Another local event has fallen victim to the coronavirus.

Out of an abundance of caution, the Andover Village Improvement Society has postponed its annual dinner scheduled for April 14. 

"We made the decision early on because we saw the writing on the wall, so to speak," said John Hess, the society's president. "It looks like the right one now that we know what the governor has decided."

On Sunday, Gov. Charlie Baker banned all public gatherings of 25 or more people, down significantly from the initial number of 250.

"I realize these measures are unprecedented," Baker said, "but we're asking our residents to take a deep breath and understand the rationale behind this guidance."

No makeup date for the dinner has been announced.



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