Andover Townsman, Andover, MA

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March 14, 2013

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Town election set for March 26

Andover’s annual town election will be held on Tuesday, March 26, with all precincts voting at the Andover High School Richard Collins Field House on Shawsheen Road. Polls will be open from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. The entrance to the polling place is on the left side of the field house, the far left side of Andover High.

Parking will be available for voters in the parking lot next to the field house when school is in session and all parking lots after school closes.

There is one contested race, for Board of Selectmen. Three people are running for two seats on that board. They are Larry Bruce, 254 Chandler Road; Paul J. Salafia, 283 South Main St, a candidate for re-election; and Alex J. Vispoli, 7 Alison Way, a candidate for re-election.

Also on the ballot:

MODERATOR, one-year position, Sheila M. Doherty, 9 Juniper Road, a candidate for re-election;

SCHOOL COMMITTEE, two seats, each for three years, Paula M. Colby-Clements, 119 Chestnut St., candidate for re-election; and Barbara A. L’Italien, 5 Harper Circle;

ANDOVER HOUSING AUTHORITY, a five-year position, Janice Burkholder, 22 Arundel St., candidate for re-election; and

TRUSTEES OF THE PUNCHARD FREE SCHOOL, a three-year seat, Randall L. Hanson, 15 Pasho St.

People with questions can contact the town clerk’s office at 978-623-8255.

Resident named chairman of Nature Conservancy trustees

The Nature Conservancy has announced that Andover resident Thomas O. Jones is its new Board of Trustees chairman.

After joining the Nature Conservancy Board of Trustees in 2010, Jones has taken on the role of board chairman, replacing environmental attorney Jeff Porter, who served as chairman for four years.

Jones is president of eLanes, a food services company, and has spent over 12 years at Harvard Business School and Sloan School teaching service management and marketing. Since 2002, he has served on the board of the Walden Woods Project, a nonprofit committed to preserving the landscapes described in Henry David Thoreau’s “Walden.” He has served on the boards of the Greater Boston Food Bank and the Massachusetts High Tech Council.

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