Andover Police Department Service Calls — December 

By Pat Moyer, as approved by Chief Mahoney

Andover Police Department handled 203 Calls for Service during December 2023, Including: Ambulance: 3 Animal Livestock Complaint: 1 Animal Wild: 1 Assist Ambulance/Rescue: 4 Assist Citizen: 18 Assist Police: 3 Civil Stand-by: 3 Dog Loose: 2 Road Hazard/Obstruction: 9 Suspicious Person/Vehicle/Incident: 4 Traffic Offense-Citation: 8 Traffic Offense-Warning: 34 Welfare Check: 3 Arrests or Must-Appear Summons […]

Neighbors Share Favorite Recipes – Macaroon Cookies

This family favorite is easy to make

By Lorna Carlisle
Neighbors Share Favorite Recipes – Macaroon Cookies

Coconut Macaroons 1 pkg (14 oz) flaked coconut (I used sweetened) 2/3 cup sugar 6 tablespoons flour ¼ teaspoon salt 4 egg whites (lightly beaten) 1 teaspoon almond extract 1 pkg (8 squares) Baker’s semi-sweet baking chocolate, melted (I used dark chocolate chips) Mix coconut, sugar, flour, and salt in a large bowl. Stir in […]

Select Board Announces Resignation of Town Administrator

Kimberley Edelmann played crucial role in many areas

By Dana Swenson

On October 26, 2023, the Select Board reluctantly accepted the resignation letter of Kimberley Edelmann as the Town Administrator. During her tenure, Kimberley played a crucial role in regenerating the Town’s policies, managing its day-to-day operations, and representing the community in various capacities. Kimberley resigned for personal reasons and Andover now faces the task of […]

Highway Garage Construction Project Reaches Milestone

Topping-off ceremony held November 20

By Dana Swenson
Highway Garage Construction Project Reaches Milestone

In a significant step toward the completion of the Highway Department garage, a topping-off ceremony was held on November 20. The event marked the placement of the final structural element, symbolizing the project’s progress and a significant achievement for the community. Select Board members, construction workers, and community members gathered to witness the culmination of […]

Area Cooks Share Recipes: Mushroom Linguine

Cooks can experiment with variations to dish

By Ken Wells
Area Cooks Share Recipes: Mushroom Linguine

Creamy Mushroom Linguine This dish can be prepared quickly from common ingredients that are available year-round. It’s a flexible recipe that can be a good starting point for your own experimental variations. Linguine is wider and has a “meatier” texture than spaghetti, but try it with other types of pasta. Linguine, or other pasta Fresh […]

Andover School Board meeting minutes

Press release

Andover School Board Meeting  October 3, 2023 Condensed from approved minutes: The  meeting was called to order at 5:30 PM by Board Chair, Aimee Menard. Board Members Present: Kayla Chandler, Aimee Menard, Dan Newton Administration Present: Dennis Audet, Kathleen Boucher, Hilary Denoncourt, Dennis Dobe, Catherine Masterson, Beth Page, Randy Wormald Public Present: Donna Crisp Duclos […]

Secretary of State Announces Date of Presidential Primary

Tuesday, January 23; AE/MS, 8 AM - 7 PM

By Lee Wells

The 2024 Primary is coming! New Hampshire’s Secretary of State must know that the deadline for submitting articles to the Beacon is the 15th, so he announced today, November 15, as I write this article, that the New Hampshire Presidential Primary will be on January 23, 2024. Not only is it our civic duty to […]

Andover Highway Department Update on New Building

Ready for superstructure to be set

By Les Fenton
Andover Highway Department Update on New Building

The construction progress for the new municipal facility has advanced to the point of being ready for the superstructure to be set. Delivery of the shell and structural steel will be Thursday, November 16, 2023, and the base, binder course of pavement is to be set on Friday, November 17, 2023, (weather permitting). The concrete […]

Area Cooks Share Recipes: Braised Lamb Shanks

Made from lamb purchased from Cedartree Farm

By Mario Ratzki
Area Cooks Share Recipes: Braised Lamb Shanks

3 lbs. lamb shank.  (We bought ours from Cedartree Farm) For the marinade: 2 cloves garlic 2 anchovies or anchovy paste 2 tbsp. Dijon  mustard ( preferably Maille) 1/2 tbsp. fresh chopped rosemary 1 tsp. thyme Salt/pepper to taste. 1/4 cup olive oil Mix all ingredients together in a paste.  Pat shank dry.  Apply paste […]

Area Cooks Share Recipes: Hermit Cookies

Cook shares favorite America's Test Kitchen recipe

By Lorna Carlisle
Area Cooks Share Recipes: Hermit Cookies

HERMIT COOKIES (America’s Test Kitchen recipe).  Makes about 20 cookies 1 cup raisins 2 tbsp. crystallized ginger, finely chopped 8 tbsp. unsalted butter 1 tsp. ground cinnamon ¼ tsp. ground allspice 2 cups all-purpose flour ½ tsp. baking soda ½ tsp. salt ¾ cup (5 ¼ ounces) packed dark brown sugar ½ cup molasses (mild […]

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