Good morning, Andover! Here's your daily rundown of everything happening in town for Thursday, Jan. 19, courtesy of Andover News.

A.M. Briefing

5 things to know today:
  1. If you want to apply for a property tax abatement this year, you need to submit your application to the assessors' office by 4:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 1 (more info).
  2. Seeing a lot of foxes around town? Andover Animal Control explains why.
  3. The Boston Globe had an editorial in yesterday's editions about the rise of three independent news sources in Marblehead, a story I mentioned earlier this month. It's worth a read, as it speaks a lot to what you (the readers) and I are trying to do in Andover. "For those who care about our civic bonds and democratic traditions, it’s an encouraging example of what’s possible," the Globe said.
  4. Trash and recycling collection is delayed one day this week (Wednesday's pickup is today, Thursday pickup is tomorrow, Friday's pickup is on Saturday).
  5. I think (hope) I fixed the glitch that was logging users out in between visits to Andover News. Make sure you check the :Remember Me" box when you sign in. Please let me know if you have any issues.
Sports: The top-ranked AHS girls basketball team (10-0) defeated Billerica 60-32 on Tuesday. Amelia Hanscom (15 points) and Anna Foley (14 points) led the scoring explosion....AHS boys basketball fell 65-51 to top-ranked Lawrence. (compiled from Boston Globe sports and other media reports).

Weather: Cloudy, with rain later on today. High of 42. Rain and snow this evening, turning to snow late tonight. Low of 32. Snow continues Friday, with forecasters predicting 1-3 inches of accumulation. Check here for the latest Andover forecast. (Weather Channel).

- Compiled by Dave Copeland

Today's Top Stories

Oil Thief Assaults Grassfields Owner: Police

Police arrested a Lawrence man last Wednesday who assaulted the owner of a popular Andover restaurant after he tried to capture video of two men stealing used cooking oil.

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Oil Thief Assaults Grassfields Owner: Police

Andover Police Log: Jan. 11-17

A death, a rash of car breakins and a customer upset about her new hairstyle were mong the calls Andover police responded to this week.

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Andover Police Log: Jan. 11-17

Happening today:

6:30 pm: Zoning Board of Appeals

At Memorial Hall Library
9:30 am: Wiggle Words
10:15 am: Toddler Tales
5 pm: Pokemon Club
7 pm: Writers Group

5 pm: TBA at AHS boys and girls indoor track
7 pm: AHS girls gymnastics vs. Central Catholic (A2 Gym)
7:10 pm: AHS girls hockey vs. Beverly (Breakaway Ice Center)

Happening tomorrow:
At Memorial Hall Library
10 am: Movers & Shakers
3 pm: Super Smash Bros. for Teens

Performing Arts
7:30 pm: Senior Soloist Concert at Phillips Academy Andover

6:30 pm: AHS boys basketball at Lowell
7 pm: Chelmsford at AHS girls basketball
Send us your news tips: Know about a person or group doing something interesting in Andover? An issue we should be covering? Have a press release for us to consider? Submit a news tip today!
Thanks for reading. See you soon!

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