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  • By MIKE IPPOLITO Sports Correspondent sports@yourtowncrier.com
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WILMINGTON – At some point this season, the Wilmington High Boys Hockey team will put three solid periods together and play a complete game for coach Steve Scanlon, perhaps as soon as Wednesday night when they take on arch rival Tewksbury. But until that time, the Wildcats are proving to be a source of frustration for Scanlon, showing immense moments of promise at times, while making some uncharacteristic mistakes at other times.

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WILMINGTON – Although it happened a little later than they had hoped or expected, the Wilmington High School girls' hockey team picked up its first win of the season on Monday afternoon, beating St. Joe's Prep, 6-0, in a non-league game played at the Ristuccia Arena.

  • By MIKE IPPOLITO Sports Correspondent sports@yourtowncrier.com
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NASHUA, NH — After placing in the top five as a team in back to back tournaments over the past few weeks, the Wilmington High Wrestling team looked to continue their success this past weekend, competing in the Paul Bellavance Hall of Fame Wrestling Tournament at Nashua North High School in Nashua, New Hampshire.

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WILMINGTON — After previous delays stemming from jam-packed meeting agendas, the Wilmington School Committee finally had the opportunity to ex­amine MCAS result data from spring of 2017.

  • By Lizzy Hill News Correspondent
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WILMINGTON — As of this week, there are currently five Wilmington re­sidents who have pulled papers for the annual town election coming up in April. These are Mary Jane Byrnes, Jonathan Eaton, Robert G. Peterson Jr., James Gillis, and Ro­bert C. DiPasquale.

  • By PAIGE IMPINK News Correspondent paige@yourtowncrier.com
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WILMINGTON — “I have a friend in Puerto Rico who is a lawyer, her husband is a doctor. They got their electricity back on Tuesday,” shared a donor on Saturday at the Wil­mington Kiwanis Club collection for the US territory.

  • By Christina Haines News Correspondent
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WILMINGTON — A growing group of Wilmington residents have been connecting online and at monthly in-person meetings to foster greater community engagement on social issues both local and global relating to diversity since May 2017. The group is titled Wilming­ton for Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion and members have been using a Facebook group open to all residents to invite community members to participate in dialogue and action on timely social issues.

  • By MIKE IPPOLITO Sports Correspondent sports@yourtowncrier.com
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WOBURN – Year after year the Woburn Wrestling Tournament brings together some of the top teams and top wrestlers in the state of Massachusetts and this past weekend’s tournament was no exception, with many talented wrestlers competing for top honors.

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A number of years ago as a public health employee, I was involved in a hepatitis A outbreak. It involved a divorced couple who were living some 250 miles apart and exchanging children in a city halfway between. Seems dad had been ill and had given it to the children, who in turn gave it to mom.

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Imagine watching a stage production with unparalleled vocals and explosive energy. Imagine classic songs completely reinvented. Imagine an evening full of show tunes presented with a contemporary flare. Great! Because there is no need to imagine. Just come see The Broadway Boys at the Reif Center, Saturday, Jan. 27 at 7:30 p.m.

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Taylor Gadbois was never one for self-promotion or reveling in personal accolades, but the best athlete to come out of Maryville High School never needed that because whenever somebody saw her take the field or the court, the skills were obvious.

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Girls Basketball Best Performances from 1/19/2018SCORING LEADERS (Min. Games Played)

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Boys Basketball Best Performances from 1/19/2018SCORING LEADERS (Min. Games Played)

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Anita Elaine "Laney" Birney, 77, of Marydel, DE, and North East, MD, passed away Tuesday, January 16, 2018 at John's Hopkins Hospital, Baltimore, MD.

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ANKENY — State officials said Friday they hope to get geographical diversity from companies seeking permission to dispense medical cannabis when they go out for bids next week under Iowa’s expanded medical marijuana law.

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Congratulations to Beech High School student Jeremy Lanas - a talented saxophone player who was selected to perform at the US All American Bowl at the Alamo dome in San Antonio, Texas on Jan. 6.

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  • By Katie Tabeling ktabeling@cecilwhig.com
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ELKTON — Town commissioners, backed by the planning commission, are likely to pass an ordinance that clarifies the differences between counseling services, clinics and physicians — and where they can open for business in town.

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ST. MICHAELS — Frank Deak of St. Michaels, Md., passed away on Friday, Jan. 19, 2018. He was 62. A full obituary will appear in a later edition of The Star Democrat. Services entrusted to the Framptom Funeral Home, Ostrowski Chapel, St. Michaels, Md.

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  • BY WAYNE EPPS JR. Richmond Times-Dispatch
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On Saturday afternoon at the Siegel Center, the energy was palpable — from the band to the spectators in the seats to VCU’s players on the floor. The Rams craved a needed win, after dropping two straight, and they got it, 87-63 over visiting George Washington.

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The Hayward Hurricanes wrestling team will host Spooner at 7 p.m. Monday, Jan. 22, in a make-up of the match that was postponed Jan. 11 due to the school closing for inclement weather.