North Chelmsford is an unincorporated village in the town of Chelmsford, Massachusetts, United States. Although North Chelmsford has its own zip code (01863), library, post office, fire station, water district, and local calling area, it is run by the same local town government and shares a school district with Chelmsford.
North Chelmsford is smaller and more densely populated than neighboring Chelmsford. North Chelmsford's separate identity, though not a seriously debated issue, is still a topic of discussion - the Lowell Sun ran an article on August 7, 2005 describing the situation as "Chelmsford's Civil War Still Raging On." Bumper stickers such as "I'm from North Chelmsford - Don't Tread On Me" can be seen around town.
Chelmsford High School is located in North Chelmsford. Most students who live in North Chelmsford go to Harrington Elementary School and later, Parker Middle School.
The Fay A. Rotenberg School, a juvenile correctional facility for girls operated by the Robert F. Kennedy Children’s Action Corps, Inc. on behalf of the Massachusetts Department of Youth Services, first opened in North Chelmsford in 1982; this facility, which had 16 beds, was on Princeton Street, near the border with Lowell. In 2006 the school moved to its current location in Westborough.
North Chelmsford is along the Merrimack River and Stony Brook. Freeman Lake, originally on maps as Newfield Pond (or as it used to be known, Crystal Lake, due to an ice company with the same name once located where the dam is today) sits alongside Route 40 a short distance from Vinal Square. It is also the site of Varney Park, the Chelmsford Senior Center, and the North Chelmsford Water District. In 1986 the lake was given its new name in honor of Bruce Freeman, who paid to have the dam reconstructed following its collapse in 1970 (which drained the lake).
North Chelmsford is centered on the intersection of 3A, 40, and a few local roads. This intersection is known as Vinal Square, after local World War I Private Alberton W. Vinal, who was killed in France. A stone monument is dedicated to him and Chelmsford's other World War I fatalities on the Square's common.
U.S. Route 3 has two signed North Chelmsford exits - one for Route 40 (Exit 33), the other for Drum Hill (Exit 32).
The 2019–20 Buffalo Sabres season will be the 50th season for the National Hockey League franchise that was established on May 22, 1970.Ayer, Massachusetts
Ayer (/ɛr/, Eastern New England English /ɛə/) is a town in Middlesex County, Massachusetts, United States. Originally part of Groton, it was incorporated February 14, 1871, and became a major commercial railroad junction. The town was home to Camp Stevens, a training camp for Massachusetts volunteers during the American Civil War. Later, Fort Devens was established by the federal government to train New England soldiers for World War I. Fort Devens is a major influence on the area, although it is considerably smaller than when it was first closed in the mid-1990s. The town's population was 7,427 at the 2010 census.For geographic and demographic information on specific parts of the town of Ayer, please see the articles on Ayer (CDP) and Devens, Massachusetts.Bare Bones Software
Bare Bones Software is a private North Chelmsford, Massachusetts, United States software company developing software tools for the Apple Macintosh platform. The company developed the BBEdit text editor, marketed under the registered trademark "It doesn't suck," and has been mentioned as a "top-tier Mac developer" by Mac OS X journalist John Siracusa.
The company was founded in May 1993, and incorporated under the Commonwealth of Massachusetts in June 1994.Chelmsford High School
Chelmsford High School is a public, coeducational high school founded in 1917. The current building is located in North Chelmsford, Massachusetts, United States, and was built in 1974. Before 1974 the high school was located in the current McCarthy Middle School building. It serves as the public high school for students in grades nine through 12. It is part of a central campus that includes four of the town's seven schools. The three other schools at the central campus are the C. Edith McCarthy Middle School, the Col. Moses S. Parker Middle School and the Charles D. Harrington Elementary School. The town's three other schools, located throughout the town, are the Byam Elementary School, the Center Elementary School and the South Row Elementary School. Chelmsford's fifth elementary school, Westlands School, closed in 2008 due to budgetary reasons.Colleen Mullen
Colleen Mullen (born June 19, 1980) is an American college basketball coach and former player. She is the head coach of the Albany women's basketball team.Dan Craig
Dan Craig (born c. 1982) is an American basketball coach who currently serves as an assistant coach for the NBA's Miami Heat. He served in various coaching staff roles for the Miami Heat between 2003 and 2015 before joining the Sioux Falls Skyforce as their head coach for the 2015–16 season and guiding them to their maiden D-League championship. Craig returned to coach the Heat for the 2016-17 season.Harry M. Woods
Henry MacGregor "Harry" Woods (November 4, 1896 – January 14, 1970) was a Tin Pan Alley songwriter and pianist.Hobey Baker Award
The Hobey Baker Award is an annual award given to the top National Collegiate Athletic Association men's ice hockey player. It has been awarded 38 times. It is named for Hall of Famer Hobey Baker, who played college hockey at Princeton University and died in World War I.
The original statue for the award was commissioned and awarded by the Decathlon Athletic Club (now defunct) in Bloomington, Minnesota. The model for the award trophy was Steve Christoff, who played for the University of Minnesota and in the National Hockey League.Jack Eichel
Jack Robert Eichel (born October 28, 1996) is an American professional ice hockey center currently serving as the captain for the Buffalo Sabres of the National Hockey League (NHL). Eichel was selected second overall in the 2015 NHL Entry Draft by the Buffalo Sabres. Before entering the league, Eichel was described at the age of 17 as "the new face of American hockey," Eichel is considered a member of a rising class of generational talents in the sport, along with fellow 2015 top prospect Connor McDavid.Eichel was the recipient of the 2015 Hobey Baker Award, given to the top National Collegiate Athletic Association men's ice hockey player. He was the second freshman to win the award and the first since Paul Kariya in 1993.Linear Technology
Linear Technology Corporation, now part of Analog Devices, designs, manufactures and markets a broad line of standard high performance analog integrated circuits. Applications for the company's products include telecommunications, cellular telephones, networking products, notebook and desktop computers, video/multimedia, industrial instrumentation, automotive electronics, factory automation, process control, military and space systems.
The company was founded in 1981 by Robert H. Swanson, Jr. and Robert C. Dobkin. In August 2010, Forbes called the company "one of the tech industry's most profitable companies".In July 2016 Analog Devices agreed to buy Linear Technology for 14.8 billion dollars. This acquisition was finalized on March 10, 2017.Massachusetts Department of Youth Services
The Massachusetts Department of Youth Services (DYS) is a state agency of Massachusetts. Its Administrative Office is headquartered in 600 Washington Street Boston. The agency operates the state's juvenile justice services.
The DYS regions are the Central, Metro, Northeastern, Southeastern, and Western regions.Middlesex County Training School
The Middlesex County Training School is a former reform school located in North Chelmsford, Massachusetts. After its closure, its buildings were purchased by the University of Massachusetts Lowell, which utilized its buildings for its College of Education. Today, the school's records are housed in the Massachusetts Archives, while one of its buildings is home to the Judge Rotenberg Educational Center.New England Football League
The New England Football League (NEFL) is a semi-professional American football league based in Salisbury, Massachusetts and owned by Thomas Torrisi. It is the largest semi-professional league in New England. The NEFL was founded in 1994 and was also known as the Greater Lawrence Men's Football League. In 2019, it comprises 30 teams, up from 25 in 2018 but down from a recent high of 32, with about 2,000 players and at least two teams in each of the six New England states.
Since 2002, the NEFL has had single-A, AA, and AAA Conferences, with annual promotion and relegation among Conferences based on game results, so that the best teams work their way toward the AAA level.
The league provides competitive football for adult players. It is a "working man's league", as most players have regular jobs during the week. Teams practice on weeknights and play virtually all games on weekends. Players are not paid for their participation, but they often pay $200 to be on the team's roster. The league runs from July through September, followed by single-elimination championship tournaments within each Conference. Each team can dress up to 55 players.Russian School of Mathematics
The Russian School of Mathematics (RSM) is an after school program that provides mathematics education for children attending K–12 of public and private schools. The school provides children the opportunity to advance in mathematics beyond the traditional school curriculum. The founder of RSM is Inessa Rifkin and co-founder is Irene Khavinson.The focus of RSM is on primary school mathematics. The high-school level classes offer preparation for standardized tests such as the SAT, SAT II and AP exams. Each class usually involves intensive reinforcement of the topic using many examples and exercises. Accompanied by classwork, all students are given homework to reinforce what they have learned.TopoZone
TopoZone is a website operated by Locality LLC that offers free online topographic maps.
It was founded in November 1999 by Ed McNierney whose company Maps a la carte, Inc. operated out of North Chelmsford, Massachusetts. Prior to founding the company, McNierney, an organic chemistry graduate of Dartmouth College, was chief technology officer for Eastman Software, a division of Eastman Kodak.In 2003 the company partnered with the National Map making its 20-Terabyte library of digital topographic maps and aerial photography available to the USGS. The 2003 press release of the partnership said that 300 million maps had been served from 1999 to 2003.TopoZone was one of the first topographic mapping site on the web, providing visitors with free viewing and printing of the full set of United States Geological Survey topographic maps covering the entire United States. The maps are produced by the USGS, which encourages the distribution of their maps through business partners. TopoZone offered aerial photographs from the USGS and street maps from the United States Census Bureau. In 2007 complete coverage of Canada was added, using the topographic map series produced by Natural Resources Canada.
In 2007 McNierney sold the company to Demand Media and stayed on as chief mapmaker until the company was taken over by Trails.com.On April 9, 2008, Topozone was incorporated into Demand Media's Hillclimb Media subsidiary Trails.com. Links to individual TopoZone maps now forward to Trails.com, with maps limited to small size and strongly watermarked. An annual $50 subscription is required to access larger maps without watermarks.
Demand Media discontinued the site in 2014 and it was eventually acquired by Locality LLC and relaunched in December 2015.UniPrise Systems
UniPrise Systems was a privately held software company with its headquarters in Irvine, California. The company was founded in November 1993 by Joseph Perry, Randy Knapp, and Robert Mowry. Software development, engineering and technical support were located in North Chelmsford, Massachusetts.
UniPrise specialized in compilers and database products for the Unix environment. In 1997 they signed an agreement with Hewlett-Packard corporation to bundle their database monitoring software with HP OpenView systems management software. As of 1998 products included:
IMPERA – a management tool for distributed database systems.
Access/DAL – database access middleware.
UniPrise PL/I for UNIX.Westborough, Massachusetts
For geographic and demographic information on the census-designated place Westborough, please see the article Westborough (CDP), Massachusetts.
Westborough is a town in Worcester County, Massachusetts, United States. The population was 18,272 at the 2010 Census, in nearly 6,900 households. Incorporated in 1717, the town is governed under the New England open town meeting system, headed by a five-member elected Board of Selectmen whose duties include licensing, appointing various administrative positions, and calling a town meeting of citizens annually or whenever the need arises.Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins
The Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins are the American Hockey League affiliate of the National Hockey League's Pittsburgh Penguins. They play at the Mohegan Sun Arena at Casey Plaza in Wilkes-Barre Township, just outside the city of Wilkes-Barre. They were the 2011 winners of the East Division and the Eastern Conference (in terms of regular season titles), winning their first Macgregor Kilpatrick Trophy.
Municipalities and communities of Middlesex County, Massachusetts, United States