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Merrimack Valley

March 28, 2013

Mass. School of Law has Animal Rights Day

ANDOVER — A full slate of topical animal issues presented by animal rights experts, combined with animal tricks and demonstrations, will highlight the Massachusetts School of Law’s Seventh Annual Animal Rights Day on Saturday starting at 8 a.m. The event is free and open to the public. The school is located at 500 Federal St.

Legal issues related to animal rights and animal cruelty will be addressed by legal experts in the field of animal rights law. A police dog demonstration will be presented by the Essex County Sheriff’s department. Kids’ activities will also be available, including an Easter Egg Hunt with the Easter Bunny, face painting, animal crafts, and Boo the Pony. The Andover Fire Department will be on hand with a fire truck to demonstrate its equipment to attendees.

NEADS/Dogs for Deaf and Disabled American, an organization that provides independence to people who are deaf or have a disability through the use of canine assistance, will also be at the event, as will BlueDog, a local company that provides a full range of canine-related services.

A complimentary breakfast at 8 a.m. will kick off the event; a complimentary lunch will also be provided. For more information call (978) 681-0800.

Regional transportation forum open to public

HAVERHILL — MassINC and Transportation for Massachusetts will hold a public forum and panel discussion on regional transportation investments in Massachusetts Gateway Cities Tuesday, April 2 from 4 to 5:30 p.m. in the Hartleb Technology Center (Room 103AB) on the Haverhill campus of Northern Essex Community College, 100 Elliott St.

MassINC will present a new research report titled “Reinventing Transit: A Blueprint for Investing in Regional Transit Authorities for Strong Gateway City Economies,” which provides a roadmap for how new public resources in regional transit can be invested with a focus on improving the economic performance of Gateway Cities like Lawrence and Haverhill.

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