Monday, April 29, 2013
This is the candidate statement of Kevin MacDonald, candidate for the Board of Selectmen.
Monday, April 29
Hello; My name is Kevin MacDonald. I am a life long resident of the Town of Wilmington. As a candidate for the Board of Selectmen, I have listened to the concerns of the people of the community and would like to incorporate their concerns in my plans for elected office and government service. A significant number of people are troubled by the failures of the Board of Selectmen and a serious conflict of interest issue that affronts our integrity values. The conflict occurs as a result of Selectman, Lou Cimaglia, also being an employee of the town. A selectman is a member of a board that is charged with oversight of the Town Manager's character, duties, and interactions. The Town Manager is the Supervisor of the Town's employees. Therefore, …
Wednesday, April 10, 2013
Candidates Mike Newhouse, Lou Cimaglia and Kevin MacDonald made their pitches during a televised debate on Tuesday night.
As was expected, there was no love lost between Wilmington’s incumbent Board of Selectmen candidates and their challenger during a televised debate on Tuesday night. Current selectmen Lou Cimaglia and Mike Newhouse squared off against challenger Kevin MacDonald at the Wilmington Community Television studios in advance of Election Day, which is scheduled for April 30. MacDonald has been a regular attendee at town meetings, especially is the last year-plus, and has often criticized selectmen for their leadership. Tuesday was no different as he attacked the credibility of his opponents and was eventually asked to leave about one hour into the debate. Among the major topics throughout the night was free speech, something that MacDonald has …
Thursday, March 14, 2013
Wilmington's Lou Cimaglia was honored for his work as a Veterans Agent.
Wilmington's Lou Cimaglia has been honored by the State Department of Veterans Services as Veterans Agent of the Year for 2012. The award was presented to Cimaglia by Secretary of Veterans Services. Massachusetts is the only state to have a veterans agent in every city and town.
Wednesday, January 2, 2013
With two Board of Selectmen seats expiring this spring, at least one of those candidates has already decided to run for re-election.
Election Day is still months away in Wilmington, but there is already at least one name that residents can count on seeing on their ballot this spring. Lou Cimaglia’s seat is one of two on the Board of Selectmen that voters will be asked to fill, and he told Patch this week that he will indeed run be pulling papers to run in hopes of being elected for a third term. Chairman Mike Newhouse’s seat is also up this spring, and several of his fellow board members said they hope his name will also be on the ballot on Election Day. “Continuity is extremely important this time around,” said Cimaglia. “Change isn’t a bad thing, but where we are now with a new Town Manager, new Assistant Town Manager, and hopefully building a new high school soon, …
Tuesday, January 1, 2013
Readers chose Michael Caira, the recently retired Town Manager, and Cimaglia, the Veterans Agent, selectman and Local Heroes founder as the year's most newsworthy people.
Among the many headlines of 2012, there were two people who were among the regular contributors. Though there were many outstanding nominations to choose from, we’ve selected Veterans Agent Lou Cimaglia and recently retired Town Manager Michael Caira as Wilmington Patch’s People of the Year. Caira spent the last year winding down an impressive career that spanned more than two decades. He earned the praise of local officials and those from across the region for his work as Town Manager. Cimaglia, meanwhile, is an active volunteer for several groups in Wilmington in addition to his role on the Board of Selectmen and as the town’s Veterans Agent. He is the founder of Local Heroes, which won the Myra Kraft Community MVP grand prize of $25,000…
Tuesday, November 13, 2012
Wilmington Veteran's Agent Lou Cimaglia packed packages and was on the field prior to Sunday's New England Patriots game versus the Buffalo Bills.
Given that it was Veterans Day, it was only fitting that Lou Cimaglia spent Sunday with the Patriots. The Wilmington Veteran's Agent was on hand at Gillette Stadium to help pack boxes for troops overseas before the team's game versus the New England Patriots. Just before kickoff, he was also on the field to help stretch a giant American Flag across the field. Be sure to check out Wilmington Patch's coverage of the town's Veterans Day ceremony, including photos from the day and video as well.
Tuesday, July 24, 2012
The first annual event on Sunday was planned by two brothers who served in Afghanistan as members of the Marines.
If this is what Pat and Bill McGarry can do with just three weeks notice, one can only imagine what year two of the Local Heroes hot rod rally will look like with a full year to prepare. The Wilmington brothers, both Marines who served in Afghanistan, raised several thousand dollars on Sunday with the first annual event as 50 cars and about 100 people came to Knights of Columbus to support what the pair hopes will become an annual tradition. “We had a great turnout, and it wasn’t just people from Wilmington. People came from all over the place. There was a lot of support for us,” said Pat. “We’ll be doing it again next year, and hopefully it’ll be even bigger. Every year it’ll get bigger, I know it.” Pat and Bill each work at AAA Tire in …
Saturday, July 21, 2012
Sunday is the first year of what Bill and Pat McGarry hope will become an annual fundraising event for Local Heroes.
Bill and Pat McGarry are passionate about cars, and also about serving the country as members of the Marines. This weekend they’ll have a chance to combine both of those passions during what they hope will be the beginning of a new Wilmington tradition. On Sunday at 2 p.m. behind Knights of Columbus, Local Heroes hosts its first annual hot rod rally thanks to the planning efforts of Bill and Pat, who returned several years ago from active duty in Afghanistan. “They just know what it’s like to get a package from Local Heroes, and wanted to help the mission and help the kids coming home,” said Veterans’ Agent and Local Heroes founder Lou Cimaglia. “Bill and Pat come down just about every Wednesday (to Local Heroes) and talk to the younger …
Thursday, June 14, 2012
Tom Brady, Rob Gronkowski and Robert Kraft were among New England Patriots who awarded Wilmington non-profit a check for $25,000 during Wednesday luncheon.
Lou Cimaglia would have been happy leaving Gillette Stadium as a third place winner during the Myra Kraft Community MVP awards luncheon. But meeting Tom Brady and Rob Gronkowski, being awarded the grand prize, and taking home $25,000 for Local Heroes wasn't a bad way to end the day either. The Wilmington Veteran's Agent was awarded for his work as founder of Local Heroes on Wednesday as he topped 300 applicants and 15 other finalists in the annual award given out by the New England Patriots. Joshua Kraft, son of Patriots owner Robert Kraft, read off the names of the other finalists one at at time. At first, 10 third place winners were recognized and given $2,500. Cimaglia's name wasn't called. Then one at a time, the second place winners …
Tuesday, May 15, 2012
After mid-meeting swap, Lou Cimaglia gives up seat for Michael Newhouse after two-year stint.
Michael Newhouse has a new seat, and the Wilmington Board of Selectmen has a new chair. Following a brief discussion, board members voted for Newhouse to take over as chairman for Lou Cimaglia at Monday’s meeting. Newhouse went to work immediately as he and Cimaglia switched spots at the table midway through the agenda. “I believe that anyone on this board could do a wonderful job as chairman,” said Cimaglia as he opened the nomination process. “The next year is an extremely important year. We will hopefully be breaking ground on a new high school, purchasing property, and appointing a new Town Manager. I believe, with no disrespect to anyone on the board, that Mike Newhouse would be a worthy candidate for chairman.” Cimaglia said Newhouse…