5 Things To Know In Wilmington On Saturday, May 1, 2021

WILMINGTON, MA — Below are 5 things to know in Wilmington on Saturday, May 1, 2021:

#1) 2021 Annual Town Meeting

Wilmington’s 2021 Annual Town Meeting takes place at 9am at Shriners Auditorium (99 Fordham Road). Read Wilmington Apple‘s preview HERE.

#2) Wilmington Library Giving Away More Tree Seedlings

In support of Arbor Day, the library is giving away 300 Pin Oak Tree seedlings, which are native to Massachusetts. Stop by the library from 9am-5pm to pick up your seedlings. Limit one per individual or two per family. The tree seedling giveaway helps Wilmington to be designated as a Tree City. This program is part of the Wilmington Earth Year Series funded by the Friends of the Library 2019 Annual Appeal.

#3) Wilmington Yardwaste Center Is Open

The Wilmington Yardwaste Center is open from 9am to 4pm. Residents will need to purchase a punch-card for $15 in order to enter the yardwaste center. Punch-cards will be available for purchase through the Collector’s Office at Town Hall and will allow up to 5 vehicle trips to the yardwaste center per card. NO GRASS CLIPPINGS OR STUMPS WILL BE ACCEPTED. Commercial vehicles will not be allowed. Make sure to bring photo identification to show you are a Wilmington resident.

#4) Book Store Next Door Reopens

The Friends of the Wilmington Memorial Library’s Book Store Next Door (183 Middlesex Avenue) resumes its regular Saturday hours 10 am to 4 pm on Saturday May 1. Wednesday hours will resume May 19. In order to comply with social distancing protocols, the number of shoppers and shopping time will be limited. Donations are limited at this time to one bag per person.

#5) State Police To Hold Sobriety Checkpoint In Or Around Wilmington On May 1-2

The Massachusetts State Police will be holding a Sobriety Checkpoint in Middlesex County on Saturday, May 1, 2021 into Sunday, May 2, 2021.

Wilmington is one of the 54 cities and towns in Middlesex County.

The purpose of the Sobriety Checkpoint is to detect and remove drivers who are operating under the influence of alcohol and/or drugs from the roads. The Checkpoint also raises the public’s awareness of law enforcement’s efforts to combat this serious issue.

“Any inconvenience to motorists will be minimized with advanced notice to reduce fear and anxiety,” said Colonel Christopher Mason, Superintendent of the Massachusetts State Police, in the announcement. “The selection of vehicles will not be arbitrary. Safety will be assured.”

The Sobriety Checkpoint is funded through a grant provided by the Highway Safety Division of the Massachusetts Executive Office of Public Safety and Security.

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