Biomass Issue

By Faith Clendenan

Having read Ken Wells’ Concord report, I felt some clarification was needed in his statements that Governor Sununu had killed biomass energy generation in the state. It wasn’t clear to me how Governor Sununu could do this. Obviously a piece of legislation had been vetoed, but what exactly was this legislation? Ken didn’t make that […]

John Wagner Retires From Andover Community Church

By John and Amy Wagner

Dear members of our Andover community, After a lot of time in discussion and prayer about this, Amy and I announced my resignation (some may call it retirement) as Pastor at Andover Community Church at the end of January 2020. As most of you must be aware, our church recently celebrated the 150th anniversary of […]

Report from Concord, November 2019

By Ken Wells, NH State Representative

When I was a teenager during the Cold War, I was amused by a comic strip called Spy vs. Spy. Two trenchcoated raven characters appeared only in silhouette, identical in every way yet polar opposites and mortal enemies. One was drawn black on white, and the other, white on black. They were adversaries engaged in […]

Logging on Tucker Mountain Road

By Donna Baker-Hartwell

Tucker Mountain Road residents have experienced a number of large logging projects over the past ten or more years. As a resident, there are many challenges that come along with these projects: the meeting and passing of fully loaded logging trucks on narrow sections of the road that are often on blind corners; icy, muddy […]

Report from Concord, October 2019

By Ken Wells, NH Representative

It looks like the fall foliage in Andover reached its moment of maximum variety; its fullest spectrum this week. I could see young maples whose lower and interior leaves held stubbornly onto their green, while yellow leaves stood out along their longest side branches, with splashes of brilliant orange and red around the treetops. Stormy […]

Appreciating Andover

By Kent Hackmann

October in Andover stimulated my sense of appreciation. The warm, dry days were perfect for observing nature’s display; mainly the deep reds and golds in the trees set in the pine forests or at strategic places along the road. One of my favorite views was at 7:30 in the morning, driving west on Route 11, […]

Enforce Immigration Laws

By Charles Baer

This is in response to two letters in the October Beacon which decry enforcement of our immigration laws. Both letters err in their claim that the detention of families who enter the United States illegally is wrong. Most importantly, those who enter our country in defiance of long standing law are making the decisions that […]

Our immigration laws need to be enforced.

By Charles Baer

This is in response to two letters in the October Beacon which decry enforcement of our immigration laws.  Both letters err in their claim that the detention of families who enter the United States illegally is wrong.  Most importantly, those who enter our country in defiance of long standing law are making the decisions that […]

Showing Concern for Children Held in Detention Centers

By Judith Ackerson

With so many news stories continually perking to the top, we must not forget the children who are still being detained, jailed, in detention centers.  They are suffering severe emotional distress. When they are reunited with their families, it will be years of healing from their separation and some may never recover.  Don’t forget, either, […]

Comments on Current Politics in Andover.

By Kent Hackman

The annual Danbury Grange Day on Saturday, September 9, included, as it had in the past, the tents of the Merrimack Republican Steering Committee and the Danbury-Salisbury-Andover Democrats.  Louise Andrus (announced candidate for House District 1) and Natalie Wells (2016-18 representative for House District 25) presided over the GOP tent. Ken Wells (current representative for […]

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