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WILMINGTON — The Dun­kin’ on 357 Middlesex Ave. in Wilmington, which closed temporarily for remodeling on Sunday June 9, is reopening this Friday.

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WILMINGTON — On Fri­day June 14, a Wil­mington couple was featured on the HGTV show “My Lottery Dream Home.” Originally from Medford, Nicholas Rocco won a million dollars as the grand prize winner of the Massachu­setts Lottery’s “The Fast Road To $1 Million” instant ticket game. He purchased…

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In May, 1924, the name of the Silver Lake railroad station became a hot political issue in Wilmington and South Tewksbury. The Bos­ton & Maine Railroad was contemplating changing the name of the station to West Wilmington. Maybe somebody thought passengers buying tickets to Silver Lake c…

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WILMINGTON — On Sunday evening, Wil­mington Police received a call that the missing 11-year old boy had re­turned to his Wilmington home. A resident originally called the police early Sunday morning when they woke up and discovered their child missing.

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I had the chance recently to enjoy lunch somewhere you might not think of — at a local vocational technical high school. The Ram’s Head Dining Room, a full-service restaurant, is located in the Shawsheen Valley Regional Technical High School in Billerica and is the “shop” component of the cu…

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WILMINGTON/TEWKSBURY — Did you know that Silver Lake was once a very popular destination getaway for people from "the city"? Many homes surrounding the lake were originally vacation cottages. Visitors traveled on trains from Boston to enjoy the lake and its summer activities. Learn about thi…

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The Board of Selectmen decided on May 28 to table a discussion on a Town Meet­ing scheduling review committee, as discussions about how to best represent different stakeholder groups continue.

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If you’ve recently walked around the pond at Rotary Park, you might have no­ticed some fairy houses along the way. You might have stopped to look at all the details, or to write a tiny note in Grumpy’s mailbox. And maybe if you noticed when the fairy houses appeared, you could have also seen…

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There is probably no greater tragedy that can befall a mother than to learn that her young son has been killed in war. That was the news that Mrs. Wavie Drew re­ceived shortly after Operation Neptune, the Allied invasion of the coast of France, known as D-Day, June 6, 1944.

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Last week, students from the Shawsheen Valley Tech­nical High School, Wilming­ton Middle School, and the Wilmington West CARES Program showed their portrait of Ellen Degeneres made entirely out of crayons at the SVTHS Third Annual Spring Festival. Built by students ranging from the fourth th…

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WILMINGTON — On Tues­day, May 21, Margaret “Peg­gy” Kane, a longtime member of the Wilmington School Committee, passed away.

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WILMINGTON — On May 22, Superintendent of Schools Dr. Glenn Brand updated the School Committee on a number of staffing changes in the district.

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WILMINGTON — If you dial 911 from any Wilming­ton landline or recently purchased cellphone line, Wilmington’s public safety dispatchers are the ones who will answer. Then, according to the priority and severity of the issue, they’ll raise the concern to the appropriate party. But taking note…

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The B-47 Stratojet was an awesome, beautiful plane with six jet engines on swept-back wings. Intro­duced in 1947, the B-47 marked a giant step forward in aircraft technology, the first U.S. bomber built as a jet. Its ceiling was 40,440 feet, with a top speed of 650 m.ph. It was designed to h…

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WILMINGTON — By a 4-1 vote, the Wilmington Board of Selectmen has chosen Bryan Perry as Town Accountant. Perry currently serves as City Auditor of Lowell.

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WILMINGTON — As the Board of Selectmen finalizes the composition of the committee to discuss the future of the Ristuccia Rink, members are seeking to keep all of their options open.

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WILMINGTON — The new­ly formed Vaping Com­mit­tee presented their work and their findings to the Wil­mington School Committee at its meeting on May 8. The presentation was led by Christine Murray, coordinator of Behavior Health and Social and Emotional Sup­port. Also in attendance at the mee…

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In the history of Wilming­ton, one key date is a turning point, and that is April 13, 1903, when a large fire destroyed part of the center of town. Though nothing like the fires that swept through Boston or Chicago in the 1870s, in a sleepy farm town like Wilmington, it was big.

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WILMINGTON — On Mon­day, May 13, 2019, Wilming­ton Police Department res­ponded to a report of shots fired in the Salem Street and Ring Avenue area in Wil­mington at approximately 12:45 a.m.

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WILMINGTON — Last Friday, May 10, Mike Burns was named the 2019 Wil­mington Good Guy at the 51st annual Good Guy Din­ner. Burns was honored at the dinner with several ac­colades, as well as a “roast.”

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WORCESTER — College student-athletes’ success might be determined by how quick they are on their feet, how willing they are to take risks, and how attentive they are to what is happening around them.

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TEWKSBURY — Foun­ded in 1990, the Tewksbury Piecemakers Quilt Guild is gearing up for its 27th annual quilt show. Held at the Tewksbury Senior Cen­ter on June 1 and 2nd from 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. both days, it is open to the public.

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WILMINGTON — The Board of Selectmen has unanimously elected Greg Bendel as chairman for the coming year. Bendel was nominated by incumbent Chairman Kevin Cai­ra. Bendel and Caira both won reelection to the board in last month’s town elections.

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WILMINGTON — The Town of Wilmington will be entering mediation with contractor Gilbane Com­pany in order to resolve on­going issues with the wood floor in the high school gymnasium.

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WILMINGTON — Last Sat­urday morning, May 4, the annual Town Meeting was held in the Wilmington High School auditorium. Des­pite only roughly 100 people in attendance, several important topics were up for consideration, focusing on topics ranging from budgetary issues, to zoning, to school mo…

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WILMINGTON — At a Board of Selectmen meeting on April 22, Veterans Affairs Director Lou Cim­aglia previewed the Me­morial Day weekend sche­dule for 2019.

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WILMINGTON — At a meeting on April 24, the School Committee recognized its two departing members. Committee Chair Julie Broussard, who has been on the committee since 2013, and committee member Thomas Talbot, on the committee since 2016, both did not seek reelection.

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Wilmington is one of a small number of towns authorized to have a Min­uteman company, having sent men to the Battle of Concord and Lex­ington on April 19, 1775. Known as “The shot heard ‘round the world,” the battle was the opening of the American Re­volution. And men from Wil­mington were there.

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TEWKSBURY — Last Thurs­day, Tewksbury Public Library hos­ted an event in memory of Jim Mi­celi, who served Wilmington and Tewksbury as state representative for more than 40 years before he passed last year. Community Services Librarian and Head of Technical Services Rob Hayes counted about 6…

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WILMINGTON — On Mon­day, April 22, 2019, the Youth Group from the Parish of Transfiguration in Wilming­ton presented a donation of $5,250 to a representative from the Smile Train.

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WILMINGTON — The Wilmington School Com­mittee publicly shared their evaluation of Su­per­intendent Dr. Glenn Brand at a meeting on April 24.

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WILMINGTON — Suz­anne Sullivan, current prin­cipal of the Parker Ele­mentary School in Biller­ica, has been chosen as the new principal of the Wo­burn Street School. She will begin on July 1, taking over the position currently held by Jeffrey Strasnick.

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WILMINGTON — This past Saturday, April 27, residents voted in three new School Committee members, three members on the Board of Selectmen, and one reelection candidate for the Shaw­sheen Tech School Commit­tee. The polls closed at 8 p.m. on Saturday night, with absentee voting ending at the …

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WILMINGTON — Last week, after 36 years of de­livering mail in Wilming­ton, Rural Postal Carrier Denyce DeRoche retired. She watch­ed the post of­fice and the town change over those years and is now leaving with mixed emotions. She is thrilled to complete her ca­reer, but will miss her co-wor…

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WILMINGTON — May 4th’s Town Meeting suggestions include but are not limited to amendments to the inclusionary zoning by-law, updated equipment at schools and public safety buildings, potential re­zoning, and the moving of funds for a number of oth­er purposes. The booklet from the Finance Co…

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WILMINGTON — Off-peak hour flag stops at the North Wilmington MBTA station will continue, following a vote by the Board of Selectmen on April 22.

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TEWKSBURY — Tonight, at 7 p.m. at the Tewksbury Public Library, the Tewks­bury and Wilmington public libraries are hosting a joint event to honor the life and legacy of Representative Jim Miceli almost one year since his passing. This event is the first in a series of local history programmi…

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Rural Free Delivery was only 10 years old when the North Wilmington Post Of­fice hired its first RFD carrier in 1906. Prior to 1896, people living in rural areas, 65 percent of the U.S. population, had to go to the post office to pick up mail. There was delivery only in cities.

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WILMINGTON — Chiro­practor Dr. Michael Thomas has resumed his practice with the help of his daughter Dr. Katelyn Thomas as of March 1 since he closed in October of 2018. According to Dr. Kate­lyn Thomas, her fa­ther had open-heart surgery on Oct. 31 and just re­cently re-opened his practice …