By decking their homes in lights and decorations, the residents of Rockvale Road provide a Christmas gift each year to the residents of Tewksbury.
- THE NEIGHBORHOOD FILES
- Bill Gilman
Monday, December 24, 2012
(Editor's note: This video was first published on Dec. 23, 2011.) Sure, there is THAT house. But Christmas on Rockvale Road is an event that goes well beyond just one residence. Nearly all of the homeowners on Rockvale (located off Shawsheen Street) participate by trimmed their homes and yards in tens of thousands of lihts and dozens of decorations and props, turning Rockvale Road into a Christmas Village. Editor Bill Gilman stopped by this week and offers this video tour.
One dog is dead, another faces an uncertain future. There are two very different versions to what happened on the night of Dec. 5.
For the first time in five years, a dangerousness hearing will be convened to determine the fate of a Tewksbury dog. The rare action was taken by Animal Control Officer Tim Sullivan, following a fatal dog-on-dog attack last week on Lucille Drive. The incident took place on the evening of Dec. 5 when a three-year-old American Bulldog/Pitbull mix, owned by Will Leavitt, killed a three-year old Yorkshire/Maltese mix (called a Morkie), owned by Rob and Lauren Baressi. However, that fact is about the only thing the owners of the dogs agree on. Rob Baressi alleges that it was a vicious, unprovoked attack and that Leavitt failed to control a potentially dangerous animal. “We have had problems with that dog in the past, so I stopped walking past …