Good morning, Andover! Here's your daily rundown of everything happening in town for Thursday, Sept. 14, courtesy of Andover News.

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READER PHOTOS: Andover's Microburst Cleanup

"I've lived here years, and I've never seen anything like it." That was the common refrain around Andover this week as residents and businesses cleaned up from Friday's devastating storm. Remarkably, there were no serious injuries during a storm that brought down hundreds, if not thousands, of trees in Andover and knocked out power for most residents. After sharing our …
READER PHOTOS: Andover's Microburst Cleanup

A.M. Briefing

Things To Know Today
  1. Essex County is under a flood watch until 8 a.m. this morning (more info).
  2. Water main shutdown today: Bateson Drive (from Argilla Rd to HSE# 17) from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30p.m. Drivers should expect delays and detours between 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. (more info).
  3. Water main shutdown tonight: Old Town Hall, 6-34 Park Street and 8-20 Main Street from 10 p.m. to 5 a.m. Drivers should expect delays and detours between 7 a.m. and 5 p.m. (more info).
  4. Andover News accepts and encourages reader submissions, including letters to the editor and opinion columns. Submissions should be 750 words long or fewer and Andover-focused. Please include your name, title if applicable to your topic and connection or interest in Andover. We also need a phone number so we can confirm authorship. Send us your prose!
Less humid, sunny, high of 76. Partly cloudy tonight, low of 53.
Check the latest Andover forecast
  • Junior Kate Hillson closed out the 5th set with four aces (video) in AHS girls' volleyball 3-2, come-from-behnd win over Billerica.
  • Michaela Buckley, Neila Foohey, and Ella Hoffenberg had goals in AHS girls' soccer's 3-0 home win over Tewksbury.
  • AHS boys' soccer couldn't get past Tewksbury, falling 3-1.
  • Defending state champs AHS field hockey was third behind Walpole and Watertown in the Boston Globe's first rankings of the season.
Results compiled from Boston Globe, AHS Athletics and other media reports.

- Compiled by Dave Copeland

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    How To Get Rid Of Limbs And Branches In Andover

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    Happening today:

      7:50 am: Andover High School Building Committee
      10:30 am: Andover Council on Aging Program Committee
      6:30 pm: Reimagining Old Town Hall
      6:30 pm: Design Review Board

      At Memorial Hall Library
      9:30 am: Discover Your Past Genealogy Club
      3:30 pm: Dungeons and Dragons for Teens (MS group)
      5 pm: Pokemon Club
      7 pm: Writers Group

      At the Robb Center
      10 am: WOAG
      10 am: Scale Modeling
      10 am: Open Art
      10 am: Blood Pressure Clinic
      1 pm: Duplicate Bridge
      2 pm: Ping-Pong
      2 pm: Blood Drive
      (see the Robb Center newsletter for more info)

      3:30 pm: North Andover at AHS girls’ swimming (Greater Lowell Tech)
      4 pm: Lawrence at AHS girls’ soccer
      5 pm: Tewksbury at AHS girls’ volleyball
      6pm: AHS boys’ soccer at Lawrence
      7 pm: Chelmsford at AHS football

      Happening tomorrow:
      At Memorial Hall Library
      3 pm: Super Smash Bros. for Tweens and Teens

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

      4:30 pm: Danvers at AHS girls’ soccer

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