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WILMINGTON — The Wilmington Planning Board met on Tuesday night to vote on a number of projects and permits that have been in the proposal stage for a while, the longest running being the site plan for 66 In­dustrial Way.

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WILMINGTON — Last Wednesday’s School Com­mittee meeting mostly consisted of information regarding the fall 2020 Reopening Advisory Com­mittee, starting in public comments before the presentations from the eight advisory groups.

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WILMINGTON — In fa­vor of getting right to the presentation about school reopening in the fall, the School Committee addres­sed all other items as quickly as possible last Wednesday night. This started with the skipping of an update from the School Committee Reor­ganization Subcommittee unti…

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Growing up in Wilming­ton, it was always a treat to go fishing with daddy. Capt. Larz Neilson would often take us to any place where he could rent a boat, and we’d go out for a couple of hours, feeding the mosquitoes and may­be catching a few fish.

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WILMINGTON —Through­out the coronavirus pandemic, charity and service has been found in unique ways throughout local communities across Massachu­setts. From the Tewks­bury Wine Fairies to the Into Action $10,000 raffle, the Tewksbury and Wil­mington communities have found ways to spread good…

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TEWKSBURY — The year 2020 has been a rough year for everyone and taken a toll on mental health. More than ever, it is important to maintain emotional health and wellness. Over the course of the past five months, children, adolescents, and adults alike have had to fight their own mental battl…

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TEWKSBURY/WILMINGTON — You may have received an Official 2020 Vote By Mail Application from the Massachusetts Secretary of State Wil­liam Galvin’s office in your mailbox recently. This year, all registered voters in Massachusetts have the option to vote by mail in both the Sept. 1 primary an…

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Governor Charlie Baker declared the week of July 12-18, 2020 as Hurricane Preparedness week. In the wake of the COVID-19 pan­demic, natural and man-made emergency situations are still things that we all need to be ready for, if not more so.

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WILMINGTON — The first item for consideration that the Board of Selectmen considered on Monday night was a request for a common victualer license for 196 Ballardvale St. The pro­perty owner, Adam Quinn, is also the franchisee owner for the Dunkin’ at 362 Middle­sex Ave. He’s bringing a Calif…

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WILMINGTON — On Monday night, the Board of Selectmen welcomed new Wilmington police officers Katy Goodwin and Michael DiLorenzo along with a new chairman of the board later on in the meeting. Chairman Greg Bendel recognized that Goodwin and DiLorenzo, who both grew up in town, just graduated…

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WILMINGTON/TEWKSBURY — On Friday, July 10, the Massachusetts De­partment of Public Health rescinded the order banning the use of reusable bags for shopping. The ban, put in place as part of COVID-19 safety measures by the Massachusetts De­partment of Public Health on March 25, instructed gro…

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WILMINGTON — After serving as Wilmington’s Town Moderator for two terms, Rob Peterson an­nounced at the annual Town Meeting that he won’t be seeking re-election in 2021. The reason, which he explained at the Town Meeting, is that he wants to see change in Town Meeting that he feels he can’t …

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WILMINGTON — The Wilmington Memorial Li­brary has found yet an­other way to serve its pa­trons, with a pop-up outdoor library, also nicknamed as the Library on the Lawn.

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After the outbreak of the Korean War in 1950, many young men signed up for the Army. One of them was John McAuliffe, who lived on Dorchester Street, off Hopkins Street, near the Billerica - Wil­mington airport. His bro­ther Eddie was already in the Navy.

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TEWKSBURY — At the weekly Tewksbury Com­mu­­nity Market, attendees have the option to order products from a variety of different vendors. One of the vendors at the market over the past few weeks has been Polish Prince Pierogi, based out of Wil­mington.

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WILMINGTON — In the slow and careful process of reopening in Massachu­setts and across the country, the Wilmington Me­morial Library has found creative ways to serve their community.

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WILMINGTON — On Tuesday night, the Plan­ning Board continued several public hearings re­garding construction site plan reviews and special permits before disagreement in the public hearing for 66 Industrial Way en­sued.

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WILMINGTON — This past Saturday was Wil­ming­ton’s annual Town Meeting. It began at 9 a.m. once enough voters were present. About 150 residents stood under the large tent behind the WHS softball field while Town Moderator Robert Peter­son led the pledge of allegiance and a moment of silence …

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TEWKSBURY — With conventions across the world cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Tewksbury Public Library decided to get creative with a Virtual Library-Con that was held June 22-27.

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WILMINGTON — Wed­nes­day night’s School Committee meeting op­ened with comments re­lated to this spring’s re­mote learning feedback due to the releasing of the survey sent out by Dr. Glenn Brand to all Wil­mington parents.

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WILMINGTON — The Board of Selectmen gave a number of updates and considered new items at their meeting on Mon­day night. The first up­date was to welcome re-elected Selectman Jo­ma­rie O’Mahoney and newly elected Selectman Gary DePalma to three-year terms on the board per last Saturday’s an­…

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WILMINGTON — The town would like to re­mind residents that this Saturday’s Town Meeting (June 27) will begin at 9 a.m. at the Wilmington High School softball field at 159 Church St. All registered Wilmington voters are invited to attend under social distancing guidelines.

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Among the relatively mi­nor and the lesser-known heroes of the Civil War was a group of men from Wilmington, North Read­ing, Reading and Andover. They were members of Company D, 50th Infantry Regiment of Massachu­setts Volunteers. The word volunteers was important to them; it showed that Fat…

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WILMINGTON — Wil­mington resident Daniel Andrade Amaral wrote a letter to the editor in the Wilmington Apple last week asking for the Wil­mington Police Depart­ment to apologize for fal­ling short in the search for Ira Jaan Simbulan. Sim­bulan was an 18-year old Babson College student living…

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WILMINGTON — A number of updates were delivered at last Wed­nes­day’s School Commit­tee meeting related to COVID-19. The first, as part of the Superinten­dent’s Report, came in the form of a survey to gather feedback and in­formation on the possibility of in-person learning this fall.

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WILMINGTON — The Wilmington town election is happening soon in the community, four days after the Tewks­bury town election.

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Wilmington at the outbreak of the Civil War was a town of about 950 persons. During the war, about 100 men from town served in the Union for­ces, a proportion which is unusually large.

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WILMINGTON — On Monday night, the Board of Selectmen approved a recommendation from the Town Planner and heard updates from various town leaders on the effects of COVID-19 in town.

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TEWKSBURY — There seems to be a bit of 21+ magic in the air for the Tewksbury community. Wine fairies have come into town spreading joy and a giving spirit.

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WILMINGTON — The 2020 Wilmington Town Mee­ting will be held on June 27, beneath an open-air tent on the Wilmington High School softball field. The location was approved by a 3-2 vote of the Board of Selectmen.

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WILMINGTON — The doors of the Wilmington Memorial Library remain closed as we continue into the fourth month that COVID-19 has caused the country to shut down. Even as things begin to open up again, library of­ficials do not believe that resuming business would be safe for the general public…

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WILMINGTON — In spite of the interruption cause by the coronavirus pandemic, the Wilmington School Committee is in the process of completing a year-end evaluation for Superintendent of Schools Glenn Brand. The pros­pect of the evaluation was discussed at a School Com­mittee meeting on May 13.

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WILMINGTON — Among a string of serious felony cases considered during the week of May 18, the Suffolk Superior Court grand jury reconvened to return indictments against Shawn McCarthy, 46, of Wil­ming­ton, on three char­ges related to sexually assaul­ting two women in July 2012. The announce…

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A notice issued by the Commonwealth of Massa­chusetts on May 21 urged businesses to flush their plumbing in order to mitigate the hazards of mold and Legionella bacteria in the pipes.

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WILMINGTON — As the Wilmington school year draws to a close, a variety of coronavirus-related loose ends still need to be tied up by students and staff alike.

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WILMINGTON — In preparation for the premiere on June 14, the Wilmington Farmer’s Mar­ket held a dry run this past Sunday. The purpose was to fine-tune the process that will be used this summer as the market reopens for drive-through service every Sunday from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. in the parking…