Rabbit, rabbit, Andover! Here's your daily rundown of everything happening in town for Thursday, Dec. 1, courtesy of Andover News.

A.M. Briefing

2 Things To Know Today
  1. Andover will hold its special town meeting tonight at 7 p.m. at the Collins Center to address budget overruns at the West Elementary School and Shawsheen Preschool construction project. Town officials recommend arriving early to check in. Get all the details in the Andover News Special Town Meeting Cheat Sheet.
  2. As of Wednesday afternoon, the amount of the borrowing special town meeting will be asked to approve was $14.5 million, according to Andover Town Manager Andrew Flanagan. At that rate, the borrowing would add approximately $63 to the average Andover taxpayer’s annual bill, based on an average assessed single-family value of $759,453.
Sports: Paige Anastasi, an Andover resident and a senior at Lawrence Academy, signed a letter of intent Monday to join the gymnastics team at the University of Minnesota next year. Anastasi competed for the Burlington-based Brestyans American Gymnastics Club, which is best known for producing Olympic medal-winners Aly Raisman and Alicia Sacramone.

Weather: Sunny and windy, with possible wind gusts and a high of 41. Mostly clear tonight, lighter wind and a low of 26 (compiled from the Weather Channel).

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Oh, Deer: Andover Among MA Hotspots For Wildlife Collisions

Andover had the sixth-highest number of car crashes involving deer of any town in Massachusetts in 2021 and was one of the few towns outside the South Shore to crack the top 10, according to data released last week by AAA.

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Oh, Deer: Andover Among MA Hotspots For Wildlife Collisions

Andover Police Log For Nov. 9-29

An arrest, a cryptic message on a cracker, a possum in a mud room and a couple watching a late-night movie in a parked car are among the incidents that have kept Andover police busy in recent weeks. Read the police log for those and other entries.

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Andover Police Log For Nov. 9-29

Cheat Sheet: Andover Special Town Meeting

Cheat Sheet: Andover Special Town Meeting
Our cheat sheet has everything you need to know about Andover special town meeting on Dec. 1, including background information and details on how to participate, including information on registration, child care during town meeting and parking.

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Happening today:

Deadline to submit proposals for Participatory Capital Budgeting Program
7 pm: Special Town Meeting

At Memorial Hall Library
3 pm: Dungeons and Dragons for Teens (HS group)

Virtual Events
11 am: Nutcrackers: A Colorful History on Zoom
2 pm: Shopping Rights and Holiday Fraud Prevention on Zoom

Happening tomorrow:
Gift Card Giveaway
Holiday Stroll

At Memorial Hall Library
9 am-5 pm: Friends’ Holiday Book Sale Setup
3 pm: Super Smash Bros. for Teens

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