Good morning, Andover! Here's your daily rundown of everything happening in town for Thursday, April 27, courtesy of Andover News.

Today's Top Story

Safety Concerns Prevent Text Reminders About Town Meeting

The discussion came after former Selectman Dan Kowolski said he was disappointed in the Anodver's efforts to promote Monday's Annual Town Meeting

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Safety Concerns Prevent Text Reminders About Town Meeting
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A.M. Briefing

Three Things To Know Today
  1. Andover Bookstore will celebrate Independent Bookstore Day on Saturday with a poetry reading at 3 p.m. by Heather Corbally Bryant, a Pushcart-nominated poet and senior lecturer at Wellesley College. The store is offering 20% off all purchases throughout the day and a chance to enter a raffle for a $100 gift card.
  2. The MBTA will be doing repair work between midnight and 4 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday at the crossing at Andover and Tewksbury Streets. There will also be pre-site work on Friday. Andover police are asking people to seek alternate routes.
  3. I'm trying to get permission to live-Tweet this afternoon's hearing in Lawrence Superior Court, where a judge will hear an Andover's man's request for an emergency injunction to change the date of Annual Town Meeting. Follow @AndoverMaNews and/or the #AndoverMA hashtag on Twitter beginning around 2:30.
Mac Gobiel had three goals and an assist in AHS boys' lacrosse's 12-8 win over Pinkerton, NH Tuesday....AHS girls' tennis improved to 6-0 with a 4-1 win at Newton South. The Warriors are ranked 10th in the state.

Results compiled from Boston Globe, AHS Athletics and other media reports.

Weather: Another Rainy Weekend
Cloudy, high of 58, slight chance for a shower. A few clouds tonight, low of 39. The weekend forecast is looking wet, with rain likely on Saturday, Sunday and Monday.

Check here for the latest Andover forecast.

- Compiled by Dave Copeland

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Andover Police Log, April 19-25

Among the calls that kept Andover police busy in recent weeks, according to the police log: An overloaded trash truck spilling its contents, an issue with a caller's "soon to be ex-wife," as well as a "highly intoxicated...acting inappropriately," and a equest for a well-being check of student employee who posted a "concerning comment" online.

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Andover EMS Bike Team Will Improve Response Time During Big Events

Andover EMS Bike Team Will Improve Response Time During Big Events
Andover Fire Rescue new EMS Bike Team will make its debut on Memorial Day.

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Andover Neighbor Set To Add Cannabis Dispensaries

Andover Town Meeting adopted a permanent ban of marijuana establishments in 2018.

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Marijuana joint, close up

Happening today:

    7:50 am: Andover High School Building Committee
    9 am: Town Meeting Info Session At the Robb Center
    3:30 pm: Andover School Committee Negotiations Subcommittee – Executive Session

    5 pm: Seventh Annual Andover High School Showcase

    Youth Services
    3:30 pm: Community Service Club – Lazarus House

    6 pm: How To Calm Your Canine

    At Memorial Hall Library
    9:30 am: Wiggle Words
    10:15 am: Toddler Tales
    1-4:30 pm: Spring Book Sale
    3:30 pm: Dungeons and Dragons for Teens (MS group)
    5 pm: Pokemon Club

    At the Robb Center
    9 am: Town Meeting Info Session
    10 am: Scale Modeling
    10 am: Open Art
    10 am: Blood Pressure Clinic
    1 pm: Duplicate Bridge
    1:30 pm: Book Club
    4:30 pm: Volunteer Appreciation
    (see the Robb Center newsletter for more info)

    Happening Tomorrow:
    8:30 am: Andover School Committee

    Youth Services
    6 pm: Dance – Spring Fling!

    At Memorial Hall Library
    9 am-4:30 pm: Spring Book Sale
    10 am: Movers & Shakers
    3 pm: Super Smash Bros. for Teens and Tweens

    At the Robb Center
    8:30 am: French Group
    9 am: Refuse To Be A Victim
    9:30 am: ESL Class
    1 pm: Mend-It Shop
    1 pm: 45’s
    1 pm: Social Bridge
    1:30 pm: Syrian Refugee
    2 pm: Tai Chi Fan Dancing
    (see the Robb Center newsletter for more info)

    4 pm: Methuen at AHS tennis
    4:30 pm: AHS girls’ lacrosse at Haverhill
    4:30 pm: AHS girls’ tennis at Methuen
    5 pm: AHS boys’ volleyball at Haverhill
    6:30 pm: Haverhill at AHS boys’ lacrosse

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