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Trick or Treat – 10/31

Trick or Treat in Andover will be held on Friday, October 31st from 5:00 P.M. to 7:00 P.M. Safety Tips

State Election Information - 11/3

The State Election will be held on Tuesday November 4, 2014. Polling hours are from 7:00 AM to 8:00 PM.

Precincts 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 9 and Sub-precinct 9A will vote at the Richard J. Collins Field House, Andover High School on Shawsheen Road. Precincts 1, 7, Sub-precinct 7A and Precinct 8 will vote at the Center at Punchard, formerly the Andover Senior Center, on Whittier Court.

Voters can confirm their current precinct and polling place, as well as see the candidates that will be on their ballot by clicking here.

The last day and hour to apply for an absentee ballot is NOON on Monday, November 3rd. Absentee ballots are now available at the Town Clerk’s Office.

There will be an election shuttle bus, Modified Rt. 21, from the Center at Punchard that will make stops at the Town Offices, Railroad Street Apartments and Frye Circle as well as the High School.

Questions may be directed to the Town Clerk’s Office at (978) 623-8255 or

Fire Water Flow Testing - 11/1

Fire water flow testing will be conducted on Saturday, November 1st beginning @ 8:00 a.m. at PHILLIPS ACADEMY. Water may be discolored for a period of time in the School St., Salem St., Old Campus Rd., Morton St. and SURROUNDING AREAS. To help alleviate the discoloration please run your outside faucet(s) until the water clears.

A fire water flow test will be conducted on Saturday, November 1st beginning @ 10:00 a.m. at DIRECT INVEST LLC, 300 FEDERAL ST. Water may be discolored for a period of time in the FEDERAL ST., RIVER RD., NORTH ST., CHANDLER RD. and SURROUNDING AREAS. To help alleviate the discoloration problem, please run your outside faucet(s) until the water clears.

Fall Flu Clinics - 11/6&17

The Andover Health Division will conduct two flu clinics for residents to receive their annual flu vaccination. There is no out of pocket charge regardless of your health care coverage, although providing insurance information will allow the Town to be reimbursed for the costs incurred.

The first clinic will be for persons 18 years of age and older, on Thursday, November 6, 2014 between 5:00 PM and 7:00 PM, at West Middle School.

A clinic for persons 2 years of age and older will be held on Monday, November 17, 2014, between 5 PM and 7 PM, at the Center at Punchard (Senior Center).

Quadrivalent formulation will be administered by injection. Flumist quadrivalent nasal spray will also be available for persons aged 2 to 49 years who are medically eligible. High dose vaccine for ages 65 and over will be available while supply lasts.

Please download the required forms and vaccine specific information. Flu clinic updates will be posted to the Division’s flu hotline at 978-623-8347. More Information

Curbside Leaf Collection Underway

Curbside leaf collection began on Monday October 20th and will end on Friday December 5th. Fall collection is always the five weeks before Thanksgiving, skips the week of Thanksgiving and finishes up the week following Thanksgiving. More information may be found on page 2 of the Recycling Trash Guide. More Information

Bald Hill Compost Site Fall Schedule

The Bald Hill Compost Site is open through November 30th. Hours are: Wednesdays & Fridays, 12:00 pm to 3:00 pm; Saturdays & Sundays, 8:00 am to 4:00 pm. More Information

Water Distribution System Maintenance

The Town is currently conducting water distribution system maintenance and line cleaning operations throughout various areas of Andover. This maintenance will take place on weekdays during the hours of 8:30 am and 4:00 pm. Water may be discolored for a period of time. To help alleviate the problem please run your outside spigot(s) until the water clears. Prior to washing any clothing, please make sure to check your water. If any persistent problems occur, please contact the Public Works, Water Division at 978-623-8390 or

CodeRED Emergency Notification System

The Town of Andover is now using the CodeRED Emergency Notification System for important telephone notifications. CodeRED is a fast communication service allowing the Town to notify citizens of an emergency or important situation. Please register today by clicking here. More Information

BoomerVenture Fall Programs

The BoomerVenture Campus fall semester is now underway and runs through November 13th. Register now by mail or walk-in.
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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.

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