Jon Champagne Appointed Road Agent for Two Years

Andover continues building its Highway Department

By Jon Champagne

Greetings from the Road Agent, Hi to the Town of Andover.  For those of you who don’t know me, my name is Jon Champagne. I have lived in town my whole life. You may also know my wife, Joane, and my children, Tyler and Julianna. I have owned my own company, J & B Landscaping […]

Wild About the 4th – of July that is; Plan Your Float Now

AE/MS students choose theme for 2020 Fourth of July

Press release

Are you wild about the Fourth? We are!  And from all indications, Andover is too.  We thank you all for your overwhelming support at Town Meeting.  That’s right.  That’s the theme for this year’s Fourth of July Parade: Wild About the Fourth…and you can thank the AE/MS students for this brilliant idea. They were thinking […]

Access to Town Offices Limited Due to Coronavirus

Business conducted by phone, e-mail, and appointment

By Bonnie Wesley

Much to say. Where to begin… Dog licenses are now due.  They are available beginning January 1 each year, and are due by April 30.  I will be at the Andover Fish and Game Rabies clinic on April 25 from 1 to 2 PM selling licenses. We will not be sending out Dog Renewal notices. […]

Andover Police Department Report for February 2020

By Patricia Moyer

The Andover Police Department handled 259 Calls for Service during February, including: Assist Citizen: 5 Assist Social Service Agencies: 4 Dog-loose: 4 Fraud: 2 Littering/Illegal Dumping: 1 Manner of Operation: 4 Noise Disturbance: 1 Theft: 4 Traffic Offense-Arrest: 1 Traffic Offense-Citation: 19 Traffic Offense-Warning: 88 Welfare Check: 2 ARRESTS: •Timothy Armen, age 55 years, Andover: […]

Planning Begins for Andover’s Fourth of July Celebration 2020

It may be cold outside, but a lot of preparation is needed

Press release

Sitting next to the wood stove is almost as good as a 90 plus degree Fourth of July! But of course, it’s a far cry from the excitement we all experienced in 2019. As with every year, the Fourth of July Committee is putting together the events for 2020 and some good ideas have come […]

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, […]

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