Town census underway

The town clerk’s office recently mailed census forms to all households. Residents are asked to review the forms, make any needed changes, and return them as soon as possible. Residents need to be included in the census to maintain their active voter status and to qualify for veterans’ and housing benefits and in-state tuition at state colleges and universities. The town uses census data for planning purposes and to apply for state and federal grants. New residents or anyone who has not received a census form are asked to contact the clerk’s office 978-640-4355 or by e-mail at The clerk’s office is also reminding dog owners that this is also the time of year to register their dogs. Dog registration forms for 2013 were attached to the bottom of the census forms that were recently mailed.