Saturday, September 15, 2012
State ready to complete project several weeks ahead of schedule.
The Brown Street/Whipple Road Bridge, closed for more than two years after sustaining severe flood damage, will be open for traffic by the end of next week. Traffic from Wilmington and Tewksbury is impacted by the project, and Tewksbury DPW Superintendent Brian Gilbert said Friday that final work on the bridge will be completed early next week. "The bridge deck is done and the paving is done," said Gilbert. "The only things they still need to do are paint the lines, install the guard rail and cut back some brush." News of the opening will come as a surprise to many residents. When work on the project began in April, the state was projecting a completion target date of Oct. 31. At that time, the design work was already completed and the …
Thursday, December 2, 2010
Minutes from the Conservation Commission meeting on December 1.
Thursday, December 2, 2010
Does your home abut the Wetlands? You might not know that many homes in Wilmington do and any changes to the property or house must be cleared first by the Planning Board and Conservation Commission. At last night's Conservation Commission meeting, one of the focuses was on correcting violations of Wilmington's Wetland Enforcement By-Law. Several residents appeared before the group to provide updates on their progress to restore wetlands that have been encroached upon. One owner noted that he was "caught by surprise" that his fence in violation because the fence had been there since he bought the house. He has removed the fence, sandbox, and propane tanks but still has to move the shed, swing, and playhouse, he said. He and his …
Friday, October 29, 2010
After a year of redesigns and reconfigurations, Silver Lake Dental broke ground and is completing its first phase of construction -- without shutting its doors.
A rain garden of flowering Dogwood and Red Maple trees, a spillway and covered walkway – some of the renovation plans at 96 Main Street hardly seem average for a dental office, but these seemingly illustrious additions were entirely necessary if Dr. Gregory Andre, owner of Silver Lake Dental, was ever going to break ground on his new facility. "Silver Lake Dental is on a triangle lot; on the left there is an intermittent stream and on the other there's Lubbers Brook, a perennial stream, making it riverfront property," said Winifred McGowan, assistant director of planning and conservation of the Wilmington Planning and Conservation Department (PCD). "Because it is a riverfront area we didn't want him [Dr. Andre] to discharge directly into …