Lake Sunapee Bank Parent Acquires Vermont Bank

Press release

New Hampshire Thrift Bancshares, Inc. (NasdaqGM: NHTB), parent company of Lake Sunapee Bank, fsb, and Central Financial Corporation (OTC: CEVT) today jointly announced that they have entered into a definitive agreement through which New Hampshire Thrift Bancshares will acquire Central Financial Corporation and its subsidiary, The Randolph National Bank. Originally established in 1875, The Randolph […]

NHEC Recognized as EPA Energy Star Partner

Press release

The US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has recognized New Hampshire Electric Cooperative (NHEC) and a collaborative of other New Hampshire utilities with a 2013 ENERGY STAR Partner of the Year Award for outstanding contributions to energy efficiency services and information. NHEC is part of a collaborative of four New Hampshire electric utilities (NHEC, PSNH, Liberty […]

Huckleberry Propane Adds to Generator Installation Team

Press release

Huckleberry Propane & Oil LLC, a local family-owned and operated propane and oil delivery and service company, has welcomed Andy Warren, master electrician, as the newest team member. Andy Warren will be a vital member of the new Kohler Generator installation and sales team. Bringing Andy on board has given Huckleberry the ability to be […]

Call an Andover Contractor for Your Spring Projects

By Charlie Darling, Beacon staff

Our town is full of talented, hardworking tradesmen of all kinds. For anything from a spring clean-up for your yard to building a new home, there are local contractors and handymen to fill the bill. In last month’s Beacon we asked local contractors and handymen to contact us so we could offer our readers a […]

Tack Room Welcomes NHSPCA

Press release

Tack Room Consignment Tack in Andover is proud to announce their collaboration with NHSPCA. NHSPCA joins Live and Let Live Rescue and Becky’s Gift Equine Relief in selling donated tack through Tack Room. Sale proceeds go directly back to the rescues to assist in the funding of their services. NHSPCA is the oldest shelter in […]

Leprechaun Shop Hop at The Constant Quilter

The Quilting Corner in Tilton is participating, too.

Press release

The Leprechaun Shop Hop is coming to The Constant Quilter on Pancake Road in Andover on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday, March 14 through 16. Extended shop hours for the shop hop are 9 AM to 6 PM. Also participating in the event are The Quilting Corner in Tilton, Apple Tree Fabrics, The Country Heart Quilters, […]

Granny Judy’s Kitchen Opens a New Function Room

Stop in for made-from-scratch breakfast and lunch.

By Heather Makechnie, for the Beacon
Granny Judy’s Kitchen Opens a New Function Room

“I don’t usually tell you what to do, but I just want to point out that one thing around this house is expanding, and one other thing is shrinking. The two things are our bank account and your waistline. I’ll let you decide which is which, and I’ll let you decide what to do about […]

Ask the Energy Expert: Fuel-Efficient Cars

 Each month, New Hampshire Electric Cooperative (NHEC) offers you the chance to Ask the Energy Expert. Got a question about energy efficiency or renewable energy? Send your question to and get answers from the Co-op Energy Solutions team. This month’s Energy Expert is Gary Lemay. Gary is a Renewable Energy Engineer at NHEC. He’s […]

Attention: Andover Contractors, Handymen, and Other Tradesmen!

The Beacon is planning an article for the April issue to help homeowners find local tradesmen for their spring and summer clean-up or improvement projects, large or small. We’d like to mention as many local people as possible, along with the type of work you do and how our readers can contact you – but […]

Lake Sunapee Bank Joins Allpoint ATM Network

Adds 50,000 no-fee ATM locations

Press release

Lake Sunapee Bank is pleased to announce it has joined Allpoint Network, a Cardtronics, Inc. affiliate and operator of the world’s largest surcharge-free ATM network. By joining Allpoint Network, Lake Sunapee Bank now offers surcharge-free ATM access for its customers at 50,000 ATMs located across the United States and beyond. The addition of 50,000 surcharge-free […]