Wednesday, January 25, 2012
Welcome to the latest "You Asked, Patch Answers", our weekly column where we answer questions from you, the readers of Westford Patch. To ask us a question, e-mail us at firstname.lastname@example.org
The clear consensus from town leaders after the large meeting in August to determine a solution for parking along the Bruce Freeman Rail Trail was trying to put a parking lot in Acton. But one Westford Patch reader asked us whatever happened to that parking lot....We have the answer. Originally, the town hoped for a MassWorks grant in December to help fund the parking lot project, building it ahead of the scheduled expansion of the trail into Acton. However, the project ultimately was not chosen. So, is the parking lot in Acton idea dead? Not exactly. The funding issue can be resolved through the Iron Horse Preservation Group, a non-profit organization that removes old railroad ties from proposed rail trails and then sells them for money …
Wednesday, November 23, 2011
Grey Ghost fans will be cheering for Westford Academy on Thursday, but here are five reasons to cheer for Westford every day.
Once again, Westford Academy is wrapping up its football season against hated archrival Acton-Boxborough as the two teams square off in their perennial Turkey Day showdown. The day marks a cresting of local pride throughout town, but we wanted to share some reasons why we think Westford is better than Acton not just today, but every day. #1. A Growing Business Sector: From Goodrich to Red Hat, Westford is quickly becoming a chic location for corporations large and small, with products from Westford-based companies ranging from sneakers to cosmetic lasers to the largest privately owned solar plant in the Commonwealth. #2. Lauded Schools: People come from far and wide to enroll their children in Westford schools, but despite the district’s …
Wednesday, September 14, 2011
Two members from the Westford Firefighters Pipes & Drums share their story about why they like playing the pipes.
William Cashman and Troy Saunders, from the Westford Firefighters Pipes & Drums, talk with Acton Patch about how they came to play the pipes. The Westford Firefighters Pipes & Drums performed at the Acton 9/11 Memorial ceremony this past Sunday. Saunders was a volunteer firefighter in Queens New York for many years and shares his story with Patch about how he was taking a firefighters test in New Hampshire when 9/11 happened.