WILMINGTON — On Monday, the Board of Health reported that Wilmington now has three confirmed positive cases of COVID-19. These are the first residents of Wilmington with positive results after coronavirus testing. There were also three cases confirmed in Tewksbury on the same day.
WILMINGTON — On Thursday, March 19, the Wilmington School Committee held an emergency meeting via video-conferencing platform Zoom to discuss logistical issues posed by the COVID19 illness.
WILMINGTON — Last month, on Feb. 27, Wilmington Assistant Superintendent Brian Reagan was selected to be the next Superintendent for Waltham Public Schools. Reagan will replace previous Waltham Superintendent Drew Echelson, who resigned at the end of the 2019 school year to serve as the d…
The world-wide flu pandemic of 1918-1920 did not miss Wilmington, and it resulted in the town hiring not one but two public health nurses. Dr. Daniel Buzzell, Wilmington’s town doctor, was faced with 363 cases of the flu in 1918.
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.
WILMINGTON — The Wilmington Board of Selectmen unanimously voted on March 9 to approve the flying of the Donate Life flag over Town Hall in honor of April being National Organ Donor Month.
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.
When Martha Pearson’s husband slipped into her bed on the night of April 10, 1849, she had no idea he was a murderer.
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.
BEVERLY — Democratic candidate Angus McQuilken kicked off his campaign for a seat in Congress for Massachusetts’ 6th district last Saturday, March 7 in Beverly.
A Wilmington student set strength records at Tufts College in 1903 and 1904. Boston Globe articles reported Alfred E. Preble had set a record of 1,433 kilos in 1903, and then topped it a year later with 1,440 kilos.
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.
WILMINGTON — On Super Tuesday, just over 5,000 out of approximately 17,000 total Wilmington voters showed up for the primary presidential vote. From unofficial results, Wilmington saw a total of 1,773 democratic votes for Joe Biden, with the next closest for Bernie Sanders (1,176).
WILMINGTON — The morning of Tuesday, Feb. 25, Kalie McGibbon learned her grandfather, longtime Wilmington resident Russell McGibbon, passed away. This did not necessarily come as a surprise; McGibbon and her family were made aware of her grandfather’s turn for the worst on Saturday morning.…
WILMINGTON — The Wilmington School Committee approved the 2020-2021 school calendar at a meeting on Feb. 26. This calendar was notably different from other recent calendars in that it contains more early release days for staff development.
If you were hoping to buy a touring car at the big auction in North Wilmington, advertised in the Boston Globe, sorry, you’re a century too late. Make that 104 years.
WILMINGTON — Where can I get a relaxing massage? What kind of services does Winchester Hospital Family Medicine provide? Is there a sports club that offers fitness classes in the early morning? Get the answer to these and many other questions at the first ever Wilmington Community Health &…
WILMINGTON — Town Engineer Paul Alumni provided the Board of Selectmen on Feb. 10 with an information announcement regarding the EPA NPDES MS4 GP (Environmental Protection Agency, National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System, Municipal Separate Storm Sewer System) General Permit. Th…
One of my earliest memories is going to the North Wilmington Post Office, a small building next to Buck Bros. grocery store. This would have been in the very early 1950s. It was a great privilege to get the mail, and there was some rivalry as to which boy would get the task. The mail boxes h…
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.
WILMINGTON — Town Manager Jeffrey Hull delivered a “state of the town address” of sorts, as he presented the proposed new FY 2021 budget to the Board of Selectmen on Jan. 27.
WILMINGTON — Following an uneventful public hearing on Feb. 12, the School Committee unanimously voted to approve Superintendent Dr. Glenn Brand’s recommended budget. The budget was originally introduced to the committee at its Jan. 22 meeting.
WILMINGTON — WCTV Executive Director Shaun Neville announced his resignation in an email on Feb. 6. After working in this role for just over four years, Neville wrote that he’ll be pursuing a communications role at a non-profit specializing in hospice care. His last day at WCTV will be March 11.
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.
WILMINGTON — At a School Committee meeting on Feb. 12, Superintendent of Schools Dr. Glenn Brand announced that the interim assistant principals at the Shawsheen and Woburn Street Schools, Kevin Welch and Shelia Burke, respectively, will officially have their titles made permanent.
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.
WILMINGTON — On Feb. 3, 2020, the Wilmington Ice Rink and Recreational Facilities Committee met to try to narrow their search for town owned sites that would be a viable home for a new town ice rink.
WILMINGTON — Jomarie O’Mahony, one out of two re-election candidates for the Board of Selectmen this year, has taken out papers to run for re-election. O’Mahony has been on the Board of Selectmen for only one year, in a term that had been vacated by former selectman Ed Loud.
WILMINGTON — Wilmington Selectman Michael McCoy announced to the Board of Selectmen on Monday night that he will not be seeking re-election to his long-held seat. After serving on the Board of Selectmen for 30 years, the decision not to run for re-election is one that he doesn’t share lightly.
In the early years of the Town Crier, Capt. Larz Neilson had one of the most accurate weather columns around. Of course, he always worked in the past tense, having quite a bit of fun with what could for some be a depressing subject.
WILMINGTON — At a meeting on Jan. 22, Superintendent of Schools Dr. Glenn Brand presented the Superintendent’s FY 2021 (2020-2021 school year) recommended budget to the School Committee.
TEWKSBURY — On Saturday, Tewksbury Memorial High School played host to the New England Scholastic Band Association’s (NESBA) annual winter guard competition. Participating teams traveled from all over New England to compete. The competition included winter percussion, an indoor percus…
The Whitefield School is gone, as is the Whitefield Elm. The image of the tree, however, graces the seal of the Town of Wilmington.
WILMINGTON — This month, the Wilmington Ice Rink and Recreational Facilities Committee met to further their search to providing a public ice rink for the Town of Wilmington.
WILMINGTON — At a meeting on Jan. 22, Superintendent of Schools Dr. Glenn Brand brought a preliminary version of the 2020-2021 school year calendar before the School Committee for feedback.
WILMINGTON — New language is to be added to the Wilmington High School and Middle School handbooks to further elaborate on appropriate cell phone usage. According to MA state law, School Committees must approve high school handbooks.
TEWKSBURY — As the economy of the Greater Lowell region continues to grow and evolve, an evaluation of the threats the region faces to economic vitality is important to consistently review as a way to prioritize the goals that should be set for member communities. Part of that process incl…
WILMINGTON — At 11:45 a.m. public safety officials received an alarm and call from staff at the Woburn Street School stating that there was a smoke condition in the building.