WILMINGTON — On Saturday, Sept. 11, 2021, Wilmington officials and members of the community joined together to remember the 20th anniversary of the attack of the U.S. on 9/11/01.
WILMINGTON — Economic Development Committee Chair Mike Champoux brought updates and ideas on behalf of the whole committee for the Board of Selectmen during their Monday night meeting. In his presentation, he gave an overview of the work that the committee has done and looked forward to…
WILMINGTON — The School Committee met last Wednesday night to welcome new staff before they received the superintendent’s report and equity audit proposal.
WILMINGTON — A group of Wilmington parents shared a presentation with their plans for a district-wide parent working group at the School Committee meeting last Wednesday night. The group is made up of 12 parents equally representing each WPS school to fill in any communication gaps and cre…
WILMINGTON — Sept. 11 has been declared as Patriots Day to commemorate the brave lives lost during the Sept. 11 attack in 2001.
Prof. J. Frederic Burtt of Lowell Technological Institute, vice president of the New Hampshire Archeological Society and and acknowledged expert on Indian lore, spoke on that subject before the Wilmington Rotary Club in March 1954.
WOBURN — With the future of the New Boston Street bridge project at stake, it took the City Council just minutes this week to sanction a series of land takings along and around New Boston Street.
While backyard birdwatching may be a meditative pastime for many, Massachusetts residents are urged to take precautions when filling their bird feeders to help stop the spread of a mysterious communicable disease killing birds across the Eastern seaboard.
WILMINGTON — On Sept. 2, 2021, Wilmington voters cast their ballots to decide who would replace Selectwoman Jomarie O’Mahoney, who resigned last June from the Board of Selectmen.
After over a year hiatus due to COVID-19 restrictions, the Massachusetts Antique Fire Apparatus Association is happy to announce the return of the 44th annual Antique Fire Apparatus Parade and Show to Wilmington on Saturday, Sept. 18, 2021.
Asa Sheldon probably never had a “What did you do in the war, dad?” conversation with his father. Jeremiah Sheldon lived in Danvers and was 18 when the American Revolution began. He became a Minuteman. Then in 1778, the town doctor asked him to accompany him to Pennsylvania for the Secon…
WILMINGTON — With the release of new guidelines from the Department of Elementary and Second Education mandating all students and staff wear masks and face coverings to start the school year, the School Committee was freed from the responsibility of approving a mask policy before their meeti…
WILMINGTON — The School Committee voted to approve the new middle school handbook and received staffing and other updates from the superintendent and the assistant superintendent during their meeting last Wednesday night.
WILMINGTON — On Thursday, Sept. 2, 2021, Wilmington will hold their special election to fill the vacant seat on the Board of Selectmen.
Silver Lake, Monday, was just as quiet as if it were an ordinary weekday in, say, late September. Only three kiddoes were at the beach during the morning for a swim, and the lifeguard occupied some of his time taking in the summer gear, no longer to be used this season, as Labor Day was the …
WILMINGTON — On Monday Aug. 23, the Wilmington Public School system shared the findings of their investigation into abuse accusations at a meeting. The investigation ultimately determined that three children this school year, and one child the previous school year, were abused.
WILMINGTON — The Board of Selectmen received COVID-19 updates from Board of Health Director Shelly Newhouse before they went through communications and requests to use town spaces.
WILMINGTON — At the Board of Selectmen meeting on Monday, Aug. 16, a number of street and intersection improvements were brought forward via appointments and communications.
WILMINGTON — On Thursday, August 19th, Rob Peterson hosted a Selectmen forum for the upcoming Special Election. The forum was slated to feature candidates Mark Nelson and Judy O’Connell.
WOBURN — The City Council recently positioned itself to sanction a series of proposed land takings in North Woburn that require action before state contractors break ground on the $23.5 million New Boston Street Bridge project.
In spite of tremendous physical damage, Wilmington fared well in the hurricane of 1938. The storm with no name, the worst since 1869, ripped through New England on Sept. 21, killing 682 people. Wilmington had no fatalities and only minor injuries.
WILMINGTON — Wilmington Public School’s universal mask mandate for all students and staff remains in effect from last year, per the School Committee meeting on Monday night. The committee met to consider what COVID-19 mitigation strategies would be followed for the upcoming school year to s…
WILMINGTON — As students graduate high school and get ready to head off to college and career, it is important to instill in them a sense of civic duty and remind them to register to vote. Even if students move out of state, they may vote absentee by mail for local and national elections. …
One of the great advances of civilization has been the reduction or elimination of disease. One of the most scurrilous in the Colonial era was known as throat distemper. It later became known as diphtheria.
WOBURN — The city will need to effect a handful of temporary and permanent land takings in order to proceed with the long-awaited New Boston Street bridge project, Mayor Scott Galvin recently disclosed.
WILMINGTON — At the Planning Board meeting last Tuesday night, the board continued several public hearings for site plan review, stormwater management permits, and more across town.
In May 1973, a demolition permit was issued for the Harnden Tavern. A Malden developer had bought the tavern and wanted to build a condominium project on the property at Woburn and Salem streets in North Wilmington.
Though summer may be drawing to a close, the North Shore continues to offer recreation opportunities beyond beaches and camping. If you’re looking to get up to the coast for sea breezes and exercise, seek out the area’s impressive network of paved trails for walking and biking.
TEWKSBURY/WILMINGTON — The Girl Scouts are an integral part of the fabric of Tewksbury and Wilmington, and Joyce Hamlyn has been the master weaver for over 20 years. The coordinator of the Baldwin Unit of Tewksbury and Wilmington, Hamlyn is retiring and will be departing for Arizona in t…
WILMINGTON — The School Committee meeting last Wednesday night opened with public comments before they got to the Superintendent’s Report and updates to the WMS student handbook.
WILMINGTON — A Wilmington parent and resident spoke up on behalf of all students at the School Committee meeting last night in support of the new state dyslexia screening guidelines. The updates across the district would later be shared to the committee by Assistant Superintendent for Curri…
WILMINGTON — The Wilmington Ice Rink and Recreation Committee met on Thursday, July 15 to discuss the results of their community survey. The survey asked residents for feedback on the town’s existing indoor facilities.
TEWKSBURY — Bruce and Sue Panilaitis are committed to family and creating a safe, loving home. The Tewksbury couple was recently recognized by the Massachusetts Department of Children and Families as Foster Parents of the Year through the Lowell/Chelmsford office.
August is the time for the blues. Not the musical blues, the delicious ones — blueberries. Wild native blueberries are a real treat, and increasingly rare. There are still a few spots where the blues can be found.
TEWKSBURY — The annual Tewksbury Team Hope Walk hosted by the Huntington’s Disease Society of America Massachusetts and Rhode Island Chapter is returning this year on Saturday, Sept. 18 at Tewksbury Hospital to raise awareness and donations for a cure.
WILMINGTON — The cause of a recent crash on Interstate 93 in Wilmington is still under investigation after a three-year old child was ejected from the affected car.
WILMINGTON — This summer will mark the 25th anniversary of the disappearance and murder of Tewksbury resident Amy (Brandi) Sullivan. After disappearing in July of 1996, her body was found about a month later on Aug. 7, 1996, badly beaten in a wooded area off of Ballardvale Street in Wilmington.
WILMINGTON — Wilmington resident Jessica Stryhalaleck has recently accepted the position of assistant principal of Amesbury Middle School. She was kind enough to talk to the Town Crier about her hiring process, her transition into the position, and her goals in her new role.
WILMINGTON — The Board of Selectmen meeting on Monday night began with a single appointment for a change in management at Casa Blanca, from Mia Munoz to Carlos Polanco. Assistant Town Manager Kerry Colburn-Dion, who was standing in that night for Town Manager Jeff Hull, mentioned Police Ch…
How did it come to be that Joshua Harnden opened a tavern? The Harnden Tavern on Salem Street in North Wilmington is now the town museum. It was built about 1770, and bought by Joshua and Sarah Harnden a year later.
WILMINGTON — At their meeting last Wednesday night, the School Committee heard updates on everything from summer school to library books.
WILMINGTON — Wilmington High School Principal Linda Peters brought two presentations before the School Committee last Wednesday night: one on updates to the WHS student handbook, and the second on the Vision of a Graduate.
READING — Held over the weekend on $100,000 cash bail, 10 alleged militia members who reportedly describe themselves as “Moorish sovereigns” will be arraigned in Malden District Court Tuesday morning in the wake of Saturday’s tense hours-long standoff with Mass State Police on I-95 by the…
Riding with Capt. Larz Neilson could be challenging. Before you’d even get into the car, you’d notice the aroma of cigar butts, probably in the ash tray but maybe elsewhere. And there might be a can of worms, probably dried up.
Ransomware, cyberattacks, infrastructure targets, utility disruption; these topics were the subject of movies and dramatizations just a few years ago, and are now part of the nightly news and newspaper headlines. The use of computer software to cause financial harm and interruption to acti…
TEWKSBURY — The trial of the two suspects in connection with the October 2016 death of Tewksbury Memorial High School student Ethan Costello faces another delay.
WILMINGTON — The Wilmington High School Class of 1971 got to experience a blast from the past this weekend as they toured Wilmington as a part of their reunion milestone celebrating 50 years since they graduated from Wilmington High School.