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TEWKSBURY — Re­cently at the Blaire House in Tewksbury, a case containing a Pur­ple Heart, along with other medals and ribbons, was found while cleaning out an old filing cabinet.

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TEWKSBURY — At their meeting Monday night, the Board of Selectmen heard from Town Engineer Paul Alunni, Town Counsel K. P. Law’s Shirin Everett, and DPW Operations Manager Jamie Magaldi on the state of the town’s unaccepted ways.

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WILMINGTON — The Board of Selectmen ap­proved requests about removing earth and holding the Santa Pa­rade before they went into communications and other requests at their meeting on Monday night.

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WILMINGTON — Coor­di­nator of Behavioral Health & Social Emotional Support Christine Murray and JSI Senior Consultant and Project Director Alec McKinney shared the results from the previous school year’s Youth Risk Behavior Survey for the School Committee last Wed­nesday night.

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WILMINGTON — With the Massachusetts Asso­cia­tion of School Com­mittees conference fast approaching, the School Committee continued their discussions of the resolutions they held at the previous meeting last Wednesday night. These would be promoted during the conference by each School Commit…

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WILMINGTON — Dur­ing last week’s School Committee meeting, there was a single public comment before the Super­intendent’s Report and the announcement of a new mental health tool for staff, students, and families.

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Recently, the CDC has released new guidelines and recommendations concerning COVID-19 booster shots, as well as vaccine eligibility for children ages 11 and un­der.

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WILMINGTON/TEWKSBURY — Following limited festivities last year due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, both the towns of Wilmington and Tewks­bury have plans in place to celebrate local veterans in honor of Veterans Day in person as gathering re­strictions have lessened. This year, the holiday…

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WILMINGTON — At the Board of Selectmen meeting Monday night, presentations were made for the tree lighting and Verizon cable license before the board re­ceived communications and voted upon several appointments.

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WILMINGTON — Accor­ding to DPW Director Mike Woods and Business and Utility Manager Jo­seph Lobao, Wilmington’s water scored exceeding amounts of Per- and Polyfluoroalkyl Substan­ces (PFAS) per the Mass DEP standard earlier this month. The tier 2 notice necessitated reporting the contaminant…

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For the past 70 years, Wilmington has operated under a charter called the town manager plan. To date, the town has had 10 men in that position, plus a few others in temporary status.

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TEWKSBURY — On Saturday, Nov. 27, 2021, the public is invited to enjoy an evening of metaphysical messa­ges with psychic medium Linnea Star Johans­son at the Tewksbury/Wilmington Elks Lodge, 777 South St. in Tewks­bury.

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WILMINGTON — Wilmington High School Principal Linda Peters was invited to share up­dates about enrollment, staffing, and the Vision of a Gra­duate as part of the Superintendent’s Re­port for last week’s School Com­mittee meeting.

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WILMINGTON — Dur­ing the School Commit­tee meeting last Wednes­day night, Wilmington High School Senior Ange­lyn Ciampa opened the meeting with an update as the committee’s high school representative. She updated the committee on how the students have transitioned to a new schedule for their…

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WILMINGTON — Assistant Superin­tendent Christine Elliott presented 2021 MCAS scores and findings alongside Wilmington’s scores from the past few years to the School Committee last Wednesday night. She explain­ed they compared Wil­ming­ton’s re­sults to previous years, excluding 2020, and oth…

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WILMINGTON — During the Board of Selectmen meeting last Tuesday night, the board re­ceived updates on the fiscal year 2023 budget calendar be­fore they discussed communications and resident requests to use town space.

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WILMINGTON — The Board of Selectmen voted in favor of redesigning the intersection of Middlesex Avenue and Clark Street after the recommendation from Town Engineer Paul Alunni and Public Works Operations Manager Ja­mie Magaldi. Police Chief Joe Desmond was also pre­sent to indicate the polic…

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New England has long been known as the hub of some of the finest higher learning institutes in the country. Many of these schools, like the State of Massachusetts itself, are rich with history and folklore.

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On a recent trip to central New York, the foliage was doing its best to show off its potential despite a very wet summer. The chasm at Letchworth State Park was a perfect place for some good walking, na­ture observing, and en­joyment of the season.

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WILMINGTON — During their meeting last night, the Planning Board considered several public hearings related to site plan review, stormwater management permits, and more for various projects across town.

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The end of September offers a mixture of weather, as warm daytime temperatures make way for cool fall evenings. A sure sign of this seasonal transition is the appearance of fall pumpkins on every doorstep.

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WILMINGTON — Behav­ioral, Social, and Emo­tion­al Health District Co­ordinator Christine Mur­ray brought the new Social Emotional Learning and Family Engagement Spe­cialists Erin Dunham and Lauren Sabella to present at the School Committee meeting last Wednesday night. The group took the com…

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TEWKSBURY — The School Committee meeting last Wednesday night opened with public comments before they ap­proved various items and received the Superinten­dent’s Report.

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TEWKSBURY — The war­rant for the upcoming Oct. 5, 2021 special Town Meeting is online now for residents to review on the town’s website at www.tewksbury-ma.gov. Here is an over­view of the articles.

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TEWKSBURY — Mira­bella’s Bakery has been a fixture in Tewksbury since 1974, and will close its doors on Oct. 16. Owner Anita Mi­ra­bella Potter said the outpouring of letters, calls, and tears has been heartwarming and wonderful.

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TEWSKBURY — On Thurs­day, Sept. 23 the Tewks­bury Rotary Club honored TMHS members of the Class of 2022, Kassidy Mac­donald and Lukas Lemos, for receiving the September 2021 Hats Off Award.

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TEWKSBURY — Resi­dents received a notice last week from the Tewksbury Water Department informing them of a violation received from the Mas­sa­chusetts Department of En­vironmental Protection.

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TEWKSBURY — On Sat­urday, Oct. 9, 2021, the Tewksbury Memorial High School graduating Class of 1970 will celebrate their 50th reunion. Technically, this is the 51st year after graduation, but due to CO­VID-19 restrictions last year, the event was held off until this year.

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WILMINGTON — On Sat­urday, Sept. 18, 2021, the Mas­sachusetts Antique Fire Ap­paratus Association (MAFAA) held their 44th Anniversary Antique Fire Apparatus Pa­rade and Show.

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WILMINGTON — The Town of Wilmington is currently hiring for a new town clerk with the departure of Christine Touma-Conway as of Aug. 27.

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Town meetings of old were often held in private homes. In 1740, 10 years af­ter the incorporation of Wil­mington as a town, there was a Town Meeting held in the Hathorne home. It is now better known as the Richardson house on Woburn Street.

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Members of Tewksbury’s local delegation, including State Senator Barry Fine­gold and Selectman James Mackey, participated in the Joint Committee on Ad­vanced Information Tech­nology, the Internet, and Cybersecurity’s inaugural hearing on Sept. 8, 2021.

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WILMINGTON — Dur­ing their meeting on Mon­day night, the Board of Selectmen received presentations, recognized a Wilmington Little League baseball team, and took no action on several items brought up by Town Manager Jeff Hull.

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WILMINGTON — On Saturday, Sept. 11, 2021, Wilmington officials and members of the community joined together to remember the 20th an­niversary of the attack of the U.S. on 9/11/01.

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WILMINGTON — Eco­no­mic Development Com­mittee Chair Mike Cham­poux brought updates and ideas on behalf of the whole committee for the Board of Selectmen during their Monday night meeting. In his presentation, he gave an overview of the work that the committee has done and look­ed forward to…

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WILMINGTON — A group of Wilmington parents shared a presentation with their plans for a district-wide parent working group at the School Com­mittee meeting last Wed­nesday night. The group is made up of 12 parents equally representing each WPS school to fill in any communication gaps and cre…

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While backyard birdwatching may be a meditative pastime for many, Massachusetts residents are urged to take precautions when filling their bird feeders to help stop the spread of a mysterious communicable disease killing birds across the Eastern seaboard.