The Rest of the Town Report

Reports from local committees and non-profits

By Compiled by Charlie Darling

To save time and money by reducing the size of the Town’s annual Andover Town Report, the Beacon has agreed to publish 2018 reports submitted by organizations that serve Andover. Long reports have been edited to about 250 words. The Andover Beacon In many ways, 2018 was another successful year for The Andover Beacon — […]

At the Polls on March 12 – Meet the Candidates

By Edited by Mary Anne Broshek

Select Board 3 Year Term – Vote for 1 James Delaney, Sr. I am running for re-election as your Selectman. A little history for those of you who don’t know me: In the 1980′s, I served one term on the school board and I was also the Recreation Director; I spent two terms on the […]

Andover Budget Committee Recommends 2.5% Increase

By Ed Hiller for the Andover Budget Committee

The Andover Budget Committee recommends budgets for 2019 (net of expenses that are funded by non-tax sources) are as follows:       The total of the net budgets recommended for 2019 is $7,931,984.  This is an increase in budgetary spending to be funded by taxes over the previous year of $196,673 (up 2.5%), What […]

Annual Report of Andover Select Board

By Andover Select Board

Volunteers are the backbone of any small town, and Andover is no exception. We would like to thank all of the many people who give their time to serve on the boards and committees necessary to run our town; all of the people who take care of the parks and ball field, keep the skating […]

Budget Reflects Improvements to Town Health and Safety

By Selectboard

This year’s budget represents a big step forward in areas that will improve the health and safety of the residents of Andover. 2019 is the first full year of a new contract for emergency medical services (EMS) with the city of Franklin. Franklin will provide day time coverage 7 days a week for $80,000 per […]

Warrant Articles for 2019 Town Meeting  With Explanations

By Selectboard

  Choose Town Officers To choose all necessary Town Officers for the ensuing year. (By ballot vote during polling hours.) Operating Budget To see if the town will vote to raise and appropriate the sum of $1,849,388 for general municipal operations. This article does not include appropriations contained in special or individual articles addressed separately. […]

Andover Town Meeting Held During “Nor’easter”

Voters nix some articles

By Steve Foley

As the weather forecast began predicting that a “nor’easter would hit the region on the annual Town Meeting Day in New Hampshire, the state Attorney General and Secretary of State were quick to remind towns that it is against the law to postpone town meetings due to weather. The polls opened at 11 AM and […]

Town Meetings Vote to Increase Net Appropriations by 2.9% over 2017

By Ed Hiller, Budget Committee

This article was updated on March 23, 2018 The 2018 annual meetings of the Town of Andover, the Andover School District and the Andover Fire District voted to raise and appropriate their budgets for the coming year.  The total appropriations (net of pass-throughs) are $7,735,311, up $220,126 over last year, an increase of 2.9%. The […]

2018 Candidates for Town Offices

Know about the candidates before you vote!

By Edited by Mary Anne Broshek

Selectman- Vote for 1, three year term Leonard (Lenny) Caron I am running for the Selectmen seat, and I think that I can do some good for our town.  This year will make 30 years that I’ve lived in Andover. I’ve raised a family here and now they’re raising families here. I’m a grandfather of […]

Recommended Budgets for 2018 Down 1.9%

By Ed Hiller, Andover Budget Committee

The Andover Budget Committee recommended budgets for 2018 (net of appropriations that are funded by non-tax sources) are as follows: Net 2017 2018 change pct Tax Rate Appropriations change School $5,335,215 $5,476,537 $141,322 2.6% $0.55 Town $2,046,894 $1,763,103 -$283,791 -13.9% -$1.10 Fire $133,076 $134,671 $1,595 1.2% $0.01 TOTAL $7,515,185 $7,374,311 -$140,874 -1.9% -$0.54 The total […]

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