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Research shows that homelessness traumatizes children as it negatively impacts a child's brain development.


Sunny skies and warm temperatures attracted a crowd to Pomps Pond last weekend.


Justice Louis Scolnik of Andover, was presented with the ACLU of Maine’s annual award at an event at the University of Southern Maine in Portland, Maine,on June 6.


More than 80 girls in grades 3 through 5 from Greater Lawrence area schools participated in the "Introduce a Girl to Engineering" event Monday morning.

The cost of school lunch is expected to increase next year, as the School Committee will vote at its next meeting on whether to approve a proposal from Gail Koutroubas, director of food and nutrition services, for higher prices.


A wall on the second floor of Andover High School is now occupied by a colorful display representing Andover's global connectedness.

Memorial Hall Library is “spacetacular” with summer reading for children, teens, and adults. Visit the library for exciting events, chances to win prizes, and to find great books. Visit https://mhl.org/summer-reading-program-2019 for complete details. Be sure to come to our Summer Reading La…

Following a lengthy discussion, the School Committee voted 4 to 1 to approve the adoption of a new elementary social studies curriculum framework.

ANDOVER — Nearly nine months after the Merrimack Valley was rocked by gas explosions caused by over-pressurized gas lines, killing one 18-year-old man from Lawrence and displacing thousands of others, Mark Kempic, newly appointed president of Columbia Gas of Massachusetts, said he is "confid…

Tuesday, June 4

An Andover High School graduate who now writes songs, plays acoustic and electric guitars, harp, keys and sings with his band, has done a complete re-recording of his first album and is convinced the new album is so much better because 11 years of music maturity has transpired.

BOSTON — A day after Waltham-based Raytheon and the aerospace company United Technologies Corporation announced plans for a blockbuster merger, Gov. Charlie Baker said he does not yet know where in Massachusetts the new company will be located.

LAWRENCE — Ryan Driscoll, the young Tewksbury man who died after suffering serious injuries in a motor vehicle accident on Interstate 93 late Saturday afternoon, had just completed his junior year at Central Catholic High School.

ANDOVER — A 16-year-old boy from Tewksbury has died following a one-car crash on Route 93 Saturday night, according to Massachusetts State Police.

LAWRENCE — New England native Jeffrey Hassel is returning home after leading mission and ministry teams worldwide to take on the role of executive director at Lazarus House Ministries.

Andover held Memorial Day ceremonies at the West Parish, Saint Augustine’s and Spring Grove cemeteries. The parade, hosted by the town and Veterans Services office, began at 10 a.m. at the intersection of Elm and Florence Streets and traveled to The Park.

On the 75th anniversary of the historic Allied invasion that set the stage for vanquishing Nazi Germany in World War II, America’s remaining D-Day veterans are a small army indeed.

It's another day at Andover's Punchard Center and it's a busy scene as usual. Seniors hustle to a lecture or an exercise class, browse the book collection or simply grab lunch with a friend in the cafeteria.


Amid a sea of students in their early 20s wearing caps and gowns at the UMass-Lowell graduation recently, at least one person stood out as not quite fitting the traditional, youthful demographic.


When you walk into the Theory Wine Bar and Listening Room on Main Street, you can almost feel your blood pressure go down, your worries melt away, your mood perk up.

Yet another demolition permit request has been filed for a downtown project. But unlike the recent demolitions of two well-known downtown buildings - the former Andover Bookstore and Learning Express buildings - this latest request has a unique twist.

BOSTON — Salisbury is a popular seaside town known for sandy beaches and panoramic views of the Atlantic Ocean that draw tourists from far and wide.


LOWELL — A sea of blue filled the Tsongas Arena Monday night for what would likely be the last time the members of Andover High School's Class of 2019 would all be in the same place.

As the Stanley Cup playoffs skate on, cheering especially loudly every time the Bruins score a goal is the staff at a Boston veterans home. That's because Beantown Blankets, founded by a Merrimack Valley man, donates 100 blankets to the New England Center and Home For Veterans on Court Stree…

Andover Public Schools was awarded a $100,000 grant through the Cummings Foundation "100K for 100" program.

Freedom North Shore, a small group of committed North Shore citizens working to ensure the health and well-being of women, children and families in Massachusetts, recently presented Rep. Tram Nguyen with their Women’s Empowerment Award in recognition of her unwavering support of women’s rights.

In our last article, we talked about how the increase in life expectancy presents a significant financial challenge for most retirees. In simple terms, the longer we expect to live, the more money it will cost to fund our retirement. The evidence suggests that most Americans are not are prep…

Three public information sessions on the upcoming Special Town Meeting will be held to provide an overview of Town Manager Andrew Flanagan's recommendation of how the town should spend its portion of the $80 million settlement with Columbia Gas.

Tuesday, May 28

BOSTON -- Beacon Hill leaders are looking to get a piece of the action following last year's U.S. Supreme Court ruling that legalized wagers on professional sports.

A West Middle School student sent a text message to another student during the day Monday threatening to "shoot up" the school, according to Andover police Lt. Edward Guy.

This Week's Circulars


Kingston, MA - Richard Guild Hinman, 71 died In Kingston on Wednesday, May 22. He was the son of Robert W. Hinman and Jane Guild, of Andover. He was born September 1, 1947 in Melrose, Mass. He was a graduate of Phillips Academy, Andover and Colby College, Waterville, Maine. He was involved i…