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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.

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WILMINGTON — With the release of new guidelines from the Department of Elementary and Second Education mandating all students and staff wear masks and face coverings to start the school year, the School Committee was freed from the responsibility of approving a mask policy before their meeti…

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WILMINGTON — The School Committee voted to approve the new middle school handbook and re­ceived staffing and other updates from the superintendent and the assistant superintendent during their meeting last Wed­nesday night.

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Silver Lake, Monday, was just as quiet as if it were an ordinary weekday in, say, late September. Only three kiddoes were at the beach during the morning for a swim, and the lifeguard occupied some of his time taking in the summer gear, no longer to be used this season, as Labor Day was the …

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WILMINGTON — The Board of Selectmen re­ceived COVID-19 up­dates from Board of Health Di­rector Shelly Newhouse before they went through communications and re­quests to use town spaces.

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In spite of tremendous physical damage, Wilming­ton fared well in the hurricane of 1938. The storm with no name, the worst since 1869, ripped through New England on Sept. 21, killing 682 people. Wilming­ton had no fatalities and only minor injuries.

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WILMINGTON — Wil­mington Public School’s universal mask mandate for all students and staff remains in effect from last year, per the School Committee meeting on Monday night. The committee met to consider what COVID-19 mitigation strategies would be followed for the upcoming school year to s…

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WILMINGTON — As students graduate high school and get ready to head off to college and career, it is im­portant to instill in them a sense of civic duty and re­mind them to register to vote. Even if students move out of state, they may vote absentee by mail for local and national elections. …

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WILMINGTON — At the Planning Board meeting last Tuesday night, the board continued several public hearings for site plan review, stormwater management permits, and more across town.

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In May 1973, a demolition permit was issued for the Harnden Tavern. A Mal­den developer had bought the tavern and wanted to build a condominium project on the pro­perty at Woburn and Salem streets in North Wilmington.

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Though summer may be drawing to a close, the North Shore continues to offer recreation opportunities beyond beaches and camping. If you’re looking to get up to the coast for sea breezes and exercise, seek out the area’s im­pressive network of paved trails for walking and biking.

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TEWKSBURY/WILMINGTON — The Girl Scouts are an integral part of the fabric of Tewksbury and Wilming­ton, and Joyce Hamlyn has been the master wea­ver for over 20 years. The coordinator of the Bald­win Unit of Tewksbury and Wilmington, Hamlyn is retiring and will be de­parting for Arizona in t…

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WILMINGTON — The School Committee meeting last Wed­nesday night opened with public comments before they got to the Superintendent’s Report and updates to the WMS student handbook.

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WILMINGTON — A Wilming­ton parent and resident spoke up on behalf of all students at the School Committee meeting last night in support of the new state dyslexia screening guidelines. The updates across the district would later be shared to the committee by Assistant Superintendent for Curri…

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WILMINGTON — The Wil­mington Ice Rink and Recreation Committee met on Thursday, July 15 to discuss the results of their community survey. The sur­vey asked residents for feedback on the town’s ex­isting indoor facilities.

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TEWKSBURY — Bruce and Sue Panilaitis are committed to family and creating a safe, loving home. The Tewksbury couple was recently recognized by the Massa­chu­setts Department of Children and Families as Foster Parents of the Year through the Lowell/Chelmsford office.

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TEWKSBURY — The annual Tewksbury Team Hope Walk hosted by the Huntington’s Disease So­ciety of America Massa­chusetts and Rhode Is­land Chapter is returning this year on Saturday, Sept. 18 at Tewksbury Hospital to raise awareness and donations for a cure.

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WILMINGTON — This summer will mark the 25th anniversary of the disappearance and mur­der of Tewksbury resident Amy (Brandi) Sul­livan. After disappearing in July of 1996, her body was found about a month later on Aug. 7, 1996, badly beaten in a wooded area off of Bal­lardvale Street in Wil­mington.

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WILMINGTON — The Board of Selectmen meeting on Monday night be­gan with a single appointment for a change in management at Casa Blanca, from Mia Munoz to Carlos Polanco. Assistant Town Manager Kerry Colburn-Dion, who was standing in that night for Town Mana­ger Jeff Hull, mentioned Police Ch…

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WILMINGTON — Wil­mington High School Prin­cipal Linda Peters brought two presentations before the School Committee last Wednesday night: one on updates to the WHS student handbook, and the se­cond on the Vision of a Graduate.

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READING — Held over the weekend on $100,000 cash bail, 10 alleged mili­tia members who reportedly describe themselves as “Moorish sovereigns” will be arraigned in Mal­den District Court Tues­day morning in the wake of Saturday’s tense hours-long standoff with Mass State Police on I-95 by the…

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Riding with Capt. Larz Neilson could be challen­ging. Before you’d even get into the car, you’d notice the aroma of cigar butts, probably in the ash tray but maybe elsewhere. And there might be a can of worms, probably dried up.

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Ransomware, cyberattacks, infrastructure targets, utility disruption; these topics were the sub­ject of movies and dra­matizations just a few years ago, and are now part of the nightly news and newspaper headlines. The use of computer software to cause financial harm and interruption to acti…

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TEWKSBURY — The trial of the two suspects in connection with the October 2016 death of Tewksbury Memorial High School student Ethan Costello faces another delay.

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WILMINGTON — The Wilmington High School Class of 1971 got to experience a blast from the past this weekend as they tour­ed Wilmington as a part of their reunion milestone celebrating 50 years since they graduated from Wil­mington High School.