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A Report From the Select Board on 2017

2017 was a good year for Andover in general. Our budget stood up to some challenges which were overcome by the 2017 plan and a bit of ingenuity. Many projects, bridges, roads, and upgrades to Town files and records were completed as anticipated. There were some difficult moments, such as the October storm which caused […]

Fuel is available and service providers are making deliveries as quickly as possible

CONCORD, N.H. – State Homeland Security and Emergency Management Director Perry Plummer urges residents to be patient but persistent with their service providers as extremely cold weather drives demand for fuel deliveries. “If you are in need of fuel, call your service provider,” Plummer said. “With high call volumes, wait times can be 10 minutes […]

2018 Conservation ‘Moose Plate’ Grant Awards Announced

The New Hampshire State Conservation Committee has awarded $319,290 in Conservation ‘Moose Plate’ Grants to fifteen New Hampshire municipalities and conservation organizations. The State Conservation Committee’s 2018 Conservation Grant Program has awarded funds to fifteen projects that will enhance New Hampshire’s environment by promoting the sustainability of the state’s natural resources. “The NH State Conservation […]

Wilmot House Explosion Investigation Results in Indictments

State Fire Marshal J. William Degnan, Wilmot Fire Chief Sean Brunel, and Wilmot Police Chief David Zuger announce an update to the investigation into a house explosion at 543 NH Rt. 4A in the town of Wilmot. On December 13, 2017, as a result of this joint investigation, the Merrimack County Grand Jury indicted Shane […]

December Stats

The Andover Police Department handled 291 Calls for Service during December, including: • Assist Ambulance/Rescue:2 • Assist Citizen: 5 • Assist Fire: 4 • Assist Motorist: 5 • Assist Police: 7 • Civil Issue/Standby: 2 • Dog loose: 3 • Driving on Suspension/Revocaton: 2 • House Check: 168 • Road Hazard/Obstruction: 6 • Suspicious Person/Vehicle/Incident: […]

NH Winner

NH’S ‘LADYBUG PICTURE BOOK AWARD’ WINNER ANNOUNCED New Hampshire children, from preschoolers to third graders, have voted “Woodpecker Wants a Waffle” the winner of the 2017 Ladybug Picture Book Award. “Woodpecker Wants a Waffle” received 4,924 votes out of the 21,466 cast by children across the state. It was written and illustrated by Steve Breen, […]

State Fire Marshal Warns of Building Collapse

State Fire Marshal J. William Degnan announced today that with the recent snow and wind, there is a greater urgency to clear roofs of excessive snow and ice that has accumulated. A roof may collapse with little or no warning, and one common misconception is that only flat roofs are susceptible to collapse. When should […]

Preparation for Storms

CONCORD, N.H. – Homeland Security and Emergency Management (HSEM) urges residents and visitors to take appropriate precautions and stay safe as a significant winter storm will bring snow, strong wind gusts, and scattered power outages to New Hampshire starting Thursday morning with worsening conditions throughout the day. State emergency management officials held conference calls throughout […]

Lakes Region Children’s Auction Best Ever

The Greater Lakes Region Children’s Auction had its most successful year yet with $539,153 raised to benefit the children and families of the greater Lakes Region area.  You are invited to join us at the Belknap Mill in Laconia tomorrow (Friday, 12/15) at 3pm as we begin to distribute monies to the organizations benefitting from […]

Town Offices Move Toward Net Zero

Energy efficiencies in Town Offices Featured in Green Energy Times   (The article below appears in the December 2017-February 2018 edition of Green Energy Times, published in Bradford, VT, and offering “sustainable solutions for VT, NH, MA, NY and beyond.”  Two hundred copies come to Andover every other month, and are available for free pickup, […]