Statement about Laws Disagrees with Position on Laws

In her June 2021 Report from Concord, Louise Andrus writes that she has many times asked herself why we have so many laws and why we keep passing more and more laws. She states that it is her “belief that every time a law is passed, the law takes away someone’s rights.” I am aware […]

Andover Resident Reminds People to Support Farm Stands

By Kent Hackmann

Now that I am vaccinated and go without worries to the Transfer Station on Saturday mornings, I am paying attention to our local farm stands.  I highlight three that cater to my single-item needs. For crusty homemade sourdough bread, I stop at Crow Tree Farm, at 72 Main Street; Malora Moore and Joe Rice, owners.  […]

Wilmot Learning Place Faces Post-COVID Challenges

By Scott McCullough

The past year has been a challenge to us all in many ways. Though we are recently starting to see some semblance of our former normal lives, it will take time to build back up to where we were or would like to be. I would like to highlight one example of an organization on […]

A Reminder that Recycling is Available in Andover

By Janet Moore

Just when you thought life couldn’t get any better, along comes more good news. You can now recycle bottles and cans at the Andover Transfer Station. That includes beverage containers of all kinds, as long as they’re glass, tin, or aluminum. Oh wait, we’ve been doing that for several years now. So, save those beer […]

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 […]

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 […]

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, […]

Absentee Ballot System Works; Extended Use Should Continue

By Judith Ackerson

As a volunteer election worker, I am upset that some New Hampshire legislators are pushing to limit absentee ballots in our state.  I can vouch for the integrity of the process as one who has been intimately involved as a volunteer for years with elections, including the most recent November election.     I am offended […]