Highway Department Committee Assesses Key Factors

Machinery, personnel, a building, and a budget

By Patricia Swingle

Now that we have established a solid structure for the highway department, as with any large project a realistic timeline is extremely important. First, we had to assess what we currently have in our arsenal of equipment and staff. Then we collaborated to decide what is truly needed to make up an efficient highway department, […]

October is Time to do a Fire Prevention Audit of Your Home

Fire education programs being planned for schools

By Rene Lefebvre

October is a busy month for most people: time to clean up the garden, put firewood away, and get ready for colder times. October is also when fire departments celebrate Fire Prevention Week and host several activities, primarily around the schools. We expect our school visit will be very different this year. The pandemic has […]

NHDES Provides Drought Guidance for the New Hampshire Public

Steps you can take to conserve water

Press release

Marjorie Roy, Andover Town Administrator, asked the Beacon to print this document from the New Hampshire Department of Environmental Services (NHDES) that outlines steps that can be taken by the public during the ongoing drought conditions in our area. Persistent drought conditions in New Hampshire have historically led to residential well failures and public water […]

Andover Real Estate Transactions, August and September 2020

August 17 through September 17

By Ty Morris

Nine properties sold in Andover between August 17 and September 17, 2020. Jason Silver and Jeri Bacote sold a 5 acre parcel of land on Monticello Drive to Rob Powers and Marcia Miller for $50,000. Mary Lou Cummings and David Cleveland of Coldwell Banker Lifestyles represented both the buyer and the seller. Donald and Amy […]

Voting Procedures Updated for the November General Election

Voters have many choices to avoid COVID-19

By Lee Wells

Now that we have made it through the Primary Election with many changes due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we can outline how those changes will work for the General Election on Tuesday, November 3. Absentee Voting   The State continues to urge people who are concerned about COVID-19 to vote absentee. This is safer for […]

Supervisors of the Checklist Will Meet Four Times Before Election

Checklist will be posted October 6

By Vicky Mishcon

The purpose of the following public sessions is for updating the Voter Checklist before the General Election on Tuesday, November 3. This includes new registrations, transfers, and deaths. Also, note: the Voter Checklist will be posted in the town office on October 6. If you wish to see the checklist, please call the town clerk […]

Drive-Through Voting Scheduled for November Election

Saturday, October 24 and Saturday, October 31, 9 AM to 1 PM

By Lee Wells

Here are the procedures for drive-through voting on Saturday, October 24, and Saturday, October 31, from 9 AM to 1 PM. Bring an ID. At Town Hall, start at the tent outside the library. At the first station, you will check in and receive an application for Absentee Voting.  Fill out and return the application. […]

NHEC Hopes to Develop Broadband Services for Members

Uniquely positioned to serve the underserved

By Charlie Darling

The following was condensed and edited from NHEC.com/Broadband by the Beacon staff. Access to affordable, reliable, high speed internet is critical for the vitality of New Hampshire Electric Cooperative’s (NHEC) members and their communities. However, due to the rural nature of the Co-op’s service territory, which stretches from Derry to Pittsburg and includes Andover, many […]

State Primary Election Results

September 8, 2020

Compiled from sos.NH.gov. The first number is Andover votes; the second is total votes. The winner is in Roman font. Democratic State Primary Governor Andru Volinsky 235 • 65,455 Dan Feltes 138 • 72,318 US Senator Jeanne Shaheen 371 • 142,012 Tom Alciere 4 • 2,992 Paul J. Krautmann 15 • 5,914 US Representative Joseph Mirzoeff 24 • […]

Local Man Is Hired for Position of Deputy Town Clerk

Use Main Street door for Town Clerk business

By Bonnie Wesley

So much has been going on, and many changes have been and are continuing to be made. These changes have been taxing, but they are also creating new opportunities. Neil Turton has joined my team as Deputy Town Clerk.  Neil has lived in Andover for about 15 years.  He and John Kinney have been landlords […]

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