Good morning, Andover! Here's your daily rundown of everything happening in town for Thursday, Oct. 20 courtesy of Andover News.
Above, from left to right: Andover Coalition for Education board member Carlie Hornbrook with Nina and Colette Kinley at Saturday's Family Fest in Old Town Hall. ACE estimates more than 600 people participated in its Family Fest to kick off its 10th annual Scarecrow Festival, which runs through Oct. 29. Photo courtesy of Andover Coalition for Education.

Sports: Bella DiFiore scored twice and Brooke Cedrochuk had a goal and three assists as second-ranked AHS field hockey (14-1) blanked Methuen 6-0...17th-ranked AHS girls volleyball (14-3) cruised to a 3-0 win over North Andover behind Marissa Kobelski's 11 kills and 13 digs....AHS boys cross country beat North Andover and fell to Haverhill in a tri-meet. The girls also beat North Andover while losing to Haverhill...Acton-Boxborough topped AHS girls swimming 98-86 (compiled from Boston Globe high school scoreboard).

Reminder: Tomorrow is an early-release day for Andover Public Schools.

Worth a Read: Guest writer Aditi Kuppuraj explores two of Andover's historic hotels in a post on History Buzz, the blog for the Andover Center for History and Culture.

Weather: Sunny, high of 58. Tonight, clear skies and a low of 38. Chance of rain is less than 6 percent. Looking ahead, the weather should be very much like today through Saturday.

Today's Top Stories

Andover Adopts Town-Wide 25 MPH Speed Limit

Andover police will not begin handing out tickets for several months, and will spend the next few months educating drivers about the new speed limits.

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Andover Adopts Town-Wide 25 MPH Speed Limit

Andover Keeping Open Town Meeting, Considering Changes

The Andover Select Board unanimously accepted the Town Governance Study Committee's recommendation to retain its open town meeting form of government Monday, but left the door open for significant changes, including electronic voting by attendees.

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Andover Keeping Open Town Meeting, Considering Changes

Select Board Notebook: No Decision On Verizon Wireless Equipment

Also: Waiting for more liquor licenses | Ballots (almost) in the mail | Meeting agenda, packet and video

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No Decision On Verizon Wireless Equipment: Select Board Notebook

Happening today:

4-7 pm: Andover Health Division flu shot clinic (registration required)

8:15 am: Andover High School Building Committee
8:45 am: Revenue and Expenditure Task Force
9 am: Merrimack Valley Planning Commission: Planning/Career Center
9 am: NEMMC District Board of Commissioners
11 am: Merrimack Valley Planning Commission
6 pm: Andover School Committee
6:30 pm: Andover Art + Placemaking Workshop
7 pm: Trustees of the Punchard Free School

Things To Do
9:30 am: Wiggle Words at Memorial Hall Library
10:15 am: Toddler Tales at Memorial Hall Library
3:30 pm: Dungeons and Dragons for Teens (MS group) at Memorial Hall Library
7 pm: Creating a Garden for Pollinators with Suzanne Mahler at Memorial Hall Library

6:30 pm: Central Catholic at AHS girls soccer
7:30 pm: AHS boys soccer at Central Catholic

Happening Tomorrow:
Early release day for Andover Public Schools
  • Andover High School and middle schools dismissed at 11:30 a.m.
  • Elementary schools dismissed at 12:15 p.m.
Kindness for Colleen Blood Drive at St. Augustine’s Church (43 Essex Street). Register at and use the sponsor code KINDNESS.

8 am: Economic Development Council

Things To Do
2 pm: Fun & Games at Memorial Hall Library
3:00 pm: Super Smash Bros. for Teens at Memorial Hall Library

3:30 pm: AHS girls swimming vs. Chelmsford at Greater Lawrence Tech pool
7 pm: Lowell at AHS football

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