Wednesday, April 17, 2013
Team works together to reduce incidents of school violence and enhance overall school safety.
- POLICE & FIRE
Wednesday, April 17
(Editor's note: The following information was submitted by Tewksbury Police Chief Timothy Sheehan.) On Thursday, April 4, 2013, Tewksbury School Department Business Manager Jeff Sands and School Resource Officer Kathy McLeod were unanimously selected for membership on the prestigious N.E.M.L.E.C. (North Eastern Massachusetts Law Enforcement Council) S.T.A.R.S. (School Threat Assessment and Response System) Team... Established in 1999, N.E.M.L.E.C. S.T.A.R.S. works with 51 member jurisdictions in enhancing school safety by: •identifying threats and/or causes of violence in over 500 N.E.M.L.E.C. community schools, •developing solutions and strategies to address causes of violence, •developing, implementing, practicing and evaluating safe …
Monday, March 4, 2013
Two Tewksbury Youths shoveled snow for hours to help out their neighbors.
- VOLUNTEERS IN THE NEWS
Monday, March 4
The Tewksbury Fire Department and School Department have honored a brother and sister for their work in clearing out fire hydrants after the February blizzard. After the snow fall of the Blizzard of 2013 (Nemo) stopped, two Virginia Road residents took to the driveways and fire hydrants of their neighborhood and began clearing snow. Alexander Sousa, age 11, and his sister Sierra Sousa, age 9, shoveled for hours according to neighbor James Duffy. “They worked hard to shovel out their neighbors and they located and shoveled out the fire hydrant near our house” according to Duffy in an email to Tewksbury Firefighter Richard Hamm, manager of the Fire Department’s Adopt-A-Hydrant Program. “I know the positive interaction with Police and …
Saturday, March 2, 2013
Each week we take a look at some of the stories making headlines in nearby Patch towns.
3 Finalists Named for Town Manager, Including Reading's Assistant Town Manager Now there are three finalists for town manager and one of the trio is a familiar face: Assistant Town Manager and Finance Director Robert LeLacheur. School Building Project Estimated to Cost $13 to $16 Million More The Secondary School Building Committee (SSBC) held its second public forum Thursday evening to explain why the school building project is over budget and how much more the town will need to complete the school the way it was originally designed. The range of additional funds will be $13 to $16 million. Nude Man Apprehended at East Arlington Bus Stop A nude man at an MBTA bus stop in East Arlington was taken into custody by police early Sunday morning…
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.
- LOCAL CONNECTIONS
- Bill Gilman
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. …
Monday, September 17, 2012
Tewksbury fiscal managers are taking advantage of interest rates at historic lows to refinance the town's debt.
What would you call a move to refinance more than $4 million in debt, cutting the interest rate by two-thirds and saving the town almost $650,000? A good deal? A great deal? Tewksbury Finance Director Karen Kucala would call it "a start." With the recent addition of the town's share of the new high school project, Tewksbury presently has $146,278,242 worth of debt. That works out to just about $5,051 in debt for every man, woman and child in Tewksbury. According to Kucala, the debt costs Tewksbury $4.6 million in interest payments each year. With that big of a burden, it's no wonder that Kucala, along with Town Manager Richard Montuori and Treasurer/Collector Kelly Odoms are constantly searching for opportunities to lower interest rates …
Sunday, June 24, 2012
The Tewksbury School Department and Police Department kicked off summer in style with a wild, wet party last week.
With temperatures over 90 degrees the most popular features of the Safe Summer Kickoff and Bike Rodeo were th snowcones and the water slide! The Tewksbury School Department and Police Department kicked off summer in style with a wild, wet party at the Saunders Recreation Area last week. In addition to the water slide and snowcones, there was spin art, ince cream and, of course, the Police Department's annual Bike Rodeo. Editor Bill Gilman was on hand and captured these images.
Friday, October 14, 2011
Bits of Knowledge to help make you the smartest person working for the weekend.
Here are five pieces of information to help get your weekend of to a great start and make you the smartest person in your AP Physics class. 1. Your Local Weekend Weather Forecast: According to the NWS, today will feature showers, with thunderstorms also possible after 10am. Some of the storms could produce gusty winds and heavy rain. Patchy fog. High near 67. East wind between 3 and 8 mph. Chance of precipitation is 100%. New rainfall amounts between three quarters and one inch possible. Tonight: Showers and possibly a thunderstorm before 11pm, then a chance of showers. Some of the storms could produce gusty winds and heavy rain. Patchy fog. Low around 54. South wind between 7 and 13 mph. Chance of precipitation is 90%. New rainfall …
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.
Tuesday, August 2, 2011
Bits of knowledge to help make you the smartest person in line for a hot fudge sundae.
Here are five pieces of information to help make you the smartest person at your kitchen table. 1. Today's Weather Forecast: According to the NWS, there will be a chance of showers and thunderstorms, mainly after 1pm. Some of the storms could produce gusty winds. Patchy fog before 7am. Otherwise, mostly sunny, with a high near 85. West wind between 5 and 9 mph. Chance of precipitation is 30%. New rainfall amounts of less than a tenth of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms. Tonight there will be a chance of showers and thunderstorms, mainly before 7pm. Some of the storms could produce gusty winds. Partly cloudy, with a low around 64. Northwest wind between 4 and 7 mph becoming calm. Chance of precipitation is 30%. New …
Monday, August 1, 2011
A wet and wild Hawaiian themed day of activities were perfect for the summer heat.
The Tewksbury's Summer Day Camp program held a field day recently featuring counselors decked out in Hawaiian shirts and outfits. The fun was compounded by tons of water: water balloons, squirt guns, hoses, sprinlers, you name it. The field day wrapped up with a huge limbo contest. Photographer Patrick Holloway was on-hand to capture these images.