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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
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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
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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
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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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New, $17.5 million public works facility poised to open
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New, $17.5 million public works facility poised to open

A project 25 years in the making, the new Municipal Services Facility will soon reach completion and open it's doors to the public works department...

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Vispoli supports Chinese-American community
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Vispoli supports Chinese-American community

Editor, Townsman: I'm writing in support of Alex Vispoli's re-election to the Andover Board of Selectmen. Alex Vispoli has supported Andover's...

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Property tax override attempts at 30-year low
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Property tax override attempts at 30-year low

Property tax override attempts are at a 30-year low, cities and towns have roughly doubled their total savings over the past ten years, and...

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All Those Years Ago
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All Those Years Ago

Such changes are being made at the old T. A. Holt store that the place is already unrecognizable. A large window-lighted store with 51-x-63 feet of...

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Senior Center a place to nurture community values
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Senior Center a place to nurture community values

Editor, Townsman: A healthy community includes ethnic, religious, and age diversity, the last of which deserves greater attention in the years to...

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Pot sales drawing competition from other states
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Pot sales drawing competition from other states

BOSTON - As the recreational pot industry takes off in Massachusetts, other nearby states are rushing to get a piece of the tax revenue lost to...

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Neighbors in Need? Andover Senior Center is here to help
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Neighbors in Need? Andover Senior Center is here to help

Food Insecurity is a term that has come into public discourse recently and when used, it means a person does not have reliable access to affordable...

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Traffic issues continue with Dascomb Road project
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Traffic issues continue with Dascomb Road project

The Dascomb Road project, which dominated headlines and town meeting discussion in recent years, has returned to the forefront as neighbors...

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Kim wants to
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Kim wants to "try to make things better" as a Selectman

Roland Kim said the simple answer to why he's pursuing one of the two open seats on the Board of Selectmen is to "try to make things better." If he...

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Excessive property taxes walloping homeowners
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Excessive property taxes walloping homeowners

Editor, Townsman: If you haven't started working up your federal tax return for 2018, fasten your seat belt. Andover middle income and working...

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Business Briefcase
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Business Briefcase

Lawrence, MA - More than 50 representatives from community health and social service organizations based in the Merrimack Valley area gathered at...

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Should you pay off your mortgage early?
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Should you pay off your mortgage early?

For most Americans a home mortgage is their most significant financial liability and paying it off is a high priority. Those fortunate enough to...

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COLUMN: A trip to the grocery store: Stranger in a strange land

Cloudy with snow showers developing after midnight. Low 23F. Winds light and variable. Chance of snow 70%. Snow accumulations less than one inch.....

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Gains, growing pains mark California's 1st year of legal pot

LOS ANGELES (AP) — It was supposed to be a great year for marijuana entrepreneur Brian Blatz. When California broadly legalized pot on Jan. 1, the...

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Law requiring CA retailers to sell animals from rescue shelters takes effect Tuesday

(RNN) - California made history last year when Assembly Bill 485 made it the first state to ban the sale of dogs, cats and rabbits that don’t come...

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Lampert's hedge fund says bid submitted to save Sears

NEW YORK (AP) — Sears Chairman Eddie Lampert's hedge fund said it submitted a last-minute bid Friday valued at $4.4 billion to keep the struggling...

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Sears, facing liquidation, says it will close 80 more stores

NEW YORK (AP) — Sears is closing 80 more stores as it teeters on the brink of liquidation. The 130-year old retailer set a deadline of Friday for...

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Woman’s holiday dragon display draws criticism from neighbor, praise from internet

NEW ORLEANS (WVUE) -A Mandeville woman’s unconventional holiday display has garnered viral attention after her neighbor voiced her displeasure with...

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Alaska regulators approve rules for onsite marijuana use

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — Alaska regulators on Thursday approved rules for onsite consumption of marijuana at specially designated shops, a significant...

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WWII vet hasn’t received a single Christmas card, Port Clinton pizza shop steps in

TOLEDO (WTOL) - Sloopy’s Sports Cafe in Port Clinton has called upon the community to spread a little Christmas cheer to a 97-year-old WWII veteran...

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Lease sale in Alaska petroleum reserve draws modest interest

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — The federal government's attempt to sell oil leases in the National Petroleum Reserve-Alaska has again drawn a modest...

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Panel to take closely watched vote on pipeline station

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — A normally low profile citizen panel that votes on air pollution permits is set to take a closely watched vote Monday on...

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Sculpture displays massive middle finger to town leaders

WESTFORD, VT (WCAX/CNN) – Everyone sees something slightly different in artwork. Some residents of a Vermont town said they see a hand giving the...

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MLS commissioner wants to become more of 'selling league'

ATLANTA (AP) — The commissioner of Major League Soccer wants his teams to get in the selling business. In his annual state of the league address...

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US to ease oil drilling controls protecting imperiled bird

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — The Trump administration moved forward Thursday with plans to ease restrictions on oil and natural gas drilling, mining and...

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Group asks 3 Wise Men display be taken down, residents of Michigan town rush to defend it

NEWAYGO, MI (WXMI/CNN) – A group’s objection to a Three Wise Men display in Michigan has inspired its own backlash from some residents and Facebook...

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