Photo courtesy of Albert Rukwaro

Mayor Steve Shute with Councilmember Todd Winters and Police Chief Jim Pruetting. The mayor declared the week of Jan. 27 – Feb. 3 the “Buckle up for safety and lives” week during a council meeting Jan. 22. During the week the Gardner Police Department will conduct a campaign to encourage drivers and their passengers to wear seatbelts and citizens who are wearing seat belts will be awarded.