Abbigail “Abby” Jean Dukette-Cornell – June 15, 2024

Abbigail “Abby” Jean Dukette-Cornell – June 15, 2024

Abbigail “Abby” Jean Dukette-Cornell was a kind-hearted soul who cherished her roles as a daughter, mother, and friend. She peacefully departed this world on June 15, 2024 at 12:30 AM, surrounded by those she held most dear, after bravely battling Glioblastoma. Abby was born on November 6, 1983, to Cheryl Ordway of Franklin, New Hampshire, […]

Saving Money and Financial Independence

Charging electric car from solar panels

By Richard Bott and Sarah Hardy
Saving Money and Financial Independence

My wife and I recently started our switch from fossil fuels to grid-tied solar and an electric vehicle. It has been a real eye-opener for us, from saving money to financial independence. We thought we were doing a good thing by helping climate change, but it turned into more and we would like to share […]

68-Year-Old Grandmother Arrested by NYC Police

Nonviolent civil disobedience action

By Donna Baker-Hartwell
68-Year-Old Grandmother Arrested by NYC Police

What is a 68-year-old grandmother doing getting arrested by New York City police? The following is my account of how I found myself in what I can only describe as a personal “perfect storm.” In early 2023, a close friend of mine sent me an article about “dirty banks” — banks that finance the fossil […]

Former Teacher Wesley McNair Speaks

Friday, July 19, at 7 PM

By Jesse Schust
Former Teacher Wesley McNair Speaks

Did you have Wesley McNair as a high school teacher in New London? There was a brief period in which Andover’s high school students were given the choice of attending either Franklin High School or New London High School. During this period an exceptional young teacher named Wesley McNair made a lasting positive impression on […]

Rev. Arthur C. Urie — May 29, 2024

By Chadwick's Funeral Service

The Rev. Arthur C. Urie of Andover passed away on May 29. He was born August 6, 1943, son of Leslie and Isabel (Anderson) Urie. He and his three brothers and one sister were raised on a dairy farm in South Albany, Vermont, and as a youth he was active in the East Craftsbury Presbyterian […]

Tina Marie French — June 3, 2024

By Nikita M. Mayotte
Tina Marie French — June 3, 2024

Tina Marie French, 67, of Andover, passed away peacefully at home on June 3. She was surrounded by the two people she loved the most, her husband Gary and her niece Nikita. Tina grew up in Andover, the youngest child of Valerie “Toots” and Ernest French.  She spent much of her young childhood surrounded by […]

Donald H. Tilton, Sr. – May 18, 2024

Donald H. Tilton, Sr. – May 18, 2024

Donald H. Tilton, Sr., 81, of Pound Road, Wilmot, died Saturday, May 18 at his home. He was born in New London, New Hampshire, on October 2, 1942, the son of William J. and Marjorie (Joyce) Tilton. Don had been a lifelong resident of Wilmot, graduating from Andover High School in 1961. He served in […]

Lloyd Perreault Talks about the History of East Andover

At East Andover fire station on April 28

By Ken Wells
Lloyd Perreault Talks about the History of East Andover

So much of the natural and historic character of our small New England towns seems to remain “just the way it was,” but quite a bit has changed over the years. It takes the long memory of a story-teller like Lloyd Perreault to tell how fires, natural disasters, and yes, highway construction and development too, […]

Barbara Jean Hibbs — May 6, 2024

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Barbara Jean Hibbs — May 6, 2024

Barbara Jean Hibbs of Havertown, Pennsylvania, passed away peacefully on May 6, 2024, at the age of 86. Barbara was born in New London, New Hampshire, to John F. Rivers and Elinor C. Rivers (Hall) on July 18, 1937. She graduated from Colby Junior College (now Colby-Sawyer) in 1957. Barbara was a loving wife, mother, […]

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