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One of the most powerful politicians in the state dropped by the Lanam Club in Andover earlier this month as keynote speaker for the Merrimack Valley Chamber of Commerce's annual state representatives luncheon.

When the Friends of Harold Parker volunteers arrived around 6 a.m. Sunday June 9 to set up for the third annual trail race, the sun was warming the pond and a mist was rising off the water.

With just one vote in opposition, Town Manager Andrew Flanagan's recommended plan on how to spend the $20.8 million from the settlement with Columbia Gas overwhelmingly passed at last week's Special Town Meeting.

The woman considered a driving force behind getting the town's $4.5 million Senior Center renovation project off the ground is leaving her job as the project is about to start.

The 2019 recipients of the Colleen E. Ritzer Memorial Scholarships, awarded to graduating high school seniors who plan to pursue a degree in education at a four-year accredited college, have been announced.

BOSTON — Congressional lawmakers are pressing for more timely public notice of sewage discharges into rivers, lakes and other bodies of water in Massachusetts and elsewhere.

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…

A new downtown event featuring music and outdoor activities will kick off Friday, as Noon Tunes makes its debut.

The items listed below were taken from reports on file at the Andover Police Department.

ANDOVER — A 24-year-old man from Kingston, New Hampshire, died early Monday morning after his motorcycle hit a utility pole, police said.

ANDOVER — Lawrence's lead man in that city's Public Works Department will take a job in Andover next month.

The following Andover people were recognized for a variety of achievements:

BOSTON — Supporters of a program that doles out tens of millions of dollars worth of tax credits to Hollywood movie studios each year packed the Statehouse recently calling on lawmakers to make the subsidy permanent.

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Community Support Services re-opened the doors to their drop-in center Saturday.

A local developer's plan to move a historic house on Judson Road so he can build a house on the site was put on hold for a year at a Preservation Commission meeting last week.
  
 The Preservation Commission voted 5-0 to impose a 12 month demolition delay on razing the historically significa…

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Although the School Committee rejected Fusion Academy's request to open as an alternative school in town, the education facility opened up anyway, but as a "learning center" rather than a school earlier this month.

On his passing in 1918, the Reverend Charles C. Carpenter was remembered as a dedicated missionary, local historian and tireless researcher. “C. C. C.”, as he was widely known, was fascinated by the world around him. When he was 10-years-old he began a diary charting his daily events, discov…

Hiking on town trails this summer will offer hikers a unique glimpse of art work that connects nature to the AVIS trails in town. "Art Along the Trails" is an outdoor art exhibition and pieces have just been installed.

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…

The Andona Society has awarded five graduating seniors at Andover High School with a $2,000 scholarship each.

Taxes take a big bite out of investment earnings. An important goal of successful investing, therefore, is maximizing after-tax returns. This involves both assembling the correct mix of assets and placing them in the right types of accounts. Since different investments and different types of…

BOSTON — Jeff Ferrante has been boating on the Merrimack River for years and knows there's been a sewage spill when he sees patches of foam and the water turns brown and murky.

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

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

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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.

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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.

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Derry, New Hampshire - Mr. Joseph J. Messina "Joey," a resident of Derry, New Hampshire, and beloved husband of Karen (Hmielowski) Messina, passed away at the Parkland Medical Center in Derry on Thursday morning, June 20, 2019. He was 71 years old. Born in Lawrence, Massachusetts, on Novembe…