State Representative Jim Lyons will be hosting open office hours for the Town of Andover on Tuesday, May 28 from 1 pm to 2 pm in the Activity Room of the Memorial Hall Library.
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Saturday, May 18, 2013
Tuesday, May 14, 2013
Check out a profile of Andover's new tree warden.
With the retirement of Andover's tree warden Randy Pickersgill this past fall, a new individual has finally stepped up to the plate in his place. Andover's new tree warden is former Andover arborist Paul Sanborn. A native of Havehrill, Sanborn was hired by Andover in 2006 to work as an arborist under Pickersgill in the Andover Tree Department. About a month ago, Sanborn was chosen out of a wide field of candidates to fill the position, which is now the Superintendent of Parks, Grounds, Forestry and Cemetery. Coming from a 17-year position at Chem-Lawn as a service manager, head of management training, head of Research and Development, Sanborn said he is looking forward to getting back to working with employees. “This new job takes …
Wednesday, May 8, 2013
The article passed last night at the second session of Andover Annual Town meeting will allow for an senior housing development on the grounds of the Franciscan Center in Andover.
Andover Town Meeting voters discussed at length an article to amend the zoning bylaws to make way for a senior housing complex at the Franciscan Center. With many residents making comments both for and against, in the end, the article passed with little opposition. Andover Annual Town Meeting continued tonight after getting through the first 25 articles in the 60-plus warrant. Voters also approved $600,000 to install sidewalks in various sections of town, painting of library windows and curbing, as well as an article paying Andover's share of the cost of renovations to the Greater Lawrence Technical High School HVAC system. Article 26 asked voters to approve a senior residential community overlay district that would pave the way for a …
Tuesday, May 7, 2013
Roughly 400 residents made it to Andover's Annual Town Meeting last night at the Andover High School field house.
Andover's Annual Town Meeting spent well over an hour talking about different sections of Andover's fiscal 2014 budget, one of the 61 articles on the warrant this year. Voters eventually approved the $147.5 million budget. In addition to the budget, voters approved a list of large, one-time expenses, such as town vehicle purchases and large repair projects, called capital projects. This year capital projects totaled $2.28 million. After subtracting fixed costs and other expenses, the the town and school budgets combined totaled $103,878,915, which represents a 3.42 percent increase from last year. Resident Bob Pokress asked what the town is doing to start saving for the unfunded retirement liabilities it will have to pay out in future …
Wednesday, May 1, 2013
Doherty Middle School students met with their congressman to talk about various issues that are affecting our state and country.
Congressman John Tierney visited the Doherty Middle School on Wednesday morning and spoke with students on a wide variety of issues. From gun control to accomplishing goals in politics to the plights of the middle class, 8th-grade Doherty School students asked insightful and thoughtful questions about government and the economy. Check out this short video clip of Tierney's visit to Andover this week.
Monday, April 22, 2013
The League of Women Voters Andover/North Andover will hold the 2013 Andover Town Meeting Preview at Memorial Hall Library on Monday, April 29, 7 p.m.
Sunday, April 14, 2013
Three Andover residents recently launched TownofAndover.com to provide a more-transparent Town Budget process.
Saturday, March 30, 2013
What state office could lure Finegold give up his job as a state senator?
State Sen. Barry Finegold, D-Andover, confirmed this week that he is seriously considering a run for State Treasurer in 2014. "It's something I'm taking a serious look at," said Finegold. "I'm listening to people and taking a hard look at it. But the 2014 election is still a long way away. Right now I'm concentrating on my job as a state senator." Finegold, 42, was elected to the State Senate from the 2nd Middlesex-Esssex District (Andover, Tewksbury, Dracut, Lawrence) in 2010 and was re-elected in November 2012, defeating Paul Adams. Prior to that he had served seven terms as a state representative. Finegold is presently chair of the Joint Committee on Election Laws and vice chair of the Joint Committee on Telecommunications, Utilities …
Tuesday, March 26, 2013
Here are five important facts to know if you plan on attending the Annual Town Meeting in Andover in April.
This was provided by Town Clerk Lawrence Murphy. Here are five things you need to know about Andover's Annual Town Meeting 2013. The Finance Committee Report will be mailed to each household no later than April 26, 2013. If you have any questions, you may call the Town Clerk’s Office at 978-623-8255.
Here is the official local election platform on Andover Patch.
The 2013 Annual Town Election in Andover has finally arrived and three candidates will be vying for two seats on the illustrious Andover Board of Selectmen. At the end of the day one will go home and two will have to rise to the challenge and help lead the town, one of whom must be a candidate for reelection. Andover Patch wants to know what's happening with the election today; not just at the poll but all around town. From the coffee shop to the kitchen table, we want know what people are saying. Also, make sure to upload to this article any photos that scream Andover election...or just any local photos at all! Make sure to check with Patch throughoutht he day for updates on the election. The Annual Town Election is today, Tuesday, March …