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 […]

Louise Andrus

By On Ken Wells Statements

The Andover Beacon is a great local newspaper.    I enjoy reading it each month. It is full of good local news.  But I would like to suggest maybe adding more news from the surrounding towns of Danbury, Wilmot, and Salisbury. Next,  I would like to correct a statement made in last month’s Andover Beacon from […]

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. […]

Elbow Pond Road Bridge

By M J Mishcon, MD

To the editor I serve as the medical director for both the New Hampshire Veteran’s Home  and the Peabody Home (a charity nursing home in Franklin). I also make house calls, do home hospice, and serve a large number of former  state school residents. I live on Elbow Pond Road. I leave for work very […]

Thanks to the Beacon

I am writing to thank the Beacon for your “congratulatory shout out” to my husband and I on the occasion of our 50th wedding anniversary in September. It was included in the “remembering 50 years ago” section. My friend and long time resident of Andover, Frie Scott, is an avid reader of the Beacon though […]

 Thank You

By Ken Wells

To the people of Andover, Danbury and Salisbury, Thank you so much for electing me to represent our towns in the New Hampshire House of Representatives! I’d especially want to thank all of you who took time to help me understand your real concerns about our rising property taxes, about the state’s downshifting of expenses […]

Thank you

By Louise Andrus

Now that the election is over, what is next?  What is next for me is watching for bills in the NH Legislature and making sure our “Live Free or Die” State status continues to stay in place.   If you want to share your thoughts, I may be reached at 748-1965 or This election was […]