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Special Town Meeting Fast Approaching: Wednesday Whiteboard

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WESTFORD — Here’s the Oct. 12 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 Town of Westford is looking for responses to its two surveys. One survey involves a new multi-family zoning requirement for MBTA and MBTA adjacent communities. The second survey involves a proposed change to the zoning bylaws that would allow for additional commercial zoning uses. Both surveys will close on Oct. 14.

Increased water restrictions have taken effect in Westford until further notice. Water restrictions have been downgraded from Stage 3 to Stage 2, however.

Bob Oliphant of the Westford Historical Society released the 60th 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

Special Town Meeting will be held on Oct. 17, 2022 at Westford Academy. The deadline to register to vote is Friday, Oct. 7 at 5 p.m.

Early voting begins on Oct. 22 and ends on Nov. 4. The election will be held on Nov. 8 from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m.

Government meetings

The Affordable Housing Trust will hold a virtual meeting on Oct. 12 at 7 p.m.

The Board of Assessors will meet on Oct. 14 at 9 a.m.

The Board of Cemetery Commissioners will meet virtually on Oct. 13 at 8:30 a.m.

The Communications Advisory Committee will meet virtually on Oct. 13 at 10 a.m.

The Conservation Commission will meet on Oct. 13 at 7 p.m.

The Council on Aging will meet on Oct. 19 at 4 p.m.

The Crisafulli School Advisory Council will meet on Oct. 18 at 4 p.m.

The Electric Vehicle Charging Stations Working Group will meet virtually on Oct. 14 at 7 p.m.

The Miller School Advisory Council will meet on Oct. 19 at 6 p.m.

The Recycling Commission will meet on Oct. 13 at 7 p.m.

The Stony Brook School Advisory Council will meet virtually on Oct. 17 at 2:10 p.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.