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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.

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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.

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WILMINGTON — Gary DePalma has returned pa­pers for the open seat this year on the Board of Selectmen, which will be voted on at the annual town election.

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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.

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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…

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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.

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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.

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WILMINGTON — The Board of Selectmen welcomed the newest members of the Wilmington Fire De­partment on March 9.

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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.

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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…

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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.

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WILMINGTON — Wil­mington students may be seeing a shift in class start times in the years ahead.

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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).

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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.…

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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.

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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 &…

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WILMINGTON — Town Manager Jeff Hull up­dat­ed the Board of Selectmen on funding for upgrades at the Buzzell Senior Center on Feb. 10.

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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…

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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…

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.