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A Further Tribute to Gracia Snyder

She was known to most everyone in Andover when she lived here and she continued to attend Historical Society events, support Scouts, etc. after she moved to the house she had built on the Bays. She wore many hats and was a well-meaning, vocal town character. “I … merely wanted to elaborate on it a […]

Save Money on Taxes

Like you, I’m tired of taxes going up every year. This year at Town Meeting, I’m trying to do something about it by asking the Town of Andover to purchase a backhoe-loader. Almost every small town like Andover saves money by owning its own backhoe-loader, and it’s time Andover did, too. Here’s the choice I’ll […]

Please Vote Yes to Pass Bond

March 6, we have the opportunity to support Andover Elementary Middle School by voting in favor of a bond providing important infrastructure upgrades to the building. The Andover School Board has worked for three years to develop a fiscally responsible plan. The effort included research conducted by an independent task force – The Andover Facilities […]

A Message to Our Representatives

When our two new representatives, Anne Copp and Natalie Wells, were elected I wished them the best. But unfortunately, their best has not been supportive of our communities. They both voted to kill HB 238, which would allow a committee to study broadband availability in our state with emphasis on underserved or unserved areas. Well, […]

Notes from Concord, February 2017

Once again we bring you Notes from Concord, a brief review of what’s happening in the New Hampshire Legislature. Many bills have come out of committees and are now making their way to the House floor for a vote up (OTP) or down (ITL). The Legislature met both Wednesday February 15 and Thursday February 16 […]

A Representative Letter, February 2017

Anne Copp, Merrimack 1: Andover, Danbury, Salisbury Natalie Wells, Merrimack 25: Andover, Danbury, Salisbury, Warner & Webster On February 9, 2017, Governor Sununu presented the state’s budget address. He states it will be “a true balanced budget without an income or sales tax, and without increasing fees or other taxes of any kind”. He addressed […]

An Issue with the School Bond Proposal

The school bond issue for the addition of classroom space, cafeteria, energy and safety upgrades may be partially necessary. Safety is imperative. All aspects of this issue should be addressed immediately. The School Board should have corrected these issues as they became known. This includes fire sprinklers, electrical panels and lock down devices. The board […]

Notes from Concord, January 2017

When we were out campaigning this past year, one of the things we heard was how much people liked the “Report from Concord.”  Mario Ratzki began this monthly feature to keep area residents informed about what is going on in the New Hampshire Legislature. We will use newspaper articles, newsletters, legislative calendars and radio reports […]

Optimistic About the Noise Ordinance

January 5, 2017 Dear Andover Beacon, Re: Holiday Issue – Noise Ordinance I read the Committee’s proposed noise ordinance with great anticipation. However, my hopes were dashed when in Section 2: Prohibited Sounds and Exemptions, it’s stated that this applies only between the hours of 10:30 PM and 7 AM. All the referenced violating noises […]

Stay Informed and Be Heard

Many people find it confusing to keep track of what is going on in the New Hampshire Legislature. This article will tell you how the New Hampshire Legislature works, how to keep track of what is going on in New Hampshire, and how to contact those who represent you both New Hampshire and Federally. Overview […]