ANDOVER — Andover’s Water Division has announce that the annual Drinking Water Quality Report for calendar year 2018 is now available online at Copies of the report may also be picked up at the town offices, Memorial Hall Library and the water treatment plant.

This year’s report presents a summary of the water quality test results for the past year, information on water conservation, stormwater pollution prevention, and the protection of Andover’s water resources including Haggetts Pond Reservoir and its surrounding watershed.

Contact the water treatment plant at 978-623-8870 for a mailed copy.

Meeting on Seabrook safety planned 

PLAISTOW — The Plaistow and Atkinson Democrats are holding a meeting to discuss the Seabrook nuclear plant's decaying concrete problem and what do to in the case of an emergency.

With them will be the C-10 Research and Education Foundation, which is the leading group working for the safety of the neighbors of Seabrook. 

The meeting is on Tuesday, May 21 at the Plaistow Public Library at 7 p.m. This is a free event. For more information contact Kate Delfino at

Prospective foster parents sought

The Massachusetts Department of Children and Families is recruiting foster parents across the Commonwealth so that children coming into care can stay close to the communities where they have connections and go to school.

The goal — especially during Foster Care Awareness month — is to provide children a supportive and healing home during a difficult time.

Learn more about foster care and adopting by attending an information session: Thursday, May 23 at 7 p.m. at Hope Community Church, 11 Hale Street in Newburyport; Tuesday, May 28 at 7 p.m. at Donaghue School, 24 Union Street in Merrimac; And Friday, May 31 at 11:30 a.m. Haverhill Public Library, 99 Main Street.

Haverhill Democrats caucus Monday

HAVERHILL — Registered Democrats in Haverhill will hold a caucus at the public library at 7 p.m. on Monday, May 20, to elect delegates and alternates to the 2019 Massachusetts Democratic State Convention. Haverhill will be sending 28 delegates and 28 alternates to the state convention, along with other ex-officio delegates.

The 2019 convention will be held Sept. 14 at the MassMutual Center in Springfield. At that time, thousands of Democrats from across the state will come together to discuss party business and celebrate their successes as they prepare for upcoming elections.

The caucus is open to all registered Democrats in Haverhill. Preregistered Democrats who will be 16 by May 11, will be allowed to participate and run as a delegate or alternate. Youth, minorities, people with disabilities and LGBTQ individuals who are not elected as a delegate or alternate at the caucus may apply to be add-on delegates.

Registration for the caucuses will begin at 6:30 p.m.

The caucus will be preceded at 6:30 p.m. with a business meeting of the Haverhill Democratic City Committee to hear from several speakers including Governors’ Councilor Eileen Duff, and, to discuss plans for the 2020 elections. All are welcome to attend, especially anyone interested in joining the committee.

More information is available from Bill Cox at 978-374-6297.

Reminder issued on collections

The District Court is putting out this notice to members of the public who have appeared in a small claims session and who have been ordered to make payments to creditors. This notice is to let the public know that creditors may not collect income received from public assistance, such as unemployment or disability benefits, or from individuals who earn less than $600 a week. A creditor cannot force payments on debt from income that is protected and a court cannot order a debtor to pay from this protected income.

If you believe that this applies to you, you can call the clerk’s office of the court where the payment was ordered and request a hearing. At a hearing, the court can tell you what amounts, if any, you are required to pay. If you would like a hearing, you should contact the court and ask to speak with the Small Claims Department. Call Haverhill District Court at 978-521-7311 or Lawrence District Court at 978-687-7184.

'Toddler Tuesdays' at the mall

SALEM, N.H. – Simon malls, including The Mall at Rockingham Park in Salem, have launched a Toddler Tuesday program. 

Toddler Tuesdays will be held at all three Simon malls on the third Tuesday of each month from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. 

"We're excited to bring even more family fun and entertainment to our centers with the addition of Toddler Tuesdays at The Mall at Rockingham Park, Pheasant Lane Mall, and The Mall of New Hampshire," said Linnea Kelilher, area director of marketing at Simon Malls in New Hampshire.  

For more information visit

Atkinson parade plans set

ATKINSON — The Atkinson Memorial Day Parade will be held on Monday, May 27 at 10:30 a.m.

The parade will start at town hall, turn right on to Academy Avenue, left on Leroy Avenue, and right on Main Street to Dow Common.

Veterans and family members interested in marching should arrive at Town Hall at 10 a.m. for line-up. Contact Paula Holigan at 603-490-1301 if you are a veteran interested in participating but require special assistance. Atkinson sports leagues and nonprofit groups are also welcome to participate. The Atkinson Women's Civic Club invite bikes, trikes, and carriages decorated in red, white and blue to be judged at the Town Hall on the front lawn at 9:45 a.m.

In the event of rain both the decorating event and the parade will be canceled. However, a Memorial Day ceremony will commence at the fire department at 10:30 a.m.