Andover Townsman, Andover, MA


July 17, 2014

Town Brief

U.S. Supreme Court case under review at Cong. Beth Israel

Attorney Judy Mizner will share her once-in-a-lifetime experience arguing a case before the U.S. Supreme Court as the guest speaker at a breakfast on Sunday, July 20, at Congregation Beth Israel, 501 South Main St., Andover.

Mizner had argued that, during a lawful traffic stop, police cannot seize and search a driver’s cellphone without first obtaining a warrant. On June 26, the court ruled unanimously in her favor. She will share the story behind the case during her talk.

The breakfast will follow the morning service, which will begin at 9:30 a.m. The community is invited. Reservations are requested by contacting Amy in the Beth Israel office at 978-474-0540. Guests should indicate if anyone in their party has a food allergy.

Sen. Finegold holding office hours

Sen. Barry Finegold, D-Andover, and his staff will hold their monthly open office hours on Friday, July 18, from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at Memorial Hall Library, 2 North Main St., Andover.

Constituents are invited to meet with Finegold and his staff in the library’s first-floor activities room.

Finegold will also be having office hours that day at Lawrence Public Library, 51 Lawrence St., from 10 to 11 a.m.; Parker Memorial Library in Dracut, 28 Arlington St., from 1:30 to 2:30 p.m.; and Tewksbury Public Library, 300 Chandler St., from 3 to 4 p.m.

‘Heroes Among Us’ to honor Cold War veterans

The Andover Veterans Office has written six books documenting the stories of living Andover veterans who served during World War II and Korea. Michael Burke, the town’s director of veterans services, says the book project has captured true local history and afforded the community the opportunity to formally recognize and thank its veterans during the town’s annual Veterans Day ceremonies.

Cold War veterans who served between 1948 and 1989 will be the focus of the next book. Burke says many service people are considered Cold War veterans, whether they served during Korea or Vietnam, with all contributing to the nation’s success during the era.

Anyone who is a Cold War veteran or knows of any living Andover Cold War veterans is encouraged to contact the Andover Veterans Office at 978-623-8218.


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