Andover Townsman, Andover, MA


General Questions

What is the Andover Townsman?
The Andover Townsman is a weekly newspaper published every Thursday. It covers local news and happenings in Andover, Mass. It was established in 1887.

Where are you located?
The Andover Townsman is located in downtown Andover at 33 Chestnut St.

What are your hours?
Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

What is your mailing address?
Andover Townsman
P.O. Box 1986
Andover, MA 01810

What is your phone/fax number?
Our phone number is (978) 475-7000.
The editorial fax number is (978) 470-2819.
The advertising fax number is (978) 475-5731.

How much does home delivery cost?
The Andover Townsman is delivered by mail every Thursday. A one-year in-town subscription costs $40; two-years in-town is $65; one-year out-of-town is $45; two-years out-of-town is $75. To subscribe, call the Townsman office at (978) 475-7000 and speak to our circulation department. You may be billed or pay by MasterCard or Visa.

I subscribe, but didn’t receive my paper this week.
Call the Townsman office and we will have the Post Office bring you another copy


Editorial Questions

I have a story idea, a complaint or a compliment. Who do I contact?
Contact Editor Neil Fater at (978) 475-7000 or by e-mailing him at

I need a photographer. Who do I contact?
Contact Editor Neil Fater at (978) 475-7000 or by e-mailing him at

How do I get my press release in the newspaper?
Mail, fax or e-mail your press release to the Townsman.

How do I write a press release?
Guidelines for writing a press release can be found here.

How do I get a photo that ran in the paper?
Call Linda Holland at (978) 946-2111.


Advertising Questions

I want to place an ad; what’s the difference between classified line and display advertising?
Classified line ads are small ads that consist of words only. They run in the back of the paper and are listed under different categories such as Articles For Sale and Services Offered. Display ads are box ads that range in size from 1 3/8” x 1” to 10 3/8” x 12 3/4”.

What’s your circulation?
The Andover Townsman reaches 8,750 households each week in and around Andover. It is available in stores, newsracks, and delivered by mail to paid subscribers. Town Crossings is delivered to demographically-targeted households by direct mail on the first and third Friday of each month in Andover, Boxford, North Andover, North Reading, Tewksbury and Wilmington. By advertising in both the Andover Townsman and Town Crossings your ad will reach 31,748 households each week.

What is the deadline for placing an ad?
The deadline for space reservations and copy for display advertising is Monday at 5 p.m. before publication. Camera-ready copy may be delivered to the Townsman office prior to noon on Tuesday. No cancellations will be honored after these deadlines.
Classified line ads are accepted until noon on Tuesday before publication. Cancellations must be made prior to Monday at 5 p.m., week of publication.

Can I send an ad via e-mail?
Classified line ads may be e-mailed to:
Include your name, address, telephone number. Do not attach your ad to your e-mail; please write it in the body area of the e-mail program. Also include what dates you would like your ad to run.
Display ads may be e-mailed to:
Ads must be done in QuarkXPress 3.32 and all graphics and fonts must be included. Please call your sales representative and tell them that the ad is being e-mailed. If you have questions, call 978-475-7000; or e-mail your inquiry to