Andover Townsman, Andover, MA


April 4, 2013

Town Talk


— Neil Fater

U.S. Senate seat debate

Andover residents may have a chance to see the candidates for U.S. Senate debate locally.

Candidates seeking to fill the U.S. Senate seat representing Massachusetts will debate at UMass Lowell on Monday, April 8.

The candidates in the Democratic primary — U.S. Rep. Stephen Lynch and U.S. Rep. Edward Markey — will debate starting at 7:30 p.m. All three candidates in the Republican race — businessman Gabriel Gomez, former U.S. Attorney Michael Sullivan and state Rep. Dan Winslow — have been invited to debate, as well. If they accept, the Republican debate will be held at 6 p.m.

Where to vote in special primary

The Special State Primary Election for US Senate will be held on Tuesday April 30. Polling hours are from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m.

Precincts 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 9 and Sub-precinct 9A will vote at the Andover High School Field House on Shawsheen Road. Precincts 1, 7, Sub-precinct 7A and Precinct 8 will vote at the Center at Punchard, formerly known as the Andover Senior Center, on Whittier Court.

Voters can check for their current precinct and polling place by calling the town clerk’s office at 978-623-8255 or by going on the town website at Go to the Main Menu for Department Directory and choose the Town Clerk and then Precinct Search.

Town wants you... to serve

Andover is looking for residents who would like to volunteer for the town’s Retirement Board and Information Technology Advisory Committee.

The Retirement Board, with one vacancy, provides retirement benefits to Andover employees under Massachusetts General Laws.

Town Manager Buzz Stapczynski said ideal candidates would carry an understanding of retirement and human resource laws, and be familiar with the state’s contributory retirement system.

Stapczynski also needs to appoint the entire IT Advisory Committee. Stapczynski said he has a number of applications for those interested in joining the board, but more candidates would be appreciated.

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