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Holiday decorating with an Andona touch happens Dec. 21, as the local group hosts its fifth annual "Shine the Light" FUNdraiser.

It's likely that beginning next September, parents will be able to enroll their children in full-day kindergarten at no extra cost.


The unexpected death of Dr. Jeffrey Leonard, a prominent orthodontist and strong supporter of the town’s youth hockey program, has jolted the community.

100 years ago — Nov. 28, 1919


Andover's annual Santa Parade brought plenty of pageantry to the heart of the community — music, singing, dancing and eye-caching costumes.

Andona’s mission is to support the young people of Andover. Money raised goes directly to school programs, school clubs, library and children’s programs.

Liquor store owners are turning to the high court in Massachusetts to derail a possible ballot question reshaping the state's liquor license landscape and allowing Cumberland Farms and other food stores to sell beer and wine, a practice that's common in other states.

Breakfast is fuel for learning, according to nutrition advocates who say that Massachusetts should be doing a better job of delivering the first meal of the day to school children, particularly those from low-income families, who may otherwise skip it.

Members and staff of the Andover/North Andover YMCA logged thousands of miles on Expresso bikes during October, beating other YMCAs from around the country to become the Y Madness Expresso Bike Champions.

The treasured collection of 50,000 items at Andover's Center for History & Culture easily has at least one item representing every letter of the alphabet.

There were marching bands and dance troupes — big groups of entertainers who took the crowds by storm.


While plows scraped Andover's roads and residents shoveled their walkways and driveways, some local people had fun with the first snow of the season.


Sure, it's yet another new hair salon located at a just-renovated downtown building, but this one is different. It's a new trend among hair salons.

Andover has a new person in charge of making the town "greener" – less dependent on fossil fuels, according to Town Manager Andrew Flanagan.


The Eagle-Tribune and North of Boston Media Group are pleased to announce our fourth annual Vermont Teddy Bear giveaway.


Jay Leno's return to Andover last weekend was a treat for him and everyone who saw him in Andover.

The following passages were taken from past editions of the Townsman:

If your holiday preparation includes taking time out for a Christmas celebration focusing on the birth of Jesus and readings from the Bible, Andover's Christ Church has an event for you.

25 Alden Road: Mark S. and Patricia M. Pelletier to Pantheon Andover RT and Thomas Anzuoni, $1,202,500

The following items were taken from logs on file at the Andover Police Department:

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ANDOVER — For most people, riding a bus to school is a simple rite of passage.


For Andrew Harris, God's work began in Andover.

The town's firefighters want a new chief — but current Chief Michael Mansfield said he wants to work with the ranks to address their complaints of a hostile work environment, a lack of respect and other issues.

The debate of whether to change school starting times is escalating, with the School Committee digging deeper into the issue this week.

The Andover Senior Center, which is about to undergo substantial renovations, will soon be temporarily relocated to the Ballard Vale United Church at 23 Clark Road.


Andover Youth Services turns 25 this year and favorite native son Jay Leno is expected to attend the party.


From traditional 500-year-old hymns to ‘60s contemporary Christian music to a song by Lady Gaga, West Parish Church in Andover is known for the variety and excellence of its music.

237-R Andover St.: Frank Zavrl to Mark A. and Rebecca S. Connolly, $2,150,000

The following items were taken from police logs at the Andover Police Department:


Andover Country Club was the setting for an event where the community provided support to an organization that helps people in need.

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