Local Farm Stands and Farmers’ Markets Offer Fresh Options

Some sell handcrafted goods and flowers

By Staff Writer
Local Farm Stands and Farmers’ Markets Offer Fresh Options

Summer in New Hampshire brings an abundance of fresh fruits and vegetables, not to mention locally raised meats and poultry, home baked goods, honey, and maple syrup (from the earlier sugar run in late winter), all available at Farmers’ Markets and Farm Stands found in almost every town in the area. Below are a few […]

Fire Department Barbecue Offers Homemade Food and Company

Also looking for volunteers; training offered

By Jake Otis

The Andover Fire Department’s annual chicken barbecue is right around the corner! This is our favorite time of the year as we get to have a large amount of our community members all in one place. We all join together for a night of great food and company. If you love BBQ chicken, baked beans, […]

Town Administrator Names Summer the “Committee Season”

Outlines committees’ activities and goals

By Kimberley Brown Edelmann

In terms of Town Municipal Governments, summer is often a fairly quiet period. This is in comparison to the busy budget season in the fall, town meeting preparation season in the winter, and the post town meeting reporting season in the spring. This summer could be nicknamed committee season, as we will have three new […]

Andover Conservation Commission – Minutes, May 18, 2023

By Lee Wells

Members present: Tina Cotton, Jerry Hersey, Sooze Hodgeson, Nancy Robart, Nancy Teach, Lee Wells Also attending: Donna Duclos 1. Surveyor for the McDonough Property  Nancy Teach contacted two surveyors who were recommended by Ausbon Sargent Land Preservation Trust (ASLPT): Central Land Surveying from Bristol, Colin Brown — estimate $2500; Pierre Bedard from New London — […]

Andover Police Department Service Calls for May 2023

By Patricia Moyer, for Chief Mahoney

The Andover Police Department handled 246 Calls for Service during May 2023 including: Abandoned Vehicle: 3 Assist Citizen: 12 Assist Social Service Agencies: 2 Good Morning Andover: 33 Juvenile Runaway: 1 Liquor Law Violations: 1 Manner of Operation: 4 Road Hazard/Obstruction: 10 School Walk-Through: 15 Suspicious Person/Vehicle/Incident: 4 Theft: 3 Traffic Accident: 2 Traffic Offense  […]

Pet of the Month — Georgie Girl

78-pound Labrador Retriever

By Marie Nardino and Bill Radzelovage
Pet of the Month — Georgie Girl

The Beacon is introducing a new monthly feature — Pup of the Month! Acknowledge your favorite pup (any age) by submitting a brief bio and a photo or two. See our launch below. “Hey There, Georgy Girl” (from The Seekers, 1967): So, we traveled down to Georgia in September 2021 to belatedly celebrate the wedding […]

Firefighter Recognizes Past Members with Flags Placed on Graves

Volunteers helped to identify former members

By Meghan Barton
Firefighter Recognizes Past Members with Flags Placed on Graves

On Memorial Day, Firefighter Jeff Miller recognized past members of the Andover Emergency Services by placing fire department flags on their graves in our Andover and East Andover cemeteries. FF Miller started his research by asking community members, as well as by searching old documents, to find former members of the Andover Fire Department, East […]

Andover Conservation Commission —  Minutes, May 3, 2023

Members present: Jenny Bodwell, Tina Cotton, Sooze Hodgson, Nancy Robart, Jesse Schust, Nancy Teach, Lee Wells Also attending: Donna Duclos Tina was voted in as a full member. Minutes: approval by unanimous vote. Dyer’s Crossing/McDonough lot  We will refer to it as McDonough Parcel. We will contact Colin Brown in Bristol for surveying. ASLPT  Roundtable […]

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