5 Things To Know In Wilmington On Monday, October 26, 2020

WILMINGTON, MA — Below are 5 things to know in Wilmington on Monday, October 26, 2020:

#1) In-Person Early Voting At Town Hall

All early in-person voting for all precincts for the 2020 Presidential Election will be conducted in the Town Hall Auditorium (121 Glen Road).

The schedule is as follows:

  • Saturday, October 17, 2020: 9am to 1pm
  • Sunday, October 18, 2020: 9am to 1pm
  • Monday, October 19, 2020: 9am to 4pm
  • Tuesday, October 20, 2020: 9am to 4pm
  • Wednesday, October 21, 2020: 9am to 4pm
  • Thursday, October 22, 2020: 9am to 6pm
  • Friday, October 23, 2020: 9am to 4pm
  • Saturday, October 24, 2020: 2pm to 6pm
  • Sunday, October 25, 2020: 9am to 1pm
  • Monday, October 26, 2020: 9am to 4pm
  • Tuesday, October 27, 2020: 9am to 6pm
  • Wednesday, October 28, 2020: 9am to 4pm
  • Thursday, October 29, 2020: 9am to 4pm
  • Friday, October 30, 2020: 9am to 4pm

Learn about additional alternatives to day-of voting HERE.

#2) Watch Wilmington Board Of Selectmen Meeting

The Wilmington Board of Selectmen meets at 7pm in the High School’s Large Instruction Room. (Executive Session begins at 6pm.) Read the agenda HERE.

#3) WatchWilmington Community Development Technical Review Team

The Wilmington Community Development Technical Review Team meets at 9:30am via Zoom. Read the agenda HERE.

#4) Wilmington Library To Host Bestselling Author Karen Kingsbury In Live Zoom Webinar

The Tewksbury Public Library and Wilmington Memorial Library have joined forces to host bestselling author Karen Kingsbury for a Zoom webinar on Monday, October 26, 2020 at 7pm.

Kingsbury will discuss her brand new book – Truly, Madly, Deeply.

Space is limited. Registration is required and can be found at www.tinyurl.com/karenkingsburyspeaks. While this virtual event is completely free, attendees can purchase an autographed copy of the book to be shipped to their homes from the event’s bookstore partner – Wellesley Books. Truly, Madly, Deeply can be purchased at www.tinyurl.com/buytrulymadlydeeply.

Karen Kingsbury, #1 New York Timesbestselling novelist, is America’s favorite inspirational storyteller, with more than twenty-five million copies of her award-winning books in print. Her last dozen titles have topped bestseller lists and many of her novels are under development as major motion pictures. Her Baxter Family books are being developed into a TV series slated to debut soon. Karen is also an adjunct professor of writing at Liberty University. She and her husband, Donald, live in Tennessee near their children and grandchildren.

About Truly, Madly, DeeplyIn love for the first time, a son’s decisions about the future divides his family in this fearless and thought-provoking novel from the #1 New York Timesbestselling author of life-changing fiction. When eighteen-year-old Tommy Baxter declares to his family that he wants to be a police officer after graduation, his mother, Reagan, won’t hear of it. After all, she’s still mourning the death of her own father on September 11 and she’s determined to keep her son safe from danger. But Tommy’s father, Luke, is proud of Tommy’s decision. He would make a kind and compassionate cop.  Meanwhile, Tommy is in love for the first time. His sweet relationship with Annalee Miller is almost too good to be true. Tommy begins seriously thinking about the far off day when he can ask her to marry him but she hasn’t been feeling well. Tests reveal the unthinkable. While his girlfriend begins the fight of her life, Tommy is driven to learn more about the circumstances surrounding his birth and the grandfather he never knew. Secrets come to light that rock Tommy’s world, and he becomes determined to spend his future fighting crime and bringing peace to the streets. Or is this just his way to fight a battle he cannot win—the one facing Annalee? Blending romance and family drama, Truly, Madly, Deeply shows us that, in the shadow of great loss, the only way to live with passion is truly, madly, deeply.

This event is sponsored by a collection of North of Boston libraries, including the Memorial Hall Library in Andover, Flint Memorial Library in North Reading, Tewksbury Public Library, Wilmington Memorial Library, and Woburn Public Library.

#5) DEADLINE: Submit Comments To EPA On Proposed Online Clean-Up Plan

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) recently announced the extension of the public comment period for a proposed cleanup plan for the Olin Chemical Superfund Site in Wilmington, Massachusetts.

The public comment period, which began on August 26, 2020, has been extended 30 days and will now run through October 26, 2020.

The purpose of the plan is to provide interim cleanup options to remove ongoing sources of contamination in groundwater and final cleanup options for addressing contaminated soil, sediments, and surface water at the site, and to solicit public comment on EPA’s preferred alternatives for addressing the contamination.

EPA added the site to the Superfund program’s National Priorities List in April 2006. The cleanup proposal is detailed in a document called a Proposed Plan.

Opportunity to learn more and provide comment on the Proposed Plan:

To review the Proposed Plan and learn more about the Olin Chemical Superfund Site, visit: www.epa.gov/superfund/olin.

The public is invited to submit written input on the Proposed Plan during the comment period, which has been extended through October 26, 2020.

EPA has also established a dedicated voice mailbox at (617) 918-1880 to receive oral comments during the comment period.

EPA held a virtual informational meeting for the public on August 25, 2020 to review the Proposed Plan and answer questions from the public, and this meeting was recorded and is available to review on EPA’s website.

EPA will hold a virtual public hearing on Tuesday, September 22, 2020 from 7:00 – 9:00 p.m. to provide a forum for members of the public to provide oral comments on the Proposed Plan. EPA will not be responding to comments during the Sept. 22nd public hearing. Comments will be provided in writing at the time EPA issues a final decision.

Visit EPA’s website: www.epa.gov/superfund/olin for information on how to participate in EPA’s virtual public hearing. Closed captioning will be available during the event.

Written comments may be mailed or e-mailed by Monday, October 26, 2020 to:
Melanie Morash
U.S. EPA Region 1 – New England
Mail Code 7-4
5 Post Office Square
Boston, MA 02109-3912
E-mail: morash.melanie@epa.gov

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