Tuesday, February 5, 2013
Former Tewksbury Recreation director charged with mishandling department finances.
Roy Patterson, the former Tewksbury Recreation director, was back in Lowell District Court on Wednesday, Jan. 30 Patterson who faces one count of larceny under $250 and violation of the conflict-of-interest law, appeared for a pretrial conference, according to an article appearing in the Lowell Sun. Patterson is scheduled to be back in court again on March 27 and, if a plea bargain cannot be reached, a trial date would be set at that time, according to the article. Patterson was originally arraigned back in September. Patterson and his assistant, Lauren Bibo-Morris, were fired by Town Manager Richard Montuori two years ago after irregularities were discovered in Recreation Department finances. Investigators allege Bibo-Morris embezzled …
Wednesday, December 26, 2012
With so much going on in the community, it's hard to narrow the list. But these are our Top 10.
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Wednesday, December 26, 2012
Picking a Top 10 list for anything is almost always a no-win situation. That's especially true when you are talking about Top 10 News Stories. That said, here are our Top 10 Tewksbury News Stories for 2012. Did we miss the boat on any? Let us know if you think there were any obvious omissions. 10. McCabe case drags on Arrests were made in April 2011 in connection with the 1969 murder of Tewksbury teen Johnny McCabe. Finally, in December, jury selection began in the first trial. But after another delay, the trial itself won't actually begin until 2013. 9. Stronach wont run In late November, Selectwoman Ann Marie Stronach surprised residents and colleagues by announcing she would not be seeking re-election to the Board of Selectmen in 2013. …
Tuesday, October 11, 2011
Program being run by the Tewksbury School District for children in grades K-8.
John Lyons, director of Community Services for the Tewksbury School Department, announced that a new weekly "drop-in" recreation program for children in grades K-8 will start on Saturday. The program take place at the Parks and Recreation complex on Saunders Street and will be broken up into two sections by age group. The town's Parks and Recreation Department was dissolved earlier this year and now all programs that had been run by the department are under the umbrella of the School Department's Community Services office. Complete details on the new Saturday program, including cost, can be found in the attached PDF flyer.
Tuesday, August 16, 2011
Campers display tenacity, daring and teamwork.
On Friday, the boys and girls of Camp Pohelo engaged in battle on the floor of the Dewing School gym. The competed in a game that has tested the courage and skill of children for decades -- Dodgeball. Editor Bill Gilman was on hand Friday and captured these highlights.
Friday, July 1, 2011
Plenty of activities going on to celebrate the holiday with a bang!
Staying close to home this holiday weekend? Here are some activities to help you celebrate in style. Where/When: Tewksbury Country Club, Friday, July 1, 7 p.m. Why Go: It's the King!! Kind of. Celebrate America with the King of Rock and Roll. Dana Z is one of the top Elvis impersonators in the country and puts on a great show. Pricing: $35 Where/When: Friday and Saturday, July 1-2, 6 p.m. at the Livingston Street Recreation Courts. Why Go: These guys and gals make quite a racket! Actually, it's great family fun. Stop by and cheer on your favorite players. Pricing: Free Where/When: Sunday, July 3, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., Town Common Why Go: How fun is this, the day before the Fourth of July? Stop by and join the Revolutionary War reenactment …
Friday, May 20, 2011
Camp Po-he-lo will carry an enrollment fee for the first time in 40 years.
Camp Po-He-Lo is alive and well and, quite possibly, better than ever, according to members of the Tewksbury School Committee. Kriss Polimeno and Jayne Miller, who also sit on the Special Education Subcommittee, say they believe that the merger of the Recreation Department and School Department summer programs will have a positive impact on Camp Po-He-Lo, a five-week summer program for SpEd students ages 5-18. "I think it will be better," said Miller. "They will have better equipment and will have access to (more facilities)." "I think the expectations will be higher, the bar will be raised, now that the School Department (oversees) the program," said Polimeno. The committee members said parents whose children have attended Camp Po-He-Lo …
Thursday, May 5, 2011
Programs will Tewksbury's Youth Safe and Busy this summer.
As most Tewksbury parents know by now the Recreation Department summer camp programs have merged with the School Department Summer programs to create one program run by the Division of Community Services. While there has been much speculation and concern that Tewksbury’s youth would be left out in the cold this summer that could not be farther from the truth. “Kids need a place to be outside with their friends,“ explained John Lyons, director of Community Services, “I know the value of kids being with kids.” As for a summer without programs, “we simply could not let that happen,” said Lyons. The idea to merge the programs and save the summer came about through conversations between town and school department officials. Results came …