Andover Fire Department Needs Volunteer EMTs and Firefighters

The Andover Fire Department is looking for people who would like to join their friends and neighbors as firefighters and Emergency Medical Technicians (EMTs) in Andover. We will train you to be a firefighter, EMT, or both.  We need reasonably healthy men and women who would like to be part of an outstanding team that […]

Fire Chief Explains Use of “Fire Car” Recently Seen Around Andover

Also known as an Incident Command System

By Rene LeFebvre

You may have seen the “fire car” in town in the past several weeks and wondered what it is used for and what is in it for equipment.  The car serves many purposes; however there are two primary tasks: a tool box, and a command center on wheels. Some of the tools we keep are […]

Andover Police Department, August 2021

By Patricia Moyer

The Andover Police Department handled 252 calls for service during August, including: Assist Citizen: 20 Assist Ambulance/Rescue: 6 Civil Issue/Stand-by: 2 Dog Loose: 4 Domestic Dispute: 1 Parking Violation: 2 Road Hazard/Obstruction: 3 Suspicious Circumstance: 5 Theft: 3 Traffic Accident: 6 Traffic Citation: 7 Traffic Warning: 63   Arrests Aaron Kendrick, 31, Andover: False Imprisonment, […]

Andover Police Department, April through July 2021

By Patricia Moyer

The Andover Police Department handled 1,002 calls for service during April, May, June, and July, including: 911 Hang-Up: 3 Animal Wild: 5 Assist Citizen: 42 Assist Motorist: 14 Assist Police: 19 Civil Issue/Stand-by: 8 Dog Loose: 16 Domestic Dispute: 5 Manner of Operation: 16 Neighborhood Dispute: 3 Parking Violation: 16 Road Hazard/Obstruction: 10 Suspicious Circumstances: […]

Andover’s 79th Annual Fireworks Display Entrances Crowd

Flag Raised by American Legion Post 101

By Andover Fourth of July Committee
Andover’s 79th Annual Fireworks Display Entrances Crowd

Flash! Bang! Boom! Oohs and aahs from the crowd!  Say hello and goodbye to Andover’s 79th annual fireworks display. This one was one for the record books. We were there. We hope you were, too.  After we handed out glow sticks to the children, we stood side by side with our fellow citizens to commemorate […]

Cemetery Committee Asks Visitors to Drive with Care

Markers help keep cars off graves

By Andover Cemetery Trustees
Cemetery Committee Asks Visitors to Drive with Care

Over the years as people have driven through the cemeteries, there has been a natural tendency to hug the side of the roadway and cut the corners at the curves. There is not much of a shoulder between the road and the grave plots. The roadways are narrow, and cars are drifting toward the edges […]

Andover Town Clerk Bonnie Wesley Bids a Fond Farewell

Retirement plans include books and travel

By Bonnie Wesley

In November of 2014, I became Deputy Town Clerk/Tax Collector for the people of Andover, working under the tutelage of Joanna Sumner. Joanna retired in August 2018, and I became Interim Town Clerk/Tax Collector until the elections of March 2019.  Thankfully, you voted me into that position. I have truly loved working for you.  Over […]

Drive-Through Barbecue Offers All the Favorites

Normalcy starting to return to gatherings

By Rene Lefebvre

There seems to be a bit of freshness in the air this summer. I think it comes from the freedom we are all experiencing in our everyday lives with COVID-19 coming under control.  Thanks to the unseen people who developed the vaccines we needed and the medical teams who distributed them, we are starting to […]

No Fourth of July Celebration, but Maybe Fireworks

Plans underway for 2022

Press release

Here we come again, around to another Fourth of July with no celebration.  If we were fortunate enough to have, the event it would be the 79th Andover celebration.  Unfortunately, that is not in the cards for this year, but next Fourth the committee promises an event like no other! The year 1942 was not […]

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