TEWKSBURY -- Greater Lowell Chamber of Commerce's third annual Distinguished Young Professional Awards ceremony is coming up on April 3 at the Tewksbury Country Club. The event from noon to 2 p.m. will honor 16 young professionals who "continually demonstrate outstanding leadership, business achievement and commitment to the community," reads a press release.
The honorees: Brady McCarron of Enterprise Bank; Brian Alcorn of Alcorn & Owen LLC; Caitlin Campopiano of Middlesex Community College; Crystal Arnott of Lowell Humane Society; Emma Tobin of International Institute; Hilary Clark of UMass Lowell & The Sweet Spot; Jeremy Madore of Madore Photography; Jordan Elliott of United Way of Mass Bay and the Merrimack Valley; Kate Elkins of City of Lowell Health Department; Kelly Proulx of Merrimack Valley Food Bank; Rachel Polizzotti of Polizzotti Plumbing & Heating; Robert Gignac of Lowell Community Charter Public School; Shamir Rivera of Project Learn; Sixto DeJesus of Enterprise Bank; Sovanna Pouv of Cambodian Mutual Assistance Association; and Van Pech of Justice Resource Institute.
Tickets cost $55, or $450 for a table of 10. To purchase tickets, visit business.greaterlowellcc.org/events, and click on the April 3 event. For information, call 978-459-8154 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Absentee ballots now available
TEWKSBURY -- Absentee ballots are now available at the Tewksbury Town Clerk's Office for the April 6 town election. The office is open Monday to Friday, 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
You may vote absentee if you are registered and unable to go to the polls because:
* You will be out of town during the hours the polls are open,
* You have a physical disability preventing you from going to the polling place, or
* Religious belief.
A request for an Absentee Ballot must be done in writing, by either you or a family member, and received by the Town Clerk's Office no later than noon on April 5. Applications may be mailed or hand delivered to the office.
You may request an official "Absentee Ballot Application" from the office, or use any other form of written communication with an original signature. Downloadable applications are also available online at the State Elections Division website: www.sec.state.ma.us/ele/eleabsentee/absidx.htm.
Include your name, voting address and the address you would like the ballot mailed to if different from the voting address. Absentee ballots must be delivered to the Town Clerk's Office, not to the precinct on Election Day.
The final day to fill out the Absentee Ballot application and vote at the same time at the Town Clerk's Office is no later than noon on April 5. For assistance, call the Town Clerk's Office at 978-640-4355.
Groton Dems talk ranked choice
GROTON -- The Groton Democratic Town Committee will host a panel discussion on ranked choice voting later this month.
On March 31 at 4 p.m. at Legion Hall, they will hear from panelists about ranked choice voting. The panelists will be Polyxane Cobb, former Cambridge Election Commissioner, and Nathan Lockwood of Mass. Choice MA.
Cambridge has had proportional representation since the 1940s for local elections.
All Democrats and friends are welcome.