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WILMINGTON — The Wilmington Substance Abuse Coalition is hosting a dialogue called “Mari­jua­na, Vape, and You” at St. Thomas Church in Wil­mington on Thursday, Jan. 23 at 7 p.m. The event will feature a keynote speaker and a panel of professionals covering everything from legalization to th…

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LOWELL — When the call goes out for help, Tewksbury families are always generous and ea­ger to provide assistance in whatever manner they can. For more than 10 years, Lowell Healthy Fa­milies, part of the Massa­chusetts Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children and Eliot Hu­man Commu…

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WILMINGTON — The Office of Town Clerk Chris­tine Touma-Conway has released information re­garding the 2020 Wilming­ton town elections. The election will be on Sat­urday, April 25, with voting locations at the Boutwell School, Wildwood Street School, and Town Hall.

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As the champagne bottles are drain­ed, the confetti set­tles, and the New Year’s Eve fireworks are just an echo in your brain, New Year’s Day brings to mind several things.

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WILMINGTON — On Wednesday, Dec. 18, the Wilmington School Committee welcomed Wilmington middle and high school students for school updates to begin their meeting.

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LOWELL — On Thurs­day, Dec. 19 the criminal phase of the Oliveira animal cruelty case continued at Lowell District Court with a pre-trial hearing. Slaughterhouse owner Dinis Oliveira of 199 Marston St. and his employee, Francisco Men­jivar of El Salvador, both appeared before a judge at the …

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WILMINGTON — The Board of Selectmen invited WHS a cappella group Soundscape to their most recent meeting to sing some Christmas songs. After their performance, Selectmen Chair Greg Ben­del presented each Soundscape member with a certificate.

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WILMINGTON — On Monday Dec. 16, the Wilmington Elderly Ser­vices Commission will make their case for a new senior center at the Board of Selectmen meeting. The commission is likely to formally request an article be placed on the 2020 Town Meeting warrant to at least fund a feasibility study …

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WILMINGTON — The Wilmington School Com­mittee met last Wednes­day, Dec. 4 to discuss a number of policies and up­dates. Their agenda in­cluded the Superinten­dent’s Report, the homework policy, the Walker Report, a school improvement plan from WMS, and an application for the Mas­sachusetts S…

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WILMINGTON — Three Cadettes from Wilmington Girl Scout Troop 65083 were recognized in an award ceremony for their Girl Scout Silver Awards on Friday night at Wilmington United Methodist Church. The three recipients, Ra­chel George, Tanya Mollo, and Taylor Mills, are currently in the 9th grad…

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Wilmington has never been the center of any box­ing mat­ches. In November 1887, though, an English lightweight boxing champion trained here for a week as he prepared to take on Am­erican champion Jack McAu­liffe.

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WILMINGTON — At last night’s Planning Board meeting, the board reviewed a number of site plan reviews, subdivisions, and stormwater management permits for various plots in town.

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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.