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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…

Sadly and without fanfare, as of last year the name “Grecoe Jewelers” is no longer on Andover’s horizon. But the longest, continuous running business in Town — 81 years — lives on in the thoughts of their loyal customers. Such an accomplishment represents pride of workmanship, attention to d…

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Who remembers: punched cards, programmers, key-punch machines, sorters, IBM Selectric typewriters, speedwriting, shorthand and computers that took up a whole room?

I have recently left Andover in search of a higher education at a private college in Waterville, Maine. Eighteen years of my life were spent in Andover. I attended 12 years of public schools and I feel as if I was prepared for the world outside of Andover as I left to embark on my college journey,

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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…