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Bone Builders Comes to Andover

“Bone Builders,” the national strength-training and balance-exercise program aimed at those 55 and older will be offered in Andover starting in September at the Andover Hub (Andover’s old town hall) at 157 Main Street. The ongoing twice-weekly class will be offered in the mornings, probably on Tuesdays and Thursdays, although the exact start date, time […]

Fire at Blackwater Junction Restuarant

Fire at Blackwater Junction Restuarant

The emergency tones that sound from our fire pagers tell us a lot. This was the case Sunday evening when the tones sounded one after another after another. Just from the tones we are aware of two things, the incident is big and it is your town. The communications center announced a structure fire at […]

The Andover Beacon Wants to Hear From You

We are doing a survey about what you, the readers, like about or would like to see in The Beacon and on its Web site. The survey is short and simple, and you can access it at the top right corner of the screen, here on our website AndoverBeacon.com.

Announcement to Our Readers

The Andover Beacon is moving! In the process of making our production more efficient, we are moving out of the Town Hall location. While we work on choosing our next wonderful location, we are devoted to providing the best service possible to our readers and advertisers. We will still have the same phone number, P.O. […]

Andover Fire Department, July 2017

As I’ve written before, the fire department team has done a lot of training. We meet every week to conduct our business and some facet of our work is the topic of the night. We all somewhat think our class routines are, perhaps, repetitive. Then something happens that puts together all the training to make […]

Andover Police Department, May 2017

The Andover Police Department handled 238 Calls for Service during May, including: Animal Cruelty: 1 Animal Nuisance: 1 Criminal Mischief: 1 Dog – loose: 4 Drugs/Possession: 1 Drugs/False Prescription: 1 Harassing Communication: 2 House Check: 78 Noise Disturbance: 2 Public Relations Talk/Lecture: 1 Theft: 1 Traffic Offense warning: 69 Warrant-Criminal/Civil: 2 Welfare Check: 1 ARRESTS: […]

Notice to Construction Managers

The Andover School District is seeking Qualification Statements from Construction Managers for renovations and additions to the Andover Elementary/Middle School in Andover, New Hampshire. $3,600,000 has been approved for the project, with a site work and construction budget of approximately $2,750,000 (CM contract maximum amount). Preconstruction planning and estimating will take place from June 2017 […]

Supervisors of the Checklist Public Notice

The Andover Supervisors of the Checklist will meet at Town Hall on Wednesday, June 14 from 7 PM to 7:30 PM to make additions and corrections to the checklist.

Who’s in Charge Here Anyway?

Who’s In Charge Here Anyway? Do you ever wonder why you often hear your town officials citing RSA’s (state laws)? Contrary to popular belief, New Hampshire is not a home rule state. Our motto may be “Live free or die,” but New Hampshire’s Constitution does not grant any power directly to towns and cities. In […]

New Heat Pump System Installed at Town Hall

New Heat Pump System Installed at Town Hall

  Before a group of town officials, Bert Sutcliffe (above), head of Ecolectric LLC of Plymouth, describes the operation of one of five heat pump “air handlers” recently installed in the Andover Town Offices and Library. Each may be controlled independently via a remote like the one in Sutcliffe’s hand. The air handlers are connected […]

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