Good morning, Andover! Here's your daily rundown of everything happening in town for Friday, Feb. 24, courtesy of Andover News.

A.M. Briefing

One thing to know today

  1. Weekend Reading: The Andover Center for History & Culture's latest entry on its History Buzz site has a look back at a gas station holdup in Andover and its connection to the Boston Strangler.


  • The MIAA is expected to release winter sports tournament brackets and schedules this weekend. The undefeated AHS girls' basketball team is expected to take the top seed in the Division I tournament.
  • AHS boys' basketball won the Warrior Classic tournament at Dunn Gym Wednesday with a 64-50 win over Wachusett.
(Compiled from Boston Globe sports, AHS Athletic Department and other media reports)


  • Today: Sun returns with a mix of clouds. High of 35 this morning, with temperatures falling as the day progresses. Low of 7 tonight under clear skies.
  • Tomorrow: Cloudy. High of 23, low of 9.
  • Sunday: Cloudy but warmer, high of 34. Some snow showers/flurries possible, low of 16 at night.
Check here for the latest Andover forecast.

- Compiled by Dave Copeland

Today's Top Stories

Andover's Yastrzemski Schools Teammate On How To Talk Like A Bostonian

Mike Yastermski was, however, stumped by the local term for liquor store. “I don’t know what a packie is,” he said.

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Andover's Yastrzemski Schools Teammate On How To Talk Like A Bostonian

Andover Police Log, Feb. 16-21

Andover Police Log, Feb. 16-21
Among the calls that kept Andover police busy this week: Two vandalized cars on Penobscot Way, road rage incident where a driver flashed a knife, a report of a man dressed in black in the middle of River Road, and more.

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Father In Killings Was Being Treated For Mental Health Issues: DA

Andrew Robinson, who shot and killed his wife and son before killing himself in their Andover home "really didn’t want anybody talking to him."

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Father In Killings Was Being Treated For Mental Health Issues: DA

Happening today:

No school: Andover Public Schools Winter Recess
Thursday trash collection.

At Memorial Hall Library
11 am: Winter Hibernation – Hands on Nature
12 –4:30 pm: Board Game Hangout
2 pm: Perler Bead Magnets
3:30 pm: Super Smash Bros. for Teens and Tweens

At the Robb Center
8:30 am: French Group
10 am: ACCC
1 pm: 45’s
1 pm: Social Bridge
2 pm: Tai Chi Fan Dancing
(see the Robb Center newsletter for more info)

Happening tomorrow:
3-5 pm: Author event with Evan Longin at Andover Bookstore.

At Memorial Hall Library
10 am: Andover Community Garden Meeting
2 pm: Saturday Science

TBD: AHS boys’ and girls’ indoor track vs. TBA (Reggie Lewis Center)

Happening Sunday:
2 pm: Artist’s Talk: Lavaughan Jenkins
3 pm: Joy and Sorrow: The Music of William Byrd

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