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Independence Day Fireworks – 7/3

Andover's annual "Jerry Silverman" Independence Day Fireworks Display will take place at dusk on Friday, July 3rd at the Andover High School on Shawsheen Road.

Fireworks Safety Information

July 4th Festivities

Family Fun in The Park (Bartlet & Chestnut St):
Pancake Breakfast – 8:00-11:00 am
Jazz Band – 8:00-10:00 am
Horribles Parade line-up – 9:00 am
Horribles Parade – 9:30 am
Games in The Park – 10:00-11:30 am
Middlesex Concert Band – 10:30-12:00 pm

Bald Hill Compost Site Closed – 7/4

The Bald Hill Compost Site will be closed on Saturday, July 4th for the holiday. The site will be open during its normal operating hours on Friday (12pm to 3pm) and Sunday (8am to 4pm).

Summer Safety Tips

Outdoor activities including grilling, fireworks, and gardening can be dangerous. Check out these resources to have a safe and happy summer!

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Water Distribution Flushing Program Postponed

Due to the increased water demand brought forth by seasonal changes, the Town will be postponing the Water Distribution System Flushing Program as of June 26th. The Town will resume the flushing program at a later date.

Temporary Playground Closures - Update

The Penguin Park Playground has reopened.

The Ballardvale Playground is still closed for construction of the new playground. The project is expected to be complete in mid July.

Conservation Land Camping Opportunities

The Andover Conservation Commission offers periodic camping opportunities on conservation land along the scenic Shawsheen River from April through October. There are fire pits, picnic tables, and a good “put-in” for canoes and kayaks. Interested campers are required to register with the Conservation Office. A donation of $8.00 per person to cover the cost of the site’s portable toilet is requested. A conservation representative accompanies each event. There is no open public camping allowed other than on specific dates. For more information please contact the Conservation Office at or 978-623-8311.

BoomerVenture Summer Session

New classes are beginning at the Center at Punchard and BoomerVenture. The current session runs from June through August. Register now on-line or 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.

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

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