Success of 2022 Town Meeting Attributed to all Players

Thank you to voters, volunteers, officials, others

By Stuart Green and Lee Wells

Marked ballots have been securely sealed up.  Other election materials: unused ballots, check-lists, and tally sheets have also been securely stored. Newly elected officials have been sworn in, and budget numbers have been adjusted: another successful Town Election and Meeting have been wrapped up. None of this would happen without the commitment and dedication from […]

Andover Voters Approve Town and School Budgets at 2022 Meetings

Pursuit of SB2 nixed by straw vote

By Donna Duclos

On March 7 and 8, in slightly less than three hours, Andover residents voted to spend $8,397,508 for the School District and the Town budgets. With possibly 50 residents attending the School District annual meeting on March 7, the School Board’s budget of $6,333,987 passed on a voice vote.  We did learn that the state […]

Andover Service Club

The Andover Service Club is an all-volunteer, 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization of (approximately) 50 women from Andover and neighboring communities.  Its mission is to be of service to the people of the community and the State and to broaden and strengthen the social and intellectual life of its members.  Although our general monthly meetings and usual […]

Sunapee-Ragged-Kearsarge (SRK) Greenway

The Sunapee-Ragged-Kearsarge Greenway Coalition (SRKG) was founded in 1993. It is an all-volunteer, non-profit organization to promote hiking and land conservation. A 75-mile hiking trail forming a loop known as the SRK Greenway was built to link the most prominent peaks in the area – Mount Sunapee, Ragged Mountain, and Mount Kearsarge. The SRK Greenway […]

Lions Club

Formed in November of 1954, the mission of the Andover Lions Club is to provide assistance to people in need, specifically those who are visually or hearing impaired. We sponsor projects that benefit the community and improve the lives of those citizens in need in Andover, Danbury, Salisbury, and Wilmot. Eye care and hearing aids […]

Kearsarge Neighborhood Partners (KNP)

Kearsarge Neighborhood Partners (KNP) is a non-profit organization dedicated to building a community where neighbors help each other flourish.  Partnering with local entities such as Warner Connects, Kearsarge Regional Ecumenical Ministries (KREM), town welfare offices, Colby-Sawyer College, food resources, the Andover Hub, and the New London Hospital, KNP seeks to address some of the root […]

Andover Energy Group

Andover Town Meeting in March 2017 approved air-based heat pumps and solar panels for the Town Offices building to save energy and lower costs for the Town and improve the building’s working environment.  The heat pumps were installed in April 2017 and the solar system began generating at the end of October 2017.    The solar […]

The Andover Beacon

Despite the many challenges we all faced in 2021, The Andover Beacon delivered another 11 issues at no charge to every mailing address in Andover … our 17th year of uninterrupted service to our community! More than just a monthly newspaper, the Beacon also provides the community with a robust website at — including […]

American Legion Crosby Gilbert Post 101

Crosby/Gilbert Post 101 of the American Legion was chartered in Andover in the year 1947.  The Post was very active for a number of years.  As with other organizations, it went into decline with a loss of membership.   In the year 2015, with the help and guidance of the state American Legion, the Post became […]

Town Meetings Require Public’s Attendance and Cooperation

Fines used to be assessed for missing meetings

By Marjorie Roy

Did you know that in colonial times there were mandatory weekly town meetings? When the people decided town meetings should be less frequent, they became monthly mandatory meetings. Eventually, annual town meetings were instituted, but they were still mandatory and one’s absence resulted in a fine.  As town meetings evolved and colonists became more empowered […]