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Amid the disruptions to schools caused by the coronavirus outbreak a renewed push is underway to put the brakes on MCAS testing.

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As the number of new coronavirus cases drops, the state is scaling back a program that tracks down people at risk of infection.

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Town Manager Andrew Flanagan announced that Andover has created a new division of local government focused on diversity and inclusion.

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The Andover Farmers Market opened for the season June 20, with more than a dozen vendors setting up shop in the South Church Parking lot.

Sydney Gregory, a recent graduate of Andover High School, was awarded a $1,000 college scholarship from the Merrimack Valley Credit Union. Gregory will attend Johns Hopkins University in the fall, where she plans to study chemistry.

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About 14,000 residents have been issued a code red call from the town asking people to “consider conserving water when possible.”

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A national mail-order pharmacy based in Andover has reached an $11 million settlement over a lawsuit brought by the state of Massachusetts, Attorney General Maura Healey said last week.

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The beauty of the stone arch that serves as the entryway of the West Parish Garden Cemetery on Reservation Road is currently obstructed by scaffolding.

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The memorial 5K road race in honor of Andover High School athletic standout Kristin “Krit” Kearins is no longer held in town, but her memory lives on with a scholarship awarded each year to a local graduate. This year, there are two recipients: Maddy Francis and Emily Ma.

Rally cries for racial equality are echoing across the country and penetrating local Town and City halls, where leaders are planning public forums on the topic and policy reform is largely underway.

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The Andover Public School system has officially hired two principals who will assume their new roles July 1.

BOSTON — Telehealth has been crucial to the state’s coronavirus response and now a push is underway on Beacon Hill to make it a permanent part of the health care system.

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With its president accepting full responsibility, Columbia Gas of Massachusetts was formally sentenced in federal court Tuesday for causing a series of natural gas fires and explosions that ripped through the Merrimack Valley on Sept. 13, 2018. 

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The Select Board approved it’s very first 1/12 budget for the month of July 2020.

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Educators rallied in the parking lot of Haverhill High School then continued to The Park  in Andover last Tuesday afternoon, making a cry to lawmakers to push forward with new school funding legislation and otherwise prevent budget cuts and layoffs that could result from the economic fallout…

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BOSTON — Students returning to school this fall will be required to wear masks or face coverings, and classroom sizes could be limited with desks spaced six feet apart, according to new state guidelines.

The town will host a forum to discuss diversity and inclusion in the wake of the death of George Floyd, who was killed by a police officer in Minneapolis over Memorial Day weekend.

A large crowd of students, staff and others turned out for the retirement party of fifth-grade teacher Nancy DiSalvo. She has been at High Plain Elementary School for seven years and the Andover school system for a total of 31 years.

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ANDOVER — Staff and students honored retiring fifth-grade teacher Nancy DiSalvo with a fitting sendoff in the parking lot of High Plain Elementary School on Friday afternoon.

State health officials are offering free COVID-19 testing to protestors who attended demonstrations over George Floyd's death in recent weeks.

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The School Committee and Superintendent Sheldon Berman are defending the decision to transfer three teachers from the South School, despite a letter from other teachers at the school and a petition from parents, both urging that the superintendent reverse his decision.

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A total of $26.1 million of the $143 million Merrimack Valley gas explosion class-action settlement was earmarked for payment of legal fees and administrative costs.

Connor Murray, 17, a junior at Andover High, recently starred in an independent film shot right here in Massachusetts.

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