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New Deadline for Lowell Census

March 19, 2019

LOWELL -- The census forms that were recently sent to residents can be returned through the first week of June. The stated deadline date of March 17 for returns is incorrect.

The city’s Election Office prepared 41,000 census forms, which were provided to Park Press in late January. Throughout February, Park Press experienced repeated translation difficulties with the forms; Lowell is the only community in the state to provide trilingual census forms.

As residents just now receive their census forms, many worried about failing to meet the stated March 17 deadline. However, census materials returned to the city will be processed up to and including the first week in June.

Recipients are still encouraged to return their materials as soon as practical.

“Although census forms are intended to be returned within 10 days of receipt, Lowell adds a deadline to aid residents with a date certain by which to return their materials,” a city press release states. “We apologize for the confusion it has caused in this case.”

-- RICK SOBEY

Applications due for NT board

CHELMSFORD -- The Board of Selectmen and School Committee will meet March 25 to appoint one representative and an alternate representative each to a three-year term on the Nashoba Valley Technical High School Committee.

Applications are available at townofchelmsford.us or at the Town Manager’s Office.

All completed applications should be forwarded to the Town Manager’s Office, 50 Billerica Road, by 4 p.m. Wednesday.

-- ALANA MELANSON

Charity hoop tourney March 30

TYNGSBORO -- The Specialist Matthew Pollini Memorial Fund will host a 3-on-3 Charity Basketball Tournament at the Tyngsboro Sports Center on Saturday, March 30. The event will be held from noon to 7 p.m. at the center, located at 500 Potash Hill Road.

Age groups will be: 8-11, 12-14, 15-18, 19-35, 36-45 and 46 and up.

The fee is $30 per player for adults and $20 per player for minors. Adult fan admission is $5 each and children can watch for free.

Email spcpollini@gmail.com to register. Payment can be made at www.spcpollinifund.org , by PayPal at spcpollini@gmail.com , by Venmo @spcpollinifund or mail check payable to SPC Matthew Pollini Memorial Fund to P.O. Box 415, Dracut, MA 01826.

For info, email spcpollini@gmail.com , call Mike Petterson at 978-987-6244 or visit facebook.com/SpcMatthewPolliniMemorialFund/ .

-- ALANA MELANSON

Old-fashion supper and auction

LOWELL -- The St. Louis School will host the Old Fashioned Bean Supper and Auction/Raffle on April 6. The two hour event starts at 5:30 p.m. in the school cafeteria at 74 Boisvert St. Art projects by students will be on display. Attendees will have opportunities to pop balloons with gift card prizes and participate in a raffle and auction. Dinner is $10 for adults, $7 for seniors and $4 for children under 12. To reserve tickets call 978-458-7594.

-- ELIZABETH DOBBINS