Andover Real Estate Transactions March and April 2021

By Ty Morris

One property sold in Andover between March 15 and April 15, 2021. Garret Battye sold 305 Depot Street to Nicole Ventura and Dylan Zankoski for $221,000. This one bedroom and one bathroom cottage/cape has 618 square feet of living space and sits on 3.2 acres. Alicha Kingsbury of American Way Realtors represented the seller and […]

Housing Affordability Low, but Buyer Demand Remains Steady

Homes selling for higher prices

By Ty Morris

I sat down with a client the night before listing their home which was in a great location and had no deferred maintenance. We had already increased their listing price by $20,000 during the six months leading up to their listing date, and I said to them just 12 hours before listing: “I think we […]

Andover Planning Board Minutes – March 23, 2021

By Lisa Meier

Condensed from approved minutes Due to the COVID-19/Coronavirus crisis, and in accordance with Governor Sununu’s Emergency Order #12 pursuant to Executive Order 2020-04, this Board is authorized to meet electronically.  The public has access to contemporaneously listen and participate in this meeting through the video. Members present: Art Urie, Chair; John Hodgson, Vice-Chair; Nancy Teach; […]

Andover Conservation Commission Minutes – March 12, 2021

By Lee Wells

Condensed from approved minutes Jesse received email last month from Connie Colton from the Forest Society, requesting the monitoring report on Fenvale. Derek, Lee, and Ken walked it last summer.  Lee will submit the report.  Proctor students will be doing some trail maintenance there on Earth Day, so Alan may do the monitoring report for […]

Andover Police Department March 2021

By Patricia Moyer

The Andover Police Department handled 292 calls for service during March, including: Alarm – Business:  3 Assist Citizen:  6 Assist Fire:  6 Assist Motorist:  8 Assist Police:  7 Road Hazard/Obstruction:  19 Suspicious Circumstances:  2 Theft: 1 Traffic Arrest: 4 Traffic Citation: 10 Traffic Warning: 96 Welfare Check:  1 Arrests Thomas Taylor, 34, Andover: Warrants for […]

Fourth of July Fireworks are a Possibility if Approved

Parade and Market are cancelled

Press release

The Andover Fourth of July Committee has evaluated the prospects of conducting the event for 2021. Although tremendous strides have been made toward putting the COVID-19 pandemic behind us, large crowds, such as we’ve seen in Andover on the Fourth of July, pose an unreasonably high risk to all those that would attend as well […]

Resident Questions Stated Facts About Solar Array Purchase

Concerned about lack of feasibility study

By Jeffery Dickinson

During the informational presentation on Article 6 at the Town Meeting on March 9, it was stated that the Town of Andover must buy the solar photovoltaic (PV) system from ReVision Energy, the private firm currently leasing roof space and selling electricity to the Town from the solar PV array mounted on the Town Hall.  […]

Andover’s First-Ever Virtual Town Meeting Met with Mixed Reactions

Concerns about protocol and access

By Shelley Geoghegan

On March 9, Andover held the first session of its first-ever virtual Town Meeting. The second virtual session was held on March 16, with the voting session scheduled to be held on Tuesday, April 13. The State of New Hampshire passed a bill allowing the change from the standard format of Town Meetings due to […]

Virtual Town Meetings Offer Equal Access to All Citizens

There are some drawbacks

By Ken Wells

This year due to COVID-19, the state issued procedures for conducting all sorts of remote meetings, from Senate and House committees’ public hearings, to new guidelines for Town Meetings. Towns were presented with carefully prescribed procedures for conducting public town meetings remotely. The top priority was to ensure that the public could participate in the […]

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