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WILMINGTON — At the meeting of the Wil­mington Select Board on Jan. 9, 2023, Town Mana­ger Jeff Hull explained that the town has looked at the Louise Davy Tra­han Elementary School in Tewksbury as a possible temporary location for students. Wilmington is planning for a new school to be built…

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WILMINGTON — Wil­mington Planning Board Chair Terence Boland an­nounced at the beginning of their meeting this past Tuesday night that any vote including a special permit could not be taken up that night due to only three of the board members being present.

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WILMINGTON — The School Committee met last Wednesday night and re­convened discussions on the Wildwood Building Stu­­dy and the proposed new school start times.

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WILMINGTON — The Select Board spent 2022 advocating for Wilming­ton residents’ best interests, responding to known and unexpected issues, and ushering in transparency for building projects, along with other business.

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WILMINGTON — Repre­sentatives for a potential project on the property at 333 Andover St. brought a mixed-use concept to the Wilmington Select Board at their most recent meeting on Dec. 12. Jay Doher­ty, CEO of Cabot, Cabot & Forbes, shared his intent to partner with the town to create a …

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WILMINGTON — During the Select Board meeting on Monday night, Cabot, Cabot & Forbes CEO Jay Doherty presented early ideas for a proposed partnership with the town to build a mixed-use development at 333 Andover St.

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WILMINGTON — The Select Board opened their meeting with the Salute to Service on Monday night before they receiv­ed updates on ongoing construction projects and the Verizon Fios cable li­cense.

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WILMINGTON — Wil­mington Public Schools’ Transportation Coordina­tor Lisa Faretra provided updates for proposed school start time changes to the School Committee at their most recent meeting. Pen­ding School Committee ap­proval, the changes could be instituted as ear­ly as the 2023-2024 scho…

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WILMINGTON — The School Committee receiv­ed a presentation from Superintendent Dr. Glenn Brand during their meeting last Wednesday night detailing a new option for the relocation of the Wildwood programs. Af­ter challenges with the previous options from the Wildwood Building Stu­dy were brou…

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WILMINGTON — Direc­tor of Student Support Ser­vices Alice Brown-Legrand presented to the School Committee last Wednes­day night regarding the state of need for special needs education in town. Superintendent Dr. Glenn Brand explained that it seemed pertinent to have this conversation during …

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WILMINGTON — The agenda for the School Committee meeting last Wednesday night pertained to presentations from the middle school representatives, the high school athletic department, and the Wildwood Parent Advisory Commit­tee along with the Super­in­tendent’s Report.

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WILMINGTON — The Planning Board approv­ed several draft conditions for projects across town on Tuesday night during their meeting while continuing others as appropriate. They star­ted by approving the sign special permit for 66 Concord St. after ending the public hearing relative to replacin…

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WILMINGTON — Police Chief Joe Desmond and DPW Director Jamie Ma­galdi presented to the Sel­ect Board on their ongoing and historical work re­sponding to Nichols Street traffic concerns this past Monday night. Magaldi opened by challenging the idea that a lack of major change is due to a lack…

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WILMINGTON — The Wilmington Middle School Drama Club is ringing in the holiday season with a musical production of the classic Christmas movie, Elf.

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WILMINGTON — Dur­ing the Select Board meeting on Monday night, the board held the public hearing for the annual property tax classification and received an annual update on Toys for Tots.

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WILMINGTON — As­sistant Superintendent Christine Elliott reported on this year’s MCAS scores along with state averages at the School Committee meeting last Wednesday, Nov. 16.

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WILMINGTON — The School Committee meeting agenda last Wednes­day night pertained to updates from the Per­forming Arts Department, Superintendent’s Report, and budgeting.

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WILMINGTON — On Saturday, residents voted in favor of the appropriation for building a new town hall/school administration building. Resi­dents first heard a report on the plans for the new building as part of article one.

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WILMINGTON — The appropriation for the new senior center was the final article taken up at the special Town Meeting this past Saturday. Earlier in the meeting, as part of the first article that day, Wilmington Superin­ten­dent of Public Buildings George Hooper shared his appreciation for all…

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WILMINGTON — The Select Board meeting on Monday, Nov. 14 was brief and to-the-point as the board considered re­quests from businesses, nonprofit organizations, and town departments.

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WILMINGTON — Dur­ing the School Commit­tee meeting on Nov. 9, a presentation was provided giving updates on the middle school schedule review. The presentation was a combined effort from WMS Principal Jean­ette Quirk and Assistant Superintendent Christine Elliott.

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WILMINGTON — At the School Committee meeting last Wednesday night, the committee re­ceived updates from their middle and high school student representatives and the northside elementary Parents Ad­visory Council.

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WILMINGTON — Wil­mington Middle School Principal Jeanette Quirk and High School Principal Ryan Gendron presented updates at the School Com­mittee meeting last Wed­nesday night about each school’s School Coun­cil improvement plan.

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WILMINGTON — Super­intendent Dr. Glenn Brand discussed enrollment and the strategic plan, among other items, in his report for the School Committee last Wednes­day night. Re­garding the strategic plan, Brand simply mentioned that the updates pertained to the timeline and status.

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WILMINGTON — On Friday, Nov. 11, 2022, the Wilmington Veterans Ser­vices will host a Veter­ans Day ceremony to re­member and honor all of our past and present veterans.

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WILMINGTON/TEWKSBURY — While it was a great night for Demo­crats state-wide, Wil­ming­ton and Tewksbury bucked the trend by supporting some Republican candidates.

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WILMINGTON — On Nov. 8, 2022, Wilmington will participate in the state election. Voting will take place from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. at various voting lo­cations.

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WILMINGTON — Mem­bers of a local triathlon swimming club have been concerned about the re­cent influx of gulls in Silver Lake. Swimmer Lisa Tyler of Lowell, along with members from Wilmington and surrounding towns, part of the Trifury triathlon club, have used the Wilmington lake for open wa…

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TEWKSBURY — On Oct. 12, the Tewksbury/Wil­mington Elks Lodge 2070 presented a donation check to Strongwater Farm to be contributed to their Caring for the Care­giver equine program. Strongwater Farm’s goal is to provide education, physical activity, emotional support, and social op­portuniti…

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TEWKSBURY — After just over 10 years in op­eration as a 501(c)3 non-profit, Wilmington’s iPods for Wounded Veterans held their first veterans’ event in Tewksbury this past Saturday, Oct. 29. The event was held at the Tewksbury Senior Cen­ter and brought in 38 Tewks­bury veterans including ve…

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WILMINGTON — The Planning Board opened and continued numerous public hearings during their meeting on Tuesday night for projects ranging from new building uses to the construction of a 230,000 square foot warehouse.

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As the calendar turns deep into the fall season, we are reminded that fall is not only a time for change, but also a time to prepare a safe refuge for the storms that may lie ahead.

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WILMINGTON — During the Select Board meeting on Monday night, Director of Planning and Conser­vation Valerie Gingrich provided updates on the state legislation that pas­sed in 2020 with a new zoning requirement for multi-family zoning.

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WILMINGTON — Wil­mington Town Engineer Paul Alunni brought two presentations to the Sel­ect Board at their meeting on Monday night: one about a crosswalk across Jonspin Road, and another about two MassDOT projects. Alun­ni opened the first presentation by explaining that the property owners …

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WILMINGTON — To begin the Select Board meeting on Monday night, Chair Judy O’Con­nell led a moment of si­lence for two Wilmington residents: Ralph Desro­siers, who passed away at age 21, and Rodrigo Ro­sa, who passed away at age 24.

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TEWKSBURY — It’s been a few months and Pera Mediterranean Grill, in the old Skewer’s location at 1060 Main St., is carving out a name for itself with the lunch and dinner crowd. The restaurant is owned and operated by Emrah Aslan, former owner of Salem’s Pa­prika Grill.