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Posted on February 12, 2013 at 9:30 PM

Updated Tuesday, Feb 12 at 9:30 PM

Associated Press Massachusetts Daybook for Wednesday, Feb. 13.

10 a.m. ANDOVER SCHOOL CONSTRUCTION — During a "topping-off ceremony" to mark the completion of the structure of a planned elementary school in Andover, the chairman of the Bancroft School Building Committee, Thomas R. Deso, Skanska USA executives including senior project manager Bill Endicott, Massachusetts School Building Authority Executive Director Jack McCarthy, Andover Public Schools Superintendent Marinel D. McGrath, Andover city officials including Town Manager Reginald "Buzz" Stapczynski, government officials, schoolchildren and teachers are expected to participate.

Location: Bancroft Elementary School, 15 Bancroft Road, Andover.

Contacts: Beth Miller, 917-438-4523.

Lauren Michaels, 617-933-5014.

Anna Rabin, 617-933-5282.

10:15 a.m. GOVERNOR'S SCHEDULE — The schedule for Gov. Deval L. Patrick follows.

10:15 a.m. BOSTON — Patrick discusses efforts to respond to the recent snowstorm while speaking to employees at the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority's Cabot Yard facility, 275 Dorchester Ave., in the South Boston neighborhood of Boston.

11 a.m. BOSTON — Patrick discusses the significance of government funding for transportation projects during the state Department of Transportation's "Transportation Day on the Hill" event. Grand Staircase, State House, 24 Beacon St., Boston.

Contacts: Heather Johnson, 617-725-4025 or 617-279-3451 (cell).

Bonnie McGilpin, 617-725-4025 or 617-721-8467 (cell).

Julie Hanscom, 617-725-4025 or 978-270-6646 (cell).

Jesse Mermell, 617-725-4000 or 617-515-0201 (cell).

Noon. LT GOVERNOR'S SCHEDULE — The schedule for Lt. Gov. Timothy P. Murray follows.

Noon. BOSTON — Murray serves as chairman of a meeting of the Governor's Council. Governor's Council Chambers, room 360, State House, 24 Beacon St., Boston.

12:30 p.m. BEDFORD — Murray participates in the ribbon-cutting ceremony for the Hanscom Air Force Base's "STARBASE" Program, a U.S. Department of Defense initiative to encourage education and employment preparation in science, technology, engineering and math, or so-called "STEM" subjects. Note: Please notify contact Sarah Olaciregui or Patty Welsh before attending by sending an email to sarah.olaciregui(at)hanscom.af.mil or patricia.welsh(at)hanscom.af.mil or calling 781-225-1685 or 781-225-1687; 12:30 p.m. check-in followed by 1:30 p.m. event. Building 1530, arrive at gate off Great Road (state Route 2A) by 12:30 p.m., Hanscom Air Force Base, Hanscom Drive off Great Road (state Route 2A), Bedford.

Contacts: Heather Johnson, 617-725-4025 or 617-279-3451 (cell).

Bonnie McGilpin, 617-725-4025 or 617-721-8467 (cell).

Julie Hanscom, 617-725-4025 or 978-270-6646 (cell).

Jesse Mermell, 617-725-4000 or 617-515-0201 (cell).

1 - 3 p.m. ENTREPRENEURIAL ASSISTANCE — The chairman and chief executive of family conglomerate The Kraft Group, Robert Kraft, serves as guest speaker and Akamai Technologies Inc. co-founder and CEO Tom Leighton presents a keynote address to about 150 to 200 people as MassChallenge Inc. officials promote the start of the organization's annual competition for entrepreneurs seeking assistance to build startup companies.

Location: MassChallenge Inc., 14th floor, One Marina Park Drive, Northern Avenue between Courthouse Way and Seaport Boulevard, Boston.

Contacts: Jodi-Tatiana Charles, 888-782-7820 ext. 707.

2 p.m. ATTORNEY GENERAL-FORECLOSURES-LOWELL — Lowell officials including Assistant City Manager Adam Baacke, City Manager Bernard F. Lynch and Mayor Patrick Murphy and state Attorney General Martha Coakley talk about housing foreclosures and the attorney general's "HomeCorps" foreclosure prevention program during a round-table discussion with representatives of community, consumer, housing and legal organizations.

Location: Mayor's Reception Room, second floor, Lowell City Hall, 375 Merrimack St., Lowell.

Contacts: Christopher Loh, 617-727-2543 or 617-727-2200.

2 - 5 p.m. MEDICAL MARIJUANA — Representatives of the state Department of Public Health discuss the legalization of marijuana for medical use in the state, during one in a series of "listening sessions" scheduled in cities around the state.

Note: Similar events are scheduled on Thursday, Feb. 14, in Boston, and on Wednesday, Feb. 27, in Holyoke.

Location: Saxe Room, Worcester Public Library, 3 Salem Square, Franklin and Salem streets, Worcester.

Contacts: Anne Roach, 617-624-6085 or 857-268-0944 (cell).

3 - 4 p.m. HKN--BRUINS-CHILDREN'S HOSPITAL — Boston Bruins professional hockey players Patrice Bergeron and Andrew Ference sign autographs for children and teenagers at Massachusetts General Hospital's MassGeneral Hospital for Children, as part of a visit purchased in an auction during the hospital's "Storybook Ball" fundraiser.

Location: Lobby, Wang Ambulatory Care Center, Massachusetts General Hospital's MassGeneral Hospital for Children, 15 Parkman St., Boston.

Contacts: Kory Zhao, 617-726-0274 or 516-639-0753 (cell).

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