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WESTFORD — Here’s the Aug. 24 edition of Wednesday Whiteboard, where WestfordCAT highlights important dates and events during the week in and around Westford.

News and upcoming events around town 

The Middlesex County 4H Fair will be held from Friday, Aug. 26 to Sun, Aug. 28. Doors open at 8:30 a.m.

Westford Public Schools begin classes on Wednesday, Aug. 31.

Westford’s annual Strategic Planning Retreat returns to Kimball Farm on Thursday, Sept. 8 at 5 p.m. Attendees are encouraged to register by Wednesday, Sept 7.

Westford Academy is in need of evening custodial help from 2:30 p.m. to 11 p.m. The job consists of cleaning classrooms, bathrooms, common areas and snow removal. Prospective applicants can email Westford Academy Principal James Antonelli at jantonelli@westfordk12.us or apply here.

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.

Bob Oliphant of the Westford Historical Society released the 49th 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 deadline to register to vote on the Sept. 6 primaries is Saturday, Aug. 27. Voters must register at least 10 days before the election.

Special Town Meeting will be held on Monday, Oct. 17, 2022 at Westford Academy. Petition articles are due to the Town Clerk’s office by Aug. 18 at 4 p.m.

Government meetings

The Board of Water Commissioners will meet on Wednesday, Aug. 24 at 9 a.m.

The Conservation Commission will meet on Wednesday, Aug. 24 at 7 p.m.

The Cultural Council will meet virtually on Thursday, Aug. 25 at 6:15 p.m.

The Electric Vehicle Charging Stations Working Group will meet virtually on Thursday, Aug. 25 at 7 p.m.

The Housing Authority will meet on Wednesday, Aug. 24 at 2:30 p.m.

The School Committee will meet on Monday, Aug. 29 at 7 p.m. An agenda has not been posted at the time of reporting.

A ballot and tabulator test will be held by the Town Clerk on Wednesday, Aug. 24 at 8 a.m.

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Ben Domaingue
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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.