Good morning, Andover! Here's your daily rundown of everything happening in town for Thursday, Dec. 15, courtesy of Andover News.

A.M. Briefing

3 things to know today:
  • Andover residents can pick up salt/sand mix at the Municipal Services Facility (5 Campnelli Drive). Bring your own bucket and scoop from the salt shed.
  • Andover Fire Rescue received a $24,000 grant from the state Department of Fire Services to buy ballistic gear for fire and EMS personnel.
  • Before he covered Andover, Dave Copeland covered the Israeli mafia that operated in New York City in the 1980s. You can order a signed copy of his book, Blood & Volume: Inside New York’s Israeli Mafia (Barricade Books, 2007) for $14.95 plus shipping.
Weather: Cloudy, less windy and warmer with a high of 40. Tonight, showers early followed by steady rain. Low of 38. Rain continues tomorrow and Saturday (compiled from the Weather Channel).

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Happening today:

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

Happening tomorrow:
8 am: Economic Development Council

At Memorial Hall Library
12 pm: Pollinator Pathways

3 pm: AHS boys and girls skiing vs. TBA
7pm: Haverhill at AHS boys basketball

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