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Good morning, Andover! Here's your daily rundown of everything happening in town for Friday, Dec. 30, courtesy of Andover News.

A.M. Briefing

3 things to know today:
  1. Based on a reader tips, I've started looking into the homeless camp under the I-495 interchange at the Andover-Lawrence line. That's the kind of story that will take some time. In the meantime, I highly recommend watching The People Under The Bridge, a 15-minute video from Lazarus House Ministries that explores the homelessness problem in Lawrence.
  2. I'll be holding publisher's office hours next Thursday, Jan. 5, from 9:15 to 11 a.m. at Town Market Andover (429 South Main Street). This is a chance to drop in, say hello, ask questions, make suggestions or register complaints. Just look for a big bald guy buried in a laptop. I plan to hold office hours monthly going forward, and I'll mix up the times and locations to make sure anyone in town who wants to pop in has a chance. Event details on Facebook.
  3. I've added some more events to the New Year's Eve Things To Do post.
Sports: AHS girls basketball beat Pentucket 63-44 Wednesday and will face North Andover in the finals of the Commonwealth Motors Christmas Classic at Merrimack College on Friday. Tip-off is at 6 p.m. The team held the top spot in the Boston Globe rankings released Thursday... AHS boys basketball lost its semi-final game 73-60 to Beverly Wednesday in the tournament and will play Central Catholic at 4:15 today for third place.

Weather: Clouds roll in ahead of rain that is going to be with most of the weekend. High of 54 today, low of 41 tonight. Showers begin Saturday afternoon, with a 90% chance of rain at night. High of 54. Rain continues Sunday morning with skies clearing in the afternoon.High of 53 (Weather Channel).

- Compiled by Dave Copeland

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Happening today:

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

10 am-3:30 pm: Community Blood Drive at Saint Augustine Church

4:15 pm: AHS boys basketball vs. Central Catholic at Merrimack College
6 pm:: AHS girls basketball vs. North Andover at Merrimack College

Happening tomorrow:
11:30 am: Noon Year's Eve Program at Memorial Hall Library
5 pm: Piedmont Truffle Society Dinner at LaRosa's (7 Barnard Street). Seating begins at 5 p.m., reservations recommended (978-475-1777).
7:30 pm: New Years Eve at DoubleTree by Hilton Boston/Andover

10 am: Multiple schools at AHS wrestling
5 pm: AHS girls hockey at Methuen
6:40 pm: AHS boys hockey vs. Westford Academy (Skate 3)

At Memorial Hall Library
1 pm: Board Games Club

Happening Monday:
Holiday observed. Trash collection on regular schedule, Memorial Hall Library and most government offices closed.

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