Hello Andover! Here's your daily rundown of everything happening in town for Friday, May 12, courtesy of Andover News.

Today's Top Story

Town Pressured To Make Elm Square Safer

WalkBikeAndover, which advocates for pedestrian requests, said Andover has rejected its previous requests to install "No Turn On Red" signs and adjust pedestrian crossing signals so all traffic is stops when walk signs are illuminated.

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Town Pressured To Make Elm Square Safer
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A.M. Briefing

Four Things To Know Today
  1. If you are able, please support the Andover News GoFundMe campaign to help the Sidney Olson's family. If the family declines the donations, we'll ask them if we can donate any money collected to a charity of their choice.
  2. The Andover Vocal Music Association is holding its Spring Car Wash from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at West Middle School on Saturday (more info).
  3. Water main replacement work will take place on Beech Circle from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m today. There will be a water main shutdown on Beech Circle from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. (more info).
  4. I'm looking for four or more people who would like to join an Andover News publisher's advisory panel (it's a work title). The group would meet informally about once a month starting this summer to discuss ways to reach my mission of providing quality, local news to Andover residents. While I'm looking for people who understand the importance of local news coverage, you do not necessarily need a background in journalism: I'd actually prefer people from a wide range of backgrounds who can offer ideas and advice on small business start-ups, finance, promotion, government, Web design, social media, legal issues and more. If interested, send me an email outlining your background and why you're interested in joining.
Sports: Wednesday's Scores
  • Rachel Chen, Mia Thomas, and Sonika Chaudhary had "dominant wins" as AHS girls' tennis improved to 10-1 with a 5-0 win over Central Catholic.
  • AHS baseball won 5-4 at Lowell. The Warriors are now 9-3 heading into today's game at Lawrence.
  • Tewksbury defeated AHS softball, 15-4.
Results compiled from Boston Globe, AHS Athletics and other media reports.

Weather: Winning Weekend
  • Today: Partly cloudy, high of 85. Low of 60 tonight.
  • Tomorrow: Sunny, 80, perfect. Clear at night, low of 48.
  • Sunday: Sunny but cooler, high of 67. Low of 45 at night.
Check here for the latest Andover forecast.

- Compiled by Dave Copeland

More local coverage on Andover News:

Former Selectman Wants Fireworks, Special Town Meeting

An amended article at last week's Annual Town Meeting is threatening to cancel this year's Jerry Silverman Fourth of July Fireworks.

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Former Selectman Wants Fireworks, Special Town Meeting

Officials Identify 5-Year-Old Crash Victim

Officials Identify 5-Year-Old Crash Victim
The Essex County District Attorney's Office released a statement Thursday from the family of Sidney Olson, the five-year-old killed after being hit by a truck in Elm Square Tuesday. The statement, which the family said would be its only public comment, described Sidney as "a bright-eyed, energetic girl with springy curls" who asked for a rainbow theme on her last …

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Andover Police Log, May 3-9

Among the calls that kept Andover police busy this week, according to the police log: More reports of vehicle vandalism, a noisy fundraising party, and kids in a car shooting water guns at a bicyclist on Elm Street.

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Andover Police Log, May 3-9

Happening today:

    9:30 am: Andover Public Schools Superintendent’s Office Hours

    Performing Arts
    7 pm: An Evening of 10-Minute Plays

    Youth Services
    3:30-4:30 pm: Chess Tournament (Pop Up)

    At Memorial Hall Library
    10:15 am: Movers & Shakers
    3 pm: Super Smash Bros. for Teens and Tweens

    At the Robb Center
    8:30 am: French Group
    9:30 am: ESL Class
    10 am: Photography Club
    1 pm: 45’s
    1 pm: Social Bridge
    1 pm: Mend-It Shop
    2 pm: Tai Chi Fan Dancing
    (see the Robb Center newsletter for more info)

    4 pm: Haverhill at AHS girls’ tennis
    4 pm: Tewksbury at AHS boys’ tennis
    4 pm: AHS boys’ and girls’ track at MSTCA Invitational
    4:30 pm: AHS baseball at Lawrence
    4:30 pm: Lawrence at AHS softball
    6:30 pm: AHS girls’ lacrosse at Central Catholic
    6:30 pm: Central Catholic at AHS boys’ lacrosse
    6:30 pm: Lawrence at AHS boys’ volleyball

    Happening tomorrow:
    8:30 am-12 pm: Spring Cleaning Clothing Drive for Lazarus House!

    Charity Events
    9 am-1pm: Andover Vocal Music Association Spring Car Wash
    5pm: Merrimack Valley YMCA 2023 Legacy Gala
    6 pm: Voices of Hope Dinner Cabaret

    Arts/Performing Arts
    10 am-4 pm: Andover Crafts In The Park
    7 pm: An Evening of 10-Minute Plays

    At Memorial Hall Library
    10 am: Saturday Stories
    2 pm: STEAM Lab

    8 am: AHS boys’ and girls’ track Andover Booster Meet

    Happening Sunday:
    Happy Mother’s Day!
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