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Affordable Housing Lottery for Seniors Set to Begin at New Residence: Wednesday Whiteboard


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WESTFORD — Here’s the April 5 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.

Kimball Farm opened its ice cream counter on March 30. Other parts of the farm will open by April vacation.

Hydrant flushing will begin on April 3. The Westford Water Department will flush water mains starting on Russell’s Way, Route 40 and Nabnassett. Other areas of town may be added as time allows.

“If you experience discolored water, we advise you wait until flushing is completed for the day then run your cold water (the bathroom tub is best) until clear (may take up to 20 minutes),” according to the Water Department.

Helena Crocker Residence housing lottery is set to begin for seniors aged 62 and older. 10 one bedroom and eight studio units will be available, with occupancy set to begin in October.

From Westford Climate Action:

Westford Climate Action will host its second annual Earth Month in April. The organization’s Earth Day Festival will be held on April 22 from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m.

Spring is coming!! “Gardening for Wildlife in an Era of Climate Change” is a free webinar
on Monday, April 10 at 7 pm. Co-sponsored by Westford Conservation Trust, Westford Climate Action presents Trevor Smith, Weston Nurseries’ Design and Education Manager.

Learn how our plant choices and changing the way we maintain our properties can make a huge difference in our local ecology. Register here or on our website WestfordClimateAction.org/events in advance for this webinar.

From the Westford Recycling Commission:

The Recycling Commission will host a household hazardous waste collection on April 15 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Highway Department.

The Recycling Commission will host brush chipping on April 22 from 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at the Highway Department.

From the League of Women Voters:

The League of Women Voters of Westford is hosting a Candidates’ Night on Wednesday, April 12, at 7:00 p.m. in the J.V. Fletcher Library’s first floor meeting room. Candidates’ Night gives voters an opportunity to hear from those who are running in the May 2nd Town election for Select Board, Board of Health, Library Trustees, Town Moderator, Planning Board, and School Committee. 

Questions for the candidates can be submitted  prior to Candidates’ Night by going to the LWV website at lwv.westford.org. Attendees may also submit written questions during the event. Jo-Ann Berry of the Acton Area League will moderate the evening. Westford CAT will be on hand to air the event live and to record it, and will post the recording on its cable channel and on YouTube shortly thereafter. 

From the Westford Rotary:

Something new at the Westford Kiwanis Apple Blossom Festival this year.  On Sunday, May 14, 2023 at 2:00 pm will be the Westford Rotary Club Golf Ball Drop by Helicopter.

Important municipal dates

Annual Town Meeting results have been posted online. 

Vote by mail applications are now available.

Government meetings 

The Affordable Housing Trust will meet virtually on April 5 at 7 p.m.

The Board of Assessors will meet on April 5 at 9 a.m.

The Communications Advisory Committee will meet virtually on April 6 at 10 a.m.

The Crisafulli School Advisory Council will meet on April 11 at 4 p.m.

The School Committee Policy Subcommittee will meet on April 6 at 12 p.m.

The Westford Academy School Council will meet on April 6 at 6 p.m.

Wednesday Whiteboard is non-exhaustive. If you have an event or activity you would like to include the Wednesday Whiteboard, please email Managing Editor Ben Domaingue at bdomaingue@westfordcat.org. 

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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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