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Andover Housing Authority Vacancy

The Town of Andover Board of Selectmen is accepting letters of interest from residents who would like to fill a vacancy on the Andover Housing Authority Board. The Housing Authority manages 218 units of housing for elderly and disabled persons, 56 units of housing for low income families, one home for developmentally disabled adults, administers three Alternative Housing Vouchers under the Massachusetts Leased Housing Program and 127 vouchers for Section 8 housing. The Board meets on the third Thursday of each month at 7:00 P.M. in the Stowe Court Community Room located in the Housing Authority Office at 100 Morton Street. More Information

Fire Hydrant Maintenance Work – 7/28-8/1

Contractors will be performing scheduled maintenance on fire hydrants on the streets listed below. Water service will be disrupted during the daytime hours on the dates noted. Drivers may experience detours and delays at some locations.

Monday, 7/28: Clark Rd, 42 Bannister Rd, 3 Chester St, Hall Ave, 133 & 139 Andover St
Tuesday, 7/29: Delisio Dr, Heritage Ln, 5 Argilla Rd, 9-71 Andover St
Wednesday, 7/30: Island Way, Cullen Cir, 30 Enfield Dr, Trombley Ct, 56-100 Woburn St
Thursday, 7/31: 178-219 Salem St, 222-241 Salem St, 128, 132 Wildwood Rd, 261-294 Salem St, 294-304 Salem St, 26 Wethersfield Dr
Friday, 8/1: 9-33 Linda Rd, Nancy Cir, Frederick Dr, 4-33 Rocky Hill Rd, 430 South Main St, 73-121 Ballardvale Rd, Anderson Cir, Tilton Ln, 56 Woburn St, 1-2 Teaberry Ln, 1 Blackberry Ln

Summertime Safety Tips

Child Safety and Fire Safety

Wednesday Night Concerts in The Park

Enjoy a variety of musical entertainment Wednesdays at 6:00 pm at The Park Bandstand (Chestnut & Bartlet streets). In the case of inclement weather, all performances will take place inside the WW I Memorial Auditorium (adjacent to The Park, 36 Bartlet Street) on the same date. More Information

AYS RISE Summer Program

Andover Youth Services is now accepting registrations for it 2014 RISE Summer Program for six through ninth grade students. Programs begin on June 30th. Register on-line or at the AYS Office located at 37 Pearson Street. More Information

Sidewalk Replacement Work

The Department of Municipal Services, Highway Division will be replacing sidewalks on both sides of Windsor Street, both sides of Kensington Street, and the south side of Morton Street between Main Street and Bartlet Street over the next few months. Repairs will also be made to the sidewalk on Poor Street. Questions can be addressed to (978) 623-8426 or

Committee Members Needed

Much of the business of town government is conducted by appointed volunteers who contribute generously of their time and effort. The Town of Andover currently has approximately 31 appointed commissions, councils, and committees with members typically serving three-year terms. Click here for more information on vacancies and how to apply.

BoomerVenture Summer Program

BoomerVenture's "Spring Into Summer" series kicks off on May 27th and runs through August 11th at the Center at Punchard, 30 Whittier Court. Registration is going on now. More Information

Andover Named “Tree City USA” (15th Yr.)

The National Arbor Day Foundation has once again named Andover as a Tree City. The 30 year program is sponsored by the NADF in cooperation with the National Association of State Foresters and the USDA Forest Service. The award recognizes cities and towns for their comprehensive tree-care programs and their commitment to planting new trees. This is the 15th year Andover has received the recognition. More Information

“Solarize Andover” Initiative

Andover has been selected to participate in the Solarize Mass Program sponsored by the Mass Clean Energy Center and the Mass Department of Energy Resources. Solarize Mass seeks to increase the adoption of small-scale solar electricity in participating communities through a competitive tiered pricing structure that increases the savings for everyone as more home and business owners sign contracts. More Information

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