Andover Townsman, Andover, MA


January 31, 2013

Town Talk: Miss Boston candidate and more worth knowing

Town Meeting rescheduled due to... Kerry nomination?

Selectmen asked Town Clerk Larry Murphy to reschedule this year’s Annual Town Meeting after the town learned a special statewide primary election would be held on one of the previously scheduled nights.

With the nomination of Sen. John Kerry as Secretary of State, Massachusetts must hold a special election to elect his successor, according to Murphy.

It’s expected a special primary election would be held on April 30, the previously scheduled second night of Annual Town Meeting. Elections are usually held in the Andover High School’s field house, as are the first two nights of Annual Town Meeting in most cases.

The general election to fill the U.S. Senate seat will likely be held on June 25, Murphy said.

The board said it supported moving Town Meeting to May 6, 7 and 8, a week later.

Because of change, residents hoping to vote at Annual Town Meeting must be registered by Tuesday, April 16, Murphy said.

- Dustin Luca


Andover college student in running for Miss Boston

Andover resident Cara Lemire has been selected to be a contestant in the Miss Boston and Miss Cambridge Pageant on Feb. 10 at the Park Plaza Hotel in Boston. She will be one of 16 young women competing for more than $8,000 in scholarships and prizes. The competition is an official preliminary to the Miss Massachusetts and Miss America pageants.

Contestants will take part in five phases of competition: talent, interview, physical fitness, evening gown and on-stage interview. Each contestant will also discuss her chosen platform, a social or community issue of concern to herself and society at large. Lemire’s platform issue will be as an “Advocate for Art Therapy,” according to a release about the pageant.

Lemire is described as “a zealous yogi, which had allowed her to continue her gymnast skills.” She will perform an acrobatic dance as part of the pageant.

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