Food Pantry Returns to Andover

Visit Andover NH Food Pantry Facebook Page

By Jack Fedele. Note: Jack is a Proctor Student enrolled in the Journalism class.
Food Pantry Returns to Andover

  The Andover Community Hub is in the center of town and provides a place to gather and socialize. However, for Ty Morris, some Andover volunteers, and the Hub committee, there was another thing the town could use this space for. During the holiday season,townspeople and Ty worked to bring back the Andover Food Pantry […]

Lois Magenau Retires From Town Office Position

Was Administrative Assistant for seven years

By Shelley Geoghegan, Beacon Staff
Lois Magenau Retires From Town Office Position

Lois Magenau was usually the first person people saw when entering the Town Hall and going upstairs to take care of business. For seven years, she was employed by the Town of Andover as an Administrative Assistant to the Town Administrator and to the Select Board. She greeted everyone with a smile, and was very […]

Donations to The Andover Beacon Slip by 10% in 2019

Beacon plays a vital role in the community

By Charlie Darling, Beacon Board of Directors

I am more convinced than ever that the Beacon has a vital role to play in helping Andover maintain its strong sense of being not just a town, but a community. The 21st century continues to fling unprecedented challenges at small rural communities everywhere. So all of our town’s organizations – the non-profits, our town […]

Andover Real Estate Transactions

October and November home purchases and sales

By Ty Morris, Realtor

Three homes sold in Andover between November 18, 2019 and January 9, 2020. Wood Sutton sold 994 Franklin Highway to Alston and Rosemary Couch for $125,000. This three bedroom and one bathroom cape with northern views of Tucker Mountain sits on 3.6 acres and has 1,470 square feet of living space. Kristin Angeli of Angeli […]

Weatherize Kearsarge Presentation Offered

February 8 in Grantham by Kearsarge Climate Action

Press Release
Weatherize Kearsarge Presentation Offered

An opportunity to learn the benefits and costs of home weatherization will be offered by Kearsarge Climate Action in the Grantham Town Building at 2 PM on Saturday, February 8, as part of an initiative to help residents throughout the Mount Kearsarge-Lake Sunapee region save money and stay warmer during New Hampshire winters. The Town […]

VNA Announces January Health Clinic

February 18, 10 AM to 1 PM, Andover Community Hub

Press release

The Concord Regional VNA is holding a Senior Health Clinic at the Andover Community Hub, located at 157 Main Street in Andover, on Tuesday, February 18 from 10 AM to 1 PM. All Senior Health Clinic services are provided for a suggested donation of $10, however; these  services are provided regardless of a person’s ability […]

2020 Town Meeting – Road Agent and Plan

Status of 2019 vote to hire a full-time Road Agent

By The Andover Select Board

The Select Board was instructed by 2019 town vote to hire a full-time Road Agent by Town Meeting 2020.  It was also requested that the Select Board create a 5-year timeline/plan for the growth of the Highway Department by Town Meeting 2020. A great deal of time and research has been done to satisfy the […]

Warrant Article Receives Signatures

Resolution to take action on climate pollution

By Larry Chase
Warrant Article Receives Signatures

As this issue of The Beacon went to press, the Andover Energy Group had just collected the 25 signatures of Andover residents needed to bring a warrant article entitled “New Hampshire Resolution to Take Action on Climate Pollution” up for a vote by Andover residents attending their Town Meeting on Tuesday, March 10. The warrant […]

Meeting Minutes, Draft, January 15, 2020

By George Heaton, Secretary

 Board Attendees:  Alex Bernhard, Steve Darling, George Heaton, Myra Mayman, Chris Norris, Jack Shields.  By external link; Lindy Heim, Charles Martin Loyal Trail Supporters in Attendance:  Ricker Miller, Patrice Rasche, Steve Rasche Routine Business Matters: 1. Minutes of November 2019 Board Meeting, accepted unanimously with a minor technical amendment. 2. Treasurer’s Report.  The unanimously approved […]

Andover Conservation Commission Final Minutes, November 6, 2019

By Lee Wells, Secretary

Members Present: Mary Anne Broshek, Alan McIntyre, Jerry Hersey, Tina Cotton, Jenny Bodwell, Jesse Schust, Lee Wells The Plan is to present the Ordinance to the Planning Board (PB) next Tuesday, Nov 12 – 7:30. Discussion of Wetland Ordinance:Buffers:  comments from Earle Chase and Sandy Crystall: Do we present the draft using the scientifically justified […]

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