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This report looks at all the posts for the last 90 days. It shows which posts are featured on which days (starting with today and looking ahead forever) so you can be sure we have enough but not too much to feature on a given day.

You can also check for these other errors:

  • A Featured post that has no dates
  • A post that has a date but is not marked Featured
  • A post that is not Featured, but should be. (In general, only obituaries and minutes wouldn’t be featured.)

ERRORS: Featured, But No Date(s)

ERRORS: One or More Date(s), But Not Featured

Featured-Thru Report

Feat StartThru Title
true 12/13/19 Andover Historical Society's Lull House Gets a New Life
true 12/13/19 Andover Hub Offers Second Paint & Sip Event
true 12/14/19 Lee Ford, December 3, 2019
true 12/14/19 Pastor John Wagner Announces His Upcoming Retirement
true 12/15/19 Through the Reading Glasses December 2019
true 12/15/19 Andover Library New Acquisitions, November, 2019
true 12/15/19 Bachelder Library New Acquisitions November 2019
true 12/16/19 The Andover Community Hub Initiates Campaign
true 12/16/19 FloorCraft's Wilmot Warehouse Destroyed by Fire
true 12/16/19 Andover Historical Society Thankful for Donated Improvements
true 12/16/19 Author Tom Farmen Gives Book Signing at Bachelder Library
true 12/17/19 Tax Guide Article
true 12/18/19 Andover Service Clubs Pie Sale A Sweet Success
true 12/18/19 Andover Students Recognized by Proctor Athletics
true 12/18/19 News from East Andover Village Preschool
true 12/18/19 Ongoing Transmission Line Maintenance
true 12/18/19 Historical Society Wins Award
true 12/18/19 Winter Athletics Season at Proctor is in Full Swing
true 12/20/19 The Coffeehouse Offers "Local Color" in Next Three Concerts
true 12/21/19 Andover Thrift & Gift Shop Features January Artisans
true 12/22/19 Christmas at South Danbury Christian Church
true 12/24/19 Andover Food Pantry
true 1/3/20 First Friday Films Begin in January
true 1/15/20 Toxic bacteria in Hopkins Pond
true 1/16/20 2nd Kearsarge Area Senior Luncheon Coming
true 1/20/20 Clifford Visits the AE/MS Book Fair
true 1/20/20 Selecting Books at the AE/MS Book Fair
true 1/21/20 Last Chance to Register To Vote or Change Party Affiliation
true 1/25/20 Announcements From Town Clerk's Office
true 1/25/20 Art Salon at the Hub
true 1/31/20 Positions for Town Ballot Elections 2020
true 1/31/20 Wanted: Candidates For Town Boards And Committees
true 2/2/20 Anyone Can Write a Warrant Article for Town Meeting or School District Meeting
false Have You Forgotten Something?
false Vicki S Workman, December 1, 2019
false FNRT-MC Board Meeting Minutes, November 20, 2019
false Elbow Pond Road Re-Opens
false Andover Real Estate Transactions October and November
false Andover Conservation Committee Final Minutes, October 8, 2019
false Andover Planning Board Approved Minutes, October 8, 2019
false Andover Select Board Approved Minutes, October 21, 2019
false Andover School Board Approved Minutes, October 2, 2019
false Andover Police Department Report for October 2019
false Proctor's Fall Jazz/Rock Performance
false Students Return from Proctor's Ocean Classroom
false Turkey Spotted Out Behind AE/MS!
false AEMS Students Have Literary Scavenger Hunt
false Charlie in Montreal
false What's Happening In Wilmot this December?
false Franklin VNA & Hospice Provides Grief Support Options
false VNA Tips to Stay Healthy This Winter
false December/January Events at Wilmot Library
false Tips to Protect Your Skin This Winter
false COA's Chapin Senior Center January Programs
false Lake Sunapee VNA Hospice Team Holds Dinner
false New London Hospital Appoints New EMS Director
false Chapin Senior Center December Programs
false Pemigewasset Choral Society Upcoming Events
false Jean I. Bezon, November 8, 2019
false Edward C Hall, November 7, 2019
false James Henry Angwin, October 23, 2019
false Franklin VNA & Hospice Honors Veterans
false Luca D'Italia Promoted to Vice President of Independence Financial Advisors
false Franklin Savings Bank Announces Minimum Wage Increases to $15
false Andover Recreation Committee Approved Minutes, November 11, 2019
false A Friday Evening at the Andover Coffeehouse
false Holiday Book Selection for Bachelder Library Book Club
false Enjoy a Holiday Concert at Center for the Arts First Friday
false Ledyard National Bank Recognized as Healthy Workplace
false Logging on Tucker Mountain Road
false Report from Concord, October 2019
false Appreciating Andover
false Enforce Immigration Laws
false Andover Select Board Approved Minutes October 7, 2019
false Report from Town Clerk
false Andover School Board Minutes, September 3, 2019
false Andover Conservation Commission Final Minutes, September 11, 2019
false Andover Conservation Commission Special Meeting Minutes August 22, 2019
false Andover Conservation Commission, Final Minutes, August 14, 2019
false Andover Planning Board Approved Minutes, September 24, 2019
false Andover Planning Board Approved Minutes, September 10, 2019
false Selectboard Minutes, September 16, 2019
false Andover Police Department Report for September 2019
false Richard Gerard Williams, October 13, 2019
false Leslie Martin Ford, October 8, 2019
false Stan Smith, September 5, 2019
false FNRT-MC's Annual Meeting Minutes, October 16, 2019
false Nicy C Ladd, September 19, 2019
false Andover Conservation Commission Approved Minutes July 17, 2019
false Selectboard Approved Minutes September 4, 2019
false Andover Planning Board Approved Minutes, 8/13/19
false Andover School Board Approved Minutes, August 13, 2019
false Selectboard Approved Minutes, August 5, 2019
false Kearsarge Regional Middle School Debuts Four New Scoreboards
false FNRT-MC Draft Minutes of Board Meeting September 18, 2019
false Nora (Quinlan) Waystack, August 27, 2019
false Robert "Bob" Flint, Sr., September 14, 2019
false Robert W. McClellan, September 9, 2019
false Leo A. McKenna, August 26, 2019
false The Black Heritage Trail of New Hampshire Hosts Jean Bosco Rutagengwa
false Chapin Senior Center - October 2019 Program List
false Lake Sunapee VNA Summer Party Supports Staff Education
false Local Artists Featured at Open Studio Tour

Guidelines for Picking a “Featured Thru” Date

Don’t Feature

In general, these types of articles aren’t worth featuring. But any time you think an exception is justified for a particular article, that’s fine!

  1. Letters, Op-Eds, and Minutes of any kind
  2. Events in the past that didn’t happen in Andover
  3. General news from organizations that aren’t in Andover
  4. Obituaries of people who never lived in Andover (unless the service is in the future and is in an area church)

Inflexible Dates

Articles that are about an event, a deadline, an effective date, etc. that is in the future should always be featured, and picking the Featured Thru (FT) is pretty much inflexible:

  1. If the article is about an event, etc. that takes place in the future, then the FT date should be the date of the event. But if there’s a “sign-up-by” date for the event, then FT should be the sign-up-by date instead of the event date.
  2. If the article is about multiple events in the future, then FT should be the earliest date (or sign-up-by date) of all the events.

Flexible Dates

Everything else that’s not covered above can be featured, but you’ll want to pick each article’s FT based not on anything in the article, but based on the current array of FT dates in this report. (In other words, these featured articles act as “filler” to keep the front page of the website looking fresh.)

The goals in selecting flexible dates are:

  1. To have at least one article assigned to every day over the next couple of weeks so that we know the front page of the website will never be exactly the same two days in a row.
  2. To have no more than about 3 or 4 articles assigned to a given date (if possible), so every featured article gets to appear in the featured section for at least 2 or 3 days.

That said, there are a few things to consider that will help you pick the best date for a given article:

  1. If any days in the next two weeks have no articles featured, then assign this article to the first date that has no articles.
  2. Otherwise, if the article is about an event in the past, assign it to the first available day that doesn’t already have 3 or 4 articles assigned to it.
  3. Otherwise, if it’s early in the content cycle, pick the day that currently has the fewest articles assigned to it.
  4. As it gets later in the content cycle, consider selecting the next day beyond the most distant day that currently has an article assigned to it.

Problem Solving

  1. If you’ve already got 3 or 4 articles featured on a given date, and now you need to add another because its FT is inflexible, then look at the others for that date. If one of them has a flexible FT date, then change it to a different flexible FT date (click the article’s link; change the date; Update; refresh this FT report). If they’re all inflexible dates, then consider moving the least important one a day or two later (or even earlier, if you have to).
  2. If you need to “unfeature” an article, for whatever reason, you can’t just delete its FT date (long story … don’t ask). Instead, change its FT date to 1/1/01, which means its window to be featured has passed (years ago!).