Merrimack County District 1 Seat Has Been Vacant Since June

Representative Anne Copp resigned in June

By Steve Foley

The September 11th State Primary includes the election of a State Representative for Merrimack County District 1, which includes the towns of Andover, Danbury and Salisbury. According to a document dated August 6, 2018, published by the House Clerk, Representative Anne Copp resigned on June 9, 2018. The Beacon was unaware of her resignation and […]

NH State Primary – Know the Candidates Before You go to the Polls

Primary will be held on September 11

By Steve Foley

Having worked at the polls in Franklin for several years, I am always surprised how many voters arrive at the polls and have very little information about the candidates and the races that they are coming to vote for. But when I think about it, I have been guilty of the same thing myself. There […]

New Recycling Program to Start in the Fall

By Victoria Mishcon, Andover Select Board

Watch for notices at the Transfer Station about the coming changes in recycling. All recyclable materials presently put in the single stream compactor will be separated to receive maximum revenue from the market. Guidelines for sorting are below: MIXED PAPER:  Collected in brown compactor. Acceptable items: newspaper, magazines, hardcover books, cereal boxes, office paper, egg […]

Highland Lake Drawdown Planned for this October

By Victoria Mishcon, Andover Select Board

Last year, several residents met with the Selectboard to discuss the possibility of a drawdown of Highland Lake for the purpose of repairs to shoreline structures and landscape and to prevent annual ice damage. It was too late in the year to follow through and we agreed to revisit the issue this summer. A second […]

Fire Chief Urges Safety When Using Electrical Appliances

Ground Fault Interrupters prevent shocks!

By Rene Lefebvre, Fire Chief
Fire Chief Urges Safety When Using Electrical Appliances

Most electrical devices manufactured today are double insulated.  Without getting crazy technical, that means that the appliance is designed to better protect the user from an electrical shock. Plugs are polarized to add to the overall electrical protection.  This is all good. Now I know you are waiting for the “but”, so here we go. […]

 ‘Making the Most of Retirement’ to be Offered at The Hub

Beginning Tuesday, October 2nd

Press Release

Both those who are newly retired and those who’ve been at it for a while will find new ways to make the most of their retirement years in the “Aging Mastery” series being offered at The Andover Hub, beginning on Tuesday, October 2, from 10:15 to 11:45 AM.   Brought to The Hub by the […]

From Karate to Crafts to Tai Chi:  Fall Programs at The Andover Hub

Press Release

After an August break, The Andover Hub is back in gear with classes and individual services of various kinds.  The Hub is located at 157 Main Street (next to Pizza Chef) in the 1879 building that was Andover’s original town hall.    Karate Classes for Kids and Adults Tiger Mountain Shotokan Karate offers ongoing karate […]

Three Rivers Foundation Supports Education

Press Release
Three Rivers Foundation Supports Education

Three Rivers Foundation – Supporting Education, a newly formed 501(c)3 in November of 2017, kicked off their first annual golf tournament on August 2nd,  with over 52 players in attendance. The organization was able to raise over $9,000 to help develop collaborative relationships between local businesses, existing labor partners, schools, and students to pursue new […]

LRGHealthcare Golf Classic a Great Day & Big Success

Press Release
LRGHealthcare Golf Classic a Great Day & Big Success

LACONIA, NH – The LRGHealthcare Golf Classic, held on Monday, August 13 at Laconia Country Club, was a great success raising $47,958 for renovations to the Emergency Department at Lakes Region General Hospital. Two flights of golfers took part, choosing to play in the morning or afternoon. Each round was followed by a delicious meal […]

Living Well with Diabetes

Tuesdays beginning September 18th

Press Release

Laconia, NH – Are you or someone you care for living with diabetes? Would you like to learn tools and strategies to better manage and live well with this disease?  If so, the Living Well with Diabetes workshop is for you. This workshop presented by LRGHealthcare, is a free six-week workshop that will be offered […]

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