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No Trucks on Road in Littleton

December 19, 2018

LITTLETON -- Police Chief Matthew J. Pinard is reminding motorists that trucks are not allowed to travel on a large section of Taylor Street. This traffic exclusion will be strictly enforced moving forward, with Littleton Police officers posted on traffic details in the area in response to resident complaints.

Trucks are not allowed to travel on the northern section of Taylor Street from Porter Road to the Littleton B & M Depot.

The truck exclusion covers trucks that are 2 1/2 tons or more, whether the trucks have commercial plates or not.

The Littleton Highway Department has erected new signs just west of Porter Road and at the Depot intersection to warn motorists. Motorists who fail to abide by the exclusion will be issued a $55 citation.

-- SUN STAFF

Petition articles due by Jan. 7

CHELMSFORD -- The deadline to submit citizen petition articles for spring Town Meeting is Monday, Jan. 7 at 5 p.m.

Citizen petitions require a minimum of 10 signatures of registered voters in town, but town officials advise petitioners to obtain additional signatures in case some cannot be verified.

Petitioners should consult the Board of Selectmen/Town Manager’s Office to make sure the language of the article is actionable.

Petitions must first be submitted to the Town Manager’s Office, which will then submit the documents to the Town Clerk’s Office/Board of Registrars to certify signatures.

Forms are available at www.townofchelmsford.us/DocumentCenter/View/7156/Citizen-Petition-Warrant-Article-Template .

-- ALANA MELANSON

Concern after dog bites jogger

GROTON -- Police continue to seek the identity of a man whose dog attacked a 24-year-old jogger at The Groton Place bird sanctuary Saturday morning. They are asking for the public’s help for a man described as: about 60 years old, dressed in camouflage and wearing an orange cap.

The woman was bitten at about 10:30 a.m. Saturday and was later treated at Emerson Hospital. She is concerned about the possibility of rabies, which must be treated within ten days and includes a barrage of shots.

A friend of the victim said they just want to identify the man so they can confirm that the animal has had all of its shots. Residents are urged to call Animal Control at 978-273-3651 or the Groton police at 978-448-5555 with information that may assist with the ongoing investigation.

-- SCOTT SHURTLEFF

Cops join Benjamin family in fight

BILLERICA -- Cops for Kids with Cancer presented a check to the family of Paisley Benjamin, a 3-year-old Tewksbury resident who was diagnosed with Leukemia in October.

Police officers gave the $5,000 check to Paisley’s mother, Kristen Benjamin, at the Board of Selectmen meeting Monday night.

Benjamin was working in the town of Billerica’s Building Department when Paisley was diagnosed with cancer this fall. A week later her husband unexpectedly died.

-- ELIZABETH DOBBINS

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