Andover Real Estate Transactions For April and May

By Ty Morris Realtor, Coldwell Banker Lifestyles

Five homes sold in Andover between April 16 and May 15, 2020. Donald Thompson sold 218 Currier Road to Pilot Realty LLC for $45,000. This two bedroom and one bathroom ranch sits on .76 acres and has 1,222 square feet of living space. Jane Snow represented both the buyer and the seller. Stephen Eastman sold […]

Real Estate Markets Are Remarkably Stable And Growing

Andover's sales during April match 2019 numbers

By Ty Morris

What’s happening nationally? Each state, city, and neighborhood has had different restrictions on what business is deemed essential and non-essential; therefore, the effect the coronavirus has had on the national real estate market differs tremendously. Generally speaking, the market is stable, and many insiders believe that due to the strength and stability our market has […]

Mane Street Salon Re-Opens Under Strict New Rules

Limited services, limited contact for safety

By Charlie Darling
Mane Street Salon Re-Opens Under Strict New Rules

On May 1 the state announced Stay At Home 2.0, allowing for a partial re-opening of some businesses. My first thought was of Mane Street Salon: Seeing one of Andover’s busiest and friendliest establishments sitting dark every time I drove through town had been a painful and too-frequent reminder of the wrenching changes we’ve all […]

State’s Reopening Guidelines Challenge Businesses to be Creative

Safety measures place financial burden on owners

By Shelley Geoghegan
State’s Reopening Guidelines Challenge Businesses to be Creative

With the beginning of the State of New Hampshire’s phased reopening starting in May, the process of opening a business isn’t as simple as turning the key in the lock and welcoming people back in. There are safety guidelines that must be adhered to, for which the business owner bears the financial, and time, burden. […]

Cleanup Effort Attracts 72 Volunteers and Nets 155 Bags of Trash

Andover's first Earth Day Roadside Clean-Up a success

By Larry Chase, Andover Community Hub

Responding to Andover’s first Earth Day Roadside Clean-up, 27 individual and team efforts, involving 72 participants in all, signed up to clear the town’s highways and byways of accumulated trash during a five-day effort between April 22 and 26 (which included Earth Day itself, April 25). Organized by the husband-and-wife team of Ty and Samantha […]

Andover Featured Prominently in Spring Kearsarge Magazine

Solar, the Hub, and history highlighted

By Charlie Darling, Beacon volunteer
Andover Featured Prominently in Spring Kearsarge Magazine

Thanks very much, Kearsarge Magazine, for the focus on Andover in your Spring 2020 issue!  For our readers who haven’t seen a copy, it contains: “Here Comes the Sun,” a five-page article explaining the benefits of renewable solar energy and featuring six color photographs of solar installations, five of them taken in Andover. “More than […]

Our Community Says “Thank You!”

It is presumptuous of the Beacon to speak for the people of Andover, which is why we never do. But in this extraordinary time, we’re making an exception. On behalf of the community of Andover, the entire Beacon team says “Thank you!” … to everyone on the front lines keeping us all safe and well […]

Town Administrator Gives Updates on Town Preparedness

Residents are asked to limit contact with Town employees

By Marjorie Roy

As you know, with the President’s declaration of a National Emergency and the Governor’s declaration of a State of Emergency regarding the COVID-19 cornonavirus pandemic on Friday, March 13, the Town Office has been closed to the public.  This world health crisis has activated Andover’s emergency management planning for the protection and wellness of our […]

KLS Community Food Pantry Is Open to Andover Residents

Perishable and nonperishable food, and household items

Press release

The Kearsarge Lake Sunapee (KLS) Community Food Pantry serves 11 towns, including Andover, Wilmot, Springfield, Salisbury, and Danbury. They would like to make residents of their service area aware that they are open for those who have a need during this difficult time. The KLS Community Food Pantry is open twice weekly:  Wednesday from 5:30 […]

Local Businesses Take Measures to Operate Safely and Stay Open

Difficulty obtaining cleaning supplies is a common theme

By Jeffrey Dickinson
Local Businesses Take Measures to Operate Safely and Stay Open

To understand the local impact of the COVID-19 pandemic and resulting suspension of most public gatherings and many commercial establishments, a sample of the businesses still operating were interviewed.  The owners and management reflected on the current business and social environment while providing a glimpse into their operations. All the businesses have taken steps to […]

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