About Us

The Andover Townsman was established in 1887 as a weekly community newspaper and has been the hometown newspaper for Andover, Mass., for more than 125 years.

It is owned by Community Newspaper Holdings, Inc. of Montgomery, Ala. The publication is part of the North of Boston Media Group — a regional chain of four dailies, including The Eagle-Tribune based in North Andover, Mass. — and five weekly newspapers in Massachusetts' Essex County and southern New Hampshire.

Our award-winning publication is known for outstanding journalism, with coverage of local government, schools, sports, business, townspeople and more. From its inception through today and in the future, we aim to inform, enlighten and engage you as we tell the stories that combine to make Andover the community it is regarded for.


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This Week's Circulars


Andover, MA - Robert B. Shapiro, of Andover, formerly of Chestnut Hill, passed away on Wednesday, January 15, 2020. For 56 years, he was the beloved husband of Ruth (Neistadt) Shapiro. Loving father of Mark Shapiro and his wife Janet and daughter Sienna, and Gregg Shapiro and his wife Lauren…

North Andover, MA - Paula Joan Eldridge, in North Andover, formerly of Andover, and Siasconset, on January 8, 2020, at 91 years old. Beloved mother of Victoria Aloiau and Scott Pascucci, and grandmother of Dillon Pascucci and Aiden Pascucci. Predeceased by Vincent Pascucci and Patricia Eldri…

Naples, ME - Robert "Bob" Van Der Zee, 92, of Naples, Maine passed Sunday, Dec. 1, 2019 after a brief illness. Robert was born in Quincy, Massachusetts and raised in Hingham. He was a varsity basketball player known as Chick by his teammates. Bob served his country during World War II. Upon …