A Farewell to Winter

A Farewell to Winter

Mary Gutgsell was coming down Old Winslow Road in Wilmot after the last storm when the view of the Wilmot Community Association’s (WCA) Red Barn and the Baptist church was so striking that she stopped the car (on the hill, no less!) and took a picture. She presented the photo to the WCA as a […]

Take Heart! The First Tulips Have Sprouted!

Take Heart! The First Tulips Have Sprouted!

On March 14 at 3:30 PM, the first tulip sprouts in the Town Hall flower bed were spotted poking through “last year’s withered brake and dead weeds,” right beside a small mound of snow. Photo: Charlie Darling

Town Meeting Approves $1.3 Million Town Budget

All 19 other warrant articles approved as well

By Charlie Darling, Beacon staff
Town Meeting Approves $1.3 Million Town Budget

Here’s a quick summary of voting at Town Meeting on March 12. More details will appear in the print edition of The Andover Beacon on March 29. In the meantime, you can read the Concord Monitor coverage (and see a very striking photo from Town Meeting) here. Article 1: To choose all necessary Town Officers for the […]

Highlights of Proposed Town Budget for 2013

Final figures show 3.8% increase over 2012

By Vicky Mishcon, Andover Board of Selectmen

The Board of Selectmen and the Budget Committee will be presenting a single budget at Town Meeting this year. Many hours over several meetings were spent presenting information, discussing priorities, and working out, line by line, a budget that both groups could support and recommend to the voters. Salaries and Benefits The Selectmen and Budget […]

Candidates – Budget Committee: Ed Hiller

Candidates – Budget Committee: Ed Hiller

As an electrical engineer with three degrees, I worked mostly for the Raytheon Company in Massachusetts until I retired early in 1987. We bought our property in Andover in 1971. When I retired, we moved here permanently, and I joined the Budget Committee, where I served for 24 years. When I turned 80, I retired […]

New Check-In Policy for Town Meeting

Quick ballot votes, legal show-of-hands votes are the goal

By Carly Strathdee, Beacon intern

Town Moderator Dan Coolidge has set in place a new check-in policy for Town Meeting that has been adopted by many other New Hampshire towns to improve the legality of show-of-hand votes and to speed up ballot votes. The new policy will require Andover residents to get an Andover Voter Card and a set of […]

Town Meetings 2013

A Special Section of The Andover Beacon

Town Meetings 2013

This month, voters in Andover are called upon to make important decisions that will set our taxes and guide our town for the coming year. We’ll elect over a dozen of our neighbors to positions in Town and School District governing bodies, and we’ll close the books on 2012 with the annual Town Report. This […]

School District Warrant for March 4, 2013

$1,000 ≈ 75¢ When you go to Town Meeting and School District Meeting this year, remember this: For every $1,000 the meeting adds to (or subtracts from) the amount to be raised by taxes, it will add (or subtract) approximately 75¢ to (or from) the tax bill of a $200,000 property in Andover. Here are […]