Andover Townsman, Andover, MA


April 24, 2014

Town Briefs


Diamond jubilee for Foster’s Pond Corp.

The Foster’s Pond Corporation will commemorate its diamond jubilee with a presentation titled “Rescuing the Pond: Marsh Madness or Mission Possible?” on Tuesday, April 29, from 7 to 9 p.m. at Memorial Hall Library, 2 North Main St.

Aquatic biologist Marc Bellaud, who has monitored the health of Foster’s Pond since 2004, will be the featured speaker. Bellaud is president of Aquatic Control Technology and has assisted the Foster’s Pond group in combating invasive weeds and toxic algae for several years.

Founded in 1939 at the urging of Francis Foster, one of Andrew Foster’s heirs, the corporation is dedicated to protecting the 120-acre pond, maintaining its 150-year-old dam and promoting public access.

Next week’s commemoration will focus on what needs to be done today to preserve the pond for future generations. Admission is free and the public is invited. For more, visit

Sen. Finegold office hours on Friday

Sen. Barry Finegold, D-Andover, and his staff will hold their monthly open office hours on Friday, April 25, 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.


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