Solarize Andover II

Press Release
Solarize Andover II

Residents in six Kearsarge-area towns have a unique opportunity to go solar this spring, thanks to Solarize Kearsarge, a volunteer-led program featuring a pre-vetted installer, and discounts that grow as more residents sign on. “The federal solar tax credit will shrink from 30% to 26% after the end of 2019,” explained Jamie Hess, a Solarize […]

Weatherization Incentives Deadline Extended

Press release

ATTENTION ALL ENERGY-CONSCIOUS PROPERTY-OWNERS: If you’ve been following the news about the current Weatherize Kearsarge project, which offers incentives for insulating and weatherizing your home,  but haven’t decided if you’ll participate, please be aware that the deadline for signing up has been extended to Sunday, March 24.  For more information, see the March Beacon or go to […]

The Rest of the Town Report

Reports from local committees and non-profits

By Compiled by Charlie Darling

To save time and money by reducing the size of the Town’s annual Andover Town Report, the Beacon has agreed to publish 2018 reports submitted by organizations that serve Andover. Long reports have been edited to about 250 words. The Andover Beacon In many ways, 2018 was another successful year for The Andover Beacon — […]

At the Polls on March 12 – Meet the Candidates

By Edited by Mary Anne Broshek

Select Board 3 Year Term – Vote for 1 James Delaney, Sr. I am running for re-election as your Selectman. A little history for those of you who don’t know me: In the 1980′s, I served one term on the school board and I was also the Recreation Director; I spent two terms on the […]

Andover Budget Committee Recommends 2.5% Increase

By Ed Hiller for the Andover Budget Committee

The Andover Budget Committee recommends budgets for 2019 (net of expenses that are funded by non-tax sources) are as follows:       The total of the net budgets recommended for 2019 is $7,931,984.  This is an increase in budgetary spending to be funded by taxes over the previous year of $196,673 (up 2.5%), What […]

Annual Report of Andover Select Board

By Andover Select Board

Volunteers are the backbone of any small town, and Andover is no exception. We would like to thank all of the many people who give their time to serve on the boards and committees necessary to run our town; all of the people who take care of the parks and ball field, keep the skating […]

Andover Real Estate Closings

January 16 to February 15, 2019

There was only one real estate closing during the period of January 16 to February 15 in Andover. On February 11, 2019 William Pennell sold to Aimee Herling for $244,900, 180 Bridge Road. The single family home has 3 bedrooms and 2 baths and 1,500 sf, and 41.15 acres of land. Assisting the seller was […]

Finally, After More Than Five Decades, Killer in 1966 Cold Case is Named

By Ray Duckler, Concord Monitor
Finally, After More Than Five Decades, Killer in 1966 Cold Case is Named

Published in the Concord Monitor on February 21, 2019. Reprinted with permission. A murder 52 years ago in Andover that turned cold only months after it had been committed has been solved, the Attorney General’s Office announced Wednesday. Investigators in the state’s Cold Case Unit, who reopened the case in 2013, determined that 49-year-old Everett […]

School Board Minutes 1/15/19

January 15, 2019

ROLL CALL AND CALL TO ORDER:  The Andover School Board meeting was called to order at 6:30 p.m. by ASB Chair, Dean Barker. Board Present:  Dean Barker, Brian Gilman, Theresa Georges and Aimee Menard. Administration Present: Mark MacLean, Randy Wormald, Jane Slayton, Kathleen Boucher and Judith Turk. Public Present:  Tina Cotton 2.  MINUTES OF PREVIOUS […]

GREENWorks: Small Water Leaks Could Be Big Problems

Press Release

Drip. Drip. Drip. The average American household wastes more than 10,000 gallons each year from easy-to-fix water leaks – that’s the amount of water needed to wash 270 loads of laundry. If that doesn’t seem like a lot, consider that across the country, easy-to-fix household leaks can add up to nearly 1 trillion gallons of […]

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