Library Invites Public to Say Goodbye to Librarian 

Press release

Priscilla Poulin, the Librarian at the Andover Library, is retiring after 16 years! Stop in to say hello to Priscilla, celebrate her career at the Andover Public Library, and enjoy some donuts and coffee on Saturday, October 29, from 11 AM – noon at the Andover Public Library.

Emergency Energy Bill Passes Legislature; Help Available This Winter

From the NHEC October Newsletter

Press release

In the October newsletter from the New Hampshire Electric Co-op, the lead article informs the public about recent legislation regarding help with energy costs this winter. As part of a bill passed by the New Hampshire Legislature and signed by Governor Sununu last month, $35 million in funding for emergency energy assistance will be available […]

State Issues Cyanobacteria Bloom Advisory for Hopkins Pond

Advisory in effect until bloom has subsided

Press release

 A cyanobacteria bloom has been observed on Hopkins Pond (Adder Pond) in Andover. The bloom was first observed on October 1, appearing as a cloudy brown color in the water. By October 6, green surface streaks appeared near the shoreline. Samples collected and reviewed  revealed cyanobacteria (Chrysosporum) in concentrations up to 3.1 million cells/mL in […]

League of Women Voters Explains Two Ballot Questions

They do not take a position on either question

Press release

Two questions will be on the November 8 ballot statewide. The League of Women Voters New Hampshire, a non-partisan grassroots organization, offers this explanation to help voters understand the questions and decide how to vote. We do not take a position on either question. Question 1 The intent of this question is to amend the […]

Ballot Offers Two Votes for District 5 State Representative

Bring ID to polls; absentee voting

By Lee Wells

The election is on Tuesday, November 8, at Andover Elementary/Middle School. The polls will open at 8 AM and will close at 7 PM. Be sure to vote. Democracy works best when everyone votes. Do your homework and be an informed voter.  Read the candidate statements in the Beacon.  Check out the sample ballot in […]

Deborah Aylward – Candidate for State Rep Merrimack 5

By Deborah Aylward

For anyone worried about paying skyrocketing energy prices, shopping for out-of-sight groceries, or opening their property tax bill, the question is: Whom do you trust to represent you and your community in the legislature to make life better than it is today? Having a proven record of achieving excellence on behalf of the people served, […]

Dan Innis – Candidate for New Hampshire State Senator

By Dan Innis
Dan Innis – Candidate for New Hampshire State Senator

My name is Dan Innis. I am a businessperson, professor of Marketing and Hospitality Management at the University of New Hampshire (UNH), entrepreneur, and owner of Trails End Farm in Bradford. I am also the former Dean of the Paul College of Business and Economics at UNH, and I have founded, owned, and operated several […]

Candidate Statement – Richard Lobban for State Senator (Dem)

By Dr. Richard Lobban
Candidate Statement – Richard Lobban for State Senator (Dem)

I am glad to present some of my background and visions as a Candidate for New Hampshire Senate District 7. I was trained in Biology and Anthropology, and I have taught in a variety of schools, colleges, and universities around the world. Education provides security, mobility, and empowerment to serve the citizens of New Hampshire. […]

Louise Andrus – Candidate for State Rep Merrimack District 5

Louise Andrus – Candidate for State Rep Merrimack District 5

I am a native New Hampshire conservative candidate and the incumbent in the House of  Representatives for Merrimack County District 1, Andover, Danbury, Salisbury (one seat). Due to redistricting, I will now be a candidate for District 5, Andover, Danbury, Hill, Salisbury, and Webster (two seats). I am not a politician, rather I work for […]