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A veteran employee of the Internal Revenue Service Service Center in Andover is accused of filing more than 500 false tax returns for herself and other people.

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A traveling exhibit of works by photographer Gordon Parks, who lived from 1912 to 2006, casts a look back to a time 70 years ago when the lives of black Americans were “invisible.”

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The Andover Choral Society is turning 90, but shows no signs of slowing down.

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Picture this: A neat little array of 20th-century film cameras sporting functions considered innovative for their day.

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The Essex National Heritage Commission, a non-profit that manages and provides programs preserving Essex County’s historic, natural and cultural places, met recently and welcomed business and community leaders from around Essex County.

35 Avery Lane: Sean M. and Denise M. Molloy to Thomas P. Karimpanal, $740,000

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Andover's new $1.2-million fire truck is back in town and it fits under the Horn Bridge.

Tracy Crowley, the principal at the center of a controversy over claims of a "hostile work environment" at South School, will be taking an extended medical leave, according to a message from the superintendent to parents.

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Andover school bus driver Rick Frederickson pulled up to his stops last Wednesday wearing his trademark smile and saying hello to parents as their kids piled into his bus.

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The Townsman's top photos of 2019 showed the exhilaration of winning and the agony of defeat.

14 Avery Lane: Courtney J Kwon RET and Robert O. Kwon to Sharon and Jeffrey Quinlan, $952,000

Andover schools have received passing grades from the state in the areas of special education, civil rights and English language learning.

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ANDOVER — Superintendent Sheldon Berman is confident that serious concerns at South Elementary School will be resolved — possibly by the end of January, he said.

The composting area and dog park at Bald Hill in the western part of Andover are both very popular and widely used by local residents – but they face a legal challenge.

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The Service Club of Andover's annual annual Evening of Appreciation featured recognition and gifts to organizations that help a variety of people in the community.

139 Andover St.: 139 Andover Street RT and Douglas M. Bell to Amy Elizabeth Ferraro RET and Amy E. Whitsett, $775,000

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Three years ago on Christmas morning, Kelly James was at home in Nashua, New Hampshire, getting ready to celebrate the holiday when the phone rang.

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The novel “Little Women” by Louisa May Alcott is an American classic, and it was immediately popular with readers when it was first published in 1868.

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John Finbury sat at and played the piano, his fingers coaxing jazz harmonies from the 1903 Steinway in his Andover living room.

The Merrimack River provides drinking water for Andover residents, yet its condition is “deplorable,” according to Lindsay Strozza-Concemi, who has lived in the town for seven years.

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This Week's Circulars

Obituaries

Andover, MA - Robert B. Shapiro, of Andover, formerly of Chestnut Hill, passed away on Wednesday, January 15, 2020. For 56 years, he was the beloved husband of Ruth (Neistadt) Shapiro. Loving father of Mark Shapiro and his wife Janet and daughter Sienna, and Gregg Shapiro and his wife Lauren…

North Andover, MA - Paula Joan Eldridge, in North Andover, formerly of Andover, and Siasconset, on January 8, 2020, at 91 years old. Beloved mother of Victoria Aloiau and Scott Pascucci, and grandmother of Dillon Pascucci and Aiden Pascucci. Predeceased by Vincent Pascucci and Patricia Eldri…

Naples, ME - Robert "Bob" Van Der Zee, 92, of Naples, Maine passed Sunday, Dec. 1, 2019 after a brief illness. Robert was born in Quincy, Massachusetts and raised in Hingham. He was a varsity basketball player known as Chick by his teammates. Bob served his country during World War II. Upon …