Friday, December 21, 2012
With 2012 coming to a close, we look back at the top police stories of the last year.
It was a busy year for the Wilmington Police Department, responding to a wide variety of calls throughout 2012. During the year officers responded to multiple calls about drug abuse, and overdoses, prompting the creating of the Wilmington Substance Abuse Coalition. Another regular issue officers dealt with was the theft of items from graves at Wildwood Cemetery. But those are just a few of the hot topics of 2012. Here is a look at five of the most popular stories published on Wilmington Patch in the last year. King Street Drug Overdose Leads to Heroin Arrest (August 15) A Wilmington man was arrested after a woman suffered a drug overdose outside of a King Street home. Police Lt. Joe Desmond said a call came in at 3:33 p.m. from 29A King …
Friday, December 30, 2011
Town Manager reflects on the year that was.
Michael Caira was one busy man in 2011, and the Wilmington Town Manager expects more of the same for himself and his fellow town officials in 2012. “Almost every department had something exciting to speak about over the last year,” said Caira, who will retire at the end of 2012. “I’m not sure there is any reason why we can’t continue to make improvements to the community at large next year.” The Town Manager said the resounding approval of the high school stood out most to him about the last 12 months, but he was also impressed by the Wilmington Police Department’s accreditation, the certificate for the Bookstore Next Door, four wins in Liberty Mutual grant competitions and other similar accomplishments. Though Caira pointed to the recent …
Thursday, December 29, 2011
Make your vote and let us know your thoughts in the comments section below.
There were many headlines in 2011, and we want to know what stood out most to you the most. Will the approval of the high school be the most memorable story of the year? Was it the untimely passings of resident Kim Forte and Officer Shawn Lee that most impacted the town by bringing residents together in support through fundraisers, donations and other events? Or was it the discovery of a major drug crop that happened over the summer? Make your vote in the poll below, and let us know your thoughts in the comments section below.
Wednesday, December 28, 2011
As the year wraps up, we look back at Patch's top headlines from recent months.
It was a busy year for the Wilmington Police Department and Wilmington Fire Department. There were fatal accidents, fires, home break ins, drug busts and more, and with the final days of 2011 upon us, we look back at five of the top police and fire that appeared on Wilmington Patch this year. Let us know what incidents were most memorable for you in the comments section below, and check back throughout the week for more end of year coverage. February 9 - Firefighters were called to Andover Street, where flames were showing through the roof of Contract Glass Service, Inc., after an electrical panel began sparking. Though everyone escaped the fire safely, the business was completely destroyed. “It’s pretty much gone now. Everybody is pretty…
Thursday, December 22, 2011
Let us know your thoughts in the comments section below.
It's almost Christmas, and that means New Year's Eve is right around the corner. Wilmington Patch is putting some articles together reflecting on the year that was in Wilmington, and we need your help. So for today's questions, we want to know: What were your most memorable moments of 2011 in Wilmington? What did the town government, schools, sports teams, etc., do well and what would you have liked to see them do better? What should the town's New Year's resolution be for 2012? What are most looking forward to about next year? Let us know your thoughts on these questions and anything else on your mind in the comments section below, and be sure to check back for our end of year coverage next week.