You Can Now Register Your Boat in Andover

2013 dog licenses due

By Joanna Sumner, Town Clerk

We can now register boats at the Andover Town Clerk’s office. After many delays, much training, and new software from Avitar, we are ready to go. We are hoping that this will be a good revenue source for the Town. People do not have to live in town to register their boats here. Boats that […]

Swap Event at Transfer Station Returns for Another Year

Second Saturday, May through October, 8 to noon

By Ken Tripp, for the Beacon
Swap Event at Transfer Station Returns for Another Year

Saturday, May 11, will be the first swap event of the year. The swap is held at the Transfer Station and runs from May through October on the second Saturday of every month. The third Saturday of the month is the rain date. The swap runs from 8 AM to noon. We start cleaning up […]

Four Marching Bands on Tap for Fourth of July Parade

"Fairy Tales" is the theme for parade floats.

By Judy Perreault, Fourth of July Committee

“Fairy Tales” is the Fourth of July theme for 2013. For various reasons, we couldn’t manage a town voting this year, so the committee picked the theme. It is one that, in the past, has received numerous votes. There are many ways to portray this theme. We hope to see many creative floats in the […]

Andover Fire Department Trains in Empty Proctor Building

Andover Fire Department Trains in Empty Proctor Building

Training is one of the best tools we have to learn new skills and improve the ones we have. Training needs to accomplish the goals of the task, but it also must be informative, interesting, and hopefully fun. That is an easy statement to make, but one that in real life is more difficult to […]

National Emergency Medical Services Week

May 19 through May 25

  May 19 through May 25 is a great time to thank all the people our community relies upon for help when the unthinkable happens: our fire departments, police department, and – in honor of National EMS Week – the Andover EMS team, whose members we list below. Andover EMS Team EMS Chief John Kinney, […]

Town Clerk’s Office Closed for Two Days in May

Also: Property tax prepayment; dog tags; state park plates

By Joanna Sumner, Town Clerk and Tax Collector

The Town Clerk’s office will be closed on Wednesday, May 22, as both Wanda and I will be attending a training session offered by the state Department of Motor Vehicles. We will also be closed on Monday, May 27, in observance of Memorial Day. We will be open as usual on the last Saturday of […]

You Need a Fire Extinguisher on Every Floor

By Rene Lefebvre, Chief, AFD

As I sit to write this, the weather people are predicting a foot of snow. This late in the season, I like to watch the snow melt and go to sugar houses. Though I very much look forward to snow in the fall, by April I am ready to take the snowplow off the tractor […]

Fourth of July Committee Kicks Off Fundraising for 2013

Fireworks, bands depend on donations

By Judy Perreault, Fourth of July Committee

Spring is officially here, but there is snow on the ground. Those hot July days seem very far away, but not for the Fourth of July Committee. We have been meeting all year to work out all the details of being a Town committee. With most of that behind us, we are turning our attention […]