Andover Townsman, Andover, MA


October 25, 2012

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Both legal services programs have extensive experience representing low-income residents with housing-related legal issues, according to a release.

For more information or to apply for free legal help, visit or call 617-573-5333.

NECS seeking singers

The New England Classical Singers is looking for singers in all voice parts for its 2012-13 concert season.

NECS is an auditioned chorus that performs three times a year in and around Andover.

This year’s repertoire includes Handel’s Messiah, Bach cantata BWV 150, works by Pergolesi, and the Fauré Requiem. Rehearsals take place Wednesday evenings from 7:15 to 9:45 p.m. at South Church on Central Street in Andover.

For more information or to audition, visit or call 978-474-6090.

Town property tax bills mailed, due 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 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.

Forum focuses on job training for women

Essex County Commission on the Status of Women will host a public forum Saturday, Oct. 20, 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at Misselwood Tent, 407 Hale St., Endicott College, Beverly. The forum, a joint effort between ECCSW and Endicott College, is free and open to the public and “will bring together leaders from the education and training sectors to increase awareness of the need for education and training programs specially focused on the unique needs of women,” according to a release.

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