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Andover High School girls swimming coach Marilyn Fitzgerald has been named the national girls swim coach of the year by the National High School Coaches Association, or NHSCA.

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The annual Finance Committee report, released to residents last week, addressed increases in retirement expenses and health care costs that are occurring at a faster rate than revenue increases in town, leaving Andover to face what the committee referred to as a "looming crisis."

Here are some of the major articles on the warrant for the April 29 Town Meeting:

ANDOVER — The 12th annual MLK Jr. Day Unity Celebration at Andover Baptist Church has been canceled.

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An all-female singing group at Temple Emanuel is stirring the souls of the congregation with three-part harmony and contemporary sounds described by one singer as a sort of "Glee meets choir."

Raytheon was penalized $45,750 for the unauthorized destruction of wetlands in Andover, according to a press release from the Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection.

Residents may renew dog licenses at the town clerk's office between the hours of 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday, according to a press release.

A survey posted Wednesday on the town website seeks input as to what residents envision for the future of the property behind Old Town Hall.

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Buying a scratch ticket and voting in an upcoming election are common goals for teenagers celebrating their 18th birthday.

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 Now that Thanksgiving is over, that nagging holiday question that drives parents crazy has probably started in many homes with young children.
  
 "How many more days until Christmas?" the kids want to know.
  
 Now, a married local man with two children has begun to market a 50-year Christ…

The Merrimack Valley Jewish Federation Spotlight is presenting Merrimack Valley Premiere Night with a showing of the movie, "Sammy Davis Jr. I've Gottta Be Me'' on Dec. 1 at 7:30 p.m. at Temple Emanuel.

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While perusing the rack at the Andover Thrift Shop on Saturday afternoon, Victoria Johnson was elated to discover a white Ralph Lauren down jacket for a price that could not be beat.

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Special Olympians and their friends, relatives and mentors filled the Andover High School field house recently for the second Unified Basketball Jamboree.

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An associate member of the town's Planning Board asked a million-dollar question at a recent meeting, voicing what is on the minds of many residents.

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Local veterans have a new go-to person if they need help with services available to former military personnel.

10 Barron Court: Esquared RT and John Corbett to Alexander R. and Jessica A. Blagojevich, $1,640,000

The following were taken from logs on file at the Andover Police Department:

Last week, I discussed how simplicity can improve your ability to make better financial decisions and talked about the importance of being properly insured. Let’s continue to talk about life insurance and also examine the role estate planning plays in simplifying your financial affairs.

Six homes in Andover that are decorated for the holidays will be featured in an upcoming house tour hosted by The Andover Garden Club.

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Pianist Lynne Wilby was in her 30s when for the first time she listened to a cassette recording of her mother playing her composition “Tone Poem.”

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Little girls rarely forget about their favorite dolls. A morning tea event last week was a good chance for them to spend special time with those "dolled-up'' friends.

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These little girls just love wearing their holiday dresses for a special dance with their older, dressed-up dates.

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Outdoor recreation lovers in Andover say outdoor opportunities just got even better as two local groups supporting those passions have merged.

Town Manager Andrew Flanagan announced Sunday that Standard and Poor's Global has reaffirmed Andover’s 'AAA' rating, the highest rating given to municipalities.

TUESDAY, NOV. 6

A Special Town Meeting will be held Nov. 27 at the Andover High School Collins Center for the Performing Arts.

 Nearly 300 runners gathered Sunday beneath a clear, blue sky to raise money and awareness during the fifth annual Ironstone Derby 5K.

TUESDAY, JUNE 12

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 No one was injured after an Andover woman crashed into two parked vehicles and rolled over behind the police station Saturday night, police said. 

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Parents last Thursday night continued a heated discussion with the School Committee about the ramifications of a letter released last month detailing allegations against high school volleyball coach E.J. Perry.

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Kingston, MA - Richard Guild Hinman, 71 died In Kingston on Wednesday, May 22. He was the son of Robert W. Hinman and Jane Guild, of Andover. He was born September 1, 1947 in Melrose, Mass. He was a graduate of Phillips Academy, Andover and Colby College, Waterville, Maine. He was involved i…