News Nearby: Tractor Trailer Rollover, Marijuana Dispensary Ban and More
Here's a roundup of this week's headlines from Tewksbury's neighbors.
A tractor trailer carrying a cargo of flour rolled over on a small roadway behind Stop & Shop on Friday.
The vehicle -- owned by Albany Transport Inc. of New York -- was delivering flour from New York State to Bake N' Joy in North Andover when it turned a corner on that roadway and tipped over.
Petitioners against the new Wilmington High School have been dealt another blow in their appeal efforts as the Department of Environmental Protection Commissioner ruled that he will not reconsider his decision to accept the dismissal of the school appeals.
Commissioner Kenneth Kimmell sent notice to the involved parties late Wednesday that he adopted the decision of Hearings Officer Timothy Jones, who ruled that there was no merit to the appeals and thus they should not reach the hearing.
The appealing parties now have 30 days to appeal the project to Superior Court, which is likely the final step in the process.
An elderly woman from Andover may be the first case of fungal meningitis in Massachusetts that is linked to the recalled steroid shot produced by a Framingham pharmaceutical firm at the center of a state investigation, according to an article on WBZ-Boston.
The 71-year-old Andover woman reportedly received a shot of a steroid in early fall that may have been the recalled product. Department of Health spokesman said they are investigating the possible connection to recalled product of New England Compounding Center or Ameridose.
Reading Town Meeting voted 113-39 last week to prohibit any future medical marijuana treatment center from opening in town.On Nov. 6, Election Day, Massachusetts voters approved a ballot question that allows the use of marijuana for medical purposes. Reading voters supported the question by just under 60 percent, Town Manager Peter Hechenbleikner told Town Meeting.