Think White Water Park

By Judith Ackerson

I would like to clarify that the Whitewater Park is not a plastic slide, amusement park.  It is whitewater rafting and kayaking on the Winnipesaukee River that rapidly makes its way into downtown Franklin, and we are fortunate to have this resource. While families may be drawn to Franklin for the water park, they will […]

Andover Town Meeting – March 2019

By Janet Moore

I hope residents at Town Meeting noticed that the town budget passed easily, that the Select Board, Budget Committee, and Town Administrator answered every question easily, and that those two Boards and the Moderator facilitated the progress of the meeting and treated everyone’s questions fairly. It appeared that participants were happy to move along the […]

Ken Wells Reports From Concord

By Ken Wells

During the last few weeks, the House has voted on hundreds of bills. There are several dozen bills still to go before the deadlines looming late in March. Some bills were passed or shot down on quick voice votes, and others had hours of speeches and debate. Here are a few highlights, and I apologize […]

Moderating Town Meeting

By Jon Mishcon

Dear Friends, One resident characterized my Moderator work as “worst town meeting ever.” It was my responsibility for the hesitation in blocking shouting, and fumbling the nested amended warrant articles. I’d like the community to understand how I tried to prepare. From the date of town meeting, wherein I was elected, until the March 2019 […]

The Story Behind the Photo of Proctor Woodland Classroom Boys

See March Beacon Issue for Photo

By Sooze Hodgson

BUILDING BRIDGES:  IT TOOK A VILLAGE The March issue of the Andover Beacon has a lovely photo of Proctor students standing on a not-quite-finished hiker’s bridge on the SRK (Sunapee-Ragged-Kearsarge Greenway) trail #9, which leads to the summit of Ragged Mt. from Proctor Academy.  This photo seems to be a random “filler,” placed with totally […]

The Andover Lions Club Remembers Jim Goody

A Short Obituary

By Virginia S. Edwards

The Andover Lions Club is sad to announce the passing of our beloved 30 year member Jim Goody of Andover. Jim was born January 18, 1938 in Amsterdam, NY. and passed away February 25, 2019 alone at his home. Jim joined the club in 1989 and held many positions such as past President, Secretary,  and […]

Women Who Make a Difference Luncheon

Dear Editor: Because of the fantastic women in the Kearsarge/Lake Sunapee, Connecticut Valley and Upper Valley regions of our beloved New Hampshire, we will celebrate the 20th Anniversary of the Women Who Make A Difference Luncheon this year! We sure hope you will join us at Colby-Sawyer College’s Wheeler Hall on Wednesday, May 15, 2019 […]

Report from Concord

By David Karrick & Ken Wells. State Reps

New Hampshire’s democracy is one of the oldest and purest in the United States, and it is fascinating to see all the ways people of New Hampshire can participate in the process.  Most folks recognize that by voting in every election, they have played an important role in our democracy. But your right as a […]

Thanks for the Walk Down Memory Lane

By Barbara Rising Hayes

To the Editor: I lived in East Andover until I left for college and enjoy following the changes in the town in the Andover Beacon, however, I especially enjoy articles about the history of Andover, such as the doings from 50 years ago and Rita Norander’s histories.  Imagine my delight when I opened my February […]

David Karrick Thanks Supporters

By David Karrick

Most of you probably know by now that I was reelected to the New Hampshire State Legislature. This will be my 3rd two year term as a New Hampshire State Representative after a 2 year hiatus. Once again I’ll be representing the citizens of Merrimack District 25, consisting of Warner, Webster, Andover, Salisbury, and Danbury. […]

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