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‘Significant Drought’ in the Region: Weekend Wrap-Up

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WESTFORD — Welcome to the June 26 edition of Weekend Wrap-Up. Here, we highlight the most important news you may have missed this week in Westford.

Northeast Mass in ‘significant’ drought, increased water restrictions to take effect in Westford

Following lower than normal rainfall since March, the Northeast Region of Massachusetts, which includes Westford, has entered a significant drought, resulting in water restrictions for residents.

The Water Department has implemented mandatory water restrictions for public water customers.

Previously, the department encouraged voluntary restrictions within Westford. The department urged residents to minimize outdoor water usage between 9 a.m. and 6 p.m.

Now, customers with an odd-numbered address may only water on odd-numbered days from 6 p.m. to 9 a.m. Customers with even-numbered addresses may only water on even-numbered days from 6 p.m. to 9 a.m. Additionally, the filling of swimming pools is prohibited.

PHOTOS: Check out Westford’s sites on the National Register of Historic Places

With over a dozen sites on the National Register of Historic Places, Westford is home to centuries of history.

Check out these images of properties on each of Westford’s 14 sites listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

In case you missed it: Westford Academy Honors Orchestra

Westford Recreation Department to hold open house for after-school program

The Westford Recreation Department will soon be hosting an open house for parents and students looking to learn about an after-school program.

Westford Partnership for Children, which began in 2004, provides a “safe, stimulating and fun” environment for students in Westford’s six elementary schools, as well as Stony Brook Middle School. The program offers five eight-week sessions during the school year, beginning in August.

Elementary and middle school students are given a mix of after-school activities including homework help arts and crafts, outside play.

An open house will be held on Wednesday, July 27 at 6 p.m. at the Westford Recreation Department.

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Ben Domaingue, Managing Editor
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Ben Domaingue has previously worked at newspapers in New Hampshire and is the Managing Editor covering Westford. He’s passionate about community journalism, photography and hiking. Email him at bdomaingue@westfordcat.org.