Sunday, December 23, 2012
Each week we take a look at some the top news stories in neighboring Patch towns.
School Lunches Improve in North Reading School lunches are not what they used to be; they’re better. As students file into the lunch line in the North Reading High School cafeteria they are finding more than just a hot or cold lunch option. Students are able to choose from a variety of healthier options including a made-to-order sandwich, and Director of Food Services Anna McGovern oversees the line reminding students to add a fruit or vegetable to their lunch tray. "No Left Turn" Signs Approved For Golden Cove Road The Chelmsford Board of Selectmen hope limiting traffic on the busy cut through between Route 110 and 129 will increase safety for residents in the area as they seek to prohibit all truck traffic down the road as well. Andover…
Saturday, August 25, 2012
These stories have made headlines this week in towns close to Tewksbury.
Saturday, August 25, 2012
What's Up With The Traffic Backups Lately on Billerica Road? Anyone driving through the town center knows that traffic can be particularly difficult, especially during peak hours, but recently that traffic has spilled off onto Billerica Road with a police detail limiting portions of the road to only one lane. One Chelmsford Patch reader e-mailed us asking what was going on, and we found out what folks living in the area found out in the mail. Couple Killed in Crash 'Did What They Loved' James and JoAnn Eckels, 82 and 72, were the type of couple that didn't let age define them and stayed active until the end, according to an article in the Eagle Tribune. The Andover couple died this past Friday in a car accident on Route 125. Daughter …
Sunday, October 9, 2011
Several GOP legislators visited Andover Monday to discuss how to create jobs and cut costs for both small business owners as well as larger employers in the state.
Several Republican state representatives spoke with small business owners at the Andover's Memorial Hall Library on Monday to discuss what can be done about the lack of jobs and healthy business throughout the state. Andover is one of the last stops on the GOP jobs tour, which has already been down by Cape Cod as well as the south shore. Many business owners, including Rep. Jim Lyons, stated how a laundry list of fees, taxes and permits must be dealt with in order to run a business in Massachusetts. Legislator at the forum included Lyons, R-Andover, Paul Adams, R-Andover, House Minority Leader Brad Jones, R-North Reading, Donald Wong, R-Saugus and Brad Hill, R-Ipswich. “A job, and a good job, is the most preferable program out there,” said…
Wednesday, September 28, 2011
Senior running back led Tewksbury to a shocking 38-28 upset of Andover.
Three days after the fact, there's still a buzz going around the Doucette Field locker room about the Tewksbury High football team's unthinkable 38-28 upset win over previosuly unbeaten Andover High School this past Saturday. School records are hard to come by, but TMHS coach Brian Aylward is ranking senior running back Chris Bettano's 249-yard, three touchdown rushing effort as one of the best single-game performances he's ever seen in his 15 years as Tewksbury's head coach. "I can't remember the last time a guy had that many yards in one game," Aylward said. "We're not very good at keeping individual records, but that's certainly the most yards in my memory from one guy." Bettano's monster effort keyed perhaps one of the most successful …
Sunday, September 25, 2011
Bettano breaks loose, rushing for 249 yards and three touchdowns to lead Tewksbury to first win of the year.
Through its first two games of the season, the Tewksbury High football team had managed to score just 14 total points, en route to an 0-2 record. But on Saturday, the Redmen found the cure for what ailed them in the form of an Andover High squad that, despite a 2-0 record, proved to be not much more than a speed bump for the TMHS ground game. Tewksbury rolled up 406 yards rushing and rolled to a 38-28 upset win at Doucette Field. Halback Chris Bettano led a relentless attack for Tewksbury, carrying the ball 21 times for 249 yards and three touchdowns. He had seven runs of 15 yards or more and four of better than 25 yards. Quarterback Kevin Saunders ran for 59 yards and two touchdowns on 15 carries, while Dan Altavesta ran 11 times for 86 …