North Andover Shop Local Weekend: Saturday November 24 and Sunday November 25 ONLY

The Town of North Andover is extending Small Business Saturday to include Sunday and will be offering gift cards to shoppers supporting our local retail and professional service businesses impacted by the Merrimack Valley Gas Explosion. Households making purchases at over 60 businesses located within the North Andover impacted area are eligible to receive a gift card up to $100 for purchases made at our impacted businesses this weekend.  
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Eligibility Requirements:

  • Purchases must be made on November 24 and/or 25 from this list of businesses.
  • A Gift Card Form with associated receipts must be submitted by December 14, 2018 to the Town Manager’s Office, North Andover Town Hall, 120 Main Street, or by email to giftcard@northandoverma.gov. The Gift Card Form can be obtained from one of the listed businesses or completed online at northandoverma.gov/shoplocal
  • Receipts must include the business name and date of transaction. Only one receipt per business is eligible per day, however purchases at multiple businesses will be honored. You must spend at least $25.00 per business. The amount of the gift card will be based on individual receipts and not the aggregate amount spent at multiple businesses.
  • Eligibility is per household. Only one Gift Card Form per address will be accepted; however, there is no limit to the number of business you can shop at.  For example, if you spend $200 at Store A and $200 at Store B, you will receive gift cards totaling $200 ($100 for each business you visited).  
  • Gift Cards will be mailed to the name and address provided on The Gift Card Form.
  • At their discretion, the Town of North Andover reserves the right to reject any gift card request and cancel promotion.

Congratulations to Corporal Stillwell on being presented with a Senate Citation today!

It’s always special to recognize a Veteran’s Service. It’s especially an honor to recognize the service of our World War II Veterans.  Corporal Stillwell, Enlisted in the U.S. Army on the 21st of June, 1943, served in the Rhineland, and Central European Campaigns. Corporal Stillwell was captured by German forces, in Germany in 1944. He spent the balance of the war as a Prisoner of War, returning home the 17th, of June 1945.  This Senate Citation was presented by Senate Minority Leader Bruce Tarr today.

#MVGasRecovery Merrimack Valley Gas Explosions: Share Your Story for the Nov 26 Congressional Hearing @SenMarkey

On September 13th, gas explosions ripped across Lawrence, Andover, and North Andover, setting dozens of homes ablaze, injuring more than 20, and killing one. Nearly two months later and with winter temperatures setting in, residents are still picking up the pieces. Thousands are still without gas, unable to heat their homes. The responsible companies, Columbia Gas and NiSource, have been slow to restore service and evasive in providing answers about what happened and how to prevent another disaster.
 
On November 26th, the United States Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation, led by Senator Edward J. Markey, will be holding a field hearing in Lawrence, Massachusetts to demand answers for the affected communities and hold those responsible to account, and he wants to hear from you.
 
Senator Markey wishes to share the stories of impacted residents at the field hearing. If you were affected by September 13th’s gas fires and explosions and want to have your story shared at the November 26th Senate hearing, please submit it in the form below. If you would additionally like to include any photos, please send them to markey_press@markey.senate.gov.
 
If you need any assistance, visit https://www.wearelawrence.org.   

U.S. Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation

Full Panel Hearing: “Pipeline Safety in the Merrimack Valley: Incident Prevention and Response”
November 26, 2018
9:00 AM

The installation of LED street lights has begun

In July, the Town was awarded a grant through the Massachusetts Department of Energy Resources Green Communities Program to convert all town owned street lights to LED. Installation has begun and to date 10% of the street lights have been converted to LED. The attached map shows which street lights have been completed thus far.