Solar Power Continues to Expand in the Area

Schools, businesses, and residences are saving

By Kenston Dearborn, for the Beacon

The Flying Goose Brew Pub and Grille in New London serves delicious food and great brews at Crockett’s Corner in New London. Current owner Tom Mills has owned and operated the Flying Goose since 1993. In 1996 he gave what was originally called The Four Corners Grille a unique identity by creating a micro-brewery, serving delicious brews […]

Board of Selectmen, April 1, 2013

Condensed from approved minutes

April 1 Present: Selectpersons Mishcon, Danforth, and Coolidge; Town Administrator Roy Road Agent’s Report Neil Delorey came in to ask about the Hart property. He would like to buy the property because his wife has emotional ties to the small building on the property since she played there as a child. The BoS stated they […]

Town Minutes for April 2013

Board of Selectmen April 1 April 15 Planning Board April 9 April 23 Zoning Board of Adjustment April 16 Recreation Committee April 9 Conservation Commission April 16 School Board April 2

Swap Event at Transfer Station Returns for Another Year

Second Saturday, May through October, 8 to noon

By Ken Tripp, for the Beacon
Swap Event at Transfer Station Returns for Another Year

Saturday, May 11, will be the first swap event of the year. The swap is held at the Transfer Station and runs from May through October on the second Saturday of every month. The third Saturday of the month is the rain date. The swap runs from 8 AM to noon. We start cleaning up […]

Recreation Committee, March 5, 2013

Condensed from draft minutes

Present: Committee members Justin Carey, Nicole Donovan, Tom Frantz, Christine Frost, Ellie George, Howard George, Alan Hanscom, Tim Norris, Brian Reynolds, and Kurt Weber. The meeting focused primarily on the design and construction materials of the Blackwater recreation building as detailed below. Design: Stickbuilt Siding: Hardyplank Roof: 30 year shingles Mechanical: Space for electrical, water, […]

Conservation Commission, March 13, 2013

Condensed from approved minutes

Present: Members Larry Chase, Nan Kaplan, Tina Cotton, Sandra Graves, Jerry Hersey (acting chair); member-designee Jason Dudek; visitors Frank Baker, Pat Moyer. Excused absent: Mary Anne Broshek (chair). February minutes were approved as amended. A mailing forwarded by the Town Administrator asked the Andover Conservation Commission (ACC) to consider donating a scholarship to allow a […]

Make Plans to Help with Town Clean-Up Week

No sign-ups this year – just get out there!

By Mary Anne Broshek, Conservation Commission
Make Plans to Help with Town Clean-Up Week

Here we are again! The piles of snow are melted, but what appears underneath is not a pretty sight around our beautiful town. Although we have some new beautiful sprouting grass and crocuses, there are also lots of cans, bottles, and other debris on the roadsides. It’s time to help out the roadsides and clean […]

Four Marching Bands on Tap for Fourth of July Parade

"Fairy Tales" is the theme for parade floats.

By Judy Perreault, Fourth of July Committee

“Fairy Tales” is the Fourth of July theme for 2013. For various reasons, we couldn’t manage a town voting this year, so the committee picked the theme. It is one that, in the past, has received numerous votes. There are many ways to portray this theme. We hope to see many creative floats in the […]

NH Senator Holds Town Hall Meeting

Hosmer in Tilton on May 2

Press release

Senator Andrew Hosmer, D-Laconia, announced today he will hold a town hall meeting for District 7. Hosmer will take the opportunity to update his constituents regarding the state budget, gambling, education funding, infrastructure, and the Affordable Care Act, as well as other legislative topics they would care to discuss: What:  A Town Hall Meeting for […]