Proposed School Budget Increase Considers Impact on Taxpayers

Reduced state funding presents challenges

By Aimee Menard

The Andover School Board and the administration at SAU 46 have been collaborating to craft a budget to bring forward that effectively meets the needs of Andover students while being mindful of the impact on the taxpayer’s wallet.  The 2022-2023 proposed budget is $6,333,987.  This is an increase of $121,580, or 1.96% from the 2021-2022 […]

Andover Cooks Share Favorites: Valentine’s Day Cookie Ideas

Crunched for time? There are easy ways to be creative

By Shelley Geoghegan
Andover Cooks Share Favorites: Valentine’s Day Cookie Ideas

Decorating cakes and cookies for special holidays has always been a favorite part of my busy schedule, but sometimes I simply don’t have the time to go to all that trouble. Over the years, I have picked up many ideas to easily bake and decorate goodies that look like they took lots of time.  During […]

Andover Select Board Minutes November 1, 2021

Condensed from approved minutes. Members Present:  Todd Goings, Chair; Michelle Dudek, John Kinney Also present for duration of appropriate items:  Marj Roy, Town Administrator; Jon Champagne, Road Agent; Elita Reed, Finance Manager; Donna Duclos, Andover Planning Board; Nancy Teach, Planning Board Chair; and Lisa Meier, Secretary Road Agent Report Champagne stated he spoke with Mike […]

Andover Select Board Minutes October 18, 2021

Condensed from approved minutes. Members Present:  Todd Goings, Chair; John Kinney Also present for duration of appropriate items:  Marj Roy, Town Administrator; Jon Champagne, Road Agent; Shawn Upton, Andover Conservation Commission; Wendy Pinkham; and Lisa Meier, Secretary Conservation Commission Upton stated he had emailed the Conservation Commission asking them to contact Ben Nugent regarding what […]

Andover Select Board Minutes October 4, 2021

Condensed from approved minutes. Members Present:  Todd Goings, Chair; Michelle Dudek Also present for duration of appropriate items:  Marj Roy, Town Administrator; Jon Champagne, Road Agent; Chris Aiken, Field Works of New Hampshire; Donna Duclos, Andover Planning Board; Charity Robinson, Interim Town Clerk / Tax Collector; and Lisa Meier, Secretary Road Agent Report Champagne stated […]

Andover Real Estate Transactions January 2022

Buyer demand is pushing the market

By Ty Morris

Two December home sales closed out the 2021 selling season: Geraldine Hutson sold her home at 126 Main Street to Anthony and Theresa Murphy for $279,000. This three bedroom and two bathroom cape with a detached garage sits on .81 acres and has 1,682 square feet of living space. Ty Morris of Coldwell Banker Lifestyles […]

Andover Conservation Commission Minutes – December 8, 2021

Condensed from approved minutes Present: Shawn Upton, Tina Cotton, Jesse Schust, Lee Wells, Nancy Robart, Jerry Hersey, Sooze Hodgson E-mail from Marj Intent to cut forms are not permission forms, they are tax forms. Intent to cut forms are available digitally – we can look them up on the DES site.  We can check regularly; […]

Andover School Board Minutes – December 14, 2021

By Beth Page

Condensed from approved Budget Work Session minutes. Board Present: Adam Jones, Dan Newton, Lisa Burbach, Aimee Menard Administration Present: Mark MacLean, Randy Wormald, Dennis Dobe, Hilary Denoncourt, Beth Page Public Present: None Hilary opened the meeting by discussing that the only change to the budget (from the previously shared version) was an increase in the […]

Andover School Board Minutes – December 7, 2021

By Beth Page

Condensed from approved minutes. Board Present: Adam Jones, Dan Newton, Lisa Burbach, Aimee Menard Administration Present: Mark MacLean, Randy Wormald, Dennis Dobe, Dennis Audet, Kathleen Boucher, Hilary Denoncourt, Beth Page Public Present: Donna Crisp Duclos, Caden Heath, Kent Hackmann Finance Report: Overages within the current budget are due to contracted service needs. Public Comment: Mr. […]

Andover Conservation Commission Minutes, November 10, 2021

Condensed from approved minutes. Present: Nancy Robart, Tina Cotton, Sooze Hodgson, Jerry Hersey, Jesse Schust, Lee Wells News: John Cotton is the recipient of the Kimball Ayers Award. In the future, the award will be known as the Kimball Ayers – John Cotton Environmental Service Award.  A plaque will be on display at Town Hall.  […]

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