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  • North Andover (MA) High Punishes (sober) Teen For Giving Drunken Pal Ride Home From Party

    10/14/2013 12:12:38 PM PDT · by matt04 · 119 replies
    It’s tough for Eleanor Cox to talk about how heartbroken her daughter Erin is over the punishment she received for doing what she thought was right. “She’s very fragile and I’m worried about her. Very worried about her. She didn’t do anything wrong,” Cox told WBZ-TV on Sunday. Two weeks ago, Erin received a call from a friend at a party who was too drunk to drive. Erin drove to Boxford after work to pick up her friend. Moments after she arrived, the cops arrived too and busted several kids for underage possession of alcohol. A North Andover High School...
  • North Andover finds its Christmas spirit, puts sign back up

    12/03/2009 8:31:35 AM PST · by raccoonradio · 2 replies · 488+ views
    Lawrence (MA) Eagle-Tribune ^ | 12/3/09 | Crystal Bozek
    NORTH ANDOVER (MA)— Town leaders learned the hard way this week: Don't mess with Christmas. Five days after the town ordered firefighters to take down their decades-old Merry Christmas sign from the fire station, they got the OK to hang it back up yesterday afternoon. "It seems like a happy ending," North Andover fire Chief William Martineau said, smiling as people drove by slowly, beeping and yelling out Merry Christmas. "It put a little joy back in the holidays." The controversy had people across the country talking about North Andover. Town Hall was flooded with angry phone calls this week....
  • Bah! Humbug!: Town outlaws Merry Christmas sign

    12/01/2009 10:57:14 PM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 17 replies · 732+ views
    Lawrence Eagle Tribune ^ | December 2, 2009 | Crystal Bozek
    NORTH ANDOVER — First it was the menorah on the town common. Now it's the Merry Christmas sign on the fire station. The town has put an end to a longtime holiday tradition ordering firefighters to take down their homemade Merry Christmas sign from outside the fire station after people complained. The sign had been up for a week before it was taken down Friday. Fire Chief William Martineau said the sign was made by firefighters some 50 years ago and was never an issue before. "I think Christmas is officially a religious holiday. But to all of us, it...