5 Things To Know In Wilmington On Thursday, October 1, 2020

WILMINGTON, MA — Below are 5 things to know in Wilmington on Thursday, October 1, 2020:

#1) Watch The Robertson-DiFruscia State Rep Debate

The Tewksbury Democratic and Republican Town Committees will host a debate at Tewksbury Town Hall on Thursday, October 1, 2020 starting at 7pm. Candidates for the contested 19th Middlesex state house district will participate, and the event will be simulcast by Tewksbury Telemedia and Wilmington Community Television. Wilmington Apple editor and Tewksbury resident Robert Hayes will moderate.

Incumbent Democrat Dave Robertson is running for his second two-year term. He is being challenged by Republican Alec DiFruscia. The 19th Middlesex district represents residents in Tewksbury precincts 1, 1A, 2, 2A, 4 and 4A and Wilmington precincts 1, 2, 4, 5 and 6.

The sponsors believe it is vital that voters have as much information as possible to make an informed decision on this house seat, given the opportunities and challenges facing Tewksbury and Wilmington. This debate is meant to supply that information to residents. It will be broadcast live on Tewksbury’s Public Channel (8 for Comcast, 32 for Verizon), Wilmington’s Public Channel (9 for Comcast, 37 for Verizon), Tewksbury TV’s YouTube channel and WCTV’s Facebook page.

Due to occupancy restrictions at Town Hall, the public may not attend in person.

The hosts invite residents to watch the debate with open minds to learn about candidates’ positions on the issues facing Wilmington and Tewksbury.

Residents were invited to submit questions for consideration. More than 25 questions were received.

#2) Attend Wilmington Recreation Commission

The Wilmington Recreation Commission meets at 5pm in the Town Hall Auditorium. Read the agenda HERE.

#3) Library Event: Baby Time

The Wilmington Memorial Library is hosting a virtual baby time at 10am. This program of songs, rhymes, games and picture books is for babies under the age of two years and their caregivers. Zoom Meeting Room invitations will be emailed to registered attendees at least one hour before the event. Register HERE.

#4) Traffic Advisory For Woburn Street

Please be advised that National Grid Gas has requested that Woburn Street be closed to through traffic between Lowell Street and Eames Street, in conjunction with their ongoing gas main improvement project.

The closure is currently expected to run for 5 working days from Thursday, October 1, 2020 through Wednesday October 7, 2020, excluding the weekendThe closure will only be during daytime hours, between 7am and 4pm, with the roadway being reopened in the evening. 

Traffic is planned to be detoured around the area using West Street to Industrial Way, and also Eames Street to Main Street to Lowell Street.

Please obey detour signs and warning signs, and follow the directives of Police Details.

Area residents will have access to their properties, although there may be short delays.

If you have any questions, or require additional information, please contact National Grid Lead Gas Supervisor Michael Floyd at 978-375-0257.

#5) Women’s Business League To Launch Chapter In Wilmington, First Virtual Meeting Set

Ladies! If you’ve been looking to network, connect and promote yourself and your business in a high-level and meaningful way, then you will not want to miss the Wilmington Virtual Chapter Launch of the Women’s Business League on Thursday, October 1, 2020, from 10am to 11am! Now more than ever, we need to stay connected, continue to network and continue to meet people. This will be THE Women’s networking chapter that will catapult your business!

Please register HERE to receive your FREE Zoom meeting link.

Have a question? Contact the Wilmington Chapter Leader Carmelina Bernazani at carmelina.bernazani@usi.com.

The group will meet bi-weekly. One seat per profession. Member applications can found at www.WomensBusinessLeague.com.

Women’s Business League, LLC (WBL) is a membership-based networking group founded by women for women. WBL is the perfect place to promote your personal brand, expand your referral network and widen your community connections. At WBL, members achieve success through meaningful relationships. When women come together to support each other’s businesses, everybody wins!

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