Tuesday, September 4, 2012
The Westford Board of Health announced on Friday that all public and semi-public beaches on Lake Nabnasset are closed until further notice due to concerns over cyanobacteria.
A joint investigation between the Westford Board of Health and the Massachusetts Department of Health on Friday confirmed cyanobacteria levels of 110,000 cells/ml, well above the 70,000 cells/ml limit recommended for safe swimming. An announcement from the board has indicated that all beaches have been closed at the lake until further water, and all humans and pets should not make contact with the water. The announcement also indicated that fishing, boating and other recreational activities are still permitted, although contact with the water, particularly ingestion, should be avoided. This latest announcement follows two earlier announcements indicating the presence of algae blooms on the lake, an early indicator of cyanobacteria. The …
Friday, August 24, 2012
Owner Gary Lavelle hopes to attract new business next to Tedeschi's at Nab Plaza on Brookside Road, and is holding an open house on Saturday.
Although CSA Graphics is nothing new in Westford, CSA owner Gary Lavelle is hoping to attract new customers after setting up shop at Nab Plaza this summer. Lavelle, who purchased CSA and moved it from Route 110 near the Chelmsford border, hopes that the new location will be a positive step moving forward. “I get a lot more customer recognition here, a lot more retail space, more visibility, and it’s a mile from my house,” he said. CSA has already made inroads on jobs for local groups such as the Crisafulli School at the new location, but hopes the new location will also bring in individuals that are just looking for a t-shirt, hat or other customized items like pens and beer cozies. “We’re not trying to build a big retail area, but we’re …
Tuesday, December 20, 2011
There are few places more "Nabnasset" than Nab's One Stop on Brookside Road, but this little convenience store has more than meets the eye.
If someone asks "how far is it to Nabnasset?," chances are that their estimate will end up close to Nab's One Stop. But for the quintessential Nabnasset corner store wedged between BP and the post office, there's more to meet the eye. Founded 11 years ago when the pharmacy previously at the location went out of business, Joel and Mathew Farber purchased the store's remaining inventory. Eventually, they bought the building itself and the store was born. Little did the father and son team know then how intertwined they would become with the neighborhood, and how much the neighborhood would come to rely on the store. "We know about 99 percent of our customers by name," said Joel. "Since we're a family business, we're able to be flexible and…
Tuesday, August 23, 2011
The magnitude 5.8 earthquake that hit Virginia this afternoon was felt in Nabnasset, but had nominal impact elsewhere.
Westford felt the magnitude 5.8 earthquake that hit Virginia this afternoon, but the impact throughout town was marginal, with various sources citing that the only part of town where the shaking was noticeable was Nabnasset. According to officials at the Westford Police Department, there were four reports related to the earthquake, but none were considered significant compared with normal activities. Officials from the Westford Fire Department reported no calls in immediately following the tremors, and thus no reports of structural damage. Reports from Massachusetts State Police officials have also not received any indications of structural damage elsewhere in the Commonwealth. We will have more information on the quake’s impact on …
Monday, August 15, 2011
The following information was supplied by the Westford Police Department. Where arrests or charges are mentioned, it does not indicate a conviction.
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Monday, August 15, 2011
The following are entries from the Westford Police log for August 12, 13 and 14. The Westford Police Log is available to the public at the Westford Police station on Main Street, with earlier logs available online atwww.westfordma.gov Additional information is available in certain cases from the Westford Police Records Department for a nominal fee. Anyone accused of a crime is considered innocent unless proven guilty by a court of law. Any instances where streets are mentioned without addresses shall be placed on the map as occurring on the first address on that street for geographical convenience unless otherwise stated even though the incident may have happened somewhere else on the street. Arrests Friday, August 12 5:57 p.m. – Timothy …
Friday, August 12, 2011
The following information was supplied by the Westford Police Department. Where arrests or charges are mentioned, it does not indicate a conviction
The following are entries from the Westford Police log for August 10 and 11. The Westford Police Log is available to the public at the Westford Police station on Main Street, with earlier logs available online at www.westfordma.gov Additional information is available in certain cases from the Westford Police Records Department for a nominal fee. Anyone accused of a crime is considered innocent unless proven guilty by a court of law. Arrests Thursday, August 11 1:16 a.m -- Patrick Raneri, 21, 11 Fourth St., was arrested on Littleton Road for operating a motor vehicle with a suspended license. Other Wednesday, August 10 7:33 a.m – It wasn’t a peaceful morning in Westford as police responded to two disturbing the peace incidents, one on …
Wednesday, August 3, 2011
Last week's string of thefts from within unlocked vehicles in Nabnasset may have been even more widespread than initially reported according to one of the victims.
Westford Police are advising local residents to lock their doors following a string of car robberies in Nabnasset a week ago today. The string of robberies, which resulted in seven reported incidents to local police of thefts from unlocked motor vehicles on York Avenue, Moore Road and Plain Road, actually may have been even more widespread according to accounts from residents in the area. York Avenue resident Ed Donnelly was one of the victims and has heard from his neighbors that more than 30 car break-ins occurred in the string of incidents. Although Donnelly did not see any items missing from his car, he believes that half of the houses on the side of his street were hit and the robbers went out of their way to be quiet and avoid locked…