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78% Of People Vaccinated In Middlesex County + Weekend Sports

Happy Friday, Chelmsford! Here’s everything you need to know about what’s happening in town today.

First, today’s weather:

Cloudy with a few flurries. High: 36 Low: 17.

Here are the top stories today in Chelmsford:

  1. Chelmsford Area High School Games: This Weekend In Preps (Chelmsford Patch)
  2. Why is replacing Rourke span a bridge too far? (Lowell Sun)
  3. Eye on Art: Color brings brightness to winter in local shows (Sentinel & Enterprise)
  4. Wilmington Public Schools Hiring Substitute Teachers, Educational Assistants, & Nurses (
  5. BUSINESS BRIEF: Wilmington’s Charles River & Valo Health Announce Strategic Partnership To Provide Access To AI-Enabled Drug Discovery Solutions (
  6. Wilmington Food Pantry To Offer Assistance For Families In Need On February 9 & 23 (
  7. NEIGHBOR NEWS: What’s Making Headlines In Tewksbury? (
  8. Pepperell Police Looking For Help Naming First Ever K9 Unit (CBS Boston)
  9. Bryan Clark Promoted to Senior Estimator at JM Coull (Boston Real Estate Times)
  10. Anonymous Tip Leads Methuen to Stop Plowing Snow on One Street (NBC10 Boston)
  11. Lowell councilors: City hiring practices need work (Lowell Sun)
  12. Middlesex County COVID-19 vaccine tracker: 78% of people fully vaccinated (MetroWest Daily News)
  13. Tyngsboro to distribute at-home COVID tests (Lowell Sun)
  14. Red Cross Offers Amazon Gift Card For Blood Donations: Upcoming Drive Near Chelmsford (Chelmsford Patch)
  15. Justice Breyer’s legal career has strong ties to Massachusetts (The Boston Globe)
  16. Mass. needs more housing. Why not at Devens? (BetaBoston)

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From my notebook:

  • Greater Lowell Chamber of Commerce: “𝗕𝘂𝘀𝗶𝗻𝗲𝘀𝘀 𝗪𝗼𝗿𝗱 𝗦𝗲𝗮𝗿𝗰𝗵 👇 Type the first word you see below 👇” (Facebook)
  • Chelmsford Public Library: “Join us and sing along with Ms. Marty on this chilly Wednesday morning. You can join on Facebook or link in to Zoom. The link is on the Chelmsford Library Events calendar.” (Facebook)
  • Chelmsford Public Library: “Looking for some fun with little ones? We’ve discarded a huge number of children’s magazines that are just a couple of years old! Grab one to enjoy the articles and pictures or to use for crafts!! Plus, check out our fireplace display an…” (Facebook)
  • Greater Lowell Chamber of Commerce: “We can’t call it Lowell Winterfest without the Soup Competition (in our humble opinion)! Tag a business below that you think HAS to enter! After all, there’s no such thing as too much soup! 🍜🍲” (Facebook)
  • Chelmsford Public Schools: “An example of the many good things happening at the CHS Career & College Readiness Center: Business/Finance and IT Innovation Pathways students getting a virtual tour of teller-less Workers Credit Union in Lowell, Massachusetts. A lesson…” (Facebook)
  • Chelmsford TV: “Brian Lynch from the MA Department of Revenue explains how seniors can save with the Circuit Breaker Tax Credit. Recorded and edited by CTM Volunteer, Bob Pariesau.” (Facebook)
  • Chelmsford Public Library: “See what’s new this week at the Chelmsford Public Library at: ***… *** There are seven new bestsellers, one new movie, one new audiobook, two new music CDs, eight new children’s books, and 45 othe…” (Facebook)
  • Chelmsford Public Library: “Our website is temporarily down. Please check back tomorrow when the issue will be resolved. Thank you for your patience!” (Facebook)
  • Chelmsford Public Library: “Join us on Facebook or Zoom for Singalong this morning with Ms. Marty. It will begin at 10am!” (Facebook)
  • The Town of Chelmsford, MA: “Brian Lynch from the MA Department of Revenue explains how seniors can save with the Circuit Breaker Tax Credit. Recorded and edited by CTM Volunteer, Bob Pariesau.” (Facebook)
  • Byam School Association – BSA: “VIRTUAL BANDINGO IS BACK! Join us February 16th at 6:30PM from the comfort of your own home! This event is always a hit with the kids AND parents! Family fun full of dancing, music, and prizes! To register please use the link below, spac…” (Facebook)
  • Chelmsford Public Schools: “TONIGHT… Chelmsford High School hosts 8th Grade Parent/Guardian Information Night tonight (6-8 pm) at the Carl J. Rondina Performing Arts Center:” (Facebook)
  • Nextdoor Neighbor, Littleton Road Central: “Recommendation – Hi guys! I’m looking for a place around Chelmsford to bring my son to sled, and have so much fun um the day after snow! Thank you!” (Nextdoor)
  • Nextdoor Neighbor, South Chelmsford: “Anyone in Chelmsford having brown water coming from their faucets? – It’s been going on for about 3hours at least now.” (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 [email protected].