Firefighters endorse Vega for register of deeds

Courtesy photoAlexcy "Alex" Vega.

LAWRENCE — Lawrence Firefighters Union Local 146 voted unanimously to endorse Alexcy "Alex" Vega in the race for Northern Essex Register of Deeds during its recent union meeting.

Last month, Vega was endorsed by the Laborers' International Union of North America Building Wreckers Local #1421 and the United Puerto Rican Political Action Committee.

"I am honored to have gained the support of the Lawrence Firefighters Union, the Building Wrecker's and the UPR-PAC, but their support tells me something specific," Vega said. "Their support tells me that change is needed in the Registry of Deeds.

"Our unions, just like our citizens, have been underrepresented for far too long. I will work hard every day to ensure our community knows all of the resources and tools available to them while working to make the office of the registrar a 21st century office — and I plan to do it full time, not in between errands," he continued.

Father’s Day events planned at Ironstone Farm 

ANDOVER — Ironstone Farm in Andover is hosting an action-packed charity event Father’s Day, Sunday, June 17.

The main event is the Ironstone Derby 5K and Father’s Day Fun, complete with a 5K race with prizes for the top finishers. There will be food at the event, along with a Pinewood Derby, a stick-horse fun run, music, games and a horse-and-rider performance.

All runners and walkers will receive a free hamburger and hotdog, or vegetarian option. Beer and other drinks will be available for purchase. Money raised goes toward the nonprofit programs at Ironstone Farm, 450 Lowell St., which supports children with special needs, veterans and more.

To register for the Ironstone Derby 5K race or kids stick-horse fun run, or to buy a food-and-fun pass to the post-race entertainment, visit

Spotlight Playhouse to perform 'Noises Off!'

ANDOVER — Spotlight Playhouse will present the knee-slapping farce “Noises Off!” at the Pike School, 34 Sunset Rock Road, Andover.

Performances are at 7 p.m. on June 22, 23, 29 and 30, and at 2 p.m. on June 23. General admission is $20, or $18 for senior citizens and members. Groups of 10 or more pay $15 each.

Reserve tickets online at, by calling 617-470-2175, or by emailing

Chamber hosts DeLeo at luncheon 

HAVERHILL — The Merrimack Valley Chamber of Commerce will be hosting an executive series luncheon with House Speaker Robert DeLeo from 11:30 to 12:45 p.m., Friday, June 22 at Michael’s Function Hall, 12 Alpha St.

The series will feature a speaking program including state Rep. Linda Dean Campbell, D-Methuen, Rep. Diana DiZoglio, D-Methuen, Rep. James Kelcourse, R-Amesbury, Rep. James Lyons, R-Amesbury, Rep. Juana Matias, D-Lawrence, Rep. Leonard Mirra, R-West Newbury, Rep. Frank Moran, D-Lawrence, and Rep. Andy Vargas, D-Haverhill. A full hot-plated luncheon will also be included.

Tickets are $25 for members and $45 for non-members. Sponsorships are available through Joe Bevilacqua by calling 978-686-0900.

To register go to

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