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WILMINGTON — The School Committee welcomed their newest member, Melissa Plowman, to her first meeting last Wed­nesday night where they discussed the financial re­port, the summer school program, and the homework policy.

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WILMINGTON — For more than a year, those across the globe have faced the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic. While dealing with the pandemic has been challenging on everyone, those who have lost a loved one have faced es­pecially difficult circumstances. Though news sto­ries tend to report CO­…

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WILMINGTON —There were two articles to Town Meeting this year related to a portion of land off of Route 125 and I-93 be­ing rezoned as highway-industrial — articles 60 and 61. Due to the design of Town Meeting where the pe­titioned articles must be taken up in random order, article 61 happen…

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WILMINGTON — Wil­mington Superintendent Dr. Glenn Brand shared up­dates on the return to full in-person learning, the MSBA process, the middle school program review, and police officer Brian Moon’s retirement with the School Commit­tee last Wednesday night.

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WILMINGTON — The 2021 Wilmington town election has come to a close. Voting began at 8 a.m. on Saturday, April 24, and ended on 8 p.m. that same day. There were only two contested races in this election. Both for seats on the Wilmington School Committee.

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WILMINGTON — During the Board of Selectmen’s meeting on Monday night, they recognized the need to reformat due to the el­ec­tion the previous Sat­ur­day. Since former Select­man and Chair Jonathan Eaton had not run for re-election, former chair Greg Bendel led the meeting. He explained that …

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WILMINGTON — Town Manager Jeff Hull started the conversation around the annual Town Meeting during the Board of Sel­ectmen meeting on Mon­day night. He shared that the Board of Selectmen are assigned certain mo­tions during the meeting, the same way that Plan­ning Board or School Com­mittee …

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WILMINGTON — Sev­eral members from the community spoke up dur­ing public comments at the most recent Board of Selectmen meeting to share well wishes with Chairman Jonathan Eaton, given that it will be his last meeting on the board. Eaton had announ­ced previously that he would not be seeking…

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WILMINGTON — The most recent Board of Selectmen meeting covered the recognition of Tree Foreman Scott Smith, Wilmington recognized as a “Tree City,” the results of the Childhood Cancer Stu­dy, and the EPA’s record of decision for the Olin Su­perfund Site in appointments.

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WILMINGTON — The Superintendent’s Report for the School Committee meeting last week covered senior prom, the Massa­chusetts School Building Association program ac­ceptance, the permanent middle school principal, and the return to full-in person learning update.

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WILMINGTON — Dur­ing their meeting last Wednesday night, the Wil­mington School Com­mittee approved several grants, policies, and a new MOA with the Wil­mington Teachers’ Asso­ciation before they re­ceived updates on winter athletics, superintendent goals, school choice, the FY20 financial r…

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WILMINGTON —Yvonne Helbert is the final of the three candidates in this year’s Wil­mington annual town election running for the two-year seat on the School Committee. With her background in Molec­­u­lar biology and her first hand experience with the frustrations of parenting in a pandemic, H…

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WILMINGTON — Last Wednesday night, the School Committee read the revisions to several School Committee policies. The two that brought discussion were the policies on school entrance age and physical restraint of students.

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WILMINGTON — Jus­tin Cusce is one of the three candidates in this year’s Wilmington annual town election running for the two-year seat on the School Committee.

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WILMINGTON — During their meeting last Wednes­day night, the Wilmington School Committee approv­ed a few items and receiv­ed the Superintendent’s Re­port before Dr. Brand gave the return-to-school update.

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WILMINGTON — Mel­is­sa Plowman is one of the candidates for the two-year seat in the an­nual Wilmington town election for the year of 2021. She brings experience as a mental health professional for kids and teens and experience in community service. More information and recommendation letter…

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WILMINGTON — Jim DeFeo is a dad, a veteran, and the final candidate running for one of the two seats with three year terms on the Wil­mington School Commit­tee in one of the only contested races of the 2021 Wilmington annual election. He is the only newcomer candidate, go­ing against incumbe…

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WILMINGTON — Wil­mington’s Planning Board voted to approve and en­dorse several stormwater management permits and site plan reviews, made recommendations for items to the Zoning Board of Ap­peals, and waived several site plan reviews at their meeting Tuesday night.

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Adams Street in Wil­ming­ton would hardly be considered an industrial area. In the era before the Civil war, the Adams Pump Factory stood near the corner on Middlesex Avenue next to the present location of Adams Street. In that building, a braking system was developed which may have become t…

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WILMINGTON — HealthPlus Urgent Care, a new division of North Andover-based Health­Plus Group, has just op­en­ed a new urgent care center in Wilmington. A ribbon cutting ceremony last week was attended by the Wilmington-Tewks­bury Chamber of Com­merce director and president, Wilmington town l…

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WILMINGTON — At their meeting last Wed­nes­day night, the Wilming­ton School Committee re­ceived an update from the Fine and Performing Arts department, the superintendent’s report, and the revised school calendar for 2021-2022.

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One of the most fascinating tales in Wilmington is that of Capt. Kidd and bur­ied treasure. Capt. Kidd was was sent by the Eng­lish in the 1690’s to stop piracy in the area off the east coast of Africa.

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The Easter season is a welcomed time of year for most New Englanders. Af­ter the harsh and gloomy weather of a long New Eng­land winter, hope springs eternal with every colorful Easter bulb plant.

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WILMINGTON — The Wilmington Board of Sel­ectmen meeting on Mon­day night began with communications before they considered several agreements and licenses, town space uses, and a Special Town Meeting during the annual Town Meeting on May 1.

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WILMINGTON — Pas­sim, a music community support group from Cam­bridge, recently awarded over $40,000 to 24 musicians through its Iguana Music Fund. Rockabye Beats, a music school started in Wilmington, was among those selected.

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WILMINGTON — MJ Byrnes is one of the two incumbents running for the two seats with three year terms on the Wil­mington School Commit­tee. She is running among incumbent candidate Da­vid Ragsdale and newcomer James Defeo for one of the few contested races in the annual Wil­mington town electi…

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WILMINGTON — The School Committee opened their meeting last Wed­nesday night with a presentation from two Wil­ming­ton Girl Scouts for their Silver Award before they received public comments and the Superin­ten­dent’s Report.

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WILMINGTON — Last Wednesday night, Super­intendent Dr. Glenn Brand and Assistant Su­perin­tendent Christine Elliott presented the current status of returning to in-person learning for all WPS students this spring. New DESE guide­lines were re­leased with dates for districts to return element…

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WILMINGTON — Wil­mington Superintendent Dr. Glenn Brand deliver­ed the last of three presentations on the town’s applications for the Mas­sachusetts School Buil­ding Authority to the Board of Selectmen on Monday night. The purpose of the presentation was to gather insight from the board in t…

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WILMINGTON — At their meeting last Wednes­day night, the School Com­mittee received the first of three presentations from Superintendent Dr. Glenn Brand to assist in an information request from the Massachusetts School Buil­ding Authority. The purpose of the presentation was to lead into a s…

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WILMINGTON — The Board of Selectmen open­ed their meeting this Mon­day night as usual with the COVID-19 health up­date from Fire Chief Bill Cavanaugh and Board of Health Director Shelly Newhouse before they re­ceived communications and other action items.

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WILMINGTON — The March 5 deadline for submission of nomination pa­pers has come and gone. And the official list of seats and candidates running in the 2021 annual Wilmington town election is as follows:

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BOSTON — The Massa­chusetts Office of Cam­paign and Political Fi­nance reached an agreement on March 4, 2021 with State Represen­ta­tive Dave Robertson re­gar­d­ing payment of campaign related activities out of personal funds, totaling over $15,000, without pro­per disclosure.

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WILMINGTON — Wilmington High School sen­ior Miriam Nelson has been selected as one of two Massachusetts students to participate in this year's United States Senate Youth Program. Nelson, alongside Jack Harlow Perenick of Long­meadow, will represent the Massachusetts delegation with Senator E…

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A bicycle trip nearly 150 years ago is the basis for a mystery story set in Wil­mington. The story concerns a young man named Peter Blackman who travelled by bicycle from Cam­bridge to Andover, passing through Reading and Wil­mington. The story was pub­lished in Yankee magazine in 1966.

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WILMINGTON — Su­perintendent Dr. Glenn Brand initiated conversation at the School Committee meeting last Wednesday night around school reopening fully in-person as soon as this spring.

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WILMINGTON — The race for the three School Committee seats is turning into the largest race of the 2021 Wilmington annual elec­tion.

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WILMINGTON — The School Committee meeting last Wednesday night began with public comment before they receiv­ed the Superintendent’s Re­port and discussed MCAS, the 2021-2022 school calendar, and the district’s MSBA applications.

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BOSTON — A haircut gone wrong almost cost a man his life on Friday, Feb. 12 at Boston Barber and Tattoo Co. in Bow­doin. Steve Silva, a Wil­mington resident and bar­ber at the company, tripped and accidentally impaled his chest and pierced an artery with a pair of closed scissors while cutti…

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WILMINGTON — After the COVID-19 update to the Board of Selectmen on Monday night, their meeting covered the WPD ac­creditation, articles for the town meeting, communications, and the summer farmer’s market.

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WILMINGTON — Re­cently, the students of the Service Learning class at Wilmington High School were recognized by The Wish Project in an email newsletter for their work in donating winter clothing and cleaning supplies.

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TEWKSBURY — Grad­uates of the Tewksbury Memorial High School marching band and mu­sic program and their families were saddened to learn that former TMHS band and music teacher Andrew Walsh passed away.