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School District Meeting Passes $4.86 Million Budget

Voters in Andover unanimously passed a new two-year teachers’ contract and operating budget at their annual school district meeting Tuesday night. The budget, $4.86 million, was up $122,000 from last year, or about 2.5 percent. Nearly all of the increase is from projected special education needs, including one-on-one student support and the transportation of some […]

School Board’s Thoughts on the Annual School District Meeting

On Tuesday, March 1, residents of Andover gathered for our annual Andover School District Meeting to listen to, deliberate, and vote on the 2016-2017 school budget and other Andover Elementary/Middle School related warrant articles by the school board. On behalf of the board, we thank everyone who was present for this important yearly event for […]

Andover’s Newest Selectman is Sworn In

Andover’s Newest Selectman is Sworn In

Andover Election Results for March 8, 2016

Andover Election Results for March 8, 2016

Town Meeting to Vote on Proposed Noise Ordinance

The following Noise Ordinance will appear on the Town Meeting warrant and will be discussed and voted on at Town Meeting on Tuesday, March 8, in the AE/MS gym. The Andover Police Department and the Andover Board of Selectmen agree on the need for a clearer noise ordinance than the “Unnecessary Noise Ordinance” that is […]

A Few Words of Explanation About This Year’s Town Report

Every year we try to make some improvements to the Town Report – better information, clearer presentation, more efficient work process, more useful layout – whatever we can do to make it work better for everyone who contributes to it and everyone who uses it. This year we wound up dealing with more changes than […]

Town Hall Needs a New Roof

Town Hall Needs a New Roof

While fixing a leak on the roof where the town office and library buildings join together, it was discovered that the roof shingles were cracked in many places. The shingles are 15 years old and were put on both parts of the building when the town office addition was added. Unfortunately, IKO,the manufacturer, produced a […]

At the Polls: March 8, 2016

Selectman for One Year Vote for one Duncan Coolidge My three-year tenure as a selectman for the Town of Andover is coming to an end. It has been a challenging and rewarding time for me. Progress, though slow, has been made in several areas, and we are tackling longstanding problems with some success. Meeting the […]

New Teachers’ Agreement Reduces Health Insurance Costs

The Andover School Board and Andover Education Association (the teachers) worked tirelessly for months to reach an agreement that satisfied both sides and would be agreeable to the Andover Budget Committee and to Andover voters. Voters are used to seeing a warrant article for a collective bargaining agreement that has large amounts of money being […]

Andover School District Warrant Articles

To the inhabitants of the School District in the Town of Andover qualified to vote in District affairs: You are hereby notified to meet at the Andover Elementary/Middle School Gymnasium in said District on Tuesday, the 1st day of March 2016, at 7 PM to act upon the following subjects: ARTICLE 1. To see if […]