TGIF, Andover! Here's your daily rundown of everything happening in town for Friday, Jan. 27, courtesy of Andover News.
Above: Andover Fire Department's 1969 LF AeroChief Aerial Platform(Kenny Robishaw photo via Andover Ma Firefighters Local 1658/Facebook)

A.M. Briefing

4 Things To Know Today
  1. Andover High School senior Emma Reilly was named both the Massachusetts and New England Field Hockey Player of the Year by Max Field Hockey on Tuesday. The midfielder scored 17 goals and 21 assists in leading the Warriors to their second straight state championship. Earlier this month, Reilly was named to Max Prep's 2nd All-American team.
  2. Worth a read: Do you know about Andover's participation (along with 700 other New England towns) in Boston Post Cane program, which "transferred" an ebony wood cane from Africa to the town's oldest man beginning in 1909? The Andover Center for History & Culture can fill you in its weekly History Buzz newsletter.
  3. Andover Elder Services is hosting a Mend-It Shop on Feb. 10 and Feb. 24 from 1-3 p.m. at the Robb Center. You can get clothes fixed for donations of $2 to $5.
  4. Yesterday's story on the latest developments in the Fusion Academy lawsuit against the Andover School Committee was updated at 4:15 p.m. Thursday to include comment from former Chair Shannon Scully.
Sports: The AHS girls basketball team remained number one in the state in the Boston Globe rankings released Thursday (compiled from Boston Globe sports, AHS Athletic Department and other media reports).

Weather: Mostly sunny today, with a high of 39. Low of 29 tonight. Partly cloudy tomorrow with a high of 46. Cloudy on Sunday, with his in the uppers 40s. Check here for the latest Andover forecast.

- Compiled by Dave Copeland

Today's Top Stories

School Committee Broke Open Meeting Law: Lawsuit

Fusion Academy presented evidence showing Andover Public Schools began working on a press release announcing the school committee had rejected its application a month before it took a vote.

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School Committee Broke Open Meeting Law: Lawsuit

Thieves Hit Garages In Shawsheen Heights

Among the items stolen from the garages and cars parked in them were a set of golf clubs, a champagne bottle and some loose change.

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Thieves Hit Garages In Shawsheen Heights

Andover Police Log: Jan. 18-24

Selected entries from the Andover Police Department’s public log for Jan. 18-24, 2023.

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Andover Police Log: Jan. 18-24

Happening today:

At Memorial Hall Library
3 pm: Super Smash Bros. for Teens

3:30 pm: AHS boys swimming at Chelmsford
7 pm: Methuen at AHS girls basketball

Happening tomorrow:
6:30 pm: All Things Glowing Night Hike at Ward Reservation

At Memorial Hall Library
10 am: Saturday Stories
2 pm: Saturday Science

9 am: AHS wrestling at Duxbury
6 pm: AHS boys hockey at Bishop Fenwick
6:30 pm: AHS boys swimming vs. Lexington (Boston Sports Institue)

Happening Sunday:
Health & Wellness
3 pm: Mental Health Resources In Andover Health & Wellness Event

Performing Arts
2:30 pm: Sunday Concert- Peking and the Mystics

9:30 am: AHS boys and girls indoor track vs. TBA (Reggie Lewis Center)
4:30 pm: AHS girls gymnastics vs. North Andover (Reading Gymnastics Academy)
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