EagleTribune.com, North Andover, MA

January 7, 2013

Register ahead for Andover Special Town Meeting


The Eagle-Tribune

---- — ANDOVER — A Special Town Meeting will be held at the Collins Center for the Performing Arts, Andover High School Feb. 11.

The last day for non-registered voters to register and be eligible for voting is Feb. 1. The town clerk’s office will have extended hours that day, from 8:30 a.m. to 8 p.m., to handle new voter registrations.

The Finance Committee’s report and the warrant will be mailed by Feb. 4.

All registered voters that attend Town Meeting will need to be checked into the meeting in the lobby of Collins Center. Officials recommend that voters check their precinct number before going to the meeting to avoid delays at the check-in area. Registered voters can visit the town website at www.andoverma.gov to conduct a precinct search under “Town Meeting and Election Calendar” on the home page, then “Precinct Search” and then entering their address.

For questions, contact the town clerk’s office at 978-623-8255.

Andover census

in the mail

ANDOVER — The Annual Town Census was mailed to residents on Jan. 2,and the town clerk’s office is looking for them to be returned as soon as possible. Failing to return the local census form may affect a voter’s voting status.

Special census boxes are available throughout the town. Drop-off locations are listed on the census forum.

If you don’t receive a census by Jan. 15, call the town clerk’s office at 978-623-8255 or visit the town’s website at www.andoverma.gov and search for “Census Form” to download a form.

Buy new C&D stickers now

SALEM, N.H. — Residents can now purchase their 2013 construction and demolition stickers at the town clerk’s office.

Stickers cost $25 each and allow up to 500 pounds to be disposed of at one time at the LL&S transfer station, 87 Lowell Road.

Up to 1,500 pounds can be disposed of during a single visit if three stickers are purchased.

There is a three-sticker limit per residence through Dec. 31.

For information on acceptable materials and operation hours, call LL&S at 984-9800.

PAL Soccer In-Town Soccer registration

HAVERHILL — Online registration for the Spring 2013 In-Town soccer season is open until Jan. 31.

The program is for boys and girls ages 4 to 12. For more information or details on how to register your child visit www.haverhillpal.org and click the “Online Registration” tab or email sportspilot@haverhillpal.org.

Groveland church plans bean supper

GROVELAND — St. James Episcopal Church in Groveland, will hold a bean supper on Jan. 12 from 4 to 6 p.m.

The meal includes hot dogs, rolls, two kinds of homemade beans, potato salads and other salads, pies and cakes, coffee, tea and juice. Admission is $7 for adults and $3 for children. The church is at 119 Washington St. More information is available by calling 978-373-1270.

Haverhill school to hold indoor yard sale

HAVERHILL — The eighth-grade class at Hunking Middle School will hold an indoor yard sale on Jan. 12 from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. This event is being held to raise funds for student field trips. Many families will have tables featuring various household goods. There will also be live music, raffles, and a bake sale. The school is at 100 Winchester St.

Windham Woman’s Club meets

WINDHAM – The Woman’s Club hosts scholarship recipients at its meeting Wednesday at 11:30 a.m. The meeting is at Town Hall.

For more information, call Sue Violi, 889-0578, or visit windhamwomansclub.com.

Senior fitness starts Tuesday in Pelham

PELHAM – A senior fitness class will be held for six weeks, starting Thursday at the Senior Center, 8 Nashua Road.

The cost is $30 per senior. Classes will be from 9 to 10 a.m.

Sign up at the center or online at webtrac.pelhamweb.com. Call 635-2721 for more information.

Free ESOL program at Northern Essex

LAWRENCE - More than 15 non-native English speakers will have the opportunity to attend a free, 20-week program designed to teach them English as it is used in Northern Essex Community College’s health care certificate programs.

The English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) Bridge to College and Health Careers Program will be offered at NECC Riverwalk, 360 Merrimack St., Lawrence beginning in the winter of 2013.

The program will run Mondays and Wednesdays from 6 to 9 p.m., and Saturdays from 9 a.m. to noon from January 21 through July 15 with spring and summer breaks. The program is funded by the Massachusetts Literacy Foundation in partnership with Verizon.

Intermediate English speakers with a high school diploma or G.E.D. are encouraged to apply. After completing the program they may want to apply for admission to one of NECC’s health care certificate programs or continue with further academic or language support programs.

The 180-hour program will include pre-college level classes teaching English language skills through Introduction to Healthcare Occupations, Oral Communications, Medical Terminology, Computer Skills, and College Success. There will be an emphasis on academic reading and writing.

Students who complete the two semesters will be better prepared to enroll and succeed in a college-level coursework.

This course is available on a first come, first served basis for eligible participants.

For additional information, contact Amanda Kelly at (978) 556-3259 or akelly@necc.mass.edu. Visit the Facebook page at http://www.facebook.com/esolbridge.

Kindergarten registration date scheduled in Andover

ANDOVER — Andover Public Schools will hold its annual kindergarten registration event Feb. 5 at the Doherty Middle School auditorium from 6 to 8 p.m. The event is for all students entering kindergarten in September, 2013, and it covers all town elementary schools. To be eligible for kindergarten in the fall, students must be age 5 on or before Sept. 1, 2013.

The event will feature a brief introduction followed by individual school registration. Information packets can be obtained online in advance at www.aps1.net.

For questions, contact the assistant superintendent’s office at 623-8506 or ddelorenzo@aps1.net.