HomeWeekend Wrap-UpSearch for Missing Person Continues: Weekend Wrap-Up

Search for Missing Person Continues: Weekend Wrap-Up

-

WESTFORD — Welcome to the May 7 edition of Weekend Wrap-Up where we highlight the most important news you may have missed this week in Westford.

Westford Police seek information on missing person

The Westford Police Department is seeking the public’s help in locating 31-year-old David Reister who was recently reported as missing.

Reister is described as a 5 feet 10 inches, 165 pound white male with brown hair and brown eyes.

As of May 6, the department is still seeking information on Reister. The department is encouraging individuals with information to contact the department at 978-399-2345 or the anonymous tip line at 978-399-2072.

Police, Fire Departments respond to overturned vehicle on Lowell Road

Safety officials closed Lowell Road on Saturday afternoon to respond to an overturned vehicle which damaged an electrical pole.

“As a result of the accident, a utility pole and associated wires were damaged and need to be replaced,” wrote a post on social media from the Westford Police Department.

One individual was present in the vehicle and transported to a hospital for further evaluation, according to the Westford Fire Department.

Town election results: Board of Health, School Committee incumbents win additional terms

Board of Health incumbents Stephanie Granger and Susan Hanly will once again serve on the Board of Health for three years. School Committee incumbent Sean Kelly will serve an additional three years on the committee, while Marisol Garcia will be joining the committee in place of Alicia Mallon, who did not seek reelection.

A total of 2,195 ballots were cast, a slight increase from the 2,151 ballots cast during the 2021 annual town election. 

Man arrested after incident involving firearm at The Mill Works

Westford Police confirmed they were conducting an investigation into a disturbance that happened Sunday Afternoon in a post on social media.

Jose A. Mow, 34, of Boston, is facing six charges including possession of a firearm without a license, assault with a dangerous weapon and disturbing a public assembly.

Middlesex District Attorney Marian Ryan and Westford Chief of Police Mark Chambers confirmed that Jose Mow, 34 of Boston was arraigned on Monday in Ayer District Court according to a press release from the Middlesex District Attorney’s office.

Judge Tejal Mehta ordered the defendant held on $1,000 bail in this case. but bail was subsequently revoked on an open case out of Boston. The next date in this case is June 6, 2022, according to the release.

Westford goes green with first Roadmap to Net Zero forum

The Clean Energy and Sustainability Committee with Westford Climate Action held the first public forum on Westford’s net-zero carbon emissions progress.

Nearly a year after the resolution passed with a majority vote, the first draft of the road map was published in Nov. 2021.

“The road map is an evolving document,” said Beth Perkins, a member of the Clean Energy and Sustainability Committee in the April 27 forum. “As our world changes and our technology changes, we will be modifying this document.”

Presenters note that though the goal is to reach net zero emissions by 2050, the Clean Energy and Sustainability Committee has continued to work to implement goals as quickly as possible.

Some accomplishments include working with town management to secure grants for tree management and invasive species, as well as promoting net-zero goals in the design of the proposed 51 Main St. municipal office building and Cameron Senior Center HVAC upgrades. 

NVTHS students culminate years of study with senior projects

With graduation fast approaching, Nashoba Valley Technical High School students are using four years of education experience to showcase a variety of senior projects.

Students are tasked with researching a project that relates to their trade workshop according to Eric Stevenson, a television and media instructor at NVTHS.

WestfordCAT spoke with four seniors, including Nyk Fischer, Elsa Vig, Timothy Crane and Jeremy Dolan.

Local journalism is vital to our communities. As other publications shift focus toward regional journalism, WestfordCAT continues to provide high-quality hyperlocal reporting to our town, free for everyone to read. So we have a small favor to ask. Every contribution, no matter how big or small, helps us sustain our journalism and keep our community informed. Please consider supporting WestfordCAT for as little as $1 on PayPal.

Ben Domaingue
Ben Domainguehttps://www.clippings.me/bendomaingue
Ben Domaingue has previously worked at newspapers in New Hampshire and is a News Reporter covering Westford. He’s passionate about community journalism, photography and hiking. Email him at bdomaingue@westfordcat.org.