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 (Andover-NH.gov) 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 […]

Andover Planning Board Minutes – February 25, 2020

By Lisa Meier

Members present: Nancy Teach, Chair; Art Urie, Vice-Chair; Randy Monti; John Hodgson, Dave Powers, Dave Blinn, Ex-Officio and Donna Duclos, Alternate Also present for duration of appropriate item: Pat Moyer, Planning & Zoning Administrator, Jacquelyn O’Donohue and her children; Joe and Malora Rice Teach opened the meeting at 7 PM. Minutes of 01-28-2020 Unanimous – […]

Andover’s Fourth of July Celebration Has Been Cancelled

COVID makes it too risky; plans under way for 2021

Press release

  The Andover Fourth of July Committee, sad to say, has decided to cancel this year’s Fourth of July celebration due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The reasoning for cancelling is the unnecessary risk. At a normal event, we would have police, fire and other safety measures in place. But none of these will protect us […]

Andover Fire Department Responds To Salisbury House Fire

Two die; Firefighter Escapes Serious Injury

By Rene Lefebvre

It would be a profound understatement to say we are living in very crazy times. Likely, you have read enough about COVID-19 to last a lifetime. I will only say that your fire department has changed the way we operate with the goal of keeping you and our staff safe. We are a very “out […]