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Planning Board approves special permit for Dascomb Road project
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Planning Board approves special permit for Dascomb Road project

Following an 11-month permitting process, which included more than 13 public hearings, the Planning Board unanimously voted to approve a special...

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Town to host gathering on Sept. 13 to mark one year since gas disaster
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Town to host gathering on Sept. 13 to mark one year since gas disaster

On the one-year anniversary of the Sept. 13, 2018, gas disaster, Andover will host a gathering to recognize the efforts and resiliency of the...

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Region's first pot shop opens
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Region's first pot shop opens

After months of waiting, Alternative Therapies Group opened for business last week on Elm Street in Salisbury as the region's first retail...

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Local nonprofit receives $25K from Patriots
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Local nonprofit receives $25K from Patriots

MAC CERULLO/Staff photoJillian Tsiplakis, her husband, Stefan, and their Stepping Stones Family Services nonprofit in Lawrence were honored as this...

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Joining forces
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Joining forces

MIKE LABELLA/Staff photoMarquis Victor of Lawrence, executive director of the nonprofit Elevated Thought, discusses murals created by Lawrence...

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Stone Hill welcomes first residents
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Stone Hill welcomes first residents

Stone Hill at Andover, a new state-of-the-art senior living facility, recently opened its doors to residents and welcomed in 15 seniors. Jennifer...

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Time to boost businesses
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Time to boost businesses

For Andover businesses still struggling to get back clientele after the Sept. 13 gas disaster, a hopeful solution is underway. Officials huddled...

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Plastic bag ban caught in political crosswind
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Plastic bag ban caught in political crosswind

BOSTON - Advocates of a statewide ban on plastic shopping bags are among those now urging lawmakers to toss the latest attempt at legislation in...

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State to double fees for cremation reviews
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State to double fees for cremation reviews

BOSTON - Scattering the ashes of a deceased family member in Massachusetts will soon cost more, with the state set to double the required fee for...

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Town seeks opinions of residents, merchants
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Town seeks opinions of residents, merchants

Drivers may be getting some relief at one of Andover's busiest intersections, as redevelopment plans for the former town yard site are getting much...

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Public seeks state action on traffic noise
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Public seeks state action on traffic noise

Residents of the Starwood Crossing neighborhood are speaking up and seeking action regarding the noise levels created by the interchange of...

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Amazon will deliver economic boost to the region
News 3 months ago
Amazon will deliver economic boost to the region

In the mid-20th century, Western Electric built a plant in North Andover to create the equipment that went into the guts of the country's telephone...

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Our View: Amazon will deliver economic boost to the region
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Our View: Amazon will deliver economic boost to the region

In the mid-20th century, Western Electric built a plant in North Andover to create the equipment that went into the guts of the country's telephone...

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We all scream for ice cream
News 4 months ago
We all scream for ice cream

Courtesy imageJ. P. Licks has 16 stores, including eight in Boston and eight more in neighboring towns. It will soon be opening a store in Andover....

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Tewksbury request to reroute trucks to Dascomb Road denied
News 4 months ago
Tewksbury request to reroute trucks to Dascomb Road denied

The Board of Selectmen voted unanimously Monday night to deny a request from Tewksbury town officials seeking an alternate travel route for heavy...

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Developers to propose major housing project in Shawsheen
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Developers to propose major housing project in Shawsheen

A local developer is seeking approval for an apartment complex with as many as 150 units on land sandwiched between the Shawsheen River and the...

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Charity group honors to Sept. 13 gas crisis fund
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Charity group honors to Sept. 13 gas crisis fund

In the immediate aftermath of the gas fires and explosions that tore through the communities of Lawrence, Andover and North Andover on Sept. 13,...

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New office building, new ice cream store among downtown changes
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New office building, new ice cream store among downtown changes

As construction cranes rise over downtown and tarped-over scaffolding masks Main Street buildings, it would appear that Andover is in the throes of...

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Philips Healthcare campus sold for $36M
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Philips Healthcare campus sold for $36M

Philips Healthcare has sold its 3000 Minuteman Road property to Atlantic Management Corporation, a local real estate firm, for $36 million,...

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Hospitals short on funds to cover low-income patients
News 5 months ago
Hospitals short on funds to cover low-income patients

BOSTON -- Hospitals that serve large numbers of uninsured and low-income patients in the Merrimack Valley are getting shortchanged by the state,...

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Draper Block: 
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Draper Block: "The Best Location in Town"

Today's Draper Block development combines the physical space of originally three separate buildings, each with its own business history. Space does...

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Andover overspending and corporate extortion
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Andover overspending and corporate extortion

Editor, Townsman: Nobel Prize-winning economist Milton Friedman back in the 1970s popularized the expression "there is no such thing as a free...

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Selectmen authorize second submission to MSBA for high school
News 6 months ago
Selectmen authorize second submission to MSBA for high school

The Board of Selectmen unanimously voted to authorize Superintendent Sheldon Berman to submit a second statement of interest to the Massachusetts...

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Elander & Swanton - Part II: The
News 6 months ago
Elander & Swanton - Part II: The "Dream Team"

When Carl Elander and Stanley Swanton became partners, the business immediately enhanced its well-known downtown presence. But not before going...

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Town budget growth is unsustainable
News 6 months ago
Town budget growth is unsustainable

The Board of Selectmen approved fiscal year 2020 for a grand total budget of $201,175,383. While it's "only" 3.8 percent higher than the last...

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Town briefs
News 11 months ago
Town briefs

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Exploring Wisconsin’s Great River Road
News 11 months ago
Exploring Wisconsin’s Great River Road

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Town welcomed nuclear power plant proposal with open arms   
News 12 months ago
Town welcomed nuclear power plant proposal with open arms   

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Lyons out of step with the voters
News 12 months ago
Lyons out of step with the voters

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Town briefs
News 12 months ago
Town briefs

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