Tuesday, April 30, 2013
Seniors are also preparing to bid farewell to Town Nurse Ginnie Fairwell.
The Board of Health and the Council on Aging will host their 5th Annual Health Fair on Wednesday, May 1, from 3:00 to 7:00 PM. The Health Fair will have something for the whole family. There will be free screenings, informational booths, massages, kids activities and refreshments. The Lion’s eye-mobile will also be present and conducting tests. This year we had such a great response from vendors. It should be a great take and it all free! Seniors are reminded that the Friends & COA will hold a Volunteer Event at the Senior Center on Saturday, May 4th. The guest speaker will be Virginia Desmond, RN, CNP. The Upscale Consignment Boutique will hold its monthly "Intake of Items" Day next Monday, May 6th from 2:00 to 6:00 PM. The shop is now …
Sunday, April 7, 2013
Barry claims vacant seat on Board of Health.
What was predicted to be a close race for a seat on the Shawsheen Tech School Committee turned into a rout. Incumbent Patricia Meuse swept all eight precincts, en route to a 1,605-982 win over challenger Rick O'Neill. Meuse admitted afterward that she had not been expecting a landslide win and was nervouse about the outcome, even as the first results were announced. "It was kind of nerve-racking," she said. "Even after we knew we had won the first six precincts, I kept saying, 'ok, but we need to win the other two.'" The victory gives Meuse a seventh term on the Shawsheen Tech School Committee. But since first being elected in 1995, this was just the second time she had faced a challenger for re-election. "To be honest, I kind of prefer …
Saturday, April 6, 2013
Everything you need to know about today's election and all the information you need to make an informed choice.
Tuesday, March 26, 2013
This is the candidate statement of Raymond Barry, candidate for a two-year seat on the Board of Health.
Tuesday, March 26
My name is Raymond Barry and I am running for the open 2 year seat on the Board of Health. I have lived in Tewksbury for the past 20 years with my wife, Keri. We are the proud parents of three children, Alex and Zachary whom attend the John F. Ryan School and Tiffany, a junior at Shawsheen Tech. I am a graduate of Northeastern University where I received both Bachelor and Master’s Degrees in Civil Engineering. For 25 years, I worked at GEI Consultants, a local geotechnical and environmental engineering consulting firm. I currently work at Malden Catholic High School as Director of Information Technology and teach an “Introduction to Technology” course to freshmen. I first became interested in emergency preparedness in 1989 while …
Thursday, January 31, 2013
Reed Updates selectmen on changes to CPA law.
The resignation of longtime Board of Health member Edward Sheehan has prompted the Board of Selectmen to make a change to the ballot in the upcoming Tewksbury Municipal Election. In his resignation letter, Sheehan said "unforeseen circumstances" forced him to step down. "It has been an honor to serve the Town of Tewksbury for the last 16 years," Sheehan wrote. "I want to thank those who have served on the board with me and most of all the citizens of Tewksbury." In light if Sheehan's resignation, selectmen voted unanimously at their Jan. 29 meeting to add a two-year Board of Health term to the ballot. The two years represent what is left on Sheehan's term. There are now three of five Board of Health seats up for grabs in the April election…
Thursday, November 8, 2012
The holiday season is filled with activities at the Senior Center.
The Senior Center will be closed this coming Monday, November 12th, in recognition of Veteran's Day. A hearty “THANK YOU” is extended to all our Veterans for their sacrifices and for their heroic part in securing our FREEDOM. Due to the Veteran's holiday, tickets for the Foxwood day trip of Wednesday, December 5th will be available for purchase next Tuesday, November 13th at 8:15 AM. The cost of this trip is $21. The Board of Health will hold its “Flu and Pneumonia Vaccine Clinic” for Seniors next Wednesday, November 14th from 9:00 to 11:00 AM and from 6:00 to 8:00 PM at the Senior Center, 175 Chandler Street. Participants are reminded to bring along their Medicare card. In the afternoon on Wednesday, November 14th, the Town Manager will …
Monday, July 9, 2012
Recycling schedule for 2012-2014.
Monday, July 9, 2012
(Editor's note: The following information was released by the Town Manager's office.) The Town of Tewksbury has released its new Recycling Schedule for 2012-2013. The schedule is attached as a printable PDF document.
Wednesday, April 18, 2012
Brothers says she will "dedicate the next three years on the board to all of the citizens of Tewksbury and their welfare."
Wednesday, April 18, 2012
To The Editor: I am writing to send out a great big THANK YOU to the voters of Tewksbury. I am humbled by your vote for me and I will dedicate the next three years on the board to all of the citizens of Tewksbury and their welfare. I also want to thank "Tewksbury Patch" for Candidates Night, and all of the coverage of the election process. This running for an office is a very hard and time consuming job. I want to say, that I have great respect for all of the people who ran for an office. If you won, Congratulations. If you didn't don't give up, try again. Finally thanks to all that gave permission to put signs in their yards, also to those that send endorsement letters, and the biggest Thank You of all to my husband Bud and his …
Saturday, April 14, 2012
Brothers unseats Fernald for seat on the Board of Health
The votes have been counted and the people have spoken ... loudly. Question 1, which asked voters at Saturday's Municipal election to approve a $1.9 million debt exclusion to pay for expanded athletic complex proposal was soundly defeated by a 2-1 margin. The final vote total was 2914-1465 and the question was defeated in each of the town's eight precincts. Meanwhile, Selectmen Scott Wilson and David Gay easily won re-election, defeating challengers Bob Marcin and Ken Miano. Wilson, who has been an outspoken supporter of Question 1 and the field proposal, admitted to having mixed feelings Saturday night. "I'm disappointed, I'm not going to lie," said Wilson. To be honest I would have rather lost and have the field question pass. I really …
Wednesday, April 11, 2012
Readers cite her 'knowledge' and 'resourcefulness.'
Wednesday, April 11, 2012
To The Editor: We are writing in support of Kathleen Brothers to the Tewksbury Board of Health (BOH). Kathleen Brothers is a lifelong resident of Tewksbury and has been an active participant in several Town functions. We have met Mrs. Brothers as the Warden of Precinct 2. We have found her to be effective in her position as Warden. During her assignment she has displayed unusual resourcefulness, technical knowledge of the rules during an election and the mature judgment in the timely resolution of the various situations that may arise during the election day. We believe that Kathleen will be a pro-active member of the Board of Health, we know that Kathleen Brothers is looking forward to working with the BOH members and to serve her …