Candidates – Road Agent: Joseph Poulin

I live in East Andover, across the road from Highland Lake, with my wife and two sons, Colby and Bentley. I have 15+ years of experience with the tasks that are required for being Road Agent. I have a successful business, Poulin Property Maintenance, that I have operated for five years. Given the opportunity, I […]

Candidates – Budget Committee: Bill Bardsley

At age 84, I had to think twice – or maybe thrice – before filing to run for another term on the Budget Committee. My decision to do so arose out of recognition of the growing pressures on the budget process as the Town and School District struggle to hold the tax rate at a […]

Candidates – Board of Selectmen: Sophie Viandier (write-in campaign)

I feel blessed to have grown up in this community, to have gone through its school system, and to know I will be here for many years more. There’s much about Andover that keeps me calling it home – most of all the collective ingenuity and diversity of our townspeople. After an attempt at traditional […]

Candidates – Board of Selectmen: Leonard “Lenny” Caron

I have lived in town for over 25 years, but have been coming here as far back as I can remember. I’m running for Selectman because I know that I can help in the areas where the town needs it most. As some of you know, I come from a long history of loggers, lumbermen, […]

Candidates – Board of Selectmen: Mary Anne Levesque

My name is Mary Anne Levesque, and I’m a candidate for Selectman. It has been my pleasure and privilege to live in East Andover for the past 14 years and to enjoy not just the idyllic surroundings and wonderful people, but also the directly democratic form of government that makes life in a New Hampshire […]

Local Election on Tuesday, March 11, 2014

11 AM to 7 PM at AE/MS

Order of Candidates on the Ballot New Hampshire RSA 656:5-a defines the order in which candidates’ names will appear on the ballots. For the sake of consistency with the ballot, the Beacon’s On the Ballot section follows the same scheme. The essence of the RSA 656:5-a scheme is that as an election draws near, the […]

Election Ballots for Tuesday, March 11, 2014

11 AM to 7 PM at AE/MS

Election Ballots for Tuesday, March 11, 2014

These are the Town officers on the ballot for Tuesday, March 11, 11 AM to 7 PM, at AE/MS. Town Officers These are the School District officers on the ballot for Tuesday, March 11, 11 AM to 7 PM, at AE/MS. School District Officers These are the zoning amendments on the ballot for Tuesday, March […]

Andover Town Report 2013 Available Online

Available around town after Friday, February 21

Andover Town Report 2013 Available Online

The Andover Town Report 2013 is now available online. Town Reports will not be mailed (except by special request to 735-5332), so read it online here or pick one up at the Town Hall, the post offices, the libraries, AE/MS, or the Transfer Station when the printed copies are available after Friday, February 21.

Fire Department Trains for Icy Water Rescues

Generous donation makes new capability possible

By Rene Lefebvre, Andover Fire Department Chief

One of the hidden benefits of being a fire fighter or EMT is that you have no idea of what the next call will bring. Having said that, preparing for what you may need to bring with you is a matter of training and experience and sometimes luck. Perhaps that is why fire trucks are […]