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Joyce Pellino Crane, News Director

Joyce Pellino Crane, News Director

Recent Posts

WestfordCAT Weekly News – January 15, 2021

Bill Olsen presents options to the School Committee to alleviate a budgetary downfall; the Select Board pays tribute to a retiring police chief and building inspector; Westford rolls out its first COVID-19 vaccines; despite the pandemic, three new restaurants are opening in town. Continue Reading →

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VIDEO: First Batch of COVID-19 Vaccines are Rolling Out According to Westford Health Director

As the number of COVID cases rise across the country, the state, and in Westford, there is a light at the end of the tunnel, according to Westford Health Director Jeff Stephens. The first batch of vaccines are currently in storage, secured, and set to be administered beginning Tuesday, January 12. Continue Reading →

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PSA – WestfordCAT and Commitment to Community

From the moment Westford Community Access Television learned that Covid-19 had hit in early 2020, the staff was relied upon more than ever for town communications. As everyone began to navigate virtual meeting platforms, WCAT learned just what it meant to be an essential service. Continue Reading →

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VIDEO: Lawmaker Holds Annual Sun Santa/Toys for Tots Fundraiser as a Drive-Thru Event

In its 11th year, Jim Arciero’s Annual Sun Santa/Toys For Tots event was held a little differently. Instead of an indoor gala with gift baskets raffled off, silent auctions, and unwrapped toys dropped under the tree, Representative Arciero held a drive-thru event on Saturday, December 12th at the Abbot School in Westford. Some notable in attendance were U.S. Congresswoman Lori Trahan, Middlesex District Attorney Marian Ryan, Middlesex County Sheriff Peter Koutoujian, state Sen. Ed Kennedy, Andrea Peraner-Sweet and Anita Tonakarn-Nguyen from the Select Board, Westford Health Director, Jeff Stephens, and of course, Santa Claus. Continue Reading →

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VIDEO: Westford Health Director Discusses COVID-19 Vaccine Rollout; Westford’s Percent Positivity Rate; “Stop the Spread” Sites

Westford Health Director Jeff Stephens talks with WestfordCAT’s Patty Stocker about the commonwealth’s COVID-19 vaccine rollout and when Westford should expect to receive their first doses. With the number of cases in town on the rise and Westford moving into the state’s red zone, Stephens explains what the term “percent positivity” means and how it is not the percentage of the town’s overall population testing positive for the virus. Continue Reading →

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WestfordCAT Weekly News – December 18, 2020

Westford lands in the red zone as COVID surges and vaccines arrive; School Superintendent Bill Olsen addresses the Board of Health with COVID data; student hockey and basketball players protest on the Town Common; a local restaurant owner talks about the difficulties of running a business during a pandemic. Continue Reading →

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WestfordCAT Weekly News – December 11, 2020

This week on WestfordCAT News, students learn the fate of winter sports in the public schools; there’s been no increase in clients at the Westford Food Pantry — yet; Westford’s Health Director discusses the state’s shutdown roll back and the COVID-19 vaccine rollout; WestfordCAT’s holiday auction was a smash. Continue Reading →

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VIDEO: Westford Health Director Details Governor’s COVID-19 Reopening Rollback; Revised Quarantine Regulations; Vaccine Rollout

Westford Health Director Jeff Stephens spoke with WestfordCAT’s Patty Stocker on Dec. 9 to talk about several updates regarding the COVID-19 pandemic and several of the state’s new guidelines including the Commonwealth’s COVID-19 reopening rollback. They also discuss revised quarantine and isolation regulations as well as the state’s 3 phase plan for a COVID-19 vaccine rollout. Continue Reading →

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VIDEO: Lawmaker to Hold Drive-Thru Sun Santa/Toys for Tots Events, December 12

In its 11th year, state Rep. James Arciero’s annual Sun Santa/Toys For Tots event will be held a little differently. Instead of an indoor gala with gift baskets raffled off, silent auctions, and unwrapped toys dropped under the tree,  Arciero will be holding a drive-thru event from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. at the Abbot School, 25 Depot St., Westford. Continue Reading →

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