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Free child care, transportation returns for Special Town Meeting


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WESTFORD — After a successful pilot in March, on-site child care is returning to Special Town Meeting in October.

The free program is hosted through the Westford Recreation Department for children age 5 years and older. Drop-offs begin at 6:45 p.m. in the auxiliary gym in Westford Academy.

Town staff that work with children are first-aid and CPR certified, as well as subject to a background check.

Recreation Department Director Michelle Collett told WestfordCAT in March that the program was “very successful” during its pilot at Annual Town Meeting.

She added, “My hope is that more people will take advantage of these options so they can have a nice town meeting experience without worrying about their children.”

Online pre-registration is required for the program, and parents must remain on-site. Online pre-registration closes on Oct. 11.

Additionally, free transportation will be offered to Special Town Meeting. Residents who need transportation should sign-up online at least 48 hours prior to the event.

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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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