Ausbon Sargent Purchases the Messer Farm in New London

Spring Ledge Farm will continue to lease farmland

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Ausbon Sargent Purchases the Messer Farm in New London

On October 30, 2020, The Ausbon Sargent Land Preservation Trust closed on the purchase of the Messer Farm property in New London. The iconic property in the heart of New London, will now be protected from development, forever. This property includes 22 acres of fields, designated as “prime farmland of statewide importance” which are currently […]

Do Some Holiday Window Shopping at Emons Store in Potter Place  

By Larry Chase
Do Some Holiday Window Shopping at Emons Store in Potter Place  

Make a list, check it twice — and then call the Andover Historical Society for easy gift-shopping from the Society’s Emons Store in Potter Place, complete with free delivery for Andover residents. The store has its usual broad selection of books, its new navy-blue Potter Place sweatshirts, the 2021 Historical Society calendar featuring the town’s […]

COA Chapin Senior Center – December Program List

By Karen Lester

“A White Heron” Saturday, December 12 at 2 PM A live performance via Zoom Please contact COA at 526-6368 for Zoom connection information The story of a young forest-dwelling girl who must choose whether or not to tell a handsome young hunter the secret of where the rare white heron has its nest. This tale […]

 Roof Repairs Finished on Historical Society’s Red Caboose

Paint and ladder repairs next on list

By Bob Norander
 Roof Repairs Finished on Historical Society’s Red Caboose

An article in the November 2020 issue of the Andover Beacon noted that considerable progress had been made in restoring the leak prone roof of the Historical Society’s 1923 Central Vermont Caboose. The final and longest section of the roof, which was uncovered last month, revealed extensive damage. The support beam, which ran along the […]

Draft Minutes of the FNRT-MC Board Meeting

By George Heaton

Condensed from draft minutes Board Attendees:  Alex Bernhard, Steve Darling, George Heaton, Craig Heim, Lindy Heim, Charles Martin, Myra Mayman, Ricker Miller, Chris Norris, Steve Rasche Guests and Loyal Trail Supporters:  Barbara Couturier, Don Moyer, Patrice Rasche Extending Ourselves October’s Annual Meeting found the FNRT-MC in the happy position of renewing our Directors and Officers, […]

Learn About Kearsarge Neighborhood Partners Via Hub Sponsored Presentation 

New non-profit serves Kearsarge-Sunapee Region

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Learn About Kearsarge Neighborhood Partners Via Hub Sponsored Presentation 

Have you heard of Kearsarge Neighborhood Partners (KNP) and wondered what it’s all about? Put simply, it’s a new non-profit serving the Kearsarge-Sunapee region, including Andover, and dedicated to “building a broad community in which neighbors help one another flourish.” On Tuesday, November 17, beginning at 7 PM, you can learn more by participating in […]

Fire Department Tests and Maintains Equipment Frequently

Because a failure could be life-threatening

By Rene Lefebvre
Fire Department Tests and Maintains Equipment Frequently

Andover, like most fire departments, has lots of hose.  We have several thousand feet in various sizes and colors. When the hose is in use at a fire, it gets dragged through a building or through the woods.  Fire hose is made to be tough but not indestructible. The only way to be sure that […]

LRGHealthcare Files for Chapter 11 Bankruptcy

Concord Hospital may acquire LRGH assets

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Today, LRGHealthcare announced that the organization is beginning the legal and regulatory process of filing for Chapter 11 bankruptcy. LRGHealthcare also announced that it has received an offer from Concord Hospital regarding a potential acquisition of the assets of Lakes Region General Hospital, Franklin Regional Hospital, and the hospitals’ ambulatory sites. These announcements come at […]

Repairs Continue on Andover Historical Society’s Red Caboose

Leaking roof turned into extensive repairs

By Larry Chase
Repairs Continue on Andover Historical Society’s Red Caboose

They’ve been working on the railroad — on Andover’s red caboose, in this case. Since early July, the caboose that sits beside the Potter Place railroad station has been undergoing repair and refurbishment by a team led by Andover contractor Doug Bent of Bentwood Construction. The original focus of the work was the cupola, the […]

Hub Offers Exercise Opportunities Virtually Via Zoom

Contact the Hub to register and to get Zoom link

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The Andover Community Hub has been offering a strength and balance class aimed primarily at those 55 and over for three years, most recently via Zoom while The Hub remains closed.  Adults of any age and all levels of fitness, men as well as women, are welcome to join this low-impact exercise class designed to […]

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