Every Saturday, we round up the top stories from the past week from Merrimack Valley Patches.
WilmingtonWilmington residents were disappointed to find out that only a few months after opening, the Honey Dew Donuts on Main Street has closed, possibly for good. Representatives from Honey Dew told Wilmington Patch they hope to reopen a location in Wilmington soon, but that seems to contradict statements made by the former franchisee of the Wilmington Honey Dew location. Read the full story here.
ChelmsfordWith kindergarten registration looming in mid-January, a rising property tax bill heading to residents and unanswered questions, the Chelmsford School Committee decided on Tuesday to not pursue public full-day kindergarten in the upcoming school year. The move will keep Chelmsford as one of the 20 towns in the Commonwealth without any full-day public kindergarten. However, additional discussions are expected in the next few weeks as the Committee aims to craft a proposal for upcoming school years. Read the full story here.
WestfordThe only place where Westford's town government can engage in deficit spending is their snow and ice removal budget and they've hit that threshold for this winter already. Town budget director Dan O'Donnell reports that the town is currently about $20,000 over the initially appropriated budget, and about halfway toward its expected budget.
The process has become tradition in Westford, with the budget going over since at least 2003, using a portion of state law that allows deficit spending on snow removal with Finance Committee and Town Manager approval. Read the full story here.