1. There are two — or maybe three — additional proposals for recreational marijuana. The two that have issued the required legal notice of meetings are from established dispensary businesses with outlets in Haverhill, Littleton and Billerica. The town has three licenses to award.
Full Harvest Moonz will hold a Community Outreach Meeting on Nov. 3 at 6 p.m. at the Holiday Inn for a proposed location on Rt. 38, just barely over the Lowell line. The planned address is 1 Main St. Full Harvest Moonz is represented by Vicente Sederberg LLP, a firm twice recognized as”Law Firm of the Year – Cannabis Law.”
At 1693 Shawsheen St. — just down the road from Luna Rossa plaza — Community Care Collective dba Collective Cannabis is proposing its third Massachusetts location, in addition to shops in Billerica and Littleton. Its meeting will also be held on Nov. 3 at 6:00 p.m. at the Holiday Inn. Littleton resident David Giannetta is the point of contact.
There was also a meeting by The Stories Company held yesterday at the Knights of Columbus. There was no legal notice published in the Sun or Crier, however. Stories recently applied for a license in Groton but was denied. It’s looking to site a shop in the lot next to Donna’s Donuts, at 2122 Main St.
And yes, we see the synergy there.
Here are the meeting dates for the four proposals already officially on the table.
2. The Friends of the Elderly are hosting a community breakfast on Sunday. It will be held at the Senior Center from 9 a.m. to noon. For $8 ($5 for kids under 10) you can enjoy eggs, bacon, sausage, home fries, toast, juice, coffee and tea. No registration is required, just drop in.
3. Safe Halloween is also this Sunday, from 1- 3 p.m. at Tewksbury Memorial High School. A check of the weather shows that the event should wrap up before the rain comes in. There will be food, candy, music and dancing, crafts and more.
4. The Public Health Museum is collecting donations for the Tewksbury Community Pantry in exchange for tours of the museum and grounds. Tours must still be scheduled in advance. This program runs through December. See the flyer, below, for a list of needed items.
5. Interested in public transportation? NMCOG will hold its Envision 2050 Kick Off on Nov. 2 from 6 – 7 p.m. at UTEC in Lowell, or you can join on Zoom. Envision 2050 is a 25-year plan designed to identify transportation issues in our region and address them through Federal funding allocated by the US Department of Transportation. The Plan serves as the framework for investments in public transportation, bicycle and pedestrian facilities, highways, bridges and transportation-related air quality improvements. NMGOG member communities include Tewksbury as well as Lowell, Billerica, Chelmsford, Dracut, Dunstable, Pepperell and Tyngsborough. Learn more and register here.
6. The Town Clerk reminds residents that an overnight street parking ban is in effect on all streets from Nov. 1 through March 31, between the hours of midnight and 6 a.m. A fine of $25 will be imposed for violations. Additionally, during a snowstorm, day or night, all vehicles must park off the street to prevent interference with snow plowing and sanding and to keep the streets open for emergency vehicles.
7. Shawsheen Tech has scheduled its annual open house for Nov. 6, from 2 – 4 p.m. This event is open to anyone interested in learning about Shawsheen Valley Technical School District. Prospective students, alumni, community members, business partners and family and friends are all welcome to attend.
Besides the programs offered and how to apply, there will be info on student-run services, Shawsheen’s adult education, its School of Practical Nursing, summer camps and enrichment opportunities, the 7th grade Project Explore program and aquatics and swim offerings. Watch for more info as the event gets closer.
There’s lots more going on this weekend, from a fundraiser at TCC for Rep. Tram Nguyen on Friday to The Tewksbury Smokin’ Clays and Jr Rifle Program Youth Shooting Sports Open House at the Rod & Gun Club. Check out the roundup here.