Planning Board Proposes Amendment to Zoning Ordinance

Public Hearings on Tuesdays, December 13 and January 10

Press release

Many people in Andover are living in houses larger than they currently need. Some of those people want to be able to use that space for another family to live without the process of creating an apartment building. At the same time, there are people looking for small living spaces because of new jobs in […]

Budget Committee Schedule Revised for the 2017 Budget Season

Public hearings on December 14 and January 18

Press release

The Andover Budget Committee has revised its schedule for the remainder of the 2016-2017 budget process. Each meeting is on a Wednesday at 7 PM in the Town Hall meeting room. November 30: Highway Department, Transfer Station, other Town departments December 7: Total Town Budget December 14: Public Hearing for the Town, fire, and water budgets […]

Andover Videos for November 2016

Press release

Visit the Andover Cable TV Station’s page on the Town Web site at AndoverBeacon.com/Cable-TV-Videos to watch these and other Andover videos this month: Robert Azzi – Ask a Muslim Anything, September 26 Pollinators in the Landscape, September 22 Tucker Mountain Schoolhouse, September 11 Andover Historical Society, September 1 Andover Institute, Raptors and Moose, August 25 […]

Budget Committee Schedule for 2017 Budget Season

Public hearings December 21 and January 11

The Andover Budget Committee has announced its schedule for the remainder of the 2016-2017 budget process. Each meeting is on a Wednesday at 7 PM in the Town Hall meeting room. November 9: Andover Village District, Andover Fire District 1, East Andover Fire Precinct. November 16: Police, Emergency Medical Service, Recreation Committee November 30: Highway […]

Learn More on November 1 and December 6 About Proposed $3.6 Million AE/MS Project

Tour and presentation start at 5 PM

By Dean Barker, Andover School Board

Andover Elementary/Middle School and its school board are eager for members of the public to learn more about the facilities project proposal that was voted on at our September board meeting. In addition to the public hearing scheduled for January 18 and the vote for a bond on March 6, we have arranged two separate […]

Christmas Trees at East Andover Fire Station on December 2 and 3

Get water at AFD if your well is dry

By Rene Lefebvre, Andover Fire Chief
Christmas Trees at East Andover Fire Station on December 2 and 3

One of the lessons we teach new firemen is how to protect themselves from the intense heat of a fire. One of the best and most used methods is to set the nozzle on a wide fog pattern and crouch near the spray as you enter the building. The force of the spray pulls in […]

Building on Success

Dedicated to increasing float entries

Press release

Summer has gone. Welcome fall! Cooler nights ahead, but warm feelings from the last July 4th celebration remain. Think about the wonderful memories of the few members of town who still remember all 74 July 4th celebrations! How lucky they are! With that in mind, don’t you think our next celebration, our 75th, should top […]

Andover Police Department, August 2016

211 calls for service in August

Press release

The Andover Police Department handled 211 calls for service during August, including: Assist Citizen: 12 Business Check: 1 Civil Issue/Stand-by: 3 Domestic Dispute: 2 House Check: 27 Noise Disturbance: 2 OHRV Complaint: 2 Parking Violation: 3 Property Check: 2 Sexual Assault: 1 Traffic Offense, Citation: 6 Traffic Offense, Warning: 83

Fire Department Gives Thanks to the Ladies

Fire Department Gives Thanks to the Ladies

After a large fire, there are images that roll around in your memory when you have quiet time to think. The Proctor Academy dorm fire that occurred on Lawrence Street earlier this summer has many such images for me. The most vivid and poignant image for me was watching a firefighter stand between the raging dorm […]