HomeWeekend Wrap-UpOfficials Warn of Aggressive Coyote, Fundraisers for Small Business: Weekend Wrap-Up

Officials Warn of Aggressive Coyote, Fundraisers for Small Business: Weekend Wrap-Up

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WESTFORD — Welcome to the Dec. 25 edition of Weekend Wrap-Up. Here, we highlight the most important news you may have missed this week in Westford.

Officials warn of aggressive coyote in Westford

The Westford Police Department is warning of an aggressive coyote that has been spotted across Westford.

The department has received reports of people being confronted and bitten by an aggressive coyote. Reports note the coyote has been spotted near North Main Street, West Street and Groton Road.

“One report also indicated the coyote attempted to gain access to animals that were in a caged in area,” the department wrote on social media.

Westford Animal Control has notified the Massachusetts Environmental Police and is actively investigating.

Westford rallies behind local mechanic

Residents are looking to support a beloved auto body shop.

A GoFundMe has been created for Karim Awad, a local mechanic located at the former BP in Nabnasset. $16,535 has been raised at the time of reporting.

Dave Peasotti, owner of East Coast Pressure Washing and Westford resident created the fundraiser in hopes to help support renovations for Awad’s shop.

Organizers hope to raise $50,000 to renovate Awad’s waiting room and covert the space into a third maintenance bay.

A number of residents have donated as much as $600 to support Awad. Donations can be made online.

Happy Holidays from WestfordCAT

From all of us here at the WestfordCAT family, we wanted to wish our readers a happy holidays.

We hope your holidays are filled with laughter, joy and good cheer with friends and family. We are incredibly grateful for those who continue to support us and our mission of informing our wonderful community.

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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.