As the number of people affected and infected by the coronavirus continues to rise across the region, businesses in Andover are making tough choices.
As the nation and the world struggle against the coronavirus pandemic, closer to home people are striving to embrace the "new normal'' — learning to live apart while protecting themselves and others against the virus.
While all organized sporting events are postponed or cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic, a new sport has emerged: Combating cabin fever, an endeavor that comes in many forms.
As the number of coronavirus victims across the country grows, Andover businesses are facing a quandary: Remain fully operational or close up shop, cut hours, keep staff or lay off workers.
If you happened to catch Andover High School's triumphant return to High School Quiz Show last Saturday night on WGBH public television, you may have been confused.
The coronavirus continues to upend lives in Andover, causing shutdowns that impact residents of all ages, shuttering places of work and play, and postponing the annual town election.
The cornonavirus threat is keeping voters from deciding who will lead Andover in the immediate future, and whether the town will pay millions for improvements to schools and the water system.
A team of seven savvy students at Greater Lawrence Technical High School won a $10,000 scholarship from the children's book publishing company, Scholastic.
The kind of highway work that went on this week, forcing lanes to close to traffic, will continue into the summer, state transportation officials said.
They haven't shared a classroom with their students for weeks, but some Andover teachers found a way to get closer to the kids this week — without violating social distancing rules.
The staff at Andover Youth Services has turned to social media as away to stay connected with students during the school-closure phase of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Senior citizens and others are asked to be on the alert for people dressed in doctor's coats carrying what appear to be medical kits and going door-to-door offering free coronavirus tests.
Gov. Charlie Baker has issued what he called a "stay-at-home advisory" to take effect this week, but stopped short of enacting a full-blown order for residents to remain inside their homes for two weeks as the state works to stop the spread of coronavirus.
For the Finneran family of Andover, assembling their backyard hockey rink is a rite of passage heading into winter, as tried-and-true as holiday leftovers.
For decades, a group called the Andover Business Center Association has existed to welcome businesses to Andover. A name change came in 2013, but the group's mission remained the same — to promote and improve the quality of town businesses.
EDITOR'S NOTE: At press time for the Townsman, the election date was not set. Local leaders were awaiting a ruling from state officials or a court, after the Andover Select Board asked to postpone the election from its scheduled date of March 24. When the ruling is made, the election date wi…
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Andover - Ethel B. (Brindle) Cross of Andover died on March 21, 2020, in Andover. Born in Providence, R.I., in 1920, Ethel was the daughter of Ethel (Sewell) and Arthur Brindle. She spent her childhood and early adolescence in Maine and New Hampshire, and moved with her family as a teenager …
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