Good morning, Andover! Here's your daily rundown of everything happening in town for Wednesday, Dec. 16, courtesy of Andover News.

A.M. Briefing

1 thing to know today:
  • We're putting together a map of the best holiday lights displays in Andover. Know of a house with a jaw-dropping light show? Let us know!
Sports: The AHS boys basketball team was ranked 6th in the state in the Boston Globe pre-season rankings released Tuesday.

Weather: Mostly sunny and windy with a high of 38. A few clouds tonight with a low of 26 (compiled from the Weather Channel).

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Today's Top Stories

Andover Select Board Approves 5.9 Property Tax Hike For Homeowners

The rates, which were unanimously approved, raise the average homeowner's tax bill 5.9 from $11,075 last year, and are above Andover's10-year average residential property tax increase of 3.6 percent.

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Andover Select Board Approves 5.9 Property Tax Hike For Homeowners

Happening today:

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

Happening tomorrow:
7 pm: Wood Hill School Winter Concert

11 am: Merrimack Valley Planning Commission
6 pm: Andover School Committee
7 pm: Investment Committee

At Memorial Hall Library
9:30 am: Wiggle Words
10:15 am: Toddler Tales
330 pm: Dungeons and Dragons for Teens (HS group)

Virtual Events
2 pm: Addison Gallery of American Art Tour – Virtual

3:30pm: AHS boys swim meet vs. multiple schools at Greater Lawrence Tech
5 pm: AHS boys and girls indoor track vs. TBA at AHS Field House
7:10 pm: AHS boys hockey vs. Waltham at Breakaway Ice Center

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