Andover Police Department Logs 302 Calls for July

By Patricia Moyer

The Andover Police Department handled 302 calls for service during July, including: Animal Livestock Complaint: 3 Assist Ambulance/Rescue: 7 Assist Citizen: 10 Civil Issue/Stand-by: 3 Criminal Mischief: 4 Dog Loose: 4 Domestic Dispute: 2 Littering, Illegal Dumping: 2 Neighborhood Disputes: 3 Noise Disturbance: 1 Parking Violations:  22 Parole/Probation Violations: 1 Road Hazard/Obstruction: 6 Suspicious Person/Vehicle/Incident: […]

Call the Fire Department to Handle Downed Wires

Wind storms are dynamic; stay safe inside

By Chief Rene LeFebvre Andover Fire Department

Most people like the soft gentle breeze of summer. The combined smell of flowers, fresh mowed grass, and a campfire are great reminders of a lazy summer day.  However, when that gentle breeze is measured in numbers greater than fifty miles per hour, we tend to find trees on power lines and across the roofs […]

A Volunteer Highway Department Committee Has Been Formed

By Patricia Swingle

There was recently a volunteer opportunity within the Town of Andover for a Highway Department Committee. Our purpose is to attempt to find an adequate solution for the direction of the new Highway Department, ranging from location to staffing and everything in between. This team was organized in May, and we have been meeting on […]

Andover Police Department Service Calls Made in June 2020

By Patricia Moyer

The Andover Police Department handled 234 Calls for Service during June, including: Abandoned Vehicle: 2 Assist Citizen: 14 Civil Issue/Stand-by: 5 Criminal Mischief: 2 Criminal Threatening: 1 Dog Loose: 4 Domestic Dispute Neighborhood Disputes: 3 Noise Disturbance: 3 Public Relations-Talk or Lecture: 1 Road Rage: 1 Suspicious Person/Vehicle/Incident: 9 Traffic Offense-Citation: 5 Traffic Offense-Warning: 16 […]

Governor Sununu Signs Bill Making Absentee Voting Easier

Pandemic concerns are now a valid reason

By Lee Wells

Voting is one of our greatest privileges and greatest responsibilities as American citizens.  It is a responsibility that we must take seriously and fulfill. However, concerns about COVID-19 make fulfilling that responsibility fraught with concern. New Hampshire is doing better than most states in this era of COVID-19, however we are not out of the […]

Homeowners – Your Only Job During a Fire is to Leave the Building

Let the experienced firefighters do the firefighting

By Chief Rene Lefebvre

Did you ever wonder why a totally sane person would enter a building that was on fire?  Perhaps some of the reasons may surprise you, though for the most part, being part of a skilled, well-equipped team is a common motivator.  Driving big trucks with red lights may also factor into it. Let’s not go […]

Town Hall Remains Closed But Accessible By Appointment

Other updates include beach, Transfer Station, water

By Marjorie M. Roy

Many people have asked when the Town Offices will reopen.  Because social distancing is so important and very difficult in small areas, the offices will remain open by appointment.  I am testing an online scheduling tool for a few weeks and if it works well, the Town Clerk-Tax Collectors office may use it, too.  Please […]

Fourth of July Events Are Cancelled, But Committee Offers Alternatives

Visit their Facebook page; pick up a program booklet

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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 […]