Andover Townsman, Andover, MA


March 21, 2013

Three compete to be selectmen for next three years


What letter grade would you give the town for its handling of large projects during the last few years? (A through F)

Why? (You have up to 75 words)

Bruce: F. The downtown renewal took our trees and gave us almost nothing for our tax dollars. We have been given a choice of a youth center but not a community center for all. Our planning isn’t really planning — it’s just poor guessing at best. A smarter Board of Selectmen would have seen the long term savings of community center to serve all ages. We’re all being shorted with two centers, staffs, and nothing for the middle-aged folks.

What must be completed during the next three years for you to consider your term a success? (Up to 50 words).

Bruce: We need tough goals that bring value back to us, the residents. A 10 percent reduction in our expenditures should be a goal. On Tuesday, please vote for me, Larry Bruce, that I may work to make Andover a better town for the residents.




AGE: 56

ADDRESS: 7 Alison Way

FAMILY: Wife, Ann (Maguire) Vispoli; children Colleen Vispoli Callahan, Alexander Vispoli, Christine Vispoli and Kevin Vispoli



Please rank the following four projects that are expected to come before the town over the next several years (1 being most important of the four, 4 being the least important of the four, to you). Please pick one of the following for each of these four project: “Must do immediately”; “must address during next three years”; “support, but it’s a lower priority”; or “unnecessary expense for foreseeable future”.

1. Create new Town Yard - Must do immediately

2. Andover High addition - Must addressed during next three years

3. Ballardvale Fire Station - Must addressed during next three years;

4. Early education center (preK) - Support, but it’s a lower priority.

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