ANDOVER — Singers of all parts are invited to join the Andover Choral Society’s rehearsals for its winter concert, “Emerge Together.” Upcoming rehearsals are from 7:20 p.m. to 9:30 p.m., Mondays, Sept. 20 and 27, at Christ Church, 33 Central St.

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ANDOVER — Twenty years ago, Christopher Morrison's parents still had hope that their only son somehow escaped the 107th floor of the World Trade Center's north towner after terrorists attacked.

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The Select Board on Monday announced both an investigation into Andover Youth Services and plans to hire an interim director for the department by early October.

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The city of Lawrence unveiled a symbol of its vaccination campaign in the form of a blue-and-yellow heart last week, thanks to the work done by a group of local teens.

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A foundation created to raise money for the Cormier Youth Center has since become a fund that pays wages to teenagers and town employees, including some payments that may violate ethics laws, according to a former state inspector general. 

More than two dozen people spoke for about an hour and a half in defense of former Andover Youth Services Director Bill Fahey at Monday night's Select Board meeting.

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It was a packed room as the Select Board met at Town Hall for the first time in more than 15 months since the start of the pandemic.

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Andover firefighters and others across town are mourning the loss of James "Jimmy" Cuticchia, 63, who died on July 4.

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Though the decision was somewhat last minute, Andover's Fourth of July Pancake Breakfast and Horribles Parade will return this year after being canceled in 2020 amid COVID-19 shutdowns. 

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 Some, but not all school district employees, will have more money coming to them this summer after the School Committee approved multiple agreements that allow staff members to receive retroactive pay for the past year.

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ANDOVER — Francisco Urena, who held a veterans' affairs job in Lawrence and statewide, has a new job leading the MassGOP  Veterans Coalition for the state's Republican Party. 

Two former staff members are returning to Andover School District's Superintendent's Office.

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A former Andover High School student described an intimate though non-sexual relationship with the town’s former Youth Services director in an interview conducted earlier this year by the Essex County District Attorney’s Office.

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A conservative Texas congressman has canceled plans to speak at a Massachusetts GOP fundraising event amid a fight over a state party official's anti-gay remarks.

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There had been a few students with disabilities who went through St. Augustine School, but in 2012, Abigail “Abby” Agudelo was the first with Down syndrome to enroll.

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BOSTON — Under fire for his handling of anti-gay remarks made by a member of the state committee, MassGOP Chairman and former Andover state representative Jim Lyons lashed out Thursday at nearly every elected Republican in the House, accusing them of bowing to “poisonous woke cancel culture …

BOSTON — Hundreds of psychiatric patients are being "boarded" in emergency rooms across the state as they await beds in mental health facilities, and lawmakers are pushing for more money to fix the problem.

Youth Services Director Bill Fahey was fired May 10 due to misconduct, according to a statement from Town Manager Andrew Flanagan. 

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Over the weekend parents, school staff and even the junior varsity baseball team were at Andover High School with yard sticks and other measuring tools, scoping out how to best fit everyone in school Monday — the day 1,400 students would come back into the building together for the first tim…

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ANDOVER — A local man who fled from authorities and staged his suicide after appearing in federal court on charges he fraudulently sought hundreds of thousands of dollars in pandemic relief loans has finally pleaded guilty to his crimes.

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Loved ones of the late Colleen Ritzer are once again rekindling her generous spirit, this time in honor of what should have been her 32nd birthday May 13.

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Town officials are trying to gauge if voters will approve borrowing $185 million to pay of the town's unfunded pension liability if there is no reform to the pension system going forward. 

NORTH ANDOVER — The future of Stevens Estate — a picturesque wedding venue with more than 150 acres and public trails — is being debated by the Select Board.

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Andover's School Committee has chosen Magda Parvey to lead the district as superintendent come July 1.

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Andover Coalition for Education (ACE) is hosting an event in May meant to get people moving and honor teachers for Teacher Appreciation Week.

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NORTH ANDOVER — So far there are just a handful of puzzle pieces on the wall at Dominic's Diner, which overlooks the runway at the Lawrence Municipal Airport. 

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As 1,500 customers await $1 million in refunds, a superior court judge barred Michael Larocque, the owner of a Merrimack Valley driving school charged with trafficking drugs, from selling or transferring any of his assets.  

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It's unlikely Andover High School students will return to full in-person learning this year.

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The Andover Retirement Board is deciding if part-time employees will continue to be eligible for pensions from the town.

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More than 300 people have signed up for the Sarah Strong virtual 5K that is scheduled from April 2 to 4.

Residents, mostly teens, from the Merrimack Valley and Greater Newburyport areas, comprise the 1,500 students who paid more than $1 million to a driving school that abruptly shut down after its owner was charged with trafficking methamphetamines, authorities said.

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The Select Board is set to appoint Richard Howe as a member to the board for about a year, members agreed Friday morning.

NORTH ANDOVER — It was a first on Sunday morning for the North Andover Democratic Town Committee, hosting a virtual breakfast while continuing a long-standing tradition of honoring the party’s representatives and supporters.

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