Here's your daily rundown of everything happening in town for Friday, Feb. 10, courtesy of Andover News.
Above: News media from across Massachusetts descended on Porter Road to hear an update from Essex County District Attorney Paul Tucker and Andover Police Chief Patrick Keefe speak at a news conference after 56-year-old Andrew Robinson shot and killed his wife and son before killing himself (Dave Copeland photo).

A.M. Briefing

2 Things To Know Today:
  1. Andover Public Schools has counselors available for students and staff who are having trouble coping with yesterday's double murder-suicide on Porter Road. "We recognize the Andover community may have known the victims and this news may be difficult for our students and staff," Superintendent Magda Parvey said in a note to families Thursday. "We encourage anyone who needs assistance as a result of today’s tragedy to reach out to a counselor or social worker in the coming days."
  2. If you or someone you know needs help, call 9-8-8 or the National Suicide Prevention hotline at 1-800-273-8255. You can also reach the Crisis Text Line by texting ‘Home’ to 741741 anytime.
Sports: Grace Johnson and Rose Memmolo both scored in AHS girls' hockey's (11-2-2) 2-0 win at home against Acton-Boxborough/Bromfield on Wednesday. It was the team's senior night...AHS boys' hockey and Billerica skated to 2-2 tie Wednesday (compiled from Boston Globe sports, AHS Athletic Department and other media reports).

Weather: Sunny and windy, with gusts up to 40 mph today. High of 56. Some clouds tonight, with a low of 32. Sunny, cooler on Saturday with a high of 42. Mostly cloudy Sunday, high of 50. Check here for the latest Andover forecast.

- Compiled by Dave Copeland

Today's Top Stories

12-Year-Old Killed In Andover Murder-Suicide Was A 'Gentle Soul'

A 56-year-old man shot and killed his 55-year-old wife and 12-year-old son before taking his own life at a home in Andover.

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11-Year-Old Among Three Victims In Andover Murder-Suicide

Free Tax Prep For Andover Residents, By Andover Residents

While the program targets seniors and low-income earned, the group does not impose tax limits but avoids doing complex tax returns.

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Free Tax Prep For Andover Residents, By Andover Residents

Happening today:

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

At the Robb Center
8:30 French Group
10:00 ACCC
10:00 Photography Club
1-3 pm: Mend-It Shop
1:00 45’s
1:00 Social Bridge
2:00 Tai Chi Fan Dancing
(see the Robb Center newsletter for more info)

5 pm: AHS boys’ and girls’ indoor track at Merrimack Valley Conference Championship Meet (New Balance Track)
6:30 pm: AHS boys’ basketball at Billerica
7 pm: Lawrence at AHS girls’ basketball

Happening tomorrow:
At Memorial Hall Library
10 am: Saturday Stories
2:30 pm: Kids RPGs – Tabletop Gaming

10 am- 5pm: “Love the Arts” Artisans Market at Old Town Hall

TBD: AHS boys’ swimming at MIAA Sectionals
5:40 pm: AHS boys’ hockey at Chelmsford
8 pm: AHS girls’ hockey at Chelmsford

Happening Sunday:
At Memorial Hall Library
1 pm: Board Games Club

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