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WESTFORD — Here’s the July 27 edition of the Wednesday Whiteboard, where WestfordCAT highlights important dates and events during the week in and around Westford.

News and upcoming events around town

Westford Remembers is collecting donations on behalf of families impacted by the house fire at 62-68 North Main St. Cash donations and gift cards can be send to P.O. Box 869 Westford, MA 01886. Donated items can be left with Nancy Cook at 25 North Main St. in Westford. A GoFundMe fundraiser was also created to assist an additional family displaced by the fire.

National Night Out, hosted by the Westford Police Department will be held on Tuesday, Aug. 2 from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Westford Academy.

Increased water restrictions have taken effect in Westford until further notice.

The Westford Farmers Market is held every Tuesday from 2:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. at the Roudenbush Community Center.

Westford residents who own an EZPass can save 30 cents per gallon at participating Alltown locations until Labor Day with the PayByCar program. Learn more about how to register for the program here.

“18th Century Diseases,” a new exhibit at the Westford Museum can be viewed on Sunday, July 31 from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.

Bob Oliphant of the Westford Historical Society released the 44th episode of his Westford Wardsman podcast, where he shares the weekly Westford news with bonus information of Westford and her residents from over 100 years ago. Listen to the podcast below.

Important municipal dates

The Recycling Commission will host the second of three composting demonstrations on Saturday, July 30 at 9 a.m. at the Highway Department.

Special Town Meeting will be held on Monday, Oct. 17, 2022.

The Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Committee will hold a virtual Indigenous People’s Day listening session on Tuesday, Aug. 2 at 7 p.m.

Government meetings

The Conservation Commission will meet on Wednesday, July 27 at 7 p.m.

The Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Committee will meet virtually on Wednesday, July 27 at 7 p.m.

The Northern Middlesex Council of Governments will meet virtually on Wednesday, July 27 at 2 p.m.

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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.