Monday, May 20, 2013
Two meetings scheduled for this week have been cancelled.
Monday Community Development Tech Review Team at 9:30 a.m. in Town Hall Meeting Room 9. Tuesday Board of Assesors at 2 p.m. in the Town Hall Small Conference Room Board of Health- Cancelled Board of Library Trustees at 7 p.m. in the Library Banda Room Wednesday Office of the Collector of Taxes at 9 a.m. in the Town Hall Small Conference Room Essex Agricultural Tech HS General Advisory Committee at 6 p.m. at 562 Maple Street in Danvers School Committee- Cancelled Thursday High School Building Committee at 6:30 p.m. in Town Hall Meeting Room 9
Last week the town cut 195 checks.
Each week the town spends money approved in the annual budget for everyday expenses and, each week, Wilmington Patch will be running a new feature, highlighting a handful of these expenses for our readers' perusal. The following is a small sample of who the town paid, how much they paid them, and for what reason. Check back each week for more line items out of the town's budget. In total, the town cut 195 checks . Here are a few of those payments.
Saturday, May 18, 2013
Recap and analysis of the week in state government.
Like pieces of a puzzle that don't quite fit together yet, the Big Three may have been separated at birth, but with each incremental step their destinies seem to grow more intertwined. No, we're not talking about those Big Three - Gov. Deval Patrick, Senate President Therese Murray and Speaker Robert DeLeo - though they play major character roles in this thickening plot. Instead, three bills have come to define the early months of the 2013 legislative agenda and resolutions on tax hikes, local road funding and the annual state budget continue to be elusive and dependent on one another. Patrick spent the early part of his week welcoming British Prime Minister David Cameron to Boston for a few quick meetings and a visit to the Copley …
Wednesday, May 15, 2013
Town Manager Jeff Hull announced a recent ruling granting the town's motion to expedite the proceedings concerning Gerry O'Reilly's appeal of the DEP Final Order of Conditions.
At Monday night's Board of Selectmen meeting, Town Manager Jeff Hull announced a recent ruling granting the town's motion to expedite the proceedings concerning Gerry O'Reilly's appeal of the DEP Final Order of Conditions. Superior Court Judge Kimberly Budd also dismissed O'Reilly's motion to remand the case back to DEP for further consideration, according to Hull. In a statement, Hull wrote he believes Budd's decision confirms his belief that construction of the new high school should proceed based on the Final Order of Conditions from the DEP. Hull wrote: "The judge's decision confirms my belief that Mr. O'Reilly's appeal is without merit and that the decision to proceed with construction of the new high school based upon the Final …
Monday, May 13, 2013
Want to ask your state representative a question? Find out when and where State Representative James Miceli is holding office hours in Wilmington.
Question: When is Rep. Miceli holding office hours in Wilmington? Answer: Representative James Miceli will be holding office hours for the Town of Wilmington, Monday, May 13th from 9:30 a.m. to 11:00am at the Wilmington Senior Center and also from 6:30 p.m. to 8:00pm at the Wilmington Town Hall.
Last week the town cut 228 checks.
Each week the town spends money approved in the annual budget for everyday expenses and, each week, Wilmington Patch will be running a new feature, highlighting a handful of these expenses for our readers' perusal. The following is a small sample of who the town paid, how much they paid them, and for what reason. Check back each week for more line items out of the town's budget. In total, the town cut 228 checks . Here are a few of those payments.
Saturday, May 11, 2013
Results from a recent executive survey ranked Massachusetts 47th for business.
A CEO magazine ranks Massachusetts as one of the worst states in the nation for business. Chief Executive Magazine ranked Massachusetts 47th based on a survey of corporate leaders. Survey respondents reported the Bay State is one of the worst for taxation and regulation. The state Republican Party is pointing to the survey and saying that Gov. Deval Patrick and the Democratic-led Legislature are bad for the economy and business. What do you think about Massachusetts’ business climate? Is this a good state in which to do business?
Recap and analysis of the week in state government.
Massachusetts' problem is now Virginia's. After a macabre, around-the-clock stakeout of a Worcester funeral home this week by frenzied reporters and furious protestors, the remains of alleged Boston Marathon bomber Tamerlan Tsarnaev were secreted out of central Massachusetts and buried in a small Muslim cemetery in rural Virginia. No cemetery in Massachusetts, or public official for that matter, wanted Tsarnaev's body. And Gov. Deval Patrick just seemed relieved the tense standoff was over. "No. I have enough to do," Patrick said, when asked if he wished he had gotten involved to end the theatrics sooner. The April 15 attacks on the finish line of the Boston Marathon threw Beacon Hill policymakers off stride, quieting the raging debate …
Friday, May 10, 2013
Congressman leads Gabriel Gomez by 17 points.
A new Suffolk University/7NEWS (WHDH) poll shows a strong lead for Democratic U.S. Congressman Edward Markey over Republican businessman and former U.S. Navy SEAL Gabriel Gomez in the race for the U.S. Senate special election. The poll of 500 likely voters has Markey at 52 percent and Gomez at 35 percent. Eleven percent of voters in the poll were undecided. A third-party candidate, Richard Heos of the Twelve Visions Party, got 1 percent and another 1 percent refused to respond. David Paleologos, director of the Suffolk University Political Research Center in Boston, said along with the announcement of the poll that Markey has "a large lead over his Republican opponent who voters are unsure about." Indeed, 32 percent of those polled said …
Thursday, May 9, 2013
LowellSun.com reports new regulations will go into effect May 24.
New rules for the medical use of marijuana have been written into the commonwealth's regulatory code by the Massachusetts Public Health Council Wednesday, according to State House News Service report published on LowellSun.com. Among the new regulations are how much marijuana can be generally used by patients, the licensing procedure for medical marijuana dispensaries and how low-income patients can get access, according to the report. These regulations will go into effect May 24, according to the Sun. Here in Wilmington, Town Meeting voters recently passed a 12-month moratorium on the establishment of any medical marijuana distribution center in Wilmington. In November, Massachusetts voters approved a ballot measure that would allow …