Chelmsford Most-Read Stories: 2020 Year In Review

Jenna Fisher

CHELMSFORD, MA — If there's one thing we can say about 2020, it's that it was a year unlike any other.

While the coronavirus pandemic undoubtedly dominated the headlines this year, other stories caught our readers' attention, including updates on the closings and openings of Chelmsford businesses, to local Black Lives Matters rallies and the happenings at Nashoba Tech and Chelmsford High School.

Before we step into 2021, Patch looked back over 2020 and, using reader input and online data, identified the top stories of 2020:

Chelmsford, Best Kept Secret Of Middlesex County: Money Magazine...
This year, the magazine gave bragging rights to Chelmsford as the top place to live in the Commonwealth. Chelmsford also ranked the No.14 town in which to live in the country.

Chelmsford Girl And Her Family Surprised With Pop-Up Dining Experience
A famous Boston Celebrity Chef has been surprising people who deserve a little something special during the pandemic with an at-home restaurant experience.

Body Of Missing Chelmsford Woman Found In Merrimack River

Susan Willand, 54, had been missing since Dec. 20. Her body was found in the Merrimack River.

High School Bans All Students From Games Over Poor Fan Behavior

Back in January North Middlesex Regional High School principal Tim McMahon sent a letter to families saying he's received "repeated complaints."

Home Of Founding Father Of Chelmsford Hits Market For $565K

It's believed that Henry Wadsworth Longfellow was among those who visited this home, according to the realtor.

New Cafe Set Come To Chelmsford's Cross Roads At 129 ...

Who doesn't like juice? The Cross Roads at Route 129, just secured its first restaurant. The owners of Pressed Cafe signed a 10-year lease in the business district.

Chelmsford Food Pantry Steps Up To Help

For more than a decade The Chelmsford Community Exchange's food pantry, founded by Sandy Donovan, has helped residents from Chelmsford and beyond who have needed supplemental food when the going gets tough. Now, as the state of emergency has a number of people out of work the need is that much more sharp.

Chelmsford's State Rep. Fed Gambling Habit With Campaign Funds

State Rep. David Nangle used campaign funds to support his gambling habit and pay for personal expenses — from golf club dues and rental cars to flowers for his girlfriend — federal prosecutors said following the Lowell Democrat's arrest in February.

This article originally appeared on the Chelmsford Patch