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It's been exactly six months since I published the first post on Andover News. Here are just a handful of the stories that would have gone uncovered or under-covered by local media if Andover News did not exist:
To think that my biggest fear when I started Andover News and committed to only covering Andover stories and events was that I wouldn't have enough to write about! Now I have a legal pad full of story ideas I want to work on, plus a steady stream of events, people and issues that come up every day in our town.

As I tell everyone who calls, writes or meets me to compliment what Andover News has become, we're just getting started. And we can do even more with your help.

Beginning Jan. 1, we 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 per month.

The subscription rate will be $7 per month, but you can lock in a reduced rate if you sign up by Dec. 31:
  • One-month subscription for $5: save $2
  • Three-month subscription for $15: save $6
  • Six-month subscription for $30: save $12
  • One-year subscription for $60: save $24
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