Good morning, Andover! Here's your daily rundown of everything happening in town for Wednesday, Nov. 9, courtesy of Andover News.
Above: Workers were busy hanging holiday lights in downtown Andover Tuesday morning.

A.M. Briefing

Election 2022: State Sen. Barry Finegold (D-Andover) had a 54.3 percent to 45.7 percent edge over challenger Salvatore DeFranco (R-Haverhill) with 81 percent of ballot counted in the 2nd Essex & Middlesex District race as of 7 a.m. Wednesday.

In the 18th Essex District race for the state house, incumbent state Rep. Tram Nguyen (D-Andover) had 54.4 percent of the vote to Republican challenger Jeffrey Dufour's 45.6 percent with 42.86 percent of the ballots counted.

Check Andover News later today or tomorrow's newsletter for reaction and final, unofficial results in the 2022 state election.

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Sports: Shrewsbury eliminated AHS boys soccer from the MIAA state tournament with a 2-1 win Monday (compiled from Boston Globe high school scoreboard and other media reports).

Weather: Fall is back with sunny skies and a high of 53. Clear skies tonight with a low of 38. Warmer tomorrow with a high of 66 and lots of sun (compiled from the Weather Channel).

Today's Top Stories

Grab A Drink, Work On Your Golf Game: Select Board Notebook

In other business Monday, the Andover Select Board heard an update from the town's director of business, art and culture and learned of a $256k lawsuit settlement in the town's favor.

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Grab A Drink, Work On Your Golf Game: Select Board Notebook

Happening today:

7:30 am: MassHire Merrimack Valley Workforce Board
3:30 pm: Andover Council on Aging Advisory Board
4 pm: Memorial Hall Library Board of Trustees
6 pm: Andover Public Schools Superintendent’s Office Hours
6:30 pm: Design Review Board
7 pm: Special Town Meeting info session
7 pm: Master Plan Round Table

At Memorial Hall Library
9:30 am: Toddler Tales
10:15 am: Wiggle Words
11 am: Little Listeners

Other Things To Do
7 pm: Critique Group via Zoom
7 pm: Covered with Night: A Story of Murder and Indigenous Justice – Author talk with Nicole Eustace

5 pm: Acton-Boxboro at AHS field hockey
6 pm: Haverhill at AHS girls volleyball

Happening Tomorrow:
8:15 am: Andover High School Building Committee
10:30 am: Andover Council on Aging Program Committee
7 pm: Andover High School Building Committee Community Meeting

At Memorial Hall Library
9:30 am: Discover Your Past Genealogy Club
9:30 am: Wiggle Words
10:15 am: Toddler Tales
3:30 pm: Dungeons and Dragons for Teens (MS group)
7 pm: Writers Group

Other Things To Do
Lessons From Trailblazing New England Women on Zoom

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