Beacon Continues to Print Thanks to Concerned Citizens and Revitalized Board

It takes a community to support a free newspaper

By Board of Directors

Many of you may have heard rumors that the Beacon was going to stop being published after the February issue. That was a distinct possibility based on a report to the Beacon’s Board of Directors, created by Board member Charlie Darling (former editor and publisher) and Shelley Geoghegan (current editor and publisher), that showed the […]

Police Department Offers “Good Morning, Andover” Program

Checks on safety of enrolled individuals

By Joe Mahoney
Police Department Offers “Good Morning, Andover” Program

This service is designed to check the safety and welfare of elderly or handicapped individuals within our community who live alone or have special needs. When a person decides to enroll in this program, the person will sign a contract agreeing to phone the Andover Police Department each day, Monday through Friday, between the hours […]

Andover’s New Town Administrator Believes in Service and Perseverance

Kimberley Edelmann has municipal government experience

By Shelley Geoghegan
Andover’s New Town Administrator Believes in Service and Perseverance

Kimberley Edelmann comes to her new position as Andover’s Town Administrator with 14 years of municipal government experience as well as over 30 years of experience in the computer industry in the USA and Europe. She is all about service and persistence, with a strong support ethic. Challenges do not phase her. She feels the […]

Andover Fire Chief Rene Lefebvre Retires After 49 Years in Service

Deputy Chief Stephen Barton, Sr. steps up as Chief

By Meghan Barton
Andover Fire Chief Rene Lefebvre Retires After 49 Years in Service

We would like to announce the retirement of Fire Chief Rene Lefebvre after 49 years in the Fire Service. We are excited for Chief Lefebvre, and his wife Sharon, to finally have a little quiet time together. In 1978, Chief Lefebvre joined the East Andover Fire Department, after serving on the Franklin Fire Department since […]

Deputy Moderator Reports That Andover’s Election Went Smoothly

48 volunteers helped with variety of tasks

By Lee Wells

Despite concerns from the press and the government that the General Election could be facing a “heightened threat” on Election Day, everything in Andover went smoothly and uneventfully! It takes a lot of people to make an election run smoothly. Our election went well, thanks to the efforts of our Town Clerk, Board of Selectmen, […]

Planning Board Needs Part-Time Recording Secretary

Pay rate is $18 per hour

By Donna Duclos

The Town of Andover seeks a part-time Recording Secretary to take meeting minutes for the town’s Planning Board (PB).  The person would be required to cover two-hour public meetings in person on the second and fourth Tuesdays of the month throughout the year.   Duties also will include working with the PB Administrator to update the […]

Candidate Statement – Dr. Tom Sherman – Governor

By Dr. Tom Sherman
Candidate Statement – Dr. Tom Sherman – Governor

I am Dr. Tom Sherman, a State Senator from the Seacoast and the Democratic nominee for Governor. I found my passion for service when I was working as an EMT during high school. That passion for service has fueled my career as a doctor and as a legislator.  Over the course of 35 years as […]

Candidate Statement – Lorna Carlisle – State Representative Merrimack 5

By Lorna Carlisle
Candidate Statement – Lorna Carlisle – State Representative Merrimack 5

I am Lorna Carlisle, and I am running for one of the two positions for District 5 (Andover, Danbury, Hill, Salisbury, and Webster).  I was in sales my entire career.  My skills at negotiating, listening, innovating, etc. will be essential for work as a State Representative. (I retired in 2021.)  This is a critical time […]

Candidate Statement – Alvin See – State Representative Merrimack District 26

By Alvin See
Candidate Statement – Alvin See – State Representative Merrimack District 26

I am Alvin See and am running for State Representative in District 26. I am currently serving on the Loudon Zoning Board. When elected, I will be a conservative voice for the citizens of this district. Inflation is one of the many concerning issues affecting citizens this year, with huge increases in the prices for […]

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