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The name Ames is very common in Massachu­setts. There were many prominent people and bus­inesses with that name. In Wilmington Square, there was Ames News, directly across the street from the railroad depot.

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WILMINGTON — At a School Committee meeting on Nov. 13, Superin­tendent of Schools Dr. Glenn Brand gave an update on the district homework policy. The policy was originally approv­ed by the School Commit­tee on Sept. 12, 2018, and according to Brand, is still facing some growing pains.

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WILMINGTON — Ear­lier this month, the Wil­mington Police De­part­ment warned residents about potential door-to-door scams against homeowners in this area. Deputy Chief Bri­an Pupa mentioned to the Town Crier that this region has recently seen an increase in the number of reported door-to-doo…

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WILMINGTON — Wil­mington’s iPods for Woun­ded Veterans received a philanthropy gift of $10,000 from 100 Women Who Care Boston North. The organization chose IFWV through a nomination process that started with iPods’ Social Media Di­rector Cindy Wurdeman. Wurdeman has been volunteering with iP…

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BILLERICA — Mat­thew Mixon of Billerica has recently announced that he will be running to represent Massachusetts’ Sixth District in the Uni­ted States House of Rep­re­sentatives, which in­cludes Tewksbury and Wil­mington, in the 2020 Congressional election. Mixon will be challenging incumbe…

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WILMINGTON — Town Manager Jeff Hull shar­ed a free cash update with the Board of Select­men at a meeting on Nov. 12.

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The Town Crier in the distant past had a story about a man named Car­ter who burned down his barn, threatening to shoot firemen who came to put out the fire. This was in Burlington, not far from the Wilmington town line.

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WILMINGTON — On Friday, Oct. 25, the Wil­mington High School band played its last high school football game of the season, led by band teacher Barbara Mette in the last game of her career. To celebrate, Me­tte’s adopted daughter and WHS alumnus Julie Kelley invited band alum­ni from the past…

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WILMINGTON — Wil­mington School Com­mit­tee member MJ Byrnes has received recognition from the Massachusetts Associa­tion of School Commit­tees, being invited into their All-State School Committee. Byrnes is the honoree for all of division one of the MASC, one out of nine school committee me…

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Walking in the woods on an autumn day adds a different dimension to the forest. Leaves are crun­chy, most have fallen, and the landscape is blanketed in auburn, orange, yellow, red and brown.

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WILMINGTON — On the 11th day of the 11th month of the year, at 11 a.m., Wilmington continues its yearly tradition of honoring veterans for the Veterans Day ceremonies. Veter­ans Day celebrates the armistice of World War I, which took place on Nov. 11 1918 and was first celebrated exactly 100…

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WILMINGTON — Last week, Wilmington Middle School eighth grader So­fia Pitzen was selected to be this year’s Project 351 Ambassador for the Town of Wilmington.

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WILMINGTON — The Town of Wilmington will soon be the home of a new community garden, thanks to Girl Scout Troop 62457.

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WILMINGTON — At a Board of Selectmen meeting on Oct. 15, Town Ma­nager Jeff Hull announ­ced that Bill Cavanaugh will be the town’s new fire chief. Cavanaugh will take over the role upon the re­tirement of current Chief Joe McMahon.

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TEWKSBURY — Last Tuesday, Oct. 15, a bench at the Tewksbury Senior Cen­ter was dedicated in honor of late State Repre­sentative Jim Miceli.

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WILMINGTON — Read­­ing Municipal Light De­partment is asking the Town of Wilmington to con­sider building a new power substation on Route 125 in the northern part of town.

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You could call it the case of the crippled cruisers. In March 1969, Wilming­ton Town Meeting voted zero money for new police cruisers. Chief Paul Lynch had asked for four vehicles, a station wagon to re­place the K-9 car, an un­marked cruiser and two cruisers, to replace cars 31 and 32. The …

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WILMINGTON — Su­perintendent of Schools Glenn Brand has announ­ced the members of the new School Start Time Committee.

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WOBURN — The city’s Zoning Board of Appeals (ZBA) intends to review a proposed truck circulation and rock and gra­vel loading plan this week as the local officials resume deliberations over extraordinary activity from the active construction site.

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Wilmington’s LeRoy Bed­ell worked as a tower man for the Boston & Maine Railroad. In 1920, he was manning the B&M tower at East Somerville. Anoth­er railroad man, Hughey Turner of Reading High­lands had just told of seeing a lakeside battle in Wakefield between a snapping turtle and …

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WILMINGTON — On Oct. 21, a new episode of the show Family Feud will air at 8 p.m. on chan­nel 7 featuring the Caira family from Wilmington. The Cairas flew out to Los Angeles to film the episode earlier this summer after being selected through a casting pro­cess.

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WILMINGTON — Last Wednesday, Oct. 2, the Wil­mington Police De­part­ment teamed up with three coffee places in town to host “Coffee with a Cop” in honor of Na­tional Coffee with a Cop Day. The event invited residents to have a chance to bring concerns or just get to know Wilmington’s police …

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WILMINGTON — They heed the call. A fellow veteran needs a helping hand, and Tom Fisher, a veteran himself and motorcycle rider, jumps into action.

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WILMINGTON — At a meeting on Sept. 23, Town Manager Jeff Hull announced to the Board of Selectmen that the town has received a SAFER grant (staffing for adequate fire and emergency response) from FEMA.

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A teenage girl commuting by train to Boston had a harrowing experience 85 years ago. Christine Car­ter was a freshman at Rad­cliffe College in Cam­bridge. On the morning of Oct. 24, 1934, she was late for the morning train at the Silver Lake station.

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BILLERICA — Re­cently, the Shawsheen Valley Technical High School School Commit­tee released a statement announcing its search for the next Superin­tendent of Schools. The start date of the position would be on July 1, 2020.

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WILMINGTON — On Sept. 25, Superinten­dent of Schools Dr. Glenn Brand updated the School Com­mittee on the school start time committee. He told the board that he has sent information to the community in order to so­licit volunteers. Poten­tial volunteers were ask­ed to re­spond the week prior…

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WILMINGTON — The Wilmington Board of Selectmen has voted to approve a change of of­ficers/directors/LLC managers and alteration of premises for an all alcohol-restaurant license for Michael’s Place Restaurant. The update was approved by the four members of the board present; Sel­ectman and f…

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TEWKSBURY — Eric Griffin, who was arraign­ed and charged on Sept. 16 for assault and battery on a household or family member in connection with a suspicious death, has since been scheduled for a pre-trial hearing on Oct. 25. The Tewksbury na­tive, 39, was held and brought back to court after…

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WILMINGTON — Edu­cators and town officials are trying to determine a workable solution for the town’s aging school buil­dings, particularly the Wildwood. Superinten­dent of Schools Glenn Brand expressed concern that the current buildings do not adequately fit Wilmington’s needs.