Letters: On Memorial Day, Remembering Those Who Served

By Kent Hackmann

On Memorial Day 2013, I remembered four men. One, a paternal uncle in Missouri, fought for the Union in the Civil War. The second, a maternal uncle from Massachusetts, was on the Western Front in World War I. The third is my late father-in-law. A USMA graduate, his active duty career included World War II […]

Letter: Thank you, Andover Beacon!

By Linda S. Barnes, Salisbury

I can’t even begin to imagine the challenges associated with trying to produce a monthly small-town newspaper. And then to do it in such a way that is consistently interesting, informative, and somehow unbiased. One hundred issues later, I still look forward to finding the Beacon in my mailbox. You guys are the best!  

Letter: Choose Franklin VNA and Hospice

By Jane White, Executive Director, Franklin VNA & Hospice

May 20, 2013 Dear Friends and Neighbors, Franklin VNA and Hospice has proudly been providing home care services to your community since 1945. Now entering the 68th year, we have reaffirmed our mission statement and will continue to offer you quality home care and hospice services. This is your community. This is your VNA. If […]

Letter: Waiting for a Wind Turbine Proposal

By Duncan Coolidge

To speak to rumors regarding wind turbines on Ragged Mountain, I am penning this letter to the editor and community. Many months prior to becoming a Town Selectman, or even considering that position, I approached a New Hampshire-based wind power generating company to find out whether or not such a project would be feasible for […]

Recycle Roadside Clean-Up

By Howard L. Wilson, Vice-chair, Libertarian Party of New Hampshire

Given the relative lack of value to the “dollar,” encouraging those who do roadside clean-up, either to town roads or the State’s highways through Adopt a Highway, to deliver full bags of collected debris to a dump or recycling center is a waste of time and loss to the recyclers of the state. On average, […]

Nice Work, Snowplow Folks!

By Larry Chase

Despite the heavy March 19 snowfall, there were several errands around town that  couldn’t be put off. Driving Routes 11 and 4, and secondary roads such as Plains, Switch, Chase Hill, Old College, Cilleyville, and others, I was struck by how effectively the storm was being fought. I wouldn’t have wanted to travel the same distance on the roads of […]

Letter: A Huge Thank You To Officer Dan Shaw

By Linda S. Barnes, Antiques and Artisans Too

An unfortunate recent incident at our shop resulted in the need to contact the Andover Police Department for assistance. Officer Dan Shaw responded immediately. He provided a thorough investigation and kept us up to date on its progress. His interactions with us – and with the individuals involved – were thoughtful and compassionate. In addition, […]

Letter: Thanks for Supporting the Service Club

By Mary Ofenloch, President, ASC

The ladies of the Andover Service Club (ASC) and I wish to express our best wishes to the Andover community and to neighbors in the surrounding towns who have supported ASC for the past year. You have helped us to fulfill our mission of service to the people of the community and the state. May […]

Letter: Report from Concord

By Mario Ratzki

As part of my function as State Representative, I will endeavor to keep Andover, Danbury, and Salisbury residents apprised of developments at the State House in Concord. As a newly elected State Representative, I have spent the last month in training sessions and caucus and committee meetings, culminating in the election of Ms. Norelli as […]

Letter: Attend Budget Hearings

By Tina Cotton

Town, school, fire, and water district budgets are shown in your tax bill. All fall, the various boards and committees have been formulating their budget requests for the Budget Committee’s consideration. Meetings are open for the public to have input on these proposed budgets. Final public hearings and deliberations of the Budget Committee will be […]