Five People Who Made News This Week
Here are five people who made headlines on Andover Patch this week. Find out why below.
People make news everywhere but only some are lucky enough to make it in Andover. Here are five people who did it this week.
State Rep. Paul Adams, R-Andover: One of Andover’s newly-elected legislators in the Massachusetts House of Representatives started his career as a politician, receiving hiscommittee assignments this past week. Adams has been assigned to the Joint Committee on Revenue, the Joint Committee on Telecommunications, Utilities and Energy, and the Joint Committee on Public Health.
Interim Principal Thomas Sharkey: The temporary principal at Andover High School made a proposal to school committee members this week to revise the tardiness policy. The revisions, which the committee approved, keep students from missing class but now make detentions a possible punishment for being behind the clock.
Painter John La Farge: Even though he is no longer alive, American painter John La Farge made news in Andover this week when collections of his work were displayed for the first time at the Addison Gallery of American Art. His exhibit will stay up until March, when the gallery will be closing once again to implement the last phase of a large renovation plan. La Farge died in 1910.
Town Clerk Lawrence Murphy: While Andover residents grappled with the benefit of a new school versus an increase in taxes, some town officials had to simply make sure the decision could be made. Town Clerk Lawrence Murphy and his crew of elections workers put in a first class effort in planning this week’s Special Town Election. The election contained only one ballot question, which was to make the final decision on whether to build a new Bancroft School, but take on a $26 million expense. The voters said “yes.”
Salon Invi Owner Christopher Kishfy: A new salon celebrated a grand opening last week and the town welcomed a modern evolution of hair styling. Salon Invi owner Christopher Kishfy brought this stylish business to Andover and hopes to offer area residents an ultra-modern service with ultra-modern perks, like the iPad.