The Wilmington Insider For October 30, 2017

WILMINGTON, MA — Below is a round-up of what’s going on in Wilmington on Monday, October 30, 2017:

In The News:

Latest On The Detox Proposal Drama: Selectman Chair Mike Champoux is not a fan of Selectman Mike McCoy’s efforts to call a Special Town Meeting in order to amend the town’s zoning bylaws to prevent detox centers to open anywhere in town but general industrial zoned areas. According to an article in yesterday’s Lowell Sun, “Champoux thinks the article being pushed for a Special Town Meeting is discriminatory, while he does not believe that was the intention. ‘I have the feeling, personally, that the nature of that article that (McCoy is) proposing is contrary to the kind of society that we live in and I wouldn’t support it,’ he said.”

The article focused primary on the Concerned Citizens Coalition, which recently formed to oppose the North Wilmington location for the proposed detox center.  Wilmington Apple outlined the group’s mission in a letter to the editor HERE.

Happening Today:

**There is NO school for Wilmington Public Schools or Shawsheen Tech today due to storm cleanup and power outages.**

Weather: A chance of showers, mainly before noon. Patchy fog before 9am. Otherwise, cloudy, then gradual clearing during the afternoon, with a temperature falling to around 52 by 5pm. Breezy, with a south wind 14 to 22 mph becoming west in the afternoon. Winds could gust as high as 41 mph. Chance of precipitation is 40%. New precipitation amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch possible.

Traffic Advisory: Butters Row Bridge will be closed through November 10. The MassDOT are repairing damaged bridge timber deck planks and timber stringers. Work will take place daily from 7am to 7pm. Detour routes are posted HERE.

Fall Yardwaste: The Town will collect leaves and grass clippings placed in biodegradable paper bags or uncovered barrels at curbside on regular trash collection days over the next five weeks.

At The Library: Halloween Party (ages 3 & up) at 10am is FULL. Great Decisions Discussion at 7pm. [Learn more and register HERE.]

At The Senior Center: Blood Pressure at 9:30am. SBF Exercise at 9:45am. Special Exercise at 11am. Quilting at 1pm.  [Learn more HERE.]

On WCTV: Read this feature story about the station from the Middlesex East section of the Wilmington Town Crier. “Public (or Cable/Community) Access Television is moving ahead aggressively with technological advancements. Public Access TV is out in the community covering events that matter to everyone… And one station at the forefront is Wilmington Community Television (WCTV).”

Go Wildcats!: 3 Wilmington High teams are in action today, including the Girls Varsity Soccer team hosting Tewksbury at 6:30pm. It will be the team’s “Senior Night.” [See the complete schedule HERE.]

(NOTE: What did I miss? Let me know by commenting below, commenting on the Facebook page, or emailing I may be able to update this post.)

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