Lowell Bomb Threat “Not Credible” + Local Officials Rescue Horse

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

First, today’s weather forecast:

Partly sunny and very cold. High: 19 Low: 3.

Here are the top stories at Westford today:

  1. Westford Academy senior raises money for Sudbury’s Buddy Dog Humane Society (Wicked Local)
  2. Reading, MA Coronavirus Updates & News For January 20 (Patch)
  3. Medford issues still up in the air, key vacancies open (Wicked Local)
  4. Arlington High School Project Forum Jan. 25 (Wicked Local)
  5. Andover Stories: Andover opens its doors to refugees in 1956 | Opinion (Citizen of Andover)
  6. All those years ago | News (Citizen of Andover)
  7. Lowell police determine the bomb threat found at the high school is not credible (Lowell Sun)
  8. Pedestrian dies after being hit by vehicle in Wakefield, investigators say (WCVB Boston)
  9. Tewksbury police are looking for the best backyard rink for a pick-up hockey game (CBS Boston)
  10. Local fire departments rescue horse trapped on ice in Groton | (Boston News, Weather, Sports | WHDH 7News)
  11. Authorities are investigating after a pedestrian was hit by a car in Wakefield | (Boston News, Weather, Sports | WHDH 7News)
  12. 6 snow maps showing forecast snow totals for Thursday (Boston.com)
  13. Former Fitchburg woman charged with murder, released on bail, asks to move to Worcester (Worcester Telegram)
  14. ‘We were wrong’: Boston doctors call for change in COVID vaccine expectations (NBC10 Boston)
  15. Investigation identifies cause of Boston steam plant explosion last year (WCVB Boston)
  16. City shatters previous COVID-19 outbreak records | Woburn (Woburn Daily Times)
  17. Last hospital capacity in the Westford area (Westford Patch)
  18. Andover says goodbye to sick K9 Grimm (The Boston Globe)
  19. Four Methuen police officers promoted “to meet a critical need” (Eagle-Tribune)
  20. It’s the coldest chairlift in the Northeast, according to Boston.com readers (Boston.com)
  21. Mass Gen. Brigham backs additional tax on certain real estate transactions to fund affordable housing (BetaBoston)
  22. Needham Police Officer, 2 Others Arrested in Insider Trading Scheme | (Boston News, Weather, Sports | WHDH 7News)
  23. Painted Burro plans to open in the former Border Cafe space in Cambridge (Boston.com)

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  • Westford Police Department: “The roads are currently extremely icy. Please exercise caution when driving.” (Facebook)
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  • Pure Bar: “Don’t forget to sign up for the Platinum Barre Challenge 2022! It’s a great way to stay motivated and consistent in your workouts throughout the year.” (Facebook)
  • Fletcher JV Library: “Thursday night! Sign up here: https://tinyurl.com/232ebx6u. We will also be recording this show and making the recording available for a week.” (Facebook)
  • Next door neighbor, village of pilgrims: “need a recommendation for roof moss removal. – In Westford” (Nextdoor)
  • Nextdoor neighbor, S Westford Parkerville: “Volunteer Opportunity. – Join the Unitarian-sponsored prison pen program. Stay home and write to men and women in Massachusetts jails. It doesn’t take much time and can be rewarding at the same time for the prisoner and the volunteer. Attend…” (The next door)

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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]

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