Snow, sleet ahead + free Covid test kits in Westford

Up and over to them, Westford! Let’s kick off this Thursday with everything you need to know about what’s happening in town today.

First, today’s weather forecast:

Fog with rain at times. High: 47 Low: 27.

Here are the top stories at Westford today:

  1. What forecasters say about snow and sleet on Friday (

  2. MBTA Zoning Guide Could Revamp East Arlington, Says Writer (

  3. Parallel Wireless opens a new state-of-the-art 5G research and development center in Ottawa, Canada (Conway Daily Sun)

  4. Boston Scientific: Fourth Quarter Earnings Overview (Trumbull Times)

  5. Westford voters will weigh funds for a new fire training site; to be moved from Town Farm Road property (Wicked Local)

  6. What’s going on at 200 Moody St.? Developer wants to turn Waltham land into a hotel (Wicked Local)

  7. A woman hospitalized after 2 people were rescued from the Framingham house fire (WCVB Boston)

  8. Former Weston High teacher Marky Kauffmann selected as Hot 100 photographer (Wicked Local)

  9. For students at Framingham High, ‘In the Heights’ feels like more than a musical (MetroWest Daily News)

  10. The council decides that the Hosmer house will be demolished to make way for the police station (Wicked Local)

  11. Avidien Technologies receives $4 million investment from BroadOak Capital Partners (Woburn Daily Times)

  12. Leominster schools receive $11 million from the American Rescue Plan Act and additional state funding (Sentinel & Enterprise)

  13. Worcester County Sheriff Lew Evangelidis delivers PPE to Fitchburg and Leominster senior centers (Sentinel & Enterprise)

  14. A developer wants to build apartments with a garden. Then he found a bug in the building code. (

  15. Lawrence General partners with Steward | Boston (Eagle Tribune)

  16. 5 things to do in Wilmington on Wednesday, February 2, 2022: The Wildwood School Building Committee will hold a virtual meeting (

  17. POLICE NEWSPAPER of January 23: driver arrested; Dirt Bike Complaints on Silver Lake (

  18. Shawsheen Tech Announces Superintendent Search Finalists (

  19. WEEKLY LEGAL NOTICES: The Wilmington Conservation Commission will hold several public hearings on February 2 (

  20. ‘Never give up’: Former NFL player hopes to make changes as Wayland superintendent (NBC10 Boston)

  21. Gitschier on board with the Lowell Bookmobile (Lowell Sun)

  22. Strange ordinances still on the books in the town of Marlborough and town of North Andover (WCVB Boston)

  23. Free home testing kits for coronavirus in the city of Westford (press release office)

  24. Framingham Police are investigating an assault filmed in the girls’ bathroom at Framingham High – Framingham SOURCE (

  25. Overturned truck causes ‘heavy delays’ on 495 in Marlborough (Community Advocate)

  26. Hospital capacity in the Westford area: see the latest (Westford patch)

  27. PerkinElmer: Fourth Quarter Earnings Overview (Trumbull Times)

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From my notebook:

  • Westford Police Department: “Happy Lunar New Year and Year of the Tiger. Thanks to Bamboo Fine Asian Cuisine for the lucky red envelopes that are given away as a symbol of good luck and prosperity for the coming year.” (Facebook)

  • Westford Recycling Commission: “Ground Hog Day!!! It’s time to think about spring. Will this be the year you start composting? The Westford Recycling Commission is offering residents Earth Machine composters at a reduced rate of $25.” (Facebook)

  • Fletcher JV Library: “In honor of Black History Month, Kanopy has curated a collection of films that offer diverse perspectives on the Black experience in America. This collection of narrative and documentary films spotlights influential individuals, including …” (Facebook)

  • Fletcher JV Library: “Hoopla Bonus Borrows is back! From February 1-28, when you borrow a Bonus Borrows title, it will not be charged against your monthly borrowings. Check out the entire bonus collection here: ..” (Facebook)

  • City of Westford, MA: “DEI Statement on WA Incident” (Facebook)

  • City of Westford, MA: “SNAP households that have lost food due to storm power outages are eligible for replacement benefits” (Facebook)

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Annie Sandoli

About me: Annie has been a Boston-based writer since 2018, having earned her BA in Social Thought and Political Economy from UMass Amherst and ALM in Journalism from Harvard University. She has worked as a freelancer throughout Massachusetts and on an editorial team in London, UK. Her interests include music and the arts, creative writing and literature, and social and political justice topics. Annie covers Brookline, Newton, Waltham, Chelmsford and Westford. Email topical tips to [email protected]

This article originally appeared on the Westford Patch

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