AP NEWS

Khmer Language Classes for All

January 24, 2019

LOWELL -- The Cambodian Mutual Assistance Association hosts Khmer language classes for children ages 7 through 14. The classes are free, but space is limited. Classes will take place at the CMAA, located at 465 School St. on Saturdays from 10 to 11 a.m.

For more information on the classes or to register, contact info@cmaalowell.org or 978-454-6200. Also visit, www.cmaalowell.org .

-- KORI TUITT

‘Love Letters’ on stage in Jan.

DUNSTABLE -- The Dunstable Theater Collaborative will present “Love Letters” a play by A.R. Gurney that was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize for Drama in two shows at the Dunstable Town Hall. The shows are Jan. 25 and Jan. 26, both at 7:30 p.m.

The play centers on two characters, Melissa Gardner (played by Karen Majkut) and Andrew Makepeace Ladd III (played by Bill McCann).

For tickets, go to www.dunstabletheater.org/product-category /tickets.

Discussion of world affairs

GROTON -- America’s largest discussion on world affairs -- an eight-session series led by Jim Simko, starts on Thursday, Jan. 24, at 7 p.m. in the Groton Public Library.

Simko leads a discussion on the most critical global issues facing America today, as selected by the Foreign Policy Association. Space is limited. Books will be provided by the GPL Endowment Trust.

Also, Catherine Bence will lead Genealogy Searching on Sundays at 2 p.m. at the library. Starting on Jan. 20 with Getting the Most Out of Ancestry Library Edition -- Library Edition vs. personal subscription, tracking recent updates, search strategies, understanding record sets.

On Jan. 27, Getting the Most Out of Family Search -- Account basics, the Wiki, the Catalog, digital images, beyond the search box, tiers of online records.

On Feb. 3, Genealogy Q&A -- The first 3 sessions will be in presentation format. This final session will be directed by your specific questions on any of the resources shown.

-- SUN STAFF

Sewer bills will have new fee

CHELMSFORD -- Property owners will soon see sewer bills with a new stormwater fee.

The fees were instituted as a mechanism to fund the Stormwater Management Enterprise Fund, created in response to new federal environmental regulations that require Chelmsford and most municipalities in Massachusetts and New Hampshire to increase maintenance, upgrade parts of the drainage system and begin monitoring stormwater outfalls.

Fees vary based on the type of property:

- Single-family houses: $40 annual flat fee.

- Multifamily households that receive individual sewer bills: $40 annual flat fee.

- Some multifamily complexes and all non-residential properties: fee assessed based on a tiered structure of impervious area, running between $250 to $8,000 annually.

Annual flat flees will be split in half and billed biannually with sewer bills.

A brochure with additional information explaining the fees was mailed out residents and property owners. It can also be viewed online at www.townofchelmsford.us .

-- ALANA MELANSON