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Meetings Under Way To Prepare 2013 Budget, Warrant Articles

On October 15, the Board of Selectmen held the first of many budget meetings and, together with the efforts of the Budget Committee, will produce a proposed 2013 Town Budget that will be voted on at Town Meeting in March. (This article does not deal with the Andover School, Fire Department, or Village District budgets.) […]

Andover/East Andover Fire Departments

There is a bit of electricity in the air as we work to combine operations. Bylaw changes that had been a future project are now upon us and have taken on the urgency they deserve. The overpowering theme among the team is to get it right the first time. Last month as we settled in […]

Time To Change Your Smoke Detector Batteries

Andover and other participating communities are collaborating with LRGHealthcare for its 12th annual Senior Safety Day. On Saturday, October 27, members of the Andover/East Andover Fire Department are available to visit homes of seniors or those who need assistance with changing their smoke detector batteries free of charge. LRGHealthcare provides the batteries and replacement detectors […]

Andover Road Agent

By Jon Champagne Andover Road Agent I hear a lot from various people about the safety of our bridges and the number of red-list bridges in the town. Of the 20 bridges that we have: Eight bridges are on the New Hampshire Department of Transportation’s (DOT) municipal Red List: Kearsarge Mountain Road over Mountain Brook […]

School Board Returns $165,000 To Offset Taxes

By Don Gould Andover School Board The 2011-2012 Andover school expenditures leave $164,686.66 to be returned to the Town for the reduction of property taxes. This “fund balance” is made possible by two major, unique events and many other less substantial cost saving efforts of the community of staff, teachers, SAU 46 staff, and volunteers. […]

Swap Shop Planned For Third Saturday In October

By Ken Tripp For the Beacon The October swap will be held at the Transfer Station on Saturday, October 20, from 8 AM to 2 PM. Again this month, this is the third Saturday instead of the second. This will be the last swap of the year at the Transfer Station. We start clean-up at […]

Fire Departments Will Merge On January 1

By Rene Lefebvre EAFD Chief About eighteen months ago, your two fire departments met at the East Andover Fire Station to discuss working together more closely. Our thinking was that we should train as one team rather than two. This was also a recommendation of the committee formed by the Board of Selectmen to look […]

Andover Town Clerk

By Joanna Sumner Town Clerk/Tax Collector The State General Election will be held on Tuesday, November 6, in the Andover Elementary/Middle School gym. The polling hours will be from 8 AM to 7 PM. We encourage you to get out and vote. Saturday, October 27, is the last day to register to vote at the […]

East Andover Cemeteries Add New Lots And New Access Road

By Pat Cutter Cemetery Trustees If you have driven past the Lakeview/Lakeside cemeteries recently you must have seen the new interior road construction within the cemetery. When the state changed the configuration of Route 11 at Cemetery Corner, land became available to enlarge the cemeteries. We acquired the old Route 11 road bed from the […]

Selectmen Planning Single-Stream Pilot Program

By Vicky Mishcon Andover Board of Selectmen September has been a month for wrapping up changes in the Town Office, moving forward with plans for the Transfer Station, and exploring new ideas in communication. One of the final changes we’ll be making, as required by the New Hampshire Department of Labor (DoL), is to install […]