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It's a busy time in Andover: Tomorrow we'll vote in a state election and choose our local reps in the Massachusetts legislature. Four Andover High School sports teams remain in the hunt for state championships. We're about to be asked to help pay for budget overruns at the West Elementary school construction project, and next year we'll be asked to consider replacing our 56-year-old high school.

Andover News has covered it all, and so much more. But we can do so much more.

Beginning Jan. 1, Andover News will begin charging a $7, monthly subscription to make sure Andover News can cover its expenses and continue to grow, with hopes of eventually getting to a place where we can hire a full-time staff and expand our coverage to include even more events, people and issues in Andover.

Non-subscribers will still have access to our daily newsletter and much of our content, and have access to three premium articles per month, but exclusive content, including our meeting coverage and original reporting, will live behind a paywall.

We're doing this to cover our costs and to make sure we can continue to grow and provide the same level of coverage of all things Andover. We'll also be using $1 from each subscription to provide complimentary subscriptions to Andover nonprofits and residents who are facing financial hardship.

To thank the readers who have been supporting us since our launch in June, we're offering 29 percent off the regular subscription rate for anyone who signs up before Dec. 31, 2022. You can support Andover News today for as little as $5
We're not making this ask lightly: we know inflation is raging, the holidays are approaching and there are lots of other places where you can spend $5 per month. But we believe local journalism is crucial for preserving democracy, keeping local government in check and helping to build community.

Questions, comments or concerns? Email me at dave@andovermanews.com or give me a call at 617-433-7851.

Dave Copeland
Publisher, Andover News
Facebook/Twitter/Instagram: @AndoverMANews