The Billerica Memorial High School theater department won best play at the Triton Regional H.S. Original Play Festival in Byfield, on Saturday, April 27. This was the third year of the competition and participation is open to all high schools in the state. The play must be an original one and written by a student. It is a one-day festival, and after every performance, the judges give verbal feedback to each school.
Despite attempts by the minority opinion of the Finance Committee to decrease the police, fire and engineering department budgets, Town Meeting members ultimately approved all three after much discussion Thursday night.
On April 26, the Widows Sons Masonic Riding Association of Massachusetts presented a check for $8,000 to the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (AFSP). The money was raised in the name of Jacob Walter Murnane. Jacob passed away on November 18, 2010. He was only 21 years old. Jake was a graduate of Billerica Memorial High School, a member of the varsity lacrosse team, an avid Coca-Cola memorabilia collector and world traveler.
Attorney Stephen Spano, elder law attorney from the law firm of Spano & Dawicki, will present the program titled Elder Law Life Transitions and Estate Planning at the Billerica Senior Center, 25 Concord Road, on May 22, at 1 p.m.
Monday, April 29
At 3:24 a.m. Investigated a report of suspicious people looking into vehicles on Cold Spring Road.
At 3:25 p.m. Investigated a report of credit card fraud at 300 Concord Road.
At 3:31 p.m. Report of two loose dogs on Woodbury Road.
The local newspaper should paint a complete picture of the town. The pages should include stories about its residents, both young and old, the business community, as well as town government and school issues. My hope as the new editor of the Billerica Minuteman is that you, the readers, look forward to picking up the paper each week and getting your local news. I also hope to hear from you about what is important in your town.
Members gathered in the auditorium at Town Hall Tuesday night for the start of the Annual Town Meeting.
Nothing makes people flock to a theater more than Tom Cruise. Oh wait — I forgot this isn’t 1991.
Cruise is no longer the sexy box office draw, and ironically it has nothing to do with his beliefs that it’s because he’s old. I know that sounds horrible, but it’s true; people are finding it hard to believe Cruise is a young, hunky 30-something everyman. Possibly, it’s because he’s a middle-aged, hunky 50-something everyman.
First Congregational Church in Billerica will hold a seedling distribution on Sunday, April 28.
Eddie Trottier is a fourth-grader at the Kennedy Elementary School here in Billerica. When the Boston Marathon bombings happened and Eddie saw that children had been taken to Boston’s Children’s Hospital, he wanted to find a way to help.
New England Pediatric Care will hold its 20th annual Cool Kids 5K Run/Walk Road Race on Sunday, April 28, starting at 10 a.m. at 78 Boston Road, Billerica.
The deadline to apply for the annual scholarship that honors the memory of Kristen M. Corbett is only a week away.'s
Fire officials are investigating the cause of an April 14 blaze at World Sleep Products, Inc. at 12 Esquire Road.
Spring is in the air and summer is right on its heels. For many Billerica families that means excursions to the town’s parks and playgrounds.
When 10-year-old Bonnie Lane resident Luke Collins was watching the news reports on the Boston Marathon bombings last week, he told his mother, Sue, that if he were there he would have run to help the victims.