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New High School
Thursday, April 4, 2013
Sunday, March 31, 2013
Each week we take a look at some of the stories making headlines in neighboring Patch towns.
Stoneham Car Has Jar of Feces Thrown Through Window Police received a report on Saturday, March 23 at 11:24 a.m. that a vehicle was broken into at Redstone Shopping Plaza on Main Street, with the driver's window smashed and a glass jar filled with excrement thrown through the window. Reading East Boston Resident Arrested After Alleged Indecent Incident at Market Basket Last week, a woman walked into the police station to report that her son had his genitalia inappropriately groped at Market Basket on March 17. North Reading Electronic Monitor Violation Leads to Arrest Last Sunday morning, police received a call from an electronic monitoring probation department indicating a violation. Westford Man Dead After Accident Behind Westford Valley…
Monday, September 10, 2012
Feedback on $66 million complex overwhelmingly positive.
Tewksbury School Department officials estimate more than 5,000 residents showed up on Saturday for a chance to tour the new Tewksbury Memorial High School. "We had run off 3,000 maps and I said, 'this isn't going to be enough,'" said Principal Brenda Theriault Regan, who said she wasn't surprised at all by the huge turnout. "People had said, 'oh, you're so optimistic.' But I said, 'I guarantee we're going to have to run off more.'" Visitors included students in the school system, alumni, parents, grandparents and many people who had no children in the schools at all but wanted to see what $66 million can buy. "People in this town couldn't wait to see their investment and I think they're very happy," said Regan. As they entered the school, …
Saturday, September 8, 2012
What does $66 million buy you? Tewksbury taxpayers will have the chance to find out on Saturday.
Saturday will be a huge day for Tewksbury Memorial High School. Not only does the varsity football team open its 2012 season at home against Lincoln-Sudbury (2:30 p.m. kickoff at Doucette Field), the public is invited to an open house at the brand new high school complex. The open houses will run from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. and will include student-led tours of the new facility. In addition, school department officials will be on hand to answer any questions. Also, the new cafeteria will be open with menu items available for breakfast and lunch.
Tuesday, August 28, 2012
Bits of knowledge to help you be the smartest person at the new high school.
Here are 5 pieces of information designed to get the first day of school off to a flying start and to help make you the smartest parent dancing a jig after that school bus disappears around the corner. 1. Your 3-Day Local Weather Forecast: According to the NWS, today will see showers and thunderstorms before 2pm, then isolated showers. Some of the storms could produce heavy rainfall. Patchy fog before 9am. High near 82. Southwest wind 8 to 10 mph becoming west in the afternoon. Chance of precipitation is 80%. New rainfall amounts between three quarters and one inch possible. 2. It's Happening Today: History will be made this morning as the first classes will be held at the new Tewksbury Memorial High School. Freshman orientation was Monday…
Friday, August 24, 2012
Tewksbury High Principal Brenda Theriault-Regan answers a question from a reader about how parking passes were administered.
This week's question was submitted by the mother of a Tewksbury High student, who was concerned about something she had heard this week. Question: "I've been told that the high school football players were given parking spaces two weeks ahead of the general population of high school students. Curious as to why? Are they somehow superior to the rest of the high school students? Also heard they got to hand pick their spaces. As a parent of a very hard working student I find it unfair and would like to know the thought process behind this." Answer: We went directly to Tewksbury High Principal Brenda Theriault-Regan for the answer on this question and she provided the following answer. "Not true on the parking passes for TMHS football players…
Friday, July 27, 2012
TMHS tennis coach says the courts would be a benefit for the town, as well as the team.
With the construction of the new Tewksbury Memorial High School, The Friends of Tewksbury Tennis are hoping to obtain a set of tennis courts built directly on campus. At this past Tuesday’s Board of Selectmen meeting, the group took a positive step towards that goal, leaving with a unanimous vote of approval. The FTT is pushing for the addition of five tennis courts on the high school campus, in addition to the three courts currently in existence on Livingston Street. Friends of Tewksbury Tennis member Mary MacDonald, also the head coach of the girls’ tennis team at TMHS, said the additional courts would be a great asset to the town. “This is a life sport,” she said. “For so many people that play sports in high school and college, once …
Wednesday, July 18, 2012
If approved by Town Meeting voters, project would be paid for from Community Preservation Fund.
The Board of Selectmen and the Community Preservation Committee have both endorsed a plan to build a five-court tennis complex on the campus of the new Tewksbury High School. The project would cost an estimated $375,000, according to Barry Lewin, president of Friends of Tewksbury Tennis, and would be paid for with Community Preservation Funds. "The CPC met on July 9 and voted to fully fund all five courts," Lewin told the selectmen at their meeting on July 17. "It's all CPC funds, so it will have no impact on the taxpayers. The project is a scaled down version of a plan presented as part of the $1.9 million expanded stadium proposal, which was shot down by voters in April. That plan included six courts, as well as lighting for night …
Wednesday, June 20, 2012
Lally to assume the duties of assistant superintendent of schools.
All the pieces were in place. Dr. Patricia Lally was in line to be the principal of the sparkling new Tewksbury Memorial High School when it opened its doors in August. It would mark an apex in her career at TMHS, which began in 2003, as assistant principal and continued when she was named principal in 2007. Over the past four years, she had played a key role in the effort to construct a new high school campus, both in her role as an administrator and her place on the New High School Building Committee. Her place at the grand opening of the new school had been well earned and was something she was looking forward to. But a funny thing happened on the way to the ribbon cutting -- an opportunity that was just too good to pass up. Loreen …
Thursday, June 7, 2012
Bits of knowledge to help make you the smartest person in your carpool.
Here are five pieces of information designed to get your Thursday off to a flying start and to help make you the smartest person who is pretty sure you could do a better job of coaching the Miami Heat. 1. Your Local 3-Day Weather Forecast: Stop me if you've heard this before. According to the NWS, there will be a chance of showers, with thunderstorms also possible after noon. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 70. Calm wind becoming east around 6 mph. Chance of precipitation is 40%. New rainfall amounts of less than a tenth of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms. Thursday Night: A slight chance of showers before 9pm. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 50. Southeast wind around 6 mph becoming calm. Chance of precipitation is…