The Search For Stolen Puppies + Local Elections Near Westford

Happy Thursday, neighbors! Here's everything you need to know going on in Westford today.

First, today's weather:

Periods of sun; much colder. High: 34 Low: 25.

Here are the top stories today in Westford:

  1. Photos: Spin & Salad, Presented by Boston magazine and Little Leaf Farms (Boston magazine)

  2. Dear Evan Hansen – Framingham SOURCE (

  3. Town health officials hear respectful earful, hang in there (

  4. Housing authority tackles projects, ongoing and planned (

  5. Near 70 to a Snowstorm| (Boston News, Weather, Sports | WHDH 7News)

  6. Origin of weekend fire in Lawrence triple decker unknown (Eagle-Tribune)

  7. Boxborough Accountant resigns, cites lack of cooperation and assistance (Wicked Local)

  8. Meet the candidates for Belmont School Committee (Wicked Local)

  9. ELECTION ANNOUNCEMENT: Billerica resident to run for school committee (Wicked Local)

  10. PrideStar EMS Reports Three Employees Receive Paramedic Certification (WHAV News)

  11. Massachusetts twins born on 2-22-22 at Brigham and Women's Hospital in Boston (WCVB Boston)

  12. Here's what MBTA, Keolis are doing to enhance safety at troubled Wilmington railroad crossing (WCVB Boston)

  13. Lowell city manager applications expected to open March 2 (Lowell Sun)

  14. 'Together' in Milford: It's a family affair for Top Chef contestant Chris Viaud with pop-up Ansamn 'Sunday Dinners' (Manchester Ink Link)

  15. Storm Could Bring 8-12 Inches Of Snow To Parts Of Massachusetts Friday After Near-Record Warmth (CBS Boston)

  16. Video: Good Samaritan critically injured after helping driver in a crash (WMUR Manchester)

  17. 10 Chelmsford High musicians accepted to All-State Ensemble (Lowell Sun)

  18. The Five Minute Read (Lowell Sun)

  19. Nashoba Tech announces January students, athletes of the month (Sentinel & Enterprise)

  20. Tewksbury School Committee receives complaints about tumultuous meeting (Lowell Sun)

  21. Town Meeting passes $1.5M article for Fox Hill School project (Woburn Daily Times)

  22. Moose on the loose: 600-pound animal roams around Boston suburb of Marlborough (WCVB Boston)

  23. Marlborough partners with Welly's Restaurant for pop-up vaccine clinic (Community Advocate)

  24. School Com declares end to district's indoor masking policy (Woburn Daily Times)

  25. Upcoming events at the Leominster Public Library (Leominster Champion)

  26. Letter: Support DiCesaro for School Committee | Opinion (Andover Townsman)

  27. Wednesday on NH Chronicle: Handmade Walter Bats (WMUR Manchester)

  28. Mugar resolution seen as 3 years away (

  29. Search for Stolen Puppies in Littleton (NBC10 Boston)

  30. Andover town elections set for March 22 | News (Eagle-Tribune)

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Today in Westford:

  • Lowell Regional Transit Authority Advisory Board (1:00 PM)

  • Commission on Disability - Town of Westford (7:00 PM)

From my notebook:

  • Westford Police Department: "While the forecast for today has temperatures reaching into the 60s, another snowstorm is coming Friday. Be prepared and take precautions now." (Facebook)

  • Pure Barre: "Don’t miss our Open House Weekend February 27th and 28th! This means FREE CLASSES all weekend! Sign up now using the link below." (Facebook)

  • The Butterfly Place: "Mindfulness with Butterflies! March 27 😊❤️🦋" (Facebook)

  • Nextdoor Neighbor, Forge Village/Main: "I know a lot of people who ordered the federal Covid testing kits had been asking if others got theirs. - We live in Westford and got ours today. We ordered the first 24 hours you were able to for a timeline. What we learned on the news ..." (Nextdoor)

  • Nextdoor Neighbor, Forge Village/Main: "Moose tranquilized for no reason. - This is really aggravating to me. There was a moose in Marlboro MA and the police tranquilized him to move him to a “wooded area!?” Whats wrong with these people?? He was just likely passing through. ..." (Nextdoor)

  • sherrill rosoff, Neighbor: "The Pepperell Agricultural Commission is exploring local interest in establishing a food hub and commercial kitchen at the Peter Fitzpatrick Elementary School on Main Street. The School is being run by the Fitz Collaborative, a non-profi..." (Patch)

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Alrighty, you're all caught up for today! See you all tomorrow morning for another update.

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 Westford Patch