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WESTFORD — Welcome to the Jan. 8 edition of Weekend Wrap-Up. Here, we highlight the most important news you may have missed this week in Westford.
Rep. James Arciero sworn in for eighth term
Rep. James Arciero, who serves Westford, Chelmsford and Littleton has been officially sworn in for his eighth term in office.
“Today, I had the honor of being sworn into office as State Representative of the Second Middlesex District, representing the town and citizens of Chelmsford, Littleton and Westford,” Arciero wrote in an email to WestfordCAT.
He continued, “it’s truly an honor to serve in this position, as it is always humbling and gratifying to receive the support of the citizens and voters of our wonderful district. I look forward to our work to make state government more effective in helping those in need and promoting the interest of the people who elected me.”
Stoneybrook 4-H Saddle Club seeks winter clothing donations
The Stoneybrook 4-H Saddle Club is in search of winter attire to donate to the Wish Project!
Our club recently had their annual shopping trip to purchase food and other necessary items for the Westford Food Pantry. It was a huge success, as they collected 463 pounds of food to be donated.
In honor of the holiday season, Stoneybrook holds this event every year and spends money that has been raised throughout the previous year.
If you have any jackets, winter boots, or other winter necessities that are in good condition, feel free to bring them to 5 Monadnock Drive in Westford to be donated. We hope everyone stays safe and warm this holiday season.
Westford Police seek information on recent car break-in
Westford Police Department is seeking information regarding a recent car break-in and attempted car break-in.
The department received two separate reports of the incident on Jan. 3 in the areas of Pine Street and Tadmuck Road.
One incident involves an individual in a security guard jacket stealing a pair of handcuffs from an unlocked vehicle. The suspects were unable to gain entry to the second vehicle, according to the department.
“This underscores the importance of always locking your car as suspects will generally make no more effort than pulling on a door handle to see if a vehicle is unlocked to gain entry,” the department wrote on social media.
The department seeks the public’s help in identifying the two suspects involved in the incidents. Information can be directed to the Westford Police Department at 978-399-2072.
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