Free at-home Covid testing at Westford + Concord Pedestrian Crash

Hello Westford! It’s Thursday, so let’s start with everything you need to know about what’s going on in Westford today.

First, today’s weather forecast:

A little snow in the morning. Top: 35 Bottom: 6.

Here are the top stories at Westford today:

  1. 7 snow maps showing forecast snow totals for Thursday (
  2. Framingham’s indoor mask mandate goes into effect (WCVB Boston)
  3. A mystery to most poultry: What kind of bird made a pit stop in Acton? (Naughty Local)
  4. Letters: More work to do to stop the pandemic; A hidden gem in Lowell (Lowell Sun)
  5. Locus Robotics selected as a finalist for a 2022 IFOY award (Woburn Daily Times)
  6. Shake up the winter blues at Lowell Winterfest 2022 (
  7. MetroWest Jewish Day School Virtual Open House (
  8. Haverhill and state DEP officials demand proof of residency from haters of DiBurro redevelopment (WHAV News)
  9. Middlesex County Restoration Center Commission secures $5 million in funding from ARPA (Everett Independent)
  10. 5 things to do in Wilmington on Wednesday, January 19, 2022: Shawsheen Tech invites Wilmington residents to an open house tonight (
  11. Pedestrian hit by MBTA commuter train in Concord, Mass. (NBC10 Boston)
  12. Lowell City Council seeks answers regarding trash pickup issues (Lowell Sun)
  13. BUSINESS BRIEF: Wilmington Liberty Defense Airport Shoe Screening Technology Wins Prestigious National Award (
  14. Chelmsford High announces students of the month for December (Lowell Sun)
  15. Lowell African Community Center is raising money for a new home (Lowell Sun)
  16. The Five Minute Read (Lowell Sun)
  17. Low temperatures cause broken pipes and heating problems at Lowell schools (Lowell Sun)
  18. No students on the bus involved in the crash, Nashua officials say (WMUR Manchester)
  19. City set to bid for long-term school maintenance study (Woburn Daily Times)
  20. Last shipment expected for Andover K-9 with cancer (Eagle-Tribune)
  21. City of Westford: Free at-home Covid tests being shipped to you (press release office)
  22. City of Westford: FREE Webinar: “Meeting the Climate Challenge: Insights from an MIT Observatory” (Press Releases Office)
  23. City of Westford: Free home COVID test kits (press release office)

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  • Nextdoor neighbor, S Westford Parkerville: “New Trash Can – Hello, the local snowblower ran over our trash can and damaged it. Does anyone know where or how I can get a new one. Is this something I can just order or pick up at home?” (next door)
  • Neighbor Nextdoor, Tadmuck and Littleton Rd.: “6′ x 37.-5″ dining table with matching bench. Custom ordered from Rowe station woodworks 2 years ago. We are moving and need a different sized table. Table has small dents and bumps like in the photo I added for ref…” (The next door)

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You’re all caught up for today! I’ll join you early tomorrow morning with another update.

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]

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