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 […]

Report from Concord, September 2019

By Ken Wells

The Legislature has supposedly been on recess since June, but I have actually been extremely busy in Concord since then. Undoubtedly you will have read that during the recess, the Governor vetoed 55 bills that had passed with majorities in both the House and Senate, many of them with overwhelming bipartisan support. Depending on your […]

Hit & Run! Thank You!

By Kathy Hildebrand

They say New Englanders tend to keep to themselves and mind nobody’s business but their own –  but always keep a watchful eye out for those in need. This is true. Andover is a small town of some 2,700 people. Our politics differ. Our incomes differ. Our education and life experiences differ.  But you will […]

Learning From History

By Pecco Beaufays

I was born in Germany in 1948, after World War II ended. I’ve had to live my whole life with the stigma of responsibility for crimes against humanity committed by my country. Part of my family is German, the other part Belgian. I remember being the target of insults on the street in Belgium because […]

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