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Good morning, Andover! Here's your daily rundown of everything happening in town for Wednesday, Dec. 21, courtesy of Andover News.

A.M. Briefing

2 Things to Know Today:
  1. Animal Control is asking Andover dog owners to sign a pledge to "Scoop The Poop." You can also upload a photo of your dog for display on town Websites and social media pages.
  2. Lawrence General Hospital is warning patients that it is experiencing high volume causing delays and longer wait times. The hospital is asking for patience and has a list of other ways you can help them during this busy period.
Weather: Partly cloudy, light winds and a high of 40. Clear tonight with some clouds later on, low of 20 (compiled from the Weather Channel).

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- Compiled by Dave Copeland

Today's Top Stories

Building Committee Pushes Back Date For Vote On New High School

The committee had originally been targeting October for a town meeting vote to fund a new Andover High School. That date has now been pushed back to Jan. 2024.

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Building Committee Pushes Back Date For Vote On New High School

State Legislature Approves New Andover Liquor Licenses

The legislation, which stems from a warrant article submitted by the select board and approved by Andover Town Meeting in May, is awaiting Gov. Charlie Baker's signature.

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State Legislature Approves New Andover Liquor Licenses

New Year's 2023: What's Open, Closed In Andover

New Year's 2023: What's Open, Closed In Andover
New Year's Day falls on a Sunday this year, meaning the holiday will be observed on Monday, Jan. 2. Here's a list of what's open and closed in Andover during the holiday weekend.

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Happening today:

8 am: Audit Committee
1 pm: Merrimack Valley Planning Commission Public Hearing
6 pm: Merrimack Valley Planning Commission Public Hearing
7 pm: West Elementary SBC Meeting

4 pm: Winter Solstice Hike at Ward Reservations

Virtual Events
9:30 am: MA Library Collaborative 50+ Job Seekers Networking Group
3 pm: Virtual Death Cafe on Zoom

6 pm: AHS boys hockey at Hingham
6 pm: AHS wrestling at Lawrence
6:30 pm: AHS boys and girls indoor track vs. Central Catholic (Reggie Lewis Center)
7 pm: AHS girls gymnastics at Haverholl
7:10 pm: AHS girls hockey vs. Westford Academy (Breakaway Ice Center)

Happening tomorrow:
5:30 pm: Andover Menorah Lighting
7 pm: A Thrill of Hope Concert

At Memorial Hall Library
3:30 pm: Dungeons and Dragons for Teens (MS group)
5 pm: Pokemon Club

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