Does Your Project Require a Building Permit?

Most construction projects in Andover do.

By Jim Danforth, Andover Selectman

In Andover, there are three primary reasons behind the requirement to apply for a building permit: to ensure that the proposed project complies with the Town of Andover Zoning Ordinance to ensure that the assessors are aware of the potential change in property value caused by the construction activity to maintain an accurate record of […]

Andover EMS Needs a New Tool to Aid CPR

Andover EMS Needs a New Tool to Aid CPR

911 emergency medical calls are made for many reasons. Our volunteer emergency medical technicians (EMTs) never really know when or for what reason their pagers may be activated. Of all the reasons, few can match the urgency for a sudden cardiac arrest – when the heart unexpectedly stops pumping and thus blood circulation stops. A […]

Andover Transfer Station Preparing for New Recycling Push

SSR, or something like it, arrives soon.

By Charlie Darling, Beacon staff

With the Concord trash co-operative having bailed out of its years-long single-stream recycling (SSR) plans last year, the Andover Board of Selectmen and Transfer Station Supervisor Reggie Roy have been hard at work trying to find another solution that will be right for Andover. In the coming weeks, you should begin to see the fruits […]

Andover Fire Department Raffling a Kayak

Stop by the tent on the Village Green.

By Rene Lefebvre, Chief, Andover Fire Department

July is a very good month. The sun is warm, many are enjoying vacations, and the Andover Fire Department gets to enjoy our Fourth of July activities and our barbeque. The spirit of our nation’s birth is renewed, and Andover celebrates the holiday with grace and pride. My thinking, however, has been moving beyond just […]

Invasive Knotweed Discovered at Transfer Station

Be careful how you deal with it

By Mary Anne Broshek, Andover Conservation Commission
Invasive Knotweed Discovered at Transfer Station

Japanese Knotweed is found throughout Andover, and it is important that we start controlling it. Japanese Knotweed is an invasive plant in New Hampshire and cannot be tossed in the compost/plant debris pile. Invasive species in the United States are a problem that costs somewhere in the range of $138 billion annually to control. The […]

Conservation Commission Launches “Taking Action for Wildlife”

Program kicks off on June 19 with loons.

Press release
Conservation Commission Launches “Taking Action for Wildlife”

The Andover Conservation Commission (ACC), in collaboration with several other state and local organizations, will launch a summer-long “Taking Action for Wildlife” program with two public events in June, and continuing with additional activities in July, August and September. Photo Exhibit to Highlight the Wildlife of Andover Got bears in your backyard? Critters in your […]

Big Plans for Fourth of July Celebration

Four marching bands, huge flea market, fireworks, and more

By Judy Perreault, Fourth of July Committee

Speaking of the Concord Coach … I’ll never forget one year, when Dick Marvin was going to ride in the Concord Coach. He was in western dress, carrying a gun, and waiting by the side of the road for the coach at an intersection near Potter Place. It happened that a National Guard convey was […]

Register Now for the Firecracker 5K

Race on the Rail Trail on the Fourth of July

By Brian Reynolds, FNRT

As part of Andover’s Fourth of July festivities, the Friends of the Northern Rail Trail will be holding the Firecracker 5K starting at Blackwater Park at 9 AM. The Firecracker is a flat, fast 5K on the rail trail starting at Blackwater Park and heading east out to near Switch Road and back. It is […]

Fourth of July Fundraising is in Full Swing

Community continues its tradition of support

By Judy Perreault, Fourth of July Committee

Once again Andover and friends reaffirmed its commitment to the Fourth of July Celebration with their generous donations. We don’t have all the figures in as yet, but the preliminary count looks good. We have had some substantial donations from folks that have second homes in Andover, and also from our appeal in The Andover […]

Andover EMS Raising Funds for Automatic CPR

Machine saved two lives in first month in Salisbury

By Rene Lefebvre, Andover EMS

As I have stated in previous articles, you cannot like to be a fireman, the job requires passion. That same statement is also true for Emergency Medical Technicians. The job requires hours of training, tons of testing, and intense commitment to the people you help. EMTs have a tremendous opportunity to make a positive difference […]

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