The state Senate voted, on Oct. 27, to approve the redistricting plan for
the state Senate and for the House of Representatives in Massachusetts. Each of the 40 state senate districts will have a population of approximately 175,000 people. Currently, the First Middlesex Senate District consists of Dunstable, Groton, Lowell, Pepperell, Tyngsborough and Westford. Due to a population shift in the Commonwealth, the First Middlesex Senate District had to be reconfigured in order to supplement a senate district to the West.