Beacon Must Add Many New Volunteers in 2021

Failure could cripple our ability to continue

By Charlie Darling

Eighteen years ago, we re-started The Andover Beacon based on three core imperatives: Content that makes a difference to the community Enough advertising and donations to pay the bills Volunteers powering many aspects of the paper We nailed the first imperative from Day One. We can always do more and do better, of course, but […]

Election Day in Andover Ran Smoothly Thanks to Everyone Involved

1,602 total ballots cast; 619 were absentee

By Lee Wells

Thanks to the extraordinarily strong spirit of volunteerism in Andover and the graciousness, determination, and gratitude of the voters, the election, which had been billed as “historic” and “contentious,” was smooth and uneventful. While attending Zoom training sessions for moderators, I heard again and again how towns were having trouble finding people to volunteer.  However, […]

Andover Real Estate Transactions, October and November 2020

Six homes sold; one still on the market

By Ty Morris

Shayna Austin and Nathan Carrier sold 11 Flaghole Road to Mary January for $193,000. This two bedroom and one bathroom ranch style home sits on 0.55 acres and has 1,040 square feet of living space and a one-car detached garage. Trevor Garvey of KW Lakes and Mountains Realty/Meredith represented the sellers, and Casey DeStefano of […]

Andover Home Sales for 2020 Increased Over 2019

Market still good for sales during holidays

By Ty Morris

According to the New England Real Estate Network and the MLS, 53 properties sold in Andover (so far) in 2020; nine parcels of land and 44 single family homes. The highest selling price for a single family home was $697,000, and the average is $271,256. The median days on the market is 29. (I use […]

Andover School Board AE/MS Minutes – October 6, 2020

By Judith Turk

Andover School Board Andover Elementary/ Middle School MEETING MINUTES October  6:30 PM This meeting was held remotely (online/telephonically/in person) pursuant to Governor’s Emergency Order #12, dated March 23, 2020. As a preface to the meeting, Board Chair Aimee Menard presented the “Presiding Member’s Script To Ensure Meetings Are Compliant With The Right-to Know Law During […]

Andover Police Department Handled 167 Calls During October

By Patricia Moyer

The Andover Police Department handled 167 calls for Service during October, including: Dog Loose: 1 Domestic Dispute: 1 Driving on Suspension/Revocation: 1 Fraud: 1 Manner of Operation: 4 Neighborhood Disputes: 2 Parking Violation: 1 Suspicious Person/Vehicle/Incident: 4 Theft: 4 Traffic Offense-Citation: 4 Traffic Offense-Warning: 41 Welfare Check: 4 ARRESTS: • Jamie Vien, age 37, Andover: […]

Electric rates show increase over summer; decrease from last winter

Press release

Rates for the upcoming winter period are increasing 9.5% over current summer rates, but are down 1.7% from last winter’s rates. The rate changes take effect with bills rendered on or after November 1 and are the result of adjustments to two portions of your bill: the Co-op Power Charge (the cost of your actual […]

Broadband Moves Forward with Member Vote to Approve Bylaw Amendments

Board can consider all options for high speed internet

Press release

NHEC members have approved amendments to the Co-op’s bylaws that will allow the Board of Directors to consider all options for providing access to high speed internet service for members. By a vote of 8,853 YES to 1,158 NO, the proposed bylaw changes were approved by 88.4% of members voting, well exceeding the two-thirds majority […]

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