New Donut Shop Gets The Green Light, Moynihan To Retire

The Wilmington Board of Selectmen packed plenty of business into a 70-minute session.


Wilmington residents will soon have a new place to grab their coffee and donuts in the morning.

The Board of Selectmen granted a Common Victualer's License to William Schofield Jr. at its . Schofield plans to open a Heav'nly Donuts franchise at 569 Main St.

Schofield is aiming to open to the new shop on Aug. 13.

Skip Moynihan makes it official

One of the worst kept secrets in town became official on Monday, when Town Manager Michael Caira officially announced that Principal Assessor William "Skip" Moynihan would be retiring as of Nov. 30, 2012.

Monyihan has worked for the town for 20 years and Caira said replacing him will be difficult.

"Skip has been the consummate professional who has demonstrated his leadership and expertise as a key member of the town's financial team and as an integral part of the town's economic development initiatives," Caira wrote, in a memo to the selectmen.

Caira said the recruitment process to find Moynihan's successor is already underway.

In other business:

The board signed off on street acceptance plans for Fiorenza Way, My Way Circle, Jacques Lanes and two portions of Marion Street Extension. These acceptances had

Caira read a letter from Board Chairman Michael Newhouse to Edward Robertson, chairman of the Woburn Board of Appeals regarding the affordable housing project known as "The Ledges" being built in Woburn. In the letter, Newhouse expressed, on behalf of the town, great displeasure at the routes mapped out for use by heavy trucks during the construction phase. In particular, Newhouse said that a route through the neighborhoods of Eames Street, Woburn Street and sections of Lowell Street. Newhouse asked for the routes to be reconfigured but said Wilmington was willing to take whatever legal steps are needed to protect their neighborhoods from a negative impact.

Caira announced that state aid figures for Wilmington for Fiscal Year 2013 were higher than projected. According to Caira, Wilmington will receive $2,103,236 in general aid ($152,073 higher than projected) and $10,653,176 in Ch. 70 school aid ($467,069 higher than projected).

The board heard a presentation from Jess Phelps of Historic New England regarding historical easements for the Richardson Estate at 280 Woburn St. Historic New England is working with the Historical Society and Town Hall officials to craft two complimentary easements designed to protect the future of the property. Phelps said a preservation minded buyer has been found for the property, though he did not identify that person.


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