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Town Wide Yard Sale This Weekend, Town Election Next Week: Wednesday Whiteboard


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WESTFORD — Here’s the April 25 edition of Wednesday Whiteboard, where WestfordCAT highlights important dates and events during the week in and around Westford.

News and upcoming events around town

A number of committees have open seats. Apply online.

From the Health Department:

The Health Department is accepting applications for residents to receive one free week of Kids Club Summer Camp, which begins on June 26 or $400 per child for the Recreation Department’s after school program, which begins on Aug. 30.

Applications should be emailed to Regional Community Health and Wellness Coordinator Brittany Nash. Applications can also be mailed to Town Hall. Applicants must be Westford residents and be at or below 300% of the Federal Poverty Level.

May is Mental Health Awareness Month.

From the Roudenbush Community Center:

The Town-Wide Yard Sale will be held on April 29 from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Abbot Elementary School. Registration for space will close on April 26 at 4 p.m.

From the Recycling Commission: 

An Electronics & More Collection will be held on April 29 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Westford Highway Department.

From Westford Climate Action:

On April 27 at 7:00 pm. Westford Climate Action and the J. V. Fletcher Library are pleased to host Dr. Colin Lonsdale, MIT Haystack Observatory’s Director and radio astronomer. He will present “MIT Haystack: Mission, History and Present Climate Change Work.” The event will be both in-person at the J.V. Library on Zoom.

Please contact Justin Liberti for the Zoom link at jliberti@westfordma.gov.

From the Conservation Trust:

The Westford Conservation Trust is leading a nature walk in Westford from 9 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. on April 29. The walk will be held at the Peace Trail.

From the Westford Rotary:

The Westford Rotary “ The Junk in the Trunk” will be held on May 6 at Abbot Elementary School. The Junk in the Trunk Event is offered three times a year.

The Westford Rotary Club will host its annual helicopter golf ball drop on May 14 at 2 p.m.

Important municipal dates

Annual Town Meeting results have been posted online. 

The deadline to apply for an absentee ballot is May 1 at 12 p.m.

The Annual Town Election will be held on May 2. Polls open at 7 a.m. and close at 8 p.m.

Voters in precinct one, precinct three, precinct four and precinct seven vote at Westford Academy, while voters at precincts two, five and six vote at Stony Brook School. Voters who choose to vote in-person must vote at their assigned precinct. Voters can check their polling location here.

Updated voter precinct map. (Photo/Town of Westford)

The fall Special Town Meeting timeline has been posted online. Special Town Meeting will be held on October 16 at 7 p.m. at Westford Academy.

Government meetings 

The Board of Water Commissioners will meet on April 26 at 9 a.m.

The Clean Energy and Sustainability Committee will meet virtually on April 26 at 7:30 p.m.

The Conservation Commission will meet on April 26 at 7 p.m.

The Day School Advisory Council will meet virtually on April 26 at 6 p.m.

The Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Committee will meet virtually on April 26 at 7 p.m.

The Historical Commission will meet on April 26 at 7 p.m.

The J.V. Fletcher Library Board of Trustees will meet on April 28 at 9 a.m.

The Lowell Regional Transit Authority will meet on April 27 at 1 p.m.

The Northern Middlesex Council of Governments will meet virtually on April 26 at 2 p.m.

The School Committee Policy Subcommittee will meet on April 27 at 9:30 a.m.

Westford Academy School Council will meet on April 27 at 6 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.

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