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Supervisors of the Checklist to Meet on January 19

The Andover Supervisors of the Checklist will meet on Tuesday, January 19 at the Town Hall from 7 to 7:30 PM to make additions or changes to the checklist. This meeting is timed so anyone planning to run in the Town elections in March can get on the checklist before the filing period begins. The […]

Run for Town Office in 2016!

With Town Meeting coming up in March, it’s time to think about who’s going to fill all the positions in town government and in the school district to keep the wheels turning smoothly. The following is a run-down of what offices will be on the ballot in March and what the incumbents may be planning. […]

Budget Committee Calendar for 2015-2016 Meetings

The Andover Budget Committee has published its 2015-2016 meeting calendar, and the Town Office has added the deadlines for the 2015 Town Report. September 16, 6:30 PM: Joint Meeting with Select Board September 24, 7 PM: Capital Improvement Plan Committee Meeting November 11, Deadline: Water/Precinct budgets forwarded to Budget Committee November 18, 7 PM: Water and […]

Thoughts from the Selectmen after Town Meeting

Andover Town Meeting 2015, our Legislative Body made up of the citizens of Andover who attended the meeting, demonstrated its concern for and commitment to the town. That was reassuring, but I was disappointed that more people weren’t there. Apathy and cynicism do not serve the community and do not help to guide its development. […]

School Board’s Perspective on 2015 School District Meeting

The Andover School Board wishes to thank the community for their support and feedback during the annual School District Meeting. Although not well attended, the voters overwhelmingly voted to approve the operating budget as well as three warrant articles. Two of these articles continue funding to the Special Education and High School Trust Funds, and the other funds a […]

Selectmen Inaugurate Rusty Trusty Old Spike Awards

These are the words with which Duncan Coolidge opened Andover Town Meeting 2015 on March 10. First, I want to thank all of the various local government volunteers and elected officials for their selfless and generous effort over the last year serving the town and our community. It is through their gift of time and […]

Town Meeting 2015 Results, Article by Article

Town Meeting 2015 Results, Article by Article

The 2015 Andover Town Meeting convened on March 10 in the AE/ MS gym at 7 PM. Duncan Coolidge, chair of the Board of Selectmen, took the floor to recognize many Andover citizens who have helped the Town. See the article on page ?? for the text of his comments. Because Article 1 (election of officers […]

School District Meeting Passes Every Article Unanimously

School District Meeting Passes Every Article Unanimously

To begin the annual Andover School District Meeting on March 2, Moderator Betsy Paine introduced the Andover School Board members, Andover Budget committee members, SAU #46 officials, and AE/MS administration in attendance. The Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts led the meeting in the Pledge of Allegiance, and the AE/MS Chorus sang God Bless America. Betsy […]

Town Meetings Approve Proposed 2015 Budgets

For the record, the 2015 annual meetings of the Town of Andover, the Andover School District, and the two Andover Fire Department precincts voted to fund and appropriate the budgets recommended by the Andover Budget Committee, as presented in The Andover Beacon for March 2015. The total appropriations (net of pass-throughs) are $6,553,046, down by […]

School District Meeting Warrant Articles, March 2, 2015

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 Monday, the 2nd day of March 2015, at 7 PM. to act upon the following subjects: ARTICLE 1:. To see if the […]