Once in a Decade Opportunity

Townwide Opinion Survey Coming in November

By Jacob Gilman

A survey is coming! This survey is truly a once in a decade opportunity for you to shape our town’s future through updating the Master Plan. Our “Andover Master Plan” is a powerful vision statement of how we, as townspeople, wish our town to be in the future. It will be used to steer our […]

Area Cooks Share Recipes: Chicken with Cheese, Spices, and Brandy

Recipe found in Roemertopf, the Clay-pot Cookbook

By Ken Wells
Area Cooks Share Recipes: Chicken with Cheese, Spices, and Brandy

An ancient recipe, rediscovered About the time that the Egyptians were building the Great Pyramids, the Etruscans, living along the Italian coast just north of the future site of Rome, devised what I think may be the very best way to cook a bird. They used an unglazed terra cotta pot with a lid, presoaked […]

Andover Conservation Commission — August 8, 2023

Lee Wells, Andover Conservation Commission Condensed from approved mintes

Condensed from approved minutes The Conservation Commission, along with Jeff Dickinson of the Water District, met to discuss the two town-owned properties on Bradley Lake and how we should proceed on these properties. The Town acquired the properties for back taxes and the idea of putting them into conservation was brought up at a late-1990s […]

Neighbors Share Recipes: Shaker Pickles

Shake your way to great pickles

By Lorna Carlisle
Neighbors Share Recipes: Shaker Pickles

These are not called Shaker Pickles because of the religious group, but because you shake the jar for seven days. I don’t like to process in a hot water bath because I think the pickles become soft. I like crunchy!  Shaker Pickles 1 gallon sliced cucumbers (about 7–8, depending on size) 3 cups white vinegar […]

Neighbors Share Recipes: Roasted Red Pepper and Eggplant Bruschetta

This easy spread makes a wonderful everyday appetizer, and is perfect for gatherings

By Lorna Carlisle
Neighbors Share Recipes: Roasted Red Pepper and Eggplant Bruschetta

Roasted Red Pepper and Eggplant Bruschetta 4 red bell peppers (about 1 1/2 lbs.) 2 large eggplants   (2–3 lbs.) 2–3 fresh garlic cloves 1/4 cup olive oil 2 large ripe tomatoes 3–4 Tbsp. fresh basil 1 small red onion 1/2 cup shredded mozzarella 2–4 Tbsp. balsamic or red wine vinegar 1–2 tsp. salt 1/2 […]

Andover Police Department Service Calls during July


By Pat Moyer

The Andover Police Department handled 281 Calls for Service during July 2023 including: Animal Stray: 1 Beach Patrol: 42 Civil Issue/Stand-by: 1 Dog Loose: 1 Good Morning Andover: 29 Illegal Dumping: 1 Manner of Operation: 4 Parking Violation: 43 Road Rage: 1 Stalking: 1 Suspicious Person/Vehicle/Incident: 5 Theft: 4 Traffic Accident: 4 Traffic Offense/Citation: 7 […]

400+ Attendees at Andover Fire Department Chicken BBQ 

Chief Lefebvre honored with granite bench for East Station

By Meghan Barton
400+ Attendees at Andover Fire Department Chicken BBQ 

We can’t even begin to tell you how thankful we are! Saturday, July 26, may very well be one of the best barbecues ever. If our estimations are correct, we had over 400 people for the 40th Annual Andover Fire Department Chicken BBQ dinner. Days of preparation that week were needed for the dinner. Our […]

Commercial and Light Business Zone Makes Sense

Future plans need to address housing

By Ken wells

The 2013 Master Plan called for the creation of  a “commercial and light industrial “ (C&I) zone in Andover. Why would anybody want this? There are several reasons the creation of a C&I business zone made sense to the 2013 Master Planning committee. First, it makes some sense to cluster newly constructed businesses together, rather […]

Town Website Continues to be Updated and Improved

Email notifications are available with sign-up

By Kimverley Brown Edellmann

During quieter moments, we continue to put more work into the Town website with the goal of making it a great resource for everyone. When we add content, we can have the website send email notifications to those who want them. Residents can choose to be notified about different types of website content, such as […]