Natalie Wells’ View From Concord, June 2022

By Natalie Wells

As this House Session comes to an end, I want to thank all the constituents of Andover, Danbury, Salisbury, Warner, and Webster for putting your trust in me as your State Representative these past two years and in 2016-2018. I say this now as my District will be changing to Warner, Bradford, and Henniker. I’m […]

Resident Urges Andoverites to Remove Flags and Posters Supporting Number 45

By Pecco Beaufays

While listening to the January 6th Committee’s investigations and testimonies from Trump’s attorney general, Trump’s White House lawyers, Trump’s election campaign chairman, and the prominent Republican election lawyer in the United States, we witness firsthand the persistent lies and deceitful behavior of our 45th president.  I began to feel sorry for fellow Andover residents who […]

Louise Andrus’ View from Concord, June 2022

By Louise Andrus

Congratulations to all graduates of 2022.  The future is yours.  Don’t ever let anyone steal your dreams. Happy Fourth of July.  It is exciting that Andover will be holding the celebration again this year.  I have missed it and look forward to the people and the parade. Redistricting:  The House and Senate passed HB 50, […]

Warner Democratic Chair Offers Praise to Retiring Republican Representative

By David Bates

I’m writing as the Democratic chair of the Town of Warner to thank New Hampshire Representative Natalie Wells for her service in the legislature. In 2016, 2018, and 2020, Natalie ran to represent the five-town floterial district of Danbury, Andover, Salisbury, Webster, and Warner – an exhausting task in itself. After winning in 2016 and […]

Workforce Housing Shortage Threatens Andover’s Future

Andover Planning Board to address this issue

By Ken Wells

There is a housing shortage that threatens Andover’s long-term viability as a prosperous community. A couple of months ago I attended a meeting of Lakes Region business leaders. At that meeting I heard several executives complaining that their large companies were unsuccessful in hiring the local workers they really need, even though their companies had […]

Redistricting by State Moves Andover into Larger Districts

By Ken Wells

Readers have probably heard on the evening news about “redistricting” in New Hampshire by the party controlling the State House, but have not realized the effect it will have on Andover. Future court action this summer will likely determine the final shape of New Hampshire’s Senate, Executive Council, and US Congressional districts, but the New […]

Louise Andrus’ View From Concord – May 2022

By Louise Andrus

It is time for candidates to sign up for the office they are seeking, and the time period for filing is Wednesday, June 1 through Friday, June 10.  I am a candidate for re-election in the newly-created District 5 (Andover, Danbury, Hill, Salisbury, Webster) for a second term in the New Hampshire House and will […]

Ignoring Past or Current Events Doesn’t Make them Disappear

By Bill Radzelovage

Louise Andrus, in her April column in the Beacon, states that “Parents are against some of the content that may be taught in our public schools,” and goes on to report approvingly of a book being removed from AE/MS.  Her referenced parents must subscribe to the theory that if it’s ignored, it will disappear.  If […]

“Yea” Vote on HB 1477 Belies Stance on “Pro-Limited Government” 

By Marie D. Nardino

In the Opinion entitled “Louise Andrus’ View from Concord, April 2022,” Louise Andrus, House Representative for the current Merrimack District 1, stated: “I am a freedom lovin’ and liberty lovin’ individual.”  She then went on to set forth all the principles for which she stands, including that she is “pro-life” and  “pro-limited government.” I am […]

Effort to Divert Public Education Funds Causes Concern

By Mary Anne Broshek

I am Pro Public Education. Public education is one of the pillars of our democracy. It’s where children get to know others who are not the same as they are and who do not believe in the same things. It’s where they learn that it is okay to have different beliefs and okay to talk […]

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