---- — NORTH ANDOVER — Town Manager Andrew Maylor is expected to recommend his budget for the next fiscal year tonight.
Maylor will present the spending plan to the selectmen, who are scheduled to meet at 7 in the Town Hall. He has said he will recommend a 4 percent increase for all departments.
Five new permanent full-time police officers will be sworn in at the selectmen’s meeting. They are Julie Nigro, Michael Hennessy, Fredy Almanzar Thomas, Matthew Zahoruiko and Kara Caffrey. All five have been working as permanent reserve officers and have graduated from the police academy, according to Lt. Charles Gray, spokesman for the North Andover Police Department.
The permanent positions into which the five are being hired opened up when other officers retired or were promoted, Gray said. Their promotion to permanent full-time status will provide opportunities for other people to seek appointments as permanent reserve officers, he said.
The board will discuss regulations for mobile food vendors.
Plaistow library offers vacation week fun
PLAISTOW — Plaistow Public Library has lots of Winter School Break Activities scheduled. Today is Giant Game Day at the library. The Giant Game Company will have Giant Jenga, Giant Checkers and Giant Connect 4 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Tomorrow, it’s Balloon Animal Bonanza at 10 a.m., then the movie “Despicable Me 2” from 2 to 4 p.m. Wednesday from 2 to 3 p.m., award-winning musician Keith Munslow will share music, storytelling, visual art and improvisation.
Visit plaistowlibrary.com, Facebook and Twitter for updates. For more information, call the library at 382-6011 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Program offers tips to fight fraud
LONDONDERRY — Fraud against the elderly is epidemic. Learn how to recognize fraud, outsmart scammers, prevent fraudand be wary of scare tactics at 6 p.m. Wednesday.
Attend the Londonderry Elder Affairs Committee winter educational program, a presentation by AARP New Hampshire’s volunteer fraud fighters at Leach Library, 276 Mammoth Road. Everyone is welcome.
Groveland firefighters contain blaze to basement
GROVELAND — Firefighters kept a basement fire from spreading to the rest of a single-family house at 1 Berrywood Lane yesterday afternoon, police said.
The fire was reported at 5:03 p.m. by a 911 call. Engines 2 and 3, Aerial 1, Squad 1 and Car 2 went to Berrywood Lane while West Newbury, Boxford and Georgetown firefighters manned Groveland’s two stations.
There were no injuries and the occupants were able to return to the house after the fire was extinguished, according to police. The basement sustained smoke damage.
The cause of the blaze is being investigated by the Fire Department.
Salem High seeks volunteers for panels
SALEM, N.H. — Salem High School is up for reaccreditation and will be formally evaluated March 9-12 by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges.
One of the major requirements for NEASC membership is that the entire school be evaluated following the extensive self-study by the professional staff. This evaluation is conducted by a visiting committee of professional educators, who review all materials prepared by the faculty in the self-assessment, visit classes, and talk with students, teachers, administrators, parents, and community members during their four-day visit to the school.
The school is still looking for parents and to participate on Parent Interview Panels on March 9 and 10. Parents and community members are also invited to an opening presentation from 1 to 2 p.m. and a reception at 4 p.m. on Sunday, March 9.
Anyone interested in serving on a parent panel should email Jan Radowicz at email@example.com.
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Event raises money for orphans in Kenya and Tanzania
HAVERHILL — Kulea Childcare Villages of Atkinson will hold a fundraiser auction on March 7 from 6 to 11 p.m., at the Haverhill Country Club.
The event will feature live music, dinner, dancing, as well as updates from the field, the ongoing construction and land development and new photos of children the program serves.
The mission of this local nonprofit organization is to care for orphans in Kenya and Tanzania so that they grow into leaders who can provide new vision and integrity in their communities. The devastation of AIDS, civil conflict, and poverty has impacted the lives of thousands of children, leaving many homeless and without parents. Tickets are available online at www.kuleavillages.org or by visiting West Church on Sundays.