Benefits of Medicare for All Explained; Vote Yes

By Kent Hackmann

Last month’s Beacon published a petitioned warrant article that will be on the warrant at the upcoming Andover Town Meeting. It asks Congress to pass a bill for Medicare for All (M4All).  M4All would have tangible, positive results: ● Freedom from the worrying expenses of increased deductibles and premiums that have risen annually.  ● Freedom […]

Efforts to Privatize Education Threaten Public Schools

All-inclusive learning is at risk

By Cinde Warmington

Public education is at the edge of a precipice in New Hampshire right now. Our state has some of the best public schools in the country: US News & World Report ranks our state third in the nation for pre-K to 12 education.  But this year, a well-coordinated effort in our state government is poised […]

Property Tax Increase Possible if Education Voucher Bill Passes

By Mary Anne Broshek

A prime concern for New Hampshire legislators and Governor must be to lower property taxes by undoing and preventing the  downshifting of costs to towns and cities. In the past, down shifting was done when State revenues went down.  The promise was to reinstate those funds when revenue went back up. Listed below are a […]

New State Representative Gives Overview of House Happenings

By Louise Andrus

As a State Representative the most gratifying part of the journey is listening to the citizens in hearings or reading their emails, whether for or against any given bill.  Listening or reading both sides of an issue can give a whole new perspective to an issue. To me, the Legislature is of the people, by […]

Andover Community Hub Comes to the Rescue

By Nancy Robart

Many thanks to Andover Hub! In early January, I was scheduled to get my “new hip” and had planned to pick up my “assistive devices,” walker, and cane at the New London Council of Aging prior to surgery date. However, by the time I called COA, they were closed and the opportunity for pick up […]

Andover Resident Thanks Workers Who Keep Roads Cleared

By Janet Moore

Just a note of gratitude from an Andover resident to all of the people who keep our roads plowed: winter seems to have appeared for real in late January, necessitating a lot of plowing. Thanks so much to those who clear our roads (and driveways), allowing for easy, though caution-filled access, to wherever we need […]

2020 Candidate Didn’t Win, But Thanks Andover Folks

By Faith Minton

Apologies for this belated thank you to those supporters and voters for my run for New Hampshire House District 25 State Representative. Although I did not succeed in the election, I am grateful for all the help I received from people in this district’s five towns, especially the very involved folks of Andover! One of […]

Petitioned Warrant Article Requests Support for Medicare for All

Provides health insurance for everyone

By Kent Hackmann

I’d like all Andover voters to know that I have sent a petitioned warrant article, signed by 36 fellow voters, to the Select Board for the 2021 Andover Town Meeting. The warrant article directs the Select Board to tell our Congressional delegation to work toward immediate passage of Medicare for All. The wording of the […]

Andover Parent Makes Case for Return to In-Person Learning

A group has been created to spear-head logistics

By Molly B. Morgan, M.S.

It’s 4 PM and a young girl, hair disheveled, wearing pink sweatpants, perches atop her bed, Chromebook on lap. Although based on real Andover children, let’s call her Peggy. She has hardly moved from her perch, even to eat, since 9 AM. It is Tuesday, and it is her second day of “remote learning” at […]

Andover Post Office Receives Gratitude For Service

By Janet Moore

This is a grand shout-out to the town’s postal employees. All of you have gone above and beyond the call of duty in processing the holiday mail. From receiving and redirecting packages to delivering them at all odd hours, we thank you. For delivering holiday cards and regular mail on a steady basis through rain, […]

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