News Nearby: Medical Marijuana Future Unclear in Wilmington

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Medical Marijuana's Future in Wilmington Unclear: WILMINGTON--Medical marijuana dispensaries are coming to Massachusetts. Whether they’re coming to Wilmington remains to be seen.

After the ballot question legalizing medical marijuana passed in Massachusetts with 63 percent voter support earlier this month, towns are scrambling to find out just what impact the law will have at a local level. Just over the Wilmington border in Reading, voters have already spoken. At Town Meeting last week, Reading residents voted by a 113-39 margin to approve a zoning article that would prohibit a medical marijuana dispensary from opening in town.

“It’s on our radar screen,” said Town Manager Jeff Hull. “It’s certainly possible that it’s something that could come up at Town Meeting, but we haven’t fully looked into it yet.”

Nancy Kerrigan's Brother to Return to Jail: STONEHAM-- Stoneham native Mark Kerrigan, brother of Olympic figure skater Nancy Kerrigan, is returning to a Massachusetts jail, according to a WCVB report.

A Middlesex County judge ordered Mark Kerrigan to return to jail Friday for six more months for violating his probation, according to the report. 

Is Homeland Security Investigating A Theft At Raytheon's Tewksbury Plant?: TEWKSBURY--Federal law enforcement officials are investigating a theft of sensitive materials at a Massachusetts-based defense contractor.

According to one Boston news station, he theft may have taken place at the Raytheon plant in Tewksbury.

 U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement released the following statement on Monday:

“HSI (Homeland Security Investigations) special agents executed a federal search warrant yesterday evening. Because it is sealed, no additional information is publicly available.”



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