Middlesex County's COVID Cases Up 55.5% + Local Job Openings

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Happy Tuesday, people of Westford! Let's get you all caught up to start today off on an informed note.

First, today's weather:

Times of clouds and sun. High: 43 Low: 30.

Here are the top stories in Westford today:

  1. Northborough tech CEO buys $3M apartments next to HQ (Worcester Business Journal)

  2. Coronavirus detected in Boston-area waste water soars to new record levels (The Boston Globe)

  3. Local Jobs: See Who's Hiring In The Westford Area (Westford Patch)

  4. Donald J. Thibault, 68, of Marlborough (Community Advocate)

  5. Pandemic relief fund for New England musicians invites new applicants (GazetteNET)

  6. OPINION: 2022 New Year Resolutions for Framingham – Framingham SOURCE (framinghamsource.com)

  7. Ann C. Parker, 86, of Hudson (Community Advocate)

  8. Middlesex County's COVID-19 cases up 55.5%; Massachusetts cases surge 39.5% (MetroWest Daily News)

  9. E.O. Wilson, evolutionary biologist who changed how we look at the world, dies at 92 (The Boston Globe)

  10. With wellness division, Chelmsford police eye community's mental health needs (Wicked Local)

  11. Photo restoration brings past to life, supports Billerica Food Pantry (Wicked Local)

  12. Two facilities, one purpose. Addiction recovery centers open in Southborough (MetroWest Daily News)

  13. Rep. Sean Garballey of Arlington reflects on 2021, details plans for new year (Wicked Local)

  14. Networking mixer at The Tap | News (Eagle-Tribune)

  15. 3 Hurt When Vehicles Crash in Winchester, Police Say (NBC10 Boston)

  16. Haverhill Exhausts Free Home COVID-19 Tests, But Plans Rollout of Drive-Up Testing Next Week (WHAV News)

  17. Few delays, cancellations at Manchester's airport (WMUR Manchester)

  18. Lowell Years in Review: 2011, 2012 & 2013 (richardhowe.com)

  19. Omicron-fueled COVID surge threatens Boston businesses ahead of New Year’s (Boston 25 News)

  20. UMass Lowell scientist developing new class of semiconductors (Lowell Sun)

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  • Select Board Meeting - Town of Westford (7:00 PM)

From my notebook:

  • Pure Barre: "We’ve got some winners to announce! Vicki Leonard won the Ugly Sweater raffle. Jenny Meanwell won our Wear Red raffle. Abby Smith won our Leggings raffle. Congratulations all!" (Facebook)

  • Pure Barre: "We hope you all had a wonderful holiday with friends and family! Check out the Christmas cheer in studio on Friday 🎅🏼" (Facebook)

  • Pure Barre: "We’ve got some winners to announce! Vicki Leonard won the Ugly Sweater raffle. Jenny Meanwell won our Wear Red raffle. Abby Smith won our Leggings raffle. Congratulations all!" (Facebook)

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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 annie.sandoli@patch.com.

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