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 […]

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! […]

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