Andover Police Department November 2021

By Patricia Moyer

The Andover Police Department handled 133 calls for service during November 2021, including: Abandoned Vehicle: 3 Animal Wild: 1 Assist Citizen: 4 Assist Social Service Agencies: 3 Disorderly Conduct: 2 Dog Loose: 2 Domestic Dispute: 1 Driving While Intoxicated: 1 Drunk: 1 Stalking: 1 Suspicious Circumstances: 3 Theft: 1 Traffic Offense, Citation: 3 Traffic Offense, […]

Andover Police Department December 2021

By Patricia Moyer

The Andover Police Department handled 185 calls for service during December 2021. 911 Hang Up: 1 Assist Ambulance/Rescue: 4 Assist Citizen: 8 Assist Fire: 5 Assist Motorist: 5 Dog Loose: 3 Road Hazard/Obstruction: 7 Selective Enforcement Request: 1 Sexual Assault: 1 Suspicious Circumstances: 4 Traffic Accident: 4 Traffic Offense, Warning: 18 Traffic Offense, Citation: 1 […]

2021 Property Tax Rate Decreases From 2020 by 2.1%

Calculated based on approved budget

By Marjorie Roy
2021 Property Tax Rate Decreases From 2020 by 2.1%

This article is a basic overview of the Town’s tax rate and is intended to help explain the components of the Town’s tax rate and how it is set each year. At the end we’ll also look at the total tax rate, or how much we pay for every $1,000 of property valuation, that appears […]

Andover Police Department October 2021

By Patricia Moyer

The Andover Police Department handled 166 calls for service during October 2021 including: Assist Citizen: 7 Assault: 2 Dog Loose: 3 Domestic Dispute: 1 Harassment: 1 Juvenile Complaint: 2 Motor Vehicle Unlock: 2 Stalking: 1 Suspicious Circumstances: 5 Theft: 2 Traffic Arrest: 1 Traffic Citation: 6 Traffic Warning: 32 Warrant: 3 ARRESTS: • Jacob Hemeon, […]

Proposed Conservation Subdivision Aims to Lower Tax Rate

Ordinance offers two types of incentives

By Andover Planning Board
Proposed Conservation Subdivision Aims to Lower Tax Rate

The Andover Planning Board’s proposed Conservation Subdivision ordinance, based on the 2011 Master Plan, does not remove existing subdivision rules, but presents a more attractive alternative to Andover’s existing “suburban” development model. Today’s restrictive subdivision rules maximize developers’ earnings if they can subdivide a large, forested plot into uniform two-acre lots, each with at least […]

Warrant Article Proposes Switch to SB2 Voting Format

Choice: Traditional Town Meeting vs SB2

By Select Board

The virtual Town Meeting in March 2021 was an eye-opening experience. Not surprisingly, the reviews of its success or failure were mixed.  Unless directed otherwise by the Governor, our traditional Town Meeting will commence in person on March 8, 2022 at the Andover Elementary/Middle School. During this traditional Town Meeting, a collection of warrant articles […]

Andover Fire Department Offers Winter Safety Tips

Now is the time to clean all vents

By Rene Lefebvre

The chimney fire season has started early this year. Now is a good time to clean chimneys and wood- and pellet-burning appliances. Well-seasoned firewood that has been drying for a minimum of one year helps to keep your chimney clean and safe during the heating season.  As pellet burning appliances age, we have responded to […]

Andover Fourth Committee Announces Parade Theme for 2022

Celebration marks Andover event's 80th year

Press release

Anyone who’s looked outside recently has noticed the frost on the ground, and that means time is marching forward and the Fourth of July Committee is working to prepare the 2022 celebration. Time, as we all know, certainly has marched forward, as this celebration will be Andover’s 80th! At our last committee meeting, the number […]

Keeping Up with the Times Requires Adaptability and Change

Secretarial hours added to assistant position

By Marjorie Roy

My, how things have changed!  During a conversation about the Town’s new financial software and the features it offers, discussion began about how things have changed at the Town Office over the last 14 years. I was the Deputy Town Clerk then, and we were using IBM typewriters to process registrations, title applications, and dog […]

East Andover Fire Station to Sell Christmas Trees

Baked goodies and Santa Claus

By Rene Lefebvre

My favorite fire department activity is the annual tree sale. We will be selling Christmas trees at the East Andover Fire Station on Friday, December 3, from 6 to 8 PM and on Saturday, December 4, from 8 AM until sold out. The Emergency Services Auxiliary will have baked goodies, donations gladly accepted. We don’t […]

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