Wanted: Candidates For Town Boards And Committees

Too busy? No excuse! This is important work.

By Dennis Fenton, Andover Board of Selectmen (Retired)

Dennis Fenton, a long-time member of the Board of Selectmen, wrote these words in 2009 when he decided to retire from the Board. With his permission, we’re re-running this to encourage people to consider becoming a candidate. First, the fact that you are busy is not a legitimate excuse! Everyone can use that one, but […]

Andover School Taxes

By Arch Weathers, Andover Budget Committee

Andover School Taxes The 2019 annual School District Meeting voted an operating budget of $5,655,656, up from the previous year by $213,979 or 3.9 (%). The State Education Grant this year is $1,081,505.  After accounting for other revenues, the amount to be raised by taxes for 2019 is $4,334,450, up 11% over the previous year. […]

Andover Police Department Report for October 2019

By Patricia Moyer

The Andover Police Department handled 194 Calls for Service during October, including: Assist Citizen: 6 Assist Motorist: 6 Criminal Threatening: 1 Domestic Dispute: 1 Fraud: 1 House Checks: 34 Road Hazard/Obstruction: 7 Suspicious Person/Vehicle/Incident: 9 Theft: 5 Traffic Offense-Citation: 1 Traffic Offense-Warning: 54 Welfare Check: 3 ARRESTS: •Melissa Chilson, age 30, Concord: Operating after Suspension; […]

Andover Police Department Report for September 2019

By Patricia Moyer

The Andover Police Department handled 233 calls for service during September, including: Ambulance: 4 Assist Citizen: 8 Assist Motorist: 2 Assist Police: 6 Assist Social Service Agencies: 2 Dog Loose: 4 Noise Disturbance: 6 Sexual Assault: 1 Suspicious Circumstances: 5 Traffic Offense Citation: 10 Traffic Offense Warning: 45 Warrant, Criminal/Civil: 2 Arrests • Nathan Richardson, […]

Andover Zoning Board of Adjustments Seeks Two New Alternate Members

To cover the absence of a regular member

By Steven Bowers, Andover ZBA Chair

The Andover Zoning Board of Adjustments is looking for two new alternate members. While we have a full board of regular members at present, there are no alternates to cover for the absence of a regular member, or to step up if a member must step down. While experience in various areas of town government, […]

Budget Committee Looking to Fill Two Vacancies

By Arch Weathers, Budget Committee Member

The Andover Budget Committee consists of 6 individuals elected by ballot at Town Meeting to serve staggered three-year terms. Additionally, one member each from the Board of Selectmen and the School Board serves in an ex-officio capacity. The town of Andover follows the traditional Town Meeting format, and as an elected municipal functionary the Budget […]

2019 Raffle Is A Winner

Thank You Donors And Ticket Buyers

By Judy Perreault

Thanks to everyone who donated  prizes, and those who bought tickets, our raffle was a big success.  Most of the winners were from Andover, and many bought tickets just to support the  4th of July activities. There were 61 prizes in all. The following is a list of the donors and the winners. GREVIOR FURNITURE […]

Andover 4th of July 2019

Preparation and Announcements

Press Release

We’re down to the wire! Andover’s 4th of July Committee is working hard to complete all the pre-event tasks. Be it a business, a nonprofit or a private citizen, please consider taking part in the parade by entering a float (Don’t forget! The theme is Sports.), riding a bicycle…you name it. To highlight some of […]

Meeting of the Andover Conservation Commission

February 13, 2019 Final Minutes

By Jenny Bodwell

Present:  Jerry Hersey, Tina Cotton, Alan McIntyre, Mary Anne Broshek, Jenny Bodwell, Jesse Schust Minutes:  Alan made a motion to approve the January 2019 minutes with changes, Jerry seconded, and all were in favor. Mary Anne distributed a list of grant funding sources for land conservation. Correspondence: Supply lines with the Source from NHDES Drinking […]

Conservation Corner – Vegetation Management

The Shoreland Water Quality Protection Act in Andover

By Jenny Bodwell

Andover is fortunate to have an abundance of public water resources including lakes, ponds, rivers and streams, some of which serve as supplies of public drinking water. Unfortunately, unplanned and uncoordinated development adjacent to these resources can threaten them by increasing unfiltered storm water runoff to them. Today, stormwater runoff poses the greatest threat to […]

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