings George Hooper briefed the Board of Select­men on the updates at their Sept. 9 meeting.

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WILMINGTON/TEWKSBURY — Earlier this year, Tewksbury and Wilmington both received reimbursement from the State of Mas­sachusetts for expenses that occurred as a result of conducting early voting from the 2018 general election. This came after a statement from the State Auditor and Secretary o…

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WILMINGTON — “Work has more than begun,” on the high school gymnasium floor, according to Super­intendent of Schools Dr. Glenn Brand.

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WILMINGTON — Since the Wilmington Memorial Library doesn’t have a projected new building date until 2034 according to the Facilities Master Plan, they’re finding innovative ways to make use of their space to best meet the needs of the community.

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WILMINGTON — As the 2019-2020 school year opens, Superintendent of Schools Dr. Glenn Brand has proposed updates to Superin­tendent evaluation methodology.

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WILMINGTON — When Wilmington resident Ree­gan Noble, 14, was diagnosed with Stage 3 lymphoma earlier this month, her family and friends look­ed to the community for fundraising support and made a Gofundme page on her behalf. Since then, they’ve raised more than $10,000 to help Noble’s family…

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WILMINGTON — Last Thursday, at the Elderly Com­missioners Meeting, many members of the Wil­mington Senior Center gath­ered in order to discuss the possibility of advocating for the construction of a new Senior Center.

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WILMINGTON — The Board of Selectmen will be prioritizing the construction of a police and fire substation in North Wilmington.

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WILMINGTON — The end of the 2018-2019 school year was an eventful one for the School Committee, as it discussed and took action on a variety of longstanding is­sues.

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WILMINGTON — Last Thursday, Wilmington Su­perintendent of Schools Dr. Glenn Brand sent a letter to parents of students af­fected in a data breach of an academic testing system that contained student information. According to the letter, the system breached is cal­led the AIMS Web 1.0 system …

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Imagine finding a headline saying your grandfather had been fatally injured. That would be a real shocker, especially if the accident took place 14 years before your own father was born. Need­less to say, he survived.

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WILMINGTON — The Board of Selectmen unanimously voted to accept the donation of a flag pole to be located at Silver Lake. The donation comes from Rapiscan Systems, an An­dover company formerly located in Wilmington.

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If you go through the Kel­ley book, Wilmington’s rec­ord of births, marriages and deaths, you occasionally find some strange names. In the Eames family, you will find Eloives and Eluta, born in 1806 and 1808. In the Ford and Morrill families, there is Cadwallader, the captain of the Wilmingt…

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WILMINGTON — The Wil­mington Board of Health no­tified Silver Lake beachgoers on July 31 that swimming in Silver Lake was prohibited since the weekly E.Coli test returned exceeding levels of bacteria in the lake.

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WILMINGTON — Dunkin’ at 357 Middlesex Ave. in Wil­mington is celebrating its grand re-opening with a ribbon-cutting ceremony today at 1 p.m. After their restaurant update in June, which made this location a Next Generation store, they’re ex­cited to unveil the refreshed Dunkin’ layout with i…

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There is now a vacant lot at 80 Main St., facing Silver Lake. Until last week, there was a 10-room Victorian house there. On Wednesday, it was torn down. Attorney Michael Newhouse plans to build a new office there, using some elements of the old house that were saved. He has already built a …

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The 1930s were particularly tough years in the United States. The era known as the Depression left many families hard-pressed to put food on the table. One young man in Wilmington felt that he could be of better service to his family if he left. So in September 1938 he hit the rails, the mos…

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WILMINGTON — This Tues­day night, the Wilming­ton Police Department is excited to welcome Wil­mington and surrounding town residents of all ages to meet the people serving them as police and federal law enforcement officers. WPD is hosting National Night Out at Rotary Park on Aug. 6 from 5 -…

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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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WILMINGTON — Last week, the Wilmington Po­lice Department posted their congratulations to Jo­seph Desmond, who’s been promoted from acting chief to WPD’s Chief of Police. Town Manager Jeffery Hull announced the new chief’s title to the rest of the police department employees and praised Desm…