Electric Rates to Increase 17% After November 1

Due to natural gas price spike

Press release

New Hampshire Electric Cooperative’s (NHEC) Board of Directors has approved changes to the Co-op Power rate and Regional Access Charge, which will result in an overall bill increase for most residential members of about 17%, or $17.19. The new rates will take effect with bills rendered on or after November 1. The Co-op Power portion […]

Drake’s Place Eatery and Market Opens at 46 Main Street

Indoor farmers market, local foods, beer and wine

By Shelley Geoghegan
Drake’s Place Eatery and Market Opens at 46 Main Street

When The Kitchen restaurant announced it would be leaving Andover, there was a town-wide groan of dismay. But it didn’t take long for another restaurant to fill the empty spot at 46 Main Street.  Drake’s Place Eatery and Market opened its doors on September 10 and has been busy serving a menu of “farm to […]

Electric Vehicles Can Help Shape the Future of Andover

Market share and affordability will grow

By Ken Wells

When I was a science teacher, my students and I built a competition Electric Vehicle (EV) based on a Ford Ranger 4×4 and campaigned it very successfully in the American Tour de Sol from about 2002 to 2008. The yellow truck (named “Woodstock” after Snoopy’s little bird friend) was equipped with solar panels that worked […]

Local Calls Will Soon Require Area Code

Get ready to update your cell phone’s contact list

By Beacon staff
Local Calls Will Soon Require Area Code

Beginning on Sunday, October 24, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) mandates a change in the way you dial local calls in 36 states, including New Hampshire. Starting on that date, you’ll never again dial just seven digits (i.e. 735-6099 for the Beacon). Instead, you must dial the area code plus the telephone number for all […]

Andover Conservation Commission Explains Its Purpose

Charged with protecting natural resources

Press release

Shawn Upton has joined the Andover Conservation Commission (ACC), filling the last remaining seat (of seven) on the Commission. Shawn is an active fisherman and hunter and brings that perspective to ACC. Copies of Merrimack County Local Food Guide 2021 are available for free at the Andover Public Library and the Bachelder Library. The Guide […]

Andover Real Estate Transactions September 2021

Lull in summer activity, stronger fall projected

By Ty Morris

One home sold on the MLS in Andover this month. Carol Meyers sold 31 Elkins Hill Road to Jason Thompson for $340,000. This three bedroom, one and a half bathroom ranch with an attached one-car garage sits on 2.09 acres. Ed Kinzer of Coldwell Banker Lifestyles represented the sellers and Amber Rejdych of BHHS Verani […]

New Penacook Shopping Center to Feature Market Basket in 2022

Located just outside of Boscawen near I93

Press release
New Penacook Shopping Center to Feature Market Basket in 2022

Interchange Development LLC announces the construction of “Merchants Way”, a new Market Basket anchored shopping center conveniently located adjacent to Interstate 93 Exit 17 in the Penacook area of Concord New Hampshire. The first phase of Merchants Way will include a new 80,741 square foot Market Basket supermarket, 22,500 square feet of attached retail space, […]

Climate Change Report Confirms Irrefutable Truths

Andover already sees the effects

By Ken Wells

Note from the Editor: In the coming months, the Beacon will attempt to collect articles with facts about how climate change is impacting Andover, its citizens, businesses, environment, ecology, agriculture, and tourism. In addition to articles, we also welcome letters that adhere to our Letters policy at AndoverBeacon.com/Letters.  If you have an idea for an […]

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