‘Nifty’ Middleton Signs for ‘Tots’
WILMINGTON -- Former Boston Bruins player Rick “Nifty” Middleton will sign autographs to benefit the U.S. Marine Corps Toys for Tots program between 1 p.m. and 3 p.m. on Sunday, Dec. 2 at West Real Estate, located at 386 Main St.
People can exchange a $10 cash donation or a new, unwrapped toy donation for the retired professional hockey player’s autographed photo. Radio Station AMP 1033 will be playing music and offering giveaways. Attendees can also participate in raffles. For information, contact 978-658-4419 or email@example.com .
-- KORI TUITT
Police reach out for help on ID
LOWELL -- Police are asking the public for help identifying a suspect for an assault that occurred this summer. The assault occurred in the early hours of June 24 at Thirsty First on 280 Central Street.
Anyone with information can call the Lowell Police Department at 978-937-3200 or 978-459-8477.
-- ELIZABETH DOBBINS
Pond dispute on hold until 2019
LITTLETON -- The legal dispute between the towns of Littleton and Concord over water rights to Nagog Pond will not officially go to court until early next year.
Concord filed a complaint earlier this month attempting to block Littleton’s planned usage of the pond. Littleton has not yet filed its formal response to the complaint.
The next development in the case will come at a Jan. 9 case management conference in state Land Court. Judge Keith C. Long will preside over the conference.
-- CHRIS LISINSKI
African Comm. Center celebrates
DRACUT -- The African Community Center of Lowell is celebrating its two-year anniversary on Saturday, Dec. 15. The event will take place at Harmony Hall, located at 1660 Lakeview Ave. in Dracut, from 4 to 9 p.m.
Guests can enjoy dinner and entertainment. Portraits from Africa and other items will be auctioned.
Tickets for the fundraising event are $50 per person. -- KORI TUITT
Walk-in flu clinics in Dec.
CHELMSFORD -- The Board of Health will hold three walk-in clinics in December for those ages 3 and older to get their flu vaccine:
n Tuesday, Dec. 4, 1-3 p.m.;
n Tuesday, Dec. 11, 1-3 p.m.;
n Tuesday, Dec. 18, 1-3 p.m.
The clinics will be at the Board of Health, in Room 102 of the town offices at 50 Billerica Road. Call 978-250-5241 with any questions.
-- ALANA MELANSON
Families Anonymous offers help
GROTON -- If you are a concerned friend or relative who has been adversely affected by a loved one’s abuse of drugs or alcohol, a local Families Anonymous (FA) support group can provide help. The support program, which follows steps and traditions similar to other 12-step groups, meets Tuesdays from 7-8:30 p.m. at the Lost Lake Fire Station, 185 Lost Lake Drive. Parking and entrance are at the rear of the building. For more information, call Kathy at 860-212-6148 or Michele at 978-618-4391, or visit www.familiesanonymous.org .
-- ALANA MELANSON