What’s in a Label?

By Lorna Carlisle

When you’re shopping, there can be an overwhelming amount of information (and disinformation) on the product label. Chickens used to spend their entire life in a cage with no room to stretch and move about. They were treated as “egg laying machines” and not as sentient beings. I have raised chickens most of my life […]

Two Andover highway projects get “green lights”

Press release

The New Hampshire Department of Transportation has formal approval for the complete replacement of two major state highway bridges in Andover. They are the Route 11 bridge near Dyer’s Crossing in East Andover, and the Route 4 bridge over the Blackwater River near the Andover/Salisbury town line. The November 7 meeting between the Bridge Commissioners […]

Kimberley Edelmann Thanks Andover Residents for their Kind Interactions

Reflects on positive changes implemented

By Kimberley Brown Edelmann

During the Select Board meeting of October 26, 2023, I provided two weeks written notice that I would be ending my employment with the Town. My last day working in the office was November 9. As I stated in the meeting, I enjoyed my time working for the residents of Andover. I had the opportunity […]

Master Plan Survey Offers Residents Chance to Give Feedback

Scan the QR code to visit the Town site

By Ken Wells
Master Plan Survey Offers Residents Chance to Give Feedback

Andover’s Master Plan subcommittee of the Planning Board met on October 14, to finalize the public opinion survey going out to Andover residents in November. You can participate in this survey by scanning the QR code shown in this article, or on the postcard delivered to every Andover mailbox, or by picking up a hard […]

Andover Select Board Seeks Volunteers for New Recycling Committee

Press release

Notice to Andover residents: The Andover Select Board is forming a new Recycling Committee. We need volunteers to join in this effort. If you are interested, please contact Roland Carter through the Town Office. Thank you for your interest and participation. 

Local Cooks Share Recipes: Bourbon Pecan Pie

Wells family holiday favorite

By Ken Wells
Local Cooks Share Recipes: Bourbon Pecan Pie

This has become a Wells family holiday favorite, adapted from our North Carolina friend’s recipe, whose family made theirs for many generations from the huge old “PEA-can” tree in their front yard. Sadly, the grand old tree blew down in a hurricane a few years back, but you can make sure the recipe lives on! […]

Donors Enable Department to Update Tools

Time to inspect detectors

By Jake Otis
Donors Enable Department to Update Tools

As a fire department, we have many tools in our tool box. They range from screw guns to thermal imaging cameras, from air packs to extrication tools. All these tools need to be kept up to date and maintained.  The extrication tools that the Andover Fire Department have had were purchased through fundraising over 25 […]

Touch-a-Truck a Great Success

October is Fire Safety Prevention month

By Meghan Barton
Touch-a-Truck a Great Success

October 15 was a great day to hold our second annual Touch-a-Truck event at the Main Street Fire Station. Many of our local agencies came to show our kids the great apparatus and equipment that we have to offer: fire trucks, ambulances, police cars, loaders, grader, dump trucks, plow truck, boat, utv, snowmobile, command vehicle, […]

Recollection of Turkey Day in 1962 Brings Warm Memories

Recipe for stuffing with clams and water chestnuts

By Ken Wells

When I was the youngest member of my family (besides my brother, who was an infant), I was fortunate to have a full complement of four living great-grandparents. My great-gramma Niemeyer was commander of the kitchen on the morning of our annual Thanksgiving Day feast and would chuckle and laugh as she put everyone to […]

Andover School Board Minutes — September 5, 2023

Condensed from approved minutes. Board members present: Kayla Chandler, Steve Chella, Dan Newton Administration present: Dennis Audet, Hilary Denoncourt, Dennis Dobe, Catherine Masterson, Beth Page, Randy Wormaid Public present: None.   Public Hearing: boiler. Motion to approve the release of $37,013 for costs associated with the boiler replacement. A 50 percent deposit is in place, […]

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