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Police Officer Steven Gerrior typically starts off an anti-bullying program in local elementary schools with lots of talk about being kind to others and being sure to accept people's differences.

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Everywhere they turned, visitors to the Andover Center for History and Culture's annual gala saw reminders of the town's past.

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Main Street officially turns into Scarecrow Street this weekend, as a record number of scarecrows takes up residence there.

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

Gov. Charlie Baker wants to borrow $18 billion over the next five years to help fix crumbling roads and bridges, while reducing vehicle emissions and traffic.

Massachusetts lawmakers want to carve out a larger share of revenue for cities and towns from ride-hailing services like Uber and Lyft to help relieve congestion and reduce vehicle emissions.

21 Algonquin Ave.: Eric M. Graff and Kelly R. Champagne to Adam T. and Allyson M. Cooper, $870,000

The Andover Center for History and Culture held its fourth annual Be Giving Gala recently at the Andover Country Club.

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It was a morning filled with paddling, hiking and biking for the 26 people who participated in the second annual Andover Scramble — an outdoor triathlon-style event hosted by the Andover Trails Committee.

Calling all ghost and goblins: It's almost time to hit the streets for trick-or-treating.

The state Department of Public Utilities came out swinging last week, hammering the Columbia Gas for breaking federal law in one letter and then threatening to fine the company $1 million for every violation listed in another letter – both of which were issued as a result of the recent Level…

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16 Balmoral St., Unit 211: Ross A. and Joanne Stinson to Nicole K. Ouellette, $295,000

Go to an Andover High football game and you'll see most of the action on the field — but don't neglect what is going on elsewhere.

Massachusetts residents are increasingly arming themselves with electronic weapons following a court ruling last year that legalized the non-lethal devices.

Standing outside the Statehouse one morning recently, Easthampton Mayor Nicolle LaChapelle said she drove 90 miles to be there and that many of her constituents travel greater distances to seek reproductive health care.

ANDOVER — Police said they searched unsuccessfully for a man who fled a traffic stop and a car accident on the northbound ramp to Interstate 93 from River Road on Wednesday of last week.

Some new faces joined members of the Andover High School marching band at the football game Saturday.

The following information was taken from reports on file at the Andover Police Department:

A voter-approved law requiring larger enclosures for egg-laying chickens could lead to shortages and higher prices when the new rules take effect in two years, a concern that has prompted Massachusetts lawmakers to revisit the standards.

Long before chain stores, boutique hair salons and upscale restaurants came to town, residents experienced a far different Andover.

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In the sea of hundreds of people that filled The Park, Jeffrey Hassel, executive director of Lazarus House Ministries, pointed out a group of girls dancing and singing along to the music that filled the air.

A proposal for a sprawling warehouse on the Andover-Tewksbury line has planning officials and police concerned about increased traffic in the area.

Representatives of NiSource, the parent company of Columbia Gas, said their understanding of what happened during the Merrimack Valley gas disaster "aligns" with what federal regulators said last week in the nation's capital.

The site of a new, state-of-the art animal hospital is the same place Lawrence Mayor Daniel Rivera went to see the movie “Star Wars” when he was a boy.

This town does not forget its sons and daughters who are hurt in the military — or those who make the ultimate sacrifice.

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Andover - Mrs. Carmelina M. (Patane) Milne a longtime resident of Andover and beloved wife of the late George J. Milne, passed away at her home on Monday afternoon, September 30, 2019. She was 94 years old. Born in Lawrence, on April 12, 1925, she was the beloved daughter of the late Joseph …