Chelmsford To Vote On Affordable Housing + Local Parking Bans

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Hey, Westford! Here's everything you need to know to get this Saturday started off right.

First, today's weather:

Blizzard, accumulating 4-8". High: 20 Low: 11.

Here are the top stories in Westford today:

  1. $332K donation for economic development manager | Woburn (Woburn Daily Times)

  2. Howie Carr: Woke snowplowing? Boston’s new hire swears by it (Boston Herald)

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

  4. Leominster Rotary Club emergency oil delivery program continues in partnership with Fraticelli Oil (Sentinel & Enterprise)

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

  6. Clinton Parks and Recreation announces upcoming events and activities (Worcester Telegram)

  7. Boylston papers available Feb. 7 for the May 9 election (Worcester Telegram)

  8. Bigelow Mill developers focused on history and potential (Worcester Telegram)

  9. The Albert Harris Center in Pepperell is offering new and fun activities this winter (Lowell Sun)

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

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

  12. Austin Prep gets defensive against Pope Francis (Boston Herald)

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

  14. Buro Happold establishes US Healthcare, Science and Technology practice, names partner to lead (Boston Real Estate Times)

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

  16. Framingham Public School District Surpasses 2,200 COVID Cases; 15 New Cases Thursday – Framingham SOURCE (

  17. Boston vaccine mandate halted by court; Wu vows to press on (Boston Herald)

  18. Nashua, NH Coronavirus Updates & News For January 27 (Patch)

  19. Police search for suspect in Melrose car theft, home invasion (WCVB Boston)

  20. The Five Minute Read (Lowell Sun)

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

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

  23. Major Storm Incoming| (Boston News, Weather, Sports | WHDH 7News)

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

  25. Woman, 29, two dogs dies in Tyngsborough house fire (WCVB Boston)

  26. Princeton man held on allegation of burning Leominster restaurant (Worcester Telegram)

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

  28. Mortgagee Sale of Real Estate, Hollis Street (

  29. Marlborough Historical Society showcases sword owned by former mayor (Community Advocate)

  30. Shabes in Upper Remety With Hankus Netsky (

Today in Westford:

  • Open House Weekend, Free trial classes all weekend (9:00 AM)

From my notebook:

  • Pure Barre: "Join Gianna at 8:15am on Saturday, 2/5 for a Breaking Down the Barre Classic class. This class explains the Classic technique and answers all your questions. Book into the 7am class before or 9:30 after to get your workout in and apply a..." (Facebook)

  • Westford Veterinary Emergency & Referral Center, LLC: "Are you team ruff or team fluff? 🏈🐕 Puppy Bowl is coming soon! photo cred: Discovery Animal Planet" (Facebook)

  • J. V. Fletcher Library: "The new Hoopla BingePass gives library patrons unlimited streaming of online content for 7 days with just a single Hoopla instant borrow. Hoopla just launched another Pass, Curiosity Stream! Explore thousands of documentaries and nonfict..." (Facebook)

  • Town of Westford, MA: "ACME Waste - Contact Phone Number Change" (Facebook)

  • Town of Westford, MA: "Winter Storm Warning issued January 28 at 3:35AM EST until January 30 at 12:00AM EST by NWS" (Facebook)

  • Nextdoor Neighbor, Texas Rd: "Hello! - Looking for recommendations for a local family photographer, especially one that is great working with younger children. Thanks in advance!" (Nextdoor)

  • 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, Forge Village/Main: "Reminder about Haystack Webinar tonight at 7 PM. - Visit to register. Find out more at" (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

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