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WESTFORD — Here’s the Oct. 18 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.

The Communications Advisory Committee is seeking input on Westford’s cable access offerings. Please participate by taking the survey online.

The transportation program of the Cameron Senior Center is hosting a survey to understand the community’s needs. According to the town, the program has reached a point where budgetary restraints, increased ridership and the “drastic increase” in gas prices have made it unrealistic for the town to continue to offer the service on its current donation-based system.

Hydrant flushing began on Oct. 12 at the water mains starting in Forge Village. The Water Department is scheduled to flush hydrants near Town Center and Route 110, as well as other areas in town as time allows. Flushing will take place between 8 a.m. and 3 p.m. Monday through Friday. A schedule can be found online.

The department advises residents who have discolored water to run their cold water tap for up to 20 minutes after flushing has concluded.

The second annual International Block Party will be held from 12 p.m. to 4 p.m. on Oct. 22 at the Middlesex 4H Fairgrounds.

The Budget Task Force has released its report.

Special Town Meeting was on Oct. 16. Check out the results online and watch the meeting below:

From WestfordCAT: 

News office hours are Wednesdays from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. at the J.V. Fletcher Library. Changes will be reflected on our studio calendar. 

Check out our Community Calendar!

From the Council on Aging: 

Interested in events around the Cameron? Check out the September and October newsletter online.

The Cameron Senior Center is hosting a 55+ year old Asian and South Asian focus group on Nov. 1 at 10 a.m. and 6 p.m. Group participants will be entered into a raffle for door prizes.

From the Westford Conservation Trust: 

The trust hosts a trail steward group every Tuesday at 9 a.m. led by Bill Harman. Sign up here to get on Bill’s email list or call Bill at 978-692-3907 for information on this week’s trail.

From the Friends of the Cameron Senior Center:

Craft fair vendors are wanted for the Harvest Fair on Oct. 25 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Registration is $15 for an 8-foot table or $6 to share a table. To reserve a space, contact patreppucci@comcast.net.

From Westford Climate Action:

An inaugural Climate Cafe will be held at the J.V. Fletcher Library on Oct. 19 at 1:30 p.m.

From the Health Department and Community Wellness Department:

The Health Department is accepting applications for residents to receive $400 per child for the Recreation Department’s after-school program, which began 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.

Community Wellness Assistance is now available for drop-in hours. Community Wellness Coordinator will be available on the second and fourth Tuesday of every month from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. at the J.V. Fletcher Library.

A number of upcoming wellness events will be hosted in town. Check out our community calendar for more information.

Important municipal dates

A public workshop for the MBTA Communities Act will be held on Oct. 26 at 6:30 p.m. at Stony Brook Middle School.

Government Meetings: 

The Budget Task Force will meet virtually on Oct. 18 at 12:30 p.m.

The Budget Task Force, Select Board, Finance Committee and School Committee will meet on Oct. 18 at 7 p.m. to discuss the Budget Task Force’s report. A virtual option is available.

The Communications Advisory Committee will meet virtually on Oct. 19 at 3 p.m.

The Council on Aging will meet on Oct. 18 at 4 p.m.

The Economic Development Committee will meet on Oct. 19 at 8:15 a.m.

The Miller School Advisory Council will meet virtually on Oct. 18 at 6 p.m.

The North Central Climate Change Coalition will meet virtually on Oct. 18 at 7 p.m.

The Northern Middlesex Council of Governments will meet on Oct. 18 at 7 p.m. A virtual option is available.

The School Committee is scheduled to meet on Oct. 23. No agenda has been posted at the time of reporting.

The School Committee Policy Subcommittee will meet on Oct. 19 at 10:30 a.m.

The Select Board is scheduled to meet on Oct. 24. No agenda has been posted at the time of reporting.

The Zoning Board of Appeals will meet on Oct. 18 at 7 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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