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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.

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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.

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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.

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WILMINGTON — The Town of Wilmington is one step closer to seeing the opening of Casa Blanca Restaurant.

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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.

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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…

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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.

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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.

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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…

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WINCHESTER — Is your grandchild in jail? He or she probably isn’t, but that won’t stop scam­mers from trying to convince you otherwise and take your money.

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WILMINGTON — On Monday, Jan. 27, 2020, the 4th annual Taste of the Towns Pizza Wars will be hosted in the Wil­mington Middle School Cafeteria, located at 25 Carter Lane. The event will be held from 6:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. All proceeds will benefit the Relay for Life of Wil­mington-Billerica-Te…

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TEWKSBURY — The Tewksbury-Wilmington Elks 2070 will be hosting a veterans’ fundraiser break­­fast on Sunday, March 1 from 8 - 11:30 a.m. to benefit the nonprofit organization Op­er­ation FINALLY HOME. Darlene Lockhart, Exal­ted Ruler of the Elks 2070, is spearheading this event for the secon…

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WILMINGTON — On Saturday Feb. 8, 2020, the Wilmington-Tewksbury United Methodist Women will be hosting their third annual Chocolate Festi­val.

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Backpacks, ink pads, people darting in and out of the stacks, pens and pouch­es in hand. A big chunk of guardrail outside the front door What is going on? Well, the Tewksbury Public Library hosted a Letter­box­ing Event this weekend and if you haven’t attended one, you’ll have to give it a t…

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WILMINGTON — Ten­sion ran high at the Board of Selectmen’s meeting on Monday night at 7 p.m. in the main room of the Town Hall, where residents young and old came for very different causes. Agenda items for the night ran­ged between acknowledging a youth cheerleading team and discussing a pr…

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WILMINGTON — The Wilmington School Com­mittee’s meeting last Wed­nesday night featured a CARES program update, the fiscal year 2020 financial status report, the su­perintendent evaluation, and more.

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WILMINGTON — Back in December, Wilmington resident James MacPher­son was cast in an acting role in the Tarek Tohme film “Hold On,” which is based on the true story of five-octave singer Micayla DeEtte.

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WILMINGTON — As of Tuesday night, Wilming­ton’s Planning Board will move forward with their plan to propose an article to Town Meeting that a large area around McDonald Road be re­zoned from R-60 to R-20.

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WILMINGTON — The Wilmington Substance Abuse Coalition is hosting a dialogue called “Mari­jua­na, Vape, and You” at St. Thomas Church in Wil­mington on Thursday, Jan. 23 at 7 p.m. The event will feature a keynote speaker and a panel of professionals covering everything from legalization to th…

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LOWELL — When the call goes out for help, Tewksbury families are always generous and ea­ger to provide assistance in whatever manner they can. For more than 10 years, Lowell Healthy Fa­milies, part of the Massa­chusetts Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children and Eliot Hu­man Commu…

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WILMINGTON — The Office of Town Clerk Chris­tine Touma-Conway has released information re­garding the 2020 Wilming­ton town elections. The election will be on Sat­urday, April 25, with voting locations at the Boutwell School, Wildwood Street School, and Town Hall.

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As the champagne bottles are drain­ed, the confetti set­tles, and the New Year’s Eve fireworks are just an echo in your brain, New Year’s Day brings to mind several things.

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WILMINGTON — On Wednesday, Dec. 18, the Wilmington School Committee welcomed Wilmington middle and high school students for school updates to begin their meeting.

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LOWELL — On Thurs­day, Dec. 19 the criminal phase of the Oliveira animal cruelty case continued at Lowell District Court with a pre-trial hearing. Slaughterhouse owner Dinis Oliveira of 199 Marston St. and his employee, Francisco Men­jivar of El Salvador, both appeared before a judge at the …

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WILMINGTON — The Board of Selectmen invited WHS a cappella group Soundscape to their most recent meeting to sing some Christmas songs. After their performance, Selectmen Chair Greg Ben­del presented each Soundscape member with a certificate.

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WILMINGTON — On Monday Dec. 16, the Wilmington Elderly Ser­vices Commission will make their case for a new senior center at the Board of Selectmen meeting. The commission is likely to formally request an article be placed on the 2020 Town Meeting warrant to at least fund a feasibility study …

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WILMINGTON — The Wilmington School Com­mittee met last Wednes­day, Dec. 4 to discuss a number of policies and up­dates. Their agenda in­cluded the Superinten­dent’s Report, the homework policy, the Walker Report, a school improvement plan from WMS, and an application for the Mas­sachusetts S…

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WILMINGTON — Three Cadettes from Wilmington Girl Scout Troop 65083 were recognized in an award ceremony for their Girl Scout Silver Awards on Friday night at Wilmington United Methodist Church. The three recipients, Ra­chel George, Tanya Mollo, and Taylor Mills, are currently in the 9th grad…

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Wilmington has never been the center of any box­ing mat­ches. In November 1887, though, an English lightweight boxing champion trained here for a week as he prepared to take on Am­erican champion Jack McAu­liffe.

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WILMINGTON — At last night’s Planning Board meeting, the board reviewed a number of site plan reviews, subdivisions, and stormwater management permits for various plots in town.

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The name Ames is very common in Massachu­setts. There were many prominent people and bus­inesses with that name. In Wilmington Square, there was Ames News, directly across the street from the railroad depot.

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WILMINGTON — At a School Committee meeting on Nov. 13, Superin­tendent of Schools Dr. Glenn Brand gave an update on the district homework policy. The policy was originally approv­ed by the School Commit­tee on Sept. 12, 2018, and according to Brand, is still facing some growing pains.

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WILMINGTON — Ear­lier this month, the Wil­mington Police De­part­ment warned residents about potential door-to-door scams against homeowners in this area. Deputy Chief Bri­an Pupa mentioned to the Town Crier that this region has recently seen an increase in the number of reported door-to-doo…