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A sunny day and bright, blue water greeted the 14 community leaders pausing in Haverhill on their two state, 117-mile journey down the Merrimack River.

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Emilia Sanz-Rios knows what she's talking about.

Labor leaders are urging lawmakers to move quickly to override Gov. Charlie Baker's veto of a proposal giving unions more access to public sector workers.

An unknown amount of natural gas is seeping into the atmosphere from aging underground pipes, fouling the environment, creating public safety hazards and costing the state’s energy consumers.

It's all about working together.

49 Abbot St.: Joel H. and Erlinda Parks to Jon and Virginia Anderson, $895,000

Participants of Energize Andover's 2019 Building Energy Bootcamp presented their findings to town leaders and community members last week.

Two esteemed Japanese artists — an organist and a violinist — will visit Andover next week as they prepare for a local tribute concert honoring the late Yuko Hayashi, who was a well-known professor of organ at New England Conservatory.

A state commission is recommending professional licensing for the recovery coaches who are increasingly sent to emergency rooms, drug treatment centers and courtrooms to help addicts get clean.

The following information was taken from reports on file at the Andover Police Department:

Prior to the delivery of a $1 million ladder truck that is too tall to fit under the Horn Bridge, fire Chief Michael Mansfield inspected the vehicle that now has been sent back to the manufacturer for adjustments.

The news was truly music to Tessa Barcelo's ears.

Town leaders say they want to limit increases in property tax bills for homeowners.

The $8.5 million Route 28 bridge replacement project has been completed after more than two years of work.

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A local handyman is giving back to senior citizens in and around the Merrimack Valley with a service he knows best: Home repairs and installations.

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They climbed aboard, beeped a few horns and simply marveled at the size of the trucks.

Andover Selectman Dan Koh is on an extensive witness list for the extortion case against two of Boston Mayor Marty Walsh’s top aides in U.S. District Court.

Brides Across America, the non-profit organization that benefits American troops by making wedding dreams come to reality through special events and bridal attire gifts, is partnering with Vera Wang.

Gov. Charlie Baker has wielded his veto pen every year since taking office in 2015, in part, to fulfill his campaign pledges to reduce government spending and weed earmarks from the state budget.

The following information was taken from reports on file at the Andover Police Department:

State lawmakers are moving ahead with plans to create a commission to study how to improve the health of the Merrimack River by reducing sewage discharges.

ANDOVER — Attorney General Maura Healey is investigating an Andover workers compensation pharmacy that handled the most opioid pills in the state during the height of the opioid epidemic, according to data from the Drug Enforcement Administration.

Residents are continuing to see brown, murky water flow out of their taps at home, and while the long-term solution of water main replacement is expected to take years to complete, the town is working to address the issue short-term.

The School Committee has proposed a set of benefits for new, independent employees — benefits that present a number of differences from those received by current independent employees.

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Andover firefighters started the month of July flipping pancakes at the town's annual Fourth of July celebration and closed the month with their annual Fire Engine Day at The Park last Thursday.

The following information was taken from reports on file at the Andover Police Department:

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Ten months after the Sept. 13 gas disaster rocked the Merrimack Valley, killing one 18-year-old man from Lawrence and displacing thousands of others, lawyers reached a $143 million agreement this week to compensate residents and businesses for the disruption that was caused in their lives.

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Palm Desert, CA - Gloria, who was born in Haverhill, was the beloved daughter of the late Bernard and Sadye Glagovsky and the devoted niece of the late William Glagovsky. She and her four sisters grew up in a loving home and wonderful family neighborhood near Walnut Square. She was predeceas…