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October 19, 2012

PMA holds fall fest and craft fair tomorrow


Kathleen O’Connor Ives is the Democratic nominee, Shaun Toohey is the Republican candidate and James Kelcourse and Paul Magliocchetti are running as Independents. They are vying for the seat previously held by Methuen Democrat Steve Baddour, who resigned in March to enter private law practice.

Merrimack Valley Chamber of Commerce is sponsoring the debate. Sal Lupoli, owner of the Riverwalk complex in Lawrence and chairman of the chamber’s board, is the moderator.

This will be the last of several debates since the field of candidates was pared to four in November’s primary election.

Memorial hockey tourney begins tonight in Methuen

METHUEN — The second annual hockey tournament in support of the Shawn Bisson scholarship fund begins tonight at 6 p.m. at the Methuen High School ice rink, 1 Ranger Road.

Bisson, 25, passed away in a motorcycle accident two years ago in Hampstead, N.H. He was a graduate of Methuen High and grew up playing youth hockey in the city.

The two-day tournament features multiple games tonight played by local hockey players, including many of Shawn’s friends. On Saturday, a consolation game is scheduled for 11 a.m. and will be followed by a sled hockey game and championship game.

Admission is free. Any donations collected will go toward a college scholarship fund in Shawn’s name. The scholarships are expected to total $5,000 and will be awarded to Methuen High students this spring.

Open house and

car seat checkpoint tomorrow in Andover@headBriefs:

ANDOVER - The Andover Fire Department is holding an open house tomorrow from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at 32 North Main St.

There will be activities, exhibits and demonstrations for kids and adults as well as glucose and blood pressure screenings.

Also tomorrow, town public safety officials will hold a child car seat checkpoint at the Memorial Hall Library parking lot from 10 a.m. to noon where parents and child caregivers can learn about the proper installation of vehicle safety seats for children.

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