Press Release for 2021 Nomination Papers – North Andover Annual Town Election

The Town Clerk’s Office is pleased to announce nomination papers for the 2021 Annual Town Election are now available in the Town Clerk’s office.  Open seats will be: Board of Selectmen, two seats for a three year term; Housing Authority, one seat for a five year term, one seat for a three year term for Town Moderator; and two seats for a three year term for the School Committee.  

The last date to obtain nomination papers for the Town Election is set for Tuesday February 9th, 5:00 PM.  Papers must be returned to the Town Clerk’s office no later than 5:00 pm on Tuesday, February 16th.  In order to get your name on the ballot, nomination papers must be certified with at least 50 signatures of North Andover registered voters.  It is suggested you obtain at least 60 signatures in case a few are not able to be certified by the Town Clerk’s office.

Due to COVID-19, the Town Hall remains closed to the public.  If you wish to take out nomination papers, please email Trudy Reid, Town Clerk at treid@northandoverma.gov requesting such papers, including the position you are interested in.  Once the papers are ready for pickup, the Town Clerk’s office will notify you.

The Annual Election will take place on Tuesday, March 30th, 2021 at the North Andover High School.   If you are new to town, or you have never registered to vote before, the last date to register for the annual election is March 10, 2021.  To register online, go to www.registertovotema.com.

If you are interested in running for office for 2021 and have questions regarding the nomination / election process, please call the Town Clerk’s office at 978-688-9501.



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December Donation Request for our Senior Community from @NA_SeniorCtr

With the colder weather here, we continue to need help restocking the shelves at the North Andover Senior Center.  

Donations Requests

Individual applesauce and fruit cups

Small cans of vegetables

Mac and Cheese

Small juice cans

1 lb. box of sugar

Teabags (regular and decaf)

Coffee

Hearty soups

Beef stew

Small loaves of bread

Blocks of cheese 

Cookies

Chocolate

Crackers

Tissues – small containers 

Toilet Paper

Paper Towels

Anything you can do to help would be greatly appreciated!

Questions?
Please contact Irene or Cahla at 978-688-9560
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Shape the Future of Downtown! – Register on Zoom and View the Conceptual Plans for Downtown Improvement Master Plan Public Meeting #2

As a follow up to the first Downtown Improvement Master Plan meeting in January 2020, we have planned a virtual meeting for Wednesday, December 2nd at 6:30pm.  At this meeting, we will:

1. Present findings from the first meeting;
2. Present conceptual plans for downtown improvements; and
3. Seek additional public input.  

To join this meeting, you will need to register on Zoom beforehand at: https://tinyurl.com/DowntownNA

Registrants will receive a confirmation email with a link to join the meeting. You are not required to have a Zoom account. When joining the meeting, if prompted to sign in, below the “Sign In” button will be an option to “Join as attendee.” On the following screen, if you do not have Zoom software downloaded, below “Launch Meeting” select “Join from Browser.”

Those attending are encouraged to review the presentation and conceptual plans for the upcoming meeting at the following link: https://tinyurl.com/DowntownMeeting2

Thank you and we look forward to your participation.

If you have any questions, please reach out to Dan Beckley at dbeckley@northandoverma.gov.

2020 North Andover Holiday Lights Map

Click here to view the 2020 North Andover Holiday Lights Map!

Is your home or business in the holiday spirit?  It's not too late to have it added to the map – fill out the form here!   The map will be updated daily to include new submissions.  North Andover residents and businesses will have until December 20, 2020 to register their street address.  

An image of your festive home/business can also be added to the map.  Please complete the form first, then email your address and photo to sbrush@northandoverma.gov.  

Please note, this map is to be used for “drive-by” viewing only. Please be considerate of the participants, neighbors, and other vehicles on the road. We wish everyone a safe and healthy holiday season!

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Help the @NoAndoverPolice Department Cram-A-Cruiser in support of the Food Bank at @NA_SeniorCtr!

North Andover Police Department
FOOD DRIVE

Help the North Andover Police Department Cram their Cruisers with non-perishable food and personal care item donations to benefit the North Andover Food Bank at the Senior Center.  The Food Drive will be held on Saturdays (9am-Noon) at the North Andover Middle School beginning November 28, 2020 through December 19, 2020.  

COVID-19 safety protocols will be in place and masks must be worn at all times.

Donations can also be dropped off 24/7 at the North Andover Police Department, 1475 Osgood Street.

The following items are needed:
Sides: Instant potatoes, Boxes of Rice, etc.
Breakfast: Cereal, Instant oatmeal
Canned Goods: Vegetables, Tuna, Soups, Peanut Butter, etc.
Condiments: Ketchup, Mustard, Mayonnaise
Household: Soap, Paper towels, Tissues, Laundry Pods, etc.
Personal Care: Depends, Poise Pads, Diapers, Wipes, etc.
Snacks: Crackers, Breakfast Bars, Snack size packs cookies, pretzels
Drinks: Hot Chocolate mix, Tea bags, Assorted small juices
Pet Supplies: Science Dog Food, Canned Cat Food

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Town of North Andover COVID-19 Update, November 25, 2020

Town of North Andover Updates on COVID-19 response

CONNECT WITH US: Text COVIDNA to 67283

November 25, 2020 UPDATE

Total case count: 903

Active: 95

Recovered and out of isolation: 762 

COVID-19 Related Deaths: 46

Active Merrimack cases (included in case count): 22

Dear Neighbors,

The Town of North Andover would like to wish everyone a Happy and Healthy Thanksgiving.  Please do everything you can to protect your family, friends and loved ones. This virus is mostly spread through household contact and this is the perfect holiday setting for it to infect and spread through multiple family members in one day.  Please protect elderly, high risk and compromised family members.  Keep it small, keep it short and keep it safe.  The Health department would like to share the following tips to keep everyone safe this Thanksgiving:  https://drive.google.com/file/d/19V5EWdICfnL6hTbsSfZe6wlxlTQARH1R/view?usp=sharing 

Information regarding the new quarantine guidelines can be found here:  https://drive.google.com/file/d/1-PgK_cdpLQ510mctiyXJ-ECUgpWkUM26/view?usp=sharing

The Massachusetts Department of Public Health has issued the attached guidance regarding Thanksgiving. https://www.mass.gov/news/thanksgiving-during-covid-19

If you are planning to travel for Thanksgiving, you can find updated information regarding the Governor’s travel order here: https://www.mass.gov/info-details/covid-19-travel-order

New Hampshire and Maine are now on the restricted state list.  If you travel to these states you will need to quarantine when you return to Massachusetts.  If you return from travel and need a COVID-19 test, more information about the Stop the Spread sites is available here: https://www.mass.gov/info-details/stop-the-spread

All of Governor Baker’s emergency orders can be found here: https://www.mass.gov/info-details/covid-19-state-of-emergency

Technical Assistance for Small Businesses:  Through its partnership with the Lawrence Partnership, Essex County Community Foundation, the City of Lawrence, and the Town of Andover, the Town of North Andover is able to offer FREE opportunities for technical assistance (TA) to small businesses seeking help with how to operate during these challenging times.  There are a few TA service providers for businesses to select, some of which focus on specific types of businesses, like restaurants or salons/personal services businesses.  To learn more, visit: www.mvopenforbusiness.org

For more information on additional resources for small businesses and employers, Click Here.

As more and more businesses, restaurants and activities remain open, we continue to encourage the community to stay diligent in preventing the spread of COVID-19.  Many of the things that you can do to help prevent the spread of COVID-19 and other respiratory viruses such as the flu, include:

  • Wear a face covering or mask whenever in public. 

  • Physical or social distancing whenever in public and as much as possible.

  • Avoid large gatherings especially as it gets colder and more events are being held inside.

  • Wash your hands often with soap and warm water for at least 20 seconds.

  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth.

  • Clean things that are frequently touched (like doorknobs and countertops) with household cleaning spray or wipes.

  • Cover your mouth when you cough or sneeze. Use a tissue or your inner elbow, not your hands.

  • Stay home if you are sick and avoid close contact with others.

Please join us in stressing this to your family, friends and neighbors.  

If you go and get a COVID-19 test for any reason, especially if you are not feeling well then please isolate until you receive your test results.  It is also important to isolate yourself from your family members if possible.  The majority of the transmission we are seeing is from household contacts.  Please be aware and protect your family.  These steps are of the utmost importance and reduce the transmission of COVID-19. 

We understand that you may need to go to potentially crowded public places and stores so please follow our Tips to Shop Safely during COVID-19, found here

Town Hall and the Library are open by appointment.  

To make an appointment at the library contact: https://www.stevensmemlib.org/latest-reopening-news/

To make an appointment at Town Hall please contact the necessary office.

The COVID-19 hotline is still available at 978-208-6070.  Messages left on this line are sent directly to Town staff and will be answered during regular business hours.  

The best source of guidance and recommendations is the DPH website:

www.mass.gov/2019coronavirus.

Questions about the town’s response or about the illness, in general, can be sent to covid19@northandoverma.gov.

We will continue to monitor this situation and will distribute necessary information and guidance.  

Best,


Melissa Rodrigues, Esq.

Town Manager


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Thank you from @NA_SeniorCtr!

Your donations of canned food, soups, cereals, vegetables, and personal items for the older adults living in the housing and throughout our communities have been a blessing and encouragement to all of us here at the North Andover Senior Center. 

We continue to distribute food daily to families and older adults, we will continue as long as we have your support and the need is there.  Please, if you need support we are here for the community.  North Andover has continued to show how a community can rally around what matters most. 

Thank you, 
The Senior Center Staff
Irene O'Brien, Director
Deanna Lima (Community Support Coordinator)

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