3 Things To Know In Wilmington On Friday, June 19, 2020

WILMINGTON, MA — Below are 3 things to know in Wilmington on Friday, June 19, 2020:

#1) Get Ready To Vote TOMORROW

Don’t be that one person on Facebook complaining you didn’t know there was an election this weekend!

The 2020 Wilmington Annual Town Election is set for Saturday, June 20, 2020, from 8am to 8pm, at your regular polling locations. None of the elections are contested. The following candidates are on the ballot:

  • Jomarie O’Mahony for re-election to the Wilmington Board of Selectmen
  • Gary DePalma for election to the Wilmington Board of Selectmen (replacing Mike McCoy)
  • Jennifer Bryson for re-election to the Wilmington School Committee
  • Steve Bjork for re-election to the Wilmington School Committee
  • Audrey Reed for election to the Wilmington Housing Authority (replacing Leona Bombard)

The Wilmington Town Clerk has encouraged voters to vote absentee by mail, by has strived to make the in-person voting experience as safe as possible.

#2) Wilmington Library To Hold Virtual Penguin-Themed STEM Program For Ages 4-7

The Wilmington Memorial Library is holding a virtual event for ages 4-7 called “Penguin Story and STEM” at 10am. Gather round to hear the South American Tale of The Old Man and the Penguin based on a true story about a friendship between species. Featuring ‘Kamishibai,’ a Japanese Paper Theater format, illustrator Yumi Izuyama brings to life the world of Magellanic Penguins in Patagonia and Brazil, with Kendall Inglese STEM Activities. Ages 4-7. Brought to you by the Wilmington Cultural Council, part of massculturalcouncil.org. Zoom Meeting Room invitations will be emailed to registered attendees at least one hour before the event. Register HERE.

#3) Retailers To Fully Resume Bottle & Can Redemption Today

As part of the Baker-Polito Administration’s comprehensive reopening plan, the required acceptance of bottle bill containers for redemption will resume in a two-stage process, beginning on June 5, 2020. The plan includes protocols and requirements to ensure the safety of employees and the public.

The Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection (MassDEP) and the Attorney General’s Office on March 18, 2020, temporarily suspended enforcement of beverage container redemption requirements for retailers across the Commonwealth. MassDEP and the Attorney General’s Office will resume enforcement of beverage container redemption requirements in two phases:

  • Enforcement of redemption requirements will resume at retailers using reverse vending machines (RVMs) on June 5, 2020.
  • Enforcement of redemption requirements will resume at retailers accepting containers over-the-counter on June 19, 2020.

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