Andover Townsman, Andover, MA

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October 25, 2012

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For more information, contact Kevin or Nanette at 978-687-4288 (v/tty).

New book, memorials to be unveiled this Veterans Day

The town Veterans Services Office will release its fourth “Heroes Among Us Book” this Veterans Day, at a noontime ceremony at Ballardvale Green on Andover Street.

Book IV puts the spotlight on living Andover veterans who served in World War II.

Also on Sunday, Nov. 11, the town will dedicate two memorials at Spring Grove Ceremony. The memorials are to designate the existing Veterans Burial lot, which is nearing capacity and to dedicate a future Veterans Lot. The names of the monuments are, respectively: the “Twentieth-Century Veterans Lot at Spring Grove” and “Veterans Memorial at Spring Grove.”

Free program on protecting your PC

Kate Ritter, of Essex PC9LIVES, will speak about how to protect your computer, manage files and backup your computer on Oct. 27 at 10 a.m. at the Lawrence History Center, 6 Essex St., Lawrence.

The talk is free and open to public and people do not need to pre-register.

For more information, visit lawrencehistorycenter.org or call978-686-9230.

Health clinics

The Andover health department will offer senior center clinics on Wednesdays, including Oct. 31 from 2 to 3 p.m. No appointment is necessary.

For more information, call 978-623-8295.

Local legal aid programs launch foreclosure defense project

Neighborhood Legal Services and Merrimack Valley-North Shore Legal Services will participate in a two-year effort to provide legal representation for homeowners facing foreclosure or eviction in northeastern Massachusetts.

The effort is part of the Attorney General HomeCorps Borrower Representation Initiative, a statewide project funded by the Massachusetts Attorney General’s Office using money obtained in settlement of a lawsuit over the foreclosure practices of several banks.

The two legal services programs will dedicate four attorneys across the region to help homeowners avoid eviction, investigate fraudulent foreclosures and provide legal representation in foreclosure cases.

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