Andover Townsman, Andover, MA


November 1, 2012

News in brief

Old Ironsides commander to speak Nov. 8

U.S. Navy Commander Matthew Bonner, commandant of the USS Constitution (”Old Ironsides”), will present a talk on the history of the ship Thursday, Nov. 8, at 1 p.m. at the Andover Senior Center. “Old Ironsides” is one of the most famous ships in the history of the U.S. Navy.

Commander Bonner will discuss the building of the ship, and its illustrious record on the high seas, especially against the British navy in the War of 1812.

The talk is part of a series on the War of 1812 led by local historian Don Robb, but members of the public may attend this session without enrolling in the whole series. To reserve a space, call the Andover Senior Center at 978-623-8321.

Town property tax bills mailed, due today, Nov. 1

The town of Andover has mailed the real estate tax bill for the second quarter of fiscal year 2013. This is a preliminary bill based on the actual fiscal year 2012 taxes.

Payment is due today, Thursday, Nov. 1. Taxes unpaid after that date are subject to interest charges of 14 percent.

The Town Offices at 36 Bartlet St. are open Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Payments can be mailed in the envelope provided or dropped in the white mail box with the blue “Town of Andover” seal in front of the Town Offices. Payments can also be made online through Unibank, which can be accessed on the town’s website at by clicking on “online bill payments” on the left side, then “pay current Real Estate.”

If you have not received a bill, contact the tax collectors’ office at or 978-623-8246. For more information, call the assessors’ office at 978-623-8265.

Andover Chamber Music continues series Sunday

For its second concert of the season on Sunday, Nov. 4, at 3 p.m. at West Parish Church, 129 Reservation Road in Andover, Andover Chamber Music offers up a program devoted to one of the greatest masters of all time: Ludwig van Beethoven.

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