Hi subscriber,

After 26 years working in journalism, Andover News has offered me a first: it's the first time reader emails with compliments have outnumbered reader emails with complaints. It's rewarding to know Andover News has already found a loyal audience that appreciates what we're trying to do as we build a local, independent, nonpartisan news source.

But, truthfully? We're just getting started, and can do a lot more with your help.

The Kickstarter campaign I launched two weeks ago is the crucial first step of building Andover News into a sustainable news organization. Our current readers, who I'm calling our "early adopters," already understand the importance of a site like Andover News and the role it serves in strengthening community ties. The $15,000 we're trying to raise will help us promote and grow the site beyond the early adopters and reach all the Andover residents who are invested in our town and can benefit from our work.

To be blunt, if we can't reach that Kickstarter goal, Andover News will not grow and will be unable to continue in its current format.

If you haven't pledged yet, please consider backing us today with whatever amount you can. If you still want to learn more before making your pledge, I will have a table at Andover Days on Sept. 24 and will be available to talk about my vision and answer any questions you may have. I'm also always available at dave@andovermanews.com or 617-433-7851 to discuss anything Andover and answer your questions about Andover News.

Thanks for your time and continued support.

Neighbors First!

Dave Copeland
Andover News

Andover News Launches Kickstarter Campaign

Andover News launched a Kickstarter campaign to ensure we can continue to offer nonpartisan, local news coverage in our community.

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Support Local Journalism: Andover News Launches Kickstarter Campaign