Town Hall Needs a New Roof

Defective shingles lead to warrant article

By Vicky Mishcon, Board of Selectmen
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

Vote at AE/MS on Tuesday, March 8, from 11 AM to 7 PM

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

Article 5 shows big savings in Year One

By Robin Heins, Andover School District

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

Meeting at AE/MS on March 1 at 7 PM

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 […]

Supervisors of the Checklist to Meet on January 19

Just in time to file for Town elections

By Art Urie, Supervisor of the Checklist

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!

Your community needs you to step up!

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

Many important deadlines in run-up to School District Meeting and Town Meeting

Press release

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

Some major accomplishments, some lessons learned

By Duncan Coolidge, Board of Selectmen

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

Feedback welcome at regular monthly meetings

By Michelle Dudek, School Board chair

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

Ed Hiller and Dennis Fenton honored

By Duncan Coolidge, Board of Selectmen chair

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 […]