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Free Home Covid Tests In Westford + Concord Pedestrian Crash

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Good morning, Westford! It's Thursday, so let's get you started with everything you need to know going on today in Westford.

First, today's weather:

A bit of morning snow. High: 35 Low: 6.

Here are the top stories in Westford today:

  1. 7 snow maps showing predicted snow totals for Thursday (

  2. Framingham indoor mask mandate goes into effect (WCVB Boston)

  3. A mystery most fowl: What kind of bird made a pit stop in Acton? (Wicked Local)

  4. Letters: More work to be done to stop pandemic; A hidden gem in Lowell (Lowell Sun)

  5. Locus Robotics Chosen as Finalist for a 2022 IFOY Award (Woburn Daily Times)

  6. Shake Off Those Wintertime Blues At The 2022 Lowell Winterfest (

  7. MetroWest Jewish Day School Virtual Open House (

  8. Haverhill and State DEP Officials Seek Proof of Residency From Foes of DiBurro's 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 Open House Tonight (

  11. Pedestrian Hit by MBTA Commuter Rail Train in Concord, Mass. (NBC10 Boston)

  12. Lowell City Council seeks answers regarding trash pickup problems (Lowell Sun)

  13. BUSINESS BRIEF: Wilmington’s Liberty Defense Airport Shoe Screening Technology Earns Prestigious National Award (

  14. Chelmsford High announces December Students of the Month (Lowell Sun)

  15. African Community Center of Lowell fundraising for new home (Lowell Sun)

  16. The Five Minute Read (Lowell Sun)

  17. Low temps cause broken pipes, heating issues at Lowell schools (Lowell Sun)

  18. No students on board bus involved in crash, Nashua officials say (WMUR Manchester)

  19. City about to go out to bid for longterm school maintenance study (Woburn Daily Times)

  20. Final sendoff planned for Andover K-9 with cancer (Eagle-Tribune)

  21. Town Of Westford: Free Home Covid Tests Shipped To You (Press Release Desk)

  22. Town Of Westford: FREE Webinar: “Meeting The Climate Challenge: The View From An MIT Observatory” (Press Release Desk)

  23. Town Of Westford: Free COVID Home Test Kits (Press Release Desk)

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Today in Westford:

  • Economic Development Committee - Town of Westford (8:15 AM)

  • Mid Year Assesments A - Westford Academy (8:30 AM)

  • Mid Year Assessments B - Westford Academy (10:30 AM)

From my notebook:

  • Nextdoor Neighbor, S Westford Parkerville: "New Trash can - Hi, the local snowblower went over our trash can and damaged it. Does anyone know where and how I can get a new one. Is this something I ca just order or pick up from home depot?" (Nextdoor)

  • Nextdoor Neighbor, Tadmuck and Littleton Rd.: "Dining table 6ft x 37. - 5 in with matching bench. Custom ordered from Rowe station woodworks 2 years ago. We are moving and need a table with different dimensions. The table has little dents and dings like in the picture I added for ref..." (Nextdoor)

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Annie Sandoli

About me: Annie has been a Boston-based writer since 2018, after graduating with 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 as part of an editorial team in London, UK. Her interests include music and the arts, creative writing and literature, and topics of social and political justice. Annie covers Brookline, Newton, Waltham, Chelmsford and Westford. Email news tips to

This article originally appeared on the Westford Patch