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Last week, I attended the Statehouse hearing on the ROE Act along with hundreds of other supporters. But many pro-choice people are inattentive, assuming – falsely - that liberal Massachusetts has liberal abortion laws and that our legislature will always vote pro-choice. These assumptions a…

However one feels about legalizing recreational use of marijuana, the current campaign surrounding this issue — it will be Question 4 on the Nov. 8 ballot — has to give one pause.

What better way to celebrate the opening of the Andover High School football season than with a look back at the story of one of Andover’s greatest – and most beloved – coaches: Eugene “Pop” Lovely. 

It is a mistake to say that diversity and free expression cannot coexist. And yet, this academic year, on campus after campus, that has been the choice served up: You are either for diversity, equity and inclusion in our communities, or you are for free expression. The strength of our commun…

Terrorism again has violently rocked our country with the deaths of scores of people in Orlando, making it the largest mass shooting in U.S. history. While Congress endlessly “debates” making those semi-automatic high capacity mayhem makers a bit harder to get than a ticket to Hamilton, we a…

The Andover Public Schools’ 2011-2016 Strategic Plan was devised by hundreds of staff and community members. Since being approved by the Andover School Committee in November 2011, this plan has set the direction for the school district. As the five-year period draws to a close, we can look b…

Last week, it was revealed the school department unilaterally changed its policy on the prom, switching from having a king and queen of the prom to a “prom court” that is gender-neutral. The result: two prom kings. That policy, put into effect during the most recent junior prom, was then app…

This Week's Circulars

Obituaries

Andover - Mrs. Carmelina M. (Patane) Milne a longtime resident of Andover and beloved wife of the late George J. Milne, passed away at her home on Monday afternoon, September 30, 2019. She was 94 years old. Born in Lawrence, on April 12, 1925, she was the beloved daughter of the late Joseph …