Fourth of July Events Are Cancelled, But Committee Offers Alternatives

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Fourth of July Events Are Cancelled, But Committee Offers Alternatives

This picture, taken in 1981, shows Etta Currier Haughton. She and Olive Seavey started the Fourth of July celebration as we know it today.  It just doesn’t feel right! This year’s Fourth of July in Andover will be like no other! But, in the name of keeping our friends and neighbors safe, we’ve made the […]

Andover Police Department Logs 239 Service Calls In May

By Patricia Moyer

The Andover Police Department handled 239 Calls for Service during May, including: Animal-Wild: 2 Assist Citizen: 13 Assist Police: 7 Civil Issue/Stand-by: 3 Dog-Loose: 9 Dog-Bite: 1 Dog-Struck: 1 Domestic Dispute: 3 Missing Person: 1 Road Rage: 1 Road Hazard/Obstruction: 6 Sexual Assault: 2 Suspicious Person/Vehicle/Incident: 7 Theft: 2 Traffic Offense-arrest: 1 Traffic Offense-warning: 19 […]

Minimize Risk While Having Fun This Summer

Fire Chief urges people to remember COVID precautions

By Rene Lefebvre

There are two basic ways to perform a task. One is to do the task in a safe manner, and the other is to be unsafe. I don’t honestly think that people intend to be unsafe when they set out in the morning. However there are emergency rooms full of people who, with the best […]

Lightning Strike Possible Cause Of Fire on Ten Mile Island

No evidence of a campfire; cause listed as unknown

By Rene Lefebvre

On Monday, June 8, the Andover Fire Department responded to a report of an outside fire in the area of Bradley Lake. Forestry units responded with the four wheel drive utility vehicle along with the rescue boat. Arriving members were notified of a fire on Ten Mile Island. Portable pumps and forestry tools were brought […]

Important Facts About The Intent-To-Cut Form For Logging

The form is a tax document, not a permit to cut

By Marjorie Roy

The following information is a reminder for anyone intending to do logging, that an Intent-to-Cut form must be completed by all parties and submitted before any work can begin. Exemptions to this rule include cutting up to 10,000 board feet of logs or 20 cords of firewood from your own land for your own use, […]

Andover’s Cable TV Station Needs Your Online Meetings

Recording your meetings or events helps community

By Charlie Darling

Andover has its own local video channel. On Comcast, it’s Channel 8; on TDS it’s Channel 16. Volunteers Tina Cotton, Bob Norander, and I work to keep as much Andover-specific video airing on the channel as possible. We also post a link on the Town’s website ( on the “Community Videos” page to each Andover-specific […]

Transfer Station Makes Changes Due To COVID-19

Normally a social gathering place, please don't linger

By Marjorie Roy

The Transfer Station remains open during posted hours. To protect employees and residents, the following changes have been made. The Transfer Station can be a congregating area for people. While residents may normally stop to say hello and catch up, the Town asks residents not to linger or visit on the premises. Residents are asked […]

Andover Police Department Response Statistics for April 2020

By Patricia Moyer

The Andover Police Department handled 188 Calls for Service during April 2020, including: Abandoned Vehicle: 1 Assist Citizen: 5 Civil Issue/Stand-by: 11 Dog-loose: 3 Domestic Dispute: 1 Keep the Peace: 1 Manner of Operation: 4 Road Hazard/Obstruction: 2 Selective Enforcement Request: 1 Suspicious Person/Vehicle/Incident: 7 Theft: 2 Warrant-Criminal/Civil: 1 ARRESTS: • William O’Mara, age 60 […]

Andover Planning Board Minutes – April 28, 2020

By Lisa Meier

Members present: Nancy Teach, Chair; Art Urie, Vice-Chair; Doug Phelps; Randy Monti; John Hodgson; Dave Powers; John Kinney, Ex-Officio; and Donna Duclos, Alternate Also present for duration of appropriate item: Pat Moyer, Planning & Zoning Administrator, Colin Brown (licensed land surveyor for Barton); Michael Chiarella (attorney for A. Urie); Melissa Barton, and Jen Johnson (real […]

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