Wilmington Top News

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If you were to look for Dr. Brown in Wilmington 200 years ago, you’d have been asked, were you look­ing for Jabez or Silas? The two doctors Brown do not appear to have been related but they were neighbors for 12 years.

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WILMINGTON — Farm­ers markets are in full swing at this time of year and Wilmington’s Farm­ers Market is no exception. Located on Swain’s Green across from Wil­mington High School, the market has a variety of vendors that turn Sunday mornings into a culinary adventure.

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WILMINGTON — During the Tuesday night Planning Board meeting, a number of public hearings were continued and closed re­garding various construction projects across town.

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WILMINGTON — The public hearing for a proposed subdivision and stormwater management permit on Birch Street brought a number of residents to the Planning Board meeting this past Tuesday night with environmental concerns.

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The installation of a new culvert for Lubbers Brook in North Wilming­ton is certainly an inconvenience for people living on the wrong side of the brook. Route 62 is closed and probably will be for a couple more weeks.

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WILMINGTON — On Tuesday, July 21, 2022, Wilmington Police arrested Billerica resident Ka­ren Haught, 52, in connection with a hit and run incident that caused serious bodily injury to a Wil­mington resident.

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WILMINGTON - The Wilmington Select Board invited Fire Chief Bill Cavanaugh and Police Chief Joe Desmond to their meeting on Monday night to discuss recent service updates and the plans for National Night Out.

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WILMINGTON — The Select Board received communications from the town manager, the MBTA, and the DPW before they considered various requests and new business during their meeting on Monday night.

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WILMINGTON — A man in his mid-40s reportedly robbed a woman at gunpoint on a walking trail near the Wilmington Fa­mily Medical Center at 500 Salem St. on Wednesday, July 6 at around 5:30 p.m.

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WILMINGTON — The Select Board meeting Mon­day night, June 27, began with appointments for Tar­get to change managers and the Wilmington Fire Chief regarding an ambulance replacement.

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WILMINGTON — The Select Board received communications ahead of their meeting for June 27 regarding the MSBA process for the Wildwood, a public hearing, the town manager evaluation, the MBTA, Finance Com­mittee money transfers, the town manager’s priorities, and more.

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WILMINGTON — After 66 years of service to the Wil­ming­ton community, the be­loved Lucci’s Supermarket is getting a new look and new name this summer. Lucci’s an­nounced that it has been sold to McKinnon’s Supermarkets and will reopen this July under the McKinnon’s name.

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WILMINGTON — This year marks the 40th anniversary of the Town of Wilmington’s Fourth of July celebration. The town has so many family fun events planned that the celebration will be spread over four days from June 30 to July 3.

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WILMINGTON — Dur­ing the School Com­mittee meeting last Wednesday night, the committee received the Superintendent’s Re­port and evaluation, public comment, and an update on the equity audit.

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WILMINGTON — For the School Committee meeting last Wednesday night, Coordinator of Be­havioral Health Chris­tine Murray and Social Emotional Support and Family Engagement Spe­cialist Erin Dunham presented updates on social-emotional learning efforts.

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WILMINGTON — As­sistant Superintendent Christine Elliott and K-5 STEM Coordinator Mi­chelle LeVesque brought reading and mathematical universal screening data for the School Com­mittee meeting last Wed­nesday night.

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TEWKSBURY — Last week, community members gathered at the Tewksbury Country Club to celebrate the commencement of a new veterans housing project at 1660 Main St., a collaboration between Tewks­bury Home Build and the nonprofit organization Sol­dier On, Inc. The four-story, 18,565 square foot …

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WILMINGTON —Recent­ly, the Wilmington High School math team finished their 2021-22 season on a high note as the Division 5 first place team.

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Youngsters fishing at Lub­bers Brook years ago in North Wilmington probably did not think about the age of the bridge beneath them. They were more concerned with getting elbow room, not tangling their lines and ultimately, with catching trout.

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WILMINGTON — Star­ting on June 22, 2022, the Massachusetts Antique Fire Apparatus Association (MAFAA) and the Inter­national Fire Buffs Asso­ciation (IFBA) will host a four-day National IFBA-SPAAMFAA Summer Con­vention that will take place in Woburn and Wilmington.

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WILMINGTON — The Sel­­ect Board discussed two memos in communications regarding the 40B proposal at 79 Nichols St. during their meeting on Monday night, among other communications, before they re­ceived public comment.

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WILMINGTON — The School Committee recei­ved several public comments in support of the negotiations for educational assistants, a field trip proposal, and the superintendent’s report during their meeting last Wednesday night.

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WILMINGTON — On Monday night, the Wil­mington Select Board approved requests for town spaces, licenses, and appointees and re­ceived a presentation on an electrical station.

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WILMINGTON — Last Wednesday night, social studies lead teacher Rob­ert Mauriello and Assist­ant Superintendent Chris­tine Elliott presented their recommendations for ad­opting new Social Studies curriculums in grades k-5 at the School Committee meeting for approval.

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There is new construction underway at Perry’s Corner in Wilmington. The particular site has been vacant for three-quarters of a century, but for more than a century it was occupied by Perry’s blacksmith shop.

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Summer weather is of­ten an invitation to explore new places. Many this summer will escape the hustle and bustle of urban life and travel to the tranquil, yet crowded, sandy coastline or the majestic, albeit mos­quito ridden, mountains of the north.

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BILLERICA — Shaw­sheen Valley Regional Vo­cational Technical High School had its graduation ceremony for the Class of 2022 this Thursday, June 2. Graduates come to the school from the towns of Tewksbury, Wilmington, Bedford, Billerica, and Burlington.

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WILMINGTON — The Wilmington School Com­mittee meeting last Wed­nesday night featured updates on the middle school, summer reading, the superintendent’s re­port, and the high school handbook.

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WILMINGTON — The School Committee re­ceived presentations dur­ing their most recent meeting from Wilming­ton Middle School Princi­pal Dr. Jeanette Quirk and Superintendent Dr. Glenn Brand on the principal entry plan and middle school program re­view recommendations.

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BILLERICA — On Thurs­day, May 26 at approximately 10:30 p.m., the Billerica Police Depart­ment responded to a two car, head-on motor vehicle accident in the area of 570 Boston Road.

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WILMINGTON — After a thorough discussion last Wednesday night during their meeting, the Wilmington School Com­mittee voted not to change school start times across the district for the next school year. They receiv­ed the results of a community survey around the top three scenarios in their p…

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WILMINGTON — “La­dies and gentlemen, you are about to see a story of greed, corruption, violence, exploitation, adultery, and treachery... all those things we hold near and dear to our hearts. Thank you... and welcome.”

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WILMINGTON — Ten­sions ran high at the Sel­ect Board meeting on Monday night during the presentation for an affordable housing proposal at 79 Nichols St.

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WILMINGTON — Be­fore the Select Board ad­dressed their appointments in their meeting on Monday night, they open­ed with a moment of si­lence for a Wilmington re­sident who recently pas­sed away at the age of 89.

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WILMINGTON — The School Committee meeting last Wednesday night opened with highlights from the high school Athletic Department be­fore the committee reorganized their positions and committees and re­ceived the Superinten­dent’s Report.

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WILMINGTON — The School Committee receiv­ed and discussed the re­sults of the School Start Time Committee’s survey during their meeting last Wednesday night. Repre­sentatives from the new Parent/Guardian Advocates for Wilmington Schools group detailed their work to increase communication and…

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For a Boston nature writer, a 1907 canoe trip on the Ipswich River had a most inauspicious be­ginning. His canoe ad­venture began with a mix-up, which dominated the opening of a story about a nature-filled trip.

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WILMINGTON — The Town of Wilmington in co­operation with Elder Ser­vices and Veterans Services has announced plans to celebrate the upcoming Memo­rial Day holiday weekend, with many events planned over the three-day weekend.