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WILMINGTON — Among a string of serious felony cases considered during the week of May 18, the Suffolk Superior Court grand jury reconvened to return indictments against Shawn McCarthy, 46, of Wil­ming­ton, on three char­ges related to sexually assaul­ting two women in July 2012. The announce…

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A notice issued by the Commonwealth of Massa­chusetts on May 21 urged businesses to flush their plumbing in order to mitigate the hazards of mold and Legionella bacteria in the pipes.

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WILMINGTON — As the Wilmington school year draws to a close, a variety of coronavirus-related loose ends still need to be tied up by students and staff alike.

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WILMINGTON — In preparation for the premiere on June 14, the Wilmington Farmer’s Mar­ket held a dry run this past Sunday. The purpose was to fine-tune the process that will be used this summer as the market reopens for drive-through service every Sunday from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. in the parking…

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WILMINGTON — For the first time since FY15, school lunch pri­ces are scheduled to in­crease in the Town of Wilmington, following a unanimous vote by the School Committee on May 13.

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Wilmington is nearly 290 years old and for two-thirds of that time, it has been divided by a railroad track. When it was built in 1835, the Boston & Lowell Railroad installed bridges over the tracks to avoid having horse & wagons hit by locomotives.

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WILMINGTON — Al­though the Wilmington Department of Veterans Services canceled the Memorial Day parade, Director Lou Cimaglia wants the public to know that this year’s Memo­rial Day ceremonies are still taking place. The annual parade usually brings in lots of town sports teams and other you…

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TEWKSBURY/WILMINGTON — Farm stand season is here and if you haven’t already figured it out, these small treasures of agriculture are an ex­cellent way to get fruits, vegetables, milk, butter, eggs and some meats without going into the grocery store. Oh, and don’t forget local honey, baked go…

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WILMINGTON — The office of the Town Clerk released a press statement last Thursday to start their search for election workers for the up­coming annual town election. Interested persons that meet the following qualifications are invited to contact Town Clerk Christine Touma-Conway by email at…

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There is a health crisis raging all around us; one that impacts first responders, frontline workers, and families, and it’s not COVID-19. Until it was pushed off the front page in early 2020 by the coronavirus pandemic, the opioid epidemic, a massive fo­cus of federal, state and local health…

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WINCHESTER — Safe­ty and service have been challenged by the CO­VID-19 pandemic, but they remain the basic and perpetual goals of the Winchester Police and Fire Departments, which are meeting the challenges while performing their duties as first re­sponders.

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WILMINGTON — This past Sunday, four members of the Wilmington United Methodist Church walked as far as 20 miles around the town participating in a virtual Walk for Hunger to raise mon­ey for Project Bread. George Smith, Hal Wood­bury, Jessica Farns­worth Kruss, and Denise Farnsworth raised a…

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WILMINGTON — Follow­ing six affirmative votes, the School Committee au­thorized the Town of Wil­mington to submit State­ment of Interest Forms for six individual (Massachu­setts School Building Au­thority) MSBA core program grants, one for each elementary school in town. The Wildwood School …

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WILMINGTON — Des­pite current restrictions on all in-person meetings, the Town of Wilmington is one step closer to naming a new Assistant Superin­tendent for Curriculum and Staff Development.

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The wonderful world of oil painting has been regarded with respect and admiration for centuries, but for the masses, many feel that they possess neither the talent nor pa­tience that is required to learn to paint.

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TEWKSBURY/WILMINGTON — The Tewks­bury Food Pantry has been working extra hard during these tough times, as unemployment rates rise for many workers and their families. Ac­ross the country, food banks and pantries have seen an increase in need, as well. However, Tewks­bury has risen to meet t…

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WILMINGTON — The Wilmington Board of Sel­ectmen has voted unanimously to move town elections to June 20.

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WILMINGTON — On April 27, the Board of Selectmen was briefed on COVID-19 in the Town of Wilmington by Health Director Shelley New­house and Fire Chief and head of Crisis Manage­ment Team Bill Cava­naugh.

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The American Indians who inhabited southern New England were Algon­quins. Their language was called Algonquin, a tongue common throughout the region. Some of the early Puritan writers called it Algonquian.

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BILLERICA — On Tues­day April 28, the Shaw­sheen Tech School Com­mittee voted to appoint Dr. Brad Jackson as the new superintendent. The vote comes after deciding to suspend and restart the superintendent search at the last school committee meeting on April 1.

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BILLERICA — Ac­cording to an email from Shawsheen Valley Tech­nical High School Prin­cipal Jessica Cook, the school district has decided not to renew her contract for the next school year. The news was spread first on Sunday night on social media be­fore Cook released a statement to students…

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Massachusetts Govern­or Charlie Baker made a live address to the Com­monwealth on Tuesday at noon to update residents on the current state of the coronavirus crisis. Baker noted that the state is “still in the surge.”

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WILMINGTON — The Board of Selectmen has tabled a vote on the fate of the Wilmington Farm­ers Market until a meeting on April 27.

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WILMINGTON — The Wilmington Board of Sel­ectmen has voted un­an­imously to extend its contract with Reading Muni­cipal Light Department for an additional 10 years. The vote took place during a meeting held over videoconferencing platform on April 13, as mandated by social distancing measures.

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Three cows and a young bull had a brief taste of freedom in North Woburn on a September afternoon in 1957. The area had its first super-highway, but there were still a few farms nearby.

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WILMINGTON — On Saturday night’s “One World: Together at Home” fundraising concert to benefit the global health efforts of the World Health Organization, former Wilmington resident and now principal of the David Mindess Elemen­tary School in Ashland, Michael Caira was recognized by Ellen DeG…

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WILMINGTON — At the last Board of Selectmen meeting in February, Sons of Italy President John Ro­mano presented a $50,000 check donation to the Town of Wilmington for the Yentile Farm Rec­reational Facility. This was the second installment of the $100,000 that the organization committed to c…

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WILMINGTON — Wil­mington Superintendent of Schools Glenn Brand thanked director of technology and digital learning for spearheading an effort to distribute Chromebooks to elementary school students. Wilmington students of all ages are currently adjusting to remote learning in the face of the…

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WILMINGTON — The search to replace Assis­tant Superintendent for Curriculum and Staff De­velopment Brian Reagan has begun. Reagan had previously announced his intention to leave the district at the end of this year.

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WILMINGTON — When school is ready to re-open, the Wilmington Arts Center building will be repurposed to house student support services for the Wildwood School, as decided by Town Mana­ger Jeff Hull. The state of the space for student support services, according to Hull, is that 15 student su…

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WILMINGTON — The suspense of learning class placements will be ex­tended a few extra months for Wilmington elementary school students, ac­cording to Superintendent Glenn Brand.

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WILMINGTON — At a virtual meeting held over videoconferencing platform Zoom on March 30, the Board of Selectmen elected to continue to support Princeton Properties, LLC with a planned housing project at the corner of Middlesex Avenue and Jef­ferson Road in Wilming­ton. The board initially vo…

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WILMINGTON — Fol­lowing a vote by the Board of Selectmen on March 30, Town Meeting and town elections will both be postponed in light of the COVID-19 pan­demic.

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WENHAM — Many schools across the country have had to learn to adapt to the COVID-19 pan­dem­ic, school closures, and on­line learning. While subjects such as calculus and English are easier to shift to online learning, the arts have more of a challenge.

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WILMINGTON — The Wilmington School Com­mittee voted on March 27 to postpone a scheduled student trip to Eng­land, Ireland, and Wales that had been set for this spring.

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WILMINGTON — Pointe Group Care, LLC, operator of AdviniaCare at Wilmington, announ­ced that it will temporarily designate the 142-bed skilled nursing facility to care for patients who have been diagnosed with COVID-19 and are re­covering from the illness and still need a high level of care, …