News Nearby: Tractor Trailer Rollover, Marijuana Dispensary Ban and More

Here's a roundup of this week's headlines from Tewksbury's neighbors.

North Andover

Tractor Trailer Rollover Behind Stop and Shop

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.


School Appeals Officially Dismissed by Commissioner

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.


Andover Woman May Be First in State Linked to Fungal Meningitis Outbreak

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.

knowa November 18, 2012 at 07:32 PM
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Mary November 19, 2012 at 01:19 PM
I think we should have a Special Town Meeting in Tewksbury to prevent a marijuana treatment center opening in Tewksbury just like Reading did. These treatment centers would only breed more trouble for the Town.
malcolm nichols November 19, 2012 at 04:39 PM
Is there consideration For a Treatment facility here? why would Tewksbury want a marijuana treatments center? Lowell, as a city, is better suited, and that is where their clientele hails.
A. Smart November 20, 2012 at 09:22 AM
@malcolm if they marijuana treatment center is run within the rules of they law then it should not be s problem. I'M not sure what you mean though that lowell is better suited because tewkbury already has a smokeshop on MAIN ST and then theres motel caswell for drugs and prostitution. So guess what drugs are already in the town and have been for years. The town should have a dispensery to make money for the town
Annony March 20, 2013 at 04:59 PM
If its for medicinal use there is no way of it causing problems to the town. Some of you adults a just hard headed, you can't get it without a medical card. Also think in the terms of the economy. It's a business that is guaranteed to bring in money, think about it...


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