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Nomination Papers Available

January 9, 2019

WILMINGTON -- Nomination papers are available in Wilmington for a number of boards. There will be two open seats on the Board of Selectmen, three open seats on the School Committee and one open seat on the Shawsheen Tech School Committee. Nomination papers must be returned to the Town Clerk’s Office by Friday, March 8 with at least 50 signatures from registered voters in Wilmington. Nomination papers can be picked up at the Town Clerk’s Office, located at Town Hall, 121 Glen Road. The Annual Town Election is set for Saturday, April 27.

-- KORI TUITT

Post-holiday tree burn in Groton

GROTON -- The annual Christmas tree burning bonfire will take place at Town Field behind the library on Friday at 7 p.m. Those wishing to drop off trees should do so near the opening in the stone wall near the basketball court, no later than Friday at 1 p.m. Groton Explorer Post 4879 will be picking up Christmas trees, also. The Post is asking for a $10 donation to help purchase much needed uniforms and equipment for Post activities. If you need pick-up call 978-272-0327 and leave a message including your name, address and the location of the tree and the donation.

-- SUN STAFF

A reminder about dog licenses

TEWKSBURY -- Dog licenses are now available in town for dogs over 6 months old. These licenses are valid for one calendar year and must be renewed annually, according to Town Clerk Denise Graffeo. The deadline for dog license renewals is Friday, March 15. After that date, late fees will be incurred. Dog licenses can be submitted online, at the Town Clerk’s Office or by mail. For information, contact 978-640-4355 or townclerk@tewksbury-ma.gov .

-- KORI TUITT

Grants go to Lowell partnerships

LOWELL -- Attorney General Maura Healey announced Tuesday nearly $3 million in funding for a new grant program funding 13 partnerships, including between Lowell organizations UTEC and Lowell Community Health Center. The partnership will address behavioral health needs in young adults in an effort to reduce recidivism, increase employability and promote educational attainment, according to a press release from the Office of the Attorney General. The grant program, the Social Determinants Partnership program, is designed to address issues that affect health such as nutrition, safe housing, preventing violence and substance use.

-- ELIZABETH DOBBINS

Westford honors Lt. Connell

WESTFORD -- Selectmen thanked Police Detective Lt. David Connell on Tuesday for his decades of service to the town as he prepares to leave for retirement. Connell, a 36-year veteran of the police department, most recently served as Detective Lieutenant Commanding Officer of the Special Services Division. He also helped establish Westford’s K9 program, and served on several regional task forces. Selectmen planned to present Connell a certificate of appreciation at Tuesday’s meeting. In a letter, Town Manager Jodi Ross wishes him a “long, healthy, happy retirement.”

-- CHRIS LISINSKI

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