Andover Residents Welcome at Household Hazardous Waste Collection Days

July 27 in Franklin, August 3 in Bristol

Press release

On Saturday, July 27, and Saturday, August 3, 24 communities will participate in one of the longest-running and most successful household hazardous waste collection programs in New England. Four collection sites will be open each day from 8:30 AM to noon: Belmont, Franklin, Gilford, and Meredith will be open on July 27, and Bristol, Laconia, […]

Town Clerk Closed August 31, Open August 24

Switch in Saturday hours for Labor Day holiday

By Joanna Sumner, Town Clerk/Tax Collector

Our office will be closed on Saturday, August 31, for the Labor Day weekend. We will be open on Saturday, August 24, from 9 to 11 AM instead. Tax Collecting Please remember that you can pay in advance on your taxes. Many residents have been taking advantage of this service. This helps even out your […]

Andover Fire Department

Prepare now for a big summer storm

By Rene Lefebvre, Chief
Andover Fire Department

The Fourth of July celebration was especially exciting and memorable for me this year. As a recipient of the Lions Club’s Granite State Fellow Award, I was invited to ride in the Concord Coach during the parade. It was an honor for me and a fun ride. The award was given for 30 years as […]

Highland Lake Boat Parade 2013

Rock band Kiss takes first prize

By Earle Davis, HLPA
Highland Lake Boat Parade 2013

After weeks-long rains that would have impressed Noah himself, this year’s Fourth of July dawned bright, beautiful, and dry! It was perfect weather for the Highland Lake Protective Association’s (HLPA) zany annual Boat Parade, helping ring in our great nation’s 237th birthday. About 10 parade entrants of fully, partially and barely-decorated boats made their way […]

Andover Recycling Shifts to “Single Stream, with Glass on the Side”

Solves the problem of two failing balers

By Charlie Darling, Beacon staff
Andover Recycling Shifts to “Single Stream, with Glass on the Side”

On Wednesday, July 10, the Andover Transfer Station employees were handing out bright yellow pieces of paper to everyone who rolled in, because effective that morning, a new recycling regimen was in place. Until further notice, we can throw all our recyclables except glass into the huge orange container that used to be just for […]

Enjoy the Bountiful Harvest at the School Garden

Veggies for dinner, or help with the weeds

Enjoy the Bountiful Harvest at the School Garden

The AE/MS school garden has a bountiful harvest coming for the community. Principal Jane Slayton and Gardener Par Excellence Kat Darling invite everyone to stop by to pick some veggies for dinner, or to pull some weeds. Photo: Jane Slayton

Stakeholder Group Looks Into Improving Broadband Access

Meeting on July 25 in Danbury

Press release

The Lakes Region Broadband Stakeholder Group cordially invites you to attend a roundtable discussion that explores potential broadband improvement solutions in Danbury and surrounding towns that lack access to adequate broadband connections. You will meet technology experts and local citizens who are leading broadband initiatives in the state and in your neighborhood. You will have […]

Board of Selectmen Minutes, June 17, 2013

Condensed from approved minutes

Road Agent’s Report Concrete from the Route 11 bridge reconstruction (by New Hampshire DoT) is being crushed at the Transfer Station. When crushed, it will become part of the Town’s gravel inventory. At the next work session, the Board and the Road Agent will review work orders that have not been authorized over the last […]

“Slices For Scholarships” on the Village Green

Get a slice of pie and help the scholarship fund

By Mary Ofenloch, ASC president

Once again on the Fourth of July, the Andover Service Club (ASC) will be selling “Slices for Scholarships.” The ladies of ASC bake assorted pies to be sold by the slice, proceeds of which are earmarked for the ASC Merit Scholarship Fund. The ladies of ASC are known in Andover and the surrounding communities for […]