Good morning, Andover! Here's your daily rundown of everything happening in town for Tuesday, Dec. 13, courtesy of Andover News.
Above: The Christmas Tree outside of Andover Town Offices (Dave Copeland).

A.M. Briefing

Programming Notes: The Andover Select Board was scheduled to set property tax rates for the fiscal year beginning July 1, 2023, with Town Manager Andrew Flanagan recommending a 5.7% tax increase for the average Andover homeowner on top of increases in assessed values. Check tomorrow's newsletter or Andover News later today for coverage.

Weather: Andover's official snow total for the winter of 2022-23 after Sunday and Monday's first snow of the season, according to the National Weather Service in Boston, Today will be sunny and warmer, with a high of 39. Mostly clear tonight with a low of 21 (compiled from the Weather Channel).

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Today's Top Stories

Building Committee Won't Rush Vote On New High School: Chair

For a second straight meeting, the AHS building committee skipped over an item on the agenda calling for a discussion of the preliminary budget for the new school.

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Building Committee Won't Rush Vote On New High School: Chair

This Week In Andover: Dec. 11-18

Loads of holiday events and Andover High's winter sports season getting underway highlight's this week's list of events in Andover.

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This Week In Andover: Dec. 11-18

Happening today:

7 pm: Doherty Middle School Winter Concert

9:30 am: Board of Assessors
6:30 pm: Preservation Commission
7:30 pm: Planning Board

At Memorial Hall Library
9:30 am: Wiggle Words
10:15 am: Toddler Tales
11 am: Little Listeners
5:45 pm: Make-It Take-It

Virtual Events
9:30 am: Virtual Dementia Dialogues on Zoom

Happening tomorrow:
7 pm: West Middle School Winter Concert

11 am: CREST: Board of Directors
5:30 pm: Town Seal Review Committee
6:30 pm: Design Review Board Meeting

At Memorial Hall Library
9:30 am: Toddler Tales
10:15 am: Wiggle Words
11 am: Little Listeners
4 pm: Library Board of Trustees
4:15 pm: Legomania

Virtual Events
7 pm: Critique Group via Zoom

6:30 pm: AHS wrestling vs. North Andover
7:10 pm: AHS girls hockey vs. Shrewsbury at Breakaway Ice Center

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