Making Andover Nice

Your efforts are appreciated

By Ken Reid

Thank you for the continued good work at the Beacon – the quality of the newspaper is a constant reminder of so many things that make me happy with my decision to call Andover home. I wanted to share a recent experience. Yearly, I try to participate in clean-up day at the Andover Historical Society […]

Sophie Viandier Resigns from Board of Selectmen

Focus shifts to job in Kenya, accelerated school schedule

It is time I announce my resignation from my position as Selectwoman. Last summer I was offered a job in Kenya to teach 30+ students in reforestation and water conservation this June and July. I have decided to accept their offer and will most likely stay on with the organization after that. I love Andover […]

Thank You, Andover Voters

By James Delaney, Sr

I would like to thank Andover voters for your support in our recent Town elections. I would like to thank those of you who voted for me and also those of you who voted for Mr. Caron. By your support, for either me or Lenny, it shows that democracy is alive and kicking in Andover. Again, […]

Thanks to the Fire Department

By Janet Moore

To Stephen Barton, Jake Johnson, and Carter Atwood, Thank you for a very quick response to my call for help last month at my house on Cilleyville Road. Your actions helped avert what could have been a major plumbing disaster. My gratitude goes out to the Fire Department members for doing exactly the right things, especially […]

Thanks to Andover Fire Department

We would like to thank the Andover Fire Department for assistance on the night of January 31. Responding quickly to our needs were Peter Smith, Jacob Johnson, Chief Rene Lefebvre, Ben Seaver, and Scott Davis. Most sincerely, Ed and Doreen Barkowski  

Andover Town Sign Closed Until Spring

By George Kidder, Andover Lions Club

The sign in front of the Town Hall was given to the Town by the Andover Lions Club for the purpose of notices concerning budget hearings, school notices, town meetings, voting, and other not-for-profit organizations’ events. The letters are printed on plastic squares which slide in between plastic grooved tracks screwed onto the background. The […]

Skating Rink on the Channel of Highland Lake

Anyone else interested?

By Donna Baker-Hartwell

For many years I have wished that there could be an ice skating rink maintained on the channel of Highland Lake. I am wondering how to go about creating it. Are there others who would support this and who would volunteer to help? Perhaps the fire department would be willing to flood it once a week […]

With Gratitude

Andover helps a stranger in trouble

My name is Nicholas Drew, and I am writing as a thank-you to the kind people of Andover and Franklin for the help they gave me on Wednesday, December 10. I was driving through Andover on Plains Road during the rain, snow, and sleet and lost control of my truck. Some very nice people who […]

Touching the Hearts of Veterans

AE/MS' wonderful observance of Veterans Day

By Bill Leber

The Andover Elementary/Middle School recently presented a wonderful observance of  Veterans Day. It was exciting and moving to see the students so interested in the history and struggles of our country’s wars. The students treated the program and the veterans in attendance with respect and reverence. Teachers, staff, and students did an outstanding job in […]

In Appreciation of AE/MS’ Veterans Day Celebration

Every child in the country should have this experience

By William Converse, World War II veteran
In Appreciation of AE/MS’ Veterans Day Celebration

My name is Bill Converse and I am a World War II veteran. I had the honor of being invited to the Andover Elementary Middle School Veteran’s Day Celebration. It was very impressive, but I think it was more impressive for the children than it was for me. I want to thank you for the […]

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