Chelmsford To Vote On Affordable Housing + Local Parking Bans

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Happy Saturday, Chelmsford! Here's everything you need to know about what's happening today in Chelmsford.

First, today's weather:

Blizzard, accumulating 8-12". High: 20 Low: 12.

Here are the top stories today in Chelmsford:

  1. 34 Massachusetts fire officers graduate from 27th chief fire management training program (

  2. Kathleen Dawson selected as new Superintendent of Minuteman High School (Wicked Local)

  3. Andover to change Town Meeting date, venue | News (Eagle-Tribune)

  4. UMass Lowell Begins Search to Replace Retiring Chancellor Jacquie Moloney (WHAV News)

  5. 'It's going to be tough;' Massachusetts North Shore town braces for intense storm, tidal flooding (WCVB Boston)

  6. Dakota Completes First Affordable Housing Community in Hudson, NH (Boston Real Estate Times)

  7. Parking bans scheduled in Lowell, Chelmsford with winter storm looming (Lowell Sun)

  8. The Five Minute Read (Lowell Sun)

  9. Chelmsford Special Town Meeting to vote on affordable housing development (Lowell Sun)

  10. Man accused of stabbing on Burnham Road in Lowell (Lowell Sun)

  11. Methuen suspends agreement with Valley Towing pending probe (Eagle-Tribune)

  12. Gov. Baker Says Massachusetts Now on ‘Back Side' of Omicron Surge (NBC10 Boston)

  13. 21,686 At Massachusetts Schools Test Positive For COVID-19 In Last Week (CBS Boston)

  14. ‘In a mess’: Some Methuen residents left on their own to clean up snow ahead of winter whopper| (Boston News, Weather, Sports | WHDH 7News)

  15. Woman Dead Following Serious House Fire In Tyngsborough (Chelmsford Patch)

  16. Ventilation Just One Piece of Broader UML COVID Risk-Reduction Strategy (UMass Lowell)

  17. Chelmsford Area Events: See What's Coming Up This Weekend (Chelmsford Patch)

  18. Marian Ryan to run for reelection as Middlesex district attorney; will not seek attorney general’s seat (The Boston Globe)

  19. See 4 New Homes For Sale In Chelmsford Area (Chelmsford Patch)

  20. New Webinar Series to Help Elementary Educators Cultivate Math-Minded Students (Woburn Daily Times)

  21. ePropelled Provides Complaint Details in Response to Exro Technologies Inc. Claims on Patent Infringement Lawsuit (Woburn Daily Times)

Today in Chelmsford:

  • Maxwell's Winter Farmers Market (10:00 AM)

From my notebook:

  • Greater Lowell Chamber of Commerce: "These are always fun... Using a GIF, tell me what you do for a living! We'll go first." (Facebook)

  • Greater Lowell Chamber of Commerce: "Lowell Winterfest is moving to the Lowell Memorial Auditorium! 𝗖𝗲𝗹𝗲𝗯𝗿𝗮𝘁𝗲 𝘁𝗵𝗲 𝘀𝗲𝗮𝘀𝗼𝗻 𝒐𝒏 𝑭𝒆𝒃𝒓𝒖𝒂𝒓𝒚 18𝒕𝒉-19𝒕𝒉 𝘄𝗶𝘁𝗵: ❄️ Live Music ❄️ Food Vendors ❄️ Entertainment ❄️ Family Fun ❄️ Soup Competition ❄️ Art M..." (Facebook)

  • The Paul Center for Learning and Recreation: "We're excited to announce the dates for a few of our upcoming programs! Saturday Session 3 Respite and Transition programs - 1/22-3/5 (In Session) February Vacation - 2/22-2/25 April Vacation - 4/19-4/22 Saturday Session 4 Respite and Tr..." (Facebook)

  • Greater Lowell Chamber of Commerce: "Attention Dracut residents!" (Facebook)

  • Byam School Association - BSA: "BYAM NIGHT OUT at the UML Riverhawks Please join us for the Byam Night Out at the UML Riverhawks hockey game on February 11! Tickets can be purchased here: Hope you ..." (Facebook)

  • Public Information Officer Chris Besse, Massachusetts Emergency Management Agency: "Strong Storm Late Friday into Saturday - In addition to significant snowfall, strong winds up to 40-50 mph are possible across much of the interior with 60-70 mph across southeastern MA. With blowing & drifting snow, localized near blizz..." (Nextdoor)

  • Nextdoor Neighbor, Brick Kiln: "snow blowing - need your driveways and walkways cleared form snow after the big storm? pm or call me at (978) 596-7214 for an estimate" (Nextdoor)

  • Nextdoor Neighbor, South Chelmsford: "LEATHER COUCH EUC light grey, only one year old, deep seat, all cushions are separate. - 84” length 42” front to back, seat is 31” deep, 19” high seat, 27” back height and 36” back height with cushions. $850 or bo." (Nextdoor)

  • Joseph from Nextdoor's Community Team, Nextdoor Massachusetts: "Join me for a virtual dance party Friday nights from 7 to 9 pm - Neighbors, I am taking a break from safety posts to bring you some joy, hopefully. Last winter, my family and I started attending a virtual and family-friendly dance party ..." (Nextdoor)

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Annie Sandoli

About me: Annie has been a Boston-based writer since 2018, after graduating with her BA in Social Thought and Political Economy from UMass Amherst and ALM in journalism from Harvard University. She has worked as a freelancer throughout Massachusetts and as part of an editorial team in London, UK. Her interests include music and the arts, creative writing and literature, and topics of social and political justice. Annie covers Brookline, Newton, Waltham, Chelmsford and Westford. Email news tips to

This article originally appeared on the Chelmsford Patch

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