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Posted on: September 26, 2022

The Mental Health Collaborative will be presenting on mental health literacy at Stony Brook

The Mental Health Collaborative will be presenting on mental health literacy, an evidence-based program. Mental Illness is the leading cause of disability in U.S. citizens ranging in ages from 15 to 44, according to National Institute of Mental Health (NI...

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Posted on: September 22, 2022

Special Town Meeting

Don't forget the our Special Town Meeting will be help at 7PM on Monday, October 17th in the Gym at Westford Academy. Enter through the front door of the school.

Documents including the list of items to be discussed (the warrant & motions) can...

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Posted on: September 20, 2022

Town Manager's Newsletter for September 2022

Town Manager's Newsletter Sept 2022

The Town Manager's Newsletter for September 2022 is now available to read via the link below.

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Posted on: September 19, 2022

Mattress, Box Spring and Textile Waste Bans to take Effect November 1st

Mattress, Box Spring and Textile Waste Bans to take Effect November 1st

Mattresses, box springs, and textiles (anything cloth) will be banned from the trash and incinerator starting November 1st per order of the Massachusetts Department of Environmental Pr...

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Posted on: September 15, 2022

Electronics & More Collection September 17, 2022

Electronics & More Collection

September 17, 2022, 9 am –1pm

Westford Highway Garage

 28 North Street

 

This is a fee-based collection FOR WESTFORD RESIDENTS ONLY. Westford utilizes the services of Northeast Materials Ha...

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Posted on: September 9, 2022

Commercial Recreation Opportunities - Survey

"Commercial Recreation" is a type of use that can include indoor/outdoor sports fields and courts, trails, skiing, camping, and more! This is currently only allowed in one zoning district in town, Commercial Highway (along Route 110). During the...

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Posted on: September 9, 2022

New Multi-family Zoning Requirement - Survey

Under these recent state law changes, Westford is considered a “MBTA Adjacent Community”. The communities in this category are required to update their zoning bylaw to allow the potential for multi-family housing development by Decembe...

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Posted on: September 7, 2022

Covid-19 Boosters Latest Information

As of September 1, 2022, updated Pfizer and Moderna COVID-19 boosters are now authorized by the FDA and recommended by the CDC:https://www.cdc.gov/media/releases/2022/s0901-covid-19-booster.html These updated boosters will be available in MA starting the ...

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Posted on: September 6, 2022

IT’S ELECTION DAY! GO VOTE!

IT’S ELECTION DAY!  GO VOTE!

 

Remember your precinct and polling location may have changed as of January 1, 2022.  Notification was sent to every household in March before the town election.

 

Precincts 1,3,4 and...

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Posted on: September 2, 2022

Westford Recreation Special Program, Grades K-8, during State Primary Election Day

More summer fun at EBC, with special guest, Animal Adventures!

On Tuesday, September 6, Westford Recreation will offer a full day Special Program open to all K-8 students. Extend the summer! Kids will enjoy hiking and outside sports and games at East Bosto...

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Posted on: September 2, 2022

September 11 Memorial Service

On Sunday, September 11, 2022, the town of Westford will host a remembrance event commemorating the 21st anniversary of the horrific attacks that occurred on September 11th, 2001. Marking this anniversary, the town will host the annual commemoration cerem...

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Posted on: August 31, 2022

Heart pond is currently closed due to an Algal Bloom

Heart pond is currently closed due to an Algal Bloom. Westford and Chelmsford residents live around this pond. Please take caution. The water is currently being tested for Cyanobacteria. Click on additional information to view the flyer.

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Posted on: August 11, 2022

Tree & Invasive Species Survey Results

We have the results available for the Tree & Invasive Species community survey that ran in June. More information about the survey can be found on the Tree Plan webpage:

https://www.westfordma.gov/1440/Westford-Tree-Invasive-Species-Plan

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Posted on: August 4, 2022

Hot Weather Shelters / Update

With the temperatures forecast to be at or around 100F on Thursday we would like to remind residents who need to escape the heat that there are two public buildings with air conditioning available:

  • The Cameron Senior Center, 20 Pleasant Street. Open from 8...
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Posted on: August 2, 2022

Hot Weather Shelters

With the temperatures forecast to be at or around 100F on Thursday we would like to remind residents who need to escape the heat that there are two public buildings with air conditioning available:

  • The Cameron Senior Center, 20 Pleasant Street. Open from 8...
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Posted on: July 26, 2022

Septic System Maintenance Reminder

Septic systems need to be maintained regularly to work properly. It is recommended that systems be inspected and the septic tank pumped at least every 3 years.  Neglect or abuse of your septic system can cause a health threat to both you and the ...

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Posted on: July 26, 2022

Pet Waste and Water Quality

Pet waste contains bacteria and parasites that get washed to the nearest waterway when it rains. Every time you walk your dog, carry a bag to pick up pet waste, dispose of waste in a trash can, and never toss anything down a storm drain.

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Posted on: July 25, 2022

Westford Cultural Council Survey

The Westford Cultural Council (WCC), a branch of the Massachusetts Cultural Council (MCC), exists to help fund programs and events in the Arts, Humanities, and Interpretive Sciences that will enrich the cultural life of the residents of Westford.

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Posted on: July 21, 2022

Enjoy the summer and be prepared for the coming school year too!

Recreation'sWestford Partnership for Children (WPC)After School Program Open HouseWednesday, July 27, 20226 - 8 PM

This month's Open House provides up to date information on the WPC programand all it's offerings, such as: 

Collaboration with Westfo...

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Posted on: July 10, 2022

Upgrade to Stage III Outdoor Water Use Restrictions Effective Immediately

Due to ongoing drought conditions and increased demand, the Westford Water Department has upgraded the Outdoor Water Use Restrictions to Stage III, effective immediately.   Under Stage III, outdoor watering using sprinklers is prohibited. &nb...

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Posted on: June 30, 2022

Early Closing on Friday 1st July

In honor of Independence Day non-essential town offices will close at 2pm on Friday 1st July

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Posted on: June 16, 2022

Town Manager's Newsletter for June 2022

The Town Manager's Newsletter for June 2022 is now available

The Town Manager's Newsletter for June 2022 is now available to read online via the link below.

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Posted on: May 26, 2022

Demonstration of the use of Electronic Vote Tabulators

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Article 1 on the Annual Town Meeting warrant asks voters to approve the use of electronic vote tabulators or "clickers" to count votes at Town Meetings. If you have questions or would just like to see how it works sign up below.

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Posted on: May 19, 2022

Tree and Invasive Species Inventory May 16th-June 3rd

Tree and Invasive Species Inventory – May 16th through June 3rd

As part of a Municipal Vulnerability Preparedness (MVP) Action Grant, Davey Resource Group is currently working on behalf of the town to conduct an inventory of trees and invasive sp...

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Posted on: May 18, 2022

Covid-19 Update

Good morning, 

 In Massachusetts and in Westford, we continue to see an increase in positive COVID19 cases. 

Positive State Reported Cases (only) in Westford. These case counts do not include home tests. Home test results are not ...

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General Health Notices
Posted on: May 13, 2022

Learn About Westford Recreation Spring and Summer Offerings

WPC After School Enrichment with Westford Recreation for Grades K-8

The Westford Partnership for Children After School Enrichment program (WPC) provides a stimulating and fun environment for Westford’s school children, grades K-8, during...

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Posted on: May 11, 2022

Summer care or after school care program assistance

Westford Residents, 

Through ARPA funding we are proud to announce that we will be reviewing applications for the Fiscal Year 2022-2023 for one week of free Kids Club Summer Camp (starts June 27th,2022) per child OR $400 credit per child ...

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Posted on: May 5, 2022

Decluttering Workshop for Westford Residents

The Cameron is inviting residents of the town to participate in a new six-week Decluttering Workshop facilitated by Peggy Siegel, Retired Psychiatric Nurse and Co-facilitator- Jennifer Claro, MS-Community Counseling and COA Director

Dates: May 11th &nd...

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Council on Aging
Posted on: April 29, 2022

2022 Voluntary Outdoor Water Use Restrictions

2022 Voluntary Outdoor Water Use Restrictions begin Sunday May 1.   At this time we ask our customers to follow the odd/even watering schedule as follows:   Odd-numbered addresses may water on odd-numbered days between the hours of 6:00 ...

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Posted on: April 29, 2022

It’s That Time of Year Again: Spring Yard Clean Up & Lawn Applications

Healthy soils mean a healthy lawn and a healthy environment. As you begin to clean up your yard this spring and apply fertilizers and herbicides, we would like to remind you to be careful for both your own health and the health of the environment. &nb...

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Posted on: April 29, 2022

Spring Yard Clean Up and Lawn Applications

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Healthy soils help create a healthy lawn and keep a healthy environment. As you begin to clean up your yard this spring and apply fertilizers and herbicides, we would like to remind you to be careful for both your own health and the health of the environm...

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Posted on: April 25, 2022

Household Hazardous Waste Collection 5-14-22

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On Saturday, May 14, from 9am-1pm, the Westford Recycling Commission will hold a Household Hazardous Waste (HHW) collection at the Westford Highway Department (28 North Street).  The collection is only for Westford households (no businesses). &am...

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Posted on: April 20, 2022

Westford Climate Roadmap Community Forum

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Westford has a plan to fight climate change! Register for this webinar to find out about the specific steps residents, businesses and municipal leaders can take to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and improve sustainability. The Roadmap was developed by We...

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Posted on: April 14, 2022

Disruption to Municipal Phone Lines on Patriots' Day

new phone

Call 911 as usual, but for all other calls use 978-727-8888.

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Posted on: April 13, 2022

Town Manager's Newsletter for April 2022

April TM Newsletter

The Town Manager's Newsletter for April 2022 is now available to read online via the link below.

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Posted on: March 31, 2022

Westford Recreation

Summer Camp & Kids Activities Fair

April 3, 12-3 p.m., Westford Regency, 219 Littleton Road, WestfordMeet Recreation Director Michelle Collett and learn about our Summer Weekly Programs: Summer Beach Party, Kids Club, and Destination Exploration, for a...

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Posted on: March 28, 2022

Electricity Disclosure Label is available for Westford Power Options Program

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – March 28, 2022

 

Electricity Disclosure Label is available for Westford Power Options Program 

 

Westford, MA – Our Town’s community electricity program has posted the latest Ele...

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Posted on: March 3, 2022

Free COVID Testing Kits available to residents age 55 and older

The Cameron Senior Center has received a donation of 200 COVID testing kits from AgeSpan (formerly Elder Services of Merrimack Valley).  We will distribute two kits per household, on a First Come First Serve basis, to Westford residents. To get y...

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Posted on: March 3, 2022

DEI Committee Survey on Columbus Day

Westford Town DEI committee would like to hear from community about possibly changing Columbus Day to Indigenous Peoples Day. The committee members have created a simple survey, see the link. Please take a moment to answer this survey before March 15.

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Posted on: February 24, 2022

Community Outreach for Recreation/Aquatics Center

March 10th at 7PM via Zoom
https://tinyurl.com/WestfordRecStudy

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Posted on: February 18, 2022

Board of Health Announcement on Mask Mandate

On February 17th the Board of Health voted to lift the indoor town-wide mask mandate with immediate effect.

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Posted on: February 16, 2022

School Committee Resolution Regarding the Incident on Jan 28

Westford School Committee Resolution Regarding the Incident on January 28, 2022
Adopted Monday February 14, 2022

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Posted on: February 16, 2022

Select Board Response to Racial Incident

Statement from the Select Board on Feb 8th:

On January 28th, a racial incident occurred at the Westford Academy girls’ basketball team. While that investigation is ongoing, we join Dr. Chew and Principal Antonelli in condemning the racist hurtful...

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Posted on: February 16, 2022

Town Offers NEW COVID Relief Assistance for Qualifying Low to Moderate Income Households

The Town of Westford has ARPA funds available to assist Westford households impacted by Covid. These funds may be used for Rent/Mortgage payment assistance or utility payment assistance. Qualifying households will have a gross annual income at or below 30...

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Posted on: February 11, 2022

Town Manager's Newsletter for February 2022

Westford Town Managers Newsletter Feb 2022

The Town Manager's newsletter for February 2022 is now available to read via the link below.

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Posted on: February 8, 2022

Westford Recreation

Recreation Special Programs FEBRUARY VACATION!

Westford Recreation provides support for parents and children with special full day and full week programs during school professional development days, parent conferences, and February and April school vacatio...

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Posted on: February 2, 2022

DEI Statement on WA Incident

The recent incident of racist taunting from the Westford student section at a Westford Academy girls basketball game against Wayland High School at Westford Academy last week is upsetting and disturbing to learn about.  

We strongly condemn such a...

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Posted on: February 2, 2022

SNAP households who lost food due to storm power outages are eligible for replacement benefits

SNAP households who lost power for more than four hours and as a result had to toss food unsafe to eat can request SNAP replacement benefits for the value of the food lost that was purchased with SNAP - up to their monthly SNAP (including Emergency Allotm...

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Posted on: January 26, 2022

Community Health Needs Assessment

Every 3 years the Greater Lowell Health Alliance, Lowell General Hospital, and UMASS Lowell conduct a Community Health Needs Assessment of the surrounding communities. The communities included are Westford, Billerica, Chelmsford, Dracut, Dunstable, Lowell...

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Posted on: January 18, 2022

Free COVID Home Test Kits

You can now get a limited number of home testing kits for free. Read about the announcement here.

There is an official site explaining the program, or you can order the kits directly from the USPS website.

For questions regarding this announcement, please r...

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Posted on: January 13, 2022

Town Manager's Newsletter for January 2022

January 2022 Newsletter

The Town Manager's Newsletter for January 2022 is now available to read online via the link below.

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Posted on: January 10, 2022

Sign Up For Emergency Notifications

Westford uses a system called Smart911 to notify residents of issues they need to be aware of. Smart911 is a Community Messaging System used to notify residences through an automated telephone dialing system, which sends a message automatically to thousan...

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Posted on: December 10, 2021

New Vaccine Booster Guidance for Residents Aged 16 & 17

Massachusetts Public Health Officials Encourage Residents ages 16 and 17 to get Pfizer COVID-19 Booster

BOSTON (December 10, 2021) — Following newly updated recommendations and guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), t...

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Posted on: December 7, 2021

Senior Residence Lottery Information Session Tonight, Dec 7, 2021, 6 PM

The Cameron Senior Center would like to share that there’s a virtual information session TONIGHT, December 7th at 6PM at 10 Wilson Street, Chelmsford, MA. and on ZOOM regarding the Roberta McGuire Senior Residences affordable rental lottery. Thi...

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Posted on: November 23, 2021

Amended Mask Mandate

The Board of Health has issued an amendment to the current mask mandate.

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Posted on: October 27, 2021

Parks & Recreation for Grades K-8

We've got you covered during Westford Public School Parent Conferences

Monday, November 22, for Grades K-8

Join Parks & Rec for open play on the turf fields at Tyngsboro Sports Center, followed by a pizza lunch, and an afternoon movie at a loca...

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Posted on: October 25, 2021

Sign up for help with Medicare Open Enrollment

 

Are you turning 65? Over 65 and considering retirement?  If so, the Cameron Senior Center is glad to have Fred Baumert, an experienced SHINE Counselor and Westford resident available to assist in exploring your healthcare options and pr...

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Posted on: October 1, 2021

How to Navigate the Westford Health Department Flu Shot Clinic Scheduling website

The Cameron Senior Center in cooperation with the Westford Health Department has produced the following video to help aid Seniors in booking their Flu Shot Clinic appointments. Feel free to follow along, and pause the video whenever you need to. Make sure...

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Posted on: September 29, 2021

Parks & Recreation for Grades K-8

We've got you covered during School Professional Development Day

Tuesday, October 12, for Grades K-8

Join Parks & Rec for apple picking and a corn maze at Lanni Orchards in Lunenburg, Ma, followed by an afternoon of hiking, sports and games, an...

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Posted on: July 30, 2021

Septic System Care

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Properly maintaining your septic system not only protects your investment in your home but also protects the environment and our drinking water supply.  Below are just a few simple tips to help you care for and extend the life of your septic syst...

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Posted on: December 4, 2019

Don't Forget to Sign Up for Rave/Smart911 Emergency Notifications

If a child is missing, a hurricane or tornado is approaching, a break-in occurs or a general message is needed to be sent to the community. Quick and accurate communication between law enforcement officials and residents is now available through Smart911....

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Posted on: June 27, 2019

Affordable Housing Development Information

Some current affordable housing opportunities in Westford

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Posted on: January 18, 2019

Town Manager's Newsletter for January 2019 is now available

The Town Manager's Newsletter for January 2019 is now available to read online via the link below.

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Posted on: June 14, 2018

Town Manager's Newsletter for June 2018 now available!

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The Town Manager's Newsletter for June 2018 is now available to read online, using the link below:

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Posted on: April 13, 2018

The Town Manager's Newsletter for April 2018 is now available to read online.

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The Town Manager's Newsletter for April 2018 is now available to read online. Use the link below to read it!

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Posted on: March 20, 2018

Town Manager's Newsletter for March 2018 now available online

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The Town Manager's Newsletter for March 2018 is now available to read online. Use the link below to read it!

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Posted on: February 20, 2018

Town Manager's Newsletter for February 2018 is now available online

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The Town Manager's Newsletter for February 2018 is now available to read online.


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Posted on: January 17, 2018

Town Manager's Newsletter for January 2018 is now available online

TM Newsletter January 2018

The Town Manager's Newsletter for January 2018 is now available online. Use the link below to read it.

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Posted on: December 13, 2017

Town Manager's Newsletter for December 2017 is now available online

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The Town Manager's Newsletter for December 2017 is now available online. Use the link below to read it.

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Posted on: July 13, 2017

Town Manager's Newsletter for August 2017 now available

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The Town Manager’s Newsletter for August 2017 is now available online. 

You can view it here:

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You can view past newsletters archived here:

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Posted on: July 13, 2017

Town Manager's Newsletter for July 2017 now available

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The Town Manager’s Newsletter for July 2017 is now available online. 

You can view it here:

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Posted on: December 16, 2016

Town Manager's Newsletter for December 2016

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The December 2016 Town Manager's Newsletter is now available online:http://westfordma.gov/ArchiveCenter/ViewFile/Item/579

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Posted on: November 17, 2016

Town Manager's Newsletter November 2016

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The November 2016 Town Manager's Newsletter is now available online:
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