On his passing in 1918, the Reverend Charles C. Carpenter was remembered as a dedicated missionary, local historian and tireless researcher. “C. C. C.”, as he was widely known, was fascinated by the world around him. When he was 10-years-old he began a diary charting his daily events, discov…

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The Andona Society has awarded five graduating seniors at Andover High School with a $2,000 scholarship each.

Research shows that homelessness traumatizes children as it negatively impacts a child's brain development.


Justice Louis Scolnik of Andover, was presented with the ACLU of Maine’s annual award at an event at the University of Southern Maine in Portland, Maine,on June 6.

On the 75th anniversary of the historic Allied invasion that set the stage for vanquishing Nazi Germany in World War II, America’s remaining D-Day veterans are a small army indeed.

During the 1800s, Syrians and Armenians were among the French Canadian, Irish and Italian immigrants who settled in the Merrimack Valley. Many found work on area farms and in local woolen mills. Sarkis Colombosian and his wife, Rose, came from Armenia in 1922. His parents gave them a milk ro…

Congregation Beth Israel of the Merrimack Valley, located at 6 Dundee Park in Andover, recently hosted a program, "Recalling Havana," featuring the immigrant story of a local Cuban native.

From demolishing a deck to mixing 5,280 pounds of concrete to replacing a tub with an accessible shower, 43 South Church high schoolers and 13 adults kept busy over spring break helping low income homeowners in Virginia on a mission trip.

In the immediate aftermath of the gas fires and explosions that tore through the communities of Lawrence, Andover and North Andover on Sept. 13, 2018, it was ‘trust,’ said Gov. Charlie Baker, that made swift action of the collaborative effort to assist the thousands of residents and business…


 More than 200 people gathered at the Andover Country Club on May 1 to celebrate 19 of Andover’s unsung heroes honored at the Rotary Club of Andover’s annual Citizens Who Care gala.

Andover Townsman—All Those Years Ago


It was anything but a typical Little League parade as former big-league pitcher Curt Schilling was on-hand as a special guest to throw out the first pitch on Saturday.


Sgt. Daniel M. Clark, aka “The Singing Trooper,” performed for nearly 350 guests in Andover, at least 100 of whom were veterans, at the Andover Country Club last Friday night as part of the pre-race dinner for the Run for the Troops 5K fundraiser.

Charles L. Carter was born in Georgetown, Mass., on Aug. 28, 1833. At the age of 34 he arrived in Andover, having just accepted the position of Innkeeper at the Mansion House on the Phillips Academy campus.

Catch civic fever at the Rotary Club of Andover’s annual Citizens Who Care gala as 10 caring people from various groups are being saluted.


The Andover Village Improvement Society, or AVIS, kicked off its 125th anniversary celebration with the 2019 annual meeting and dinner Wednesday night at the Andover Country Club.

Today’s Draper Block development combines the physical space of originally three separate buildings, each with its own business history. Space does not allow a listing of the many businesses that opened storefronts here, but a look at the beginnings of each proves fascinating to contemplate.

LAWRENCE — Since Lazarus House Ministries’ inception in 1983, Bridget Shaheen has been a force of compassion and determination. This year she will trade the long hours spent between shelters and food pantries for long hours with her five grandchildren.

100 Years Ago—April 11, 1919

METHUEN – Andover resident Michael Kapp, Head of the Charles and Division 1 championship rower, has been named Essex Rowing Association’s new youth head coach and program coordinator.

The Northeast Arc, a not-for-profit organization that helps children and adults with, or at risk for developing, disabilities become full participants in the community, will hold its signature fundraising event, An Evening of Changing Lives, Thursday, April 25 at the Seaport Hotel in Boston.

Andover Showtime, a newly created travel basketball team in Andover made up of 5th- to 7th-graders, did quite well in its inaugural season, according to head coach Adam Beck.

100 Years Ago—April 4. 1919

As he was shooting hoops for his Andover church's basketball team at the Doherty Middle School gymnasium, Marc Henderson unexpectedly dropped to the floor.

LAWRENCE — As a block of first responders marched down Amesbury Street, the crowd gathered along the St. Patrick’s Day parade route on Saturday cheered them on with respect and pride.

With ads featuring “fine woolens and worsteds” and promises that a new suit is like “a spring tonic,” Carl E. Elander, tailor, opened up his Andover shop in 1916. His first store was at the corner of the Valpey block, today known as the Simeone building.

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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…