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WILMINGTON — Tues­day night’s Board of Sel­ectmen meeting covered a COVID-19 update and proposals for a car wash, road closure events, and a common victualer li­cense. Pizza Days owner Hakki Dengizli attended in person to share that the new location for his restaurant has already opened for …

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WILMINGTON — See­ing as the town’s committees and boards were able to operate remotely un­der the governor’s state of emergency order, the Board of Selectmen presented a draft of a remote participation policy at their meeting on Tuesday night. Chairman Jona­than Eaton clarified this policy w…

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WILMINGTON — Hallow­een is just around the corner, and many worry that it will look a lot different this year, due to the CO­VID-19 pandemic still on­going. However, with adher­ence to the CDC guidelines, Wilmington is doing what they can to have a fun and safe Halloween once again.

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WILMINGTON — Al­though election day isn’t until Nov. 3, Massachu­setts offers in person, ear­ly voting in the weeks leading up to the election. In Wilmington, voters are able to cast their ballot in the presidential election, as well as in down ballot races, beginning on Sat­urday, Oct. 17 t…

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WILMINGTON — Su­per­in­tendent Dr. Glenn Brand’s school reopening update at the School Com­mittee meeting last week covered everything from remote learning to the hybrid transition timeline. Wilmington par­ents and guardians were informed earlier that day that the date for the transition to …

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WILMINGTON — Last Wednesday night, the School Committee started their meeting with a single in person comment from Ursula Tasto before moving along to the Superin­tendent’s Report.

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WILMINGTON — Wil­mington’s AdviniaCare is no longer a COVID-19 treat­ment center and currently have zero positive cases. AdviniaCare Admin­­istrator John Benedetti shared how the facility has worked hard to protect their residents and help them regain a sense of normalcy as they re­sume regu…

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In Dec. 1912, Arthur Sias reported to the Reading Mu­nicipal Light Dept. that he had installed electric light poles on practically every street in Wilmington. The in­stallation cost $17,162.29 providing 68 homes with el­ec­tric service, and a total of 1,142 lamps. There were 200 street light…

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Handwashing and using hand sanitizer are some of the specific measures that public health experts recommend to help reduce the spread of coronavirus. How­ever, with the explosion of the sale of hand sanitizer in response to the pandemic, companies who have not traditionally been producers of…

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NORTH ANDOVER —Colleges everywhere have to determine how to manage the COVID-19 pandemic on their campuses, and Merrimack College has been impressively cau­tious and careful while still providing as normal of a college experience as possible for its students.

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WILMINGTON — The Board of Selectmen heard a COVID-19 update at their meeting on Mon­day night before they went onto communications and requests under board to consider.

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WILMINGTON — In advance of their meeting on Monday night, Board of Selectman Chair Jona­than Eaton had invited Town Counsel to talk about the Environmen­tal Notification Form for a proposed construction and demolition materials transfer site at 887 Woburn St.

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WILMINGTON — John Cassabria had no idea his enthusiasm for his work and his love for animals would intersect when he set out for work one Aug­ust day.

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The history of Wilming­ton begins about 1665 with the first settlers, Will But­ter, Richard Harnden and Abraham Jaquith. Massa­chusetts Bay was first settled nearly 50 years before that.

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WILMINGTON — After they issued a proposed remediation plan for the Olin Chemical Superfund Site in August, the En­vironmental Protection Agency extended the pub­lic comment period that follows until the end of October. They held a public informational meeting on Aug. 25 to begin the public c…

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TEWKSBURY — With restaurants slowly re­opening, and thousands of plans for travel, parties, and events cancelled, neighborhoods need something to look forward to, especially as the seasons change from summer to fall. Thankfully, Food Truck Festivals of Ameri­ca has got a solution.

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WILMINGTON — Last week, a series of cars were broken into in Wil­mington in the Columbia Street, Adams Street, and Allen Park area. After reaching out to the public for assistance in identifying the suspects, Wilmington Police ar­rested two individuals on Sept. 19 on charges related to the thefts.

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WILMINGTON — To be­gin their meeting on Mon­day night, the Board of Sel­ectmen received the regular COVID update from Health Director Shelly New­house and Fire Chief Bill Cavanaugh. Newhouse said the town is up to 14 positive cases and seven residents in quarantine. She later ad­ded that fou…

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WILMINGTON — The first item for approval at the Board of Selectmen’s meeting on Monday night involved a Boy Scout Eagle Project for an honor roll memorial to be placed on the town common. An honor roll me­morial, as explained by Eagle Scout candidate Liam Prigmore, is a list of Wilmington se…

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WILMINGTON — Per an email from Superin­tendent Dr. Glenn Brand last week, the School Committee dealt with updates as a result of ex­tending the remote learning model in their meeting on Tuesday night. The change from aiming to transition to hybrid in the end of September to the middle of Oct…

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TEWKSBURY — The mighty Merrimack has as history as long as its run. Lifeblood to the valley that bears its name, the river is both giving and challenging at the same time. Tewksbury draws its drinking water from the 117 mile river, which makes the new documentary, “The Mer­rimack: River at R…

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WILMINGTON — On Friday, Sept. 11, 2020, a community ga­thered together with heavy hearts to say their final goodbyes to fellow Wilmington resident, Massachusetts State Trooper 1st Class Thomas W. Devlin.

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WILMINGTON — To begin their first in-person meeting since March this past Tuesday night, the School Committee unanimously approved all of the minutes, warrants, and policies being reviewed without comment. The policy was the MASC Sample Policy EBCFA regarding face masks that had been slightl…

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Dogs have long held the title of “man’s best friend,” al­though cats are ac­tually the world’s most popular pet, outnumbering dogs as many as three to one. Cats are independent, curious and loyal, making them wonderful lifelong companions.

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Rail bikes have become a popular activity across the country, taking abandoned stretches of railroad and providing a new generation of riders a way to access some of the most scenic yet hidden byways in America.

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If you mention the name Hanscom, many people would think you’re talking about a good looking guy. In this area, they would im­mediately think of the Bedford airport, formerly a U.S. Air Force base. But would they recognize the Wilmington connection?

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WILMINGTON — On Tuesday night, the Plan­ning Board continued the public hearing for a condo subdivision and closed the public hearing for a stormwater management and site plan review re­quest. They later endors­ed all the board of appeals items and the site plan re­view for 362 Middlesex Ave.

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WILMINGTON — The School Committee deliberated over resuming meetings in-person and a sample face mask policy when they met on Zoom last Wednesday night. They began their meeting at 7 p.m. with the approval of several warrants and previous meeting minutes.

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WILMINGTON — The Mass Antique Fire Appa­ratus Association recently announced the cancelation of the 43rd annual MAFAA Flea Market and Fire Ap­paratus Parade. This event was originally scheduled to be held in June at the Shriners Auditorium, but was postponed until Sep­tember due to the recen…

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WILMINGTON — At last Wednesday night’s meeting, the Wilmington School Committee heard an up­date about the school re­opening plan. Since the committee recently voted in favor of a hybrid model that starts with remote, the public comments that were read in the beginning of the meeting were al…

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WILMINGTON — On Tues­day, Sept. 1, 2020, Mas­sa­chusetts residents voted in the state primary elections. In addition to traditional in-person voting, many voters opted to utilize absentee, mail-in ballots, and early voting in this year’s primary election.

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WILMINGTON — Last week, Wilmington superintendent Dr. Glenn Brand announced that teacher Brian Caira had been ap­pointed as interim assistant principal at Wilming­ton Middle School. Caira, a longtime sixth grade teacher at WMS, will join interim principal Jeanette Quirk and assistant princip…

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WILMINGTON — The state primary election in Wilmington is expected to see greater voter turnout this year, according to Town Clerk Christine Tou­ma-Conway. This is partially due to the increase of mail-in voting, she said at the Board of Select­men’s meeting on Aug. 17. Wilmington had a turno…

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WILMINGTON — Wor­cester Boy Scout Spencer Walter prepared a donation of more than 300 toiletry baskets in his Eagle Scout project to be handed off to Wilmington’s iPods for Wounded Veterans. Walker is a senior at Do­herty Memorial High School and a member of Boy Scout Troop 37 of Wor­cester.

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BILLERICA — On Aug. 17, Shawsheen Technical High School revised as­pects of its hybrid reopening mo­del to allow shop classes to proceed fully in person, while conducting all academic classes fully remotely.

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WILMINGTON — After many weeks of planning, the finalized fall reopening plan was delivered at the School Committee meeting last Wednesday. The re­opening advisory committee would go on to present all three plans (hybrid, re­mote, and in-person), but the goal is for a remote start as the dist…

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WILMINGTON — On Monday night, the Board of Selectmen received up­dates and correspondence on a range of topics from COVID to ice cream trucks. The meeting started with a private executive session, which was followed by the tab­ling of some old meeting minutes that were omitting or misquoting…